Priority Pastor X

PPX52 Starting Your Year

An episode of Priority Pastor X

By Daren Wride
Helping pastors and their spouses craft a focused, sustainable life and ministry.
Available on 10 platforms
PPX89 The Core of Leadership
If you’re not doing this, you’re not leading.
February 16, 2019
PPX88 Loving the Invisible God
It’s the greatest commandment, but how do we actually do it?
February 15, 2019
PPX87 Cougar Attacks and Other Patterns
A recent cougar attack on a jogger got me thinking about systems and patterns and what to do when we see a pattern.
February 14, 2019
PPX86 Reverse Engineering an Outstanding Day
It’s not even 2 pm and this has already been a very good day. So I’m trying to figure out why, and how to make it happen again tomorrow.
February 13, 2019
PPX85 Have You Been Pwned?
Here is a way to check if your email address has been tied to a data breach- and how you can keep such breaches from being serious.
February 12, 2019
PPX84 Is 1.2 Million Enough?
I just listened to two podcasts from two different rich people who had the same observation about making more money.
February 11, 2019
PPX83 Addressing Spiritual Challenges
What should you do if you discern spiritual challenges or opposition?
February 10, 2019
PPX82 Discerning Spiritual Challenges
How do you know if a challenge or problem you’re facing has a spiritual component?
February 9, 2019
PPX81 Shorter More Focused Communication
Speak for less time and know your one-liner!
February 8, 2019
PPX80 Do You Know Your Context?
It might make sense for you to do a church and community assessment.
February 7, 2019
PPX79 Travel is Rather Unproductive
It’s hard to get things done on the road so I’m looking forward to some non-travel time!
February 6, 2019
PPX78 Selling…an Enema Kit?
You can sell anything if you create enough value.
February 5, 2019
PPX77 Serving Beyond Expectations
How can we exceed the expectations of those we serve?
February 4, 2019
PPX76 The Audience of One
Who am I trying to impress?
February 2, 2019
PPX75 Substance vs Style
It’s tempting to go for style at the expense of depth, character, substance.
February 1, 2019
PPX74 Seeking God
What does it actually mean to seek God? Are you a biblical God-Seeker?
January 31, 2019
PPX73 Priority. Singular.
How can there be multiple “most important” things?
January 30, 2019
PPX72 Posteriorities
Just as some things are priorities, others are “posteriorities”.
January 29, 2019
PPX71 Measure Twice
A stupid online mistake has made me a little more careful with my planning.
January 28, 2019
PPX70 Memorize Something
When was the last time you memorized a strategic passage of scripture?
January 27, 2019
PPX69 Should I Get A Coach?
Why I’m thinking of getting an online marketing coach.
January 26, 2019
PPX 68 Please Don't Quit
Facing a big ministry challenge? Here is my plea for you to stay in the battle.
January 25, 2019
PPX67 If This Was Your Last Year
A new questions that’s got me thinking about what’s important.
January 24, 2019
PPX66 Get Some Sleep
If you’re not sleeping well, make this one of your top priorities.
January 23, 2019
PPX65 Processes vs. People
How can a church with very few documented processes function as efficiently as the one I’m working with right now?
January 22, 2019
PPX64 Focus or Diversify?
My current (and lifelong) tension between diversification and focus.
January 21, 2019
PPX63 Solomon's Advice for Online Marketers
A surprise bulk sale of one of my books got me thinking of something Solomon said
January 20, 2019
PPX62 The Value of Long-Term Friends
Long term friends strengthen and enrich us in many ways.
January 19, 2019
PPX61 A Deal With God
How a deal with God exposed me to the life changing power of the Word.
January 17, 2019
PPX60 Leading Change
Need to change something in your church, ministry or organization? Here are some important change principles from Kotter’s classic book.
January 16, 2019
PPX59 What's Your Role Preference?
Understanding what phase of a project or ministry you prefer gives you an idea of where you ought to focus.
January 16, 2019
PPX58 High Leverage Leadership Moments
Make the most of the high leverage moments in your ministry context.
January 14, 2019
PPX57 Priority Pastor Course Update
Here’s what’s been happening with the Priority Pastor course.
January 13, 2019
PPX56 Sticky Notes on My Wall
Nuggets from a marketing course I took last year which have direct relevant to ministry.
January 12, 2019
PPX55 Recovering from a Nuked Routine
My routine was trashed for the last three weeks. Here’s what happened and how I’m getting back on track.
January 11, 2019
PPX54 Starting New Ministry
Learn to assess well in order to move forward.
January 4, 2019
PPX53 Planning Your Year
Ideas to help approach your goals or habits, and plan your year.
January 3, 2019
PPX52 Starting Your Year
Here are some helpful questions to consider when figuring out what you hope to accomplish in the year ahead.
January 2, 2019
PPX51 Evaluating Your Year
Taking a look back and learning from the last year- as a setup for planning the next!
December 31, 2018
PPX50 What Are You Waiting For?
What are your hopes, dreams, plans and expectations for the next season of your life and ministry? 
December 30, 2018
PPX49 What Makes for a Good Holiday?
Asking the right question as you plan the holiday makes all the difference. 
December 29, 2018
PPX48 What Heals Our DNA?
What's more important than a therapists skills, a physicians drugs and any other factor when it comes to health and healing?
December 21, 2018
PPX47 You Should 8020 It
A quick way to figure out what's important. It's about doing less not more.
December 19, 2018
PPX46 Mission THEN Community
Sometimes we get this backwards...and never get around to mission.
December 18, 2018
PPX45 Scary Bad Preaching Part 2
