21 episodes

Throughout the years, I've come to believe two truths: one, everyone leads someone, and two, no one really feels qualified to lead anyone. Add the pressure put on us by culture to have all the answers in a world full of confusion, and you've got a recipe for reluctant leaders. Thankfully, when it comes to leading in the Bible and in life, the most qualified aren't always the most obvious. This podcast is a conversation for all of us who want to lead well but never feel like we are.New episodes are released on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month.

The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins Paul Jenkins

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Throughout the years, I've come to believe two truths: one, everyone leads someone, and two, no one really feels qualified to lead anyone. Add the pressure put on us by culture to have all the answers in a world full of confusion, and you've got a recipe for reluctant leaders. Thankfully, when it comes to leading in the Bible and in life, the most qualified aren't always the most obvious. This podcast is a conversation for all of us who want to lead well but never feel like we are.New episodes are released on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month.

    Let's Talk About How the Rhythm of Sabbath and the Reality of Family Can Help Us Discover and Use our Gifts

    Let's Talk About How the Rhythm of Sabbath and the Reality of Family Can Help Us Discover and Use our Gifts

    Do I wish I could have interviewed John Mark Comer for this episode? In my best Minnesotian accent: "You betcha!"

    But instead, we'll just settle for a John Mark quote along with some of the insights I've gained by reading and listening to quite a bit of his stuff. (And we'll work toward an interview someday down the road!!)

    Here's our TWENTIETH episode (wow!), and one of the most important ones we've done because this one is all about how to sustain a life of doing. Hint: it all starts with Sabbath rest and family acceptance. 
    Thanks for listening to The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins! Find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and be sure to read the stuff I'm writing on my blog.

    • 7 min
    Let's Talk About How to Have Something to Say When We're Given the Opportunity to Say Something

    Let's Talk About How to Have Something to Say When We're Given the Opportunity to Say Something

    If you could boil an entire year down to just one word, what would that word be?

    For me, in 2023, that word would be PROCLAIM. But as we'll discover in the episode, there are a few things that we need to do first in order to ensure that we have something to say when we're given the opportunity to say something. 

    Sure, that last sentence was a mouthful, but it'll make more sense as you listen. 
    Thanks for listening to The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins! Find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and be sure to read the stuff I'm writing on my blog.

    • 8 min
    Let's Talk About How Having the Right Tool Makes the Job Easier, and How the Master Builder Has Made Us For What He's Sent Us to Do

    Let's Talk About How Having the Right Tool Makes the Job Easier, and How the Master Builder Has Made Us For What He's Sent Us to Do

    As I learned while trying to drill holes into brick walls, a job that can be done gets frustrating fast when you try to do it with the wrong tools.

    But the moment I used the right drill bit and the right screws turned into a one-on-one  conversation with the Father about how He made the right tools for the job, and about how frustrating the Great Commission can be if we don't realize one critical truth:

    You and I were made for this!
    Thanks for listening to The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins! Find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and be sure to read the stuff I'm writing on my blog.

    • 13 min
    Let's Talk About Essential Oils, And How The Most Essential Oil Could Go A Long Way Toward Getting Us through This Election

    Let's Talk About Essential Oils, And How The Most Essential Oil Could Go A Long Way Toward Getting Us through This Election

    There are oils for everything! There is an oil to keep you from getting bitten by mosquitoes, and an oil to help you sleep. 

    Would you believe me if I told you that there's even an oil to help you get through this year's midterm elections? ("What???? Why didn't you tell me sooner??!!??")

    In Matthew 25, Jesus told a story about 10 virgins, and He showed us why 5 were wise and 5 were foolish. In this episode, let's talk about the essential oil of the Holy Spirit, and the 3 reasons why we need Him if we're going to keep pointing people to Jesus after the election results come in.
    Thanks for listening to The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins! Find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and be sure to read the stuff I'm writing on my blog.

    • 14 min
    Evan Didio talks about Witches, One Hit Wonders, Why Churches Might Not Want to go Viral, and How Little Tweaks Can Grow Your Digital Impact.

    Evan Didio talks about Witches, One Hit Wonders, Why Churches Might Not Want to go Viral, and How Little Tweaks Can Grow Your Digital Impact.

    One day, Evan DiDio decided to try an experiment with thumbnails on YouTube, and that one decision changed the trajectory of his life.

    Not only his but the millions who have seen the videos that he's helped publish on YouTube, including the witches who joined his church live stream simply because they saw a title and a thumbnail that made them curious.

    You're not surprised that God would line up an interview that included witches on the week before Halloween, are you? I'm not, either.

    If you're the media director of your organization, or you simply what to learn some tips and tricks to help you grow your digital impact, then you're going to eat this one up.

    I know I did.

    Oh, and he's totally wrong about chicken salad.

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    Thanks for listening to The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins! Find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and be sure to read the stuff I'm writing on my blog.

    • 56 min
    Let's Talk About How U2 Got it Wrong, Why We Always Find What We're Looking For, and How Embracing That Truth Will Change the People We Lead

    Let's Talk About How U2 Got it Wrong, Why We Always Find What We're Looking For, and How Embracing That Truth Will Change the People We Lead

    Back in 2005, U2 introduced the world to the catchy tune, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." On this episode of The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins, Paul explains how U2 got it wrong, and why we need to embrace the truth that we always find what we're looking for.

    Grab a Bible or Bible app, find Proverbs 11:27, and lean in for some encouragement about what to do when it seems like all you can see are the mountains and obstacles between what God promised and where you are.
    Thanks for listening to The Reluctant Leader Podcast with Paul Jenkins! Find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and be sure to read the stuff I'm writing on my blog.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Stu14145 ,

Refreshing and encouraging

This podcast should be a must for all believers, whether you consider yourself a church leader or not. As Paul mentions in the first episode, we all lead someone. Even in just these first two episodes, I already feel more willing to accept the assignments God has for me, knowing that if I give Him back what He’s put in my hand, He will do the rest. Thank you, Paul, for answering the call to this podcast.
For anyone who is not familiar with Paul, we’ve know him for many years and have seen the fruit of his life and ministry. He’s the real deal.

Release2Freedom ,

R2F

Passion simply resonates from this leader to the body of Christ! Thankful to be under his leadership at the Gathering and hear Daddy’s heart for both the believer and those that just aren’t there yet! So thankful that you are walking out the call of leadership that our heavenly Dad has called you to!

Melanie's Man ,

Timely!

Paul Jenkins is a seasoned leader who always offers a fresh perspective on all things “life”. I’m so glad he found a way to overcome his own reluctance to share with the masses his insight, wisdom, and perspective!

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