If you listen to Episode 304 and realize you want to learn more about GRACE, TrueFace teaches a great course you can find right here! You should check it out!
John Lynch has a unique style and approach to teaching biblical truth, especially the original good news of the Gospel of God's Grace! This episode will deluge you with encouragement and hope that just maybe... God loves you more than you could ever imagine.
And... that even as a pastor of a small church, God is crazy about you and is on your side. Jeff has always said that small church pastors are many times the Rodney Dangerfields of ministry, they don't get any respect! So if you are ready for an hour of coaching, encouragement, and friendship - go ahead and listen to this episode with John Lynch, from www.trueface.org.
Rob Tarnoviski has been serving in the same church in Northeast Philly since Easter, 1996! Rob has been riding the ups and downs, the highs and lows, experiencing the thrill of victory, and at times the agony of defeat! He comes to the 200churches Podcast Studio with a ton of wisdom and experience and freely shares all in this virtual MasterClass on Ministry Leadership for you, our listeners.
You will totally enjoy this episode and your pastoral muscles will be strengthened by it.
Pastor Rob Tarnoviski from www.bchurch.tv joined Jeff to talk all about leadership, ministry growth, and how to lead a thriving, outward-focused church. This episode is so practical, helpful, and inspirational! So glad to share it with you! Enjoy!
Ken Shigematsu, Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC Canada joins the guys to share how pastors can restore their souls for Jesus and for ministry. Ken is a contemplative pastor of a large multisite church - a wonderful episode!
We had a conversation with Ken around ministry, soul care, his church, and his latest book, Survival Guide for the Soul... This is seriously a must listen episode for every pastor who is concerned about their own soul care. So, so good!
Ken was previously on Episode 210 of the podcast, and provides a huge amount of encouragement there!
Episode 301 - Church Planting in the Suburbs and How Your Zip Code Informs Your Ministry with Ashley Hales
After taking two weeks off, with zero episode releases - Jeff and Jonny return for Episode 301, with Ashley Hales, the author of Finding Holy In The Suburbs, a book about church planting in the suburbs and why that is still, well, holy!
Ashley and her husband Bryce are planting a church in SoCal, and are excited to minister to the people in their suburb, knowing that they need Jesus as much as the rural or urban population does. Ashley is a self proclaimed Writer, Mom to 4, Pastor's Wife, PhD, and can be found at www.aahales.com.
Ashley was a ton of fun to talk to, and she brings hope and inspiration to church leaders everywhere! Enjoy!
Episode 300 is all about what millennial parents are looking for in a 200church, or any church for that matter! The key word here is actually "parents". If you want to attract young families to your church, or, if you want to retain and assimilate young families who visit your church, this episode will help you!
Tiffany is the Marketing and Communications Director for the Unstuck Group, an organization founded by Tony Morgan to help get churches unstuck, and on their way to sustained health.
If you don't already, you really should add The Unstuck Church Podcast to your podcast app and listen every single week. Tony Morgan and Amy Anderson, sometimes with the help of a guest, bring great content to get your mind spinning and give you ideas to get your church unstuck and moving toward its Kingdom Potential!
The blog post that Tiffany wrote, which is the basis for this episode, is located right here!
Because this is episode 300, we put some throwback content on the end of the episode, especially the entire first episode ever of the podcast, which is a whopping 9 minutes long! Enjoy!
Pastor Danny Garrido joins us for Episode 299 to talk about working full time, pastoring an inner city church, and staying stress-free. Danny is the pastor of The Crossing Church in Colorado Springs CO and an all around great guy!
Danny works for the city, collecting taxes and doing business audits. But, on the weekends, he's just another small church pastor. This is so, so encouraging!
Dave Jacobs from SmallChurchPastor.com and DaveJacobs.net, joined us LIVE in the Des Moines IA studio for this episode! The three of us spent a day together recently and could not be together without recording a couple episodes.
Today's episode is about creating margin in your life, those breathable spaces in your day and week that help you live as a real human being, and not a ministry automaton! Dave describes the process he takes pastors through to reclaim their lives, so that they might experience some significant think time, leisure time, and spiritual time.
We hope you are encouraged by this episode as you seek to truly live life - spiritual life, ministry life, family life, and personal life - to the fullest!
As always, if you are looking for some very inexpensive coaching, Dave specializes in coaching small church pastors. His rates have not gone up in the five years we've known him (I told him he needs to raise them!) and we can totally vouch for him as a pastor coach, since we've both received helpful and life-giving coaching from him!
Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig are pastors in Central Iowa, at two different churches. Each of them preaches most weekends. As pastors know, Sundays come every single weekend! Without fail, as the sun rises and sets we need to prep messages every week to deliver every weekend!
The guys normally have a guest, but today they "interview" each other as pastors who preach weekly. They ask many questions throughout the conversation. What is the flow of the week in preparation? How do they think about preparation and delivery? What's the challenge with preaching in 2018? When do they start and end their prep?
This would be a "Jeff and Jonny Classic". To hear a very fun episode that is another "Classic", listen to Episode 15, where the guys talk about their fantasy Sunday morning service - recorded way back in April of 2013! It's only 15 minutes long, and you can compare how they sound today, to way, back, then!
Pictured below, some scary pics of Jeff and Jonny on duty in their respective ministries! :-)
Heather Zempel is the Discipleship Pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Heather joins Jeff to talk about small groups and small churches and how small church leaders might think about small groups in their churches.
Heather gets very practical, while Jeff gets very curious about Heather and her husband Ryan, their move into ministry, the church they serve at, and even what Heather has been learning about small group ministry.
Heather's newest book, published by Orange, is titled Big Change Small Groups Four Ideas To Help You Lead Adult Small Groups, is written specifically for regular, normal, small group leaders. This book is not just for pastors or church leaders, but for your small group leaders.
When you finish listening to Heather here, check out her episode with Rich Birch on the UnSeminary Podcast! It's a good one. (Yes, we will even promote other podcasts! ...but only good ones)
Here at 200churches we love to connect you, our small church pastor friends, with people, services, and ministries that benefit you. It's not very often we run across something as fundamentally beneficial to small church pastors as the 95Network!
In Episode 295 we talk with Dale Sellers, the Executive Director of the 95Network. He shares his vision for how small church pastors can be encouraged, supported, and helped by becoming a part of this Network.
Jeff and Jonny encourage you, no matter the size of your church, to have your church pay for the annual cost - which is less than $2/week. Less than that! As you might plan your 2019 church budget, include the massive, whopping cost of $95 for a whole year of being a part of the 95Network! You won't regret it!
Listen to the episode, check out their website, and see if this isn't the best thing since sliced bread for small church pastors! Jeff and Jonny have a lengthy debrief and "outro" after Jeff's conversation with Dale - so don't miss it!
Finally, check out the video below if you have any doubt about joining the 95Network!
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