If you are a new pastor, or a young pastor, you may be "leading" people in your church who are 2-4 times older than you! They are wiser, more experienced, wealthier, and have significantly more substantial jobs than you.
But if you will take to heart these eight pieces of advice, if you'll engage and employ them in your life and ministry, you'll likely have much more influence and success in leading older people!
I have eight for you, but the first four are today, and the final four will be tomorrow...
1/30/2023 0 Comments
Episode 218 - Four Common Myths New Pastors Shouldn’t Believe, But Sometimes Do...
Jeff coaches young pastors and new pastors on four common myths us pastors shouldn't believe, but sometimes do! After almost 36 of ministry, Jeff has learned much of what he teaches and coaches the hard way. He shares today from what he learned as a new pastor, and what he has seen new pastors that he's coached... do.
This episode will give you some good perspective as you start out a new ministry calling. Enjoy!
1/28/2023 0 Comments
Weekend Edition 38 - Engage Your People In Prayer On Sunday Mornings Like - This with Jim Cymbala
Jim Cymbala is the author of his 1997 book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God's Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People, and for over 50 years has been the pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn NY.
His most recent book, Fan The Flame - Let Jesus Renew Your Calling and Revive Your Church, is available on the Brooklyn Tabernacle site for much less.
Check out what Jim has to say to pastors...
1/27/2023 0 Comments
Episode 217 - Don't Miss This One!
Today I have a recommendation for you! You do not want to miss it. Engage in it this weekend at some point, and GET BETTER because of it.
Here's my unusual recommendation, and my usual affirmations! :-)
I was browsing through Colossians chapter 1 and had to pause and share these thoughts with you, my pastor friends!
Sometimes I can get caught up in the things I have to DO, and I always need to redirect myself back to PEOPLE. I have to be in proximity to people, and work hard to present everyone fully mature in Christ.
Thanks for listening to this episode and letting me chat with you about what God was impressing on me...
Healthy staff teams take work, whether they are paid or volunteer staff. One is not easier than the other - just because you pay them doesn't mean your relationship with them will be automatically healthy and productive. Just because they're volunteers doesn't mean it will be easier or harder to manage the interaction.
Just like a marriage, or a healthy and fit body, staff relationships take work. Today I share with you five practices that will move you toward better staff health. Staff health contributes to church health.
A healthy, productive, fun, and challenging church staff, volunteer or paid, is a privilege and pleasure to serve with! Today's coaching will help!
1/21/2023 0 Comments
Weekend Edition 37 - From Leadership Network to Chemistry Staffing - A Conversation with Todd Rhoades
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 Weekend Edition 37! 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!
Jeff shares 2 simple things that will improve your message or talk THIS weekend!
Have a great weekend! See you tomorrow for the Weekend Edition of the CFP Podcast!
You get up early, you stay up late, you go to bed with unfinished work on your mind and to-do list, and it's an unusually busy and stressful week. You have a funeral or two, a message to finish, people to visit with, staff to plan with, a day trip and some meetings, a grandkid's birthday party, a board meeting, baptisms to prepare for, appointments to keep track of, lunch meetings, perhaps course work, a part time job, you want to work out, rest, spend time with your spouse, etc.
What do YOU do when you're facing a very busy, stressful, somewhat overwhelming week of life and ministry? Here are six things I do naturally, and then six more that I WISH I did naturally, and try to do intentionally.
1/17/2023 0 Comments
Episode 212 - As A Leader, Do You Engage in Self Justification or define reality?
Jeff uses a quote from Max Du Pree about the first responsibility of a leader, then speaks to pastors about adopting the posture of, of all things... a tax collector!
Don't be too hard on yourself pastor, God will have mercy on you, a SINNER!
Jeff Keady has been a pastor for 35 years and podcaster to pastors for 9 years - Coaching For Pastors is his latest podcast!