Scott Buell pastors in Central Ohio and has been a 200churches listener for the last year. Early this year he was on the road, driving to hang out with some old college friends. In the car he was listening to Episode 305 of our podcast.
Episode 305 is when Jeff had a conversation with his health coach, David Bush, and shared how he had lost almost 50 pounds at the time (Jeff as of August 2019 has lost 80 pounds!). Jeff and David challenged pastors to go on a health journey - a journey to learn the habits of health and incorporate them into their lives.
God spoke to him and said "Scott, this is your time! This episode is for you. Respond to it." Scott pulled over to the side of the road and emailed Jeff. Scott started his journey on March 11, 2019. It has been less than six months, and the transformation is amazing!
This is his story.
While on a trip in El Salvador, Jeff met Gabe, his translator and now friend. While Gabe is a native Salvadoran, his story is quite unique, as he spend most of his life in the United States.
Jeff knew instantly that Gabe's story was one that pastors should here. This is Gabe's first time on a podcast, and he was very open with his life story, so that we as pastors could better understand where people come from, and what they go through.
Jeff sat down with Gabe just last night and recorded this conversation with his iPhone. It is raw and unedited. The only episode that comes close to it is when Jeff recorded one in October 2014 from a hospital waiting room.
Hopefully this episode will change your perspective and give you a new appreciation for some of those our culture regards as "the least of these."
Jeff said, "I love Gabe! He is a man of God with a message of grace!" We hope you enjoy it!
Jeremy Norton first appeared on Episode 233 of the podcast and now he returns to give us an update two years later!
Dan Reiland appears yet once more on the podcast, now six years to the month from his first appearance in July of 2013! Dan is a listener favorite and today he brings his wisdom, experience, and perspective to bear on the things pastors are dealing with in 2019.
Dan worked with John Maxwell for twenty years as first his executive pastor, then at Injoy when John moved to Atlanta. They remain friends and confidantes to this day.
Here are some other places where you can find more on Dan:
Dan's Bio: https://danreiland.com/about-dan/
Dan on Carey Nieuwhof's Podcast: https://careynieuwhof.com/episode105/
Dan's contact info at 12Stone Church: https://12stone.com/staff/dan-reiland
Dan Reiland resources: https://danreiland.com/resources/
Every 200churches Episode with Dan: https://www.200churches.com/dan-reiland-series.html
What a great couple of guys, actually pastors, we got to talk with on this episode! Jason Wilson and Eric Carpenter are co-pastors of a new church plant in Kansas City MO, Citylight Kansas City! We spoke with these guys in 2018 on Episode 276, so check that episode out if you haven't listened to it yet.
Enjoy this episode, learn, think new thoughts, get fresh inspiration, etc!
This episode is our gift to pastors, and we love sharing these gifts with you!
Check out Citylight Kansas City right here! Share this episode with other pastors you think would benefit from it!
Mark Strauss and Justin Irving joined Jeff and Jonny recently to talk about leading like Jesus, in the church. These two are authors, Ph.D's, and seminary professors and they speak with the guys about their new book on biblical leadership.
We talked on this episode about:
Episode 199 with Jeannine Brown
Episode 288 with Pam Dykstra about How and Why To Have Crucial Conversations
No More Mr. Nice Pastor and A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman
A great conversation with Phil Bowdle, Creative Arts Pastor at West Ridge Church in NW Atlanta, and author of Rethink Communication - A Playbook to Clarify and Communicate Everything in your Church. Instructive and helpful! https://www.philbowdle.com.
Jeff, Jonny, and Jeff's Executive Assistant, Kathi, all join in this conversation with Phil as he talks about the obstacles to communication and clarity in the local church and the steps he recommends taking to overcome them.
Rob Douglas is a friend and colleague of Jeff's who serves on the District Staff Team of the MidAmerica District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Rob's focus is helping churches in the area of missions and outreach.
Rob shares from his heart in this episode about how he has been able to come along side pastors and ministry leaders and coaching them and helping them in their local church leadership.
Josh Park from BranchLife.Church talks with Jeff and Jonny about the adventure of launching a church, with all the prayer and work that goes with it! Josh's words give a ton of great advice and counsel to church planters in this episode!
Josh listened to Episode 305 of the podcast and decided to reach out to Jeff and David Bush, Jeff's health coach. Josh will share in this episode about his own health journey... pretty inspiring!
This episode is all about church planting and church launching - enjoy!
Episode 322 celebrates the wonder and love of local church pastoral ministry! Pastor Bill Larson is a pastor's pastor. At 83 he is still vibrant and passionate about the local church. He has pastored in small and medium sized churches, and has served scores of pastors as their District Minister.
Jeff sat down with Bill and picked his brain about what ministry means to him, and the importance of the pastor to the local church. Bill shared stories and memories of the churches and pastors he's worked with, and offered up some sage advice and counsel for young pastors.
A CLASSIC 200churches episode!
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