Rev Magazine’s Brian Proffit recently interviewed Ed Stetzer about the age old issue of a handful in the church doing the bulk of the work. I have been very convicted that I’ve fallen into the same trap. This is a great introduction for the need to build an equipping culture in the church. Read more here:
rev.org: The Biggest Sin in Your Church.
If this is something that grabs your attention, I’d also suggest reading Alan Nelson’s great book on moving from a pastor-centered model in church to an equipping culture that empowers everyone to become involved:
Me to We: A Pastor’s Discovery of the Power of Partnership
The folks over at Mashable have created an incredible list of online tools for running a business. These same tools can be used for administrating a church. Be sure to bookmark this page.
Last August we featured a post with more than 230 online apps for running your business. Since there are hundreds of new apps coming on the market every year, we figured it was time for an update. This year we came up with more than 270 additional apps. Some are completely new since last year, others might have been overlooked, and still others made significant improvements that gained them a spot on the list.
via 270+ Tools for Running a Business Online.
It’s been a while since I last posted. It seems that life has been in hyperdrive. I read a post by Ed Stetzer that convicted me greatly. He said that church planters are drawn away from God because of busyness and the desire to succeed. I’ve experienced this in my own life. God called our church to 21 days of fasting and prayer and during that time I realized how far I had drifted from an intimate relationship with Him. Please pray that I won’t be drawn away from the only One who can make this whole thing work.
You can read the entire post here: Starting a Church without Losing Your Soul.