The Productive Pastor

The Productive Pastor is an honest and helpful look at the struggle and joy of time management and productivity for ministry leaders. With a focus ...
Welcome to the 96th episode of Productive Pastor. We've got a fantastic episode with Karl Vaters for you! He's the author of Small Church Essentials and The Grasshopper Myth. He's also the teaching pastor at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.  In this episode we talk about:  The church industria...
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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...
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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 h...
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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...
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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 becaus...
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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 yo...
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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.
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This episode we are going back in time and bringing new content into a conversation that has been the MOST DOWNLOADED episode of Productive Pastor. This episode is sponsored by the awesome folks at TrainedUp.church. Make sure to check them out for the best mobile volunteer training system out th...
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How many of you have taken part in a year-end review? I'm pretty sure many of us have been thinking about them, taking part in them, and possibly working on our own reviews. I spent the week reflecting on a few things, and I want to share them with you. I've also put together two worksheets for ...
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Welcome to this episode of Productive Pastor. We are doing another installment of "How I wrote a book" with my buddy JR Forasteros. This episode is sponsored by the awesome folks at TrainedUp.church. Make sure to check them out for the best mobile volunteer training system out there. If you didn...
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Every year I record a listener Q & A episode during Thanksgiving week. We've got three great questions, with a few helpful links. to talk about today. This episode is sponsored by the awesome folks at TrainedUp.Church. They are innovating how churches train leaders and volunteers.  How do y...
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Three Big Mistakes I want to have a conversation today about the way we handle our schedule and how it has the ability to move us forward or keep us sitting still. First, we have a few prerequisites. These are three episodes of Productive Pastor I think can help make this conversation better. Th...
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How do you bring new staff members into your ministry well? That idea freaked me out earlier this year. So we got together and made a rock-solid onboarding system for ministry.
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This is a big day for The Productive Pastor! This episode is sponsored by the good folks at TrainedUp.church. If you are looking for a thoroughly modern way to utilize video in your church training, they've built a turn-key solution for you. Make sure to check them out! In today's episode, we've...
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Over the last week, folks all over the country have had their eyes on the Texas and Louisiana coast as Hurricane Harvey made landfall. In the last year, I've lived through a 500 year flood and been part of two other disasters. Living through a disaster in tough. Leading through a disaster seems ...
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I’ve been absolutely FALLING IN LOVE with Anchor.fm these past two weeks. Today, I decided to create a more Productive Pastor style episode for them and to share it here with you. Also, this is a heavy shownotes anchor, so it makes perfect sense to drop it right here.   Pastors are in the conten...
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Have you ever thought about the future you would love to have for you or your ministry? Many times we can wander about individually or organizationally. This episode, I want to talk about the idea of a preferred future. This is an amazing tool that can help you strategically plan at every level....
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Are you still learning? That's a big question because most of our immediate answer would be a resounding YES! But are we really? I want to share with you the why of deliberate learning and hopefully jump off your battery towards more strategic learning. Front Matter: I want to thank Craig Finnes...
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Do you ever feel like you've lost control? It's time to conquer the chaos and become a chaos killer. Over the last few months, I've gotten a little too familiar with chaos and what it takes to climb out of it. But we aren't going to talk about the dirty side, instead, I am going to share with yo...
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