Managing Stress Monday: Investing Your Time Well

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. Often, the one thing that separates average pastors from Renegade Pastors is the way they use their time. Use your time the way a Renegade Pastor should, and one of the added benefits will be less stress in your life. One reason that using … Read More


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Lead Others by Serving

“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor … Read More


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Win Arn on God’s Plan for Churches

“The church is God’s plan for making disciples and for winning a world.” – Dr. Win Arn, founder of the Institute For American Church Growth, director of Religious Education in Baptist and Congregational Churches, promoter of the Church Growth Movement, and film producer. June 26, 1923 – December 13, 2006    


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Why Go to Church? The Radical Influence of the Body of Christ

Today’s guest post comes to us from Jennifer Stasak for Wycliffe.org. Sometimes I skip church. I bet you weren’t expecting that. You probably assumed I’d begin with a convicting Bible verse. Or maybe a disheartening statistic about how many millennials don’t attend church anymore. Instead, I want to start with a dose of honesty: Sometimes I don’t want to go to … Read More


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Structuring Your Small Groups: 4 Responsibilities

The below excerpt is from my book Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups. This revised and expanded edition shows church leaders how to make their small groups work.  Creating a scalable growth structure—one that can grow as your church grows—is key to the success of groups. So before you can set your leadership goals, you need to make sure you … Read More


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Planning Your Preaching Calendar Retreat: How to Maximize Your Most Spiritually Significant Meeting of the Year

One of the core methods of an effective worship planning system is to have your own preaching calendar. And the process for meeting and building out your preaching calendar is an opportunity to think through and prayerfully consider what God wants to teach in 2019. At The Journey we wrap up our planning in October, but the norm really is towards the end of … Read More


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FREE Planning Your Preaching Calendar Webinar – Starts Today!

Today, you’re invited to join me for my brand new FREE online training event, Planning Your 2019 Preaching Calendar Webinar. This webinar will include totally new content that I’ve never taught before plus, a week-by-week, series-by-series look at The Journey Preaching Calendar and my explanation of why we did what we did so you can learn and apply those lessons to your … Read More


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Managing Stress Monday: Practicing Positive Self-Talk

The below excerpt is from my book The Renegade Pastor’s Guide to Managing the Stress of Ministry. If you are one of the many Christians — even Christian leaders — who find themselves plagued by negative self-talk, you are in good company. This is a malady that plagues many of us. The key is to not be content or satisfied with where we … Read More


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Carey on Divine Friendship

“All my friends are but one, and He is sufficient.” – William Carey, “Father of Modern Missions”, Particular Baptist minister, and founder of Serampore College in India August 17, 1761 – June 9, 1834


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