In The Trenches Church Planting Podcast

Ministry Burnout: What It Is And How To Avoid It

An episode of In The Trenches Church Planting Podcast

By Jared Huntley & Matt Hess
A Podcast by everyday church planters for everyday church planters. This podcast is for lead church planters, people on church planting teams, or for anyone who just loves church planting! If you are in the trenches taking the Gospel into the darkest places in North America, then this podcast is for you!

Jared Huntley (Oshawa, Ontario) and Matt Hess (Pickering, Ontario) are average, everyday planters with the North American Mission Board who want to share what they are learning, with some fun stories along the way! They aren't "experts", but they are passionate about church planting and chur
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"My Church Planting Model Is Better Than Yours"
Perhaps nothing gets debated more than church planting models. Is there one model that’s better than all the others? Are all church planting models biblical? Is there just ONE church planting model that’s biblical? That's what Matt & Jared are unpacking in this week's episode!  Make sure to check out the NEW website!  https://getinthetrenches.com/  Also, sign up for our weekly e-mail so that you can be the first to get new episodes and blog posts! When you sign up, you will also unlock our FREE e-book "30 Of The Best Quotes For Church Planters", a curation of 30 of our favourite church plant quotes!  We’d love to hear feedback! Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@fellowshiposhawa.com Head to http://www.thefellowships.ca to learn more about what Matt & Jared are up to in Canada with their church planting organization, the Fellowships Network.
1:04:25
February 11, 2019
How To Run A Good Core Team Meeting
You only get so much time during the week with your core team or staff. Most church planters struggle to really maximize and get the most out of that time. So how can you be more efficient and run productive meetings that get the most out of the team you have? That's what Jared & Matt tackle in this week's episode!  Make sure to check out the NEW website!  https://getinthetrenches.com/  Also, sign up for our weekly e-mail so that you can be the first to get new episodes and blog posts! When you sign up, you will also unlock our FREE e-book "30 Of The Best Quotes For Church Planters", a curation of 30 of our favourite church plant quotes!  We’d love to hear feedback! Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@fellowshiposhawa.com Head to http://www.thefellowships.ca to learn more about what Matt & Jared are up to in Canada with their church planting organization, the Fellowships Network.
49:04
February 4, 2019
Part 2 - 10 Things Church Planters Say (That They Shouldn't)
This is part two of a two part episode! For The first 5 things that church planters say (that they shouldn't), check out last week's episode! There are all sorts of lies that pastors and church planters tell themselves that they shouldn't. This week, Matt and Jared cover five of the ten things that church planters say that they shouldn't!  "People just don't want the Gospel here. The soil is too hard" "I don't have any leaders in my church"  "If God were really blessing our church we would have grown more by now"  "We need to focus heavily on evangelism leading up to our launch"  "I'm not going to preach on controversial issues" Make sure to check out the NEW website!  https://getinthetrenches.com/  Also, sign up for our weekly e-mail so that you can be the first to get new episodes and blog posts! When you sign up, you will also unlock our FREE e-book "30 Of The Best Quotes For Church Planters", a curation of 30 of our favourite church plant quotes!  We’d love to hear feedback! Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@fellowshiposhawa.com Head to http://www.thefellowships.ca to learn more about what Matt & Jared are up to in Canada with their church planting organization, the Fellowships Network.
52:17
January 28, 2019
10 Things Church Planters Say (That They Shouln't) Part 1
There are all sorts of lies that pastors and church planters tell themselves that they shouldn't. In part 1, Matt and Jared cover five of the ten things that church planters say that they shouldn't!  "I don't need a mentor or coach because God has already given me a clear vision"  "People aren't coming back to our church because our worship is poor/ we don't have our own building / etc"  "Our church would grow if we could hire some more full time staff"  "When we reach 'X' number in attendance or 'X' number in our budget we will plant a church"  "My church is only going to reach the lost, it's not for believers."  Make sure to check out the NEW website!  https://getinthetrenches.com/  Also, sign up for our weekly e-mail so that you can be the first to get new episodes and blog posts! When you sign up, you will also unlock our FREE e-book "30 Of The Best Quotes For Church Planters", a curation of 30 of our favourite church plant quotes!  We’d love to hear feedback! Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@fellowshiposhawa.com Head to http://www.thefellowships.ca to learn more about what Matt & Jared are up to in Canada with their church planting organization, the Fellowships Network.
