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EP 116 – Family Ministry Balance

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JimBo and Bob take some time to answer a question submitted by Brad Whiteford on Facebook about how to balance family and ministry.

  • Take a day off
  • Attend family events
  • Family comes first
  • Date your wife
  • Get up early or stay up late to make sure you are fully present when with family
  • Figure out how to lead at home spiritually
  • Give your wife freedom to serve how she feels called
  • Take all your vacation time
  • Create great family memories
  • Make sure your kids and wife know that you are in their corner and they are a priority to you

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The Stewart family in the news for their gingerbread creation

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EP 115 – No Shame in Your Game

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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

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EP 114 – Importance of Thankfulness in All Circumstances

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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.

The “fleas” story

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EP #113 – PASTORAL FRIENDSHIPS

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After Bob called the Hogs, celebrating the Razorbacks victory, the boys got down to talking friendships among Pastors. Here’s the deal, Pastors often struggle with friendships-especially among themselves. Thanks to Dusty Marshall for the question for this EP.

Here are some stats related to that topic from Pastors Wellness Resources:

  • 70% of pastors do not have someone they consider a close friend
  • 50% of pastors do not meet regularly with an accountability person or group
  • 70% of pastors constantly fight depression
  • 90% of pastors say they have not received adequate training to meet the demands of ministry

We hear from Pastors regularly that they feel alone and are isolated-every Pastor needs another Pastor friend, especially locally.

Know the difference between solitude and isolation, we all need solitude but we struggle when isolated.

Stay kingdom minded, partner with other Pastors, partnership is the antidote to competition.

Connect with other Pastors in your town, the local association is a great place to meet other Pastors.

Connect with Pastors who will not only encourage and support you — but also disagree with you. Those who challenge you help you stay sharp and solidify or modify your convictions. We all need those who have a different perspective.

Check out the rest of the insights by giving a listen or reading the show notes below.

Refrigerator Rights by Miller and Spark

Pastor Wellness Resources

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#112 – FRIENDSHIPS IN A REPLANT

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The Bootcamp boys are back! Jimbo is fired up for the “battle of the boot” game between LSU and Arkansas. The bet is on-will Jimbo wear the Hog Hat or will Bob wear the Pajama top? We’ll see.

Today the guys answer a question from one of Listeners about how to manage boundaries and friendships with members in our congregation. Listen in as we break it down and talk about all the ins and outs of navigating the issues of friendships within a Replant.

Here are some of the highlights

  • Be wise and cautions toward the person who pursues you constantly-just after you arrive at your church.
  • Be friendly with everyone, be friends with a few. (Proverbs 18:14)
  • Consider the difference between friends and acquaintances.
  • Note: you may not really know how deep the friendship is until you have experienced conflict in the friendship
  • You may have to deal with “possessiveness” (directly or indirectly)
  • Addressing spiritual growth, sin or other issues with a friend/congregant can be difficult.
  • During difficult seasons in the relationship you will have to decide: am I their pastor or their friend-it’s not easy.
  • Friendships with other Pastors are important critical-get connected to a Pastor in your area.

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EP 111 – THE SYNERGIST AND LEADERSHIP JUDO

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We’re back and wrapping up the Leadership Judo series, this time talking about the Synergist Leadership Style. This style is an important one and there are some unique dynamics in understanding, working with and accepting the contributions of a Synergist.

Here are some of the key highlights

  • Ask a Synergist to help you get people on board with an idea or initiative-they have great people skills and can build unity among team members.
  • Conflict often occurs between a Synergist and the Operator. The Operator can be viewed as too blunt and down to business by the Synergist who the operator thinks just focuses on talking and doing nothing of real substance.
  • The Synergist may default to inaction when the team or staff fails to develop consensus-it is important to help them move forward recognizing that you’ll never have 100% of your people/team/congregation on board.
  • They Synergist is a great relationship builder and can get a good read on people-connect with them to understand what might be taking place within your congregation.

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EPISODE #110 – Processors and Leadership Judo

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This week the guys continue their series in Leadership Judo through the VOPS leadership styles by Les McKeown in his book The Synergist

  • THE MIND OF A PROCESSOR (quotes are from ch. 4 of The Synergist)
  • Processors feel compelled to bring order to all they see. They’re easy to recognize not just in business, but in every walk of life—Processors color-code their wardrobes, arrange their books by subject, and know the replacement date for their water filters.”
  • “So, unlike the Operator—who’s first thought when faced with a task is ‘Let’s get started’—a Processor’s first through is ‘What system or process can I put in place to ensure that this task is performed consistently in the future?’”
  • “Allied to the Processor’s need for order is their aversion to risk. . . The processor’s risk-aversion often manifests itself as a resistance to change.”
  • For a processor, data is all important. More precise than experience, more accurate than judgment, data is the fundamental currency in which the Processor trades.”
  • “It is important for Processors that whatever they do, the do it right. . . While this is usually a good thing—bringing precision is why the Processor is there after all—on occasion Processors can be so preoccupied with ‘doing the thing right’ at the expense of ‘doing the right thing that they lose sight of the organization’s overall business needs.”
  • Processor Strengths
    • Consistency and repeatability
    • Scalability
    • Accuracy
    • Control
    • Clinical perspective
  • Processor Weaknesses
    • Invariable pace
    • Resistance to risk and change
    • Overanalysis
    • Default to no

