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Quick Takes with Kevin: Leadership, Life and Ministry

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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

iPhones and Your Soul (Ch. 18)

2/12/2020
It is easy to feel like a servant to our smartphone notifications. Respond to email. Post a tweet. Return voicemail. On this episode, Kevin sits down with his guest, Lance Witt, to discuss the importance of giving technology a rest.

Duration:00:06:44

Feel the Rhythm (Ch. 17)

2/5/2020
Episode 17: Feel the Rhythm. Without a healthy rhythm to their lives, pastors will rapidly drift toward burnout. Kevin speaks with his guest, Jim Henry, about establishing a healthy rhythm to life and ministry that allows our souls to stay refreshed.

Duration:00:09:08

Simplicity is Not Simple (Ch. 16)

1/29/2020
Episode 16: Simplicity is Not Simple. How many times have you tried to declutter your life and achieve simplicity? Having a well-ordered life and ministry sounds great, but it can feel like an impossible task. Kevin speaks with Lance Witt about cultivating simplicity in a busy world.

Duration:00:09:19

The Call No One Wants to Get (Ch. 15)

1/22/2020
Episode 15: The Call No One Wants to Get. Few people seek obscurity but many times we can feel like we are invisible, like no one notices. Maybe we even feel forgotten by God. Kevin’s guest Andy Addis talks about how God can use times of obscurity to shape us into who He wants us to be.

Duration:00:07:06

It’s All About the Groom (Ch. 14)

1/15/2020
Episode 14: It’s All About the Groom. At most weddings today, the focus is on the bride. But biblically, it’s all about the groom. Kevin’s guest Jim Henry talks about how pastors can keep the focus on Jesus.

Duration:00:08:46

What Kind of Old Person Do I Want to Be? (Ch. 13)

1/8/2020
Episode 13: What Kind of Old Person Do I Want to Be? What qualities would you like to be true of you in your twilight years? Are there places in your life where you have caught yourself coasting? Kevin and his guest Vance Pitman discuss practices we can put into place in order to finish well.

Duration:00:07:15

Pit Stops Required (Ch. 12)

12/18/2019
Episode 12: Pit Stops Required. If we want to stay spiritually healthy long term we can’t stay on the front lines forever. Kevin’s guest, Jimmy Scroggins, talks about the need to rest and re-group after intense times of advance.

Duration:00:05:46

It’s Not All About the Weekend (Ch. 11)

12/11/2019
Episode 11: It’s Not All About the Weekend. Ministry success is not all about weekend attendance. What truly matters is how many people are being discipled and how much life change is happening in your church. Kevin’s guest, Johnny Hunt, shares how pastors can un-hitch their self-worth from attendance numbers.

Duration:00:08:56

Fatigued, Frazzled and Fried (Ch. 10)

12/4/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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