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Ministry IRL

Ministry IRL

By Patrick Weed
Join us in season two of Ministry IRL. This season we are going to focus on another aspect of ministry, one that is pretty important. Jesus in real life. Although the words of Jesus are never changing and hold a lot of weight when it comes to our beliefs as Jesus followers, there is a lot to be shared about what Jesus is doing today. Join us every Friday as we talk about Jesus in real life.
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Jesus Bourbon and Tik Tok, with special guest Pastor Alex Pasiecznik
There are so many different communities on Tik Tok, you have the home decor Tik Tok, the comedian Tik Tok, bourbon Tik Tok, and even Christian Tik Tok. What you don't always see is a strong mixture of two, typically opposite, mixed together. On this episode of Ministry IRL, I get to talk with pastor Alex Pasiecznik, also as @bibleandbourbon on Tik Tok, from Freedom church in South Carolina. Pastor Alex is very open about the fact that he loves Jesus as well as enjoys a good glass of bourbon. Join us as we get to hear his story, as well as talk about navigating the waters of being open about what he enjoys while also walking with Jesus. 
January 07, 2022
Jesus, ministry, and business, with special guest Brad Ketch
I have the wonderful opportunity to speak with Brad Ketch on this week's episode of Ministry IRL. Brad is from Portland and has personally experienced the decline and rebirth of the Rockwood area. He has served as CEO and CFO of a publicly-traded company. In 2012 Brad founded the Community Development Corporation of Oregon, which currently does business as the Rockwood CDC. We talk a lot about what it looks like to be in business while also believing in Jesus and ministering to people. I love how Brad lives in the tension of both business and ministry and is working towards creative ways to bless and grow the community of Rockwood. If you want to learn more about what he is doing check out
December 17, 2021
Inspire to worship Jesus
Pastor Kirk is such a good friend, and we really enjoy talking together about all things life and ministry. We both really enjoy getting excited about what Jesus is doing in our churches and communities, but we also enjoy a good laugh and making fun of ourselves. In this episode, we share with each other different ways that we each get ready for preaching. We talk about what in life has brought us to this point and what different things are important to each of us when it comes to how we preach. I love pastor Kirk's honest approach, and how he is able to share different times when his preaching has gone well, and others when... well it could have used improvement. I hope you enjoy listening to him as much as I do on this week's episode of Ministry IRL. 
December 10, 2021
Jesus loves & is love
Daniel Lanning is a long-standing friend and has been on the show a few times already. Daniel is the assistant pastor at Springfield Faith Center and has a wealth of knowledge about the Bible and the life of Jesus. Daniel loves Jesus and loves telling people about Jesus. As we talk about Jesus IRL it would only make sense to talk about how Jesus loves you and me in this present tense by looking at how He loved others in the past tense. Join us as we talk about Jesus IRL. 
December 03, 2021
Jesus Laughs, with special guest Carollynn Martin
It's always funny to admit that I am a 40yr old man who enjoys watching TikTok, but I love seeing the Christian community representing the love of Jesus on every social media platform. Carollynn Martin also known as Carollynn the Christian, is an amazingly funny comedian and I have the joy of having her on the show. Her skits online are hilarious and she does a great job at making you laugh while also challenging and encouraging others through her platform. Join us in this episode as we get to hear her story about finding Jesus, laugh at her great jokes, and get encouraged. It's true what the Bible says, laughter is good medicine!
November 19, 2021
Jesus of the impossible
I finally get to have my friend pastor Chris Zauner join me on the show. A man who I greatly respect and love as a dear friend. Chris is the pastor of Grace City Eugene, a husband, father, and a man who cares about people knowing who Jesus is. We talk a little about how Chris and I know each other and the start of his journey to being a pastor and church planter. We also talk about how Jesus is there when things seem impossible, and also how He is there for those who seem impossible. Join us for this episode of Ministry IRL.
November 12, 2021
Jesus is the compassion champion
Season 2 of Ministry IRL and I am so excited to start this season off with my good friend Matt Ramirez. This season we are going to talk about Jesus in real life, and in this episode, Matt and I discuss Jesus and His compassion and how that has influenced our own lives. In my opinion, Matt is a very compassionate person, we get to talk about how Jesus has been the source of that in him and why Jesus is so important to Matt. Join us as we talk about Jesus in real life here on Ministry IRL. 
