Skip to main content
Practical(ly) Pastoring

Practical(ly) Pastoring

By Practically Pastoring
A podcast by pastors for pastors who want to share ideas, become better shepherds and have a good time with friends.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

The Great Resignation in the Church w/ Matt Steen | #057
This week we sat down with Matt Steen, the cofounder of Chemistry staffing, and talked about how the great resignation is affecting the church and what churches can do about it. We also talk about that Mike Todd illustration that was super gross. CCN: Mike Todd takes illustration too far - https://bit.ly/3FB1yIv Subsequent apology video - https://bit.ly/3GxpUEp  Resources from Chemistry Staffing: https://chemistrystaffing.com/matt-steen https://www.chemistrystaffing.com/when-to-leave/ https://www.chemistrystaffing.com/before-you-go/ Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:21:38
January 17, 2022
How do you memorize your sermons? | #056
This week the guys chat about Dave Ramsey not feeling bad about raising rent and how to memorize your sermon when preaching. CCN: Dave Ramsey doesn’t feel bad about raising rent - https://bit.ly/31K4Wmx Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:04:60
January 10, 2022
The Stories We Missed | #055
We kick off 2022 by catching up on the stories we missed while on break. We also announced the winner of the free registration for the Practically Pastoring Conference.  Stories: NASA hired 35 theologians to study human reaction to aliens - https://bit.ly/3eOcEPC Punches thrown in the front row during a pastor's sermon - https://bit.ly/3FQXQLH John MacArthur calls for pastors to preach about sexual morality on January 16 - https://bit.ly/3ESSe2p Trump at First Baptist Dallas - https://bit.ly/3FTokfR Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
44:53
January 03, 2022
Kids Ministry with Emily Gould | #054
In today's episode, we sit down with Emily Gould, the Kids Ministry Director of Epikos Church. We talk about spiritual formation and not treating the Childrens Ministry as childcare. We also have a great chat about recruiting and keeping volunteers. We also talk about the church in the metaverse. CCN: Craig Groeschel leads two people to Christ in the metaverse - https://bit.ly/33h6vc0 Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Get in touch with Emily at: Emily@epikos.org Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:10:56
December 13, 2021
Small Groups & Discipleship with Adam Mollica | #053
In today's episode, the guys sit down with Adam Mollica. He is the small groups pastor at Epikos Church in Milwaukee, WI. We talk about why small groups is the main form of discipleship at his church, how to create in-house curriculum, and how to engage folks from different spiritual backgrounds. We also talk about the mysterious money found in Joel Osteen’s wall. CCN: Plumber discovers money in wall of Joel Osteen’s church - https://bit.ly/3IlR0Q9 Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Get in touch with Adam at: mollica@epikos.org A Spirituality of Fundraising (Henri Nouwen Spirituality) by Henri J.M. Nouwen - https://amzn.to/336ndef Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:13:05
December 06, 2021
Christmas Planning | #052
In today's episode, the guys talk about their Christmas plans and ministering to those in prison. CCN: Supreme Court Considers Slippery Slope of Death Penalty Prayer - https://bit.ly/3CitwHA Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
55:20
November 15, 2021
Are All Pastors Narcissists? | #051
In today's episode, the guys talk about the connection between narcissism and being a pastor. They also share some of their favorite books they have been reading. CCN: The Iceberg of Narcissism in Pastoral Leadership - https://bit.ly/3mUbxT8 Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
44:31
November 08, 2021
Episode 50! | #050
We have hit 50 episodes of the Practically Pastoring Podcast! We answer your questions and talk church security. CCN: Brawl at the alter - https://bit.ly/3EDOIcG Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:01:16
November 02, 2021
Your Congregation Is Lonely | #049
In today's episode, the guys talk about a Christianity Today article that discusses the loneliness of your people. We also chat about the tech that makes Sunday mornings happen! CCN: The Riddle of Church Loneliness - https://bit.ly/30YJvxs Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:06:36
