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Where pastors, missionaries, and other ministry leaders come to grow your income and build financial security. We help you take your skills, experience, and ministry know-how, and leverage them into sustainable income outside of the church, through a business or side hustle that’s right for you. So you can serve God and provide for your family, no matter what. Download free resources and get the show notes for each episode over at www.morethanapastor.com.

More Than a Pastor Rich Avery

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Where pastors, missionaries, and other ministry leaders come to grow your income and build financial security. We help you take your skills, experience, and ministry know-how, and leverage them into sustainable income outside of the church, through a business or side hustle that’s right for you. So you can serve God and provide for your family, no matter what. Download free resources and get the show notes for each episode over at www.morethanapastor.com.

    From Crisis to Sustainability: Revitalizing Church Finances in 'The Great Dechurching' Era

    From Crisis to Sustainability: Revitalizing Church Finances in 'The Great Dechurching' Era

    We are living in an era called "The Great Dechurching" of America. Millions are leaving churches each year, for various reasons which we've covered in previous episodes. Since attendance has been inextricably linked to income for most churches, it's not a stretch to see how "The Great Dechurching" of America will inevitably lead to "The Great Defunding" of the church. The math is simple: Declining attendance + declining giving + rising expenses due to inflation = an unsustainable situation for many churches. Probably even yours. And maybe you're wondering...In the midst of all this uncertainty...
    Is there anything pastors can do to revitalize your church's finances and future-proof your own personal income? I believe the answer to that question is Yes! And in this episode of The More Than a Pastor Show, we'll explore strategies to help pastors grow your income and secure your financial future - both inside and outside the church.

    Links for Today's Show
    Blog Post for this Episode: https://www.morethanapastor.com/blog/from-crisis-to-sustainability-revitalizing-church-finances-in-the-great-dechurching-eraWatch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/d1g-Rp7tLDEFree PDF: How to Know if Starting a Business is Right for YouWant to Support the Show? Buy Me a Coffee

    • 28 min
    The Best Way to Make Money Quickly: Provide a Service that Solves a Problem for Someone Else

    The Best Way to Make Money Quickly: Provide a Service that Solves a Problem for Someone Else

    Are you looking for the best way to make money quickly? Well you’re going to love today’s show, because I’ll share 6 reasons why providing a service that solves a problem for someone else is one of the fastest and best ways to generate income. And I’ll share practical steps you can take to get started today. That’s all coming up in this edition of the More Than a Pastor show. Let’s get started!


    Links for Today's Show
    Blog Post/Show Notes for this Episode: The Best Way to Make Money QuicklyWatch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YZuwVvuQmxAFree PDF: How to Know if Starting a Business is Right for YouMy Last Post: How to Find the Time to Launch Your Own Business or Side HustleWant to Support the Show? Buy Me a Coffee

    • 26 min
    How to Find the Time to Launch Your Business or Side Hustle

    How to Find the Time to Launch Your Business or Side Hustle

    Deciding that you want or need to earn extra money as a pastor is one thing. But finding the time to do it, in addition to your regular ministry position, can be a challenge!
    So how can you find the time to launch your own business or side hustle? And is it really possible to build your dream business in just 15 hours a week, or even less? We’ll talk about that in this episode of the More Than a Pastor Show. Let’s get started!
    4 Keys to Success in Starting Your Own Business
    If you’re a pastor thinking about starting a business or side hustle, I believe there are 4 keys to success that will help you start strong and stay motivated in your ministry work and your entrepreneurial journey. I’ve put them all together a free PDF aptly called the Four Keys to Success in Starting Your Own Business.
    I’d love to give you a free copy, so you can avoid some of the common pitfalls that trip people up as they’re starting something on the side. Download your copy today at www.morethanapastor.com/keys.
     Links for Today's Show
    Get the Blog Post/Show Notes for this Episode: How to Find the Time to Launch Your Own Business or Side HustleWatch this Episode on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/GChGyeVYNWwFree PDF: Four Keys to Success in Starting Your Own BusinessMy Last Post: Greg Atkinson on the Secret Power of Kindness, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of the ChurchWant to Support the Show? Buy Me a CoffeeDeciding to pursue a business or side hustle is an exciting step toward earning extra income. However, finding the time to launch and grow your venture alongside your regular job can be challenging.
    In this episode, we will discuss practical strategies to help you find time and use it effectively to make progress on your entrepreneurial goals.
    I believe that by optimizing your schedule and making conscious choices, you can find the time you need to build your dream business, even if it’s just 5 or 10 or 15 hours a week.

