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EPISODE #61 – PLANNING DURING A PANDEMIC

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the guys talk about their favorite “dish” but then get down to business and talk about how to plan during a pandemic. Check it out and, don’t forget to enter the Replant Bootcamp Ball Cap giveaway.

Some things to consider as you think about planning:

  • What type of planner are you?
  • You can overplan and also underplan-try to find that flexible middle
  • COVID19 has pretty much wiped out our long range plans
  • Don’t be defeated by all the restrictions-get creative and think outside of the box in terms of planning
  • Consider short cycle planning: 3-6-9 months at a time
  • The goal is not to get back to normal-start over and ask; “What is the best possible way for us to make disciples who make disciples who impact our community for the Gospel?”
  • Adjust to the moment and the culture you find yourself in right now
  • Do what you can do regardless of size, keep it simple

Check out this Lead On Podcast by Dr. Jeff Iorge: Diagnostic Questions for Future Planning  

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EPISODE #60 – 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

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The boys are back (in their domiciles) and serving up another episode to you about implementing change in your Replant/Revitalization.  Congrats to Bootcamp Listener, Gary Hinkle-the winner of a new “black ops” Replant Bootcamp cap!  Get your very own Replant Bootcamp hat-the contest continues!

What to keep in mind as you are leading change

  • Operate as a team – avoid isolation
  • Communicate the vision – in as many ways as possible
  • Celebrate wins along the way – they show the sacrifice is worth it
  • Engage in strategic evaluation – from those on the change team and in the congregation
  • Maintain tension – keep things moving forward, you never arrive at the finish line.
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EPISODE #59 – LEADING AT THE END OF THE LIVER LINE WITH EVAN SKELTON

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Last week at the Missouri Baptist Convention the guys caught up with their good friend and Replant Pastor, Evan Skelton.  The topic: the weightiness of leadership.

  • Pastors/Replanters are leading in very heavy times. (Politics, Covid19 etc.)
  • Pastors are exhausted and leaving the ministry
  • There is nothing like the weight of leading from the first chair
  • In the midst of chaos and crisis your people need a shepherd more than ever! A shepherd who leads from the confidence and joy in Christ.

The truth of being at the end of the “Liver Line,” sometimes in leadership it all comes down to you, when that happens you have to step up.

If everything “always comes down to you” it’s important to examine your leadership-this isn’t healthy and it won’t lead to joy, longevity or effectiveness in ministry.

How can you handle the weight of leadership?

  • Stay in the word and in prayer
  • Constantly remind yourself you are not the hero-Jesus is!
  • Be honest about your weaknesses and struggles with the right leaders
  • Allow God to redeem the bad moments in your leadership

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EPISODE #58 – REPLANTING AND REVITALIZATION RESIDENCIES WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRANDON MOORE

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Well…after Bob accidentally deleted the audio they stuck with it and finally got the podcast recorded for a “Live Bootcamp” from the Missouri Baptist Annual Convention in St. Charles MO.

Joining the guys on this episode is Brandon Moore, Director of The Resound Network for the MBC. He and the boys talk about Residencies and why they are important.

Why consider a Replant Residency?

  • Applied learning in a “hands on environment.”
  • You can confirm or affirm or redirect your call to Replanting.
  • The likelihood is great that you will Pastor a church in need of revitalization or replanting-get the help you need before you pastor.
  • A residency can help you put together the principles of a revitalization plan for your initial pastorate.
  • A resident can discern the areas where they need to develop in their own leadership.
  • A residency offers you the chance to learn humility.

Here’s some good news-there is no prototypical “type” of resident. Residents can be of any age or in any stage of life.

To find out more about the MBC Summer Mission Residency with credit from Midwestern Seminary, contact Brandon Moore.

Looking for information to develop a residency or do a “virtual” residency yourself?  Our good friend, Mark Hallock, has put together a great curriculum you can use with a cohort or by yourself.

Jacksonville Baptist Association uses this doc to custom build residencies in local churches – renew jax residency

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EPISODE #57 – CREATING AND CELEBRATING WINS TO BUILD MOMENTUM

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In this episode the boys talk about the importance of celebrating wins along the way in Replanting. Why is this necessary? Because the work of Replanting is hard and difficult.

Here are some of the highlights

  • Celebrate small steps and wins
  • Find something to celebrate each weekend
  • Be sure to celebrate missional activity-even if it starts small
  • Celebrate changes in attitude and heart
  • Celebrate being part of something bigger (especially if you are part of a denomination)
  • Celebrate steps that your church is taking toward the accomplishment of your vision
  • Get someone outside your church to come in and help you see things you can celebrate

What wins are you celebrating? We’d love to hear from you-send us an email, a photo or a story.

Fun Razorback Football Twitter

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EPISODE #56 – EQUIP AND EMPOWER LEADERS FOR CHANGE

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2020 keeps on 2020ing – Arkansas winning football games, emus running wild in Jacksonville. The guys discuss these things and more.

This is the 4th episode in a series on change leadership:

At this point in the change leadership process it is important to equip and empower leaders and members of your church to do the work of ministry (Eph. 4:11-16).

