Hi, I’m Eric McKiddie, founder of Pastoralized and Executive Pastor at Chapel Hill Bible Church in Chapel Hill, NC. The unique purpose of this website is to bridge the gap between being pastor-theologians on the one hand, and effective in productivity on the other. In other words, I’m mostly trying to answer two questions: 1) what should our theological vision for ministry be? and 2) how do we make that happen in the church and in the world? If those are things you want to grow in as a pastor, then this is a place for you.
When I realized I only knew how to do the theology part of pastoral ministry — not the work part
My first role in ministry was Jr. High Pastor at College Church in Wheaton, IL. I had been well trained in theology and Greek and Hebrew exegesis. But I didn’t know how to actually do ministry. I recall sitting in my office (for some reason I remember the sun was shining very brightly through my window) thinking to myself, “So what am I actually supposed to do?” I had no clue how to organize and spend my time, and the result was that I came this close to burnout in just six months.
But then I was reading blogs one day, and I followed a link to a site about productivity. This is what I needed! That was when I began my journey of learning how to apply principles of productivity and leadership in a ministry context. Pastoralized is where I record what I am learning and finding effective so that other pastors can benefit.
Helping pastors grow as preachers through Sermon Coaching
In 2012, I began offering Sermon Coaching to Pastoralized readers who were benefiting from my posts on preaching, and wanted some one-on-one help. If you’re interested being coached in the area of preaching, click here to learn more.
How to stay updated
You can get new posts by subscribing via email (at the top right of the page), or following me on twitter.
I love to converse with my readers. If you want to connect, please feel free to contact me.