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Jeff and Jonny are pastors who want to encourage pastors of “smaller” churches. All most pastors see online are the churches that have grown into the thousands in just a few years, the ones that spread out around the city through multiple services and multiple campuses. The ministry leaders with the most influence are the mega church pastors with mega ministries, staffs, and dollars. Praise God for what He is doing in these large and influential churches! We benefit from their vision and influence. Jeff and Jonny know that there are tens of thousands of churches, actually hundreds of thousands, that have 200 or less in attendance. The work of these pastors and ministries can get lost in the shuffle, and they want to encourage, equip, support, inspire, and cheer on the pastors of 200churches – those churches with around 200 people, give or take a hundred or two! With humor, passion, conviction, and care Jeff and Jonny share methods and inspiration for the small church pastor. If you are a lay, bi-vocational, or solo pastor, the 200churches Podcast is for YOU!

Jeff and Jonny are pastors who want to encourage pastors of “smaller” churches. All most pastors see online are the churches that have grown into the thousands in just a few years, the ones that spread out around the city through multiple services and multiple campuses. The ministry leaders with the most influence are the mega church pastors with mega ministries, staffs, and dollars. Praise God for what He is doing in these large and influential churches! We benefit from their vision and influence. Jeff and Jonny know that there are tens of thousands of churches, actually hundreds of thousands, that have 200 or less in attendance. The work of these pastors and ministries can get lost in the shuffle, and they want to encourage, equip, support, inspire, and cheer on the pastors of 200churches – those churches with around 200 people, give or take a hundred or two! With humor, passion, conviction, and care Jeff and Jonny share methods and inspiration for the small church pastor. If you are a lay, bi-vocational, or solo pastor, the 200churches Podcast is for YOU!
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Sioux City, IA

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Jeff and Jonny are pastors who want to encourage pastors of “smaller” churches. All most pastors see online are the churches that have grown into the thousands in just a few years, the ones that spread out around the city through multiple services and multiple campuses. The ministry leaders with the most influence are the mega church pastors with mega ministries, staffs, and dollars. Praise God for what He is doing in these large and influential churches! We benefit from their vision and influence. Jeff and Jonny know that there are tens of thousands of churches, actually hundreds of thousands, that have 200 or less in attendance. The work of these pastors and ministries can get lost in the shuffle, and they want to encourage, equip, support, inspire, and cheer on the pastors of 200churches – those churches with around 200 people, give or take a hundred or two! With humor, passion, conviction, and care Jeff and Jonny share methods and inspiration for the small church pastor. If you are a lay, bi-vocational, or solo pastor, the 200churches Podcast is for YOU!

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712-540-6523


Episodes

Episode 298 - Creating Margin & Reclaiming Life with Dave Jacobs

10/17/2018
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Jeff and Jonny are joined LIVE in the studio by Dave Jacobs, from www.smallchurchpastor.com and talk with him about reclaiming our lives by creating margin in our ministry worlds. So encouraging and FUN!

Duration:00:53:16

Episode 297 - Every Sunday You Need A Sermon with Jeff and Jonny

10/10/2018
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Jonny and Jeff talk about the weekly mandate of sermon prep, how they approach it, and how they think about preaching in today's culture. This is a start of the conversation, which will likely develop into additional episodes. This is a very encouraging episode for pastors of small churches! Your messages matter!

Duration:00:38:58

Episode 296 - Big Change Small Groups & Small Churches with Heather Zempel

10/3/2018
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Heather Zempel from National Community Church in Wash. D.C. joins Jeff to talk about small group ministry, her leadership, and her experiences moving from the marketplace into ministry. Heather's new book, published by Orange, is titled Big Change Small Group and is written for the "in the trenches" small group leader. Yet another encouraging episode!

Duration:01:03:30

Episode 295 - What is the 95Network? With Dale Sellers

9/28/2018
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Dale Sellers is the Executive Director of www.95network.org and a lover of small churches and small church pastors! This is a full, fun, and encouraging episode, and Jeff stayed up so late to edit it he fell asleep two times in the middle of it! ENJOY!

Duration:01:17:40

Episode 294 - Mission Passion In The First Person with Norma V

9/19/2018
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Veteran missionary Norma V speaks with Jeff about her ascent into foreign missions and her heart for soul formation and discipleship in her mission context. She speaks to small church pastors about her passion for the Gospel and church planting, and gives them a challenge at the end...

Duration:00:53:21

Episode 293 - Encouraging and Valuing Small Churches (with Chris Vitarelli)

9/12/2018
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Jeff is joined by Chris Vitarelli--small church pastor, conference leader, and all around good guy--to talk about the Small Church Big Deal Conference in Fenton, Michigan. Jeff and Chris also talk about his ministry journey, what it's like to pastor two churches in two different cities and his love of small churches and his heart for pastors.

Duration:00:56:20

Episode 292 - Who Is Your Model For Ministry Leadership? With Ray Hollenbach

9/5/2018
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Ray Hollenbach from www.studentsofjesus.com joins the guys to talk about ministry leadership - the good, bad, and ugly. Ray talks about where we get our leadership model from for our pastoral ministry. This episode will make you think, and take stock!