  • Part of this process requires that you remove barriers to change leadership
    • Restrictive governing policies
    • Lack of needed skills/competency
    • Sacred Cows
    • Bullies — “Pastor, stop being nice”
    • Insufficient communication

“It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions.” – William Bridges, Managing Transitions 

“One common mistake leaders make when introducing major change is assuming everyone who initially opposes the change is rebelling against their leadership. . . Some leaders misinterpret opposition from followers because they do not understand major change produces grief.” – Jeff Iorg, Leading Major Change

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EPISODE #55 – CREATING AND COMMUNICATING A CLEAR VISION

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After some small talk about the correct pronunciation of States, the guys talk about the importance of vision in replanting. Vision is a key ingredient for the work of a Pastor and Replanter. By way of reminder here are the initial steps of leading a change process

  • Stop and Pray
  • Define and Confront Reality
  • Build a Change Leadership Team
  • Discover and Communicate a Clear Vision for Replanting

Two core components in a Replanting Vision: Making Disciples and Missional Engagement

Vision = where we are trying to go

Mission = how we get there

Your church can have a unique expression in it’s expression of making disciples and missional engagement.

Vision is often discovered, defined and clarified through a process-we recommend you get outside help in facilitating discussion around discovering your vision.

But…don’t make the mistake of doing this alone or quickly.

In short the vision must be Clear, Compelling, and Biblical.

Our fearless leader, Mark Clifton’s book, Reclaiming Glory is a must read for every Pastor and Replanter.

 

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EPISODE #54 – BUILDING A CHANGE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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In this episode the guys pick up where they left off last time-talking change leadership. To lead change in a Replant or Revitalization you are going to need help-how do you build a team to lead change? The guys break it down.

In examining your church you need to diagnose if you have a leadership problem or a followership problem.  Jimbo’s Quote:  A church can go much further with great followership and mediocre leadership than with mediocre followership, and great leadership.

Building a Change Leadership Team: Characteristics to look for

  • Character-are they growing in godliness?
  • Chemistry-is this someone I could sit with for 3 hours in a room at church talking ministry?
  • Competency-can they lead and serve?
  • Commitment-are they going to stick it out?
  • Credibility-do others follow them?

If you have a sending church or sponsoring church here are some important steps to consider:

  • Have a clear vision (write it down, share a prospectus with potential change team members)
  • Offer a clear opportunity for involvement
  • Ask for a commitment from them
  • Explain reality for them-they need to understand what they are likely to experience

Resources: Replant Roadmap by Mark Hallock

 

 

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EPISODE #53 – PRAYER AND URGENCY – THE REPLANT TWO STEP

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This week the guys celebrate the arrival of Fall, Bob celebrates that his beloved and dismal Razorbacks are sitting atop the SEC leader board (having played no games.) Jimbo tells about his very eventful “view of a call” Sunday and the barf-O-rama that preceded it on Saturday night. Along the way they talk about leadership, prayer and creating a sense of urgency.

The Leadership Two-Step

  1. Stop and Pray
  2. Create a Sense of Urgency

There’s never been a significant move of God apart from significant prayer. Listen or consult the show transcript below for specific info on how to incorporate prayer into your Replant.

Here are some helpful resources to consult in your effort to lead change.

Leading Change and Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter

Leading Congregational Change by Jim Herrington

Who Moved My Pulpit, by Thom Rainer

Leading Major Change by Jeff Iorge

Flickering Lamps, by Henry and Richard Blackaby

40 Days of Prayer Guide, Kentucky Baptist Convention

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EPISODE #52 – HIGHLIGHTS FROM 1 YEAR OF REPLANT BOOTCAMP

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The Birthday Episode is here!  52 Episodes under the belt!  Jimbo and Bob are still friends and we still have a few listeners. This episode has us celebrating some of the highlights of the past year.

One of Bob’s favorite episodes was EP3# How Not to Lead Facility Changes take a listen to how Jimbo remodeled a room with a chain saw.

Jimbo enjoyed a major break down in the “flow” of conversation in EP# 49 Situational Leadership when Bob Bickford didn’t Bob Bumgarner when he said; “Sit Lead” rather quickly.

One of our favorite guests was former SBC President, Dr. Fred Luter, he explained how he grew the church by reaching men with a PPV Fight night in the parsonage and kicked out Robert from Robert’s Rules of Order. EP #9 The Luter Replant Legacy Pt. 1

A sleeper episode and the Longest Edit award goes to EP#16 Rebranding and Replanting when Rodney Richardson dropped in to talk branding and the purpose of design and ministry. Bob gave Rodney a hard time about designing the Ole’ Miss Landshark.

Shout out to Dr. James Hawkins who did a couple of Episodes on Emotional Health and Leading Well during times of Racial Tension.

Thanks to Corey Davis for sticking with us and grabbing internet from the driveway of one of his Deacon’s homes. EP#52

Shout out to Jesse Peters who owns the most listened to Bootcamp Episode #2 Advice for Replanting Residents and Rookies

Other favorite guests: Walker, the Velvet Hammer, Armstrong and of course Mark Clifton, our teammate Kyle Bueermann.

We’re thankful for our wives, who dropped in for EP#18 Replanter Wives-The Unsung Heroes of Replanting. Replanter-remind your wife about the Replant Wife’s Facebook Group!   One of the bonus events from that event was our breakfast at Brother’s Taco House!

Our buddy Evan Skelton gets the “best voice” award-we’re honestly Jealous!

One of the most helpful podcasts we remember was with Keelan Cook who stopped by to talk about the Four Fold Panorama and it’s application for Replanting, check it out in EP#23

We loved talking to Min Lee in EP#26, the Replanter of the Year-he has a great story!

And you, our listeners, we are thankful for you!!  Be sure to leave a review, drop us a line and let us know how the Bootcamp has been helpful to you!

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