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EP 119 – DEVELOPING A RULE OF LIFE

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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

 

Rule of Life: Blake Bennet, City Church, San Marco FL

Bridgetown Church – A Rule of life during COVID 19

Rule of Life Notebook

Crafting a Rule of Life

Your Future Self Will Thank You by Drew Dyck

Home Alone 2 – The Marv Clip

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EP 118 – MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE BOOTCAMP

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Well, Merry Christmas from the Boot Camp Boys! Cue this short, fun episode up on the way to grandma’s house, the Christmas Cantata or when you are in the basement hiding from the extended family!

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EP 117 – MANAGING YOUR TIME

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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

  1. The word before work-start your day in God’s word!
  2. Let your yes be yes – be a person of integrity.
  3. Dissent from the Kingdom of noise – turn off the news/distractions and other noise.
  4. Prioritize your yes – what really matters?
  5. Eliminate all hurry

What are your time management strategies?  We’d love to hear from you.

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Here are some helpful resources:

Redeeming Your Time by Jordan Raynor

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Nirvana GTD Software

 

 

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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

LINKS:

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

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

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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

Bivocational and Small Church Network

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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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