AuthorReagan Rose

How a Right View of Prayer Can Make You a More Effective Pastor

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Prayer is a vital component to a thriving Christian life. It is a means of our sanctification, fellowship with God, expression of love for our fellow believers, an opportunity for worship, and a conduit for God's blessings. But if that's not enough to get you to pray more, allow me to propose one more benefit of prayer. Christian prayer offers a profound advantage in the fight to accomplish all...

Distinctly Christian Productivity

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Is Christian productivity just a collection of practical tips & tricks we’ve commandeered from the business world? There are so many excellent and helpful secular books on time management and productivity. And so much of the advice contained in them is applicable to the Christian, especially the pastor. After all, we, like the entrepreneur or CEO down the street, need help in how we...

Time Blocking: The Most Effective Productivity Tool I’ve Ever Used

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Think about this way. If you knew you didn't have a moment to waste, would it limit distractions? Would you fritter away fewer hours checking Facebook? Could it save you from mindlessly saying "yes" to time-wasting meetings you don't really need to be a part of? If you could redeem even just 2 extra hours a day, imagine how much more you could accomplish! That's the value of time blocking.

How to Stay Productive, Even When You’re Sick

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We have all been there. You have a great rhythm going—you’re hitting the gym regularly, you’re productive and prayerful in your sermon prep, and your family life is going well too. “Finally,” you think, “things are under control.” And that’s when it happens. You get sick. You’re wiped out, work is piling up, and your routine is spiraling down the...

Best Book Stand for Sermon Prep

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We’ve discussed why a book stand can be a great addition to your study. But which one should you get? What is the best book stand out there? Well, there are a lot of options out there, so let me share one that I have been really pleased with so far. The Wiztem Jasmine Book Stand This stand has been really good to me. I’ve enjoyed its sturdiness, versatility, and semi-portability...

Book Stands, Bible Study, and Back Strain

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Book stands have revolutionized my lesson preparation time. And whether you’re a pastor or a seminary student, I’m betting they can do the same for you. I discovered book stands a few years back while teaching through the book of Romans. I bought three portable wire book stands and I have been using them ever since. They have been so beneficial, especially in the commentary phase of...

Quit Robbing Your Church By Trying to Do It All

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If you’re doing everything yourself, what are your people doing? If you have been involved in any type of ministry for any period of time, you know that it is extremely rewarding work. But it can also be very tiring. The stress of criticism, the long hours, the grief over friends wandering from Christ, and especially that feeling of carrying so much alone can really get to us. Yet we...

Don’t be a Book Snob, Listen to Audiobooks

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I wrote last week about how to have your iPhone read Kindle books to you. But some people seemed to have reservations about listening to books in general. And from some past interactions I have learned that some people are outright critical of listening to audiobooks at all, even well-produced ones. For some, listening to a book is just not as dignified as reading with one’s eyes. Others...

How to Make Your iPhone or iPad Read Kindle Books to You

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In the evenings, Charles Spurgeon’s wife would sit on a cushion at his feet and read to him. So far, I have been unsuccessful in persuading my wife to do the same for me, but I think I may have found an alternative solution. I now listen to Kindle books on iPhone. A major part of ministering revolves around reading. We are men of the Word, and men of words. Be it the Scriptures...

Envying the Damned

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If you’re anything like me, you never get jealous at the success of other ministry leaders. You are always content with the realm of ministry God has allotted you and have no desire to attain the reach and influence of the megalomaniac megachurch pastor down the street.
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About Me

My name is Reagan Rose

I am a servant of Jesus Christ who believes that for those who are called into full time ministry, we have a duty to maximize the effectiveness of our time, talents, and unique situations that we might bring more glory to Christ. To that end, this blog is an endeavor to help you do the same by providing insights, tools, and methods to increase your productivity so that you might “make the most of the time…” (Ephesians 5:16).

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