188 episodes

The EntrePastors Podcast helps pastors think, act, and thrive as prosperous entrepreneurs. 

EntrePastors Les Hughes and Jon Sanders

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

The EntrePastors Podcast helps pastors think, act, and thrive as prosperous entrepreneurs. 

    Bringing Business Acumen to the Church with Ryan Follis (#188)

    Bringing Business Acumen to the Church with Ryan Follis (#188)

    In this episode of the EntrePastors podcast Ryan Follis shares the story of his amazing transition journey from a corporate role with Target in which he honed significant skills in leadership and business acumen into the world of pastoral ministry.  Ryan unpacks some of the struggles and frustrations he experienced as he made that transition and how churches and pastors can benefit by learning and applying business principles in such a way as to bless their families, the churches they lead, and the communities they serve.  In addition to serving well in pastoral ministry, Ryan also now serves as the Lead Program Developer for the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program of the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship that is inspiring and developing a new generation of entrepreneurs in highschools across the nation.  
    Guest Info/Links:
    Website:  https://www.midlandinstitute.com/ Email: rfollis@midlandinstitute.com

    Call to Action:
    Register for our upcoming webinar - Conquering Pastoral Povertyhttps://www.entrepastors.com/conquer 

    • 58 min
    Coaching Others to Financial Freedom with Scott Tharp (#187)

    Coaching Others to Financial Freedom with Scott Tharp (#187)

    In this episode of the EntrePastors podcast we welcome Scott Tharp, a bi-vocational pastor and financial coach, who shares his transformative journey from pastoral ministry to founding his business, Krisco Coaching. Motivated by personal financial triumphs and biblical principles, Scott now aids individuals in conquering financial difficulties, championing the importance of mindset in realizing one's earning potential. In this conversation Scott, Jon, and Les delve into the stigmas and challenges pastors face regarding personal wealth. They explore how coaching can empower pastors to diversify income streams and achieve greater financial security, all while juggling the demands of their sacred vocation.

    Guest Info/Links:
    https://www.kriscocoaching.com/general-8 

    Call to Action:
    Register for our upcoming webinar - Conquering Pastoral Povertyhttps://www.entrepastors.com/conquer 

    • 52 min
    Authorized for Impact with Aisha “Wonderfull” Jackson (#186)

    Authorized for Impact with Aisha “Wonderfull” Jackson (#186)

    In this inspiring episode of the EntrePastors podcast, Jon and Les talk with Aisha “Wonderful” Jackson as she shares her transformative journey from corporate CFO to self-published author and entrepreneur. Facing tech barriers and self-doubt, Aisha embraced coaching, applied crucial business strategies, and underwent a profound spiritual realignment. She speaks candidly about her Caribbean roots, personal challenges, and the pivotal moment of pursuing her true calling. Through Aisha’s story, you will hear the parallel struggles many pastors face as it pertains to believing God for more, reinventing their identity and the way they choose to show up in the world, and becoming comfortable charging others for the value they are delivering in the marketplace. 
    Guest Info/Links:
    https://aishawonderfull.com/ https://aretemediainternational.com/ Call to Action:
    Register for our upcoming webinar - Conquering Pastoral Povertyhttps://www.entrepastors.com/conquer 

    • 51 min
    The Intrepreneur Academy: a Vision for Internal Entrepreneurs with Scott Benham (#185)

    The Intrepreneur Academy: a Vision for Internal Entrepreneurs with Scott Benham (#185)

    In this episode of the EntrePastors podcast Jon and Les talk with Scott Benham, founder of the Intreprenuer Academy.  Scott is on a mission to help people realize their giftings and talents to show up in the marketplace as key “intreprenuers” within growing organizations.  He explains that people with an intrepreneurial mindset are similar to entrepreneurs, but instead of focusing outside of an organization, they bring their skillset to bear from within the organizations they serve.  Rather than being “pigeonholed” into one lane or label within an organization, a true intrepreneur will expand their influence and value to make a bigger impact within and for the company.  This conversation will be a great inspiration to those who are energized at the thought of breaking free from typical employment scenarios, but who also are unsure about bootstrapping their own business from the ground up. 
    Guest Info/Links:
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1209458836334468 

    Call to Action:
    Download our free Business Builders Checklist https://www.entrepastors.com/checklist 

    • 40 min
    Uniting Business Acumen with Spiritual Mission with Chaz Freutel

    Uniting Business Acumen with Spiritual Mission with Chaz Freutel

    In this episode of the EntrePastors podcast Jon talks with Chaz Freutel, a 'kingdompreneur,' and Director of the NOBLE Foundation Group (Network of Business and Entrepreneurial Leaders) about integrating entrepreneurship with Christianity. He encourages churches to make better use of underutilized spaces by creating entrepreneur centers and supporting their members in starting businesses. Through NOBLE, Chaz fosters a community of business leaders providing mentorship, resources, and support, including a NOBLE Academy to help launch businesses. Despite resistance from churches hesitant about embracing business practices, Chaz highlights the benefits of such integration for church growth, community strengthening, and financial support. Chaz shares NOBLE’s aims to expand globally, fueled by a prophetic vision and collaborative partnerships.
    Guest Info/Links:
    Website: https://www.thenoblewisdom.com/ 
    Call to Action:
    Register for our upcoming webinar:  How To Create a Purposeful and Profitable Life Celebrations Ministryhttps://www.entrepastors.com/celebrate 

    • 53 min
    From Toxic Scarcity to Healthy Abundance with Eric Reploeg (#183)

    From Toxic Scarcity to Healthy Abundance with Eric Reploeg (#183)

    For anyone who might find themselves serving in a toxic ministry culture where scarcity is the prevailing mindset, yet dreaming of a day where you could be walking in freedom and abundance, this episode is going to be a huge encouragement to you!  In this “Saturday Replay” episode, Jon and Les have a conversation with Eric Reploeg about his journey from his early years in ministry in which he felt somewhat trapped in a toxic and abusive church system that left him barely scraping by to support his family to eventually finding a much healthier rhythm of how church and business can work together to create a life of healthy abundance.  Today Eric is leading a growing vibrant church and working in the marketplace as a realtor.  He is also getting ready to pursue another stream of income as a professional speaker.  We’re confident you will be blessed as you listen to Eric’s story and dream of what is possible on your own EntrePastor journey.
    Guest Info/Links:
    https://www.facebook.com/eric.reploeg Email: ereploeg@vahills.org 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Dean Showalter ,

Fantastic podcast for all people!

I’m not a pastor, and I love this podcast! Jon and Les are super encouraging, and a much needed kick in our rear ends to get us moving to do the things God has put in our hearts to do… and the real clarity comes AFTER we take action, not before. I can always count on Jon and Les for inspiration to keep moving forward in life, and in chasing after God-given dreams and goals. Even if you are not a pastor, or even a church person, you can find great value in listening to these episodes!

DMLaRock ,

YES! For Pastors & Faith Leaders

For Pastors & Faith Leaders sometimes the idea of a side gig & entrepreneurial activity can feel a little taboo. I get it. For me though, a pastor or leader who understands business truly has a better chance to understand the majority of people for whom they minister & those they lead. It makes sense. And when applied properly, can truly help popular pastors & others “stay” in their positions LONGER. A little financial independence truly goes a long way to supporting the families of faith leaders - just like the everybody else!

(Bud) ,

Eye opening

I have served in ministry for thirty two years. Les and Jon provide some of the most beneficial and practical information that I have ever heard. Excellent content!

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