October 26, 2021
Facebook Trolls and Serving | #048
In today's episode, the guys hear from Abby Burg and her amazing summer camp story, we talk about the Relevant Magazine article claiming that many of the large Christian Facebook Pages are ran by foreign troll farms, and discuss what serving looks like in the current season of ministry. CCN: In 2019, Almost All of Facebook’s Top Christian Pages Were Run By Foreign Troll Farms - https://bit.ly/3ACnYXC   Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
49:31
October 11, 2021
Preaching and Summer Camp Memories | #047
The guys in today's episode answered the questions from the voicemails of Jim Fershee and Max Venturo. We talk about our favorite camp memories and tips for a first-time preacher.  Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
37:49
October 04, 2021
Fancy Bibles with Tim Wildsmith #046
In today's episode, we sit down with Tim Wildsmith, the creator of the Bible Review Blog (https://www.biblereviewblog.com). Tim shares his knowledge, love, and expertise on Bibles and gives practical advice for pastors on how to pick their next bible. The guys also talk about the five things that are frustrating Gen Z Christians, and we are also very hype about the Practically Pastoring Conference. CCN: 5 Things that frustrate Gen Z Christians - https://bit.ly/3EXAQuC Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - https://PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:07:30
September 29, 2021
Hockey, Hillsong, and Hypothetical Questions | #045
In today's episode, we talk about hockey for a bit too long, we discuss Brian Houston stepping down from the boards at Hillsong Church, and talk about the fun questions people ask pastors.  Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - PracticallyPastoringConference.com
59:00
September 22, 2021
Go on a vacation. | #044
In today's episode, we answer a listener's question about vacations. We talk about Greg Locke getting banned from Twitter. We also ask Andrew about COVID recovery.  Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:02:04
September 15, 2021
Why is everyone mad at you? | #043
In today's episode, we talk about conversations we dreaded entering into and why everyone is mad at their pastor right now. Listen everywhere at PracticallyPastoring.com Practically Pastoring Conference - PracticallyPastoringConference.com
01:08:02
August 30, 2021
Parenting, Afghanistan, and a Conference | #042
In Today's episode, we hear from Nathan from Appleton, WI with his question about the biggest struggles we face regarding pastoring and parenting. We also discuss an article from the Gospel Coalition about the Taliban. CCN: 9 Things You Should Know About the Taliban - https://bit.ly/3gsiRSj All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
52:29
August 23, 2021
Culture differences and Joshua Harris | #041
In Today's episode, we hear from Jared in Ocala, Florida with his question about serving in a church whose culture is different than the community it sits in. We also discuss an article by Carl Trueman on Joshua Harris. CCN: Josh Harris's message remains the same. - https://bit.ly/3yR0sG0 All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:03:23
August 16, 2021
Volunteers, Camp, and Communications
In Today's episode, we give our best tips and thoughts on how to recruit volunteers. The clergy cliff notes involve three youth camp stories that talk about super-spreaders to scary finds in the woods.  CCN:  Christian Summer Camp Turns Into Nationwide Superspreader Nightmare - https://bit.ly/3lNLVHx Evangelist dies of COVID just 25 days after preaching at a huge Baptist youth camp - https://bit.ly/2VG1ypN Emotionally stable students are excited about the color war! - https://bit.ly/3lNEBMb All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:10:18
August 09, 2021
Driscoll, Guest Preaching, & Object Lessons | #039
The boys talk about guest preaching both as the preacher and as the host church. We also talk about what we have been learning from the new Mars Hill Podcast from Christianity Today.  CCN: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill: https://bit.ly/3ltdKEP  All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:00:45
August 02, 2021
Criticism | #038
