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Pastoring is a blessing and a challenge. Each week, North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell will speak with pastors about the challenges they face and the lessons they have learned as they try to balance faith, family, ministry and care for their own souls.

Pastoring is a blessing and a challenge. Each week, North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell will speak with pastors about the challenges they face and the lessons they have learned as they try to balance faith, family, ministry and care for their own souls.
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United States

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Pastoring is a blessing and a challenge. Each week, North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell will speak with pastors about the challenges they face and the lessons they have learned as they try to balance faith, family, ministry and care for their own souls.

Language:

English

Contact:

770-410-6000


Episodes

Fatigued, Frazzled and Fried (Ch. 10)

12/4/2019
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Episode 10: Fatigued, Frazzled and Fried. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies, chasing ideas and opportunities that end up leaving us depleted and discouraged. How can we learn to say “yes” the right things and “no” to everything else? Kevin and his guest, Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, have an important discussion about setting priorities.

Duration:00:10:41

Need for Speed (Ch. 9)

11/27/2019
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Episode 9: Need for Speed. Often our “hurry-up” lifestyle can lead to a hurried spirit. How do we take the time to slow down enough to spend quality time with the Lord and with people? Dhati Lewis, pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, is Kevin’s guest.

Duration:00:07:07

Isolation Trap (Ch. 8)

11/20/2019
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Episode 8: Isolation Trap. As our responsibility grows, we often become more isolated from people. This can cause us to miss out on the perspectives of others—and even much-needed accountability. Kevin and Andy Addis, pastor of CrossPoint church in Kansas, discuss how pastors can avoid falling into the isolation trap.

Duration:00:05:45

Approval Addiction (Ch. 7)

11/13/2019
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Episode 7: Approval Addiction. How do you respond when someone criticizes you? Where do you look for your validation? Are you driven to please others? Yourself? Kevin and his guest, Thom Rainer, former president of LifeWay, talk about how we can anchor our identity in a way that won’t be shifted by changes in our position, title or other peoples’ opinions of us.

Duration:00:09:12

Ambition Ambush (Ch. 6)

11/6/2019
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Episode 6: Ambition Ambush. What really drives us? How do we avoid allowing our own ambition to take over? Kevin and his guest, Dhati Lewis, pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, discuss how we must continually submit to Christ and use His measuring stick for success—not our own and not someone else’s.

Duration:00:06:19

The Seduction of Ambition (Ch. 5))

10/30/2019
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Episode Five: The Seduction of Ambition. What’s the difference between personal ambition and healthy ambition? How do we balance that “fire in the belly” with the need for times of quiet reflection. Kevin visits with Chuck Herring, senior pastor of Collierville First Baptist Church in Collierville, Tenn.

Duration:00:07:50

Image Management (Ch. 4))

10/23/2019
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Episode Four: Image Management. If we become more focused on our outer life than we are on our inner life, we engage in image management. How can pastors avoid this trap? Kevin is joined by Ted Traylor, senior pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla.

Duration:00:05:46

Your Ministry is Not Your Life (Ch. 3)

10/16/2019
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Episode Three: Your Ministry is Not Your Life. When we are more focused on ministry than we are on Jesus, our ministry can become a burden. Kevin is joined by Vance Pitman, lead pastor of Hope Church, Las Vegas.

Duration:00:05:32

Hole in My Soul (Ch. 2)

10/9/2019
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Episode Two: Hole in My Soul. Too many pastors are constantly giving, giving, giving and they are emotionally, spiritually and physically drained. Every pastor needs to find ways to “fill their bucket,” especially spiritually. Kevin is joined by Jimmy Scroggins, lead pastor of Family Church in Palm Beach, Fla.

Duration:00:05:02

The Idolatry of Leadership (Ch. 1)

10/2/2019
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Episode One: The Idolatry of Leadership. There are a flood of ministry resources emphasizing leadership today, but if we’re not careful, we can become well equipped for leading and poorly equipped for pastoring. Kevin is joined by Ronnie Floyd, president of the SBC Executive Committee.

Duration:00:10:07