Category: Ministry Skills

Fruitfulness and effectiveness for God’s kingdom can be elusive or even paralyzing without proper systems in place for these vital ministry skills. Discover how to level up on your ministry skills. Here, we discuss productivity, time management, communication, strategy, and customer service skills.

From Busy to Reverence

From Busy to Reverence

How to Move From Busy to Reverence when anyone asks, “Hey, are you busy right now?”

Oh. Wow. How should I respond to that?

Many things occupy our attention and can distract us from what is most important – taking care of the people we serve. In addition to serving my family, I currently serve as a Chaplain at a hospital. One of their Core Values is Reverence – “We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.” How can we move from busy to reverence?

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Rallying Armies for God’s Mission

Rallying Armies for God’s Mission

Discovering the Source for Where the Church Draws Its #Strength and #Unity

Last Sunday, I mused while in our worship service about the rallying armies to battle in ancient times. As we consider the purpose of our worship services, and what we are trying to accomplish in them, I think we will all agree our purpose is to “equip the saints for their ministry” (Ephesians 4:16).  Our Lord Jesus Christ has a mission for His Church: “Make disciples, baptizing… teaching to obey…” (Matthew 28).

How do you lead hundreds of people who come from different IQ’s, EQ’s, character, spiritual journeys, circumstances, economic status, vocations, stressors, family dynamics, musical preferences, spatial needs, attention spans, experiences, races, genders, learning styles, motivations, mental capacities and physical needs and turn them into a single, unified people ready to obey God’s Word and carry out His mission of disciple-making?

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End of Life Toolbox – Honor Loved Ones, Be the Hero

End of Life Toolbox – Honor Loved Ones, Be the Hero

Why an End of Life Toolbox?

As a Pastor, you encounter people who need care because they just lost a loved one. Our End of Life Toolbox is a vital tool in helping you provide and perform this most important event in the lives of families. In my experience, most pastors don’t leave seminary with any sense of how to conduct them. I went through Bible college and seminary, and even military Chaplain training, but it wasn’t until I served as a Funeral Director and Mortician that I learned this most critical art. Furthermore, how do you multitask when there are multiple occurrences of death at the same time?

I’ve created a resource for you on how to conduct funerals, memorial services, celebrations of life and gravesides. The resource is called the “End of Life Toolbox.”

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Productive Pastor in 7 Days Challenge

Productive Pastor in 7 Days Challenge

Become a more productive Pastor in 7 days with me

Want to be a more productive pastor? Through our new friends, MinistryLibrary.com, we’re joining a unique online challenge for busy pastors… LIKE YOU!!!

It’s a 7-day productivity challenge focusing on:

  • TIME MANAGEMENT – We all have 24 hours but some do more with theirs.
  • ENERGY MANAGEMENT – Energy not time is your most valuable resource.
  • LEVERAGED LEADERSHIP – Make the most impact with your time.
  • DELEGATION – 10 proven steps to delegating effectively.

Its 100% FREE but sign-ups will be closing soon!

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Practicing Biblical Stewardship

Practicing Biblical Stewardship

“‘Well done, good and faithful servant… Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matt 25:21 NIV) What’s in the middle of that verse? You know, the ellipsis (…)? Answering this question sums up the content of this post about practicing Biblical stewardship. It isn’t just about the cliché time, talents and treasure.

“You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.”

Stewardship is honoring God and holding ourselves accountable for the human, financial and natural resources entrusted to our care.

God blesses us with authority in His future Kingdom when we are responsible stewards in this life.

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Church Leaders Campfire Restored!

Church Leaders Campfire Restored!

We are back up and running after several months of website challenges and trials.

We apologize for any malware you may have received as a result of some WordPress plugin problems we’ve been having, but the problem has been identified and eliminated. We can honestly say, “Church Leaders Campfire Restored!”

We do not anticipate any problems in the future, but always say things like that with the honest caveat of

May you enjoy favor in God’s eyes tonight and for the rest of this week.

Thank you,

Neil Schultz

Best platform for your personality & communication style?

Best platform for your personality & communication style?

What’s YOUR Best Platform type?

You may have heard by now, but my friend Jeff Goins is teaching a free video series on what it takes to use your message to find your first 1000 followers and making your first $1000.

Thousands of people are taking advantage of this, but I didn’t want you to miss it.

Jeff just released the second video in the series, and you won’t want to miss this (or the first video, which I recommend you go back and watch).

Tune in here: 

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How to Find 1000 True Fans

How to Find 1000 True Fans

Free Video Series

My friend Jeff Goins is teaching a free series on how he built his powerful tribe of millions of followers over the past few years, but he’s doing it in an unusual way.

Instead of telling you the things you want to hear, he’s telling you the truth. He’s not giving you a bunch of empty promises. He’s telling you how to achieve real success. It’s pretty bold.

The first video just went live today, and in this video, Jeff debunks the myth that you need a huge following to make a difference or even make a living.

Watch it here:

How to Find Your 1000 True Fans

You’ll learn:

Why 1000 true fans is better than 1 million mediocre followers
How to start getting attention online, immediately
The mindset shifts we need to start getting noticed

I hope you like this series. It’s seriously unlike anything out there I’ve ever seen.

How to Find 1000 True Fans… It’s better than having a million casual followers. Remember, Jesus spent most of His time with 12, rather than the masses.

Enjoy!

Thanks,
Neil for Church Leaders Campfire

P.S. This series is only available for a short time, so don’t wait to watch these videos. Check out the first video training here before it’s gone!

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

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?