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When Everyone Else Has a Better Sunday Than You

Posted  September 9, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

Some Sundays are outstanding.  Everything just seems to click and everyone leaves happy and refreshed…even the pastor. Then there are other Sundays which aren’t as fun.  The Sundays when there are technical problems, the sermon falls flat, the offering is down, and long-time church member, brother Judas, grabs you in the lobby to let you […]

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Lose Some Weight

Posted  September 5, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

Pastors, you were never designed or called to carry the entire weight of the church on your shoulders. A church is far too complex, with too many moving parts, for one man to bear the responsibility of it all.  No man, not even a great man, can carry the weight of a church by himself. […]

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Lows and Highs

Posted  September 4, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

After God told Elijah to publicly call for a drought, He commanded him to “hide” himself in the Cherith ravine.  Cherith (of Kerith) means cut or gorge.  God basically told him to go and hide in a deep valley. This must have seemed like some sort of punishment for a man of action like Elijah […]

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Done > Perfect

Posted  September 3, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

As pastors, we all want to bring our best to the Lord.  We understand that He deserves our best and it’s only rightful that we give it to Him. The problem is we often confuse our best with perfection and in the process we slowly slip over into a perfectionism that is both destructive and […]

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The Success Lesson Disney Kept in His Hat

Posted  February 7, 2013  by  Tony McCollum

Early in his career, Walt Disney released a short film called The Three Little Pigs.  It was a phenomenal hit.  The catchy song from the short skyrocketed up the charts and together the song and the cartoon captured the imagination of the nation. In fact, the short was so popular that it was held over […]

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Hire the Whole Iceberg

When we were looking for our current worship leader it felt like it took forever to find the right guy.  (Thankfully, we found Seth and he’s definitely the right guy!)  During the search, though, it often felt like nothing ...
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14.5 Direct Mail Mojo Tips (Part 1)

For our first five years, we met in a movie theater inside a huge mall. We were not allowed to put out any signage whatsoever. We also launched using the SWAT team method which meant that we didn’t know many folks in the ...
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When Facing Raging Rivers

I was reading in Joshua about the Israelites crossing the Jordan river.  I was struck again by the fact that God asked them to cross the river while it was “overflowing it’s banks” because it was “harvest season.” It...
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Be Careful

I love reading blogs.  It has been a wonderful source of encouragement and inspiration for me to read the blogs of other pastors and church planters.  I have to admit, though, that sometimes reading other blogs can get me a l...
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Money is Vastly Overrated

I’m so tired of people telling potential church planters that they need X number of dollars before they can plant a church. Here’s the Deal Let’s be honest, you do need money to do a lot of things in the ministry and ...
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Welcome to PastorMojo

Welcome to PastorMojo.  This site is designed with pastors that are working in the trenches in mind. It’s our sincere hope that this site encourages and equips you in every way imaginable. Fun is Good We also want for ev...
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Three Keys to Motivating the Troops

I like Daniel Pink’s stuff a lot.  I thoroughly enjoyed this short presentation he did at a Global TED gathering.  I think everybody that leads someone else (business leaders, church leaders, family leaders, etc) ought ...
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Doing a Movie Series? This Could Help

Are you going to be doing a “God on Film” or “God at the Movies” series this year?  If so, this infographic from RedBox could help. RedBox released this list of the top rentals for 2011.   Also, Bl...
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