Preaching – The One Thing in Two Parts (according to Andy Stanley)

Andy Stanley

“Andy Stanley refuses to stand up and preach until he knows the answer to two questions. He reveals these questions in his newest book, Communicating For a Change, which is co-authored with Lane Jones. The questions are (drum roll, please!) . . . 

1. What is the one thing I want my audience to know? 

2. What do I want them to do about it?

Andy writes: “Those are two frustrating questions. I have pushed back from my computer on many occasions thinking I’m finished with my prep, when it occurs to me I have three pages of outline but I don’t have an answer for those two questions” (p. 104).”

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About Chris Gensheer

Husband and father of four, living in Mansfield, TX, serving as Lead Pastor of Christ Church Mansfield. Connect with us at I also provide research and social media consulting work for other pastors, churches, and ministry leaders. Contact me at for more.

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