Mon, 27 February 2017
What's Up! Today we are talking about that little-used shortcut feature in Evernote. Evernote shortcuts are the best! This episode is all about the 5 best notes to have sitting in your shortcuts.
5 Must-Have Notes in your Evernote Shortcut List
My Weekly Template
Sermon and Sermon Series Ideas
Things I Need to Do
I hope these notes help you develop your own Evernote shortcut list.
Also, for anyone wanting to get their Evernote shortcuts or any other Evernote related skills honed better, you need to check out Brett Kelly's Evernote Essentials.
We are starting a new idea in the Productive Pastor Community in March. We are reading Eugene Peterson's book Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity. If you haven't jumped into the Productive Pastor Community, this would be a great time.
Tue, 7 February 2017
Welcome to Productive Pastor. In this episode, I am sharing how I designed a productive study retreat. Can I mention how stoked I am about a STUDY RETREAT!!!!
I am spending a few days at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas. This should be a fantastic time for deep work and sermon preparation. I am also hosting a lunch get together for listeners of Productive Pastor. To find out the details, make sure you join the Productive Pastor Community on Facebook. I'll be announcing and coordinating everything there.
Over the last year I have been working on a new version of my Sermon Worksheet, complete with a new eBook AND my first premium resource. I am wrapping up the last part of this project and can't wait to share it with you. It has been a long time coming! If you want to get the old version of the sheet and get on the early bird list, just click here.
I'm also working on a how-to guide for starting a fantastic and high-quality sermon podcast. Did you know the Christian category is the largest on Apples Podcast store? This is because of sermons. I totally believe in the medium of audio podcasts and I want to help you leverage them for high impact in your community.
Designing a Productive Study Retreat
I took a sermon study retreat a few years ago. I just threw a bunch of books in my truck, grabbed a bag of frozen buffalo wings and went out. I got a few things done, but I mainly just took the time to rest. Looking back, I needed rest more than I actually needed to study.
Going into this retreat, I didn't want to make the same mistakes. I intentionally planned what I knew I wanted AND needed to do. After planning my retreat, I read this fantastic article by Brian Jones about sermon preparation. It is called "How To Finish Your Sermon by Monday" and I was initially taken aback. But after reading I realized it gave me much more focus about the handful of goals I had for my sermon retreat. There are two important parts of designing a productive study retreat.
- come up with a plan and some goals
- stick to your map. Make sure to stick with your focuses.
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