It’s that end of the calendar year time again.
A time of reflection is enjoyable for me to look back and see which of my written pieces were the most read and possibly the most helpful.
I’ll start with number 10 and work my way down to number 1. Number 1 will, of course, be the most read of 2019.
10. 3 Spiritual Methods for Pastors to Handle Negative People addresses a subject that everyone involved in leadership has to deal with and not just pastors. But I know from first-hand experience that pastors must learn how to effectively deal with negative people and the stress they cause. Please share this post over and over again to help others.
9. In October I wrote, 6 Ways Christians Can Appreciate Their Pastors. It’s for all committed church people that love and respect pastors. I made use of my over 25 years of ministry experience to build this list of six. Save this link for future use. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until next October.
8. Coming in at number 8 is a great help for the masses of ministry workers known as volunteers. 3 Best Practices Every Church Volunteer Should Remember, shares my deep appreciation for volunteers. No local church or ministry can survive without them.
7. Culture is a word that many churched people misunderstand. 5 Marks of Culture in Growing Churches will provoke your thoughts about your church culture. Every local church has a culture, whether it be healthy or unhealthy.
6. Easter Sunday was fast upon us when I wrote this. 7 Ways You Can Help with Easter Sunday takes a quick look at the tangible and spiritual practices needed to pull off a great day when lots of guests are prayed for and expected. This list post will help you see how to practice genuine Christian hospitality.
5. Also written in October, 9 Winsome Ways You Can Help Your Church Grow, comes in as the fifth most-read piece for the year. This list of winsome ways to help your church grow is really a simple call to forsake selfishness.
4. 5 Powerful Words about Hospitality is one that I highly recommend for every Christian. They must be applied without grumbling. This is a topic for which I have sensed an increasing burden.
3. Coming in at the third most-read spot is 5 Reasons Why Men Should Attend Church on Father’s Day. The reason it was read so widely was most likely due to timing. It was written and released in early June when the subject of men and fatherhood was on many minds.
2. The second most-read piece for this year is also the third most read of all time from my ministry blog. I find this encouraging because of the topic it addresses. 7 New Testament Verses on Holiness that Every Christian Should Ingest was published in August of 2017, and it continues to be a blessing to many.
1. Coming in as the most read piece of 2019 is a piece that I believe you’ll enjoy. 5 Must-Haves for the Small Church was originated because a question was asked in a Facebook group. I meditated on the question, wrote this article, and it was very appealing to many people.
BONUS: Because I like to give more than I promised, here’s one more. 7 Small Church Pointers Towards Better Services is my most read piece of all time. It didn’t make this year’s top ten, but it still receives many yearly reads and exceeds them all.
So there you have it. Read, enjoy, and keep sharing these pieces so we can help one another. Please, and thank you.