Three Words to Amp Up Your Communication

Hi I’m Daren Wride and you are listening to Priority Pastor.

Thanks for jumping in. I try to maintain a certain ratio in these podcasts of every five podcasts. I like to have three focusing on personal development one focusing more on the organizational side of ministry and one I allow myself to drift into the business and marketing world.

But what you’ve probably found if you listen to these that the business marketing world interfaces in some interesting ways with the ministry and leadership worlds. In this this episode right now is one of those.

There are three words I keep coming across in some of the training I’m taking regarding marketing and crafting sales offers and things like that. And these three words are Hook, Story and Offer.

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What Makes a Good Day Off?

Have you had one of those days lately? You know one of those days that when it’s done it just feels so good? It feels like you did what you were supposed to do. You didn’t do anything you shouldn’t have done. It’s just completely satisfying and you can lay down on your pillow and just not obsess about anything from the day except just reflecting on what an outstanding day it was.

I had a lot of really good days lately; particularly last week. Last week I had some good days in my transitional role. I came home from the church and just said, “Man, that was an outstanding day.” I had a couple of good days on my online work. I carve out Mondays and Thursdays typically to do online work and they are outstanding. I had an outstanding day off as well.

And I think part of the reason I’m having so many really good days is because I’ve been getting ready to do a little module on how to have a great day. I’m not sure I’m calling it you know maybe my epic day pattern or formula or something like that.

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Symptoms of a Contagious Follower of Jesus

A couple of weeks ago I spoke on the DNA of a Christ follower trait, the trait of being evangelistic. Someone who indeed proclaims the Good News. This is obviously a key trait. It is an important part of being like Jesus joining with him in his seeking and saving of the lost.

^ Listen to the audio above ^

And to make the point of course I used Luke 15 where Jesus tells the story: lost sheep, lost coin, lost son. And makes the point how important lost people are to God and how important they ought to be to us. And I kind of use the concept of being a contagious Christian which is a phrase based on a course in evangelism of course called “Contagious Christian.”.

The idea being that you kind of have this disease that is passed on and transmitted to others and so I used, as my main point, symptoms of a contagious Christian. The kind of follower of Jesus who passes on the disease, the good disease.

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Slaves Who Think They’re Free

Here’s a transcript of the above podcast episode:

Welcome to Piority Pastor my name is Daren Wride. I just came across a quote that was actually mentioned by a person in a podcast I listened to just the other day. A quote from Harriet Tubman, who was a lady who born into the slavery back in 1822 and escaped to freedom and then helped rescue many others from slavery. Just a fascinating individual.

I read up on her a bit after I came across this quote. Even the intro in Wikipedia is fascinating and she’s obviously an incredibly amazing woman. The quote that this fellow mentioned in this podcast was a quote from Harriet Tubman where she said “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

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Memo to Lead Pastors

I’m a lead pastor. I have many friends who are lead pastors. And there’s something I just need to get off my chest.

Here’s an episode from my podcast (with the edited transcription below) “Memo to Lead Pastors.”

Hi this is Daren Wride and welcome to Priority Pastor.

I’ve got today just a quick memo to lead pastors, senior pastors, in some cases that might be executive pastors. It’s anyone who has staff that answers to them in a paid role.

And the memo is simply this. Don’t be a jerk. Just don’t. Don’t Be a Jerk.

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