Being Christian in a world that is a raging dumpster fire mess
Your word is truth
I was prepared to lead an institution that felt much more solid than it was. This brings both sadness and strength.
Why church won’t change
Those left in our church pews are the least likely to change.
Maybe we shouldn’t ask them to.
Exercise your Spirit
How church can be more like the gym – and engage members in new ways.
Bring Church to People
People are no longer coming to church like they used to. The future of church is about bringing it to them.
Go and Baptize
It’s time to take the energy we’re using to argue and use it to share the joy of the Gospel.
‘Tentmaker’, ‘Non-Stipendiary’, and ‘Bi-vocational’
Whatever word we use for it, not being paid for our ministry is not ok.
And it never was.
Does your church have a ‘tech stack?’
A ‘tech stack’ is ‘the collection of tools, platforms, apps, and pieces of software a company uses to build its products, carry out its business operations, and monitor its performance metrics,’ according to Hubspot. It’s the intentional use and integration of technology into the work a business does, in order to make it easier, more…
Turning Digital Ministry Inside Out
Website, social media, streaming worship, newsletters. Instead of sending all your ministry content out (and not knowing who it’s reaching), a new platform lets you gather people into your own online community space. One of the fun things about being a Free Range Priest is that I get to try out new technology! Lots of…
5 Church Words I’m No Longer Using
Stewardship. Outreach. Committee. Volunteer. Livestream. At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution for my ministry. I was thinking about reimagining ministry – how so many things about church are not working like they used to. So I decided to reexamine some of the programs and systems that almost every church has, and…
I Almost Quit Ministry
I was well-prepared for the church of the 20th Century – and serving in the 21st!
Clergy Burnout: the Truth our Souls are Telling us
Our pain is a warning sign that something is wrong. It’s time to listen.