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.
77 — Hope in the Wilderness of Ministry — Tim Young
Tim Young, PIR Regional Director, joins Tom and Sean to share his framework for working through the wilderness places in ministry.
76 —Serving Under a Narcissistic Leader — Chuck DeGroat
Chuck DeGroat joins Sean to talk about what an associate pastor should do if they find themselves serving under a narcissistic leader.
75 — Finding Hope through Discernment — Tom Jameson & Sean Nemecek
Tom and Sean talk about how to form a discernment group to help you get "unstuck" or to clarify your way forward. Learn how discerning God's will as a group can be a hope giving experience.
74 - Hope in Contentious Times - David Henderson
Pastor David Henderson joins Tom and Sean to talk about how pastors and churches can maintain a spirit of love in the face of anger, bitterness, fear, and contentious times.
73 - Sabbatical Planning - Karl Vaters
Karl Vaters joins Tom and Sean to talk about his sabbatical experience. Karl worked with Sean to plan his sabbatical and he shares what that was like and how it helped his whole sabbatical.
For more on Karl Vaters' sabbatical listen to this episode on The Church Lobby Podcast:
Ep 055: What I Learned By Taking A Sabbatical, with Karl Vaters
72 - The Weary Leader's Guide to Burnout (Part 4) - Sean Nemecek
PIR Executive Director Roy Yanke joins Tom once again to help interview Sean about part 3 of The Weary Leader's Guide to Burnout. This discussion centers around the spiritual practices of lament, surrender, and abiding in God's love as the keys to the transformation into being a burnout-proof leader. They guys also discuss the characteristics of a healthy Christian leader and the importance of practicing Sabbath and forming a Rule of Life.
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.