Author: Neil Schultz

By God’s grace and for His glory, I love and lead my family of 8 into serving our Lord Jesus by helping church leaders and their spouses build healthy, resilient and productive lives, families and ministries. Connect with me! You’ll find I’m surprisingly responsive!

Build your audience with this free download

Build your audience with this free download

Tribe - Pointing to God | Church Leaders CampfireThis sounds too good to be true.

For a limited time, my friend Jeff Goins is giving a free eBook on how to build your audience called, Every Writer Needs a Tribe.

https://fz238.isrefer.com/go/ebook/a950

Now, this isn’t some short PDF “report” or white paper. It’s a full-out book that Jeff has never before released to the public. And he’s letting a handful of friends offer to their audiences for free.

Whether or not you think of yourself as a writer, this book will help you use writing to get your message out to the masses.

If you’ve felt like you have something to say but aren’t quite sure how to share it…

If social media intimidates you or technology overwhelms you…

…You’re going to love this book.

Check it out here:

https://fz238.isrefer.com/go/ebook/a950

Thanks,

Neil for Church Leaders Campfire

P.S. The book is only available for a short time, so go download it today!

https://fz238.isrefer.com/go/ebook/a950

Churches Preparing an Army

Churches Preparing an Army

We have been called to spiritual warfare.

We need to remember as churches, our job is not to collect an audience but to prepare an army.

We are in a war.

If you didn’t know that before, please consider reading Daniel 10.

For further insight and better equipping for this war, consider the following works:

  1. Spirit Warriors, by Captain Stu Weber
  2. Waking the Dead, by John Eldredge
  3. Handbook to Spiritual warfare, by Ed Murphy

Will you join me?

Pastoral Posture and Finding Your Voice

Pastoral Posture and Finding Your Voice

With such a curious title as “Pastoral Posture and Finding Your Voice,” you might ask yourself if I’m discussing a chiropractic lesson or a music performance lessons (hey, I WAS a vocal performance in opera major my first year in college!)

No, I don’t have a key insight into your back’s posture and why you might slouch while preaching a sermon. I COULD give voice lessons, but that’s not the focus of this blog. In fact, what HAS been the focus of this blog? If you’ve been following Church Leaders Campfire for about a year or more, you might find a smorgasbord of content here in the blog. That’s about to change.

I’ve been attending Michael Hyatt’s “Influence and Impact Summit” online and it HAS influenced me! Listening to @LysaTerKeurst, the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries, who shared about how my audience receives my message best. This is what I’m calling “Pastoral Posture and Finding Your Voice.” 

Basically, there are three voices a communicator can use toward their audience: 
1. “I’m the Expert” – This is the voice that says “You Should…” which is basically a lecture on what to do.
2. “I’m the Front Door” – This is the voice that says “You Could…” this is when I share what I’ve done (usually past-tense) but I’m not really sharing my current experiences (or failures for that matter).
3. “Out in the Field” – This is the voice that says “I May Be Two Steps Ahead of You, But I’m WITH YOU!” This is where you’re putting your arms around your tribe, congregation or family, and make friends with them.

Which one do you use in your family? Which voice do you use with the church you serve? What voice do you use when helping others?

Me? I sense the Lord’s leading to change the tone of Church Leaders Campfire. I’m switching the pastoral posture from an “I’m the Expert” to “Out in the Field” because I’m a multi-vocational minister who seeks to leverage the power of the internet to build friendships and network alongside with other Godly men and women for the sake of His message through me. I’ve found my voice, which is “I may be two steps ahead of you, but I’m WITH YOU!” because I’m a ministry practitioner and fellow traveler in God’s kingdom. 

Will you join me? More clarity and re-branding to come…

Question: What’s your pastoral posture and voice?

What Happened to Neil Schultz?

What Happened to Neil Schultz?

Hi. Remember me? Neil Schultz? Yes, it’s been months. There’s a story to tell here. I deeply missed you all. I missed the interactions over the phone, over Skype, over LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and email. I miss you. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with you all.

Three months ago, my family and I left the church where I served as Senior Pastor. It was not pretty. In fact, it was the result of a brutal four hour long business meeting which my wife and I were uninvited from. No defense. No voice. No opportunity to lead, love or even explain. No, there were no moral (or biblical) grounds for such treatment. No immoral internet accounts or inappropriate relationships. My preaching was solid. Relationally we tried as best we could to connect. Ultimately, it was not a good fit. Rather than get revenge or retaliate, I’ve discovered it best to take the moral high ground, forgive, and move forward with a limp as best we can. They have no idea of the damage done as a result of how hard their heated, aggressive, emotionally charged vote made our life this Summer.

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Starting and Finishing

Starting and Finishing

“Its the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

Whats most difficult about reading the Bible daily is taking it off the shelf.

Conversely, I’ve started plenty… But sometimes I’ve not known how to finish.

What have you started in your life? Did you finish?

History of Memorial Day

History of Memorial Day

History of Memorial Day

Why Learning The History of Memorial Day Appropriately Leads Us to Celebrate the Holiday Appropriately

What is the history of Memorial Day? Where did the American holiday “Memorial Day” come from? Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared it should be May 30. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery already held the remains of 20,000 Union dead and several hundred Confederate dead.

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Marketing Your Church

Marketing Your Church

Embrace This Proven, Biblical and Inexpensive Strategy for Marketing Your Church in Five Clear Steps

You want to impact lives, helping people find and then follow Jesus Christ. You want to see God grow the church you serve, but you’re one person who can’t do it all! Compounding the pain is the frustration many church leaders have of being bi-vocational, sometimes working another or two jobs on top of ministry and family. When do you have time for marketing your church?

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Worthy of Honor: A Mother’s Day Sermon

Worthy of Honor: A Mother’s Day Sermon

Looking for a Mother’s Day Sermon?

Feel free to download mine here, for free. Just click the blue button below.

This Mother’s Day sermon is adapted from an article dated February 2006, written by Nancy Campbell, the editor of Above Rubies, a magazine for strengthening families across the world.

This mother’s day sermon teaches additional sub-topics of oneness in marriage, nurturer as woman’s design, her job description as helper like God, principle of first mention, as well as singing her praises. 

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Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Why Church Leaders Should Care About Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Before we discuss this important topic of mesothelioma survival rates, please allow me to explain why this topic is being covered on a church leaders campfire blog post. The elderly comprise a large population in American churches today. Through which time period did they live in American history which affected millions of homes and are a main cause for insurance claims (medical insurance and home owner’s insurance) these past few decades? The answer and more after the Read More button.

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