Mandy Smith, lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati OH joins the guys to talk about how our pining for "back to normal" might just be very like the Israelites' complaining in the wilderness and desiring to "back to Egypt". What if we've been broken out of our prison and bondage and have actually been set free to pursue a better land of ministry?
The basis for this conversation is from a post Mandy wrote for Missio Alliance. We hope you are challenged and encouraged to lead with new inspiration into the coming months! Jonny and I will be back next week for a discussion on race and ministry leadership with a pastor/church planter in NYC.
Mandy joined us in the past on Episode 223 - There is Freedom in Transparency as a Pastor.
Dave Jacobs from SmallChurchPastor.com and the Small Church Pastor Facebook group joins Jeff and Jonny to share a very personal message.
As believers and as pastors we don't always agree on doctrine, and the guys hope to model deep love and unity in spite of differing doctrinal positions.
Jesus called his followers to be one, enjoying unity and love, so that the world would know that the Father sent Him! We hope you are challenged toward unity by this episode! With... a little fun too!
Jeff and Jonny talk about where they are at in the summer of 2020, and what Season 2, which starts in September 2020, will be about.
It's a fun conversation about pastoral life in 2020. So as the guys preview what Season 2 of 200churches will be about, we must declare that Season 1 was 350 episodes long. So we got a little carried away...
This was a fun episode - enjoy!
Gary McIntosh from https://www.churchgrowthnetwork.com joins Jeff to talk about pastoral ministry, and some of the hiccups of megachurch pastors holding church growth conferences for small church pastors, plus much more!
Jeff and Jonny share plans for the future of 200churches... spoiler alert - this episode, 350, ends Season 1! :-)
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You need to get to know Ken Roberts - and in this episode you will! Ken just might become one of those regulars like Dan Reiland or Dave Jacobs or... N.T. Wright! :-)
From Ken's website: As a husband , father and grandfather, I love to read, write, golf, bike, hike, and have meaningful conversations over a nice meal with family and friends. I'm married to my wife, Missy. I have a daughter, Nicole, a son Britton, a step-son, Mychael and a grandson. My wife and I live in Avon Lake, Ohio. Our adult children live in different places around the U.S.
Would you like to receive coaching or a consult from Ken? Email him at email@example.com.
Check out his website at https://www.kenlroberts.com.
Lyle Parker is in his mid forties and realized his health was going in the exact wrong direction. Hearing Scott Buell's story on episode 332 of the podcast, he decided to take action and get his life back!
Pastor Lyle, his wife, and two sons, over just the past 6 months, have lost a total of 215 pounds! They are feeling better, are more active, are getting healthy together, forming new habits as a family, and feeling like WINNERS!
If you want to hear Lyle's story, it's right here in episode 348! And if you want to connect with Lyle and even have him as your health coach, check out CoachingForPastors.org!
Jeff and Jonny talk again with Dr. Jeannine Brown, author of The Gospel As Stories. This is a great conversation about interpreting and reading the Gospels! So much fun! Jeannine is a Professor of Greek and New Testament at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. This one is our gift to you - Enjoy!
Dave Jacobs has been working with pastors of small churches for 13 years! He talks every single week with scores of pastors and brings his wisdom to Episode 346 today - sharing what he is hearing from pastors as they shift their ministry to meet the needs of the COVID culture.
Dave has a wonderful new book out for small church pastors! It's called Second Thoughts: 100 Things Small Church Pastors Need To Reconsider. Soon we'll record another episode and talk about some of those 100 things - but today is about what we need to consider in our current reality!
Check out Dave at SmallChurchPastor.com and the Small Church Pastor Facebook group!
These episodes were recorded less than 48 hours apart. Jeff and Jonny speak about how to think about the Coronavirus and your local church ministry. Very good thoughts!
Josh Gagnon joins the podcast to talk about his life, family, ministry, and book titledIt's Not Over - Leaving Behind Disappointment and Learning To Dream Again. Jeff was listening to another podcast featuring Josh, and halfway through the episode he got up, opened his laptop, and ordered the book immediately. The message is one of deep hope and encouragement for discouraged pastors who may have lost their dream and their hope.
It's Not Over will release on February 25, 2020, and in it Josh urges his readers to grab onto that dream that God placed in their heart and learn how to dream it again - just like you did a few years ago, before the resistance moved in, disappointment came, and failure smelled awful close!
This is a very encouraging and practical episode! Check out Josh's church at https://www.nextlevel.church.
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