NEW! The Ultimate Resource List for Intentional Pastors

The responsibilities of a pastor are wide-ranging. In this Ultimate Resource List for Intentional Pastors, you'll find tools to help you do ministry, lead the church intentionally, and be more productive.

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7 Preaching Walls You Might Crash Into preaching

It was a Monday. I was working from home. But instead of working, I was uncontrollably crying. I felt betrayed. I felt alone. I felt like a punching bag covered in patches of duct tape, struggling to take another hit.

In that season, it felt like the hits kept coming from people in the church....

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The Top 10 Problems Preachers Face (and how to overcome them) preaching

Over the years, I’ve received hundreds of emails from preachers from all over the world. In these emails, they’ve shared with me their struggles/challenges/problems when it comes to preaching.

And after reading these hundreds of emails, I’ve noticed some very common patterns (no...

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11 Summer Outreach Ideas for Your Church leadership

Summer is a great time of the year to make extra effort to reach out to your community as a church.

With school out and the weather being warm, summertime lends itself to some unique opportunities to connect with people outside your church.

11 Summer Outreach Ideas for Your Church

1. Social media...

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Preacher Lab: What Makes Jon Tyson's Preaching So Compelling? preaching

A lot of people listen to Jon Tyson's sermons.

I recently featured his preaching on the first installment of Preacher Lab – a breakdown of a preacher's sermon so that we can learn lessons for our own preaching.

Here are 4 things I noticed from his preaching

→ He displays a deep burden...

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Opus Clip Review: The Ultimate Sermon Clip Tool?

Get Opus Clip and start making (more) sermon clips for social media.

In this video, I review Opus Clip - a powerful software tool that will take your sermon video and turn it into 20+ sermon clips to be used on social media as Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts, and TikTok videos.

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MOST churches are in decline. Here's a ROADMAP to Growth leadership

According to a new study released by CovidReligionResearch.org, only 33% of churches were seeing some or much growth in 2023.

30% were experiencing much decline. 24% were experiencing some decline. And 12% were classified as stable. Or what I would call plateaued. 

To say it more succinctly,...

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Driscoll, Lindell, the Conference, and Lessons for Pastors leadership

In case you haven't heard, a lot went down recently at the 2024 Stronger Men's Conference between Mark Driscoll and John Lindell, the lead pastor of James River Church and the leader of the conference.

As I saw what happened, I felt it important to use this as a teaching moment.

So, below you'll...

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How to Instantly Upgrade Your Sermon Application (Use this tool!) preaching

Whenever you preach a sermon, you want people to respond to what God is telling them. You want them to take a step in their walk with God.

When you labor in prayer over the week in preparation, you ask God to work in the hearts of those who will hear the message. You want them to:

  • Believe
  • Repent...
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10 Key Shifts Intentional Pastors Make (to flourish in life and leadership) leadership

Meet John. He’s been laboring as a pastor for almost seven years. He has worked at a couple different churches but has run into the same roadblocks at both.

He’s starting to recognize that he needs to make some shifts in the way he operates as a pastor. He wants to lead and serve with...

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3 Ways to Write Better Sermons preaching

Do you want to write better sermons week in and week out?

I know, that’s kind of a silly question. Of course you do. Who wouldn’t?

You and I both know how important preaching is to the mission of the church. After all, Jesus was a preacher—a masterful one.

But that doesn’t...

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How to Preach a Life-Changing Easter Sermon preaching

Despite the growing number of unchurched, dechurched, and kinda churched people today, Easter is still a fantastic opportunity to reach new people. In this video, I want to point you to the 10 vital keys to preaching a life-changing Easter sermon.

Get your free copy of my 10-Step Guide to...

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Preach Transformational Sermons With This Tool (The Engagement Cycle) preaching

If there's one thing that would improve many people's preaching, it's designing their sermons with a better cadence of engagement.

And that's why I created this brand new tool that you can begin using right away. It's called, The Engagement Cycle. You can learn all about it in this video.

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