• Pastoral Care – Help for Pastors from Pastorpedia

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about a system of caring for the growth and provisions for people in their churches.

  • Let’s Fill in the Moats Around our Church Buildings!

    They often grow wider over time and we get more separated from the people and needs right around our location. We have church fellowship schedules that fill our weeks which become months and then years. Let’s build bridges to our neighbors and to local needs, honoring missions that are local as well as global. OurContinue reading →

  • Oh, and About That Sermon

    Most surveys (think George Barna asking his wife questions when he gets home in the evening) still show that 80-90% of new people at church come because they were invited by a friend. So our faithful people are the best way to guests and new regulars.

  • What the Lead or Solo Pastor Must Lead!

    These we must not assign to anyone else – at least we think so, and we mean in any size church. Under 100 or over 10,000! We think these four or five areas are the priorities we must carry on our own backs. And while the three of us will not have the same lists,Continue reading →

  • Receiving New People in the Church

    It is a simple way to critique a church: Do new people come? How are they received? How are they assimilated to the family? Each area needs honest answers and wise strategy. For sure! So this month we address these questions, knowing the issue of relationships of our people with the unchurched is most important,Continue reading →

  • Working with Healthy Church Boards

    They used to say that when the devil was expelled from heaven he fell into the choir loft of the church; now many would say he crashed into the board room. But we want to dispel that idea and give suggestions for godly excellence and a united ministry for boards. Download this issue of PastorpediaContinue reading →

  • Ways for a Pastor to Love His Church

    When our chief apostle and writer Paul told us all to “pursue love,” he knew we needed to do that because it would not come to us. We must go after it, and make it a strong chase. Love is “righteous action to meet the needs of others,” not feelings. Read I Corinthians 13 andContinue reading →

  • Personal Stamina – Help for Pastors

    168 divided by 3 equals 56 This month Pastorpedia is about our attitudes and energy and spirit—some rather subjective issues. And some of our personal answers do relate to time. “Time flies,” we say, Alas but no– Time stays, We go. And so we must use it carefully, for all of us get the fullContinue reading →

  • An Invitation to Excellence With Weddings and Funerals

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about the importance of making the most out of weddings and funerals. Jeff pastors Grace Church in Akron, Ohio. Jim pastors Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana. Knute is the former pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio and now coachesContinue reading →

  • Unchurched and “Dechurched” – Pastorpedia

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about the making your weekend service friendly to the unchurched. Jeff pastors Grace Church in Akron, Ohio. Jim pastors Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana. Knute is the former pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio and now coaches pastors.

  • Study Habits: Sermon Help for Pastors

    Sermon help for pastors - Pastorpedia

    Sermon Help for Pastors In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how good study habits help in preparation for a sermon. Jeff pastors Grace Church in Akron, Ohio. Jim pastors Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana. Knute is the former pastor of The Chapel in Akron, OhioContinue reading →

  • Let’s Talk About Friends – Help for Pastors from Pastorpedia

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about the importance of friendships for a pastor.

  • Pastoral Care – Help for Pastors from Pastorpedia

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about a system of caring for the growth and provisions for people in their churches.

  • Pastorpedia – And Who Will Take Care of My Godly Example?

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how a pastor should set a godly example.

  • The Main Way People Judge Church – Pastorpedia on Worship

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how pastors can improve the worship service experience. We can wish they would really check our discipleship materials or children’s programs. We can beef up the counseling or clean the building better. We can quote Barna who says 80% ofContinue reading →

  • “What To Take For Staff Infection” – Pastorpedia Vol. 1 Issue 9

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown address church staffing concerns by answering these questions: If you could only have two other paid staff, whose roles would you choose? What policies and practices promote healthy staff unity and productivity? What communication issues do you and your families face atContinue reading →

  • They Are Not Sunday School Warmed Over – Pastorpedia on Small Groups

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about small groups. Sunday and home groups are probably the second most important gatherings our churches have—after worship services. So they deserve high priority for the pastor and staff. This month we checked them, and urge you to check yours. AreContinue reading →

  • I Can, But I Do Not Have To…Pastorpedia on Christian Liberty

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about exercising Christian liberty.

  • LGBT Issue and the Church – Does God Know What is Going On Here?

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, Pastors Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue, talk about how pastors should respond to homosexual issues.

  • I Can, But I Do Not Have To: Pastorpedia on Liberty

    In this issue of Pastorpedia, pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about exercising Christian liberty. Read, watch, and download at mypastorpedia.com.