Here are links to some spiritual gift and personality tests I like. The more experience you get serving the Lord the more effective these test are. It is fun to study spiritual gifts and consider what your gift(s) might be. … Continue reading 7 Resources to Help Discover your Spiritual Gifts
I am actually writing this to help some other people I am working with learn WordPress.com and I don’t want to spend time make my own video tutorials right now. So let me give the “why” and share some video … Continue reading Easy and Effective Ministry Websites with WordPress.com
As I have been interviewing for a new pastor position I find “Who are you following?” or “Who influences you?” or “Who are some of you favorite authors?” is a common question. I looked through my podcast and YouTube subscription lists and here is what I saw. Disclaimer: Just because they are on this list doesn’t mean I agree with everything they post/say/teach/support/promote/do Recently Allen Parr posted a Youtube video about “My TOP 5 Favorite Preachers of ALL-TIME!” the list of his favorite preachers who have impacted his life and his preaching. Here is my list. Preachers who Influenced Me … Continue reading Influenced by Preachers, Podcasts and Videos
A lot of people don’t know that there is an internet history time machine capturing pages from websites in its data archives that you can access for free. Enter a website url and use their calendar to find the dates … Continue reading Easy way to see old versions of websites Wayback in Time
As a church planting pastor without an actual church building with staff and volunteers working from coffee shops, the library and home we used cell phones and web based church management programs. We had a land line in our small ministry center office but eventually it was only used to capture voice mail. I had the land line number ported to my cell phone and for many years my personal cell phone and the church number were the same – I no longer think that is the best idea. Recently I got myself a new cell phone number and had … Continue reading Easy Answering Service
I have tried many different Podcasting services over the years. I didn’t like Podbean.com because they often advertise other podcasts that may be like yours and I didn’t want that. They do offer an audio live-streaming option which may be really helpful. I’ve also tried Soundcloud, WordPress.com, Libsyn, blubrry, Spreaker and a few other options. I am currently trying Anchor.fm (owned by Spotify) for my own ministry since it is free and their app makes it easy to put together an audio episode on your phone. It’s not my favorite but it is free. I Use Buzzsprout.com The best podcast … Continue reading Easy Podcasting
Three services I have used in church ministry to get easy background checks for church volunteers that work with kids under 18 and impaired adults. Your church insurance company most likely requires it. Check out the library of Safety Resources for Houses of Worship from ChurchMutual.com #1 Protect my Ministry Protect My Ministry can help you fill the gaps in your risk management strategy. With thousands of ministries served across all fifty states they are committed to helping faith-based organizations maintain a safe environment, so they can focus on fulfilling their mission. Their processes, products and solutions have made Protect … Continue reading Easy Background Checks
I used to work in marketing for a well known camera manufacturer that had a simple logo. Back then we had to use use scanned images of the PENTAX logo in Aldus Pagemaker but I kept looking for the most … Continue reading Save Time by just using a Font for your Logo and Brand Identity
I was the pastor of a “small” church for many years. I had often been reminded being a pastor of a large church is not easier, more fulfilling or more effective. I was not opposed to serving or being in … Continue reading Why Smaller Churches can be better
Planting a church and never being able to acquire our own building meant that I had been the keeper of the church trailer in my driveway for the last sixteen years. It also meant that I worked with volunteers to … Continue reading What I learned About Church Trailers
I am actually writing this to help some other people I am working with learn Video Editing and I don’t want to spend time make my own video tutorials right now. We actually had an in person training already. Get … Continue reading Easy Video Editing with Filmora Wondershare
This is a great resource. I see a lot of churches that started video taping their services during Covid continuing to use music they most likely have permission to use. Lawsuits from music publishers are hard on the church budget. Well worth a read. https://reachrightstudios.com/live-streaming-church-music-legally/ Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Live Streaming Church Music Legally – REACHRIGHT
Sometimes it seems that only the only the “rich people” (or their parents) can actually afford to pay the college and seminary tuition to prepare to answer God’s call to full time ministry and that churches end up hiring new … Continue reading Can God still Use You if you Didn’t Go to Seminary?
