The Productive Pastor

I want to share about 3 things I'm thinking about and hearing about a bunch right now. This episode will be a bit of a mishmash, but it's all recurring conversations in the Productive Pastor world. 

Front Matter

Big Data and the 21st Century Church - Justin Allison 

I can't begin to tell you how Justin's thoughts and writing have had us at Foundry thinking about how we utilize our database. He's asking some great questions, but also showing you how to do some amazing work inside of Planning Center People

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Preaching, Podcasting, and Paper

Preaching
This isn't as much as a conversation about my preaching, but how I am listening and learning from other preachers. I've always been on the lookout for some of my favorite podcasts on the art of preaching and preparation. Here are the ones I listen to right now. 

The Art of the Sermon
SermonSmith
The Teaching Pastor

Podcasting
I think more and more churches (and pastors) are beginning to podcast outside of simply sharing their sermon. I think it is an amazing way to expand your voice, create better engagement, and find new ways to talk about your ministry. This is a growing segment, and here are three podcasts I find extremely interesting. 

Maybe God
The Holy Family Podcast
This Cultural Moment  

If you want to explore a more narrative podcast with your church, or just simply up your game on podcasting, here are a few pieces of equipment I find to be extremely helpful towards creating a quality podcast. *

Interface : Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 or Zoom H6N (I use both of these)
Microphone : Shure SM58  

Paper
Over the last few months I have been using paper more and more as I plan and work. I've gone back to using many things I have created over the years and slowly moved away from. Now, I am almost entirely paper based in my actual workflow. 

Back Matter

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