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Ministry Hackers

Ministry Hackers

By Dr. Brandon M. Pardekooper
So the big question is this: how do pastors like us, who remain focused on the mission of Jesus and serving our communities without being distracted by everything in the world around us, how do we increase our effectiveness while living a lifestyle that doesn’t compromise our health, our families, or our personal relationships with Jesus? That’s the question this podcast is going to answer. I am Dr. Brandon Pardekooper and welcome to the Ministry Hackers podcast.
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MH104 4 Ways To Afford a Highly Productive Staff...Even When You Can't
So, you don't think you can afford a highly productive staff, so living your dream life in ministry isn't possible right?  WRONG!!!!  In this episode, I am going to show you 4 ways to start building that highly productive staff, even though you don't think you can afford it.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
32:25
June 18, 2021
MH103 The Key to Living a More Fulfilled Life, Interview with Loren Zamora
I think it is a tragedy that too many of us as pastors and ministry leaders do not live fulfilled lives. Too often we are overwhelmed with life, inundated with tasks and responsibilities, and we are unable to walk through our days with a sense of fulfillment the way I believe God has called us to. Well, today I am privileged to have a special guest joining me who has just written a new book tackling this very issue. The book is simple, but don’t mistake that for not being powerful. Because in it he asks four hard questions that can help you and I increase our clarity and confidence in our purpose, leading to a more fulfilled way of living life. Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
31:58
June 17, 2021
MH102 How to Train and Develop Your Staff on Your Way to Your Dream Life in Ministry
You have a staff and you want to train them to be highly productive so that you can live your dream life in ministry, right? So how do you train and develop your staff to be highly productive. In this episode, I am going to show you exactly how to train your staff to be highly productive, and you are going to be surprised at how easy it is.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
30:36
June 16, 2021
MH101 How to be a Magnetic Leader with Chris McClure
As we continue to celebrate our 100th episode this week, we are bringing in someone familiar with the Ministry Hacker community, Chris McClure, to talk about his new book, The Magnetic Leader. In this episode, he unpacks how you can be a leader people want to follow.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
30:25
June 15, 2021
MH100 #1 Key to Living Your Dream Life in Ministry
WE MADE IT TO EPISODE 100!!!! I am so excited to see that the Ministry Hacker podcast has made it to this point and we have such a wonderful group of pastors and ministry leaders joining us each episode.  In this episode, I go over where we have been over the last 100 episode, and discuss the #1 thing that keeps us from living our Dream Lives in Ministry. Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
28:16
June 14, 2021
MH99 #1 Reason Your Church May Not Be Growing...It May Hurt a Little
Do you want to know the #1 reason churches don't grow? What if this is the reason your church isn't growing? Would you still want to know?  In this episode, I am going to tell you the #1 reason churches don't grow. It is a fixable problem, but it may hurt a little bit. So, proceed with caution because not everyone is able to hear this. As a Ministry Hacker, I hope you can.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/mydreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
21:42
June 11, 2021
MH98 Why You Need to Optimize for Growth
Your church is going to grow this year, but if you don't have optimized systems, your growth is going to disappear as quickly as it comes. Its time to revisit your systems and processes and optimize them for growth.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/dreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/dreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
17:53
June 10, 2021
MH97 Connecing Your Way to a Dream Life in Ministry
I had two conversations with pastors today that are one of the keys to your Dream Life in Ministry. In this episode, I am going to tell you what we talked about, what the end result was, and how it is directly related to you and your life in ministry.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/dreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/dreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
18:33
June 9, 2021
MH96 3 Ways to Increase Your Hospitality at Church
If your church has plateaued or is in decline, there is a good chance your hospitality strategy needs to be revamped. Not because we are trying to grow churches numerically, but because we are trying to create experiences for people to encounter Jesus...but they can't if they aren't there.  In this episode, I give you 3 ways to increase your hospitality game.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/dreamlife, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/dreamlife and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
24:48
June 8, 2021
MH95 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Trying to Grow Your Church
We need to stop trying to grow our churches today...right now. In this episode I am going to give you 3 good reasons why.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/consulting, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/consulting and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
22:06
June 7, 2021
MH94 Where We Should Be Focusing
We are all going through it on some level, and there are large numbers of people in our congregations that are also going through it. We are in a year of remembering and dealing with the pain. I had a loss just a week ago and I was reminded today of a loss from a year ago. We are all in need and we all need to help one another.  In this episode, I talk about what this need is and why I hope we as a Ministry Hacker community get it.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/consulting, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/consulting and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
18:28
June 4, 2021
MH93 What You're Missing By Not Being Outside
It's summer and time to get outside! Sure there are BBQ's, baseball games, times at the poolside, and drive in theaters. But what about taking a hike, skipping rocks, gardening, and just sitting in the presence of nature and God's creation? In this episode, I talk about the value of spending time with the Lord in the presence of his creation and making sure we are making time to spend outside, even if you aren't an outdoors person.  Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/consulting, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/consulting and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
20:05
June 3, 2021
MH92 You Need to Develop Your Superiority Complex
Do you have a superiority complex? If not, you need one and you need to start working on it today. Having a superiority complex is going to give you confidence, increase your belief in yourself, carry you when times get tough, and ultimately compel you into a closer walk with Jesus on your way to living your dream life in ministry. Now, I know, you are probably skeptical because we are taught that having a superiority complex is a bad thing...however, in this episode I want to show you that there is one area in your life where having a superiority complex is the right thing to do and is the key to unlocking your noble character. Let's Partner This Summer Together I have studied the lives of pastors for decades and those who are living their dream lives have a few things in common. What I have done is take those commonalities and developed a simple 5-step Framework to help you discover your Dream Life in Ministry. If you would like to begin your Dream Life in Ministry, I want to invite you to go to ministryhackers.com/consulting, and sign up to partner with me so we can discover your Dream Life in Ministry. I believe every pastor should be allowed to pastor a growing, healthy church while also living a healthy life, and you are no different. Go to https://ministryhackers.com/consulting and let’s get started pursuing your Dream Life In Ministry together.
