Leadership

346 – My Final Challenge to Rural Church Leaders

346 – My Final Challenge to Rural Church Leaders

In this final episode of the Small Town Big Church Podcast, I share my parting challenge to small town and rural church leaders.  I remind you of your strategic and vital calling to serve in relatively small places.  I challenge you to believe God for BIG things in...

344 – What Season Are You In – Big Announcement!

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...

343 – Are You Having an Identity Crisis?

343 – Are You Having an Identity Crisis?

In this episode I interview Pastor Danny Davis about his newest book, In Him You Are.  We talk about the importance of pastors having a clear understanding of their identity in Christ from which to do ministry.  You can learn more about Danny’s book at...

342 – Are You Preaching Too Much?

342 – Are You Preaching Too Much?

Pastor, how often do you preach?  Or maybe a better question is how often do you get a break from preaching?  Is it possible you’re preaching too often and too much?  If you pastor a small or rural church, there’s a good chance the answer to that question is, “YES!” ...

341 – Time Management for the Busy Pastor

341 – Time Management for the Busy Pastor

Most pastors report feeling overwhelmed and stressed out much of the time.  They often find themselves running from one meeting to the next or reacting to multiple interruptions and distractions most days rather than making progress on the work they really need to be...

340 – The Leadership Crisis in the Rural Church

340 – The Leadership Crisis in the Rural Church

If there has ever been a time when leadership is needed in the rural church…it is NOW!  We are living in transformational times and so much is changing right in front of us. Yet sadly, at the same time, the Church in rural America is facing a crisis of leadership.  In...

339 – One Reason You’re Not Growing

339 – One Reason You’re Not Growing

Do you feel like you are stuck in one or more areas of your life or ministry?  In this episode I share what I believe might be one of the biggest things that is keeping you there.   What if you knew you couldn’t mess up God’s plans for your life this year? Links from...

338 – What if You Really Can’t Mess This Up

338 – What if You Really Can’t Mess This Up

In this episode I share an inspirational challenge as we begin a new year.  Have you ever had a time when you encountered a message that came from multiple sources, but you were able to hear the voice of God speaking consistently through it?  Well, recently that has...

336 – Who Said So

336 – Who Said So

In my coaching work with church leaders, I often see pastors struggling with narratives they aren’t even aware are taking place in their minds.  These “voices” can come from internal and external, spoken and unspoken expectations.  They can come from years of church...

337 – Is It Time for me to Quit?

337 – Is It Time for me to Quit?

In this episode I have a conversation with Roy Yanke of PIR (Pastors in Residence) Ministries about the current status of pastoral health in the Church.  We talk about the need for pastors to implement life giving rhythms into their daily schedules.  We also talk...

335 – Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations of Your Rural Church

335 – Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations of Your Rural Church

In this show I’m going to label a few common areas in which churches place unbiblical and unrealistic expectations upon their pastors and I will share how you can overcome them. Time Many churches think that because they have a “full-time” pastor it literally means...

334 – A Few Thoughts About Church Discipline

334 – A Few Thoughts About Church Discipline

Recently I have had a number of pastors reach out to me asking questions about church discipline.  In this episode I share a few of my thoughts on the subject as well as a word of caution based on a painful experience of my own that came out of a church discipline...

333 – 5 Reasons You Should Consider Video Venue for Your Rural Church

333 – 5 Reasons You Should Consider Video Venue for Your Rural Church

Have you ever thought about utilizing video venue in your church? 5 Reasons to Consider Video Venue for Your Rural Church: It WORKS! It allows your church to hear from an endless supply of gifted communicators. It provides an avenue for you to get a consistent break...

332 – Reaching Men and Boys in the Rural Church

332 – Reaching Men and Boys in the Rural Church

In this episode I interview Rick Magee of Kids Outdoor Zone.  KOZ is a ministry that provides men of your church with training and curriculum to mentor boys using outdoor adventure. Links from This Episode   Small Town Big Church All-Access Pass Subscribe to our...