November 05, 2021
Episode 034 - Ministry and Missions with Peyton Harrris
I have been blessed to have met a lot of people in my life, and Peyton Harris is one of the people that I have never forgotten. As a missionary and a temporary Bible teacher in my small high school in Kazakhstan, he had a great impact on my life. Peyton Harris has ministered in many different places around the world and continues to reach international people while now living in the US. I love his heart for people, and he has a lot of great stories about how God has revealed his plan for him and his family throughout the years. Join us in this episode as we get to see how prayer is such a big part of Peyton following the journey that God designed for him. 
September 18, 2020
Episode 033 - Worship ministry with Grace & Viktor Khoma
Life is full of twists and turns and sometimes you get to reconnect with people from your past. Grace Khoma and I both grew up in Kazakhstan and she knew my sister really well. Recently Grace has been posting some great thoughts and feelings about worship on social media and it really caught my attention, I reached out to her and her husband Viktor Khoma to come on the show and talk about their view of worship ministry. I love how much international culture has affected their views and opinions. We talk about life, ministry, worship, and family on this episode of Ministry IRL. 
September 11, 2020
Episode 032 - Balancing life & ministry with Dustin Minder
Being a husband and a father, working a 9 to 5 job, and doing youth ministry at the same time. Not to mention his wife is in ministry as well. Dustin Minder is a good friend and in this episode, we explore how difficult it can be to balance life, family, and ministry altogether. 
September 04, 2020
Episode 031 - Children's ministry with Shayna Minder
Shayna Minder is the children's director at Springfield Faith Center and has a passion to see kids know and experience the love of Jesus. She is an amazing woman, director, wife, and mother. Our families are good friends and it is a joy to see God work through her in our church. Join us as she shares part of her journey and her passion for children's ministry. 
August 28, 2020
Episode 030 - Ministry in your career, with Tina Weiss
My good friend Tina Weiss has persued ministry as a career for a long time and has been involved in well-known ministries. Today though she is not on the main stage of the church, she is in the lives of people around her in her job. Tina loves people, and she taught me a lot about how to love people well and love people as Jesus loves them. In this episode, she shares with us her journey and how God has used what she has learned from ministry to minister to those in her job. Just because you are in a more corporate job does not mean that Jesus is not using you in the lives of those around you, and Tina exemplifies this so well. She really is tweiss_as_nice! 
August 21, 2020
Episode 029 - Couples in ministry, with the Minders
There are a lot of people that do ministry, and there are a lot of couples than both do ministry. I have some good friends who both work and volunteer at our church, Springfield Faith Center. Shayna Minder is our children's director, and Dustin Minder volunteers with our youth. They join me to share some stories and talk about their experience in ministry. 
August 14, 2020
Episode 028 - Our neighbors, with Daniel Weed
No don't worry, we aren't talking bad about our neighbors. In fact, it's quite the opposite. My brother, Daniel Weed, and I have had a lot of experience living across the street from a lot of different people, in a lot of different cultures. We have been blessed by them, and love getting to know people. In this episode, we talk together about our different experiences and how being in ministry,  and missionary kids have affected our perspective on our neighbors. 
August 07, 2020
Episode 027 - Ministry & Kids, with The Shermans
The Shermans are some friends that I haven't talked to in a long time, in fact, Aaron and I have never met in person. I really love their story and their passion for kids with special needs. They join me on the show to talk about life in ministry, and what that can look like when you have kids with special needs. They also do a great job introducing good ways to interact with families that might have a kid with special needs. They are just a great couple. Join us to hear more about them, their family, and yeah they do a podcast as well. "Not your normal life"
July 31, 2020
Episode 026 - Enter Wild, with Carlos Whittaker
Carlos Whittaker is one of my favorite bloggers, social media presences, and authors. He has been dealing hope to people for a long time, and now he writes books and talks about them. If you haven't had a chance to read Enter Wild, check it out today. I had the joy of talking to Carlos about his life in ministry, his Instagram community, and most importantly about what God has done in his life. 
July 24, 2020
Episode 025 - Ministry & Burnout with Pastor Matt Ramirez
Pastor Matt Ramirez is a very good and old friend. We have done ministry in the past together, and man that was a long time ago. Pastor Matt has grown from the early days of his ministry where he really experienced the power of the holy spirit. He has always had a passion for evangelism and has had experience as a senior pastor. He did learn though that being a senior pastor isn't what God was calling him to do. Join us as we hear more of pastor Matt's story. I hope you are encouraged by this wonderful man of God. Check him out on Youtube, and Facebook. If you want a speaker with the power of the Holy Spirit, by all means, please invite him to your church. 
