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EP 134 – CULTIVATING PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE

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The boys are back in their normal domiciles and in today’s EP they break down an important subject related to developing the ability to cultivate passion in your work as a Replanter.

Passion is white hot flame and red glowing embers.

Here’s a quote to kick us off: “Light yourself on fire with passion, and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” — John Wesley

Our good friend Mark Hallock adds this: “People long to follow passionate leaders in the church, in the same way that heat-seeking missiles follow fire. . . As for those of us called to revitalize a dying church, passion is a priceless aspect of our leadership.”

This exhortation from Romans 12:11; “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord”

Know the difference between contrived passion and cultivated passion.

  • Passion is contagious
  • Passion inspires hope
  • But we have to be passionate about the right things
    • Gospel
    • God’s Word
    • God’s Bride
    • The lost
    • Our community

What do you do when the Passion is gone? How do you cultivate passion?

  • Get Clarity-is your season of ministry in that location over? Is God calling you to continue?
  • Cultivate and nurture your soul by getting into God’s word, praying and practicing solitude.
  • Get an outside opinion and perspective from a trusted friend, mentor, leader.
  • Take something off of your plate, you might be out of energy from overwork.

Recommended resources:

Join the Replant team at this year’s Replant Summit, August 29-30, 2022. Sign up today, there are a limited number of free rooms the first 100 registrants. (Replanter, bring your wife!)

Shout out to our friends at the Alaska Baptist Resource Network, check out their work and ministry, many great opportunities for you to serve the kingdom there.

If your website has you down and is sapping your passion, contact our good friends at 180 digital and they can give you the help you need.

Drop us a line, a voice mail, share this podcast with your friends and fellow pastors, we’d love to hear from you.

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Episode #44 – The HANDS of a Replanter: Pastoral Grit, Resourceful Generalist, and Initiative

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It’s hot in Florida and Missouri, Jimbo is another year older and we’re continuing the discussion related to the 13 Characteristics of a Replanter.  Grab a glass of sweet tea or lemonade and join us as we look at the “Hands” Quadrant and discuss: Pastoral Grit, Resourceful Generalist and Initiative.

 

Pastoral Grit: Pastoral Grit is the ability to persevere through the inevitable difficulties of replanting and remain steadfast to shepherd the church forward as God uses the Replanter to turn a dying church around.

Resourceful Generalist: the ability to speak into and lead in a variety of areas in order to lead the church well. There is no task beneath him.

Initiative: The replant pastor with Initiative leads the church with a passion rooted in biblical convictions and demonstrated in a bias for action. He proactively works to avoid problems, as well as finding or creating new opportunities.

 

Check out the Am I a Replanter? Online Preview event Monday, July 27th at 7-9pm CST over at the ChurchReplanters Facebook page.

Are you interested discerning your call to Replanting and wondering if you possess the characteristics required?Check out the 13 Replanter Characteristics Survey at Churchreplanters.com

 

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Episode #18 – Replanter Wives – The Unsung Heroes of Replanting

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Joining the guys on this episode are Barb Bickford and Audrea Stewart, they share from their experience as spouses of Replanters.

Is it harder for the Pastor’s wife than anyone else?

-Yes, a lot of times it is. When people attack or criticize your husband (the pastor) you feel the need to defend.

-You often feel alone.

 

What do you wish someone would have told you about Replanting?

-It’s hard and it is supposed to be

-It’s lonely. Replanting is unique, it’s not like anything else.

-Friendships are difficult, you often benefit from having friends outside your Replant.

 

What are some helps during the difficult days?

-Other pastors, often more seasoned older pastors and their spouses who can listen, pray and encourage you.

-Reading helpful books (see some of them below)

-Be prayed up, be ready.

 

How do you deal with personal attacks?

You have to let a lot of things roll off your back

-Recovering from serious attacks-is a very long process.

-Give yourself time to recover-spend time in prayer, give the hurt to God.

-Be okay with not being who people think you should be, be who God has made you to be, and do what he has called you to do.

 

How do you deal with the revolving door of people coming and going from your church?

Maintain perspective, people come and go.

-Many of the people who join you in the first years of your Replant will not be with you in the second or third year.

-The more adamant a person is that they will stay with you regardless are most often the ones who will leave.

-Often you will be tempted to think you are not enough-but the truth is you never were, only God is enough.

 

What are the unique joys of being a Replanter’s wife?

Remember what it was like in the early days and look at what the church is like now!

-Stories of life change!

-The personal transformation that has taken place in our lives personally.

 

Links Mentioned on the Show

Brother’s Taco House (the place where we ate breakfast, twice!)

The Google “Florida Man” Phenomenon

She can’t even Play the Piano

Leading and Loving it

Replanters Wife Facebook Group

 

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