23:57
June 2, 2021
MH91 How My Jacket and your culture are connected
When I was a student in my youth group growing up, my youth pastor did something that changed my life. At the time, I didn’t really understand how much it cost him, or really even the full impact he was making by doing it, I just knew it was cool, I wanted it, and that it gave me the sense of belonging, purpose, and stability. In this episode, I want to talk about what he did and why you should do it too...well, maybe not do exactly what he did, but how you need to have the same mindset he did in order to take your ministry to the next level and take one step closer to living your dream life in ministry. Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
25:22
June 1, 2021
MH90 4 Ways Your Lack of Fun is Killing Your Church
Are you a golfer? A movie buff? A woodworker? A gamer? A reader? What do you do for fun? Sadly, too many of us have things we used to do for fun before ministry became so complicated, tiring, and all-consuming. We say things like… ”I used to play softball every summer until… I used to go to baseball games, but I just haven’t been able to do it the last couple of years I used to read a lot more, but I can’t seem to fit it into my schedule. And please don’t tell me that ministry is all the fun you need. Even for those of us who love ministry, love being with people, love preaching, even love meetings, we need to have outlets of fun in our lives. Do you remember what it was like to have fun? Back in your 20’s, maybe when you were first married, you had a group of friends you hung out with, things you enjoyed doing, hobbies, activities. Now you don’t do any of those things. Maybe on the weekend you go on a date with your spouse, or play in the yard for a couple of hours with your kids. But, what do you do for fun...for you. What refills your tank? Makes you feel alive? Reminds you why you once lived this life so vigorously and made you feel like you could conquer the world? In today’s episode, I am going to share why it is vital you figure this out...right now! Ministry Hackers has Partnered with Life and Leadership Ministries to Bring You a New Tool Have you ever wanted to know exactly what your congregation is struggling with? Have you ever wished you could sit down with everyone in your church and find out how you could minister more effectively to each one of them...without having an endless amount of meetings? Well, I have been able to work with my friends over at Life and Leadership Ministries to develop the Leading Life Experience for their edisciple platform for pastors and ministry leaders just like you. This experience is an incredible opportunity for you as a pastor to see exactly what level of a fulfilled life your congregation is living by measuring four core areas. This will allow you to better know how to lead them toward living fulfilling lives in the Lord. Once you are equipped with this deep level of insight, you will know what ministries, sermons, activities, classes, and curriculum you need to use to minister more effectively to those in your faith community. Best of all, you can stop guessing and know what will engage people and what they will make time for. Go to edisciple.com/pastor to see what the experience looks like and how to bring the Leading Life Experience to your church.
25:43
May 27, 2021
MH89 The Missing Component in Your Servant Leadership Approach
In Christian circles, and primarily in ministry, we talk a lot about servant leadership. We model our leadership style after the servant leadership we see modeled in Jesus’ life and ministry. Usually this means we are willing to do things like clean the bathroom toilets because no task is beneath us as pastors. Or, we go out of our way to serve others in their crisis or point of need. Though these are examples of how we can show and exercise servant leadership, it does not capture the entire essence of what being a servant leader truly is. In fact, there is one component in most who are intentionally exercising servant leadership that is missing. This missing component, in some circles of ministry, is even seen in a negative light because it doesn’t leave room for the Holy Spirit to operate...at least that is the claim. Well, in this episode I am going to show you how this missing component of servant leadership is vital, was exercised by Jesus, and when absent, actually negates your efforts to truly be a servant leader. Ministry Hackers has Partnered with Life and Leadership Ministries to Bring You a New Tool Have you ever wanted to know exactly what your congregation is struggling with? Have you ever wished you could sit down with everyone in your church and find out how you could minister more effectively to each one of them...without having an endless amount of meetings? Well, I have been able to work with my friends over at Life and Leadership Ministries to develop the Leading Life Experience for their edisciple platform for pastors and ministry leaders just like you. This experience is an incredible opportunity for you as a pastor to see exactly what level of a fulfilled life your congregation is living by measuring four core areas. This will allow you to better know how to lead them toward living fulfilling lives in the Lord. Once you are equipped with this deep level of insight, you will know what ministries, sermons, activities, classes, and curriculum you need to use to minister more effectively to those in your faith community. Best of all, you can stop guessing and know what will engage people and what they will make time for. Go to edisciple.com/pastor to see what the experience looks like and how to bring the Leading Life Experience to your church.
25:26
May 26, 2021
MH88 Make Sure Your Pastoral Staff Doesn't Do This
This is the last thing you want your pastoral staff members doing right now. Unfortunately, they are already planning on it and you don't even know it.  Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
16:30
May 25, 2021
MH87 3 Keys to Identifying Your Key Influencers
In this episode, I am going to show you how to identify key influencers in your congregation who can step up and help you lead the church, carry the load of ministry, and ultimately free you up to focus on the things only you can do as the pastor. If you use these 3 ways, you will be on your road to living your dream life in ministry.  Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
23:34
May 24, 2021
MH86 How to Hear the Voice of God with Matt McAfee
Do you want to hear the voice of God more...or maybe just once?  In this episode, Pastor Matt McAfee stops by and we talk about his new book "Listen: Simple Ways to Hear the Voice of God". We have a great conversation about getting closer to God, hearing his 'voice', and being led by the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  You can get a free version of Matt's book by going to realmattmcafee.com. Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
32:09
May 21, 2021
MH85 Knowing Who You Are Designed to Be
Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
24:52
May 20, 2021
MH84 Make Your Resume Work For You To Get That Interview
There is a growing trend right now in the church: pastors are on the move and looking for open positions. In this episode, we are looking at what you may be doing wrong on your resume that is keeping you from getting that interview you have been needing.  Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
15:52
May 19, 2021
MH83 Is Your Church in Trouble and You Don't Know It?
The research is in and the verdict is grim...the American Church is in trouble. The question is, how is your church doing? Is it in the 83% or in the 17%? One of these you want to be in and one of these you don't. If you are in the wrong one, you could be pastoring a church that is in trouble and you don't even know it.  Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
26:37
May 18, 2021
MH82 The Value of Pastors In the Future...If We Play Our Cards Right
As a pastor you want your people to be ready for the coming job market and you want to be sure you are able to practice ministry as these shifts occur. Well, in this episode I give you two valuable skills that will make sure you and your congregation continue to be relevant in the coming job market. Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple-makers Jesus called us all to be so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
20:53
May 17, 2021
MH81 Hybrid Church huh? Here’s One Thing You Can’t Do
Well, there is a clear movement toward hybrid church, bringing live church and online church together. But why? Is it avoidable? Can we stear in a different direction? Should we embrace it and just roll with it?  Well, in this episode I am going to share the one thing we can't do when it comes to hybrid church. Engage More People in Your Discipleship Experience Do you want members of your congregation to grow and mature into the disciple makers Jesus called us all to be, so that Gospel is spread, your community is reached and your church makes an impact for the Kingdom of God? I want to invite you to take advantage of my powerful step-by-step cheatsheet to creating an engaging discipleship experience that will draw people in and make an eternal impact on their lives. Along with the cheatsheet you will also get a onepager that will take all the guesswork out of using the cheatsheet. It will be like me sitting right right next to you guiding you through the process. The best part is you can get the cheatsheet and onepager for free at ministryhackers.com/discipleship
20:49
May 14, 2021
MH80 How Our Mission Serves You
Are you living your dream life in ministry?  This is the question we have been asking around here at Ministry Hackers a lot lately, and we are really dialing in on our mission to help pastors and ministry leaders do just that. Live your dream life in ministry. So, in today's episode, I am going to unpack what that means and what you need to do if the answer to that is 'no'. 