July 17, 2020
Episode 024 - Youth Ministry with Pastor Tony Scarcello
This week I have another one of my friends join me on the show. Pastor Tony Scarcello is the youth pastor at my church Springfield Faith Center. I really enjoy laughing with this guy, he's a great speaker and has also just finished writing his first book. In this episode, we talk about how there is no manual for kids and listen to pastor Tony share his heart on ministry. He doesn't hold back to be ready. Check it out here on Ministry IRL. 
July 10, 2020
Episode 023 - Language
Words are important! This week on Ministry IRL we talk about language and how important it is how we communicate with each other. When it comes to ministry there are a lot of outdated words that we use, but still hold a lot of important meaning to what we believe. Talking to other generations, or even other cultures can be really difficult. Let's talk about how not only are words important, but we need to communicate well in order to represent Jesus well. 
July 03, 2020
Episode 022 - My dad’s ministry in my life
This week on Ministry IRL we talk about dads, specifically my dad. I grew up as a pastor’s kid as well as a missionary kid. It wasn’t always great, but the things God did through my dad were impactful. Check him out here: John Weed 
June 26, 2020
Episode 021 - Vacation while doing ministry
It’s not easy to disconnect while doing ministry for multiple different reasons. On this episode we talk about how taking a break and disconnecting can be hard for reasons that you might not expect. Taking a vacation from what you enjoy doing is a bit more of a discipline than necessarily a desire.
June 19, 2020
Episode 020 - As long as they feel welcomed. With pastor Kirk Quinlivan
Well after a second take we were able to finally record this episode. I am so thankful for my friend Pastor Kirk who joins us in this episode. We often talk about life, ministry, and technology but in this episode, we talk about something he said that stuck out to me recently. We talk about doing our best to make people feel welcomed to church. Join me as we laugh and talk with pastor Kirk and get to hear his insights into helping people feel welcomed. 
June 12, 2020
Episode 019 - Follow Jesus no matter what!
In this episode I am joined by an old friend of mine, pastor Tim Salzarulo. It's been great to reconnect with him and get a chance to hear a little about where life has taken him since we last spent time together. He has taken his family to China, and then back to CA again. Throughout the little of his story that we get to hear, you will hear him talk about what it means to follow Jesus. Join us as we talk about what that means IRL. 
May 29, 2020
Episode 018 - Insight into ministry from an 11yr old
Join us as we take a special look at what ministry means to my 11yr old daughter. We talk about what she likes and how ministry has impacted her life. Come listen to a wonderfully innocent loving heart, my daughter Jael Weed.
May 22, 2020
Episode 017 - Not missions after, Missions NOW!
Getting to listen to a webcast about the shape of missions during Covid19 was very inspiring. Join me as we talk about not what missions will look like after this pandemic, but what it can look like now. Also here are the names of those that were on the webcast. Ruben Alvarado - http://imagodeipdx.wpengine.comBrooke Nolte Shellman - https://bridgetown.churchAshley Bell - https://cedarmill.churchChristopher Coffman - https://riverwest.orgStephanie Wieber -
May 08, 2020
Episode 016 - Pastor Joel Skinner Continued, personal connection
We continue the conversation with my friend Pastor Joel Skinner. The conversation continues about his journey with God in relationship to the LGBT community. We talk about the last area that he had to work through. Personal connection with those in this lifestyle.
May 01, 2020
Episode 015 - Pastor Joel Skinner Continued, intelligent design
We continue the conversation with my friend Pastor Joel Skinner. The conversation continues about his journey with God in relationship to the LGBT community. We talk about the second area that he had to work through. Intelligent design.
April 24, 2020
Episode 014 B - Pastor Joel Skinner Continued, what does the Bible say?
We continue the conversation with my friend Pastor Joel Skinner. The conversation continues about his journey with God in relationship to the LGBT community. We talk about the first area that he had to work through. What do we do with what the Bible says about homosexuality?
April 17, 2020
Episode 014 A - Introduction to pastor Joel Skinner
It's the first of three episodes where we get to sit and talk to my good friend Pastor Joel Skinner. This is the start of a conversation about his journey with God in relationship to the LGBT community.