No one is above critique. However, not all criticism is equal. The guys talk about this and more on today's episode of Practically Pastoring.  CCN: 3 Signs Your Church Is in a Bubble and 3 Tips for Popping It (TGC)- https://bit.ly/3ioX4Ly All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:10:32
July 20, 2021
Church Check-In | #037
In this week's episode of Practically Pastoring, the guy's check-in with how church has been going since the covid restrictions have been raised in our cities. We also talk about how Ken Ham is making The Tower of Babel in Kentucky.  CCN: The Latest Biblical Attraction: The Tower of Babel - https://bit.ly/3k8R5Nr  All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
59:35
July 12, 2021
Pastor Like A Lady with Emily Clark | #036
In today’s episode, we sit down with Emily Clark. Emily is the lead pastor of a church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She shares her calling into ministry, the complexities of being an ordained woman in ministry, and her relationship with her male (and complementarian) peers.  The guys also discuss plagiarism in preaching and all the new additions to each of the guy's families. CCN: New SBC President Ed Litton apologizes for using JD Greear sermon quotes without credit - https://bit.ly/2V2rqvi  Watch a side by side comparison of the alleged plagiarized sermon: https://youtu.be/l6PJNfbIuS4  Connect With Emily: https://twitter.com/emilynclark Our DYM Links Frank - https://bit.ly/2TDNj3Q  Tim & Andrew - https://bit.ly/3dOByhX Delmar - https://bit.ly/2V2saR6 All the other links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:25:12
July 06, 2021
Church Jobs and Coaching with David Miller | #035
In today’s episode, we sit down with David Miller. He is the vice president of coaching at Slingshot Group. He has helped pastors from across the country find jobs and has helped churches find great candidates. He is also the author of Improv Leadership. A book to help leadership teams master key principles of coaching to improve and better their organization. The guys also discuss the recent situation between MLB player Ben Zobrist and his pastor. We also discuss the merits of canceling your services for July 4th. CCN: Ben Zobrist lawsuit alleges his pastor had an affair with his wife Julianna and defrauded the former Chicago Cubs player’s charity (Chicago Tribune) - https://bit.ly/3joYpnU  Connect With David: http://Slingshotgroup.org http://improvleadershipbook.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ImDavidMiller https://twitter.com/ImDavidMiller All the other links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:30:17
June 28, 2021
Shepherding The Sick | #034
In this week's episode of Practically Pastoring the guys talk about hospital visits and pastoring people whose health is declining. We also discuss an article from TGC about Pride Month. In that, Frank shares how he ended up at a drag queen restaurant, and Andrew shares how he went to his first pride parade in 2019. Stick around to the end to hear some exciting personal news from Delmar. Resources: Theology in the Raw Podcast by Preston Sprinkle - https://bit.ly/3fZfh2b Embodied by Preston Sprinkle - https://bit.ly/2T996zA Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry - https://amzn.to/34ZnMUW A conversation about pastoral care (YouTube) - https://bit.ly/3pxu8UE   All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:23:12
June 08, 2021
Church Planting During A Pandemic With Brian Lucas | #033
In today’s episode, we sit down with Brian Lucas. Former Youth Pastor turned Church Planter in Northern Nevada who is planting a church during a pandemic. The guys also discuss the things you should consider before you resign from your church. For The Church - Pastor, You Probably Need To Quit - https://bit.ly/3h1L17Q Follow Brian Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/itsbrianlucas/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/itsBrianLucas Twitter - https://twitter.com/ItsBrianLucas Pax Church - https://paxchristian.church/ All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
46:37
May 31, 2021
Vision Casting & Giving | #032
In today’s episode, we answer your questions from the Facebook Group. Vision casting post-pandemic, declining budgets, awkward pastor transitions, and our faith heroes. The guys also discuss the current state of Hillsong Church. The Today Show - Hillsong Founder Breaks Silence on Scandals Surrounding Carl Lentz - https://bit.ly/2QSScET  All the links at http://PracticallyPastoring.com
01:08:47
May 26, 2021
Ashley Bohinc On Singleness In Ministry | #031
