8 Steps to Getting Out of Debt

Today’s guest post comes to us from Rick Warren for Pastors.com. It’s impossible to estimate the kind of good the church could do for the world if every believer was financially healthy and spiritually mature in the area of generosity. The problem is, the church is hurting in this area–badly. I believe we, as church leaders, often underestimate the amount … Read More


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Managing Your Time (Part 3 of 3)

In the final part of this three-part blog series, I’d like to share the second practice that will be an essential component to managing your time well. Don’t Start Your Day Until You’ve Planned Your Day You may have heard the old axiom “Plan your work, then work your plan.” The wisdom in that saying is right on point. The most productive … Read More


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Managing Your Time (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, we started the conversation on time management in part one of this blog series. I’ve noticed that the average pastor lets urgent matters and other people’s agendas eat away hours of his or her time. Since the greatest ministries require the greatest time management, it’s time to embrace learning to manage your time well. Here are a couple practices … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stress Management

Managing Your Time (Part 1 of 3)

Average pastors take a passive approach to time. They let urgent matters and other people’s agendas eat away hours rather than directing the current themselves. Outstanding pastors, on the other hand, choose to honor God by intentionally making the most of every hour and every day. What type of manager are you? The greatest ministries require the greatest time management. If … Read More


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The Spiritual Side to Fitness: Why Are So Many Christians Unhealthy?

Today’s guest post comes to us from a long-time member of my Titanium Coaching Network, Kent Wilson. Kent is an ordained Lutheran minister who now serves as an assistant to a bishop after 26 years in parish ministry. On the fitness side, Kent is a certified Functional Aging Specialist and developed his own workout system available at www.9Minutes2Fit.com. As a pastor who … Read More


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Martin Luther on Faith

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” – Martin Luther


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Recharge with a Tech Free Day – Part 3 of 3

Last week, in the second of this three-part series, I offered a few ideas for things you can do on your Tech Free Day. Because many pastors have a phone addiction which can negatively affect our health, our relationships and our spiritual life,  I am strongly suggesting that you make the time to unplug. Try to commit to one tech-free day … Read More


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Recharge with a Tech Free Day – Part 2 of 3

In last week’s introduction to this three-part series, I proposed the idea of doing a digital detox. It’s time to take control of the technology in your life. To do this, I challenge you to schedule a Tech Free Day. You will literally unplug from all digital connections. I’ve personally been practicing this myself for a few years. Sometimes I do … Read More


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Recharge with a Tech Free Day – Part 1 of 3

Face it, some of us pastors have a phone addiction. Notifications and never-ending emails keep us checking in constantly. Social media demands attention and disrupts our focus. The mere ability to be connected 24/7 creates the expectation to always be accessible. While mobile technology can be very useful as a daily tool to get things done in our ministry, overuse … Read More


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