Today Jeff begins this week's theme of "Only YOU". Five things that only the pastor can do - it's YOUR responsibility, no one else's!
Only YOU can prioritize your health. No one else will, nor do they want to. They're having a tough enough time monitoring their own health right now.
Jeff describes a number of areas that make up holistic health...
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 monte! You'll learn a LOT from this episode!
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Just yesterday (for me), November 30, 2022, I had my very last class session for the final course in my Doctoral program. A 2.5 hour Zoom session. There were about 15 of us.
I took copious notes, and want to share just a couple of the many great teachings we tossed around. There were a lot of helpful principles of change leadership in the church we discussed. But in Episode 197 I share with you just a couple.
You will get some really helpful counsel in this episode, compliments of all 15 of us...
And then - I preview what is going to be an excellent Weekend Edition on December 3 - this Saturday!
After a 10-day break, Jeff returns to update the listeners, and share a snippet from A Theology of Love, a book by Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, which is a classic and a cornerstone book on the subject of biblical love.
Then he parlays all that into what he believes is the highest call of pastoral ministry, in a challenge for how we can approach the busy Christmas season in ministry!
A Theology of Love by Wynkoop
Hello Pastor! In my recent doctoral class, I reviewed my notes for the semester and found, among dozens, six quotes I just have to share with you. It was hard to pick six, but here they are - with just a little commentary from me!
In this episode I let you know that I might miss a day or two here or there of the podcast - as we move through the end of the year and the holidays. I have to prioritize my family and my church ministry. So, if I miss a day, I'll be back pretty quick.
Enjoy these six insightful quotes!
Pastor, today I want to talk with you about humility. Sometimes we think we are really something. But in humility Jesus saved the world.
I think in humility we can accomplish his will for us. Matthew 25 and the least of these. John 4 and the woman at the well. John 13 and washing the disciples' feet. Touching the lepers, caring for the sick and the blind. Noticing the widow who gave all she had. Assigning John to care for his mother as he hung dying on the cross.
Yeah. Humility. We need it. It. Is. Powerful.
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Pastor, you know how we can sometimes zone out in ministry, and catch ourselves just going through the motions? Yeah, me too.
Today I want to urge you to deal in the Spirit, and not peddle culture and tradition.
If we don't do this, shape culture, lead, and love - who will?
It's our job, our role, our calling. Let's embrace the work of the Spirit who leads us into LOVE.
This is a great quick episode with some dense and valuable coaching from John Finkelde from GrowAHealthyChurch.com in Perth, Australia.
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Jeff gives some perspectives on suffering as a pastor. We often want to get out of, or get over suffering quickly. Most people do. But suffering is such a tool, and so redemptive in our lives.
What if we didn't grow because we never went through any suffering? That would be unfortunate. We'd be shallow pastors with shallow ministries.
So, some thoughts on suffering...