Time Management For Church Leaders: The Big Three

Most pastors, worship leaders, student ministry leaders and other church ministry staff are in charge of their own time.  This can be both good and bad. The scale can tip either way – all work and no play or too … Continued

Ministry Is About People

I recently read about a famous exchange from the former Southwest Airlines CEO, legendary Herb Kelleher. Kelleher asked a friend who had recently started a company, “So, how’s it going?”. The friend groaned, “Herb, I’m spending 99.9 percent of all … Continued

Being Left “Holding The Rock” (One tip to balance church work and home life)

This past week and weekend was hectic. Long days, lots of details. Forty eight invigorating hours of ministry work between Thursday evening and Sunday evening. Even when I was home, I was mentally distracted. Once the schedule came to a … Continued

Never Get Tired Of Telling Your Church These Seven Things

There was a phrase that struck a chord with me from Philippians 3:1 this morning: Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard … Continued

How “Lead Measures” Can Help Every Pastor

Pastors lead lots of paid staff and volunteers all while in the whirlwind of ministry. The intentional development and growth of ministry staff and leaders can become a burden. It’s a very pastoral thing to raise up leaders within your organization, … Continued

Eight Ways To Effectively Reach “Church Kids”

I’m not sure if there is an official definition for “church kids” but I think most local church ministry workers understand. They are a unique bunch. They most likely have families who are integrally connected to the church. They have … Continued

Is Your Church In A Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset?

I haven’t read through the whole thing, but what I read of Mindset by Carol Dweck has been really interesting.  The point behind her theory is that some people are wired to accept a challenge for the sake of learning. These … Continued

God Still Uses Summer Camps

When I listen to testimonies from faithful Christians, I almost always hear them mention at least two things: The first thing is a place.  Most often students take big steps of faith when they are at a special event. I’ve … Continued

I Find That I Keep Offering God My Service When What He Wants Is My Fellowship

“I find that I keep offering God my service when what He wants is my fellowship.” ― John Paul Warren Without deep community, ministry service will wane and become hollow. Burnout will occur.  Joy will be gone. John 15 tells us … Continued

Young Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait To Give Your Best Effort

In an older, little book called How to Have a Happy and Successful Ministry and An Active and Growing Church, David F. Cripps gave some great advice to young pastors: Do not wait until you have a church that you … Continued

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