For years, being a guest speaker, I had lots of notice and used to put in closer to 40hours prep over several weeks and have a manuscript. At my first church as a bivocational pastor doing two and then three services/teachings a week nearly 4 yrs ago, I quickly had to change. First, a commitment … Continue reading Question: what process do you use for preparing messages?
Photo by Ksenia Chernaya on Pexels.com I am writing this article/post for three reasons. First, because it may open the eyes of someone on how to pray for and encourage their own pastor. Two, to answer questions and comments I’ve already received in only talking to a few people about my plans for a sabbatical … Continue reading Why pastoral Sabbatical is not just a vacation
When I pastored my first church as a bivocational Pastor, I found that I needed to step back from much online ministry in order to focus on the task and responsibilities in the local church (picking it up again during the pandemic). For about the last year as I have been serving as a consultant … Continue reading Podcast updates
Career-work advice from Scripture summary: Pray YES. But be waffling and floating from thing to thing waiting for God to zap you with lightning with the perfect job? The Bible says in Ecclesiastes that "whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." The New Testament reaffirms, "let the believer remain in … Continue reading Career-work advice from Scripture summary
I saw this on a friends timeline. A good perspective on choosing a "career": "Choose that employment or calling in which you may be the most serviceable to God. Choose not that in which you may be most rich or honorable in the world; but that in which you may do the most good, and … Continue reading How to pick a job?