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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.

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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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EP 147 – RURAL MINISTRY w/SPECIAL GUEST ANDY ADDIS

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Today the guys are talking ministry in the rural setting with none other than Andy Addis who serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Rural Strategy for the Replant team at The North American Mission Board.

Here are some interesting trends related to Rural Ministry

Andy gave us three markers of rural ministry

  • Vocational identity
  • Ministry Isolation
  • Low resources

Jump in and listen to the full EP as Andy provides some great insights into why Rural ministry matters and is something that you prayerfully should consider.

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EP 146 – FORMAL AND INFORMAL PERMISSION

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Hope you had a great 4th of July-we’re back at it this week talking about something that every Pastor, Replanter and Revitalizer needs to get a handle on: Formal and Informal Permission. What is it? Check out the definitions and discussion below.

Formal Permission: the act of garnering approval via a recognized and agreed upon process for a decision or action. Like these examples below.

  • Bylaws
  • Policies
  • Committee meetings
  • Business meetings

Informal Permission: the leadership skill and insight which recognizes the power of influence and influencers and knows that forward progress often moves at the speed of relationships

  • Every church has influencers, gatekeepers – they are the ones who everyone looks at when a discussion turns to a point of decision or is considering killing a sacred cow.
  • These aren’t necessarily “problem” people – they are often faithful process oriented folks who have made the hard decisions or assumed the important role of keeping the church legal and alive.

Keep this in mind:

You can’t ignore the processes and expect to have the support of the congregation

You have to know the processes and policies and work within them (even if you want to change them)

You gain the opportunity to change them – by working in them and then suggesting or proposing a better way

  • Is this decision making structure leading to the accomplishment of our mission?
  • Is this decision making structure hindering the accomplishment of our mission?
  • How might we more effectively make decisions on important matters?

Forward progress often moves at the speed of relationship and trust.

Need some help with Bylaws? Check out the Bootcamp EP 92 with the Baptist Bouncer, Craig Culbreth to brush up on your bylaws skill.

 

 

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EP 145 – REDEEM YOUR TIME

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The boys are both in Florida enjoying some vacation time, JimBo rocking it at Universal, Bob is at Sea Side, but that’s not stopping great content coming your way! In today’s EP we’ll be talking about how to structure your time in a way that will help you execute your vision, plan, mission and values.  Give it a listen, check out the resources and use this summer to bring some structure into your week.

Join the boys and other Bootcampers at the Replantsummit in ATL, August 29-30, 2022

Redeeming Your Time by Jordan Rainer

Becoming a Coaching Leader by Daniel Harkavy

Eight Hours or Less by Ryan Hugley

The Trellis and the Vine by Marshall and Payne

Time Management Notes (Chp 8) Becoming a Coaching Leader

Block Schedule Template

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EP 144 – SPIRITUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH

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Well, welcome back Bootcampers to the newly minted and freshly labeled, “Leading National Podcast” the Replant Bootcamp.  We’re fresh off of the SBC annual meeting and happy to jump right into some great content related to Organizational and Spiritual health of the church.

Here are some of the highlights of this discussion, we’d also love to hear from you. Be sure to drop us a line, email or voice mail your comments.

Church health and Organizational Health

  • Why are numbers not a good metric to determine church health?
  • Church health and organizational health are two different things but they do influence each other.
  • Organizational health does influence and is influenced by church health (and vice versa) but they are not the same thing.
  • Church health markers
    • Love, unity, and maturity
      • Love, unity, and maturity are rightly pursued and promoted from the platform and the table ministries (mentioned last episode).
      • Love, unity, and maturity result in the Body of Christ loving each other well in biblical community and loving their communities well through gospel mission.
  • Organizational health markers
    • Decentralized leadership (Team)
    • De-personified alignment (Mission, vision, values, strategy throughout the org. not just lead pastor)
    • Dependable resources (finances, facilities, personnel, systems, and processes)

 

  • Don’t confuse having a healthy organization with having a healthy church. The org is only scaffolding for the body, like a trellis is for the vine.

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EP 143 – PLATFORM AND TABLE MINISTRY

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Hey there Bootcampers, thanks for joining us!  Today we begin unpacking the concept of ministry from the platform and the table.  Lean in, listen up and share your insights and feedback.

