I have some crazy talented friends who are creating and sharing great resources for church leaders. Not only do I get the honor of sharing them with you, but I also benefit from using these myself. If you’re not heard yet, let me introduce you to my friends at Church Fuel.
If you’re like me I know you’re on the lookout for insanely practical resources to help you be more effective in ministry. Our friends at Church Fuel just released a free resource you’ll love.
Click the link below for The Pastor’s Toolbox.
Here’s what’s included:
• Their twenty favorite apps, sites or services to help pastors and church leaders be more productive. Most of these tools are free to download and free to use.
• Ideas to help you streamline communications, manage your team and be more effective in ministry.
• Suggestions on how you can use these tools in your ministry.
Click this link to download The Pastor’s Toolbox eBook.
There are some great ideas for you. I grabbed a couple of these myself and have started using them as well as already having used a few regularly like Feedly, Evernote and Canva.
It’s a free ministry help and advice! So dive in and get started!
One of the things as a young church planter that I was NOT very passionate about in the early days, was the financial health of our church. First of all, that was irresponsible of me as a leader and I’ve had to repent for that. Secondly, I just let others on our staff think about, push forward and figure it out. Again…irresponsible of me. Continue reading
by bobby williams
One thing pastors can sometimes get knocked for is being secluded in their “church bubble.” The pastor trapped in the “church bubble” only spends times with other Christians, listens only to Christian music, only watches movies about the crucifixion and only reads books by other Christian authors. That’s a whole lot Christian going on. Continue reading
by bobby williams
This will sound a bit weird at firs, but I love sending emails to my church. I’m not doing it daily, but we are sending out several a month (to our entire partnership). Companies like MailChimp (Mailkimp anyone???) make it super simple to do this. But sending out a quick email to those that attend your church on a regular basis is a great way to cast vision, keep people informed and get them excited for what is ahead. Continue reading
For the last month, I have spent my time resting and regrouping for a very exciting 2015. Not only in the church I help lead, but also here for this blog and those you that read and use the helpful resources posted here on a regular basis.
2014 was by far the best year ever in terms of readership on this blog. Believe it or not, there are 8 years of content here, dating all the way back to my student ministry days. That’s pretty insane.
One of things I changed a few years ago was to make this blog a helpful resource to churches, ministry leaders, pastors and church planters. Going forward, that will still remain the target audience. However, coming very soon, this blog will go through some major changes in terms of the content and resources provided. I can’t let the cat out the bag just yet, but it’s going to be one of the best website/blogs around in terms of offering great content and resources to churches, pastors and church planters.
What’s coming you ask? Just wait….the best is yet to come….
It’s been an incredible year here on this blog. I’m so thankful for each one of you that reads on a regular basis, comments, emails and for those of you that just happen to stumble here while searching out a resource.
As 2014 winds down, I’m winding down the blog for the year, taking time off writing and will be going dark here unitl 2015.
If you wish, catch me on Twitter @bobbywilliams. Have a Merry Christmas and we’ll see you all in 2015!
My friend Casey from The Rocket Company recently shared some great tips on how to have a financially healthy church that I wanted to pass along. Casey gave me the opportunity to also share a little about what God has been doing in our church through Giving Rocket as well. Not only that, he’s also offering a free training to church leaders On Demand RIGHT HERE. Continue reading
I heard someone say once, “the best tool you have, is the one in your tool box.” And the one tool you have in your church that you use constantly, but don’t always take care of, is your volunteers. Continue reading
A few years ago, my wife Denira and I were fortunate enough to meet Tam and Brent Hodge through the Refine Us marriage coaching program (Justin and Trish Davis). We spent several months getting to know one another, chatting and learning best practices for our marriage. Continue reading
This past Sunday, I had an opportunity to do something that I have always wanted to do as a pastor. It is something that I have, for a very long time, thought was possible, but just never had everything line up to make it happen. Continue reading