Priority Pastor XNov 11, 2023
PPX 325 Disciple Making Discoveries
Are we overcomplicating disciple making?
PPX324 Is Trading an Option for Bi-vocational Ministry?
There are many ways to try to make ends meet in a bi-vocational lifestyle.
Is trading crypto or stocks a viable option?
PPX323 Afternoon Energy Hack
If you are careful about what you eat at lunch but still find yourself dragging in the afternoon, this might be the missing piece of the puzzle.
PPX322 Praying Over Your Year
Here is an important addition to any annual planning or goal setting you find yourself doing.
PPX321 Preparing for Spiritual Warfare
Here are some key passages to read when you feel like you are in or about to enter the heat of the battle.
PPX320 In Pain But On Mission
How do we stay engaged in ministry when we are in pain?
PPX319 A Bad Excuse for Avoiding Personal Evangelism
Is it unspiritual to have a plan?
PPX318 Five Commitments of a Disciple Maker
These five practices will move you and those you train into more focused and effective disciple making.
PPX317 Pastors Are Quitting
More than one third of pastors have seriously considering leaving ministry in the past year. Why? And what should you do if you are one of them?
PPX316 Delete the App
It might not be an actual app…What is one thing you can “delete” that will get rid of a significant problem?
PPX315 Saving 4 More Hours a Week
I made two decisions this morning that will save me an average of 4 hours per week- or more than 5 work weeks in a year!
PPX314 60 Second Morning Routine Tweak
Here is a simple addition I’ve made to my morning routine that helps me get “in the zone” more quickly when I start working.
PPX313 The Internet Timer Trick
Here is a simple idea that has helped me, and could probably help you, with sleep, energy and productivity.
PPX312 Profit First for Churches
The book Profit First by Mike Michalowicz has been revolutionizing the way small business owners manage their finances. In this episode, Daren speaks with bookkeeper Graham Utz about church financial management and how Profit First can be applied to the way churches manage their finances.
PPX311 Sermons vs Sermonettes
John Stott once said “Sermonettes make Christianettes.” Well, what is a sermonette? Is it a matter of length or something else? Here are some thoughts on sermon length. Spoiler: Most sermons should be shorter.
PPX310 The Church Vision Hamster Wheel
The quest for church vision can be a never-never ending, fruitless exercise. What's the alternative?
PPX309 Spiritual Direction- Kenda Reimer
This is an excerpt from an interview with Kenda Reimer, a spiritual director in British Columbia, Canada. This segment focuses on spiritual direction and Christian leadership.
For the full interview, go to https://disciplemaking.buzzsprout.com/
PPX308 Pastoral Migration or Exodus?
Pastors are on the move. But some of them are moving right out of ministry. How about you? Here are some important considerations for a move to another ministry role or a move out of vocational ministry altogether.
PPX307 Post Pandemic Pastoral Priorities
Building on the last episodes Re-Entry Resolutions, here are three suggestions for areas to prioritize going forward.
PPX306 Reentry Resolutions
This is a unique opportunity to make significant changes in our lives and ministries. What are the outcomes you want? And what are the habits that will get you there?
PPX305 Simple Evangelism Strategy
Evangelism is the bottleneck in disciple making and the absence of personal evangelism is the bottleneck in evangelism in general. Here is a simple strategy to begin engaging in personal evangelism.
PPX304 How Power Messes You Up
Did you know that being in a position of power can create things in your heart and mind that can damage your leadership? Here’s what’s happening and how you can protect yourself.
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PPX303 Six Ways (for Pastors) to Get Paid
How many of these ways are you being paid? What you to do if you are underpaid in these areas.
PPX302 Introducing 12Church
The primary activity of churches, pastors, indeed all followers of Jesus Christ is to be making disciples. The book DNA of a Christ Follower unpacks the “what.” Here is how we are beginning to answer the “how.”
PPX 301 Disciple Making
Introducing the new Disciple Making podcast with Daren Wride and Tim Beadle.
PPX 300 PQO-Prolific Quality Output
Yep, made it to 300 episodes! Here is a review of where this podcast has come from, where it is going, and one big lesson for you to apply in your life and ministry.
PPX299 It’s Not Your Job
When we think our role as pastors and Christian leaders is to build the church, we might be distracted from the real calling of making disciples.
PPX298 Measuring Ministry Success
Do you feel like a success in your ministry? How do you define and measure success? Consider these seven metrics.
PPX297 Is Church Broken?
He was adamant: “It’s broken, we know it’s broken!” Do you agree that the way we generally do church is broken? How do we ask these kinds of questions and address the challenges without being…jerks?
PPX296 The Art of Plain Talk
Are you speaking in a way that people can understand? There are some simple principles and tools that can help.
PPX295 Who are the Fish?
Have you taken the time to figure out the kind of person you are especially called to reach as a disciple who makes disciples?
PPX294 You Won’t Like the Answer
The question is “What is the greatest current hindrance, bottleneck or hurdle to your church moving ahead?” You probably won’t like the answer.
PPX293 Unprecedented Pivot to the New Normal
Yeah, I’m tired of those words too! It’s time to quit expected stability and retool for rapid constant change.
PPX292 Plans and Interruptions
Sometimes life and ministry is about working a plan, but sometimes it’s about recognizing and responding to interruptions.
PPX291 Young Pastors Take More Hits
Young or new pastors seem to face an inordinate amount of attack. Here’s why and here’s what do to about it.
PPX290 Swing Thought for 2021
Here is a simple idea to carry with you into the year that will help keep everything else aligned.
PPX289 Lessons from Nightmare Mode
A report on my 38 days of “nightmare mode” and some thoughts about moving forward into the New Year.
PPX288 What is Nightmare Mode?
Here is a technique I learned from an “interesting” marketer and Youtube personality for focusing in and getting some important things done.
PPX 287 How Much Truth Can They Handle?
Have you ever stopped to think how many truths and applications the people you serve are exposed to through our ministry? How do we keep this volume of t-units from overwhelming them and helping them develop the habit of NOT applying the Word?
PPX 286 Of Course It's a Tough Job
We sometimes think that if our job it tough, then we're not where we're supposed to be. What if leadership is supposed to be challenging?
PPX285 Are You Being Your True Self?
Sometimes the hits we take in leadership cause us to pull back from the gifts and callings we have received.
PPX284 Morning Routine
Here are some things I do almost every morning that contributes to having a good day.
PPX283 Podcasts Worth Checking Out
I’m currently subscribed to thirty-three podcasts. Here are a few that are worth a look if you are in ministry leadership- and they are not all ministry related.
PPX 282 What Exactly IS a Disciple of Jesus Christ?
How can you fulfill your primary calling- making disciples- if you aren’t clear on what a disciple is? Here’s a way to help get it clear in your heart and mind.
PPX281 Your Ministry Amnesty Window is Closing
It’s been fun, and a little stressful perhaps, learning new tools and tactics for ministry in an online world. It’s time to get back to business and refocus on our core purpose: Making Disciples.
PPX280 Short Memo to a New Pastor
You can’t teach your way out of a leadership challenge…etc
PPX279 Navigating Big Change
What do you do when you face big changes in your life? Here is a practice my wife and I have found essential.
PPX278 The Stress is Real
Dentists are seeing more cracked teeth these days due to higher stress. How are you handling the added stress of the season?
PPX277 My Covid Fifteen Pounds
Due to some significant shifts in eating patterns in this calendar year, the change in routine due to Covid has been a health boost in our home.
PPX276 How to Use a Time Windfall
As with a financial windfall, don’t squander a sudden surplus of time. Here are some ideas on how to strategically use extra time in your schedule.