  • Platform Ministry: anything that is broadcast from the pulpit, stage, website, social media
  • Table Ministry: relational interaction, conversation that occurs in an informal setting.

Platform ministry can catalyze life change and transformation. Table ministry cultivates and sustains transformation.

When we depend on platform vs. table we can often isolate, stay busy with sermon preparation and be away from people.

In our present church culture, we believe, that we’ve adopted more of a Platform than Table ministry approach.

Truth-we gravitate toward one of these more than the other.

Do you know which one is your default?

We’d love to hear from you, drop us a line, leave a voice mail and share your thoughts in the comments.

 

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EP 142 – ENCOURAGE THE STEADFAST

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Hey there Bootcampers, thanks for joining us this week. Jimbo’s back with a great report on his sister and her surgery and many thanks for keeping her and his family in prayer this last week.

Today we turn our attention toward something we all need, encouragement. Specifically, there are people in every Replant and Revitalization who stayed the course, kept things moving in the right direction. Fought the hard battles which were necessary to ensure the church had a future.  People like that have seen others leave the church, many times even their life long friends.

Here are four reasons to encourage the Steadfast

  1. They need it. Proverbs 11:25
  2. They have done good, hard work. Ephesians 4:3
  3. They have endured loss. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  4. Encouraging words are valuable and a blessing. Proverbs 25:11

Take the 30 day Encouragement Challenge and find some one to specifically encourage every day. Let us know how that goes, and let us know the difference it makes.

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The Relentless Encourager

Be a Barnabas

Tacos for Life

 

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EP 141 BETTER TOGETHER

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Welcome back to the Bootcamp! In today’s EP, we get to hear an amazing story about a church merger that took place during the pandemic. Pastor Sam Tunnel, of Immanuel Fellowship stopped by to break it all down. Please remember to pray for JimBo’s sister and their family as she is having brain surgery tomorrow (6/2/22), JimBo will join us once again soon.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Prayer is super essential
  • You need a process to follow, get one, work it and keep going unless God redirects
  • In every church merger there are challenges: worship style, budgets, staffing, volunteers
  • Humility is required by both churches in order for a merger to work out
  • Get help-check out the new revised version of Better Together by Bird and Tomberlin

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EP 140 – LEARNING TO LAMENT

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Hey Bootcampers, we hope you’re ready for the next episode.  But first check out this webinar from our great sponsor at One Eighty Digital. “Being a Church Your Community Can’t Ignore”  Wesley Lewis shares more about the webinar in this video-check it out.

Jimbo and Bob are back with some updates on life and then they get down to the serious business of talking about Lamenting and the necessity of engaging in it when we experience pain and trouble in life. Listen in and follow along and check out the links below for helpful resources.

Lament: “to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for often demonstratively, to mourn, to regret strongly,” and “a crying out in grief, a wailing, dirge, elegy, complaint.”

Habakuk 3:17-19

Daniel 9:3-19

Monday’s with Mark Clifton – Lamenting

Dare to Hope in God – from the Desiring God Blog

A Lament in regards to the SBC Report – ERLC

 

 

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EP 139 – THE SUMMER RESET

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Thanks for tuning in faithful Bootcamp listener! Jimbo and Bob break down a few updates (the Bickford dog search-the Stew Crew mock trial/musical productions) and then take a look ahead and talk about summer and provide some encouragement to make your summer count for good.

Here some of the highlights:

  • Take a break/vacation-if possible, see if you can do a couple of back to back Sundays. Putting together two weekends off really increases the rest you’ll gain and feel as you recharge your batteries.
  • On your break create some family memories –  choose wisely, make sure the vacation destination or activity actually adds value and not stress.
  • Create some low key church events where you can fellowship around tables, in circles. Ensure that there is good conversation time for those gathered.
  • Get outside – take walks, find a patio to do sermon prep, ride your bike.
  • Commit to taking a sabbath – to rest in the Lord, enjoy worship with the church, read the bible, pray, get out in nature, journal, do what adds energy and value to your life.

Whatever you do, make sure you take time this summer to reset and replenish your body, mind, spirit and soul.

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