26:45
May 12, 2021
MH79 The Secret to Getting the Best Quality
In this episode, I share with you a mistake that I make over and over again that many pastors make as well. We will talk about the headache, stress, and financial burden these mistakes create for us, and the secret to getting the best quality from the decisions we make.  Do you want to live your DREAM LIFE IN MINISTRY? Ministry is challenging and hard work, but it is also fulfilling, exciting, and a privilege to serve the Lord and his people. However, many of us are doing ministry wrong and it is sucking the life out of us. What we imagined our lives would be like in ministry is so far from the realities we live in every day.  That's why I am offering this great new opportunity to discover your Dream Life in Ministry. It is a 30-day consulting experience where I come alongside you and give you the key to your dream life. I show exactly how to get there and the steps you need to take.  Go to ministryhacker.com/dreamlife to get all the details and see how you can start living your dream life in just 30 days. 
25:38
May 10, 2021
MH78 Are You Living Your Dream Life of Ministry
When we were first called to ministry, we had dreams and visions and even God-ordained understandings of what ministry would look like...or at least what it could look like. But, when we look around at our lives now, it is a far cry from what we imagined. You know ministry would be hard, but you didn't realize it would be this hard. Well, in this episode I share a bit of my heart of what I believe is possible for you and how you can live your dream life in ministry.  I also share with you an opportunity for you to be on your way to your dream life in ministry within 30 days. 
28:32
May 7, 2021
MH77 How to Know You Are Pastoring a Growing Church
We all face the question...how do you know you are pastoring a growing church? How do we measure that? How does scripture measure that? How do you get off the hamster wheel chasing metrics that do not accurately tell you whether or not you have a healthy growing church.  Well, in this episode, I hope to show you exactly what we mean in the Ministry Hacker community when we talk about pastoring a growing church. It may be encouraging for you or it may be challenging. It may actually be both.  FREE CHALLENGE DESIGNED FOR LEAD PASTORS "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. Even though the challenge has started, you can still jump in before we go live at 1p Central. We are going to show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthsFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
24:03
May 6, 2021
MH76 Why Giving Certain People Special Treatment Is The Key to Success In a Growing Ministry
As pastors, we always feel this need to treat everyone fairly. But, that simply isn't realistic most of the time. So, how do manage that tension? Well, in today's episode, Jason is flying solo today and showing you exactly how giving some people special treatment is actually the key to a successful ministry. 
18:59
May 5, 2021
MH75 How Procrastinating on Purpose Can Help You Save an Hour of Wasted Time Everyday
Work, work, work! Get ahead by getting all of your tasks done and knocking out that to-do list.  We have all heard it and we have all felt the need to do just that in order to get everything done so that we can be successful in ministry.  Well, in this episode, Jason and I are going to challenge that a bit and tell you how your roadmap to productivity, success, and fulfillment in ministry is paved with procrastination. We are going to show you how to procrastinate like a champ!!! LEAD PASTORS, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JUMP IN!!! "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. Even though the challenge started yesterday, you can still jump in. Watch yesterday's replay and then jump on before we go live at 1p Central. We are going to show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthsFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
31:49
May 4, 2021
MH74 How a Ministry Consultant Can Exponentially Increase Your Ministry Effectiveness
So, you aren't sure if a ministry consultant can help you?  The lie we all buy as pastors is that our situation is unique. Well, after 20 years of ministry and working with hundreds of incredible pastors over the years, I can tell you that your situation is not all that unique. That should be comforting because that means there are real, helpful answers out there to help you in your current challenges.  In this episode, we talk specifically to this issue and I reveal how I help pastors every day with the challenges they are facing. You may even be surprised by the primary thing I am asked to help pastors with most often.  FREE CHALLENGE DESIGNED FOR LEAD PASTORS "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. Even though the challenge starts today, you can still jump in before we go live at 1p Central. We are going to show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthsFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
29:34
May 3, 2021
MH73 How Using Standardized Assessments Can Make You A More Productive and Effective Pastor
I have heard all the criticisms of standardized assessments, personality profiles, and strengths inventories, but despite all the criticisms, I still say they are an invaluable tool that you should be using as a pastor. In this episode, Jason and I are going to show exactly how standardized tests can help you be a more productive and effective pastor so that you can see God move in greater ways through your leadership, love, and influence to the people he has entrusted to you.  FREE CHALLENGE DESIGNED FOR LEAD PASTORS "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
30:33
May 1, 2021
MH72 How to be the Cultural Architect of Your Church
Your church has a culture and it is either working for you or against you. In this episode, we discuss how exactly you can become the cultural architect of your church and get it to work for you and the mission God has given you.  Just 4 Days Away!!!  "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
29:06
April 30, 2021
MH71 How to Save 125k in your churches budget
Save your church 125k by creating a culture of productivity. Are You Joining Us For The Challenge??? "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
32:18
April 28, 2021
MH70 How to Know When to Shut a Ministry Down
As a lead pastor, you will be faced with the difficult decision of shutting a ministry down in your church. In this episode, we talk about how to identify the ministries that need shut down and how to do it in a way that is life-giving and energizing.  Are You Joining Us For The Challenge??? "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
37:23
April 28, 2021
MH69 How to Avoid Death By Meeting
Are You Joining Us For The Challenge??? "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
31:20
April 27, 2021
MH68 How to Never Have to Micromanage Anyone Ever Again
None of us want to be micro managers. Well, in this episode, you are going to learn the 5 things you can do to never be a micromanager again
35:41
April 23, 2021
MH67 How to Graciously Let Someone Go From Your Pastoral Staff
So you have to let a pastoral staff member go? Let us show you how to do it graciously and not feel guilty about it.  Are You Joining Us For The Challenge??? "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
34:27
April 22, 2021
MH66 The 5 Toxic Pastor Types Potentially Stunting Your Church's Growth
There are a lot of things that can stunt your church's growth. One of them is having a toxic pastoral staff member. In this episode we identify a few types of pastoral staff members you may have on your team that will sabotage the mission of your church and keep you from healthy church growth. Are You Joining Us For The Challenge??? "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
30:43
April 21, 2021
MH65 How to Create a Family Culture Among Your Pastoral Staff
If you want to boost the chemistry of the pastoral staff while also increasing productivity, then this episode is for you. I am joined again by Dr. Jason Baca and we discuss how you can do both by treating your pastoral staff like family and creating a family-like atmosphere.  Are You Joining Us For The Challenge??? "How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity" Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church. We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment. To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up.
