Jonny and I have been enjoying our time off from blogging during our Thanksgiving – New Year’s break… mostly. We both feel out of the loop with our online community. This has been our answer to the online addiction most of us live these days, especially those of us who manage or involve ourselves in online communities. We even found a few spare minutes to get in on the Bitstrips fun…
However, we have been working the podcast circuit pretty heavily. We are lining up podcast topics and guests into 2014 and are excited about the future of 200churches. We’ve realized the area of small church pastor encouragement is wide open in terms of need. There are not enough people or organizations committed to the success and joy of small church ministry. So 2014 is full of positive expectations for 200churches.com.
The topic this week on the podcast may go in one of three different directions, so I am not going to preview it yet, but on Christmas day, Dan Reiland will be our guest for his “Part 5” on his book, Amplified Leadership. The next week, on New Year’s Day we will be joined by Karl Vaters from NewSmallChurch.com.
New for 2014, Karl Vaters will be our first week of the month regular guest and Dan Reiland will be our last week of the month regular. These are two very different guys who bring so much value to us as small church pastors. We will continue to focus on the equipping and encouragement of pastors of small churches on the 200churches Podcast. That will not change.
The 200churches vision statement is this – “Ministry Encouragement for Pastors of Small Churches.” That statement embodies what our passion and heart is for small church pastors – we want to breath life into their spirits, wind into their sails, and hope into their hearts. Small church pastors are changing the world one person at a time!
As we move into these last ten days before Christmas, we pray that the joy of the season, Jesus Christ, would fill your hearts and families to overflowing. And that you would pass that joy and love on to others as you lead, shepherd, and pastor the people in your community.
We’ll meet you Wednesday on the podcast, episode 49!
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