I definitely am a note taker, especially during the preaching/teaching part of our worship services. So often our Pastor has such good instruction from the Word that I want to keep it handy for review. I frequently use what I have been taught to teach others, that very often being my Senior High Sunday School class. The older I get, it seems, the harder it is to remember things. My memory does not serve me well anymore, so note taking is essential for me.
Another reason I like to take sermon notes is that it keeps me focused. I have found the aging process has weaken my hearing so I struggle to “listen up.” I am also very easily distracted by movement and the sights and sounds around me, so keeping my pen to the notebook helps.
At the end of each month, I file all my Organizational Journal pages (Calendar, Sermon Notes, etc.) in another small binder and accumulate for the year. Walmart has these small vinyl binders ( 7 1/4″ x 9″ x 1 1/2″) available for reasonable prices.
The sermon note form was produced on MS Word, and is available here in PDF: Sermon Note1
You may also print from Scribd below:
Again, I save a copy for my organizational binder to copy from. I do copy on both side of paper yielding 4 half pages when cut in half.