The Productive Pastor

When was the last time you admitted you made a mistake?

Face it, we all make mistakes. There are two different kinds of mistakes. The first are the mistakes we make when we don't have the knowledge and/or ability to execute a task. The second type of mistake are the ones we willingly make because we don't have the margin or resources to go for the win.

Front Matter

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The Mistakes We All Make

Willful mistakes are all about us gambling about what we are willing to sacrifice. Here are the three mistakes I've been super intentional about in my life lately.

  1. We sacrifice our ability to tell the truth.
    This is all about when we simply don't have the time or margin to do everything we tell people we will do. It undermines our character and we get a reputation as someone who doesn't do what they say. I'm becoming hyper aware of this and what I need to do about it.
  2. We sacrifice our best.
    We end up spending an inordinate amount of time on what we are worst at.
  3. We sacrifice our boundaries.
    This is becoming one of the most important things to me. But to understand our boundaries, we need to realize we first need to work on our own self-boundaries. Build into yourself the practices you need the most.

Back Matter

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Direct download: PP93_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm CDT

Welcome back to Productive Pastor. In this episode, I talk with JR Forasteros about content creation and content curation. JR is no stranger to the podcast, so it's awesome to have him back on and I talk with him about one of my favorite topics. 

The Pastor as Content Creator and Curator

  • Did you ever have a time in ministry when you weren't creating content?
  • Have you ever been scared for a church to read your content?
  • What content JR is creating
  • Pastors are consistently creating content and that makes you a better content creator.
  • Pastors are creating MASSIVE content each week, and have access to one of the best audiences in the world. 
  • Content is an inevitable by-product of a sermon. 
  • The skill we have not figured out how to develop is what it means for ministry leaders to be curators and truth show-ers.
  • People want someone who can give them trustworthy information. 
  • Fake news.
  • What it looks like for churches to see their pastors as content creators.
  • How we talk about things that don't lend themselves to sermons. 
  • What are the ways you need to communicate things that don't make sense in a sermon?
  • We've got to stretch out the energy it takes for us to write sermons. 

 

Resources Mentioned
How I wrote a book with JR Forasteros | Productive Pastor 88

3 Reasons Pastors Should Be Curators of Content 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm CDT

So how do you craft a great communication strategy? In this episode, I share the basics of campaign communication design.

The List
I've been LOVING, and I mean LOVING this conversation from Peter McKinnon on the creative process. I watched it twice in a row.

Campaign Communication Design

So what exactly is a campaign? Many churches leaders are only familiar with the idea when it comes to capital campaigns. What if I told you enabling bits and pieces of the strategy would allow you to communicate more effectively AND efficiently? For far too often, we end up spinning our wheels and simply regurgitate the important things our churches desire folks to know.

Campaign communication design is simply strategic communication for a specific set of goals and outcomes. It helps you get as much participation, reach, and attendance as possible for special events in the life of your church.

Get the communication design resources here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:29pm CDT

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