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About Eddie Pipkin

Eddie Pipkin has 30 years in ministry experience at churches in Georgia and Florida, primarily in the United Methodist Church. His ministry leadership includes stints in youth and children's ministry, creative worship design, outreach and missions, communications, special event coordination, and leadership development. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida. His original careers were in journalism and teaching at the college level, and he has a Master's Degree in English from the University of Central Florida (with an emphasis in creative writing). He also has worked as an independent editor, and he has an alter-ego known as the Rapping Lamb. He is an avid cyclist, outdoorsman and pie aficionado.

Why Performance Reviews Must Die

By Eddie Pipkin Performance reviews!  Everybody loves feedback from the boss (right?).  And everybody loves a little constructive criticism (right?).  There is no shortage of articles about the need for ministry institutions like the local church to embrace the corporate model of regularly scheduled and highly formalized job performance evaluations.  But there is plenty of [...]

The View from the Vestibule

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

The Connector

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

How Not To Be Stupid

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

Guest Blog: Road to Joy (Part 3)

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

Good Thinking

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

New Year Giving

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

The 12 Days of Ministry

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

Charlie Brown Ministry

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

First Steps on the Road to Joy (Part 2)

By Eddie Pipkin - Here we are at the end of a busy summer (well, here I am at the end of a busy summer – maybe you had a slow-paced, recharge kind of a summer instead of a summer full of logistical adventures and family transitions – if so, you are probably gearing up right now for a frenetically-paced fall).  Either way, the Labor Day weekend is a good time to take stock at how we’re doing at the discipline of the slowdown. 

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