What an encouraging and practical episode this is with our Australian friend, John Finkelde! John and Jonny talk about the tricky practice of succession in ministry, especially of your own ministry leaders within your small church. Finkelde gives great practical advice on how to:
John and Jonny deal with the important work of the pastor, yet with a lighthearted and humorous approach. If you are a small church pastor, YOU will be equipped and inspired by this episode...
John is the founder of www.GrowAHealthyChurch.com, where he offering resources, coaching, and consulting to pastors and churches. This is a wonderful site filled with valuable resources, some at a cost, and some for FREE! John pastored successfully for 30 years and now shares his wisdom and insight with us.
John's wife, Di Finkelde, has just released a book for pastors' wives! Here is something you might get for your wife this Mother's Day, among of course many other additional gifts (because this book is so affordable!). Just click on the image below of Di's book, Conversations With A Pastor's Wife, to jump right to it on Amazon!
Enjoy episode 119!
Today, on episode 118, we are joined by Nathan Stob, the Director of ATLAS Ministries here in our town of Orange City IA. In our conversation with Nathan, we talk about contentment.
We already know what you are thinking... "Oh, just contentment? Well, I'm good there, I'm content. I'm happy."
However, contentment is a major factor for pastors in small church ministry! So many pastors simply struggle with contentment issues, and this hampers spiritual growth and leadership in our 200churches.
So, take a listen to episode 118, and see if you need to work on your contentment factor...
In this blog post by Dan Reiland, he asks six questions that we use in this episode as guidelines in helping us understand our thinking as we approach the planning of our worship services.
These are the six questions:
Dan Reiland is the Executive Pastor of 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA, with Senior Pastor Kevin Myers. Dan regularly joins us to talk about leadership.
Dan has written a great book for small church pastors - Amplified Leadership - 5 Practices to Establish Influence, Build People, and Impact Others for a Lifetime. If you use this book in leadership at your church, you are literally guaranteed to grow in your leadership effectiveness as a pastor! Enjoy this episode!
What a crazy time we had recording, then editing, then publishing this episode! #116 has easily been the most problematic episode to date!
I (Jeff) usually have episodes uploaded quite ahead of time, but this one we recorded parts of just this week on Tuesday, and then I immediately fell victim to a severe case of streptococcal pharyngitis, otherwise known as strep throat.
This week has been a week of physical suffering like I have not known since 1995, and it is taking all my strength to finish this on Friday night, three days late! I wanted to get it out in time for our Australian friends to receive it on their Saturday afternoon.
In this episode we talk with Dave "the Animal" Jacobs about humility in ministry, and what it looks like to be a small ego pastor. This is a good one for us to check our pride and think about how we relate to the people in our 200churches. We hope you enjoy it!
Do visit Dave Jacobs at www.SmallChurchPastor.com.
FROZEN IN PLACE?
Sometimes we wrap up the church year, put a bow on it... or not, and turn the engine off for the summer (or whenever your off-season is). When the new church year arrives, we have to start from a dead stop!
We have some thoughts on this, and some ideas for you to keep things moving forward during your off-season, so you already have a little momentum when you're ready to get started again.
As we bring the church year to a close, what can we do?
What can we do during our off-season to continue forward motion?
Enjoy episode 115 - we had a blast recording it!
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