5 Steps to the Personal Retreat Day You Need

Do you ever feel like the urgent is crowding out the important? Like there’s so many things that have to be kept up with that you just can’t seem to get ahead? I do. Everybody does. I often talk with other pastors about how ministry is a “black hole” where there’s always more you could do.Continue reading “5 Steps to the Personal Retreat Day You Need”

How Do People Really Grow Spiritually? (Lessons from Move)

Every pastor wonders how much difference he is making. I’m no different. I want to know to what degree my personal ministry, as well as our church’s ministry, is really helping people grow in their faith. I ask questions like: Are we truly making disciples or are we just keeping people active? Does activity/participation =Continue reading “How Do People Really Grow Spiritually? (Lessons from Move)”

Top 10 Resources for Pastors & Church Planters

I was recently asked by a pastor friend to recommend my top 10 most influential resources for pastors, church planters, or those aspiring to high-level ministry leadership. He wasn’t looking for explicitly theological resources as much as tools that explore ministry design, pastoral leadership, and developing a disciple-making ministry. While a number of these resources flowContinue reading “Top 10 Resources for Pastors & Church Planters”

10 Lesser-Known Apps That Improve Productivity for Ministry

I love learning from other people, and I especially like getting behind-the-scenes looks at how they do what they do. I have a folder on my computer where I’ve kept examples of people’s weekly schedules. I love asking other pastors about how they do sermon prep. It’s fascinating to ask people what their typical dayContinue reading “10 Lesser-Known Apps That Improve Productivity for Ministry”