The life of a minister is not always easy or straightforward. We are constantly torn between obligations, our families, our work, and our passions. There’s no such thing as free time. And sometimes, pursuing meaningful activities takes a backseat to the mundane. Managing all that life has to offer – balancing our passions with the [...]
Ever feel like you’re lacking creativity? I sure do. After a big event or exhausting conference, it can feel like all creativity has run dry. Since I work with college students, my ministry operates on the semester schedule. This time of year seems to be quickly slipping away, and I’ve been trying to find new [...]
When it comes to blogging, one of the most time consuming components can be importing and formatting photos. Yet, readers tend to linger longer on posts that include pictures, so it’s important to include photos in most – if not all – posts.
I used to take the pictures on my iPhone, email them to myself, [...]
In our hyper-digital age, we can end up jotting down notes and reminders on all of our personal devices. We may have a grocery list on our iPhone, a few ministry documents on our work computer, and our home computer is a compilation of our family’s documents. It always seems that what we need is [...]
Earlier this week we introduced Evernote – a tool to capture and process all types of information. There are countless ways to use Evernote both personally and for business, and each person will find a unique way to maximize Evernote. The key is to move information, reminders, and records from our inboxes, computers, and minds [...]
The new year is just around the corner, which is hard to believe! As we start to think about the upcoming year, we found an awesome calendar to start next year off well-organized. The calendar is oversized and can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Each month flows into the next, which means there are no [...]
Much of the planning that takes place in ministry is done collaboratively. Oftentimes many voices going into brainstorming and decision-making. In a digital age, email can be great for quick communication, but creating a digital round table discussion isn’t always easy.
Here are two resources to keep everyone in the planning loop—without overwhelming email and phone [...]
Can you believe it’s November? Christmas is just around the corner. Starbucks has even started using their holiday cups! Whether you’re a stickler when it comes to listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving or not, it’s time to start thinking Christmas as you consider a Christmas event for your ministry.
One idea that we love is [...]
Regardless of how much we love our ministry and how passionate we are, there are times when we have to evaluate what we’re doing and where our ministry is headed. Sometimes it’s because we’re overwhelmed and other times it’s because we’re simply at a lull in our plans. Regardless of why, we all come to [...]
When others think of ministry, they think of Bible studies, events, worship services, craft nights, and good conversations over coffee. However, the reality for most of us is that we have many administrative responsibilities as well.
Being efficient and focused while completing administrative tasks allows us more time away from the computer screen and more time [...]keep looking »