I confess; I'm a manuscript preacher.
I've actually been a manuscript preacher for most of my time I've been preaching. The story most people don't know about me is from college. After giving my life to Christ I was attending a JC in San Diego. One semester I had a class that was just too tough for me; I couldn't seem to do well in it and had trouble finding motivation attending. Eventually I dropped out of my public speaking class; it was the only class I've ever dropped.
What I've learned about myself is I prefer to think off the cuff when it comes to joking and conversing with people. When it comes to matters of the Bible and Theological topics I prefer to have a guide to help me clearly communicate. For most of my life my manuscript preaching was more of a guide than a manuscript but recently I've learned how important it is to have a manuscript when you preach.
I know guys who bullet-point their message and others who use mind mapping.
How do you do it?
6/23/2013 - Neal Benson | Worship changes us from Central Peninsula Church on Vimeo.