Takeaways From Our Recent Church Planter Assessment

Takeaways From Our Recent Church Planter Assessment

It’s an exhausting process both mentally, emotionally and spiritually. While the process is exhausting for all involved, it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of.

Making Attractional Events Disciple-Making Focused

Making Attractional Events Disciple-Making Focused

This is not a post to pick apart events, how to run them, how to make them effective. No, this is a post about a shift that needs to take place. A shift in how we think about events, why and how we host them.

I made my smart phone, dumb!

I made my smart phone, dumb!

There’s no mistaking the impact smart devices have made. The way we connect is completely different than it was ten years ago. The way we gather our news, listen to music and express our opinions. It’s all in the palm of our hands.

6 Warning Signs Pride Has Taken Root

6 Warning Signs Pride Has Taken Root

We are all prone to issues concerning our pride. The temptation is to make our ministry all about us. Pride makes it easier to enjoy the fact that people know who we are. Pride is what makes it easy for us to make the ministry more about us than about God.

Transforming Your Prayer Life with "PASSION"

Transforming Your Prayer Life with "PASSION"

“If you aren’t abiding in Christ and are trying to make disciples simultaneously, what type of disciples will you be making? Disciples in Christ’s image or yours?” This was one of the most powerful and thought-provoking questions I’ve been asked and it transformed how I view my quiet time.

What I Learned Reading "Starfish Movement"

What I Learned Reading "Starfish Movement"

It’s like Dan Grider has been in my head like something straight out of “Inception,” but was able to take the chaos of my mind and put order to it and create a book. And what follows are quotes and snippets from the book that jumped up and slapped me in the face, went back into the book, then came back up and slapped me in the face again.

5 Components to Having a Gospel Conversation!

5 Components to Having a Gospel Conversation!

What if I told you that God had an amazing adventure prepared for you? What if the adventure was way bigger than simply showing up at church next Sunday and serving in the nursery? What if it would require your total dependance on the Holy Spirit and would be the most rewarding and fruitful experience of your life? Would you be interested?

A Simple Tool to Stop Reading the Bible Like a Self-Help Book!

A Simple Tool to Stop Reading the Bible Like a Self-Help Book!

When we don't read Scripture with abiding in Christ and surrendering to His Lordship as our primary focus, we fall prey to using the Bible as a self-help book. We strip it of it's supernatural power to transform our lives. It becomes manageable for us.

Undaunted Life: A 21-Day Journey!

I want to invite you to join me on a 21-day Bible reading journey. Sometimes reading the Bible alone and touching on what I need is really good. Other times I think it's a unique thing to read along with others and to learn from them what God is doing in their lives also. Here are some of the details.

Avoid the Post-Easter Crash!

Avoid the Post-Easter Crash!

We have all had "high" moments and experiences in life. Times we were really looking forward to and projects we were working on. Those days or moments arrive and we are sky-high. Our emotions are running away with us. We are so pumped up and feel like we will never be the same again. But then the project is over, that moment in time is now in the past and things are back to the way they were. Where does that leave us? Usually, it leaves us in a wreck, crashing back down from an emotional high.

Top Two Things I Am Investing Time in Before Easter!

If you are reading this on Good Friday, you only have two more days to get ready. You know what I mean by ready. Ready for Easter. The Big Show! March Madness for the Church! (Side note: We need a bracket for preachers. I'm rolling with Matt Chandler to win it all.) Knowing that here are the TOP TWO things that I would invest my time doing with those precious hours and minutes.

Top 10 Podcasts of 2017!

For a while there I thought 2017 would never end. But wouldn't you know it, it's about to. We are mere days away from 2018 and with it the opportunity for a fresh start in every area of life. I was thinking back on 2017 and how blessed I am that so many of you have chosen to listen to my podcast and to be a part of this little community I call the Stan Rodda Podcast. 

C'mon Men!

C'mon Men!

There is no celebration in another man biting the dust. It's not something to be snarky or giddy about. There are victims involved. People whose lives are permanently changed because some man couldn't be, well, a man.