Jeff is the founding and lead pastor of Element Church in Cheyenne, WY. Sabrina runs her own home-based business.
Not only do Jeff and Sabrina lead a large and growing church and a home-based business, but they also are high school sweethearts, married in 1997, and parents of four kids. The only way they've found to stay sane is to get naked and party!
The Naked Party Time Podcast is all about getting real and raw about life, leadership, and love; while having lots of fun along the way.
Episode 043 - The rhythm of relationships - spiritual
In this episode, we talk about the rhythm of our spiritual relationship.
Being with Jesus and becoming more like Jesus are the desired outcomes of today's podcast.
We talk about the "why" behind 5 key spiritual practices. What you do will only be as strong as why you do it.
The purpose of spiritual practices is to be with God, hear from God, and become more like God.
Five Key Spiritual Practices:
Being with God in the Word
Being with God in prayer
Being with God in Truth
Being with God in corporate worship
Being with God in community
Episode 042: The Rhythms of Transition (Part 3) - Physical Health
In this episode, we talk about taking care of our bodies and physical health.
In every season of life it is easy to put our physical health on the back burner. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and choppy sleep patterns are hard enough without a major life transition.
Maybe we need a perspective shift on our physical health in order to change what we do.
This episode is not a “how to” as much as a “why do.”
Romans 12:1-2 1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Episode 041: Replay "Spending Fast Challenge"
In this episode of The Naked Party Time Podcast, Jeff and Sabrina talk about the what, why, and how of a spending fast, and extend a challenge for all the listeners to join them on a spending fast, starting on October 1st.
If you want to join the spending fast challenge you need to commit to at least 30 days, and sign up before October 1st by emailing your Facebook name to email@example.com. If you're married, and your spouse is doing the fast with you, let us know their name as well.
We answer a listener question in this episode about politics: My question is a little odd and almost embarrassing to even ask but here we go. Politics is tearing my family apart to the point where family members are willing to not associate with other family members because they vote/believe something different than they do. Each day more hate is shown towards each other over something so silly. My question is how would you manage this issue being in the middle of it? It seems no matter what is said it doesn’t make a difference. It’s overwhelming, to say the least. Thanks in advance!
1. What is a spending fast?
A spending fast is choosing to not spend money for a specific amount of time for a specific goal or reason.
2. Why do a spending fast?
If you don't know your why you will give up very quickly!
Maybe you're going to pay down debt, save for a big purchase, go on a vacation, get ready for Christmas or just practice the good discipline of not spending.
3. How do you do a spending fast?
Choose what areas of spending you are going to stop and then put everything you save toward your why. Obviously, you need to keep paying your bills and for your necessities (mortgage, utilities, groceries, insurance, debt payments, etc.).
4. What did we learn?
A. How freely we spend money on crap we don't need!
B. Delayed gratification works. Things we thought we wanted to spend on in January we didn't even think about or remember wanting when we were done.
C. Amazon Prime is a trap! (We continue to have it and use it, but man, it is so easy to buy something just because you get that "free" 2-day shipping.)
D. The realization of how important it is to have savings.
So, here’s our challenge: A two-month spending fast starting on October 1st and going through the end of November. (To be included in our challenge you have to choose to do the fast for at least 30 days) If you join the challenge you’ll be added to a private Facebook group with us. You’ll receive three updates in the group each week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), including one Facebook Live video with us each week. The updates might be a word of encouragement, a tip, a suggestion, a tool, etc. Plus you’ll be in an online community where you will receive support, accountability, and encouragement.
To sign up for the challenge, email your Facebook name to firstname.lastname@example.org Tell us if you’re married or not, and if you are and your spouse is joining you, make sure we know both of your names.
Episode 003: I don't want to go back to normal because normal wasn't working. (Part 2) https://jeffmaness.com/episode-003-i-dont-want-to-go-back-to-normal-because-normal-wasnt-working-part-2/
Monday Money Tip Podcast
Episode 040: The rhythm of rest through Sabbath
In this episode, Sabrina and I continue the series on the rhythms of transition by talking about the rhythm of rest through Sabbath.
Other episodes mentioned: Episode 010 & 011 “The Sabbath Practice”
Sabbath sermon series Jeff did at Element Church called “Sabbath: More than a Jewish practice” www.elementchurch.life/watch
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Take The Day Off by Robert Morris
Sabbath Resistance by Walter Bruggeman
Subversive Sabbath by AJ Swoboda
The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
“Exploring the 4 practices of a Biblical Sabbath” e-book https://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/sabbath/
The foundation of the Sabbath: It’s part of the rhythm of creation, a weekly gift from God where we get to stop all our normal work and activity.