53:36
April 20, 2021
MH64 How To Pastor a Growing Church and Have More Time With Your Family
In this episode, I am joined by my friend Dr. Jason Baca, author of the book "Mastering Motivation: How to Get People to Buy Into Your Vision, Own Their Rolls, and Perform at the Highest Level". Together we explore what you, as a Lead Pastor, need to do so that you can pastor a growing church and spend more time with your family. This key will give you the freedom in ministry you have always wanted without feeling guilty or overwhelmed.  We also introduced a new project we have been working on:  How to Skyrocket Your Pastoral Staff’s Productivity Challenge If you are a Lead Pastor and you feel like your pastoral staff has more potential than what you see on a day-to-day basis, this challenge is for you. This FREE 5-day challenge will show you exactly what you need to do to transform your pastoral staff into high performers so that you can spend more time with your family while pastoring a growing church.  We will go live starting May 3 for 5 days and show you exactly what you need to do to skyrocket your pastoral staff's productivity using the StrengthFinder Assessment.  To join the FREE challenge, all you need to do is go to ministryhackers.com/challenge and sign up. 
31:22
April 20, 2021
MH63 The Importance of Life Giving Conversations
Hey Pastor! Want more people attending your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to encourage more people to attend your discipleship experience. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
17:18
April 9, 2021
MH62 I Have My Vaccine...Do You?
Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
17:57
April 8, 2021
MH61 Succeeding at Home and in Ministry
In this Live Wednesday episode, Pastor Matt and I debrief about Easter weekend and discuss how ministry can impact families if we are intentional about how we balance ministry and family.  We also discuss what in the world is on Pastor Matt's face! Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
54:07
April 8, 2021
MH60 So, Pastor, What Do You Do During the Week
People have no idea what we do during the week as pastors and ministry leaders. Well, here is a simple and effective way to help them have a better idea, and populate your social media feeds at the same time. Highly effective, super simple, and takes no time at all. Learn how in this episode.  Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
14:22
April 6, 2021
MH59 Word of Encouragement for Easter Weekend
In this episode, I am giving all the pastors and ministry out there a little encouragement as we dive into the Easter weekend. We have planned, prepared, studied, set things up, and done a million little tasks to get ready for this weekend. We have prayed that God would move and now it is time to allow him to do so.  Take a few minutes today to listen in and be encouraged as you get ready to execute one of the most important weekends of the year.   Unique Ministry Coaching Approach Offers A Powerful Way To Be Effective Without Feeling Overwhelmed...but only Pastors with imagination can do it! Here's just the tip of the iceberg of what you get with Unlimited Ministry Coaching: * The solution to creating more engagement - Immediately! * Stop sacrificing family and personal time trying to create more engagement * Quickly stop feeling overwhelmed... even if you're not sure you can do it * Learn the simple framework needed to create a ministry approach that is effective but not overwhelming * STOP stressing about church growth - For Good! For just one monthly price, you get unlimited ministry coaching sessions to ensure increased engagement and decreased overwhelm.  If you are interested in learning more about Unlimited Ministry Coaching, click here!
09:16
April 2, 2021
MH58 Get Those Guests to Come Back Next Week
Easter is almost here and are you ready to follow up with all the guests who are about to visit on Sunday? The nice thing is that it doesn't take very long to set it up, it will make your ministry simpler, and it will keep your guests coming back next week. I am talking about creating a simple email sequence that runs automatically week after week and keeps new quests engaged and coming back. In this episode, I talk about how to have an engaging email sequence that connects and communicates information that keeps people coming back.  Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
24:31
April 1, 2021
MH57 There is a Test Coming This Weekend...Are You Ready for It?
This weekend there is a test to see if you are in an emotionally healthy place. The question is, will you pass the test. Today we discuss how to prepare for the test and what you need to do if you don't pass. 
23:21
March 31, 2021
MH56 What To Do When You Are Rejected For That New Job
Looking for a new ministry position, but hearing the words "I'm sorry, but we have decided to go in a different direction" never settles well. In today's episode, I share what you can do to absorb those words, process them, and start moving toward the position God has for you.  Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
20:41
March 30, 2021
MH55 A Kids' Perspective on Easter
Today I am joined by my son Aiden and he gives us a Kid's perspective on Easter. Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
17:29
March 29, 2021
MH54 What You Need to Be a Confident Pastor and Leader
What would happen if pastors and ministry leaders around the country had incredible faith that God could do anything AND had the confidence in themselves to do everything God had called them to do. Today we are going to discuss the 3 pillars of confidence and what you can do to increase your confidence right now.  