In today’s episode, we chat with Ashley Bohinc. She is the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange, Speaker, and Executive Director of Carry117. She candidly and courageously discussed what it is like to be single and in ministry and encourage those on staff at churches on how to love, lead, and care for their single brothers and sisters. The guys also discuss an article about what life after reopening could look like.  CCN: Insights after six months of being open (Unseminary) - https://bit.ly/3hxJQgL  Follow Ashley: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleymariebohinc/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyBohinc  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.bohinc  Please send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:14:39
May 17, 2021
8 Hours or Less (Practically Reviews) | #030
Today’s episode is the Facebook Live we had in our Practically Pastoring Facebook Group. We review Ryan Huguley’s book: 8 Hours or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster Get the Book: https://amzn.to/3vUo5f1  Watch the live video recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LGAxVV2w8F8 Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:02:58
May 10, 2021
KB Says Everything We Want To Say | #029
In today’s episode, we sit down with rapper KB and talk about the urban context, racism, and politics. It is a great conversation with a great man. The guys on the pod talk about deconstruction. CCN: Deconstruct Your Culture, Not Your Faith (TGC) - https://bit.ly/3xIUrv6   Follow KB: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kb_hga/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KB_HGA Southside Rabbi: https://lnk.to/southsiderabbi Native Supply: https://native.supply/ Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:07:16
May 03, 2021
Practically Sunday Cool | #028
In Today’s episode, 80% of the guys are together in person in the Sunday Cool studios in Florida. We talk about a recent clip from Michael Todd where he shares a not-so-great illustration of the Trinity and we interview Andy and Josh aka Cool Carll. The two men behind the viral videos coming from the company that makes really great T-shirts for churches, Sunday Cool Links: Michael Todd x 3 Forms/Still God - https://bit.ly/3nBKvyH St Patrick’s Bad Analogies by Lutheran Satire - https://bit.ly/3vu9MOe Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
43:24
April 28, 2021
Future of Online Church | #027
In Today’s episode, we talk about the future of online church at our churches and what we hope to see in the future. We also chat about the relationship between the Atlanta spa shooter and his church. Links: Crabapple FBC Statement - https://www.crabapplefbc.org/ Should Online Church Continue: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/should-online-church-continue/ Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:02:53
March 23, 2021
Church Networks & Denominations | #026
In Today’s episode, we talk about covenants, alliances, and how they are not about some cool sci-fi movie about aliens. We also talk about some pastors who got in a lot of trouble for what they said on stage recently. Clergy Cliff Notes: Relevant Magazine Article (Women these Days aren’t hot enough) - https://www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/heres-a-pastor-just-preaching-a-sermon-about-how-women-these-days-arent-hot-enough Sons of Anarchy Pastor thinks our nation is being run by a bunch of Pu**ies - https://twitter.com/Ameen_HGA/status/1367143761323708420 Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:04:28
March 09, 2021
The Gospel-Driven Church (Practically Reviews) | #025
Today’s episode is the Facebook Live we had in our Practically Pastoring Facebook Group. We review Jared C. Wilson’s book: The Gospel-Driven Church. Get the Book: https://amzn.to/3kzJLsp Watch the live video recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LGAxVV2w8F8 Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:04:58
March 01, 2021
First Time Guests | #024
In Today’s episode, we talk about canceled Canadians and first-time visitors to your church. We also celebrate Delmar’s, new baby! Clergy Cliff Notes: TGC - What You Need to Know About the Arrest of Pastor James Coates - https://bit.ly/3sg2gVg Sponsor: Sanctify Journal - https://www.wreckedwretch.com/journal Tools: DiscountMugs.com - https://www.discountmugs.com/ StickerMule - http://bit.ly/2Nv6Tv3 Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:03:04
