Your Not Going Fast Enough:
Do you ever feel like you aren’t working, pastoring or leading as good as you can? Perhaps the problem is your speed.
How to Be an Effective Road Warrior
I work almost exclusively mobile. It’s part of my strategic ministry. What’s rough is learning to work when you are on the road and out of town. In either situation, the blog post gives some great tips.
Tomorrow Tonight: The Importance of Pre-Planning
How do you prepare for tomorrow? Is it when you get to the office? That my friend is a recipe for disaster. I wrote about the same issue earlier this week here.
Rich Birch on Project Management
Rich and I talk about project management and what it looks like for church leadership to learn about project management and why it is vital to ministry. Our conversation focuses around 3 questions.
1. What is your organizational sweet spot?
2. What do ministry leaders need to not just understand, but rock project management?
3. How can a leader get their feet wet with project management?
We talked about these books to help people begin to rock project management.
Rich also shares about his passion for excellent announcements in worship and offers the Productive Pastor community a great free resource. You can grab it at unseminary.com/chad Check out Rich at unseminary.com and follow him on twitter @richbirch. Make sure to listen to his podcast. It consistently is one of my ministry favorites.
Over the last few weeks you might have missed the Productive Pastor Podcast (at least I hope you did). Last week I shared this email with the folks signed up for the insider list. What I realized is I had lost my motivation, the “why”, of why this podcast matters tremendously to me. As I was contemplating this I read a blog post entitled “How I Went from Mad to Motivated“. The quote that stuck out the most to me was this… “Once I woke up from that false perspective – the perspective that the other stuff was more of a distraction at the time than anything else – I got mad at myself. Then I wanted to do something about it. I wanted to get back on the horse – the right horse. I was motivated.” So I did what I normally do. I made a list. I made a list of why many different things mattered to me. I realized many things I really care about had dropped off the map. So the podcast will be back. In January. With amazing new stuff and a great interview to kick off the new season. In the interim I will be producing some great new additions to the Productive Pastor community.
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