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Planting Churches in Argentina - Episode 16
<p>God is working in Argentina. In a valley, not far from Cordoba, God is spreading the good news of His Son, Jesus. To accomplish this, He is using Tito and Adriana Ramirez. </p> <p>Tito and Adriana have an ambitious plan to plant 15 churches in the Punilla Valley of Argentina. The Punilla Valley is located west-northwest of Cordoba Argentina. </p> <p><img src= "https://assets.libsyn.com/secure/show/80254/punilla_map_5.gif" alt="Punilla Valley" width="408" height="600" /></p> <h2>Tito and Adriana Shared</h2> <ul> <li>Tito and Adriana share how the came to trust on Jesus Christ.</li> <li>They share the steps that led them into missions.</li> <li>They share the work God has called them to do.</li> <li>They also share how you can get involved with the work in Argentina.</li> </ul> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>Please email Tito and Adriana at <a href= "mailto:titoadriana@gmail.com" target= "_blank">TitoAdriana@gmail.com</a></p> <p>Please support Tito and Adriana through pray and giving. For more information on giving you can contact Biblical Ministries Worldwide at <a href="https://www.biblicalministries.org/support/" target="_blank">https://www.biblicalministries.org/support/</a></p> <h2>Closing Thoughts</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. You can subscribe on <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any podcast app. Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen.  Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team.  You can do so by clicking <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  You will receive an email when I release a new episode.  The show notes will be emailed to you and I will occasionally send you Member Only Resources.  I will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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When It Looks Hopeless, God Appears - Episode 15
<p>Today is a real treat. We will sit down with Maria Gusmao of Recife Brasil. Maria is a missionary with Bible Centered Ministries International. She and her team reach over 4,000 kids a week with the good news of Jesus Christ.</p> <p>Her story includes witchcraft, demonism, drug abuse, and homosexuality. But the focus of her story is how God always provides. God provides for her needs, her ministry, and God provides hope for the hopeless and help for the helpless.</p> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>You can email Maria at <a href="mailto:cida.mcb@gmail.com" target="_blank">cida.mcb@gmail.com</a></p> <p>To learn more about Bible Centered Ministries, please go to <a href="https://bcmintl.org/" target= "_blank">https://bcmintl.org/</a></p> <p>To help Maria and her team financially, please contact BCM at <a href="mailto:giving@bcmintl.org" target= "_blank">giving@bcmintl.org</a> or call them at 1-888-226-4685. Let them know that you wish to support the Bible Club Ministry in Recife Brasil.</p> <h2>Closing Thoughts</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. You can subscribe on <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any podcast app. Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen. Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team. To do so just click <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target= "_blank">HERE</a></strong>. You will receive an occasional newsletter and an email whenever an episode is released. I will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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Out of the Ashes of Divorce - Episode 14
<p>Andy Earl has been a church planter, a pastor, and an evangelist. He has had the privilege of planting two English speaking churches in Germany.</p> <p>But in recent years Andy has suffered a heartache. Sometimes, when people suffer, they pull away from God, even to the point where they no longer serve Him. But not Andy. Andy has used this heartache to create a new ministry. Out of the ashes of heartache arises an opportunity to serve Jesus.</p> <p>What happened to Andy? What was this heartache? Andy and his wife Tina divorced. Divorce is a common occurrence among our church members, but it is rare when those in ministry divorce.</p> <p>In today's episode, Andy will share his divorce story. He will share how it impacted him personally and how it impacted his ministry. Andy will also share some of the resources that helped him work through this sad situation.<br /> Finally, Andy will share the new ministry that he is starting. Broken Hearts Ministry will provide counsel to those suffering a similar heartache.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <p>Andy recommended two resources for those going through a divorce.</p> <ol> <li>Divorce Care at <a href="http://www.DivorceCare.org" target= "_blank">DivorceCare.org</a></li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/xJkC5I" target="_blank">When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't": Practical Helps for Healing During Separation & Divorce</a></em> by Laura Petherbridge</li> </ol> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>Please contact Andy with any questions you may have. If you are a pastor of a church in Germany, Andy is available to you and your congregation. You can email him at <a href= "mailto:Earls@t-online.de" target= "_blank">Earls@t-online.de</a></p> <h2>Closing Thoughts</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. You can subscribe on <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any podcast app. Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen.  Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>I am in the process of recording new interviews and I would love for you to participate. Here's how. Just review the <a href= "http://realpastors.com/roundup-questions" target="_blank">Roundup Questions</a> found on the blog page. Then email me if you have insight into any of the subjects. I will email back and schedule the interview. Interviews will last 10-15 minutes.</p> <p>Or if you do not want to be interviewed but still want to answer a Roundup question, use our Speakpipe app. Click the Speakpipe icon at Realpastors.com or go directly to <a href= "http://www.speakpipe.com/realpastors">www.Speakpipe.com/realpastors</a>. You will have only 90 seconds to answer. I will pick the best answers for an upcoming episode. </p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team.  You can do so by clicking <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  You will receive an email when I release a new episode.  The show notes will be emailed to you and I will occasionally send you Member Only Resources.  I will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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How to Have Victory Over Pornography - Episode 13
