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.
11/15/2022 0 Comments
Episode 193 - do You Peddle Cultural Religion or Convey Spiritual Transformation?
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.
11/14/2022 0 Comments
Episode 192 - Why Pastors Exist
Jeff shares some observations on the people he connected with this past Sunday morning. He shares...
Why Pastors Exist. Enjoy!
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...
11/10/2022 0 Comments
Episode 190 - If Invited, Here Is How Paul Might Challenge Your Leadership Team
The best coaching always drives toward the fundamentals, right? The old Vince Lombardi quote... "Gentleman, this is a football."
I want to take you today to Philippians chapter two as a template that the Apostle Paul might use to challenge your leadership team right now in 2022.
Imagine you've invited him and you're around a nice boardroom table, and he gets just a few minutes with you... Philippians 2: one through such and such is a place where he might start...
Ministry is all consuming, and sometimes it literally robs us of our vibrant relationship with God. When this happens, we have to push the reset button.
Today we identify the problem, and tomorrow we begin to address it with some solutions.
In the United States, this episode is being released the day before the 2022 Midterm elections. In this episode I encourage pastors to be pastors, not political hacks or partisan pundits.
Pastors, let's not be distracted by the issues of the State - but let's stay focused on our calling to the Church and the Gospel.
Let's not get this wrong. Let's be like Jesus on this issue...
Jeff Keady has been a pastor for 35 years and podcaster to pastors for 9 years - Coaching For Pastors is his latest podcast!