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.”

Will you help us?

Three ways you can help:

1. Signup on our Email List (it should popup on any blog post on ChurchLeadersCampfire.com)

2. Click on one of our Kickstarter pages (here and here) to pledge/donate to help us get there!

3. Do this:

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…

Establishing Our Leadership

Establishing Our Leadership

Establishing Our Leadership

Establishing our leadership in various settings is critical if we want to succeed in our endeavors. Whether establishing our leadership with a new puppy to tell your new dog who’s Alpha, or leading your children at home, leaders set expectations and culture. In planting a new church, establishing our leadership is a fine art that needs to be set before even starting.Read More…

Join Us on Our Journey to Transform Our Worship Team

Transform Our Worship Team, SOON PLEASE!

On a Journey to Transform Our Worship Team

I am about to undergo a journey. A significant journey. As a pastor of any size church that’s been in existence for any length of time, this journey is a potentially harrowing one. I feel as if I’m a living parable of the Led Zeppelin song “Ramble On,” as:

I’ve smelled the rain, and with it pain, and it’s headed my way” and “we’ve no time to spend en route, the time has come to be gone.”

What’s the journey?Read More…