OK... for some odd reason I get over 10 search engine referrers a week on "Pastor Birthday Party". So... since so many of you are finding this site looking for information on having a birthday party for your Pastor let me give you a top ten list to consider when organizing the party. This list is really just my opinions and not in a particular order so keep that in mind... I'm no expert, but this is the kind of party I would want to go to :)
Don't have it on a Saturday night. If your pastor needs to preach on Sunday then Saturday could be a bad choice for a birthday party. Don't have it in the church banquet hall! He works there all week. Get him out the church building! Don't let anyone talk to him about ANYTHING ministry related! No comments about his last sermon. No ministry ideas. Nothing. As soon as you do that the pastor's mind switches back into "work mode" and makes it harder to simply relax and enjoy his party. If necessary have two men as…
We've been hearing rumours of a Stars Wars TV Series since Revenge of the Sith came out... and now there is finally a preview available of the first of two new shows!
Check out this link to view a short preview of the the animated Clone Wars series. The style of very similar to the animated cartoons which were shown on the Cartoon Network. Personally, I quite liked the look of those shorts and am glad to see that carry over to this new series.
Now, if we could only get some more news on the live action series!!
Have you ever heard a child complaining "I'M BORED!"? I know I have. What is really interesting about the statement is not a true lack of possible activity for the child... but rather, the complete lack of interest in doing any of those activities. They are mundane and just not exciting... so the child gets bored.
Guess what? This happens to adults too! Especially leaders!
In the ten years I've been serving the local church as a pastor I've seen many leaders express that they are bored. Let's be honest for a moment, I've said this myself on many occasions - in fact, I'm in a bit of a season right now where I'm feeling bored.
If you're a leader, here's what I know about you. There is something about the status quo that never sits right with you. There's something that just shouts out in your bones that if your church or organization isn't growing and moving forward then it's running the risk of dying. And you get frust…