Cyd Holsclaw

IMG_2745Cyd Holsclaw found an hour to escape from the rigors of her bivocational life as a home schooling mother to talk with us about preaching at Life on the Vine Christian Community in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Cyd talks about her own rhythms for sermon preparation, the particular structure for sermons they use at Life on the Vine, and her journey into discovering her calling to preach.

Resources and links mentioned:
Blue Letter Bible
Jan Johnson
Cyd’s blog

About Cyd

Cyd Holsclaw is a co-pastor and member of the preaching team at Life on the Vine in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Her husband, Geoff Holsclaw, also serves as a co-pastor at Life on the Vine, and together they have two sons. Cyd also serves on the board for the Ecclesia Network.




  1. Preachers: Develop Your Ideas into Sermons for the Missional Church | V3 Church Planting Movement - November 3, 2014

    […] Some like to stick with a defined structure for every sermon, though not a specific three point outline. My favorite example of this comes from my friends at Life on the Vine near Chicago. Though they have a team of preachers that regularly rotates on Sundays, they all use the same four part structure for their sermons. JR Woodward blogged some notes about this structure from a presentation by David Fitch several years ago, or you can hear it described more in depth in this SermonSmith interview with Cyd Holsclaw. […]

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