February 23, 2021
Sunday Service Disruptions | #023
In Today’s episode, we talk about how we navigate the disruptions that we could face on a Sunday morning service. We also discuss the findings in the Ravi Zacharias situation. We also chat about why Jeff has a “church boat” he had to sell and got in trouble for it. Clergy Cliff Notes: CT - Ravi Zacharias Hid Hundreds of Pictures of Women, Abuse During Massages, and a Rape Allegation - https://bit.ly/3rV89XO Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group. Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
59:43
February 16, 2021
What To Ask At A New Church | #022
In Today’s episode, we talk about Flame’s (Christian Rapper) new album and the theological questions it raises. We also answer a question from the practically community on what questions to ask when you are in an interview. Clergy Cliff Notes: Flame’s New Album: https://bit.ly/3aPDx2Z Ryan Reeves Youtube Channel: https://bit.ly/3e3mtbg Books: Know The Heretics - https://amzn.to/36XmbAp Know The Creeds and Counsels - https://amzn.to/3tETz8B Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:18:30
February 09, 2021
Preparing for Pastoral Ministry | # 021
In Today’s episode, we answer a listener’s question about preparing for pastoral ministry. We also talk about expectations pastors should have when speaking on current events. We touch the Reddit/Gamestop/Wall Street situation and what sloths have to do with christian persecution. Clergy Cliff Notes: TGC - Expect Less (And More) of Your Pastor in Addressing Current Events: https://bit.ly/2Mj8Kng Twitter - Pastor on MSNBC uses the parable of the rich fool as a reason for the Reddit/Gamestop situation: https://bit.ly/3oDlphN YouTube - Kids lesson about sloths takes a hard turn about Christian Persecution: https://bit.ly/2MNMH7L Favorite Amazon Purchases: Tim - https://amzn.to/3tdfZhb Jeff - https://amzn.to/3cwcYSZ Andrew - https://amzn.to/3cvOQQs Delmar - https://bit.ly/3aq0FoD Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:18:38
February 02, 2021
Church Discipline | #020
In Today’s episode, we discuss the difficult but necessary process of Church Discipline. We also talk about ministering to people who are in different life stages than yourself. We also have a discussion on what public confession and repentance look like in our churches. Clergy Cliff Notes: TGC - 3 Things Single Parents Wish You  Knew: https://bit.ly/36c8LQl CT - Failed Trump Prophecies Offer a Lesson in Humility: https://bit.ly/2M2QsX7 RN - SBC president JD Greear’s church launches inquiry into past actions of Bryan Loritts: https://bit.ly/2LUrrNV Send us a message and be on the show: https://anchor.fm/practicallypastoring/message Join our book club! Get the info by joining our Facebook Group Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/
01:12:12
January 25, 2021
New Year, Still Pastoring | #019
In Today’s episode, we discuss if pastors should make statements after national events, how to not be a tyrant as a boss, and loving Jesus like Mr. T. We also share our 2021 Goals and our hopes for our ministry year. Clergy Cliff Notes: Capitol rioters made a mockery of Christian values: https://cnn.it/2LMSAlJ  What it is like to work for Dave Ramsey: https://bit.ly/3qCrfS5  Mr. T Really Loves Jesus: https://bit.ly/35Vcamu Podcast Recommendations: Southside Rabbi - "Capitol Under Siege: A Christian Distinctive": https://spoti.fi/3sCrXR3 Holy Post Podcast - "Was the Capitol Attack a Christian Insurrection?": https://bit.ly/3sMqEPE  Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/ Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring
01:05:31
January 18, 2021
Christmas | #018
In Today’s episode we talk extensively about the updated restrictions across the country with the rise COVID cases. We chat about the firing of Carl Lentz and Paula White invoking African angels to save the election. We all share all of our Christmas plans for our main segment and announce that we are taking a break until the new year.
01:30:28
November 17, 2020
Pastoring After The Election | #017
In Today’s episode we have a candid conversation about the election, our concerns, and our prayers for our people. We also talk about our first time visitors process and church attendance. We close our time discussing what we are going to gift our wives for Christmas.