The rise of the "biblical content-free sermon."
December 17, 2018
PPX44 Scary Bad Preaching Part 1
There's a lot of bad preaching out there. Are you a contributor?
December 16, 2018
PPX43 Middle Class Sinners
What does it take to convince a nice person that they are a dirty rotten sinner?
December 15, 2018
PPX42 Win Build Equip Multiply
Some foundational ministry principles I've learned over the years from Sonlife.
December 14, 2018
PPX41 How to Keep Your Perspective
This activity often gets squeezed out of our lives and churches. But it is a key to maintaining our perspective as followers of Jesus.
December 12, 2018
PPX40 Touch Not the Lord's Manipulative Leader
Tricks that unethical, insecure and manipulative leaders use to insulate themselves from criticism.
December 11, 2018
PPX39 Wasted Education
It's easy to waste time and money on books, courses, seminars. How do you capture the investment?
December 10, 2018
PPX38 Take a Hike eh
Approaching ministry as if we are planning a trip, with a process rather than event mindset, can save us from overwhelm.
December 10, 2018
PPX37 Take a Stand
Who are you, what are you called to do,...and who's backing you? Being confident and secure in those things can reduce overwhelm.
December 8, 2018
PPX36 The Secret of Slacking Off
We need to figure out how to do less of the wrong stuff, without being lazy.
December 7, 2018
PPX35 First Priority Pastor Webinar
Just completed my first Priority Pastor webinar. Went well, learned a few things, already planning the next.
December 6, 2018
PPX 34 If Your Head's Made of Butter...
...don't next to the fire. The risk of needing to be needed.
December 3, 2018
PPX33 Plug the Leak, Love the Person
How do you establish boundaries with people who dominate your time, while still loving them?
December 2, 2018
PPX32 Starting to Play with Instagram Ads
Just started running my first Instagram ads today. Curious to see how it will stack up alongside Facebook and Google Adwords.
December 1, 2018
PPX31 Slashing the Social
Some considerations for curtailing social media from The Busy Pastor Cheatsheet at
November 30, 2018
PPX30 We Wanna Come to Your Church and Take an Offering
How do you handle requests from people who want to come to your church and do some kind of ministry?
November 29, 2018
PPX29 Educated or Equipped?
There's a big difference between an education or a degree, and actually being equipped for ministry.
November 28, 2018
PPX28 Ministry and Business
Some reflections on the relationship between pastoral ministry and business, arising from my "crossover day" retreat.
November 27, 2018
PPX27 Entrepreneur Interrupted
My first stuttering attempt at business.
November 26, 2018
PPX26 Fifty-Four Years, 248 Days
Tomorrow is the day, which if I survive, will make me older than my father was when he passed away.
November 25, 2018
PPX25 Financially Sustainable Living
What are the metrics for a financially sustainable life and ministry?
November 24, 2018
PPX24 This Scares Me
This past year has shown me just how scary confirmation bias is.
November 23, 2018
PPX23 Remarketing
The basic premise of remarketing also applies to leadership and ministry.
November 22, 2018
PPX22 Show AND Tell
The Gospel is about more than just being nice. It is necessary to use words.
November 21, 2018
PPX21 The Start of a Good Day
How's your day going? What is the key truth you are carrying with you through it?
November 20, 2018
PPX20 What are You Really Up To?
Some insight into what PPX is really about and what I hope to accomplish.
November 19, 2018
PPX19 My Very Worst Speaking Gig Ever
So bad it still makes me cringe...
November 18, 2018
PPX18 The Story of Release
A quick overview of how a short Toastmasters talk morphed into a sermon, a paid speech, a book and an online course.
November 17, 2018
PPX17 Sexual Failure 2
How Randy Alcorn's "Consequences of a Moral Tumble" can help protect you.
November 16, 2018
PPX16 Sexual Failure
What are you doing to protect yourself from sexual immorality, or the accusation of sexual impropriety?
November 15, 2018
PPX15 Netflix vs YouTube
It's actually about time vs money...
November 14, 2018
PPX14 Underpaid?
What do you do if you think you're underpaid in ministry?
November 13, 2018
PPX13 PomoTodo Surprise
Why are 25 minute blocks of work so productive?
November 12, 2018
PPX12 Road Trip
A quick note about our road trip and plans for the rest of the year.
November 10, 2018
PPX11 Avoid at All Costs
Productivity advice from Buffet and Tracy.
November 6, 2018
PPX10 Technical vs Spiritual Problems
You can't solve a technical problem with prayer. You can't simply teach your way out of a leadership challenge.
November 2, 2018
PPX9 Turn Your Sermon Series into a Book
If you have a sermon series that really clicked, give some serious thought to turning it into a book.
November 1, 2018
PPX8 Trajectory Checkup
What was the moment of your greatest hope and passion in ministry? How's it going today?
October 30, 2018
What?!? It's an Outreach Event?
I thought I was going to a secular motivation and sales training event. But the Gospel showed up.
October 29, 2018
What Drives You?
It's important to understand what it is, under the surface, that is driving you. Do you understand why you do what you?
October 29, 2018
The Ultimate Goal
Once someone is a follower of Jesus, what is the #1 goal?
October 28, 2018
The Key to a Focused Ministry
It's about Making Disciples!
October 27, 2018
The Untrapped Pastor
Untrapped pastors are better pastors.
October 26, 2018
You Can't Convert Trees
A lesson I learned at 20 below in the middle of a stand of poplar.
October 25, 2018
What is PriorityPastorX?
The very first episode of Priority Pastor X. Daren Wride shares the why and the what of PPX.
October 24, 2018
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