31:27
March 26, 2021
MH53 6 Keys to Building and Keeping a Great Ministry Team
Pastors are moving positions, churches, and even complete vocations. What this means for churches all over the country is a lot of ministry positions being vacated and a lot of pastors looking for new places to land. It also means a lot of anxiety and effort is going to be placed on either trying to keep staff members from leaving or finding new pastors and ministry leaders to join their team. Today's episode is focused on what you can do to keep your team in tact, or to build the team you will love to serve with and share life with in your ministry setting. Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
26:44
March 25, 2021
MH52 How to Get an Interview With Your Resume
In the aftermath of 2020, we are entering a season of great ministry leader transition. Pastors are exiting for a variety of reasons which is creating a lot of open positions in all areas of ministry. If you are a pastor looking to fill one of these open positions, my question to you is, will your resume get you an interview? If your resume is not designed to get you an interview, then you really shouldn't send it out. Instead, you should listen to this episode and learn how to restructure your resume so you will get an interview for that new opportunity you are excited about.  Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that, you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers Facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
17:32
March 24, 2021
MH51 3 Ways to Make Tired Days Productive Days
Yesterday we celebrated our 50th episode and had some technical challenges that keep the podcast from going live. So after celebrating yesterday, fixing the tech issues, and getting the podcast out for everyone...I'm tired today.  So, how do you handle days where you just don't want to get up and go, but instead you want to hang in bed, cozy on the couch with a movie or book, but you can't. In this episode, I give you 3 things you can do to make your tired days become productive days.  Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience? Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here. This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
17:32
March 23, 2021
MH50 What 2020 Taught Us for 2021
In this special episode, Pastor Matt and I look over the last 50 episodes of the Ministry Hackers podcast. We explore the lessons we learned from 2020, and look ahead to 2021 and how we can be better prepared for the unknown, the ministry shifts we will inevitably face, and the innovative opportunities we are going to be able to take advantage of.  Do you wish more people were part of your discipleship experience?  Today, I want to give you my step-by-step guide to fix your discipleship woes. I call it the Design Engaging Discipleship Framework and it is yours today for only $7. That’s it! What you will get for just $7 is the framework I use to create engaging discipleship experiences, but along with that you will also get a step-by-step onesheet that you will be able to use to create your very own engaging discipleship experience. I have some other bonuses in there as well including Video guide to making great discipleship videos from youtube professionals Pat Flynn and Sean Cannell. A template to help you create a workbook for your discipleship experience  My entire Pastor’s Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church covering all 9 experiences people have in your church And an invitation to join the Ministry Hackers facebook community. All of that for $7. You can get yours by going here.  This framework and onesheet, along with all the bonuses, are going to help you reimagine your discipleship experience and get back to the great commission to make disciples that change our world.
52:29
March 23, 2021
MH49 What You Should Be Doing Today...
It is Friday, the weekend is here, Spring is around the corner, Easter is on the horizon, and it is a wonderful day to serve the Lord. I believe the Lord has given me a word for you today that I share in this episode of the Ministry Hackers podcast. The word is Rest. I don't know about you, but life is busy and getting busier. Ministry never stops and often times it is hard to have a day off, to observe a Sabbath, but today God is telling us to rest in his presence. Check out today's episode to find out exactly what that may mean for you. How Can Ministry Hackers Serve You? Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
17:56
March 19, 2021
MH48 6 Ways to Tell Better Stories
Every time you have people together, whether it is a service, small group, class, or event, people want an experience they will remember. Part of creating an engaging experience is telling great stories that pull them in, bring out emotions, and creates a memory. As pastors and ministry leaders, we need to be able to tell great stories.  In this episode of the Ministry Hackers podcast, I am going to give you 6 Ways to Tell Better Stories. They aren't what you probably think of, so they are probably 6 ways you need to start focusing on.  How Can Ministry Hackers Serve You? Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
27:04
March 18, 2021
MH47 Would You Reach Your Captives for Jesus
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! In this episode, we look at the life of Saint Patrick. Who he really was, what tragedy happened to him as a boy, and how that shaped his whole life. We also look how his example in his life serves as a lesson for us in 2021.  Get ready for our 50th episode!!! For our 50th episode, my cohost Pastor Matt returns to celebrate our first year of the podcast, look at what has happened since we launched, and what is coming up in the future episodes.  How Can Ministry Hackers Serve You? Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
21:37
March 17, 2021
MH46 The Key to Building a Great Team
Do you wish your ministry team was better, more enjoyable, and added fun and excitement to your ministry experience? In this episode, we discuss the key to building a great team in ministry. It isn't really hard, but it does take some intentionality on your part, some discipline, and the ability to sit back and not be in charge for a moment. Easy peasy, right?  How Can Ministry Hackers Serve You? Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
18:27
March 16, 2021
MH45 Can't We All Just Get Along?
It's been a year! One year ago today churches all over the country had to start making some of the toughest ministry decisions we have ever had to make. Since then, we have been off the map and figuring out ministry in a completely new world. That is the essence of Ministry Hackers and today marks one year where God sparked the idea inside Dr. Brandon Pardekooper.  In this episode, he takes a look at a challenge he sent out to Pastors and Ministry leaders one year ago, and still rings true today. How Can Ministry Hackers Serve You? Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
20:41
March 15, 2021
MH44 Are You Paying Attention to This Issue Your Congregation is Dealing With
In this episode, Dr. Brandon Pardekooper shoots from the hip a little as he shares his thoughts and feelings about how we as pastors and ministry leaders should be responding to an issue our congregations are dealing with. He issues a challenge for us to place people first and take time to really pay attention to the fact a large number of people in our country, communities, and our congregations are dealing with grief at a level that hasn't been seen in decades. The question is, are we paying attention to it and ministering to those who are hurting.  How Can Ministry Hackers Serve You? Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
18:38
March 11, 2021
MH43 5 Ways You Can Feel More Accomplished in Ministry
Ministry can sometimes feel this never-ending hamster wheel of tasks, events, and services, and sometimes we find ourselves asking the question, am I really accomplishing anything?  In this episode, Dr. Brandon Pardekooper discusses how you can feel more accomplished in ministry by getting more of the things you want to do done, by focusing your efforts, and by enjoying the fruits of your labor in the end. With these 5 Ways, you will have a renewed, fresh energy for ministry.  How Can Ministry Hackers Help You? Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
26:23
March 10, 2021
MH42 Set Your New Staff Members Up for Success
I was in a new church, new city, and completely new part of the country. The culture shock was overwhelming for me right out of Bible College, and had this one thing been in place, I may have stayed for a year instead of a month.  Over the next several months there will be a lot of new pastoral hires for a lot of churches, and this experience can make the difference between a new staff member staying a year or staying 5 years. If you want to increase your staff retention, then you need to understand how to create a memorable staff onboarding experience.  Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends.   If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
25:13
March 9, 2021
MH41 Pastor, Are Your Burning Out? Let's Find Out.
It's Monday!!! For pastors and ministry leaders, Monday's can be a mixed bag. Some are on cloud 9 because yesterday went so well, while others are frustrated, discouraged, and perpetually exhausted because yesterday didn't go as well as expected. What happens when more Monday's are the latter than the former? Do you feel like you can't go on any longer? In this episode, Dr. Brandon Pardekooper defines burnout, which may be surprising to see how prone pastors and ministry leaders are to it. He also discusses the signs of burning out, and then practical steps you can take to keep from burning out. (If you want to be supported in your ministry, have a sounding board for ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. He is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again!) Ministry burnout is a common thing and even if you are on the top of the world, a member of your team, a colleague, or a friend in the ministry may be struggling with this, and knowing how to help could mean the difference between them staying in the ministry or not. Mindtools Article: Avoiding Burnout…Maintaining a Healthy and Successful Career If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. By the way, now that we have figured out online services, online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience to impact the most people.