01:26:46
November 02, 2020
What is a campus pastor? | #016
In Today’s episode Jeff and Andrew grill Frank and Delmar about what they do as campus pastors. We also chat about our personal devotion times and what does ministry look like during COVID. We also share about our favorite after church meals.
01:22:25
October 27, 2020
Preaching | #015
Today’s episode is all about Preaching. We talk about our best preaching tips as well as our weekly prep habits. We also talk about the value of a preaching team and the unique world of preaching to people in masks.
01:38:33
October 20, 2020
Pastoral Counseling | #014
You are going to want to take notes. We have Jeff’s father-in-law, Dr. Dennis Cox, sit in on the show. Dr. Cox is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Trinity College of Florida. He is a church planter, pastor, professor, and a professional counselor. The man knows his stuff. He shares his decades of wisdom with us in today’s show as we discuss emotional intelligence and other practical pastoral counseling questions. We also chat about our favorite Chick-Fil-A sauces. It is a broad show. We think you will like it.
01:19:14
October 12, 2020
Bonus Episode: Thinking Outside the Box For Online Church w/ Josh Fuentes
Online church is a part of our rhythm whether we like it or not. Josh Fuentes has some creative ideas and insights about online church that we should all check out in this bonus episode.
25:10
October 05, 2020
Pastor Side Hustles | #013
The guys talk about pastor side hustles, what to do when you get fired, and the truth about church attendance in the time of covid. The guys also have a lively conversation about pumpkin spiced foods and beverages.
01:08:28
September 29, 2020
How To Avoid Burnout | #012
We sit down with our friend James Sabin to chat about the signs of burnout, how to deal with burnout when you are in it, and how to fight against it. We chat about a pdf that is making the rounds about how to have civil discourse in the church about politics. We also discuss a very practical article on how to handle conflict.
01:34:28
September 22, 2020
When 2 Go | #011
There is no episode that we have laughed harder than this one. We have a special guest pastor sit in the show with us. He didn’t know any of us, he had never heard of the show, and we reached out to him because of a Tik Tok he made. You will want to hear his story. We also chat about when we know it is time to leave a church. We reflect on the popular article that made the rounds about the six reasons your pastor is thinking about quitting. We also have a great question of the day we want to hear from you.
01:16:40
September 14, 2020
Bonus Episode: Pastoral Care Convo w/ Nathan Falco
How do you walk into the room with someone who just found out he has cancer? How to you walk someone through terminal illness? How do you minister to a grieving family? It's not easy, but it is our calling. In today's episode hospice chaplain, Nathan Falco, gives solid pastoral care wisdom.
01:02:43
September 08, 2020
Creating Change In An Established Church | #010
When you are a leader, change is hard. When you are a young leader in an older established church, change is really hard. We talk about it. We also talk about healthy living as a pastors and discuss the elephant in the room: weight loss. We also discuss Pence’s RNC speech and how he remixed a passage in Hebrews. We close the show answering the controversial question, “Does pineapple belong on pizza?”
01:24:36
September 01, 2020
Characteristics Of A Church That Doesn’t Decline | #009
The guys discuss a popular Carey Nieuwhof about the kinds of churches that will decline over the next five years. We also discuss some tips on how to do pre-marital counseling. We have a lengthy discussion about a devotional Lifeway backed out of publishing and what that teaches us when it comes to authority and relating to folks older than us. We close the show by talking about some of our favorite collections.
01:37:12
August 25, 2020
Ministry and Family Balance| #008
The guys talk about balancing the needs in the ministry with the needs in their homes. There are some really good gems in this conversation. We also discuss a study that claims most American church goers don’t actually believe in the gospel. We also share our thoughts on the recent firing of Wheaton College’s chaplain. We close the show by talking about our the craziest things people in our church have told us.
