152 – Don’t Quit

In this week’s podcast episode I share three stories that will encourage small-town and rural church pastors to keep their eyes focused on the vision God has called them to and resist the urge to give up in the midst of discouragement and frustration.

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151 – Run from the Humility Police!

What are humility police?

I define humility police as people who accuse you of pride, arrogance, or ego for having the boldness and audacity to believe and follow God’s awesome plan for your life. Their arguments often sound pious and spiritual, but in the end will only derail and discourage you from God’s best.

In this episode I challenge church leaders to unashamedly ask God for a BIG vision and then learn how to identify the voices of those calling for a false humility that will ultimately cause you to stop pursuing your God-given vision and settle for mediocrity.

In the show I reference a resource called “Ten Things Every Leader Needs to Know About Vision.”  You can purchase that course at SmallTownBigChurch.com today!

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150 – A Rural Church Success Story – Interview with Andy Addis

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church Podcast, I interview Pastor Andy Addis of Cross Point Church in Hutchinson, Kansas.  I trust that you’ll be encouraged by Andy’s story and be inspired to believe God for your story for big things in small places as well.

Links mentioned in the show:

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149 – Naked Man Running – Interview with Dave Jacobs

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I have a conversation with Dave Jacobs about his newly released book, Naked Man Running: 100 ideas that work in a small church.

At the end of the show I mentioned another FREE resource available through  SmallTownBigChurch.com called Inexpensive Stage Design Ideas.

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148 – 6-Man Football and the Rural Church – Interview with Bryan Jarrett

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast you’ll be encouraged and inspired by my conversation with Pastor Bryan Jarrett.

Here’s the links to the resources I mentioned in the show:

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147 – Bryan Jarrett – Elevating the Dignity of the Call to the Rural Church

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast we will be hearing a talk that Pastor Bryan Jarrett gave last year at the Church Planting Leadership Fellowship (CPLF).  In this talk Bryan shares his story of how God has given him a passion to pour into rural pastors and help elevate the dignity of their call to the rural church.

Links to resources mentioned in the show:

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146 – Advice for Young Leaders

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I answer the following questions from the audience:

    • Is seminary necessary for being a pastor?
    • How do you describe a growing leader?
    • What are two or three things that you have to do daily in order to grow?
    • How would you advise young or beginning leaders to grow as you have grown?
    • What do you do when you know you aren’t leading/growing as you should?
    • What are three things that are essential for any leader to grow?
    • When you feel inadequate for a subject, how do you respond?

I invite you to connect with me and check out even more resources on SmallTownBigChurch.com

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145 – Chairs vs Pews and Legalism

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I answer the following questions from the audience:

  • Is online ministry valid/legitimate ministry?
  • Can the church harness the power of business?
  • Does God prefer chairs or pews?
  • What resources do you wish you would’ve had starting out in ministry?

I invite you to connect with me and check out even more resources on SmallTownBigChurch.com

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144 – Christmas, Preaching, and Online Ministry

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I answer the following questions from the audience:

  • How big of a deal is Christmas Eve/Christmas services in your area?
  • How many sermons a week do you preach? Should you preach?
  • What podcasts do you listen to?
  • Is online ministry valid/legitimate ministry?

Here is the link to Kevin Moore’s podcast The Wounded Shepherd that I had the honor of being a guest on.

I invite you to connect with me and check out even more resources on SmallTownBigChurch.com

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143 – Time Management, Security Protocols, and Multi-Site

In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I answer the following questions from the audience:

  • How do you find the time to accomplish so much?
  • How does The Rescue Church do video venue for its multi-site locations?
  • Does your church have any defined security procedures/protocols in place?
  • Is The Rescue Church still looking for campus pastors?

Here is the link to Travis Stephen’s blog post How To Make the Most of Your Time.

I invite you to connect with me and check out even more resources on SmallTownBigChurch.com

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