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5 Quick Ways To Reclaim Your Off Time

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As a pastor, your job is more than a “job”—it’s a way of life. Even if you have set hours, you probably feel like you’re on call 24/7. With the majority of your time spent with staff, in meetings, researching, writing, and in services…do you ever feel like you don’t have any time to yourself? […]

3 Great Ways To Unwind Right Now

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Sunday morning seems to come every single week, doesn’t it? Without fail. And depending on your church’s typical weekly schedule, so does Sunday night, Wednesday night, Tuesday morning Bible study, and the recently popular Saturday night services. On top of that, there’s always a newly engaged couple asking you to perform their wedding ceremony, there […]

What if You’re NOT Insanely Busy?

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There are many stereotypes people have concerning pastors: They do not make much money (unless they pastor a megachurch, in which they then make too much money). Most of their week is spent studying and memorizing the next sermon. They are definitely Type B personalities who could not survive in a Type A business world; […]

5 Ways To Plan a Great Staff Retreat

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Whether you have a huge staff or just a handful of loyal warriors, a staff retreat is a terrific way to reward hard work, deepen personal ties, build unity, and set aside time to simply be. Here are some tips for creating a great staff retreat. First, distance is important. There is something special about […]

17 Ways Pastors Can Hit the “Refresh” Button

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Every pastor who still wants to be in the ministry five years from now needs to take a day or two off each quarter to hit the “refresh” button. The most valuable assets we have, after all, aren’t our offices, computers, books and other tangible resources. Instead, our greatest assets are intangible—our creative souls. By […]

Hey, Pastor! It’s Time To Plan A Getaway!

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At the beginning of each year, I begin thinking about planning a week for my pastor husband and me to get away to unplug and rejuvenate. In our experience, a staycation is not an option—we need to leave town. But where does a pastor take his family for a break from the stresses of ministry? […]