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

Have you checked out the Productive Pastor Community? It’s an awesome place for ministry leaders to have productivity and time management resources. It’s absolutely free and connects you on Facebook to other folks in the community.

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A Year of Talking With God (with Adam Weber)

I’ve got to say, Adam is consistently one of my favourite podcast guests. Below I’ve linked to all the times I’ve had him on a show. We spend our time talking about being the author of a book on prayer has changed his personal life with God, the way he relates to his family, and how this has helped and been part of his fast-growing church. We also have a great story about how Adam learned about sheep.

Podcast Episodes

Productive Pastor 76 (Talking With God) 

Adam Weber, Church Planting, and being Missional | TTF 35

Adam Weber on Prayer | TTF 83

AdamWeber.com

Back Matter

Have you checked out the Productive Pastor Community? It’s an awesome place for ministry leaders to have productivity and time management resources. It’s absolutely free and connects you on Facebook to other folks in the community.

Make sure to subscribe to the Productive Pastor Insider.

Remember to Review and Rate in iTunes. You can do it right here.

Become a Patron over at Patreon.com/RevChadBrooks. It helps keep Productive Pastor Ad Free.

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Have you checked out the awesome rewards for patrons on the patreon page?

 

You can grab it at https://www.patreon.com/revchadbrooks

 

Every new Patron gets their name read on the show as a supporter.

$1 gives you access to the patron only feed on the Patreon feed. I upload a couple of exclusive videos a month to this feed. I’ll also turn random pieces of content loose early on this feed.

$5 a month has two awesome perks. The first is a member exclusive shorter podcast episode with the behind the scenes information about the latest episode. This might have goofs, my own thoughts about why I felt the content was needed, or just some more information about part of the episode that didn’t make the main episode. The second perk is an early release of any interview episode. I typically get 2-3 unique episodes out of every interview, and they can be spaced months apart. I upload the entire episode as soon as it is recorded.

$10 a month gives you everything mentioned previously PLUS exclusive access to a monthly Google Hangout I am going to start doing. This will be a 1-hour roundtable conversation. I’m going to come into it with a few talking points, but this is about a real live discussion with other high-focused members of the productive pastor community. The video will be released to all patrons afterward, but the only way you can get in on the conversation is to be a $10 monthly supporter. 

 

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