April 17, 2020
Episode 013 - Easter in 2020
Let's talk just a little about what easter is going to look like this year. We also talk about some different experiences that I have had growing up overseas with easter, and how some of the history has more meaning that you might know about.
April 10, 2020
Episode 012 - In Preparation For Ministry
Bible college, personal experience, and getting exposed to ministry before you start. I share some insight into the benefits as well as areas we need to have to prepare for ministry. Pastors are more than just speakers/preachers, let alone in a smaller church. Sometimes they can play the role of every job. Let alone in days like today, let's talk about preparation for ministry.
April 03, 2020
Episode 011 - Evangelism 101
As we all work through what it means to be stuck at home and how to get through it. Many of us are also talking about what life and ministry will look like afterward when we all come back to church. Evangelism is something that has always been on my heart, and even more so now with the idea of those who do not have hope for a future or something to help them deal with fear. Let's talk about evangelism post-pandemic.
March 27, 2020
Episode 010 - Doing ministry online
These are crazy times that we live in, and there is so much going on around the world. This pandemic has hit us hard and has pushed churches into having to use tools and their creativity to minister to people. Let's talk about how churches like Springfield Faith Center are getting creative to minister to us, how this is affecting the church as a whole, and spend just a few minutes to pray together.
March 20, 2020
Episode 009 - Reaching a Community (Church Planting with Daniel Lanning)
The second in a two-part series. We sit down with Daniel Lanning again to talk in more detail about church planting and his experiences. Daniel shares some of the lessons that he learned and gives some points for those thinking about church planting. More so, Daniel gives some great stories about learning how to connect with a community, what to do and what not to do.
March 13, 2020
Episode 008 - Field of Dreams (Church Planting with Daniel Lanning)
I get the great opportunity to sit down with my good friend Daniel Lanning and talk about church planting. Daniel is willing to be vulnerable and share with us what church planting is and what it was to him. He also shares his own insight into what some of the unrealistic expectations were that he had. I'm excited that this is the first in a two-part series with Daniel talking about church planting.
March 06, 2020
Episode 007 - Choosing ministry
The process of choosing to go into a full time paid ministry takes a lot of time, stress, and consideration before jumping in. Join me as we talk about just a few things that people are considering, or have had do consider before going into a full time paid ministry.
February 28, 2020
Episode 006 - Kids growing up in ministry
Kids who grow up with parents in ministry usually go one of two ways, they love ministry or they don't. Let's talk about kids in ministry, the good and the bad. Let's talk about the importance of family and figuring out the balance between the two. Kids are so important, they are the future, let's share ideas to better raise them to love God and love people.
February 21, 2020
Episode 005 - I love money!
I am so excited to have my good friend Tyee Rilatos join me as my first guest on Ministry IRL. Having friends who are passionate about life, ministry, and even money is something that I love about my life. So why not share them with you? This is an introduction to Tyee and what he is passionate about. I hope to have him on the show again as we had a lot of fun recording this episode together!
February 14, 2020
Episode 004 - Money, Tithing, and Church!
Sharing different views and traditions from around the world can help us have a new and different view on different "normal" parts of church practice. We talk about that as well as how it can be hard to talk about tithing when it directly is how you get paid as a person in ministry.
February 07, 2020
Episode 003 - Pastor Dave Lanning
Pastor Dave Lanning was a very close friend who passed away on Mon Jan 27th, 2020. Losing a loved one is never easy, let alone while in ministry and having to serve others. Join me as I process some of my own emotions as well as talk about the additional emotions that come with dealing with the passing of a friend while in ministry.
January 31, 2020
Episode 002 - Can you trust anyone?
Join me, Patrick Weed, in another episode of ministry in real life. In this episode we talk about why it is hard for people in ministry to be open. What are some of the good reason, and what are some of the bad. Tune in as we talk about that, and share with each other what God is teaching us as we do this thing called “ministry”.
January 24, 2020
Episode 001 - An introduction
Join me, Patrick Weed, in our first episode of ministry in real life. Listen in as I talk about the purpose of this podcast and how I hope that God will encourage you as we talk about life, and life in ministry. I share a little about myself, and how different parts of my life, while in ministry, have affected and helped me grow. Stay tuned for more, as we talk about how God grows and leads us in our life while we do this thing called "ministry".
January 17, 2020