321 episodes

A weekly discussion for the established church about the challenges and issues church leaders face. Hosted by Sam Rainer (West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton FL) and Josh King (2ND Baptist, Conway AR). The show is produced by Jay Allen (facebook.com/jayallenlive/) in Dallas TX.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 148 Ratings

A weekly discussion for the established church about the challenges and issues church leaders face. Hosted by Sam Rainer (West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton FL) and Josh King (2ND Baptist, Conway AR). The show is produced by Jay Allen (facebook.com/jayallenlive/) in Dallas TX.

    The Issue of Church Severance and What's Appropriate for Pastors (Ep. 321)

    The Issue of Church Severance and What's Appropriate for Pastors (Ep. 321)

    Should a church pay severance to departing pastors and ministry staff? If so, how much? Josh and Sam tackle this subject. They share some pointed opinions on non-disclosure agreements and pastors who are disqualified for ministry.

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    • 32 min
    What Makes a Church Desirable to Potential Church Candidates? (Ep. 320)

    What Makes a Church Desirable to Potential Church Candidates? (Ep. 320)

    There is a looming supply and demand crisis with pastors. As Baby Boomers retire, there will be a lot of churches looking for a pastor. Just as many churches will hope to keep their pastors rather than lose them to other congregations. What makes a church desirable? Josh and Sam discuss four aspects of a desirable church: appreciation, flexibility, family, and polity.

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    • 36 min
    Pastors Are Much Older Now (Here's What You Need to Know) (Ep. 319)

    Pastors Are Much Older Now (Here's What You Need to Know) (Ep. 319)

    The median age of a pastor is up significantly. Three decades ago, the median age was 44. Today the median is 58. In some ways, this shift is positive. You would expect older pastors to be more mature. The problem is there are not enough younger pastors to replace the ones who are entering retirement age. Josh and Sam discuss this problem on today's episode.

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    • 32 min
    What We Are Doing Differently This Year (Ep. 318)

    What We Are Doing Differently This Year (Ep. 318)

    Josh and Sam talk about a few things they will do differently in 2023--both in their personal lives and in their churches. Enjoy the moment more. Read more broadly. Preach through the book of Revelation verse-by-verse. And try not to take home church work as much. Listen to them discuss how they hope to accomplish these goals.

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    • 24 min
    Ten Must-Do New Year's Resolutions for Every Pastor (Ep. 317)

    Ten Must-Do New Year's Resolutions for Every Pastor (Ep. 317)

    It’s that time of year when people partake in the annual ritual of making well-intended promises. Josh and Sam discuss these ten pastoral resolutions:

    I will pray for church members daily.
    I will share my faith at least once a week.
    I will read my Bible devotionally.
    I will listen more to my congregation.
    I will have an attitude of gratefulness.
    I will practice forgiveness.
    I will be the chief encourager in my church.
    I will be an example of discipline.
    I will laugh more.
    I will take injustice seriously.

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    • 33 min
    Revisiting Christmas Eve Services & Big Holiday Productions (Ep. 316)

    Revisiting Christmas Eve Services & Big Holiday Productions (Ep. 316)

    Surprise! Josh and Sam have differing views. On this episode, they go into their ministry philosophies about Christmas Eve services. There is a difference between Christmas productions and Christmas Eve services. Which is right for your church? And what kinds of gimmicks, if any, are appropriate to use during the holiday season?

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

JSimmo19 ,

Super helpful

I serve as a Family Pastor and am about 6 years into vocational ministry. This podcast has been immensely beneficial, and wholly enjoyable, to listen to. Thank you!

Fayetteville, Ar Youth Pastor ,

Great Listen for Anyone

I’m a Youth Pastor of a small church. I have obtained so much valuable/God Centered information from these Pastors. They have stretched my thoughts, vision and ideology on the nuts/bolts of church ministry.

jschmidt79 ,

Love it!

Like Sam I am ready to fight at the drop of the hat

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