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Grow a Healthy Church With John Finkelde

John and Diane Finkelde love the church and the pastor family. They have both dedicated their lives to the ministry of Jesus Christ and have learned many things along the way. In this episode, John helps us understand how the leadership of the church can help support the pastor family and keep the church healthy.


Conversations With a Pastor’s Wife

I have been married for 40 years next March – Have 2 married children – 3 gorgeous grandsons. I have many years of ministry experience which has given me a wealth of practical down to earth knowledge and wisdom. I have a passion to see women understand and appreciate their uniqueness, be who God has called them to be and be released to reach their full potential in God.


Finding Hope in the Hopeless

After a difficult time, it is often hard to find your way back to a normal life. In this episode, Pastor MacCuaig shares his very powerful story of redemption and restoration. Through the love of a healthy church, and the constant love of God, Steven helps us find hope in the midst of disaster.


To Comfort Others

Ron and his wife, Rodetta, have been married 40 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during their entire married life and are co-founders of Care for Pastors (CfP). Ron earned his BS degree from Liberty University in 1979. Upon graduation, he pastored two churches in West Virginia from 1980-1988 before returning to Lynchburg, VA, to complete his Masters Degree in Counseling at Liberty. He was also on the pastoral staff at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg...


The Power of Meditation

Meditation is structured prayer, an opportunity for a listening Christian to hear the voice of God through the intentional focus on His Word. During this episode, we take some time to dispel the myths of this very biblical practice. Inspired by the book, Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Fr. Nathan Hale, Demetrius Hunter, and Pastor Kevin discuss the ways that allowing God's Word to speak to your soul is a practice that we all will benefit from.


The Dangers of Complacency

From the time I was in junior high I sensed a calling on my life from God to lead others and preach the gospel. Even though I loved Jesus, I did not particularly love the gentle, yet firm voice of His calling that was a constant companion and a growing conviction in my life. I honestly spent a few years running from that calling. But finally in the summer of 2002 I quit running and surrendered to God’s calling to go into pastoral ministry. I told God I was willing to go wherever He wanted...


When God Chisels

Michael and Rachel are small-towners with big dreams. They live in suburban Appalachia with their 3 children and their Labradoodle pup, Barnabas. They are both in love with one another, Jesus, good books, black coffee and their local community. Over the past 2 years, God has walked them through a difficult season in which they saw the death of loved ones and even their owns dreams. Graciously, God allowed them to emerge wounded yet with vision, healing and hope of how He desires to use...


Staying Focused

Leading people spiritually requires focus and integrity. This episode was recorded immediately following the tragic shooting that took place at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1st, 2017. Pastor, how are you going to answer the difficult questions that are being asked? If we are so consumed with our own issues, we can't. My prayer today is that, through the help of God, you will be able to effectively lead the people entrusted to you through these difficult times.


The Small Church Pastor

Dave was a pastor for twentyeight years before retireing in 2006 and starting Small Church Pastor. Small Church Pastor provides coaching, consulting, resourses and encouragement to pastors of small churches. Dave also is the moderator of the Small Church Pastor group page on Facebook and blogs at Dave is a published author with his third book '100 IDEAS that work in a small church' scheduled for release this year.


Remember The Call To Ministry

Remembering the call to ministry is essential to healing and finding fulfillment in ministry. We must recognize that we are not alone and that when God calls, He is faithful to pursue the one He has called and is persistent, never letting go. In this episode, I challenge you to remember that call and seek to get back in touch with it.


The Wounded Shepherd

Remember when you first started sensing the call to ministry? It was an exciting time of exploration and wonder, listening and trusting, walking and growing. In this first episode, I introduce you to the mission and purpose of The Wounded Shepherd.