How to Overcome Ministry Loneliness

How to Overcome Ministry Loneliness

How to Overcome Ministry Loneliness

When we talk about ministry loneliness, I am directly challenging the false assumption that Christian ministers should isolate themselves. Since I am a Christian serving in vocational ministry, I’m referring to this subject from the vantage point of “we” and “us,” since I have learned to overcome ministry loneliness after years of loneliness, isolation, burnout, lack of accountability and simply hiding from others. For the sake and length of this post, I’ll spare you that story for now. If you are interested in hearing more about my story, I’d love to share it at another time (message me or share in comments if you’d like me to write about that).Read More…

How Sitting is Killing Us

How Sitting is Killing Us

Is your weekly sermon prep killing you? Your ministry job may be killing you–literally. The work you do for God and to support your family may possibly remove you from them sooner than you think. This is an article on how sitting on the job reduces longevity. In other words, how sitting is killing us. There are physiological reasons why our office jobs could lead to an earlier death. To be honest, I don’t want to be “that guy” who became so lethargic and out of shape that I’m no longer fruitful and effective for the Kingdom of God.Read More…

Kickstarter | Spread the Word

Kickstarter Church Leaders Campfire

We want to help church leaders and their spouses around the world become resilient and healthy.

Please engage with us as we seek to develop ebooks, courses, tools, books, conferences, consulting and a membership site.

I currently serve in the National Guard, pastor a church, and perform odd jobs to make ends meet which pull me away from what I believe is God’s calling on my family’s life. If I reach my Christian Kickstarter (also here at Kickstarter) goal, I am going to focus maximum time, energy and effort into my project and end my ancillary obligations (while remain pastoring). These proceeds will purchase equipment, themes, software, and plugins necessary to launch this startup.

As a way of showing our gratitude for your donation of $17 USD or above, for a limited time until March 2015, we are giving away a free copy of our first ebook, “Plan to Produce Fruit: Your Guide to Healthy and Resilient Ministry.”

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How Do Pastors Make Decisions?

How Do Pastors Make Decisions

How Do Pastors Make Decisions?

If you’ve ever wondered how do pastors make decisions and how did they arrive at the conclusions they did, there’s an important article for you to read. This article is from Pastor John MacArthur, who outlines the basic premises necessary for any Christian to make God-honoring decisions. You can find it here. After you’ve read that excellent article, come back here and put your church leadership lenses on. Then join this campfire to read on.Read More…

Defining Leadership Activity

Defining Leadership Activity

Defining Leadership Activity

So… what do YOU do? It’s a fair question most people end up asking each other in social settings. When we are in church settings however, that question can often times become more difficult to answer. How do we measure or quantify what we do? Especially when planning out a new church plant or business, or even starting a family, defining leadership activity becomes a core essential in establishing your leadership. So, church leader, what do you do? As soon as possible, define what you DO and what you DON’T DO. Read More…