Episode 195 -The Four Foundations of Discipleship & How To Make A Pastoral Transition In Your 200church
We've all had that conversation, right? Where someone is sitting across from you and they are so filled with a desire to read their Bible and pray and get on track with their discipleship, but they just can't figure out how to do it.
"It was easier when I first came to Jesus."
"I can start strong, but within a few weeks (or days) it all falls apart."
"I'm worried there's something wrong with me. What's missing?"
Sometimes, the answer can get kind of complicated. But most of the time, it's pretty simple.
On today's podcast, Ray Hollenbach joins us and shares on a variety of topics, including how to think "discipleship" in your small church. Ray leads seminars throughout the US and uses his years of ministry experience as he coaches pastors around the country. Ray shares with us the four "foundations" that must be in order before discipleship can take place, and also talks at length about the importance of succession plans in ministry and following the call of God to empower the next generation of church leaders.
Ray can be found on Twitter @Hollenbach, probably on Facebook - look for him :-) and at his website, www.StudentsOfJesus.com. You can also find Ray's 2016 book, Deeper Grace right here!
As we talked with Ray, I was reminded of similar conversations around the topic of grace we've had with John Lynch and Bill Thrall. Episodes 61, 64, and 112 are all excellent resources and they can all be found right HERE--along with a few blog posts. If you've never heard these pastors, we would encourage you to tune in and be captured again by the beauty of God's grace.
For more on the topic of transitions, check out our episode with Sam Prellwitz and check out this short video by our friend John Finkelde on some nuts and bolts of transitioning well.
We hope you were as encouraged as we were by Ray this week and we can't wait to reveal our SPECIAL GUEST for episode 200 of the podcast in the coming weeks!
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