These series are some of the best content here at Rookie Pastor. As a writer I love these series because they help me stay focused and cover a topic from multiple angles.
Most of series are practical in nature, hopefully you will read something you can use in your ministry. Or maybe you’ll be encouraged or challenged. At least learn from me so you don’t have to pay the “stupid tax” that I and others have paid.
My favorite blog series. For many of us preaching is one of the first things we think of in ministry. I love to preach and have learned a thing or two from experience and quite a few more from others. This is some of my best advice.
Ministry is a communication event.
When reality smacks you in the face (and it will if it hasn’t already) it can be so destabilizing that you might think about walking away.
People leave paid ministry for a lot of different reasons, but this point tries to address some of the realities that you are nearly guaranteed to face. These are hard truths, but hopefully they will contribute to pastors being in it for the long haul.
You are looking for a job and discovering it to be a harder task than you were led to believe. A bad economy, having to compromise, awkward interviews and plenty of other issues you’ll probably face as you look for that first (or second) job.
Appropriate to follow the previous one. This series addresses one of the most common questions I get: “How do I leave well?”
When Rookie Pastors do leave a ministry they are dealing with guilt, finding the proper balance of ambition, and dealing with the practical realities. I’ve put together some helpful practices to arrive at some clarity.
We all need it and none of us want it. In fact many of us spend a lot of time hiding from it.
My free eBook. Really proud of this one.
Had several friends share how they get things done and the tools they use.
My wife takes over the blog for a week and shares some of her wisdom.
Easily the funniest person I know.
Not really a blog series, but two posts worth your time.
Don’t make the same mistakes.