The boys are back picking up where they left off-talking transitions in ministry, specifically how Jimbo became a “denominational guy” and why. Check it out as we discuss the importance of learning, serving and letting God lead you on a journey in ministry.
How did you begin the path to becoming a denominational man?
- There was a key moment when I remember my passion quickening after having a conversation and helping a local pastor.
- Networking and Partnership has always been important to me and something that I practiced from the early days of ministry.
- I contacted my Association as soon as I moved to Florida and said I’m here to learn and serve.
- I began to ask my Associational Leader questions about Replanting and Revitalization, all the time!
- I had the idea and passion to help others not make the mistakes and experiencing the pain I had as a Replanter.
- My Associational Leader saw that passion and drive and gave me the opportunity to serve.
How did you decide you need to make the switch and transition out of Pastoring a local Replant?
- I realized my church needed someone who could give more than I was able to give
- The church needed someone with a different skill set who could take the church to a new place.
- It was the obvious next step to me and confirmed by those around me.
An important question to ask: Are you willing to do the work (serve other pastors, churches) with no pay and little recognition?
(From Jimbo’s Mentor) There are three kinds of denominational leaders
- They one who sees his position and as a promotion and believes he has arrived-and is immediately irrelevant.
- The one who sees his position as a way to end or retire-and is immediately irrelevant.
- The one who has a passion to serve pastors and churches with everything he has-be that guy.
Learn to be content with the pace of your ministry and the pace of your ministry and let God direct both.
Raising Up Replanters (vintage edition) 199.99
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