42:14
January 21, 2019
Ministry Burnout: What It Is And How To Avoid It
Ministry burnout has become more and more common over the past several decades. In this week's episode Matt & Jared discuss the difference between burnout and just simply being tired, the signs of ministry burnout, how to avoid ministry burnout, and what to do if you or someone you know is in the midst of ministry burnout.  “When we lose all sense of motivation, perhaps because we’ve derived it for too long from the wrong things, we may be in a state of pastoral burnout. The wind that used to fill our sails has faded away. The love of Christ has become an empty idea. The promises of God and the edification of the church feel distant. The things that used to push us out of bed in the morning just don’t push us anymore.” - John Henderson HELP US spread the word about In The Trenches! Head over to iTunes and subscribe to our podcast and then leave us a written review! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-trenches/id1372585523 OR subscribe and leave a review on Google Play! https://play.google.com/music/m/Io2allwcg3pxknbdshk44uj4ruu?t=In_The_Trenches_Church_Planting_Podcast We’d love to hear feedback! Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@fellowshiposhawa.com Head to http://www.thefellowships.ca to learn more about what Matt & Jared are up to in Canada with their church planting organization, the Fellowships Network.
52:32
January 14, 2019
Why We Need More Women Involved In Church Planting And How To Make It Happen
If women aren't being equipped to be sent out as a part of church planting teams then we are leaving half of our missions force behind! To kick off season 2 Matt & Jared talk about why we need to do a better job of equipping women for leadership on church planting teams and how to make it happen. HELP US spread the word about In The Trenches! Head over to iTunes and subscribe to our podcast and then leave us a written review! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-trenches/id1372585523 OR subscribe and leave a review on Google Play! https://play.google.com/music/m/Io2allwcg3pxknbdshk44uj4ruu?t=In_The_Trenches_Church_Planting_Podcast We’d love to hear feedback! Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@fellowshiposhawa.com Head to http://www.thefellowships.ca to learn more about what Matt & Jared are up to in Canada with their church planting organization, the Fellowships Network. Episode Teaser How can you get women more involved in your ministry?  Talk about it!  Make the same training available to women as you do to men Delegate responsibility to women Increase visibility  APEST team church planting focus  Listen to the episode for details! 
46:58
January 7, 2019
Five Things That Can Derail Any Ministry (Part 2)
5 things that can derail any ministry or church plant
41:41
December 27, 2018
Five Things That Can Derail Any Ministry (Part 1)
This week, Matt & Jared talk about 5 things that can derail any church plant.
37:26
December 17, 2018
[Ryan Sidhom] Dying To Restart: How New Churches Can Help Raise Dying Ones
An incredible case study of how church planting and church revitalization can work in conjunction to plant healthy churches in cities across North America.
42:00
December 10, 2018
Maximizing The Christmas Season To Reach The Lost
Matt & Jared discuss Christmas outreach ideas, “Do’s and Dont’s” for your Christmas Eve service, and more in this week’s episode!
37:15
December 3, 2018
Planting Churches With APEST Teams
Should we do away with the lead pastor title and plant churches with APEST teams?
52:28
November 26, 2018
The Kind Of Praying You Need To Do To Reach Your City
The most productive thing a Christian can do with his or her time is pray. This is especially true for church planters who are in the trenches engaged in spiritual warfare.
57:09
November 19, 2018
Character: What God Is Looking For In A Church Planter
The guys sit down with Kesavan Balasingham to spend time talking about how to spot and develop character in a church planter.
38:03
November 12, 2018
How God Has Used a Former Addict to Start a Ministry That’s Baptized Hundreds
Joshua Harris shares how God delivered him from cocaine addiction and then called him to start a ministry dedicated to reaching men just like him
37:36
November 5, 2018
How To Stop Being Terrible At Time Management
How can church planters & pastors cut down on the chaos and be more effective with their time?
48:48
October 29, 2018
House Churches In High Rises And Persevering In Hard Soil
In this episode, we talked to Curtis about specific ways he’s reaching his high rise complex through an incarnational approach and then shifted to discussing how to push through and persevere in very hard soil.
42:31
October 22, 2018
[Colby Garman] Multiplication & Dealing With 'Failure' In Church Planting
Matt & Jared talked with Colby about multiplying with limited resources, creating a culture where your entire congregation is on board with planting as many churches as possible, and how to encourage a church planter whose church doesn't make it.
46:24
October 15, 2018
Creating a Culture of Evangelism In Your Church
How can you make evangelism as natural as breathing for your church?
56:47
October 8, 2018
How Do You Know When God Is Calling You To Leave Your Church Plant?
This week Jared and Matt interviewed Scott Ridenour about his journey from planting a church to being called to hand off his church plant to the next pastor.
49:34
October 1, 2018
Getting The Right People To Join Your Core Team
This week Matt and Jared talk about the pitfalls and challenges of putting together and developing a church planting core team.
53:57
September 24, 2018
[Darryl Dash] Planting Churches Without Losing Your Joy
The rigours of church planting can make what should be a joyful process burdensome. This week we talked to Darryl about how to avoid this by applying the Gospel to all of your life.
