Our Senior minister and I just had a long discussion about sermon length.
Some thoughts from the meeting:
1. Some of the larger denominational churches that are rapidly growing often have ministers/pastors that speak for upwards of 40-45 minutes.
2. The human mind doesn’t comprehend much past 20-25 minutes in one time frame.
3. In order to get deep into the word, you sometimes have to preach a lot longer.
4. People who get distracted/fall asleep/etc. are going to do that in a 10 minute sermon or a 50 minute sermon.
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