Episode 414 - Leading Your People To Be A Praying Church, Hearing From God, and Following Scripture Not Fads with Jim Cymbala from the Brooklyn Tabernacle
Jim Cymbala for 50 years had pastored the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn - New York City. He joined Jeff to talk about his approach to ministry, his latest book, his experience through COVID, and him opinions on ministry culture, church growth, sermon prep, and so much more!
Jim has produced TheCallingSeries.org for pastors and church leaders - a group of 30 YouTube video lessons on the calling to pastoral ministry. You can access them for FREE - THIRTY 10-12 minute video lessons to encourage and develop your calling to serve.
Check out his book, Fan the Flame: Let Jesus Renew Your Calling and Revive Your Church - just released in September 2022.
Todd Rhoades has been in the "Connecting Staff to Churches" business since the dawn of the New Millennium, the year 2000! He recently spent 10 years on the team at the Leadership Network, and almost four years ago co-founded ChemistryStaffing.com with Matt Steen.
Todd has been neck deep in ministry practice, theory, and leadership for a long time. I've seen him on websites and emails for years and have FINALLY had the opportunity to sit down with him for an hour-long conversation, which I share with you today on Episode 413! Enjoy!
If you are sensing God's call to a new ministry, or if you need to call a new staff member and need help in the search, contact Todd or Matt at Chemistry Staffing!
Roger Parrott is the President of Belhaven University in Jackson Mississippi. He has written a book unlike any book I've ever seen on leadership - it's called Opportunity Leadership - Stop Planning and Start Getting Results.
Roger told me "getting rid of planning is the single best leadership decision I ever made!" I spoke with Dr. Parrott about his university, where he has served for decades, about his family, and about his perspective on leadership.
He has a phenomenal 5-part video series called "The Real Cost of College" which would be helpful to you if you are planning on sending a kid to college this year.
Thanks again to Marc for what he's doing to help pastors of small churches! Here’s some links for the show notes:
Small Church Media Website: https://smallchurch.media/
Link to “Podcasting for Churches” series: https://smallchurch.media/podcasting-for-churches/
Real Talk Christian Podcast Website: https://realtalkchristianpodcast.com/
If you want to hear more about Marc's story, you can listen at the link below. Marc wanted you to know this is a new age podcast, and he doesn't push it a whole lot but it was a great platform to share his story and how Jesus was all over it: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4lKMaYPG7SbdlnIn4AuxCm?si=91d10acaf0c04657
This is a supremely practical episode as Dave Jacobs, from SmallChurchPastor.com, and I talk about leadership team meetings, and how to make them both enjoyable and productive. We cover a ton of ground in this episode!
You will hear a number of things that connect with your experience and give you some ways to improve how you are planning and leading meetings in your ministry.
Dave is offering at the start of 2023 - to all of our listeners - four FREE 45 minute coaching sessions, so that you can test drive his expertise in pastoral coaching, with no cost to you.
I want to urge you to consider asking your board to support you in one coaching call per month with Dave Jacobs. And... I explain that in this episode. Pastors need help and support now more than ever, and with 15 years of experience coaching pastors, Dave provides quite the ministry of support to, especially, small church pastors.
You will ENJOY this episode - and it's our gift to you!
Kurt Trempert from HarvestDowntown.org in Colorado Springs joins Jeff today for Episode 409. Kurt's book, Kaleidoscope - Keeping the Church from becoming a Museum, was released in 2017, and while they talk about the message of the book, they also talk all things church ministry.
Kind of a part one to this episode would be Weekend Edition 34 of the Coaching For Pastor's podcast, Jeff's other podcast for pastors. You can google it and find it easily. On that podcast they don't talk about Kurt's book, but about pastoral life and ministry - all different content that's really interesting and challenging. Kurt's been in his church for 23 years and they talk on that Weekend Edition episode about longevity in ministry.
CLICK HERE for Kurt's book on Amazon
CLICK HERE to see Kurt's church website
Bruce and Toni Hebel join Jeff to talk about their teaching on Forgiving Forward. They counsel, consult, and coach with individuals, leaders, pastoral couples, and many more every week of the year.
What does it look like to actually forgive? What does forgiveness mean? How about repentance? Reconciliation? Healing? The impact on mental health?
Bruce and Toni talk through the full monty! You'll learn a LOT from this episode!
Forgiving Forward Website
Forgiving Forward Book
Forgiving Forward Resources
Jeff talks with Doug Parks, CEO of IntentionalChurches.com. Doug tells a little of his own story, and how God led him to what he is currently doing, and how he helped start Intentional Churches.
ChurchOS is a theologically and biblically based Operational Plan for your church. Doug and his team helps churches every week and whether you retain them or not for your church, their links below will provide you with much inspiration, instruction, and encouragement in your role as a pastor.
Jeff talked with John Finkelde, founder of GrowAHealthyChurch.com in Perth, Australia about the qualities of a pastor who is emotionally healthy, unhurried, and at peace... among other things.
This is a short, quick, effective episode that will give you some fodder for ministry thoughts and initiatives, plus some healthy encouragement.
Dave Ronan Ph.D. is an expert in Intercultural Studies, a pastor, a missionary, a professor, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and one who has trained Foreign Military Advisors, State Department personnel, and so much more.
Dave is currently a pastor of a Kanto Plains Baptist Church near an Air Force base in Toyko, Japan with a congregation half Japanese people and half U.S. military personnel.
Dave was on the podcast in May of 2014 - and you can listen to his first episode HERE.
Dave is an amazing leader and will encourage you with his heart, and his insight into leadership - enjoy!
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