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Sermon Prep Involves Time, Work, And Prayer – Eric Cartier

By January 5, 2022No Comments

“A message born in the mind reaches the mind, but a message born in the heart reaches people’s hearts.” Eric Cartier invites us into his study and shares his sermon preparation routine with the attendees at our recent in-person training weekend in Colorado Springs

Sermon prep takes time, work, and prayer

Spend time in the text for yourself

Develop a routine for sermon prep

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Meet with Jesus

Pastor Eric Cartier believes the Lord’s house should be one of prayer and that the Bible should be taught verse-by-verse. His desire is to lead by example, to be a disciple, to make disciples, and to share God’s loving kindness with others.

Born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, Eric attended Applegate Christian Fellowship and came to know the Lord 28 years ago. Through teachings at Applegate and Calvary Bible College, God began to equip him for a life of ministry.

In March 2000, he accepted a permanent position with Rocky Mountain Calvary in Colorado Springs, Colorado that grew into overseeing and ministering to both teenagers and young adults. After five years of service, he accepted the position of senior pastor.

Eric is devoted to his beautiful wife of more than 10 years, Amber, and their three daughters. When he isn’t spending time with his family and serving the fellowship, he likes to hike, bike, snowboard, and camp – anything outdoors. Eric’s encouragement to new believers? “Commit to being in the Word and prayer.”

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