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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10 Alarming Momentum Killers in Your Church to Avoid leadership

Momentum. It’s hard to get and easy to lose. Especially in the church. 

There are seasons that things feel “up and to the right” no matter what you do. People are coming to faith. Testimonies are being shared of growth and discipleship. The energy is in the air. 

The...

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Average Preaching vs Powerful Preaching (Two Elements for Better Sermons) preaching

There is a difference between average preaching and powerful preaching. But the gap isn't what you might think. It's not being more charismatic or outgoing or being louder and more verbose on stage. It's something that anyone can learn. In this video, I'll teach you the two elements for better...

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7 Tools and Strategies for Better Productivity as a Pastor leadership preaching

Each week in ministry presents an array of tasks demanding our attention. We find ourselves constantly shifting between routine administrative duties and more profound, contemplative work.

This dynamic can pose a significant challenge.

So, how can we, as pastors, make the most of our time to...

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My New Favorite Sermon Prep Tool (Game-Changer) preaching

14 months ago I came across an app that was getting a lot of attention on social media. People were raving about how many things you could do with the software. And the best part? The software itself was free to download and use. Unless you were going to get a full team on it, there was no need...

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2023 Must-Read Books for Pastors and Preachers leadership preaching

Every year I love to ask other pastors, preachers, and church leaders about their best book recommendations. What comes from it is a mix of new books and old books. The reasons for their recommendations vary and I always have a few to add into the mix.

So if you're looking for some books to...

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Am I called to preach? preaching

Are you sensing that God might be calling you to preach? To join him in ministry in a teaching role?

In this video, I'll walk you through a process of discernment to help you wrestle with the Lord and see if He's actually calling you to preach.

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

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The Last Two Leadership Lessons You Need as a Pastor leadership

It was a beautiful summer day. The U-Haul truck was fully loaded and I was backing it down the long, steep, Price Hill, Cincinnati Driveway onto the road below. That was until the truck came to a loud, grinding halt.

Instead of backing onto the road, I had backed that 26-foot U-Haul truck into...

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How to Use Tension in Your Sermon (Workshop) preaching


If you want people to pay more attention to your next sermon, get better at using tension. In this video, we are going to walk through five different biblical passages and I'll show you some tension points in each.

Get your free copy of my 10-Step Guide to Writing a Sticky Sermon: ...

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How to Preach to the Heart and Change Lives preaching

Meet Lawrence. He’s a dad of four young kids. He and his wife, Stacy live in the town you preach in. By all typical measures, they’re living a good life. They have some financial margin. They prioritize their marriage. They are connected to their family. And they have a good friend...

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Pastoral Well-Being Plummeting? Research Shows Concerning Data leadership

Barna recently showed research they did in 2015 and in 2022 where they compared pastoral well-being (and compared the two timeframes).

And the results are... concerning. In this video, we look at their findings and consider 3 things pastors can do to guard against their well-being sliding toward...

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Is Your Church Stuck? 7 Characteristics of Highly Intentional Churches

As we approach the halfway mark of 2023, the disruption of the last few years is still rippling. The congregation you led three and a half years ago is likely quite different from the congregation you’re leading today—even if it has the same name.

You may even be sensing that your...

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3 Resources to Increase Biblical Engagement in Your Church leadership

I’ve not met another pastor who isn’t interested in helping more people read the Bible more. Every fellow minister I talk to would love to increase biblical engagement in their church. 

And I’m in that same boat. So over the last few years, I’ve set out to resource my...

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