33:05
March 8, 2021
MH40 I Didn't Belong, But I Knew I Was Called
For me, it happened in the back of a chapel service my Freshman year of Bible College. I didn't belong there. I didn't fit in. I wasn't anyone's first pick, but I was there. I was there for only one reason...I knew I was called to be there. The confidence I had knowing I was called to be there is what opened the for me to be there when it happened....the moment that changed my life. How did it happen for you?  Hey Pastor, If you want to be supported in your ministry like never before, have a sounding board to process ideas, or want to problem solve your daily ministry challenges, check out Unlimited Ministry Coaching with Dr. Brandon Pardekooper. This new approach to ministry coaching is helping pastors and ministry leaders enjoy ministry again, make a greater impact, and have time for their family and friends. If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. Online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience.
20:57
March 4, 2021
MH39 Be Intentional About This Current Shift Happening In Your Church
It's happening in your church right now and you don't even know it. Maybe you know it, and if so, what are you doing about it? If you are like a lot of pastors and ministry leaders, you aren't doing anything. You are just focused on getting back to normal, whatever that means. But, that's not who we are at Ministry Hackers. Our focus is to be pastors and ministry leaders who are intentional about how we do ministry, how we impact our communities, and how we disciple individuals. So, it is time to be intentional about guiding this current shift happening in your church.  If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. Online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience.
26:54
March 4, 2021
MH38 Without This One Thing, Your Discipleship Is Incomplete
Over the last year, most of us have learned that our discipleship experience is lacking. We have known for years that people weren't attending our discipleship classes, groups, courses, the way we felt like they should, but this year it became evident how bad things have gotten. So, many of us are starting to turn our attention to developing or improving our discipleship experiences. But, my guess is, you are leaving one vital piece out, and it could be the gamechanger you need.  If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here. Online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience.
20:56
March 2, 2021
MH37 Be Encouraged and Stay in There
It is March of 2021 and we are approaching the one-year mark before COVID19 and the world was thrust into chaos. Unfortunately, many pastors and ministry leaders are still overwhelmed, frustrated, and feel like quitting. In this episode, Dr. Brandon Pardekooper gives a little encouragement to stick in there and stay the course.  If you are not yet part of the Ministry Hackers community, join the Facebook group here.  Online discipleship is the next step in the ministry transition we are all part of. This FREE framework shows you how to create engaging content for your online discipleship experience. 
19:52
March 1, 2021
MH36 Welcome to 2021
Welcome to 2021!!! I am excited about what this year is going to bring all of us as Ministry Hackers. It is not secret 2020 was a challenge likewe have never navigated before, but 2021 has new promises,  new possibilities, and God is excited for what is coming. At the same time, 2021 feels a lot like 2020 and I wanted to start with a word of encouragement for us all. 
12:60
January 6, 2021
MH35 The Missing Piece in Your Sermons with Pastor Matt
In this episode, Pastor Matt and I discuss something that I fight all the time when I am preaching, but I know I need to do more of it. It isn't because I don't value it, but it is because I am not wired this way. Pastor Matthew and I unpack how to maximize the impact of your sermons by using this one simple tool as often as you can.    Come be part of the Ministry Hackers community by joining us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ministryhackers
36:21
October 23, 2020
MH34 Mary Valloni and Fundraising Freedom
I am so excited for this episode because I get to interview Mary Valloni, Author of the book Fundraising Freedom. She specialized in helping nonprofits and ministries increase their giving, overcome financial challenges, and connect with donors inside and outside their immediate sphere of influence.   It is a great conversation and Mary is a delight to be with.  You can find her book on her website at https://maryvalloni.com, as well as resources for pastors, churches, and nonprofits.
38:13
October 20, 2020
MH33 Interview Jimmy Banks Praise Church
In this episode, I have the privilege of interviewing one of my dear friends, Pastor Jimmy Banks.   Jimmy is one of the most dynamic pastors I have ever known and the best youth pastor you have never heard of. I have always appreciated his humility and genuine heart and we talk a little bit about that along with how he structures all the Next Gen ministries he oversees.    Are you a pastor or ministry leader? Then you need to come over to the website and join our awesome community of pastors and ministry leaders just like you. https://ministryhackers.com/home
51:49
October 19, 2020
MH32 What You Need to Get Through These Next Few Months
In this episode, I talk about the one thing you need right now as a pastor or ministry leader. Not only do you need it for right now, but you need it to get through the next several months. If you don't have this, you are going to wish you did.    Join the Ministry Hacker community by visiting the website: https://ministryhackers.com/home
11:38
October 13, 2020
MH31 My Favorite Office Event of the Year You Should Get Started On
In this episode, I share my favorite office event of the year. I know it isn't Christmas or anyone's birthday, but it is an event on the calendar that I look forward to all year long. It also makes my life as a pastor and the lives of my staff 100 times easier.    If you are not part of the Ministry Hacker community, yet, then you need to come on over and join us. https://ministryhackers.com/home
25:49
October 12, 2020
MH30 Mary Stegmiller Life Lessons from King David and Grandma
In this episode, I have the opportunity to interview Mary Stegmiller, author of the book, "Life Lessons from King David and Grandma". This is an incredible book of insight into the life of David, vulnerability by Mary, and creativity. In the interview, we discuss how this book was a long time in the making, and how it is designed to be used as a resource for Bible Studies and Small Group settings.    Join the book launch Oct. 10 @ 7p: https://www.facebook.com/4ugrandma/   Find out more about the book and Mary on the website: https://alivewiththebible.com/   You can purchase the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jKaIsf    Learn how you can be an author through Author Academy Elite here: https://vt226.isrefer.com/go/aaevtrng/Bpardekooper/   Mary mentioned how powerful "Your Secret Name" was for her in seeing herself through God's eyes. If you would like to learn more visit the website: https://vt226.isrefer.com/go/ysn5ws/Bpardekooper/   *Links may be affiliate links for some products and services
23:08
October 9, 2020
MH29 It is Time For Us to Adopt an Abundance Mindset
In this episode, I discuss the one thing that may be holding the church back, may be holding you back as a pastor, and maybe holding your church back from becoming all that God has called you to be. There is a great chasm between an abundance mindset and a scarcity mindset, and I think it is time for us to evaluate where we are.    If you are not part of the Ministry Hacker community yet, you need to come on over and join. Visit the website and grow in your skills, relationships, and confidence as a pastor or ministry leader. https://ministryhackers.com/home
