New Adventures, New Ministry

New Adventures, New Ministry

“Great ministry doesn’t just happen.” -Rich Curran 2018 has been a year of change and new adventures. I launched my new platform here at JohnRinaldo.com, I started working at Santa Clara University as an Adjunct Lecturer, and I’ve moved my family to...
How Do We Connect With the Unconnected?

How Do We Connect With the Unconnected?

There are many buzzwords in ministry. The most popular right now seem to be “new evangelization,” “accompaniment,” “missionary discipleship,” and “listening.” These are good words. And I’ll admit, I have used a lot of them. That last word comes directly from the synod...
How To Keep Your Staff Meeting To 30 Minutes Or Less

How To Keep Your Staff Meeting To 30 Minutes Or Less

I don’t like long meetings. I especially don’t like long meetings when they are not productive. There is nothing worse than feeling like you just wasted your time sitting through another meeting. Meetings do not have to be bad thing. In fact, I think they are...
Warning: Burn Out Ensuing

Warning: Burn Out Ensuing

It happens to the best of us. At some point, you realize that you don’t like your ministry. It’s not a long-term thought. It’s more of a fleeting and passing thought that this ministry you once loved is getting on your nerves. If nothing changes, as time progresses,...