Four Foundational Skills Every Pastor Should Have

In preparing for leadership talks for a conference, it became clear to me that there are four key skills you must master in order to thrive as a pastor. Here they are (in no particular order): Keeping the Sabbath. A 24-hour period of when you cease your primary vocation. Time Management. Your success or failure every week is determined by … Read More

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Embrace the Awkwardness and Make the Invitation

Today’s guest post comes to us from Joshua Reich for It can be awkward inviting someone to church. We have fears about the relationship changing. What if they think we’re weird, or worse, think we’re just friends with them so we can invite them to church? Yet the reason you attend a church is, somewhere along the way, someone … Read More

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It’s Time to Prioritize Your Health (Thursdays are for Health)

“When you understand the importance of being proactive about your health you will find the time to do it. Period. It’s not a question of time, it’s a question of priorities.” – Nelson Searcy, Steve Reynolds & Jennifer Dykes Henson The above quote is from p. 41 of The Healthy Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Health and Wellness. P.S. – Click here … Read More

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Kindle sale: $1.99 Renegade Pastor book

I’ve got some inside info from my publisher for you – today thru Monday, January 23rd only, you can pick up the e-book (Kindle) edition of my book, The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry, for only $1.99! You’ll save 87%! The Renegade Pastor will help you break out of the trap of average and pursue God’s best for … Read More

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Dr. Martin Luther King on Love

“Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Keys to Worship Planning: Planning Your Preaching in Advance

  “Why is advanced planning so important? Creativity doesn’t happen under the gun. You can’t throw together a life-transforming, synergistic service at the last minute, as I’m sure you’ve learned the hard way. We certainly have! Rather than limiting your church’s potential by always being a step behind, make a decision to outline your preaching a year in advance. That … Read More

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Step One for Your Health (Thursdays are for Health):

“Getting your health on track is a life-changing commitment. When you have your body under control, you are free to pursue God’s plans for you, unburdened by the very thing that drags so many people down into an average, mundane existence. It’s hard to get excited about the future when you don’t feel well; it’s not easy to shine the … Read More

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Congratulations Tuscaloosa… Pastors, not Football

This week, a group of like-minded pastors broke through to the next level in their health and wellness. Led by Steve Reynolds, co-author of The Healthy Renegade Pastor, they met at North River Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for a powerful FREE workshop and book launch party. These pastors now refuse to let their health and wellness get pushed further and further … Read More

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