I just deleted every RSS feed in my “ministry” folder.
I read too much and I let that reading influence me way too much.
It’s not that any of the blogs I was reading were inherently bad, they just don’t really have a whole lot of bearing on what I’m actually involved in every week.
I’m the type who reads something and immediately thinks about how that applies to me and my situation. And blogs written by rockstar leaders in huge churches with web campuses generally don’t apply. At all.
Once again– not bad, just not applicable.
After reading leadership principles and setlists and stage design notes and staff meeting minutes from a bunch of churches ministering in a completely different context I start to think I should be ministering using the same methods:
What we really need is some synth and a bunch of LEDs.
How can we optimize our website for social media?
I’m totally using that song next week.
Wow. I really need to save up for some True Religion jeans.
Once again–not bad things (ok, maybe the jeans), just not a reality to me.
If I ever have questions about all that, those blogs will be there.
In the meantime, I’m taking a break from them. I have better things to do.