14:27
October 8, 2020
MH28 Why Its Time to Begin Sermon Planning
In this episode, I am joined by my illustrious cohost, Pastor Matt, and we discuss why now is the time to start planning your sermons for 2021. I know, most of us have been hoping 2021 would just get here so we can get 2020 over with. But, are you ready to execute 2021? Pastor Matt and I give you the reasons why you need to start working on your 2021 sermon calendar and some tips on how to start planning. Join the Ministry Hackers community by visiting our website: https://ministryhackers.com
41:32
October 7, 2020
MH27 Ty Buckingham and Better Than Jesus
In this episode, I have the privilege of interviewing Ty Buckingham, author of two books, "The Holy Spirit is Not a Bird" and his latest, "Better Than Jesus".  We also take some time to talk about the Holy Spirit Conference, what he is seeing as he travels to churches around the country, and a quick ministry hack to add to your tool belt.    You can get Ty's books and learn more about the Holy Spirit Conference by visiting his website: https://www.tybuckingham.com/   Are you a Pastor or ministry leader looking to connect with other great ministry leaders? We would love to have you join the Ministry Hackers community. You can do that by visiting our website. Don't wait another day, but join us today! https://ministryhackers.com/home
38:09
October 6, 2020
MH26 What Gandalf Says to Pastors
In this episode, I reflect on a quote from one of my favorite movies of all time. The words spoken by Gandalf were profound in the context of the movie, but also profound for us today. It is an encouragement as we continue to walk through trying and difficult times.    It is time for you to join the Ministry Hackers community. I am so excited about all the things we are seeing among the pastors and ministry leaders in the group, and we would love to add your story to our community. You can join by visiting the website: https://ministryhackers.com
13:54
October 5, 2020
MH25 Planting a Church in Pandemic Allen Kendrick
In this episode of the Ministry Hacker podcast, I interview our very own Allen Kendrick!  A year and a half ago Allen felt God call him to plant a church...little did he know he was going to have to do it in the middle of a national crisis.   Hear Allen's story and what amazing things God has done in him as a pastor along the way.  Plus learn a very cool ministry hack to move more people from social media to sitting in the sanctuary.    If you are a pastor or ministry leader who has not yet joined the Ministry Hacker community, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!! Alright, I want you to stop right now and go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ministryhackers and come hang out with us!!!
31:59
October 2, 2020
MH24 Are You Practicing this Servant Leadership Skill?
In this episode, I pull a ministry hack from the book "Ordering Your Private World" by Gordon McDonald. In it, he explains how you can increase your productivity, effectiveness, and enjoyment of your days. I unpack that simple hack so you can get your daily rhythm down.   Get your own copy of "Ordering Your Private World". https://amzn.to/2Gef5gD   If you are not already part of the Ministry Hacker community, you need to click on over and join our dynamic group of pastors and ministry leaders. https://ministryhackers.com/home
13:53
October 1, 2020
MH23 Are You Out of Rhythm With Your Day
In this episode, I pull a ministry hack from the book "Ordering Your Private World" by Gordon McDonald. In it, he explains how you can increase your productivity, effectiveness, and enjoyment of your days. I unpack that simple hack so you can get your daily rhythm down.  Get your own copy of "Ordering Your Private World". If you are not already part of the Ministry Hacker community, you need to click on over and join our dynamic group of pastors and ministry leaders. 
13:51
September 30, 2020
MH22 Author Focus Chris McClure and The Way to Greatness
In this episode, I interview Ministry Hacker Chris McClure, author of the book "The Way to Greatness". Chris has had a career in ministry serving as an executive pastor, but in recent years transitioned to being a pastor of executives. He shares with us his framework for discovering greatness in our own lives, and he has an interesting perspective on how we can successfully navigate our current global situation.  You can get your FREE copy of "The Way to Greatness" here. You can also sign up to get updates on his new book, "The Magnetic Leader" coming this fall. 
42:24
September 29, 2020
MH21 How Are Your Leaders Doing?
In this episode, I explain why it is time to regroup with your closest leaders and check on how they are doing. Since March most of us have been responding to the most immediate needs in front of us, trying to keep our congregations engaged, rolling with social distancing guidelines, and who knows what else is on your plate. But, when was the last time you checked in with your leaders. Those closest to you? Our group needs great pastors and ministry leaders like you. Jump on over the Ministry Hackers home page and join our insider community. We can't wait to have you.
14:37
September 28, 2020
MH20 A Productivity Boost You've Never Been Taught
In this episode, I give you a simple ministry hack no one has ever taught you before that will boost your productivity, lower your stress levels, and allow you to plan so far ahead you will be able to go hit the Frisbee Golf range.
11:42
September 25, 2020
MH19 Focus Your Message on One Thing
In this episode, I share a tip from Andy Stanley's book "Can We Do That". In it, he talks about how to streamline your messaging so that you avoid causing information overload and you increase the level of engagement your congregation and teams have with your message.
10:08
September 24, 2020
MH18 Engage Volunteers Even When They Aren't Returning to Church
In this episode, Pastor Matt and I discuss how to engage your volunteers, even if they aren't coming to your live services. Just because your volunteers are not able to come, doesn't mean they can't serve. Some of them are even looking for opportunities to serve but aren't sure how. We give you some practical tips on how to keep people engaged and feeling part of what is going on at your church.
27:34
September 23, 2020
MH17 Author Jake Johnson and "A King's Return"
In this episode, I am joined by Jake Johnson, author of the book "A King's Return". This first book in a trilogy explores the fantasy world of Islandia. When there was already a lack of peace among the kingdoms, the Steward King is killed and his young son is thrust into the seat of King. He must find a way to bring Islandia together while they continue to wait for the return of their beloved King Eloy.
22:53
September 22, 2020
MH16 Sowing on Healthy Soil
In this episode, I unpack the parable of the sower with a little bit of a different application of the lesson Jesus was teaching. We can invest our time, energy, and resources into many different people, but too often we invest our time and energy into the wrong people and miss out on some great leaders along the way.
12:08
September 21, 2020
MH15 Online Church is Here to Stay, But Is It The Answer
In this episode, I touch on the hot topic in ministry: online church. I reveal the reason that even though I believe that online church is here to stay, and should, why I think it isn't the answer to church growth. Before you stone me, or pat me on the back, make sure you listen to the reason why because it may not be what you expect.
