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EP 157 – LIFE LONG LEARNING

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Well Bootcampers it’s our third birthday!  In celebration we’ve decided to grow up a little and add some volunteers to our team!  We’re looking to add some content/blog writers who can take our content and turn it into helpful articles for our audience. If that’s you contact us on Facebook, email or voice mail.

In this EP we’re gonna talk about why it is important to always be learning and continuing your education. Life long learning is not an option in our opinion, we should all be seeking to grow and develop throughout our life.  Here are some the highlights.

Why should we commit to continuing education?

  • Because we are never done learning.
  • We should hope to be characterized by 2 Thessalonians 1:3
    • We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
  • To prevent spiritual atrophy
    • “The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. – A.W. Tozer
  • We all naturally drift toward leaning on our own understanding
    • Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding

Ways to continue your education

 

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EP 156 – LISTENING TO PEOPLE YOU DON’T AGREE WITH

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The bootcamp boys are back at it and this time talking about why it’s important to listen to people you may not agree with. Sit back, dial in and consider how you might stay faithful to scripture, challenged and learn a few things from those with whom you might have differing views.

Listen to and learn from people you don’t 100% agree with

1. You need to avoid living in an echo chamber – It will challenge your thinking

Learn how to eat the meat and spit out the bones

2. You can’t truly teach against something you don’t really understand

Daniel Dennett’s advice on this (from his 2013 work Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking): “You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, ‘Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.”

By restating someone’s arguments accurately you can honor them and show them respect without affirming or agreeing with them. Then they might actually listen to and want to fully understand your perspective

3. It will help you fall more in love with truth

4. It will give you a deeper understanding of what you believe and why

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EP 155 – REPLANT SUMMIT 2022 REVIEW

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Let’s get right to it, the boys break down some of the key insights from the 2022 Replant Summit held in Alpharetta at The North American Mission Board.  Also, a challenge has been issued to take on the hosts from Revitalize and Replant to a 2 on 2 hoops contest!

Now, on to the Summit insights.

  • Mark Clifton reminded us why we have doubts and the answer is a person named Jesus.
  • Brian Croft reminded us that the call to Pastor is a call to die a little each day for the sake of the flock.
  • Jordan Raynor reminded us to go to the author of time about how to manage time And he also reminded us to close our open loops.
  • Min Lee reminded us that God overcomes obstacles by using the body of Christ
  • Mark Hallock reminded us you teach what you know but you reproduce who you are!
  • Frank Lewis reminded us that we are carriers of hope through what we preach and who we are
  • Bob Bumgarner reminded us that we need each other, we are not to Pastor alone
  • Nick Ian Carter let us in worship, check out his music

You can listen to all the great presentations here: 2022 Replant Summit or sign up for the Replant Hub and watch them there

Did you attend the Summit? We’d love to hear from you. If you are considering Replanting we’d love for you to join us at Southern Seminary, October 28-29, 2022 for Am I a Replanter?

 

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EP 154 – SERVANT LEADERSHIP PT. 3 w / BOB BUMGARNER

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Here’s another great EP with Jimbo and the Bobs talking servant leadership. Every leader and every church lives in tension between selfishness and selflessness. Servant leaders live free and bold lives asking for feedback in order that they may become more, not for their own glory, but for God’s glory.

Bob Bumgarner put together a great chart which describes the difference between self-serving and servant leadership.  Check it out as you listen to this EP and dig down deep in examining your own leadership world.

There’s some great gold in all of the podcast but this quote stands out; “In church planting, you may die of starvation. In  church revitalization you may die of a broken heart.”

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EP 153 – FOUNDATIONS OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP

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Jimbo is joined by the Bob’s (Bob Bickford and Bob Bumgarner) in this EP on Servant Leadership.  Join the guys as they explore leadership from the perspective of a three – legged stool.

Leadership Foundations

  • Personal: who is God shaping me to be?
  • People: how am I leading those God has given me?
  • Purpose: what is God calling me to do?

Leadership Action

  • Setting direction
  • Generating Commitment
  • Facilitating Change

 

Jump in and listen to the rest of this episode as Bob Bumgarner drops some great leadership wisdom applicable in your ministry, job and role.

 

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EP 152 – Servant Leadership Part 1

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The boys are back at it again. This week Bob and JimBo are dipping their toes into a discussion about servant leadership. Stick around next week and they will dive even further in with the help of Bob Bumgarner.