LEADERSHIP JUDO PRINCIPLES

  • Respect their principles
    • Be punctual – schedule in advance and show up on time and end at or before the scheduled end time
    • Be prepared – have data, know what you are talking about or asking
    • Be precise – don’t exaggerate or be ambiguous
      • Processors love the integrity of data and are easily frustrated with ambiguity or exaggeration. “Frequent use of broad sweeping statements will eventually, in the eyes of the processor, undermine the credibility of the people making those statements.”
  • Set precise goals (with deadlines)
    • Set realistic deadlines for new initiatives (V – 7x – O – 7x – P)
    • Be overly specific about what you want
    • Avoid informal chats as meetings
  • Be quick to listen
    • Many processors do not feel like they usually get a fair hearing of their perspective.
    • Don’t multitask – put your phone on silent and give them your undivided attention.
  • Show appreciation for their work and their perspective
    • Processors are often unsung heroes
      • And sometimes unnecessarily viewed as villains to Visionaries and Operators
  • Challenge constructively
    • Don’t challenge them with anecdotes – challenge with data
    • Ask clarifying questions about the data to gain a better understanding
    • Pushed into a corner to choose you, the org, or the data the Processor will choose the data
  • Build trust with them
    • Trust comes from credibility
    • Be consistent with your walk and talk

LINKS

The Synergist by Les McKeown

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EPISODE #109 – Leadership Judo with Operators

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This week the boys have been traveling to and fro, encouraging Pastors and Associations on the road in TX, planning some great stuff in Bob’s home town of STL and sampling the local cuisine.  But since you don’t tune in for food alone they get down to another EP on Leadership Judo, discussing the Operator Leadership Style.

Here are some of the highlights of the Operator personalities:

  • Operators have a bias toward action
  • Operators are often strong internal consultants
  • Operators tend to overcommit
  • Operators are hard to find

The guys provide some super secret leadership judo moves to use with Operators who are in your church within the heart of this EP.

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LINKS

The Synergist by Les McKeown

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STL Sandwich, Gioa’s Deli

Sinaloa’s Breakfast Burrito in TX City

The Truth BBQ in Houston TX

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EPISODE #108 – Leadership Judo with Visionary Leaders

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The Bootcamp Bros are back talking about Leadership Judo. What is leadership judo you ask? You can listen to last week’s podcast and get up to speed.

Here’s a quick definition to get you ready for this episode.

Leadership Judo: taking the energy of an opponent and directing it away from harm to a more productive place.

We’re going to get specific over the next few EPs in applying leadership judo to some of the leadership styles we encounter in our churches, businesses and organizations.  Today’s leadership style-The Visionary.

Here are some highlights (check the audio for detail)

When working with or Leading Visionaries

  • Hear them out
  • Ask, don’t tell
  • Be flexible and fun
  • Check in regularly

Are you a visionary?  Concerned your leadership style is creating chaos? Check out the bonus EP for some helpful tips on how to “judo yourself.”

LINKS

Free leadership style quiz CLICK HERE

Bonus episode for Visionary leaders CLICK HERE

Russ Taff and his Bell Buckle Weekend

 

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EPISODE #107 – LEADERSHIP JUDO

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Grab your Judogi and join Jimbo and Bob in the dojo for some leadership lessons on this bootcamp as we talk about the concept of Leadership Judo.

Leadership Judo: taking the energy of an opponent and directing it away from harm to a more productive place.

VERBAL JUDO vs VERBAL KARATE (from Verbal Judo)

  • “Karate is defined by sharp, quick blows delivered with hands and feet. . . VERBAL KARATE is the lashing out, as if with the side of a calloused hand, when you snap at your spouse, your children, your employer, your employees, anyone.”
  • “Physical Judo was invented by a Dr. Kano in 1882. It was a derivative of jiujitsu, which means ‘pain.’ . . Judo means the gentle way, rather than the painful way.”

Some guiding verses mentioned in the podcast

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Proverbs 15:1

A soft word turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger

Five Truths for All from Verbal Judo by Johnson and Jenkins (yes, that Jenkins)

  1. All cultures want to be respected and treated with dignity, regardless of the situation. When treated with disrespect, all people want to fight and get revenge.
  2. All people would rather be asked than told what to do. To ask is a sign of respect; to tell is often a sign of disrespect.
  3. All people want to know ‘why’ they are being asked or told to do something. Telling people ‘why’ is another sign of respect.
  4. All people would rather have options than threats. Again, offering people a choice of action shows respect and allows people to save personal face.
  5. Finally, all people want a second chance to make matters right.

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