This episode features Roger Parrot, the President of Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. (I've always wanted to type out the whole state name!).
Roger wrote the book: Opportunity Leadership - Stop Planning and Start Getting Results.
Check out the University's website - it's so well done. Also, check out Rogers 5-Part Video series on The Real Cost of College - 5 Myths.
Enjoy this episode! Get the rest of the conversation on Episode 412 of the 200churches Podcast released on January 18, 2023.
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Today I talk about two very important, and very different things.
1. Doctrine, what we believe the Bible teaches and God desires.
2. How do we minister to lost people in our community?
Denominations are splitting over serious cultural and moral issues, and often lost and hurting people, even those seeking God, are getting caught in the crossfire of Christians who are drawing sharp lines of doctrinal distinction between them, and then separating.
Doctrine is very important, and truth is not relative but objectively comes from God's Word, but how do we apply the truth of God to the lives of real people who are far from Jesus. The life and ministry of Jesus shows us a different way. (we'll talk about Jesus' way tomorrow)
I know you'll be challenged by this episode! Enjoy!
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We live in a negative world, and a negative culture. Selfishness, greed, lust, and power all work to deliver a very negative energy culture.
Even many Christians have become fatalists, doomsdayers, and downers. We have to fight to maintain a positive attitude and outlook - but it's worth the fight!
Here are 8 ways you can move the ball down the field for happiness, joy, and positivity! Enjoy!
Let me help you by providing you with a smile...
"A discouraged horse walked into a bar and sat down dejectedly on a stool. The bartender walked over and said, 'Hey pal, why the long face?'" :-)
We are all interim pastors and leaders. At some point, we will walk away from our ministry or organization. Today I talk about setting a goal for the end of 2023 that we wouldn't be needed anymore.
Unneeded because we have equipped our team and our people to do ministry and lead without us. Would that not be a great reality? Then we can get started on a new venture, a new ministry, a new project within the church! It doesn't mean we have to leave, but we have to equip our people to lead and do the work!
Right now I can think of some responsibilities that I need to equip others to do... can't you??
Sometimes we want to get a different result - so we just double down on what we have already been doing.
I have two suggestions for you. Enjoy!
P.S. Happy New Year 2023!!
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Jeff Keady has been a pastor for 35 years and podcaster to pastors for 9 years - Coaching For Pastors is his latest podcast!