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.

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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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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Want to Shave 3 Hours a Week in Your Social Media Posting? Try CoSchedule!

Want to Shave 3 Hours a Week in Your Social Media Posting? Try CoSchedule!

CoSchedule Can Save Your Life!

I believe my time is worth something, because my time is how I spend my life. My “time” is my “life.” I AM what I DO with my time. If that’s true, then what is it worth to you to save your life? In the case of this post, what is it worth to you to save some time in your social media planning and execution?  

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3 Effective Church Planting Tips

3 Effective Church Planting Tips

Want Effective Church Planting?

When I think of effective church planting, I don’t always see myself as having been the poster child. However, through tenacity, attitude and perseverance, I learned three transferable character qualities to share with you. Unfortunately I didn’t read the amazing work of Dr. Aubrey Malphurs called “The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting” BEFORE I went into church planting. If you want to plant a church these days, you’ve got to have these three qualities in large quantities!

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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.

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Compelled to Create

Compelled to Create

Compelled to Create?

Yes, I said compelled to create. I am compelled to create. I agree with Jeff Goins in this very thought-exploding statement. I grew up very musical. I even attended San Diego State University for a year so I could study Vocal Performance in Opera. I loved every music class. That strenuous training prepared me to take the stage as a speaker as well as a singer.

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