New day in ministry with a virtual assistant

I have entered a new season of ministry here at First Church DSM. I went from being the family pastor to being the executive pastor of family and ministry operations. For the first time since I started in Full-Time ministry back in 1992, I feel a little out of it …

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Jump start your children’s ministry with job descriptions

Andy Partington is one of my Grad students of Kidology Coaching and the Minister to Preschoolers and Children at First Baptist Minden, Louisiana. You can find out more about him at www.andypartingtonblog.com All good things begin with a plan. Filling a spot in children’s ministry is no exception. Here are …

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Get the LEAD out – Strategic Execution

When I was younger I would always hear from my parents, “Todd you better get the lead out!” I always wondered what that really meant. According to the Free Dictionary it means: “get the lead out and shake the lead out Inf. to hurry; to move faster. (This originally refers …

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The Power of a Half Hour

Todays blog post is over one of the newest books I have finished reading, The Power Of A Half Hour by Tommy Barnett. Below is a snippet from his book. “Turn your fleeting minutes into defining moments. What can you do in thirty minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook? …

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Potential time wasters in my children’s ministry

I love what I get to do every day as a children’s pastor. I often even feel that I need to pinch myself because of the great honor of what I get to do. With this privilege and honor comes great responsibility as well. Because of this great responsibility I …

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Productivity tools, systems and processes

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”-–Paul J. Meyer. I heard this statement that comes from the Economic Policy Institute. Since the early 1970s, productivity (the amount of output per hour worked) has risen in America. Between …

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Task Management obstacles and solutions

I spend every month with my coaching protegés working on their task management skills. It is a firm belief of mine that those of us in children’s ministries need to be some of the best task managers around. Name any other ministry in the church that has to oversee one …

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Loaded iPad mini with Scanner Pro for more Productivity

I am using a new tool with my iPad mini that helps in making my iPad more productive all the time. It is Scanner Pro. Some of Scanner Pro’s Powerful Features: * Multi-page/Multi-format – It is simple to scan multi-page documents. It doesn’t matter if they are portrait or landscape, …

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