Created by Andy Stanley, this preaching outline uses a simple formula to communicate the text’s big idea in a conversational manner.
In his book, Communicating for a Change, Pastor Andy Stanley talks about using this “map” as a way to powerfully communicate a message. You can see him put this outlining method to good use in examples like Winning and Born to Run.
The Me-We-God-You-We Method has two main facets: First, it’s designed to help you communicate one big idea from a particular passage of Scripture. Second, it’s conversational, meaning that you’re connecting with your audience and engage with them in the way you would if you were talking one-on-one.
It works for a variety of topics and is especially handy in helping ensure your sermon doesn’t take on a holier-than-thou tone since you start by pinpointing your own struggles.
Here’s how you can use the Me-We-God-You-We method for your own sermons:
We’ve received permission to include this template in Sermonary and using this format is beautifully easy if you subscribe to the platform. Just open the editor, click “The Me-We-God-You-We” method and the software will walk you through the steps of outlining and writing your sermon!
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