11/10/2022 0 Comments
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...
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...
We sat down with Dan Reiland, who is an Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in the Atlanta area - to just have an informal Q&A on the pastor's life in ministry. How many hours to work? What's your daily/weekly routine? How do you direct your staff members in their family/ministry management?
These are the areas, plus more, that we cover. You'll get a LOT out of this coaching session! Enjoy!
Jeff talks today about a practice-based approach to ministry versus an outcome-based approach to ministry. What's the difference? Which is better?
The question is: are we doing ministry differently today than we were twenty years ago? And what should that change look like?
This is an episode that will challenge your thinking and hopefully create new thoughts for you!
The people on the Titanic had already felt the thud of the ship hitting the ice, and the hull was breached, and yet many of them had no sense that they were in trouble.
Pastor, in our culture - perhaps we are already in trouble. In this episode I talk to you about that trouble, and how we might mitigate its effects on us... enjoy!
Jeff shares a story of a funeral service he did, how he struggled with it, and what he wanted to accomplish in it.
Every pastor sooner or later will face a group of people that are like those sheep, scattered, without a shepherd. Then we have to decide how we will relate to them, and how we will call out to God for help.
What our motives are in those moments will determine how we relate to those people, and I believe, whether or not we will connect with them...
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our ministry world and in actually being a pastor, that we forget who it is we are becoming. Who has God created us to be? Who are we to our family, or community, and to our friends?
At our deepest core, we should just be us, not pastors... check it out...
On this episode I quote from the book, The Kingdom Life, but you can read more from Keith Meyer in his own book titled Whole Life Transformation.
Jeff describes the weekend he had, with all of the pastoral involvement he experienced with so many different people in the church/community. He then shares some of the struggle and thought processes that go into navigating pastoral ministry.
Real ministry talk with you my friend, pastor to pastor! Enjoy...
10/29/2022 0 Comments
Dr. David Fitch, from Northern Seminary in Chicago, joins us to talk about how the church joins Jesus to be a faithful presence in the community. David Fitch is an author, seminary prof, and all around great communicator and thought leader in the Christian Ministry world.
Fitch is a believer in modest sized churches, opining that they are more effective in reaching and ministering to the community. Great food for thought for pastors!
Check out his book, Faithful Presence - 7 Disciplines That Shape The Church For Mission