The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: How to Survive the Dungeon Crawl [Series]

How to Survive that Dungeon Crawl

[This is part 6 in the RPG Productivity Player’s Guide series.] In RPG’s, dungeon crawls are about as simple as it gets. Oftentimes, there’s only one goal (survive, or a variation thereof) and no megaplot. All you need to do, is hack and slash your way to the finish line, whatever that may look like. Some gamers look down on dungeon crawl games, because they crave a more complex game. They want an overarching subplot, the option to develop multiple characters, they love the conflicting info ... Continue Reading

Busyness: The Death of Your Heart

Busyness - CM

I am a very busy person. Sometimes that's my fault. Sometimes stuff happens. Sometimes I find myself having an anxiety attack and realize that it's because I've got a to-do list longer than Psalm 119 and haven't taken time to breathe, let alone pray. And that's when I start to fall apart. We were created for God's presence, and we were created to live in balance: quiet times and times of high energy and activity; times in the dark and times in the sun; times to think and times to act; times to ... Continue Reading

What About Church Tech Leadership? [Podcast #63]

Church tech leadership

The Church has never had this much technology before. With each and every day and with each and every advancement, the technology snowball grows larger and larger. So then what's the role of church tech leadership? This is a topic we begin to dive into, when church technology increasingly needs leaders who are not only well versed with technology, but theology as well. ... Continue Reading

Stop Multitasking and Start Prioritizing [Infographic]

Stop Multitasking and Start Prioritizing Screener

I cannot multitask to save my life. It's bad enough that I have tried to do all of my scheduled appointments and reminders on my mobile device and see notifications and oops, I end up forgetting what I was originally doing. It's my shortcoming, but I'm finding out that it is actually more common that most realize. So what I have done is what this infographic below suggests: I prioritize. I leave my phone off and use a pen and paper. Sticky notes and whiteboards are lifesavers for me. I'll get ... Continue Reading

How to Create a Daily Todo List within Wunderlist

Wunderlist Screenage

Although Wunderlist is a very simple task management system, it has a few core tools that can really help you get more out of it. One of the core aspects is the ability to “star” a task and so set it as a priority. By default, this will bring it to the top of its project list and add it to a special starred list. So not only does it stand out within the list which it is on (helping you to notice the important next action), but you can also create a list of tasks which you must get done today. ... Continue Reading

Your Volunteer Structures Could Be Hindering Involvement

volunteer structures could hinder involvement

Church leaders have the great privilege of seeing to the spiritual formation of disciples. This is core to the mission Jesus gave us. One of the aspects of spiritual formation is service. For service, the many members of the Body have diverse gifts and function. Thus the responsibility of pastors and church leaders is connecting need to people's gifts and vice versa. It is creating space and opportunities for people to discover and exercise their gifts. When leaders fail to create such an ... Continue Reading

5 Reasons You Don’t Have Volunteers

Why You Dont Have The Volunteers You Need

Without volunteers, churches would never be able to fulfil God's mission in their communities. Serving is critical for growth for both the givers and receivers that results from service. Skilled volunteers can be some of the most difficult to recruit. Graphic designers, developers and such, can be as scarce as they are needed. Why you don't have the volunteers you need is not a mystery or a difficult challenge to address. Besides general scarcity, there are other reasons you might not have the ... Continue Reading

3 Powerful Productivity Hacks for ToDoist

productivity-hacks-todoist

For those of us in ministry, who love technology, and finding better ways to do something, the search for ease and convenience never ends. Thankfully, my favorite productivity manager, ToDoist, continues to create ways of connecting their service to how we manage our tasks. By integrating ToDoist with other apps and platforms we already use, they are opening up new worlds of efficient workflows and productivity. Here are a couple of powerful productivity hacks that involve the powerful and ... Continue Reading

The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: How to Slay the Email Monster [Series]

How to Slay the Email Monster - RPG Series

[This is part 5 in the RPG Productivity Player's Guide series.] Email truly has become a monster. It's threatening our focus, our ability to get things done, and at points, even our sanity. So how do we slay this monster? Like any monster really, with a hard, consistent attack. You know what happens in games, right? When you merely wound a monster, it will withdraw to regain strength—and then come back twice as strong. You have to obliterate it in such a way that it's gone forever. ... Continue Reading