344 – What Season Are You In – Big Announcement!

In this episode I share a few lessons on life and leadership that we can glean from the changing seasons of nature.  I also share a huge announcement about the future of the Small Town Big Church podcast and my journey in life.

  • If you live in an area where you experience all 4 seasons in a year, this will make a lot of sense to you.
  • We recognize changing seasons when it comes to climate, but we’re often slow to recognize changing seasons of life.

  • Here a few lessons about seasons:
    • Seasons change and you have no control over them.
    • I need to know what season I’m in.
    • It’s smart to respond appropriately as the seasons change.
    • It’s not helpful to compare myself to people who are experiencing a different season.

  • Questions to consider:
    • What season am I in?
      • In life?
      • In ministry?
      • In family?
    • Am I responding appropriately to the season I’m in?

  • I want to end the show today by sharing an update and a big announcement regarding a changing season in my own life.
    • The season of the Small Town Big Church Podcast/platform is coming to a close.
    • Why?
      • As my journey continues on I have better clarity on how I can BEST be serving pastors in this season of my life.
      • There are many other great resources for the small town/rural church that did not exist a few years ago.  I feel good about that.
      • I am simplifying/focusing in order to be able to do more by doing less!
    • Where do we go from here?
      • I will have two more shows after this one.
      • I’m not going away, just moving to some new platforms and I’m inviting you to join me there.

    Jon Sanders

    Jon Sanders seeks to encourage pastors with the message that God delights in doing BIG things in small places. For many years, Jon served as the Lead Pastor of The RESCUE Church, a South Dakota based multi-site church with a huge vision to reach rural communities with the gospel. As a leading voice in the rural church arena, Jon spends his days coaching leaders and hosting the Small Town Big Church Podcast. In addition to his passion for the rural church, Jon also works full-time as a professional firefighter/EMT. He is married to his wife Jessica, and they have three children: Justin, Jenni, and James.