The Productive Pastor

This episode of the Productive Pastor Podcast will be just a little different. Since it is the holiday season and many of us will be taking some time off, I decided it was time to have a conversation about Sabbath. For this topic...I know only one person who could share with us.

JD Walt is the sower-in-chief for Seedbed. This is fancy language for chief executive officer. I spent several years working with JD and it was one of the best working relationships and friendships I have ever had. JD is a practical theologian with an amazing command of scripture and the Christian life. He is also the first Sabbath keeper I have ever met.

JD shares with us a conversation about Sabbath, peace and chaos and what the sabbath keeping life is like. He gives some practical rhythms of keeping Sabbath as a family.

Mentioned Resources:
Sabbath Keeping, It's About Time by JD Walt. This is a great FREE resource.
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting by Marva Dawn

JD Walt:
jdwalt.com
@jdwalt

Direct download: Episode_005.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am CST

What does it mean to be a productive pastor? In this episode we begin the conversation of a theology of time management. I look at three beginning ideas.

1. Productivity vs. Call

2. Learning to live a quiet life

3. What we spend our time doing tells who we are

As always, we have some great blog posts to share on The List and a tip from the toolbox.

Direct download: 004.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm CST

003: Building a Priority Based Schedule

On the third episode of The Productive Pastor Podcast we tackle the topic of priorities and their place in your weekly routine. 

I have found my week runs smoother and I feel I have accomplished more when I consistently am able to compare my work to the priorities I have set up. Every part of this episode, from The List to the Toolbox focuses on what it means to routinely accomplish priorities and how this action gives us more time for what we care about and what we are most effective at. Content includes The List, 5 Steps To Building A Priority Based Schedule and a tip from the toolbox about daily routines.


Thanks for listening to this third episode. Keep on using the #productivepastor on twitter and Facebook. You can follow me at @revchadbrooks on twitter, Facebook, google plus and instagram. As always, I appreciate your iTunes review and rating!

Direct download: Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

002: Interview with Jonathan Andersen

In episode two we talk about plenty of great productivity practices for ministry leaders. Chad shares three great blog posts found around the internet and interviews Jonathan Anderson. Jonathan is a pastor in Georgia and is a person to learn from! Jonathan shares some of his practices for sermon preparation, how he keeps in contact with people and strategies of working in team based ministry.

As always, we dig into the toolbox and share a favorite productivity tip. The Productive Pastor Podcast is also giving away a 3 pack of the brand new Pitch Black Field Notes Brand notebook, Chad's preferred brand of pocket notebooks for daily use.

For full show notes, please visit productivepastorpodcast.com

Direct download: 002Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

Have you ever struggled with how to get a great start in the morning. I want to give you tip on our first episode, and it is time dependent. It is the easiest and best way I have ever found to take control of the morning. I also bring in some listener feedback and talk about what is the most important thing ministry leaders need to be making time for in the day.

Direct download: 001_Resetting_your_mornings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am CST

The Productive Pastor is coming soon! This podcast is for ministry leaders to talk about productivity and time management and how we live that out inside the called life. While you wait for the first full episode to get here, check out host Chad Brooks' story and why he loves the idea of productivity.

Direct download: Preview_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm CST

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