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At my home church, Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA, Associate Pastor Tim Beard provides leadership to the Fellowship Bible Church Planter Residency Program. The men who go through this year-long program learn from some of the greatest Christian leaders in the world including our senior pastor Dr. Crawford Loritts.
Just click it and be ready to laugh!
On today’s episode, we discuss a recent post on pastor and staff benefits. These points come from Richard Hammar’s 2016-2017 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff.
Every fall at Outreach magazine we anticipate searching for the year’s best resources in evangelism, leadership, discipleship and more. It’s a chance to get our hands on some of the most innovative and challenging books and curricula that were offered over the past year … and pass the best of those on to you. Each year, as trends in publishing emerge, the categories require modification—signaling that church leaders are continuing to demand thought-provoking ideas from a diverse set of resources. From apologetics to social justice, culture to relationships, every aspect of ministry is covered this year.
A pastor friend wrote a book called What They Never Taught Me in Seminary. I drew the cover and inside cartoons for him, which suggests he didn’t learn as much about discernment in school as he might have.
As a leader in the Church I have come to value social media in ways I never thought I would. Social media has given me avenues to share helpful content, connect with others, and ultimately point others to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These social media wins are just from the last 6 months. I didn’t always think I could win on social media. In fact, I started out posting a few pictures on Instagram and dropping a few thoughts on Twitter every so often. I treated it like I was catapulting a bunch of random words over a wall hoping someone would read it and be changed forever.
All great communicators begin with their listeners, not their topic. Senior Pastor’s who are great preachers are no exception to this rule.
We’ve all had those days when you show up at the office just to spend the best of the day chatting with colleagues and checking social media accounts. Sometimes it’s just hard to focus and stay productive throughout the day.
How about making the average day at work twice as productive?
Our church has been using email as a communication tool for several years. It’s fast, it’s free (well, kind of) and it allows us to reach our more than 11,000 subscribers very efficiently.
We’ve done church email right, and we’ve done it wrong. Very wrong. Here are the basics on both.