Looking Back at 2009 and Plans for 2010

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Let us look back at 2009. What did we accomplish?

We did a number of new things in 2009.  I think we have taken a strong step towards being more than a blog, but being a full scale ministry of support to preachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Web Seminars. We created and presented a number of free webseminars.  They were: Preaching in the African American Tradition, Sermon Planning, Ending the Sermon Right, The Four Waves of Biblical Exegesis, Using Logos Bible Software in Exegesis, Overview of the Supercharge Your Sermons System, and Affiliate Marketing for Online Ministries.  We plan to offer these and a few more in the coming year.
  • Free E-book, You Can Preach.  We created a website entitled YouCanPreach.Com to give away our free ebook.  We have no idea how many of these we have given away to this point, but we now can keep some tabs on the number we have given to help preachers.
  • Free E-book, Preaching in the Black Tradition.  We have given away a number of these e-books and still give it away from time to time.  If you register for one of our web seminars you can gain access to it now.  This is another free e-book that SoulPreaching.Com has made available to help preachers.
  • Updated the Free website SoulPreaching.Com.  This is our base of operations.  Here any can access free reflections on preaching with an emphasis on African American Preaching.
  • Continued Publishing our Free Web Magazine The Soul Preacher.  This email magazine has been answering questions sent in by readers.   It is the official organ of Soul Preaching Ministries.
  • Some Free Phone and Email Preaching Consultation.  We have had the opportunity to support and aid some preachers in construction of their sermons.  This has been very gratifying.  Due to financial constraints we have not been able to do this as much as we would like, but a few have been helped by this services.
  • Continued the Free Audio Updates to SoulPreaching.Com.  Some have really enjoyed this aspect of SoulPreaching that we have done on occasions.
  • Created a Free FaceBook Group site.  We interact with readers at that site.  On occasion our website has been down and that site has helped us to keep our readers informed of when the site would be back up.   You can join that group by clicking here.
  • Free ebook entitled An Overview of the Supercharge Your Sermons System.  This gave the funamentals of our preaching system.
  • Totally Overhauled the WebSite.  Our new look SoulPreaching.Com of Fall 2009 has been verrryyy successful.  We see that members are staying on the site much longer than any of our previous sites.
  • Supercharge Your Sermons System.  We have created the only interdenominational African American Preaching Course delivered totally over the web.  The course is no longer open to new students, but we will open it again in the fall.   Thank you to those who have supported this by becoming paid students of the program.
  • EBook Sales.  This has been the bread and butter that has paid for many of our expenses.  We have recently discontined them however and will create some CDs and Paperback books to replace them.

Plans for 2010

OK, what do we plan to do in the incoming year?

  • Update SoulPreaching.com 3-5 times a week. We have had times where we would update one or two times a week. We want to get it up to 3 times.
  • Emagazine Soul Preacher will be updated 2 times a month. This is highly dependent on interest from others, but we hope to update this two times a month.
  • Update Audio One time a Week. We have done it infrequently, but we are planning to do one audio a week in the coming year.
  • Web Seminars.  We plan to present 12 webseminars this year.
  • EMagazine Membership Drive. We have desired to give away free books to our members. We will plan to have two contests of some sort to give away some books and increase the size of our EMagazine circulation.
  • Create a Paperback Book. We plan to create a paperback book that will be available on Amazon.Com in the coming months.
  • Note Free Preaching Course. Due to the success of Supercharge Your Sermons, we plan to create and deliver a web course on preaching without notes. This will be a paid course and should be available in early March or late February.
  • Web Media Blitz. We plan to do some web advertising that will include purchasing advertising on other web media outlets. This is a major initiative where we are seeking to take SoulPreaching.Com to the next level.
  • Online Preachers Conference.  I have had thoughts about this for a while, and hope to make SoulPreaching.Com the driving force behind an all online preaching conference this year.

That is a lot to do. I think it can be done. I thank you for your interest in SoulPreaching, SuperchargeYourSermons, and our Audio. Hold on to your seats, we are kicking it up in the coming year as we seek to make 2010 our best year yet!

Special Note of Thanks.  I really wish to thank those who have supported the ministry by their purchases.  You have made this work possible. We do not receive support from any ecclesial organization, so if it weren’t for you, we would not be in business. Once again thank you.

And to all of my readers, I pray God continue to bless us all as we move into 2010 that it may be the greatest year yet.

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Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.

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