EP 114 - Importance of Thankfulness in All Circumstances
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.
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It’s Thanksgiving week! We hope you have a great time as you gather with others this week. Jimbo and Bob talk about their plans and then get down to the business of reflecting on people they are thankful for who have been a part of their Replants.
Stay tuned till the end for a moving story about one of Jimbo’s church members who came to faith, contributed to the church becoming “openly broken” and left a legacy of faith after she passed. ( listener warning: get out the kleenex.)
Encouragement is a differentiator that makes you want to follow a leader!
The warmth and love that is experienced through encouragement creates a response to the one who exhibits it from an authentic life.
Best Hallock Quote of the Show:
“Many of us have encouraging thoughts, but we don’t let those translate into encouraging words. Until encouragement flows from my tongue to your ear it’s not encouragement. It’s just a nice thought that you had that no one is blessed by.” -Mark Hallock
What keeps us from encouraging others?
Lack of intentionality
Pride (especially in leaders)
Being an effective leader in a small dying church is different than serving in a large church, this is why warmth, hugs, encouragement and healthy touch are important to bring about a new culture.
In the early days of a Replant-just about everyone is discouraged! It so important to be an encourager!
Notable Quotes from Mark:
“What you bleed as a leader, is what your people will bleed in time.”
“The culture of a dying church is changed by the encouragement and love of the leader.”
“You can’t fake being a loving encouraging person for long! You need to beg God to make you an encouraging person.”
“The lack of encouragement is robbing you and others of joy!”