Duration:00:51:22

Episode 291 - Unsticking Your Stuck Church with Tony Morgan from The Unstuck Group

8/29/2018
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Tony Morgan, from www.theunstuckgroup.com, joins Jeff and Jonny LIVE and in the flesh as the three of them converse on what it means to get your church back on mission, back on the road to reaching people in your community who have no hope! Tony's organization helps get stuck churches - Unstuck! This is a very helpful and encouraging episode! Enjoy it!

Duration:00:43:23

Episode 290 - Sex Trafficking & Homes of Hope with Al Henson

8/22/2018
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Al Henson, from www.compassionatehope.org, joins the guys to talk about his ministry's work in helping to rescue children, infants, and young people from the dangers of sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. An amazing episode!

Duration:00:58:04

Episode 289 - Willowcreek, Hybels, Justice, and Not Piling On

8/15/2018
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This is Jonny and Jeff's take on how us pastors might approach the awful events that have unfolded at Willowcreek. How do we process and think about all this? Jeff and Jonny debrief each other and process Hybels and Willow together. They try to do it with compassion and humility, but also with honesty and openness.

Duration:00:42:05

Episode 288: How and Why To Have Crucial Conversations (with Pam Dykstra)

8/7/2018
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Jonny is joined by his friend Pam Dykstra (who happens to be a Master Trainer with VitalSmarts) and they talk about what Crucial Conversations are, why we avoid them, and how to have them well in order to get unstuck. Pastor, you NEED to listen to this conversation because there are places where you are stuck and conversations that you have been putting off (or that you have been going about the wrong way!) This episode is JAM PACKED with content and you will not be sorry you tuned in!

Duration:00:54:43

Episode 287 - Beginning Ministry At Half Time with Jim Drake

8/1/2018
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Jim Drake IS... a small church pastor! He pastors in Bluefield VA and did not start until after age 40, so beginning ministry in the second half. This is his story... from the Air Force to the pulpit. It's never too late.

Duration:00:46:28

Special Episode--An Invitation to be Encouraged in Your Ministry

7/24/2018
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Jonny is joined by his wife, Kayla, to talk about a special event that YOU are invited to!

Duration:00:09:24

Episode 286 - Embracing Love in the Chaotic World of Addiction with Vinny Provenzano

7/19/2018
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Pastor Vinny shares from his heart what it's like to have a family member involved in addiction. Too many families know the pain and suffering associated with mental health and addiction issues and a pastor's family is no exception.

Duration:00:54:08

Episode 285 - Staffing Principles and Strategies That Work Even In Small Churches with Sarah Bouma from the Unstuck Group

7/11/2018
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Sarah Bouma works with Tony Morgan and his Unstuck Group, (www.theunstuckgroup.com) coaching churches in the areas of staffing and structure. She was recently at Jeff's church and was so gracious to stick around and record a podcast episode with Jeff! Jonny and Jeff are together for the IN and OUT of this episode, and promo a great small church conference opportunity coming up this October!

Duration:00:47:24

Episode 284 - Q&A With Jeff & Dave Jacobs Part 2

7/4/2018
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Episode 284 is the 2nd half of a conversation Jeff had with Dave Jacobs, from www.smallchurchpastor.com, where they answer questions from Dave's Small Church Pastor Facebook group. Jonny joins Jeff on the front and back of this episode!

Duration:00:43:30

Episode 283 - Your Questions Answered Part 1 with Dave Jacobs & Jeff Keady

6/27/2018
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Dave Jacobs from www.smallchurchpastor.com and the Small Church Pastor Facebook Group gathered group members' questions and then he and Jeff each take a whack at them, giving them their best shot! If you need coaching as a pastor, that's what Dave does for a living! You can easily find him at www.smallchurchpastor.com or email him at Dave@smallchurchpastor.com.

Duration:00:40:29

Episode 282 - From Water to Wine to Wisdom with Derek Vreeland

6/20/2018
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Derek Vreeland is the Discipleship Pastor at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph MO. His pastor, Brian Zahnd, was our guest on episode 202, and now Derek joins us a mere 80 weeks later! Practical wisdom and real life experience flow out of Derek! You'll enjoy this episode!

Duration:00:56:58

Episode 281 - This Small Church Pastor Is Pastor To A President - with Brandon Patterson

6/13/2018
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Brandon Patterson is a new, young pastor. He heard Jeff & Jonny on Carey Nieuwhof's Leadership Podcast, episode 99 - and sent us a message. As he often does, Jeff replied and connected with him, and today he is on the episode with encouragement to spare! Brandon's heart for God and people is very rare in ministry, especially at age 24. What is even more rare is that he is pastor to a President. But that's just a part of this guy's wonderful story...

Duration:00:47:06

Episode 280 - What's on My Mind with Jonny Craig

6/5/2018
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PIcking up where Jeff left off last week, Jonny shares some things that are on his mind like family, special needs ministry, church decline, and worship services. He also shares a book he recently read and encourages pastors to keep churches connected over the summer.

Duration:00:40:33