Ministry life is challenging – to say the least. Many pastors need encouragement as they face a time of uncertainty, crisis, or transition. Drawing from the experience and wisdom of those who deeply care for the lives of pastors, their families, and the local church, these podcasts speak to many of the core issues facing today’s ministry leaders. Join the PIR Staff and others as they offer a message of Gospel hope as well as insights on how pastors can protect their future and guard their present.
Hope and Resilience - Glenn Packiam
In a world that is changing at a seemingly exponential rate, the church is not immune. In fact, more and more of the world's "perspective threads" are being woven into the fabric of the church, and pastors are confronted with attitudes and voices which run counter to the Gospel. How can pastors and ministry leaders best navigate the changing current within their churches, and how can they best attend to an eroding hope which can too easily take hold? Join us as Glenn Packiam shares insight from his experience and new book "The Resilient Pastor". Building on data from the Barna Institute, Glenn unfolds current trends pastors face and offers hope-filled guidance to find resilience in ever-changing contexts.
Serving Hope to Pastors - Jimmy Dodd
Long and difficult days are a regular part of ministry. It seems the length and difficulty are compounding recently, and pastors are tired. Endurance in ministry is becoming more and more a major theme as shepherds and leaders strive to faithfully and healthily serve the church. Join us as we sit down with Jimmy Dodd, CEO and Founder of PastorServe. In his ministry to serve, support and encourage pastors, Jimmy has gleaned powerful insights not only into the challenges faced in ministry, but how to endure and flourish in Kingdom work.
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Soul Journey - Bill and Kristi Gaultiere
Every journey has three components. Most familiar are Destination and Path. What is often overlooked is Origin...where you're starting from. In our spiritual journey it's as crucial for healthy growth to know where we are - right now - as it is to know where we're going and how we'll get there. Join us as we sit down with Bill and Kristi Gaultiere, whose extensive experience of journeying with pastors and ministry leaders have given them unique insights to discerning where you are in your journey, and how to find hope and vision for the road of faith ahead.
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Journey of the Soul
Shepherding Shepherds - Tim Johnson
Shepherding shepherds. Caring for wounded leaders. Walking with pastors and their families. Partnering to bring healing. These all reflect the depth of the mission of PIR. We invite you to sit down with us as we talk with pastor, minister to ministers and PIR Board Member Tim Johnson. He shares some creative and helpful ways by which pastors can facilitate healthy ministry/personal lives and find strength for the long haul.
As always we invite you to check out our resources at PIR Ministries' website.
Wholehearted - Chuck DeGroat
These are terms that are becoming more and more associated with pastoral ministry. And while the concepts are not new - just look at the Biblical examples of them! - the current attention they're receiving comes with a fresh perspective on their antidote. Join us as we sit with pastor, professor, therapist, spiritual director and author Chuck DeGroat as he outlines God's hope and cure for a fragmented and out-of-control life. Perhaps it's best explained in David's prayer in Psalm 86: "Give me an undivided heart..."
Find Chuck and his resources at chuckdegroat.net
4 Questions to Diagnose Burnout - Sean Nemecek
It' no secret that pastoral ministry is demanding and requires much from those who engage in it. Practicing good self-care is a must to stay healthy in ministry. But how do you know when you've crossed a line from the normal wear and tear of ministry life into more dangerous areas of damaging fatigue, debilitating anxiety and loss of effectiveness? How do you know when burnout is present? In this important episode of Hope Renewed, we explore the work Sean has done in recognizing burnout in the life of the pastor, and where to find recovery and hope. Having a clear and simple way to begin understanding how burnout may be effecting you (or others!) could be just the lifeline to hope you've been looking for!
Visit Sean's Website: The Pastor's Soul
They get what it's like to be a pastor
The Hope Renewed podcast understands the realites and struggles of pastoral ministry. They get it, explain it, and offer real hope to help me keep going. Their guests are real people who understand pastors and their families. Thanks for renewing my hope.