Plan

Created on Friday, 17 May 2013 / Education
Tags: Ron Edmondson, learning, God, doors, plan, life, stretches, light, dark, seasons, giving up
Just because I’m a pastor, that doesn’t mean I don’t continually learn things about God. It’s a daily process for everyone. Here are some things that I have learned or am learning about our Heavenly Father: ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 16 May 2013 / Administration
Tags: Rick Warren, productivity, ministry, plans, motivation, paper, tasks, steps, checkpoints, progress, Post-It Notes, benefits, finishing
Pastors, we tend to share a lot throughout the year. Some of you are preparing two or three messages and presentations every week. When you repeat that process 52 times in a year, life gets exhausting. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 13 May 2013 / Adversity
Tags: Leadership, Adversity, Lessons, Hollywood, talent agent, pastor, difficult times, Kim Dorr-Tilley, desires, casting director, vocational plans, glory, harvest, humility, authenticity
I’ve been in the business of buying and selling talent (a nice way of saying “actors”) for about 30 years now. When I came to Hollywood in 1984, I was blissfully ignorant of the structures of power and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 03 May 2013 / Administration
Tags: Kim Martinez, fall, church, event, planning, calendar, goals, love languages, affirmation, quality time, service
... 1,200, you won’t connect with 10 new families—you probably know everyone but that new family on the corner—so your goal might look very different. If you don’t have the staff or volunteer base to produce ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 25 April 2013 / Counseling
Tags: Kim Martinez, compassion, overload, stress, plan, time, away, health, teen
In the last week alone, 57 people have died in four violent events as reported by major news outlets. Every week, people in your church lose a job or a loved one or have a health incident. Every month, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Ron Edmondson, high achievement, responsibility, pastor, blogger, intentional, exercise, plan
I get asked frequently: “Pastor, how do you get so much done and still take care of yourself and your family?” Honestly, I never feel I’ve accomplished as much as I would like, but after receiving the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 18 March 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Joseph Mattera, church planting, passion, planning, local, team, financial support, community, key leaders
My wife, Joyce, and I planted our local church 29 years ago, Jan. 29, 1984, in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y. We were not sent out with any money and had only a handful of people who volunteered ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 March 2013 / Community
Tags: Rick Warren, community, church, worship service, plant, reinvent, congregation, elderly
What do you do when your church no longer looks like the community that surrounds it? Focus on what your church does well.  Don’t try to be something you’re not.  If your church is primarily ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 / Children
Tags: Church planters, children, human, faith, missionaries, vacations, time, flexibility
As our church ramps up to plant a church a year for the next several years, I’ve had conversations with five of my key guys about becoming church planters. Church planting is one of the most challenging ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 11 March 2013 / Calling
Tags: Rick Warren, church planting, congregation, mistakes, Saddleback Church, believers, journey
Every church needs a plan to disciple its congregation. You need a plan to take people from “come and see” to “come and die”—which is where Jesus took His disciples during His earthly ministry. For most ... [ +++ ]
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