This, is a no-holds barred, very honest, tête-à-tête between three, not two, pastors! We talk about the things that rattle a pastor's personal cage. These are things that we wish we had a handle on, and they all revolve around self-care and soul-care. How do we take care of ourselves? Better, do we?
Dave Jacobs from SmallChurchPastor has spent almost 30 years in ministry and today, from his home in Oregon, works full time coaching pastors and boards, mostly from small churches. Dave works with pastors of all size churches, but he specializes in small churches.
When we found Dave, we quickly invited him to join us on the podcast, because we knew he would share a ton of encouragement with all of you, our 200church pastor friends! So this "post" is very short, because we want you to enjoy this, our longest episode yet. Listen to it in two or three segments, but listen to it - because we know you are going to be both challenged and encouraged!
Finally, be sure to check out SmallChurchPastor.com, because Dave has a ton of resources, some free, and some too good to give away! I especially like the resources he uses as he works with church boards to help you as a pastor in your leadership. This website is a treasure trove of help for pastors of small churches - take a look!
We are not affiliate marketers for Dave, we're just smart - we know a good thing when we see it!
Links that are all about Dave!
Dave's Church Board Training Modules
My Best Leadership Training Curriculum
Books by Eugene Peterson that Dave references:
The Contemplative Pastor - Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction
Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness
Working The Angles - The Shape of Pastoral Integrity
Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work
11/13/2013 10:27:51 am
Dave has been coaching me for 5+ years. He saved my life! I love this guy and highly recommend him to come along a pastor!
11/13/2013 11:02:26 am
So cool Marty! We hope his words encourage a to of pastors!
12/2/2013 01:25:43 am
Dave is my coach. This past year, after our town was literally washed out to sea by hurricane Sandy and our church needed to "relaunch" partly as a result, Dave selflessly served me, pastored me and encouraged me and helped me stand. All the way from the opposite coast! Thanks Dave!
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