  • Jesus came to serve – not to be served
  • As elders, pastors, and leaders we have been called to serve – to equip – to honor God and others
  • Robert Greenleaf writes “The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant – first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served. The best test is: Do the served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous more likely to become servants.”
  • In his book, The Servant, James C Hunter defines servant leadership as “The skill of influencing people to work enthusiastically toward goals identified as being for the common good.”
    • Hunter says we lean toward power or authority in our leadership
      • POWER – “The ability to force or coerce someone to do your will, even if they choose not to, because of your position and might.”
      • AUTHORITY –  “The skill of getting people to willingly do your will because of your personal influence.”
  • Three questions we should ask ourselves
    • Person – Who is God shaping me to be?
    • People – How am I leading those God has given me to lead?
    • Purpose – What is God calling me to do?

It’s not too late to sign up for the Replant Summit in ATL, we’d love to see you there!

Are you currently revitalization a church? We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line, leave your comments and help the discussion continue.

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EP 151 – BRAIN SCIENCE AND CHANGE RESISTANCE

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Why is change so difficult to accept? Especially by churches who are steeped in decline? We may need to consider how we’re wired up and what we think. In this episode the guys talk about brain science, group think and what we need to know about it all as Replanters.  Dial it up, sit right down and let us know what you think.

What do we need to know about Brain

  • Your experiences shape your brain and your reactions
  • Habits and Responses become hardwired into your brain
  • Your brain has a natural negativity (protective) bias
  • Thinking is contagious
  • Remapping a thought pattern is possible but difficult, time consuming

Church Application for Replanters/Revitalizers

  • Some congregants are fearful
  • Church traditions are hardwired in the congregations collective conscience and not easily disrupted
  • Congregations are hyper vigilant regarding potential threats to their existence
  • Remaining Members in a deeply declined church will likely have the same mindset
  • Changing the existing group-think is possible but will be difficult and time consuming

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EP 150 – REVITALIZATION IS POSSIBLE BUT MAY NOT BE PROBABLE

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The Bootcamp guys are back, discussing the realities of Church Revitalization. In this EP they break down the idea that it is possible to see a church revitalized but it is often not probable.

  • It may be wrong to assume that revitalization is the best option
  • Churches often will choose the revitalization option when they want to avoid making the necessary radical changes
  • How can a church determine if they should revitalize?
    • Confirmation from the word of God
    • Affirmation of the Holy Spirit
    • Unity among the Body that God is leading the church to chose this
  • Church revitalization requires hard work-Pastors and leaders do their part, God does his part.

Are you currently revitalization a church? We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line, leave your comments and help the discussion continue.

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EP 149 – Planters and Replanters – Interview with Matt MacNaughton

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Welcome back to the bootcamp. This week we have a special guest, Pastor Matt MacNaughton. Matt is the founding church planter and pastor of Grace Life Church – https://thegracelifechurch.org

Matt joined JimBo at the Calvary Family of Churches Non-Ignorable Conference in Denver, CO. JimBo and Bob interviewed Matt MacNaughton to discuss what lessons a church planter can learn from replanters and what lessons replanters can learn from church planters.

One of the things we discussed was the importance of developing partnerships. We discussed this episode 47 – https://replantbootcamp.com/podcast/ep47/

Matt also shared that church planters often have a visionary mindset and can learn from replanters about an emphasis on shepherding. Bob and JimBo discussed some cautions for visionary leaders in a previous episode – https://replantbootcamp.com/podcast/ep93/

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EP 148 – When You Blow It Big Time

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Have you ever blown it? Like, really blown it. Have you blown it like this guy – https://youtu.be/MHVsBy31ISI

Let’s talk about three ways you can blow it….

Disqualifying – you do something to disqualify yourself from ministry (in some cases people debate about this one, we think scripture is clear)

Actions: repent, resign, enter into a process of spiritual not positional restoration. (don’t already have a vision of when you are able to get “back” into ministry in mind.

Consider a ministry partner like https://pastorshopenetwork.org/ and/or consider getting some time away and some pastoral support at https://practicalshepherding.com/shepherdshouse

Disconcerting – something that causes those led by you to feel unsettled. (not disqualifying)

Disappointing – Something that lets others down, misses the mark of their expectations etc.

If you’ve made a mistake on the caliber of the latter two…here are some options….

Actions:

Connect with those who have been hurt or offended  Matt 5:23

Correct a misstep or wrong or hurtful action – an unqualified apology  Romans 12:18

Consider (for you) how this took place, what happened what was said, done etc. know the why’s behind the action.  The 5 Why’s

Don’t be paralyzed by a mistake – you’re going to make them, you will not lead without offending, misstating and even doing something wrong-own it, deal with it and then move forward.

Other misc. thoughts.

Sit with your mistake and process it – think it through

You can be right but in the wrong way

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