Book Review: The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson

By: Andrew Hale From the Foreward to the Conclusion, The Pastor’s Justification had me crying out “Yes, that’s me!” Dr. Mike Ayers describes his sentiment in the Foreward, “…Somewhere along the way, ministry for me became about proving to myself and to the world what a great leader and leader I was.” Jared Wilson does an excellent job examining Biblical truth from 1 Peter 5:1-11 and other passages over two parts: The Pastor’s Heart and The Pastor’s Glory. Part 1: The Pastor’s Heart deals with what it means to be free, holy, humble, confident, watchful, and justified as a pastor. … Continue reading Book Review: The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson

5 Ways To Increase Your Online Presence

This is part 2 of a 2 part series on churches and their online presence. Earlier this week, I blogged about why your church needs an online presence. Go check it out here. We all admit we need an online presence, but how do we get one and keep one? Or better yet, how do we have an effective online presence? Now in the second part of this two-part blog post, I want to address ways to increase your online presence. Post Consistently – It is not good for your organization or church if your last post happened weeks or … Continue reading 5 Ways To Increase Your Online Presence

3 Reasons Why Your Church Needs An Online Presence

Your church has a vision (at least I hope they do). If you cannot articulate your vision, your church is not doing a good job of communicating it. Communicating vision or anything of that matter is crucial. Communication is not a new concept for church leaders. This has been an issue for years. Thus the invention of the sacred bulletin. God forbid churches ever get rid of bulletins, but the reason they were created was to improve communication. Bulletins and stage announcements are great for communication, but if you are going to communicate effectively in a digital world, you must … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Your Church Needs An Online Presence