Welcome back Bootcampers! In this EP we welcome Replanter Evan Skelton back to the bootcamp to talk about praying together as a congregation. How can prayer go from something you do (and maybe do awkwardly) to becoming a vital part of the life of your church? Listen in as Bob and Evan discuss the following:
Start intentionally developing a culture of prayer
Preach an annual sermon series on prayer
Recommend and provide resources to your congregation
Incorporate prayer into the worship gathering
Celebrate the victories gained in prayer (not just answers to prayer)
Thanks Evan! We’d love to hear from you and how you’re developing a culture of prayer in your congregation.
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This EP comes at you from the ATL as the Bootcamp bros were with their colleagues from the North American Mission Board. Joining us for this EP are Andy Addis, Pastor @ Crosspoint Church, Hutchinson KS, Kyle Bueermann, Replant Team member, NAB Podcaster, guitar player and coordinator of the Replant HUB-a resource for specifically for the Rural Church.
The HUB is an online place which distributes digital content to churches in need of sermons and worship.
We’re really really pumped to hear about this great resource coming in March for churches in need.
Why the HUB? There a significant number of churches in the rural areas who are stuck, have a difficult time finding a pastor, need worship resources and struggle to get them. The content of the HUB is totally free and provided by Content Producing Churches who willingly give what they have away.
Who is the HUB for?
Rural churches needing worship and sermon content
Pastors in need of a break or looking to add content to their teaching times (Sunday/Wednesday Night)
The Church who is without a pastor
Churches who find themselves isolated or at a great distance from resources
AMS/DOM leaders who serve churches in need
What about worship? Yes! The HUB offers worship content from a variety of artist, one of which is Nathan Drake from Reawaken Hymns.
Sign up to be among the first to experience all the HUB has to offer.
Stay tuned to hear more about the HUB and all the great resources coming from the Replant Team of the North American Mission Board.
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EP 121 - CHARACTERISTICS OF A GODLY LEADER : HUMILITY
They bootcamp boys are back talking about the importance of being a godly leader. You’ve probably heard the refrain-everything rises and falls on Leadership-we agree but it’s not always the kind of leadership one might think. We take time to talk about the characteristics of a godly leader which we believe are primary in helping a church, which needs to be Replanted or Revitalized, move forward.
5 Characteristics of Godly Leadership
Remember – the change a church needs is first spiritual before it is strategic or structural.
What are the specific characteristics of a humble godly leader?
Well after going around the horn with some Football commentary the guys get down to talking about how to start and maintain strength as you lead and serve as a Replanter in a local church. Be encouraged, laugh a little and be equipped to make 2022 a great one.
You can go back and listen to some of the “most listened” to EPs from last year.
Are you slugging it out in a difficult context? Are you discouraged and ready to throw in the towel? Drop us a line, give us a call, we want to encourage you.
Considering Replanting? Leading a Replant yourself? Join us in New Orleans for the Am I a Replanter event Feb 18-19, 2022 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
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As 2021 comes to a close the guys get down to talking about developing a “Rule of Life” as they look to improve their personal lives spiritually, relationally, recreationally and professionally. As you are considering how the coming year will be different for you, we encourage you to grab a notebook or notepad and get down to the serious business of considering how 2022 will be different for you by developing your own rule of life.
A rule of life is a schedule and set of practices and relational rhythms that help us create space in our busy world for us to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did—to live “to the full” ( John 10v10) in his kingdom, and in alignment with our deepest passions and priorities. –from Practicing the Way, John Mark Comer
Here are some of the highlights:
A rule is a set of ordered practices – not a bunch of restrictions
If you are not enjoying life, not accomplishing what you believe would honor God and bless others-you are a good candidate for developing a rule of life
The elements of a rule of life can be simple-we recommend you consider City Church’s approach.
S – Sabbath
A – Abiding in Christ
L – Loving Community
T – Training
Here a few links and resources mentioned in this episode
Well the boys open up with some fun Christmas banter and then get down to the serious business of talking about Time and Task Management. Wait….don’t bail out, stick with us and we’ll make it fun for you and, we’ll give you some helpful advice for getting your stuff together for the coming year.
Some helpful things to note:
Everyone is different-there is not one cookie cutter approach that works for everyone
Let your yes be yes and your no be no – don’t overcommit, over promise and under deliver
Working on your time management is worth the time it takes
Know the warning signs that you are not managing time well: dropped commitments, missed responsibilities, forgotten appointments, frustrated coworkers/supervisors, lack of overall success and productivity.
Some Principles from Raynor’s book
The word before work-start your day in God’s word!
Let your yes be yes – be a person of integrity.
Dissent from the Kingdom of noise – turn off the news/distractions and other noise.
Prioritize your yes – what really matters?
Eliminate all hurry
What are your time management strategies? We’d love to hear from you.
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The boys have been kicking it in the Big Easy for the past few days doing some training for Replant and eating their way through some fine NOLA cuisine. JimBo finally paid the bet debt by donning the Hog Hat. After the pleasantries they get down to discussing how shame plays a part in keeping Replanters isolated, separated and struggling.
Here are some of the quick insights:
Your identity is not tied to your success
God’s approval is not tied to your success
The Gospel frees us to be confident in Christ, no matter what happens
Often God allows us to struggle and develop a limp to humble us and make us more usable in his service
Every church struggles somewhere
Success is faithfulness
Are you struggling with shame? Do you need a safe place to talk? Give our friends at the Pastor Hotline a call, it’s free, confidential, and available to serve you. Call 1-844-PASTOR1
EP 114 - Importance of Thankfulness in All Circumstances
We’re celebrating our fourth Thanksgiving here at the bootcamp. Jimbo is staying local, baking bread, and celebrating with family. Bob is making his way, over the river and through the woods, to his Mom’s home in Arkansas.
The guys spend some time sharing things they are thankful for and then Jimbo wraps up with a great story on the value of giving thanks in all circumstances.
We wish you, our Bootcamp listeners, a very happy and blessed thanksgiving, we’re thankful for you.
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