Saturday Briefing to Ministers and those they minister too

Ministry & Family: Competitor or Calling?

The Central Thought: For most, “Being in the ministry” is not an individual calling, it is a family calling.  In other words, God calls families into the ministry (the “sons of the prophets” principle).  The benefit of this is that when we see ministry as a family calling, we do not make our family or … Continue reading

Saturday Briefing to Ministers and those they minister too

Hammer it home!

Last Saturday I shared one of two great communication principles. Select, don’t compress. https://pastorkemp.com/2020/01/25/saturday-briefing/ Today let’s look at the second principle. It is better to hit one nail three times than to hit three nails one time. I know…a little underwhelming isn’t it? It is certainly not rocket science and probably beneath a distinguished homiletics … Continue reading

Saturday Briefing to Ministers and those they minister too

How to tell about the birth of your perfect grandchild in thirty minutes or less

Recently I listened to an excellent podcast my wife recommended to me. It is a podcast that is produced by Jennifer Rothschild a well-known speaker and author. (Go here to listen.) I want to highlight a couple of great communication principles that really stood out to me from the podcast. (Oh I wish had learned … Continue reading

Saturday Briefing to Ministers and those they minister too

Pastors who keep house

Jesus described the kingdom of heaven as being like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old (Matthew 13:52).  How preceptive (this should not surprise us; it was Jesus saying it after all). Healthy ministry requires balance.  Pastor, be intentional about celebrating both the new and old in your church.  Don’t … Continue reading