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Welcoming Guests and First Impressions

The sermon starts in the parking lot, and the impression you make for your guests on Sunday morning during the first 10 minutes will be indelible.

Technology and The Church

Leveraging technology for ministry can be an incredible blessing. But it can also be fraught with problems and pitfalls. Learn how to use technology well.

Vision and Leadership

Our God longs for leaders to request of Him to do that which they cannot. Faith filled vision, leadership and risk are key ingredients for ministry.

Preaching and Communication

You know and understand how challenging it is to communicate. It is hard to get and capture people's attention. Learn how to communicate effectively.

Creativity and Innovation

Being creative means asking the right questions and making new associations. Discover new and creative ideas for your ministry.

Why You Should Take An Internet Vacation

Ministry and church leaders are always on call. It is challenging to simply clock out and construct boundaries around ministry.  Of course it's become even harder, if not at times impossible, with the technologies that constantly keep us connected and constantly available to others. That is why it's more important than ever to find times to unplug.

Below is an infographic that can guide you to take a tech sabbath and find a season to unplug.


Avoid The Biggest Temptation In Ministry


The biggest temptation in ministry is treating ministry merely as a numbers game.  Growth for growth sake, all the while forsaking discipleship, spiritual maturity and depth.

Dan Cathy from Chick-fil-a understood the importance of slow, steady growth when it came to building his business.

Dan Cathy -
To succeed we knew we had to start small and grow slowly. This is where so many start-up companies today make their mistake. Dreamers dream big, and they want to reach their goals quickly. There’s nothing wrong with big dreams. But my experience tells me that we’re more likely to reach our dreams if we climb with care and caution, putting one foot in front of the other. To some, this may be the biggest sacrifice of all — giving up the dream of instant “success.” (17–18)
Don't be tempted to chase and invest in the wrong things.

(ht: Vitamin Z)

How To Preach With Passion

Jonty Allcock gives some advice to aspiring - and existing - preachers. Jonty is the Pastor of Bush Hill Park Community Church based in Enfield, North London.
 

How To Know & Understand Your Mission


“I have often marveled to think that Jesus was so terrifically busy, but only with the things he was supposed to do…He was busy, but never in a way that made him frantic, anxious, irritable, proud, envious, or distracted by lesser things…Jesus knew the difference between urgent and important. He understood that all the good things he could do were not necessarily the things he ought to do…Jesus understood his mission. He was not driven by the needs of others, though he often stopped to help hurting people. He was not driven by the approval of others, though he cared deeply for the lost and the broken.”
- Kevin DeYoung-  Crazy Busy

What Is A Pastor?



Rob Pickering is the pastor of Selhurst Church in Croydon, South East London, where he serves a growing multi-cultural fellowship.
 

Jesus Didn't Do It All

“Jesus didn’t do it all. Jesus didn’t meet every need. He left people waiting in line to be healed. He left one town to preach to another. He hid away to pray. He got tired. He never interacted with the vast majority of people on the planet. He spent thirty years in training and only three years in ministry. He did not try to do it all. And yet, he did everything God asked him to do”.
- Kevin DeYoung - Crazy Busy

How To Avoid Your Biggest Time Wasters


We are called to be stewards of our time.  As a church and ministry leader, we want and need to be productive, yet here are three common time wasters that you need to be aware of and to avoid:

  • Chatting with co-workers about the latest television episodes should be saved for after work hours. 
  • Internet surfing that is not work related can take up numerous hours and kill productivity. 
  • Meetings that do not accomplish anything is not only unproductive, it can be very demoralizing.  (I think this one is the biggest culprit) 

(ht: TimeDoctor)