Did you know Crown Financial Ministries offers an online professional quality career interest inventory assessment program? You get the basic results for $25 and more in depth results if you are willing to pay more. As a pastor I often … Continue reading Crown Financial Ministries Career Direct Assessment Job Search Tools
This year I making more of an effort to help other church pastors and ministry leaders find helpful resources for their ministry. And by sharing my list with you it will be easy for me and my volunteers to remember … Continue reading Free Photo and Graphics Resources that may be useful for Church Ministry
Some Resources that may Encourage You and Help Someone keep Living Click to listen to sermon audio message from Jan 5, 2020 Those Who Almost Committed Suicide; How Life Changed because they Kept Living See Bible passage used Acts16:16-40 National … Continue reading Resources to Help Prevent Suicide
Financial Giving is an act of worship and a test of faith. God doesn’t force you to worship Him through giving and tithing 10 percent isn’t an exact requirement – some give less because they have so little while some … Continue reading Tithing – My Experience and Gods Provision
I want to share some encouraging words and resources for you if you have cancer or know someone who does. As a pastor I am often asked to pray for people that have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer can seem … Continue reading The Fear in Cancer and The Hope in Faith
Many years ago when I first started following Jesus I would listen to Chuck Swindoll on Insight for Living almost every weeknight. Since there was no local church I could attend then, Chuck was most influential in my spiritual growth … Continue reading Why Chuck Swindoll is Preaching from the New Living Translation
New Logos Bible app click pic of page and it looks up Bible references Continue reading Logos Bible App Extracts Bible References from Pics
Our population recently reached the 7 billion milestone; you are one in 7 billion. That is a lot of people and it’s hard to see the significance of the individual with such a large number. So what if we scaled down that huge population to just 100 individuals to see what makes up the world: If there were only 100 people: 50 are female, 50 are male. 26 of these are children and only 8 people are aged 65 and older. 60 people are Asian, 15 African, 14 people are from the Americas and 11 individuals come from Europe. 5 … Continue reading The World If There Were Only 100 People
Here is one of my favorite free Bible apps and it has been totally revised and greatly improved. Download and share this app with others – it could change lives! It’s also referred to as the NewLife International App and is offered in many different languages. Click here to get it for: iOS Android Blackberry
It’s your journey to discover, so dig in.Explore what God, faith and Christianity are all about. Read the Bible whenever you want, wherever you are. And whatever you do, don’t stop pursuing the answers to the deepest questions that we all ask.
With this easy-to-use app you can start at SQUARE ONE and explore topics like “God’s existence,” “the purpose of life,” “what’s truth,” “morality,” “the Bible,” and “Christianity.” Or you can skip all that and go straight to the TELL ME MORE section where you’ll explore topics like Jesus Christ, faith, sin, prayer, church and so on.
Get some Help with Movie & Game Reviews We live in a media saturated society and it is often hard to find a movie worth watching. Here is a resource to help you decide if you or your kids should … Continue reading Get Movie and Game Reviews from Christian Perspective
After years of frustration with patches and add on programs Adobe finally fixed their Windows Explorer PDF Thumbnail view issue and I am delighted they did. So now I am using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat DC on a Windows 10 64 bit computer. And just like Adobe’s support site says, “to enable thumbnail previews go to Preferences > General and then select Enable PDF thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer.” I’m not sure why they didn’t fix this years ago, but now it works like you would expect. And I thought I’d share this info since I think there … Continue reading Fixed! View Adobe Acrobat PDF Thumbnails in Explorer on Windows 10 64 bit
Here are some encouraging videos about work. Work is a gift from God. Work can lead to eternally significant relationships and rewards. Here is a playlist of some YouTube work videos that may encourage you.