15:46
September 18, 2020
MH14 Create and Utilize a Personal Dashboard
In this episode, I share a personal hack I have used for a couple of years now. I am always trying to find ways to make my time more efficient and systems that run themselves. This one helps me get all the resources and steps in front of me in one place, and it is pretty simple to put together and maintain. This episode is inspired by Chris McClure's The Great Life Podcast episode titled "Use Your Resources" (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-great-life-podcast/id1475553119?i=1000491300830) If you haven't done it yet, you need to jump over to our website and join our growing community of pastors and ministry leaders. If you are looking for encouragement, support, and great ministry ideas, you need to come on over to the community. http://ministryhackers.com/home
09:32
September 17, 2020
MH13 Change by Choice or By Force
In this episode, I discuss how we are all facing change at a level most of us are not used to. We have two choices presented to us...we can either choose to change on our own and orchestrate it ourselves, or we can wait till it is forced upon us. The choice is in our hands now. What will we do?
10:26
September 16, 2020
MH12 The Keys to Facilitating the Success of Others
In this episode, I pull from a chapter in my book, Millennial Leadership, and discuss how you can increase your influence by facilitating the success of others. As leaders, our focus should not be leveraging people to facilitate our own success, but we should leverage our influence to make others around us successful.
25:02
September 15, 2020
MH11 Creating Connections Through Virtual Partnerships
In this episode, I steal a page from the Pastor's Secret Blueprint for an Engaging Church. We are all looking for ways to engage people in our communities, so I thought it would be a good time to share a simple strategy for creating a virtual relationship with local businesses.
22:15
September 11, 2020
MH10 Bridging the Generational Gap for Building Successful Teams
In this episode, Pastor Matt and I talk about my book Millennial Leadership and how it is designed to create common ground, collaboration, and increased team morale.
32:12
September 10, 2020
MH09 Church Can Be Strong If We Choose to Be
In this episode, I discuss the incredible impact this COVID pandemic has had on the church, how the numbers are not looking good for the church in America, but how I believe we should be responding to glorify God. This could be our greatest moment, I believe.
09:04
September 7, 2020
MH08 Im a Finalist and Now Its Time to Beat Jim
In this episode, I make a big announcement about my book, Millennial Leadership, and how you can help me beat Jim Edwards. You can purchase the book and help me beat Jim by visiting my website: https://brandonpardekooper.com/millennialleadership
15:38
September 4, 2020
MH07 From the Closet to the Pulpit
In this episode, I talk about how I overcame a detour in my road to ministry and how my coming out of the closet is directly linked to God's plan in your life.
10:36
September 3, 2020
MH06 Are You Sure You Can't Do That?
You think you can't do it, but I think you can. You just need to try again.
11:55
September 2, 2020
MH05 Using Micro-commitments in Ministry
In this episode, I talk about one of the biggest challenges we all have with getting enough volunteers and how we can increase overall engagement in our churches and ministries by using micro-commitments.
05:58
September 1, 2020
MH04 Practice the One Minute Pause
In this episode, I give you a tool, the one minute pause, that will provide clarity in your work as well as more productivity, less stress, and greater innovation opportunities.
09:23
August 31, 2020
MH03 The Lost Monkey
In this episode, discover what my wife and I looked all over the country for and what that has to do with you.
12:52
August 28, 2020
MH02 Brainstorming Tool for New Ministry Ideas
This brainstorming tool will give you more innovative ministry ideas than you can use.
12:39
August 27, 2020
MH01: How to Bring Them From Their Smartphone into Your Sanctuary
Boost your Engagement Experience with these simple tweaks.
12:39
August 26, 2020
MH00 How will we survive 2020?
How are we going to get through this next season in our churches and ministries?
16:46
August 18, 2020
MTG15 Final Episode: Digital Discipleship
In this final episode Pastor Matt and I discuss how to effectively do digital discipleship.
46:49
August 10, 2020
MTG14 The Primary Source of Church Growth
Big Announcement!!! Also, what every church needs but many neglect in their church growth.
37:32
July 27, 2020
MTG13 Why Church Growth Doesn't Require a Big Budget
in this episode, we discuss why your budget is not the reason your church isn't growing.
51:29
July 13, 2020
MTG12 Being Called into the Ministry
Our calling into ministry is all very unique and personal. Pastor Matt and Dr. Pardekooper share their calling and some practical advice for those starting out.
39:53
June 29, 2020
MTG11 Keys to Keep Pastors Productive When Working From Home
As pastors all over the country continue to work from home, these valuable keys will keep each one focused and productive.
38:07
June 15, 2020
MTG10 How to Keep Bad Decisions From Sinking Your Ministry
Make better decisions with this powerful process the guys discuss in this episode.
59:36
June 1, 2020
MTG9 Tools to Help You Be Productive in Ministry
The key to a productive and efficient ministry is having a suite of effective tools in your toolbox to help you keep all the tasks, demands, and projects in order. This episode covers useful tools to help you do just that.
43:12
May 18, 2020
MTG8 Master Social Media to Increase Online Engagement
Over the last couple of months you have figured out how to have church online...now it is time to figure out how to engage your new online venue.
39:50
May 4, 2020
MTG7 Churches Are Doing What During This Pandemic?
In this episode, Dr. Pardekooper and Pastor Matt celebrate some of the awesome things churches are doing in response to this pandemic, while also exploring the question, how do we continue for the long term.
46:21
April 20, 2020
MTG6 When Will Church Return to Normal?
By using scenario planning, Dr. Brandon Pardekooper and Pastor Matt Wazbinski reveal to you what possible scenarios there are for your church as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
46:21
April 6, 2020
MTG5 Being Innovative in Uncertain Times
COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, which means it is the time for the church to rise. This simple tool will equip you to innovate in this time of disruption.
56:48
March 23, 2020
MTG4 How to Say 'No' to Your Lead Pastor Part 2
In ministry you will be faced with a situation where you will need to tell your Lead Pastor 'no', so here is how to do it well.
53:45
March 9, 2020
MTG3 How to Say 'No' to Your Lead Pastor Part 1
In ministry you will be faced with a situation where you will need to tell your Lead Pastor 'no', so here is how to do it well.
40:12
February 24, 2020
MTG2 Get Your Lead Pastor to Say 'Yes' to Your Crazy Ideas
When you have a crazy idea, here are 3 keys to getting your Lead Pastor to say 'yes' to it.
40:11
February 10, 2020
MTG1 Church and Sports: Super Bowl LIV
Super Bowl is right around the corner. Should the church leverage the opportunity or set itself apart from the cultural event.
28:38
January 22, 2020