3 Primary Traits Every Church Leader Should Exhibit

You can LISTEN to this episode by scrolling to the bottom of this post or via iTunes.   As this blog focuses on the four pillars of church growth, leadership, creativity, and vision, my sermon from this past Sunday is abnormally applicable to you—my audience. I preached 1 Timothy 5:17–25 about biblical leadership, and I gleaned three traits that we more »

10 Leadership Lessons from College Football’s Opening Weekend

You can LISTEN to this episode by scrolling to the bottom of this post or via iTunes.   Are you ready for some football? The greatest sport in all of the land is back. Crowds cheering, tailgates blazing, and pigskin flying all combine to give me happiness.   As the college football season kicked off this past weekend, there were more »

Why I Quit Making Fun of Joel Osteen

You can LISTEN to this episode by scrolling to the bottom of this post or via iTunes.   Not to brag, but I have a pretty good Joel Osteen impression. Recently, I’ve moved my over-blinking, big smile, drawl, and slow speech with a time of “stand up, hold up your Bible, and declare this with me” from my frontal lobe more »

The List of Apps and Services I Use to Get Work Done

You can LISTEN to this episode by scrolling to the bottom of this post or via iTunes.   Don’t you love to get things done more quickly? I know I do. Here’s a list of the apps and services I use to accomplish tasks. EMAIL iOS App   EMAIL SCHEDULING Boomerang   MASS EMAILING Constant Contact and MailChimp   MASS more »

Ep 95: Daniel Irmler (Church Media and Marketing)

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Daniel Irmler. Daniel is the founder of Pro Church and ChurchHacks.com, based in Fresno, CA. Jeremy and Daniel discuss church marketing and media. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS For those not familiar with Daniel Irmler, what is your background? You oversee Pro Church, a company that focuses on church media and marketing. We’re going to get to Facebooks ads more »

5 Tips to Help You Guard Your Family Time

You can LISTEN to this episode by scrolling to the bottom of this post or via iTunes. If you don’t control your time, your time will control you. If you want to be a man or woman of God, properly prioritizing your family time is critical. How do you do it, though?   Get away from your phone.   Smart phones are one more »

Facebook Ads Are Undervalued Church Growth Tools

You can LISTEN to this episode by scrolling to the bottom of this post or via iTunes.   We recently had a “high attendance” day at Church of the Highlands, where I serve as pastor. It was awesome! We packed out the church so much that we ran out of chairs in one of our services. People were standing around more »

5 Areas of Mental Toughness for Pastors

You can LISTEN to this episode by scrolling to the bottom of this post or via iTunes. Being a leader, in general, requires toughness. Being a pastor, in particular, requires it. A pastor is to have the heart of Jesus and the hide of a rhinoceros.   In a few months, I will have been out of Southwestern Seminary for more »

Ep 94: Mark Clark (systems for seeing a church move to another level)

LISTEN to this episode of the podcast by either scrolling to the bottom of this post, or check it out via iTunes. While you’re on iTunes, RATE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE to the podcast. _ In this episode, Jeremy interviews Mark Clark. Mark is the founding and lead pastor of Village Church in Vancouver. Jeremy and Mark discuss church growth, the state more »