42:01
September 17, 2018
Marketing In Church Planting: Yes or No?
What place does marketing have if you are church planting to reach unchurched people? That's this week's topic!
47:49
September 10, 2018
What To Do In Preparation For Your Launch
Matt & Jared talk about preview services and a checklist of things to remember as you head towards launching weekly public worship gatherings
50:15
September 4, 2018
How To Find A Mentor and How To Be A Mentor
Matt & Jared talk about the value of having a mentor, the characteristics of a good mentor, and how to find a mentor if you don't have one.
47:24
August 27, 2018
What Do You Do When You And Your Wife Are Doing Everything?
Matt and Jared talk about what to do when you find yourself doing everything
46:24
August 13, 2018
[JEFF CHRISTOPHERSON] The Kingdom of God: When Jesus Gets His Way
This week the guys talk to Jeff Christopherson, author of Kingdom Matrix and Kingdom First and the President of Church Planting for the SBC's Send Network.
52:17
August 6, 2018
[MICAH MILLICAN] Maintaining Spiritual & Emotional Health In Ministry
This week, Jared and Matt interviewed Micah Millican, the Senior Director of Planter Development at the North American Mission Board
38:41
July 30, 2018
Church Discipline: Why and How To Do It
This week we’re talking about that thing nobody ever wants to talk about: Church discipline!
53:03
July 23, 2018
Outreach Events That Produce Lasting Fruit
Matt and Jared talk about their experiences doing outreach events and then discuss some strategies for putting on events that will produce lasting fruit.
45:16
July 16, 2018
Matt & Jared Interview Their Wives
In this week’s episode, Matt and Jared interview their their wives, Arrica and Jen, to discuss the role and perspective of being a church planter’s wife.
48:38
July 9, 2018
[Mac Lake] How To Develop Leaders
Matt & Jared interview church planting veteran Mac Lake, who now equips church planters across North America to develop leaders.
45:22
July 2, 2018
Lessons We've Learned About Small Groups
Every planter and pastor knows small groups are important, but few things can be more frustrating than getting our people to commit to them! In this episode we talked about some of the lessons we’ve learned when it comes to starting healthy & multiplying small groups
37:11
June 25, 2018
How To Craft & Communicate Effective Vision & Mission Statements
A big, God-sized vision and a clear and compelling mission statement can help get everyone in your church on the same page and get more people involved. Matt & Jared discuss what a great vision and mission statement looks like and how to craft them!
44:45
June 18, 2018
[PEYTON JONES Interview] Apostolic Church Planting & The Holy Spirit
Peyton Jones, author of Church Zero and Reaching the Unreached, joins the show to talk about apostolic church planting and dependency on the Holy Spirit in missions and church planting
52:28
June 11, 2018
[Thi Mitsamphanh] How To Reach Refugees & Immigrants
Matt & Jared interview Thi Mitsamphanh to discuss how churches in North America can effectively reach the growing number of immigrants and refugees
45:48
June 4, 2018
Church Planting Is What You Do, Not Who You Are
Matt & Jared talk about the greatest threat to every church planter: Placing your identity in ministry success
36:35
May 28, 2018
[Part 2] Discipleship Pathways That Work w/ Seba Vazquez
Matt & Jared talk to Seba about how to implement a discipleship culture in your church and then tackle some common questions and frustrations pastors have surrounding discipleship
35:12
May 21, 2018
[Seba Vazquez] Discipleship Pathways That Work
In part 1 of this 2 part interview, Matt and Jared interview Seba Vasquez to talk about how to implement a discipleship pathway that will get more people in your church participating in discipleship.
34:45
May 14, 2018
Preaching In An Unchurched Context
What are some best practices for preaching in an unchurched context? Matt & Jared talk about the nuances of preaching to unchurched people, the sermon preparation process, expository vs topical sermons, and more!
47:58
May 7, 2018
Dealing With Disappointment & Difficult People
In ministry, new believers will fall away, key leaders will leave, and attacks will come from within & without. In this episode, Matt & Jared talk practical ways you can prepare for & react to conflict, criticism, and disappointment.
34:24
May 2, 2018
How To Have Healthy Church Planting Partnerships
Matt & Jared discuss how to cultivate good relationships between supporting churches and church plants.
33:00
April 29, 2018
No Shortcuts: You Must Practice Evangelism
Church planting IS evangelism. Matt & Jared discuss the central task of evangelism in church planting & give practical tools to effectively reach the lost.
45:03
April 23, 2018
Loneliness In Church Planting
Jared Huntley and Matt Hess discuss the cause & effect of loneliness in ministry & what can be done about it.
31:24
April 15, 2018
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