Archive for February, 2012

Here is a message my friend, Shawn Lovejoy, gave at “Velocity Conference” a couple years ago. In this message he challenges all of us pastors & ministry leaders to focus on our own spiritual, emotional, relational, & physical health. We cannot lead people to where we are not!

I have yet to meet a pastor or ministry leader who this message hasn’t really hit home with. This is one I definitely encourage you to listen to a few times & really grab a hold of the message here.

It will dramatically change your life & ministry.

BTW: The next Velocity Conference is coming up next week – Feb. 27-28. It at all possible you need to be there.

***Use this link to listen online or download – Healthy Leadership – Shawn Lovejoy  (to download – right click link & “save as”)

Enjoy! And please “reply” with your Top 5 takeaways for you, your ministry, and/or church.

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One of the greatest areas of tension & frustration in most churches is in the area of worship. Whether it be the style, focus, & substance of music, or dealing with the “personality types” involved, or in keeping the senior pastor, worship leader, & team “on the same page” with regards to the vision, purpose, & values that God has given their church. Worship, and everything that it entails, is a real challenge in most churches.

Here is a very good podcast from the worship leaders & pastor of Fellowship Church. There’s a lot of very practical & helpful insight & ideas which will greatly help any pastor, worship leader, member of a worship team, or any Christian for that matter.

***Use this link to listen online or download – Worship Gone Wild  (to download – right click link & “save as”)

Enjoy! And please “reply” with your Top 5 takeaways for you, your ministry, and/or church.

Burnout is WAY too common in ministry. In fact, I’ve heard that 80% of all the pastors who start in ministry DO NOT finish in ministry. That is a sad & sobering statistic! I would also contend that this statistic may even be higher for volunteer ministry leaders.

I am constantly telling our ministry leaders to slow down, spend time with their family, pace themselves, to say “no” to things & to focus on doing a few things REALLY well. I want to see them here in our church serving with the same passionate energy & zeal 10 years from now, as they have today.

Here is a great podcast from Ed Young Jr., Pastor of Fellowship Church. It is a strong challenge to all of us pastors & ministry leaders to pace ourselves & make time for what is really important in life. This was especially timely for me – being on strict orders from my cardiologist to reduce my stress.

Enjoy! And please “reply” with your Top 5 takeaways for you, your ministry, and/or our church.

***Use this link to listen online or download – Time to Chill (to download – right click link & “save as”)