Norma V joins Jeff live in his church office studio to talk about her path to, and passion for missions! Norma is a sharp lady who has spend more than 8 years in Mexico, 20 years in Venezuela, and several years in Native culture. Norma has committed her life to ministry, leadership development, discipleship, and spiritual and soul formation.
We love having women church leaders like Norma on the podcast, as they give us great ministry perspective and wisdom. She referenced the International Training Alliance and encouraged our listeners to inquire online and see if they might want to be a part of it! Check it out!
This is a very encouraging podcast episode - ENJOY!
Jeff is joined by friend of the show and host of the Small Church Big Deal Conference, Chris Vitarelli, to talk about Chris' own ministry journey, how he came to love small churches, and the heart behind his upcoming conference in Fenton, Michigan. You will be encouraged by Chris' story and by his heart for the Church and the work he is doing. If you can make it to Michigan on October 12 and 13, make sure you do! But even if you can't, you can enjoy the wisdom of conference speaker Dave Jacobs by heading over to his Podcast Series page.
Ray Hollenbach is a HUGE fan of the 200churches Podcast, texting Jonny and me after many of our episodes come out. He gives us feedback, almost always positive, (okay, always positive!) and is a great friend and encourager.
Ray lives online at www.studentsofjesus.com. You, should check out his site, his books, his coaching, his blog posts, etc. Ray has a sharp mind and warm heart.
Ray joined us to talk about what we as pastors accept as leadership models in ministry. He takes exception to the modern "pastor as CEO" model of ministry leadership. He shares his passion for what he believes pastoral ministry really is all about.
Ray recently tweeted, Phrases like “visionary” and “executive decision” do not appear among our examples, but such phrases are all too common in the North American church, and this episode unpacks this tweet in audio form...
Pastor, you will be challenged by Ray in this episode, and we are happy to share it with you! Enjoy!
Tony Morgan, from The Unstuck Group, joins Jeff and Jonny LIVE and in the flesh as the three of them converse on what it means to get your church back on mission, back on the road to reaching people in your community who have no hope! Tony's organization helps get stuck churches - Unstuck! This is a very helpful and encouraging episode!
Right on the front end of the episode, before everything else, Jeff shares all the information you need to find The Unstuck Group's resources online. They have a book, a blog, a YouTube channel, and a podcast, just to name a few of the free resources!
So much great stuff available through this episode. Take advantage of it all!
See you next week! Enjoy the episode!
Jonny and I would be completely over the moon if you and your church decided to collaborate with our guest today, to help toddlers, kids, and young people, avoid the ugly and horrible world of sex trafficking!
Al Henson is the founder of Compassionate Hope - found at www.compassionatehope.org - and is so powerfully committed tp helping young ones in Southeast Asia avoid being trafficked. He shares some of his own story, which turns into the story of Compassionate Hope. Our goal in sharing Al's story is that some of you might realize just how much Kingdom work your small church actually can do.
If one child is saved from a horrible life and finds LIFE and HOPE in Jesus, because of Episode 290 of our podcast, all 5+ years of this podcast will have been worth every minute of work we've put into it! No lie!
Check out the Compassionate Hope website, search Google for all things Compassionate Hope, and enjoy this episode!
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