Philip Nation tells us about how he manages weekly sermon preparation alongside a full-time job, five questions he always asks about his outline, and he’s already thinking about next week’s sermon on the way home from finishing his last sermon. And you don’t even want to know about how he spends his Tuesday lunch.
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Sermon Prep for the Bivocational Pastor
Philip serves as the Director of Adult Ministry Publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources and frequently speak at churches and conferences. He earned a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2010-2012, he was the national spokesperson for the Back to Church Sunday campaign from Outreach.
Over the years, Philip has served as a pastor, minister of education, and a church planter. Currently, he is the Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville determined to make an impact on our city and world.
He’s coauthored two books: Compelled: Living the Mission of God and Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow. Philip is also the general editor of The Mission of God Study Bible. Along the way, he has also written the small-group studies Compelled by Love: The Journey to Missional Living and Live in the Word, plus contributed to The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Lifetime.
Philip and his wife, Angie, live in Tennessee, with their two sons, Andrew and Chris.
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