The purpose of BEFORE YOU QUIT is to bring courage and perspective when serving gets hard. Through an interview format, BYQ will address common struggles those in ministry face, and what they can teach us about resilience when the going gets tough.
Podcast Ep. 79: GEN Z and the Gospel (Dr. Rich Griffith)
I have to admit, as I get older I stand back curious and some times burdened as I watch the up and coming generation navigate perhaps some of the same challenges we grew up with, but perhaps with different world views. I have also observed with keen interest, and equal concern how progressive Christianity is […]
Podcast Ep: 78 The Pastor and His Money (Russ Crosson)
For some time I have been wanting to talk about the pastor and his money. One of the stresses in ministry is the pastor’s need for security which can add to the tensions in his life. A low paying ministry. Debt. Moves. Unexpected change. THis is an important topic because it is also a kingdom […]
Podcast Ep.77: Pastors, Parents and Prodigals (Dr. Jim Newheiser)
Today I have the privilege of interviewing Jim Newheiser on the topic of Pastors, Parents and Prodigals. I’ve been wanting to do this podcast for some time but wasn’t sure how to approach it. Increasingly, with my ministry, and even out of my personal friendships, I am becoming burdened for parents navigating the reality that […]
Podcast Ep:76 The Legacy of MAF (Dave Fyock)
Since last podcast we need something lighter. Let me give some context. I grew up in Papua, Indonesia and have the fondest memories of traveling from one village of town to another thanks to a mission organization called Mission Aviation Fellowship. Like many missionary kids I longed to one day become a pilot, and while […]
Podcast Ep.75: When Christian Leaders Fail Us (Nick Stumbo)
Like many of you I have been reeling from the stories that have come out in the last years of great Christian leaders, mostly men, who have fallen hard. How do we respond to these events? What is it doing for the church or to the church? Why does this even happen to people we look […]
Podcast Ep. 74: When Sinners Say ‘I DO’. (Dave Harvey)
I picked up and read best selling author Dave Harvey’s popular book “When Sinners Say I Do” about a year ago, and I loved it. How important it was to be reminded that problems happen in marriage because we are sinners, but there is hope because we have a Savior. Not long ago, I connected […]
Very honest and insightful
CS Lewis made the comment that delight is incomplete until it is expressed. I think that is true in the realm of pastoral labor. There is much to reflect upon and Mitch has done an excellent job at giving a quality depth of expression to the ups and downs of life in the position of pastor. This has been a help to me in arranging my affections and struggles as a pastor.
Mitch is a good friend and counselor. Thus I am not suprised that his podcast would demonstrate the Biblical Wisdom, conviction, kindness and courage which he demonstrates in person. Mitch has been through many minsitry battles and his theology has been forged through Word, prayer and walking in faith for many years. Proverbs say to walk with the wise, for we will grow wise. Therfore, this is a podcast worth listening to.
A lot you never think about and should.
Mitch Schultz presents the real struggles and joys of being a pastor understandable to everyone with great humility. I would recommend listening to this to bring an insight to church life that is rarely addressed and more oftern than not misunderstood. I look forward to each new production along with the other listener.