Within the last 18 months we switched to a Cloud Based Phone System at Church. One of the most over-looked pieces of technology at a church is the phone system, and in this article I will detail how I implemented a cloud based phone system at my church. Sometimes these systems are also called cloud… Read More


One of the most helpful features that I’ve found in my church management software has been the Planning Center Workflow feature. This feature is located within the people app, and is accessible both from mobile devices and computers via an internet browser. What is a Planning Center Workflow? Basically a workflow within Planning Center allows… Read More


Let me tell you a little story. I call it, Lessons Learned from a Bad Church Mailer… On January 8th I went to my mailbox just like any other day. I opened the door and reached inside, then pulled out my mail. As walked back up the sidewalk I thumbed through the mail. I noticed… Read More


Today I want to show you how to backup ministry computers, and why you should. I think you’ve heard that I’m very big on backing up computers in case of a tragedy. But why should you do it? Why You Should have a Backup Plan Hard drives die. Spinning disks die after 3-5yrs, and Solid… Read More


My Greek resource list includes items that I use frequently. These may not be the items that I would use if writing a professional paper. Instead they are the actual things that I use. Anyway, here we go.     1. This is my favorite Greek resource. I use this one daily for my Bible… Read More


goals

Each Year I make a list of goals for that year. This year I accomplished most of my 2016 Goals. I’ll list them below and give a quick description. I Graduated with my Ph.D. in Old Testament. This one has been on the yearly goal list for a couple of years. 2016 was the year.… Read More


Planning Center People is a Church management software plus other helpful stuff. I’ve really come to appreciate this piece of software after using it for about a year and a half. What is Planning Center People This is an Internet, or cloud-based, system. It is not installed on a server that you host yourself. This… Read More


How does Jim Collins’ Good to Great apply to Christian ministry? Jim Collins book may not be aimed at ministries, but I’d argue that Good to Great 6 takeaways certainly apply to your ministry. One thing you should know about this book if you’re in a hurry. There are helpful chapter summaries at the end of each chapter to… Read More


Today I want to talk about 3 steps to stay organized, becuase I don’t know about you but occasionally I have a week, or even a month (like this past June), where I’m completely overloaded. For example, in June I was teaching a seminary class AND working full-time AND we had a few special events at… Read More