WE ARE THRILLED to be able to share this episode with you! This is from our conversation with Dr. John Stumbo, the president of our denomination, the Christian & Missionary Alliance. John's heart for the small church pastor just oozes through this episode as he challenges us to realize the magnitude of the impact that we make in peoples' lives over our years of ministry in a church.
We talk with John about the impact of technology, the importance of the small church, the necessity of the small church pastor, and more. If you are a small church pastor, this episode will strengthen and encourage your heart for ministry.
200churches.com and the 200churches Podcast is all about providing ministry encouragement to pastors of small churches. You are the unsung heroes of the Kingdom of God. You're also honored and privileged partners of Jesus, shepherding his people as under-shepherds with him, the Great Shepherd. We want to encourage, affirm, and support you - the men and women who serve the small churches around the world.
Enjoy this episode - The Wonder of the Small Church Pastor!
Jeff and Jonny hope that those of you in the United States have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your families and churches!
As this episode is released Jeff is still in Lincoln, NE with his son Doug, as Doug continues outpatient therapy for a traumatic brain injury he suffered on October 18th in a vehicle accident. Doug is doing really well, much better than anyone ever expected. So if you have prayed for Doug over the past month - Jeff says "THANK YOU!"
Jonny is in Orange City holding down the fort. Jeff will be back to preach this weekend (Nov. 23).
Jonny and Jeff recorded this episode with Dan Reiland before Doug's accident, and Jeff edited it together in the past few days. The guys recorded the beginning and end of this episode just a week ago, so it is current with them.
They are looking forward to being back together full time in just a few weeks, and reigniting the 200churches blog and website as 2015 approaches. They have been committed to not missing a podcast episode, and because they had a number of episodes recorded ahead, they have been able to fulfill that commitment.
The blog post that inspired this conversation with Dan Reiland is one he wrote this year titled 10 “Different Numbers” That Really Matter.
The guys refer to Dan's book in this episode, Amplified Leadership: 5 Practices to Establish Influence, Build People, and Impact Others for a Lifetime. This is a great book for any small church pastor who wants to develop leaders in his local church!
Enjoy this very encouraging, engaging, and entertaining episode!
This episode is introduced by Jeff and Jonny, together in the 200churches Podcast Studio for the first time in a month! Jeff's son Doug is still in rehab for a Traumatic Brain Injury on October 18. Doug is doing really well in his recovery.
The meat of this episode is Jeff's conversation with "John Smith", a pastor/missionary in a country where he must remain anonymous. Parts of the episode that may identify our guest are "beeped out". This episode will encourage and challenge you as a pastor!
In this episode we mentioned Dave Jacobs' book - Mile Wide, Inch Deep: Experiencing God Beyond the Shallows, Soul Care for Busy Pastors and the Rest of Us. Dave's book is all about soul care for pastors, and Jeff & Jonny highly recommend it!
I (Jeff) enjoyed editing this podcast while my oldest son Joel, and I, stayed here at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln NE with my middle son Douglas. Douglas is doing really well with rehab. His brother Joel is his most enthusiastic cheerleader, healthcare watchdog, and best friend. Joel communicates with the doctors and staff here with me and mostly for me. I have nothing to worry about with Joel at both my side and Doug's side.
So, while Jonny has recorded the intro and conclusion alone, I am here, in the background, listening and loving what we can provide to you today as a small church pastor. Remember, we are both small church pastors - and we love encouraging you - our small church pastor friends. I love Jonny going solo on this episode. He has done a great job.
Chad Payne, pastor of New Life Assembly of God in Woodstock AL, friended himself into our lives and we are so glad we had this opportunity to talk with him on the podcast. And this episode with Chad Payne, just a faithful, loving small church pastor, who is committed to continued growth and learning, is our gift to you this week.
As most of you know, since my son's accident on October 18, where he sustained a traumatic brain injury, life has been out of my control for the most part. So Jonny and I have been apart now for a couple weeks, but it is nice to know that you all are still with us, and that we can still connect with you.
My many thanks to Jonny Craig and to all of you!
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