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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Two Time Management Tips for Pastors

This is Kerrick Thomas – and for the last 12 years I’ve served alongside of Nelson Searcy as Executive Pastor of The Journey Church. I’m guest blogging today and would like to talk to you about time management. Time is the Pastor’s most precious commodity . . . because your time is an unrenewable resource. Your time is your life … Read More


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Reinventing the All Staff Meeting

This is Kerrick Thomas – and for the last 12 years I’ve served alongside of Nelson Searcy as Executive Pastor of The Journey Church. I’m guest blogging today and would like to talk to you about the power of the All Staff Meeting. Every week in churches across America, staff members sludge off into the weekly staff meeting, dreading the monotony … Read More


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Ways to Respond in Times of Crisis

Today’s guest post comes to us from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. We’re all human. So it makes sense that our hearts often hurt for people impacted by tragedies here and abroad—tragedies that can leave us feeling helpless. What can we do in response to the violence and destruction around us? Pray Deeply “Prayer is the Christian’s greatest weapon.” —Billy … Read More


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LAST CHANCE – Quick Survey Plus FREE E-book on Recruiting Volunteers!

Did you miss it? I’ve been doing a survey on volunteer challenges and I’d like to get your feedback. It’s a brief 45-second survey – www.ChurchLeaderInsights.com/volunteersurvey As a thank you, I’ll send you my brand new E-Book on recruiting volunteers: EIGHT BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR RECRUITING NEW VOLUNTEERS: Miss Any of These and You’ll Always Lack Volunteers ($29.95 Value, yours FREE). … Read More


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