Pastor Tony is the pastor of Nicholasville United Methodist Church in Nicholasville Kentucky. You are in for a real treat with a humble, godly, 200church pastor from Kentucky. Enjoy!
Check out Tony' book, Jesus, The Four Gospels in Politics HERE!
Episode 418 - We Talk About David's Book: When Church Stops Working - Meeting With God In Your Living Room
David Wentz was a pastor for 38 years, originally an Engineer by vocation, and now an author and equipper of pastors around the world. Lots of kids and grandkids (I've forgotten how many!)
David and I speak for a bit about the revival at Asbury, and revivals in general - quite interesting to me. But we talk mostly about the ability of the church to thrive outside of a building - meeting with God in living rooms.
You can check out David's books here!
And His Website is HERE!
Episode 417 - She's Writing the 1 Peter Volume of the NICNT - and We Talk About It! A Fascinating Conversation with Dr. Jeannine Brown
She's still writing the 1 Peter volume of the New International Commentary on the New Testament. She is on the NIV Translation Team. She has written three commentaries on Matthew and one on Philippians, as well as a book called Scripture As Communication, a book on biblical hermeneutics.
We talk about 1 Peter's content, but also what happens from the time you get the assignment to write a commentary on a book of the Bible, until it's actually published and on the shelf!
Check out Jeannine's books here.
Check out the Stetzer Church Leaders Podcast with Karl Vaters HERE!
On the eve of Saddleback's ouster from the Southern Baptist Convention, Rick Warren marched through a long conversation with me and Jonny. Rick talks about that in this episode. It's obvious he's not happy about it, but as always he remains gracious.
Undaunted by rejection, Rick is focused on his new calling, as the leader of FTT, Finishing The Task. He is pushing ahead to see what we in the Christian and Missionary Alliance call Great Commission Completion!
Rick recently finished his pastoral ministry of 43 years at Saddleback. I (Jeff) was at his conference in 1997, when I was 34 and he was 43. At that time Saddleback was 17 years old and 13,000 in attendance. They would more than double in the next 25 years.
You can find everything Rick is up to, with all the links, at PastorRick.com!
Rick is a teacher, coach, and adviser of pastors - you will get A LOT out of this episode! Enjoy!
Steve Dewitt is a husband, and father of two daughters, an author, pastor, and Christian leader. This is a conversation about his most recent book, and so much more! You're going to like Steve!
Check out a lot (not everything!) of what Steve is up to below...
Steve's Radio/Podcast Ministry: The Journey
Bethel Church where Steve is Lead Pastor
Steve's First Book: Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in everything
Steve's Second Book: Enjoying God In Everything - A Guide to Maximizing Life's Pleasures
Steve's Gospel Coalition articles
Episode 414 - Leading Your People To Be A Praying Church, Hearing From God, and Following Scripture Not Fads with Jim Cymbala from the Brooklyn Tabernacle
Jim Cymbala for 50 years had pastored the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn - New York City. He joined Jeff to talk about his approach to ministry, his latest book, his experience through COVID, and him opinions on ministry culture, church growth, sermon prep, and so much more!
Jim has produced TheCallingSeries.org for pastors and church leaders - a group of 30 YouTube video lessons on the calling to pastoral ministry. You can access them for FREE - THIRTY 10-12 minute video lessons to encourage and develop your calling to serve.
Check out his book, Fan the Flame: Let Jesus Renew Your Calling and Revive Your Church - just released in September 2022.
Todd Rhoades has been in the "Connecting Staff to Churches" business since the dawn of the New Millennium, the year 2000! He recently spent 10 years on the team at the Leadership Network, and almost four years ago co-founded ChemistryStaffing.com with Matt Steen.
Todd has been neck deep in ministry practice, theory, and leadership for a long time. I've seen him on websites and emails for years and have FINALLY had the opportunity to sit down with him for an hour-long conversation, which I share with you today on Episode 413! Enjoy!
If you are sensing God's call to a new ministry, or if you need to call a new staff member and need help in the search, contact Todd or Matt at Chemistry Staffing!
Roger Parrott is the President of Belhaven University in Jackson Mississippi. He has written a book unlike any book I've ever seen on leadership - it's called Opportunity Leadership - Stop Planning and Start Getting Results.
Roger told me "getting rid of planning is the single best leadership decision I ever made!" I spoke with Dr. Parrott about his university, where he has served for decades, about his family, and about his perspective on leadership.
He has a phenomenal 5-part video series called "The Real Cost of College" which would be helpful to you if you are planning on sending a kid to college this year.
Thanks again to Marc for what he's doing to help pastors of small churches! Here’s some links for the show notes:
Small Church Media Website: https://smallchurch.media/
Link to “Podcasting for Churches” series: https://smallchurch.media/podcasting-for-churches/
Real Talk Christian Podcast Website: https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/
If you want to hear more about Marc's story, you can listen at the link below. Marc wanted you to know this is a new age podcast, and he doesn't push it a whole lot but it was a great platform to share his story and how Jesus was all over it: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4lKMaYPG7SbdlnIn4AuxCm?si=91d10acaf0c04657
This is a supremely practical episode as Dave Jacobs, from SmallChurchPastor.com, and I talk about leadership team meetings, and how to make them both enjoyable and productive. We cover a ton of ground in this episode!
You will hear a number of things that connect with your experience and give you some ways to improve how you are planning and leading meetings in your ministry.
Dave is offering at the start of 2023 - to all of our listeners - four FREE 45 minute coaching sessions, so that you can test drive his expertise in pastoral coaching, with no cost to you.
I want to urge you to consider asking your board to support you in one coaching call per month with Dave Jacobs. And... I explain that in this episode. Pastors need help and support now more than ever, and with 15 years of experience coaching pastors, Dave provides quite the ministry of support to, especially, small church pastors.
You will ENJOY this episode - and it's our gift to you!
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