Steve Carter

The Required Humility

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In this special episode of Craft and Character, Steve Carter shares why humility is the key to growing as a preacher一a reflection sparked by a conversation he had with Nancy Beach. Communicators give many reasons for neglecting their own development, but as 1 Timothy 4:14-15 reveals, honing our craft is a matter of stewardship, not just excellence.

Steve gives three practical ways to embrace humility and grow as a preacher:

  1. Development
  2. Coaching
  3. Feedback

This episode is a timely reminder that, to give ourselves wholly to the task of preaching, we must showcase a relentless consistency to get better each day as people, disciples and preachers.

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“Of all the 7 billion people walking this planet, there are a few of us entrusted with the gift to preach.”

“What separates the amateur from the professional? The professional consistently shows up.”

“We watch one of our favorite preachers and they make it look really easy. We don’t see their prep, or the required humility behind the scenes… we see the finished product.”

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Steve Carter is a renowned pastor, speaker, author, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago.

As host, Steve sits down with ministry leaders to talk about the art of mastering communication while growing in personal character.

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