01:32:26
August 18, 2020
When A Member Leaves | #007
We have our friend Jeff Bachman sitting with us today. Jeff is the Life Groups and Online Campus Pastor at Harbor Point Church in San Juan Capistrano, California. The guys talk about the things they wish they knew when they were just starting out in ministry that would had prepared them for where they are now in the pastorate. We talk about how transparent we can be as pastors with our people in the church. We have a fun conversation about pastors visiting other churches while on vacation. We close the show by sharing some book recommendations for new pastors.
01:32:46
August 11, 2020
Bonus Episode: Sean Gajda
We have a special episode this week for you! Delmar Peet sits down with Sean Gajda, Lead Pastor at Trailside Church in Greenville, SC. Delmar talks to Sean about losing staff, getting kicked out of Bible College, woundedness that comes through hard nosed theological zealotry, and how utterly bad the Browns are.
01:04:21
August 03, 2020
If I had only known… | #006
We have our friend Jeff Bachman sitting with us today. Jeff is the Life Groups and Online Campus Pastor at Harbor Point Church in San Juan Capistrano, California. The guys talk about the things they wish they knew when they were just starting out in ministry that would had prepared them for where they are now in the pastorate. We talk about how transparent we can be as pastors with our people in the church. We have a fun conversation about pastors visiting other churches while on vacation. We close the show by sharing some book recommendations for new pastors.
01:18:10
July 28, 2020
Church Planting and Marketing | #005
We have a special guest sitting in with us today. Danny Parmelee who is the Vice President of Converge MidAmerica chats with us about the current state of church planting and gives some good tips about marketing your church. We talk about mental health for pastors as well as the future of para-church organizations. We close the show by sharing some of our favorite podcasts we have been enjoying.
01:22:48
July 21, 2020
Pastoring People Older Than You | #004
All of the guys in the show are in their 30s and pastoring people twenty to 30 years older than them is a common occurrence. We talk about our insecurities and our joys when it comes to pastoring people sometimes older than our own parents. In this episode we talk about the controversial Lord of the Rings moment at Bethel and dive into a conversation about administration. We close the show by sharing some of the fun jobs we had before we became pastors.
01:05:38
July 14, 2020
Making Tough Decisions | #003
When it comes to making the hard decisions, how do you make them? Who do you get help from? In this episode we talk about how we make those tough calls and how some of those calls have gone in the past. In this episode we have a candid conversation about government overreach and rules for pastors on social media. We also reflect on Timothy’s dreads and how we all miss them. We close the show by sharing our all time favorite TV shows.
01:15:22
July 02, 2020
From Youth Pastor To Lead Pastor | #002
In this episode we talk about our stories transitioning into our roles as lead or campus pastors. Make sure you stick around for Timothy’s story. It is kinda wild. We chat about what to do when people in your church start to believe in conspiracy theories. We take up the conversation of our responsibility to wear masks or not in church. We also navigate the messy conversation of communion during COVID. Stick around to the end to hear how we like to decompress after a busy ministry day.
01:18:07
July 02, 2020
This Is Practically A Podcast | #001
This is the start of something special. A podcast by pastors for pastors. Meet Frank Gil, Jeff Simpson, Delmar Peet, Andrew Larsen, and Timothy Miller. Pastors from across the country talking into microphones with the desire to share ideas, build community, and have a great time. In this first episode you will get to know the guys better, process pastoring during a global pandemic and civil unrest, and hear them discuss their desire for a pastoral community that has yet to be seen. Clergy Cliff Notes: Netflix’s new show “Floor is Lava” - https://mashable.com/article/netfix-floor-is-lava-review/ Benny Hinn’s nephew writes a book about how uncles lifestyle - https://www.christianpost.com/books/benny-hinns-nephew-tragic-tale-how-televangelist-exploits-followers-new-book.html Andrew talked about a pastor getting fired. He wants you to google it. It is weird. Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicallypastoring/ Join the Practical(ly) Pastoring Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/practicallypastoring
01:19:44
July 02, 2020