Arthur J. James

Bi-Vocational Pastor, Speaker, & Author

“Preaching Through Pain”
I help bi-vocational pastors and church planters overcome challenges so that they remain fulfilled in ministry and life

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As a bi-vocational pastor for more than twenty years I know how hard it can be to communicate, lead, and manage the vital relationships in your life at the same time while producing weekly sermons.

I write on leadership, relationship, ministry successes and failures, and on occasion, ideas that don’t fit neatly into one of these categories. I also like sharing about resources that have been helpful to me in ministry and life.

My goal is to add value to you that will increase the chances of you remaining in ministry and enjoying a full life as I believe God has intended. If you are a pastor, preacher, leader, communicator, writer, or aspire to be then this is the blog for you.

I have just completed my first book with Trilogy Publishing. It is called Preaching Through Pain, What Every Preacher & Person needs to know about Performing under Pressure (June 2018).

I have been married to my wife, Patrice (follow her on Twitter @PatriceJames), for seven years.  We have two children and live in Desoto, TX just outside of Dallas.

In my free time, I enjoy golfing, reading, writing, and running.

7 Recommendations For Improving Your Preaching and Public Speaking

I often encourage preachers and public speakers to “memorize so you can mesmerize!

4 Reasons Why Pastors Need to Praise

“Praise reminds the Pastor who is in control.”

13 Books that Helped Me Reach My First Half Goals of 2018 – Pt. 1

“when inspiration touches talent she gives birth to truth and beauty” – Steven Pressfield The War of Art

My Top 7 Ministry Resources

There are a ton of administrative and creative task that must get done within a church or ministry each week. Many of these task, etc are often delegated or completed by those of us as pastors. Throughout my ministry I have not always had a large staff with me, however I have learned to use low or no cost ministry tools that have helped me spread the Gospel and or manage the ministry that has grown as a result of preaching the Gospel. No matter what the size of your church there are some great resources today that can help take you and your ministry to the next level. This week I would like to share with you my top 7 ministry resources that have been a real blessing to me and the Transparent Church.

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