The framework of the Sabbath:
Stop, rest, delight, worship (contemplate)
The Sabbath practice:
You are free!
You should be flexible!
It should be fun!
It should be fulfilling!
The Sabbath is like a governor on the speed of life. --- John Mark Comer
When we fight this rhythm, we go against the grain of the universe. --- John Mark Comer
The Sabbath is a gift we do not know how to receive. In a world of doing, going, and producing, we have no use for a gift that invites us to stop. But that is the original gift: a gift of rest. --- A. J. Swoboda
The truth remains that Sabbath will be challenging for anyone to live out in our busy, frenetic world. Sabbath goes against the very structure and system of the world we have constructed. Sabbath, then, becomes a kind of resistance to that world. Sabbath is an alternative lifestyle that goes against everything our world knows. --- A. J. Swoboda
“Sabbath is the one day of the week I most believe and live out the fundamental truth of the Gospel, because, I do nothing productive and yet I experience being utterly loved.” – Geri Scazzero with the Emotionally Healthy Organization
Exodus 16:29 29 They must realize that the Sabbath is the Lord’s gift to you. That is why he gives you a two-day supply (of manna) on the sixth day, so there will be enough for two days. On the Sabbath day you must each stay in your place. Do not go out to pick up food on the seventh day.
Mark 2:27 Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.”
NIV - The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
Deuteronomy 5:15 Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt, but the Lord your God brought you out with his strong hand and powerful arm. That is why the Lord your God has commanded you to rest on the Sabbath day.
Episode 039: The Rhythms of Transition
Everyone experiences transitions in life. Some we choose while others are forced on us. Some are larger than others, but every transition creates distractions that can derail us. That’s why we must be intentional on key rhythms in our life, that keep us moving in the right direction.
And that’s what Sabrina and I talk about in Episode 039 of the Naked Party Time Podcast which we are calling The Rhythms of Transition.
Other Episodes Mentioned — Episodes 010 and 011
Each of these rhythms we will be doing a full episode to dive deeper into some other content.
1. The rhythm of relationships
2. The rhythm of recreation
3. The rhythm of rest
Episode 038: Busting more myths about singleness, marriage, and sex!
In this episode, Sabrina and I bring to a conclusion our unintended series on relationship myths with Episode 038: Busting more myths about singleness, marriage, and sex!
Other episodes mentioned:
Episode 036 - Celebrating Singleness
Episode 037 - Busting some marriage myths (and a few single ones too)
Episode 021 - Let’s talk about sex, baby!
Episode 022 - Let’s keep talking about sex, baby!
God won’t give you a spouse until you trust Him completely!
Sex is NOT important in a marriage.
Sex is the reason TO get married.
Sex confirms we SHOULD get married.
Sex is about physical touch, to be sure, but it is about far more than physical touch. It is about what is going on inside us...sex becomes a form of physical prayer --- a picture of heavenly intimacy that rivals the shekinah glory of old. Our God, who is spirit, can be found behind the very physical panting, sweating, and pleasurable entangling of limbs and body parts. He doesn't turn away. He wants us to run into sex, but to do so with his presence, priorities, and virtues making our pursuit. If we experience sex this way, we will be transformed in the marriage bed every bit as much as we are transformed on our knees in prayer. --- Matt Krieg (Impossible Marriage)
Sex in marriage is a metaphor inside the metaphor itself. Marriage between a husband and wife is a metaphor of God’s desire to be one with humanity. It points to the ‘marriage' between Christ and the Church. The covenant of sex in marriage is modeling what Christ bodily did for us on the cross. Jesus saying, 'I am holistically giving and covenanting myself to you on the cross.' So, we say that through our sex. But we also say to our spouses through sex, 'This is how God wants to be one with you. He is the completer of you. He is the one who pursues you and desires you.' We’ve over emphasized sex, but completely diminished it by not holding it up as this theological dance.” — Laurie Krieg
Love this podcast—truth, teaching, and fun. One of several that helps me stay grounded and on course from Sunday to Sunday. :)
Keep up the good work!
I love listening to every podcast! I have been so encouraged, and challenged while listening every time. I am usually exercising while listening, so I need to go back and listen to some of them and take some notes lol. Thanks for being obedient and sharing your lives!
We use to call Element home before the military moved us away from Cheyenne 😭 We absolutely miss Pastor Jeff and his sermons as well as the openness and sense of community from Element. This podcast ( even though I just started it ) is wonderful ! Y’all are so open, honest and raw about everything and it truly helps listeners connect ! Thank you so much for jumping on this journey and producing such great content !