A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink http://www.danpink.com. Daniel Pink has written a very interesting book about the coming shift from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age. He makes an interesting claim that the Information Age is already over and a new way of doing business has begun. The book is mostly about business […]continue reading A Whole New Mind
The title of this post comes from a video posted on Guy Kawasaki’s blog about a Chicago company called Threadless that has users create designs for T-Shirts and then sells the finished product. I thought it was an interesting way to talk about there business, and I haven’t finished watching the video yet, so I’m […]continue reading Creating and Monetizing Communities
One of my favorite blog sites is http://presentationzen.com because it takes a critical look at the way people present information in a public setting. As a pastor, I’ve been presenting information to people for a while now, and I’ve been using powerpoint to be a visual aid in the process, but this site has changed […]continue reading Improve Your Preaching
This past week, Jen and I had the privilege to attend the Willow Creek Leadership Summit via satellite. Over the past five years, I have been able to attend four of these events live at the South Barrington campus, and they have been remarkably impacting for me. This year, though, it was a little too […]continue reading An incredible leadership training opportunity
While reading The Purpose Driven Life tonight, I had the thoughts run through my mind that went something like this: If I really want this book to affect me, I need to ponder it through my day. If I want to ponder it, I need to have it condensed into ponderable form. I really appreciate […]continue reading The 28 Day Evangelism Tract
Colossians 4:5 says this: Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. As a pastor who’s got a blog, I’ve been thinking about how this verse relates to blogging. I’ve been blogging for over a year, and I don’t yet have a “manifesto” like this guy on what […]continue reading How to be a wise blogging pastor?
The Southern Baptist convention does a study each year of church staff compensation based on a number of demographic factors. This year’s study is now online: 2006 SBC Compensation Study They provide many different ways to view the study data. Choose customized report, enter your church information, and see how nice you treat your pastor […]continue reading What do pastors get paid?
How do you collaborate with teams through the Internet? Web-based applications are the answer. I’ve found some killer web applications. Read on to find out more!continue reading ZOHO — 12 incredible, free, web applications
Prompted by an article on pastorhacks.net I’ve been a Palm Pilot PDA user since my mom bought me one when I graduated from seminary. (Palm Vx, and awesome tool!) The best feature of the Palm is the ability to have my contacts and calendar on my computer at home and also on a device in […]continue reading Palm Pilots and Web-based Calendars / Contact Database
No one came to last night’s Bible 101 study that I had scheduled at our house. In light of that, I’ve determined to not focus on programs that aim to “get people to come” and instead, focus on meeting people one-to-one to key in on evangelism and discipleship. In light of that, I’ve decided to […]continue reading A New Evangelism Tract
According to the “Enneagram,” I am an Enthusiast. Here are some quotes from the website: The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered Easily become accomplished achievers, generalists who do many different things well: multi-talented. Practical, productive, usually prolific, cross-fertilizing areas of interest. How to motivate me. Sevens want to maintain their freedom and […]continue reading I’m an Enthusiast
I don’t know if you have this problem, but I am a procrastinating distracted creative learning computer geek I generally have between 10 and 20 projects going on all at the same time, but I almost never finish any of them because I get new ideas and set to work on the new ones forgetting […]continue reading Pastor Hacking?
One of the truths about church planting is this: We aren’t competing with other churches. We are competing with all the unspiritual ways people spend their time. But sometimes it’s hard to really believe it. This last weekend, Jen and I found on our door a flyer that seems to be for a new church […]continue reading We’re not competing with other churches.
Here’s something I learned from my recent meeting with a church consultant—nothing that he taught me, but some things that I perceived in the way he handled the meeting with me. One of the most important things a person in leadership can learn is how to offer constructive criticism to an employee or coworker or […]continue reading How to Offer Constructive Criticism
I just came across a wonderful set of resources for free demographic information. One of the coolest sites I’ve seen in a while is run by USAToday: http://www.usatoday.com/news/bythenumbers/front.htm But, for many resources all packed together, check out this site. http://www.efca.org/planting/demographics/index.htmlcontinue reading Free Demographics