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038 – You Have Lost the Right to be Unfit

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/038_-_You_Have_Lost_the_Right_to_be_Unfit.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS “When you’re in the business of saving lives, you have lost the right to be unfit.” I read this sentence recently in a letter I received from Fire … Continue reading

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037 – When God Writes a Bigger Story with Your Life

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/037_-_When_God_Writes_a_Bigger_Story_with_Your_Life.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS   In this podcast episode I make the big announcement that I have accepted a job offer with the City of Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue as a … Continue reading

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036 – Vision Beyond Your Resources

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/036_-_Vision_Beyond_Your_Resources.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this podcast episode I ask the question, “Do you have a vision for your church that is greater than your resources?” This question comes from a quote … Continue reading

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035 – Are Your Dreams Getting Bigger or Smaller?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/035_-_Are_Your_Dreams_Getting_Bigger_or_Smaller.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this podcast episode I share a few quotes from Mark Batterson’s book The Circle Maker that deal with the subject of believing God for a big dream. … Continue reading

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034 – Change or Die

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/034_-_Change_or_Die.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS I believe there are few organizations on earth that resist change more than the church.  It seems that many churches prefer to keep things the same year after … Continue reading

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033 – Is Your Church a Simple Church?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/033_-_Is_Your_Church_a_Simple_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS If you are a pastor, I cannot recommend highly enough to you the book Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger.  In this podcast episode, I explain why … Continue reading

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032 – The Importance of Self-Awareness in Pastoral Leadership

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/032_-_The_Importance_of_Self-Awareness_in_Pastoral_Leadership.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS If you have been called to be a pastor, then you have also been called to be a leader.  One of the most important qualities of a leader … Continue reading

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031 – How to Rock Your Small Town Parade

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/031_-_How_to_Rock_Your_Small_Town_Parade.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS It’s one of the many unique and enjoyable qualities of life in small, rural towns.  Almost every small town across our nation observes some sort of annual community celebration. And … Continue reading

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030 – A Word to Young Leaders

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/030_-_A_Word_to_Young_Leaders.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this podcast episode I interview Pastor Chase Riber and Pastor Tyler Ramsbey, two young leaders who serve on The RESCUE Church team. In the interview we discuss … Continue reading

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029 – Interview with Karl Vaters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/029_-_Interview_with_Karl_Vaters.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this podcast episode I interview author and pastor, Karl Vaters.  In his book The Grasshopper Myth, Karl asks the question, “What if it’s not a bad thing … Continue reading

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