Phil Bowdle


The 4 Questions Every Great Story Answers

June 20, 2016

Many years ago, before I was a creative arts pastor, I got my start in creative ministry as “the video guy.” At the time, that meant that I mostly…


What I learned from my one month sabbatical

May 1, 2016

During the month of April, I did something I haven’t done since Middle School. I had a whole month off with no work responsibilities. I had a one month…

Communications General

The Authenticity Generation

March 2, 2016

We have a “Millennial” problem in the church. Statistics and attendance are showing that Millennials are leaving or not connecting to the church at higher rates than ever before….


Quit Doing Announcements

February 9, 2016

I’m gonna go ahead and put this out there… I hate announcements.

The very mention of the word brings back memories of being stuck in a pew, listening to someone read…

Communications Leadership

Might Be Time To Quit Your Job

September 17, 2015

Wanna know the most surprising thing I discover when talking to people working on a church staff? The biggest source of disunity and conflict often lies between the Senior Pastor…