    • 18 min
    Greg Atkinson on the Secret Power of Kindness, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of the Church

    Greg Atkinson on the Secret Power of Kindness, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of the Church

    Will the 21st century pastor look more like the co-vocational tentmaker of the 1st century church than the full-time pastor of the 20th century?

    Church leadership expert Greg Atkinson says YES, and shares several reasons why pastors and churches need to embrace entrepreneurship now, in this episode of the More Than a Pastor Show. 

     Links for Today's Show
    Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fHzhlTTCIJAGet the Blog Post/Show Notes: https://www.morethanapastor.com/blog/greg-atkinson-on-the-secret-power-of-kindness-entrepreneurship-and-the-future-of-the-churchGreg Atkinson's Website: www.gregatkinson.comEmail Greg: greg@gregatkinson.comGet Greg's New Book The Secret Power of Kindness: https://amzn.to/3OyUl3MFree PDF: How to Know if Starting a Business is Right for YouMy Last Post: Burned Out Pastors: Don't Quit, Give Yourself a Reset InsteadWant to Support the Show? Buy Me a Coffee

    Introducing Greg Atkinson
    I’m excited to have Greg Atkinson join us on the show today. Greg has been in ministry for nearly 30 years.
    He is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, leadership and life coach, and consultant. He has worked with churches of all stages and sizes, including some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country, as well as with businesses, non-profits, and organizations.
    In this conversation...
    Greg and I talk about how he began to leverage his ministry skills into resources that served pastors and churches, and how those resources have generated multiple streams of income.I also ask Greg for his thoughts on what the future of the church will look like over the next 5-10 years and beyond. His answer might surprise you.He takes us into the backstory behind his new book, The Secret Power of Kindness, which is available for pre-order starting today on Amazon. And we explore why the message of Kindness is needed in the church, and in our world, now more than ever.And now let’s get to our conversation with Greg Atkinson!

    • 49 min
    Why Self-Funded Missionaries are the Future

    Why Self-Funded Missionaries are the Future

    Church attendance and giving are down 30% over the last two years, according to recent surveys. If this trend continues, churches will be forced to make more serious cutbacks. Programming and staffing are often the first places to cut.
    But what happens when churches need to cut back on support for missions? Are self-funded missionaries the future of the church? We’ll talk about it in this episode of the More Than a Pastor Show.

    Links for Today's Show
    Watch this Episode on YouTube: Join our Members Community: Become a Founding MemberMy Last Post: Burned Out Pastors: Don't Quit, Give Yourself a ResetWant to Support the Show? Buy Me a Coffee

    • 29 min
    Burned Out Pastors: Don't Quit. Give Yourself a Reset!

    Burned Out Pastors: Don't Quit. Give Yourself a Reset!

    Nearly 50% of American pastors say they struggle with burnout and have considered quitting in the last year, believing that a fresh start somewhere else is just what they need.

    What if you didn’t have to go somewhere else to get a fresh start. What if you could press the reset button on your life and ministry right now, and create a fresh start right where you’re at?

    Well I believe you can, and today I’ll share 5 steps you can take to get unstuck, give yourself a reset, and move forward in your life and work, in this episode of the More Than a Pastor Show.


    Links for Today's Show
    Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DWbtaGSR3NAGet the Blog Post/Show Notes for This Episode: https://www.morethanapastor.com/blog/burned-out-pastors-don-t-quit-give-yourself-a-reset-insteadJoin our Members Community: Become a Founding MemberMy Last Post: How Pastors Can Create Income Through Online PlatformsWant to Support the Show? Buy Me a Coffee

    • 33 min

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