<p style="text-align: left;">John Harling, the pastor of <a href= "http://www.hanoverfellowship.org/index.html" target= "_blank">Hanover Fellowship Church</a> in Hanover Pennsylvania, is our guest. John is married to his wife, Peggy, and they have two sons. </p> <p style="text-align: left;">John is a graduate of Liberty University with a Masters of Divinity. He is also an author. His book is titled <em><a href="https://goo.gl/tEJlqn" target= "_blank">Grounded for Growth</a></em>.  </p> <p style="text-align: left;">In this interview, John shares his personal battle with pornography. John will tell his story and give you some practical ways to defeat the power of porn.</p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">Interview Timeline</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Caught with porn - <strong>13:12</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Pornography Stats - <strong>15:30</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">John's first exposure - <strong>18:10</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">How pornography impacts the mind - <strong>19:40</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Deliverance from sexual sin - <strong>26:11</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">AAA Policy - <strong>26:54</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li>Abstain - <strong>27:12</strong></li> <li>Affirmation - <strong>30:57</strong></li> <li>Accountability - <strong>35:30</strong></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;">Covenant Eyes - <strong>40:27</strong> </p> <h2 style="text-align: left;"> </h2> <h2 style="text-align: left;">Contact Info</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Feel free to contact John with your questions. His email is:<a href="mailto:pjharling@comcast.net" target="_blank">pjharling@comcast.net</a></p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">Resources</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Care for Pastors - <a href= "http://www.CareforPastors.org">www.CareforPastors.org</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering - <a href= "http://www.CovenantEyes.com">www.CovenantEyes.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><a href="https://goo.gl/tEJlqn" target="_blank">Grounded for Growth Leaders Guide</a></em> by John Harling</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><a href="https://goo.gl/i2l1lV" target="_blank">Grounded for Growth Student Workbook</a></em> by John Harling</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Here are two books I use to counsel men addicted to pornography. The book by Tim Challies is very helpful to use with men who are not strong readers. The book by Heath Lambert and Joshua Harris is also a great book, especially for the counselor.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><a href="https://goo.gl/Vzh9lX" target="_blank">Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who Are Sick of Porn</a></em>, by Tim Challies</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><a href="https://goo.gl/xfdVGb" target="_blank">Finally Free: Fighting for Purity With the Power of Grace</a></em>, by Heath Lambert and Joshua Harris</p> <p style="text-align: left;">It is important that we minister with sensitivity to the those who struggle with pornography and other sexual issues. A book that may help you do so is by Dr. Sam Serio titled <em><a href="https://goo.gl/3iIiIu" target= "_blank">Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting</a></em>. I am reading it now and it has been helpful.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Finally, approximately 25% of Christian women are addicted to porn, but they rarely seek help. Also, most pastors are ill-equipped to counsel women on this subject. Crystal Renaud has written a book that can help. It titled <em><a href="https://goo.gl/1ZlozD" target="_blank">Dirty Girls Come Clean</a></em>. The book is written for the woman struggling with porn. Ms. Renaud also has a ministry. The website</p> <p>Ms. Renaud also has a ministry that provides women with help, hope, and healing from pornography and sexual addiction. The website is <a href="http://dirtygirlsministries.com/" target= "_blank">www.dirtygirlsministries.com</a>.</p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">Accountability Questions</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Chuck Colson, in his book <em>The Body,</em> lists the questions used by Charles Swindoll.</p> <ol> <li style="text-align: left;">Have you been with a woman anywhere this past week that might be seen as compromising?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Have any of your financial dealings lacked integrity?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Have you exposed yourself to any sexually explicit material?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Have you spent adequate time in Bible study and prayer?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Have you given priority time to your family?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Have you fulfilled the mandates of your calling?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Have you just lied to me?</li> </ol> <h2 style="text-align: left;">Closing Thoughts</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. That way you will never miss an episode.  You can subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any podcast app.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen.  Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Finally, I am in the process of recording new interviews and I would love for you to participate. Here's how. Just review the <a href= "http://realpastors.com/roundup-questions" target="_blank">Roundup Questions</a> found on the blog page. Then email me if you have some insight on any of the subjects. I will email back and schedule the interview. Interviews will last 10-15 minutes.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Or if you do not want to be interviewed but still want to answer a Roundup question, use our Speakpipe app. Click the Speakpipe icon at Realpastors.com or go directly to <a href= "http://www.Speakpipe.com/realpastors">www.Speakpipe.com/realpastors</a>. You will have only 90 seconds to answer. I will pick the best answers for an upcoming episode. </p>
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Roundup Questions
<h2 style="text-align: left;">Roundup Episodes and Questions</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Over the next year, I will be recording new episodes. And I would love to interview you! These interviews will take place over the phone, Skype, or Facebook. An interview will last 10-15 minutes and be focused on one topic. Below are the topics and the three questions you will be asked.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">If you would like to participate, then review the Roundups and then email me the Roundup numbers you are able to answer. I will follow up and schedule the interview.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Some of you may want to answer a question but not be interviewed. You can do that too. Just click our Speakpipe icon at the top of this page or go to <a href= "http://www.Speakpipe.com/Realpastors">www.Speakpipe.com/Realpastors</a>. You will have 90 seconds to answer. I will include the best answers in an episode.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Thanks for your help and I look forward to talking with you.</p> <ol> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you help and counsel people struggling with pornography?<br /> • How do you protect yourself from this temptation?<br /> • What are some books, curriculum, or other resources that help in this area?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you counsel someone through a divorce?<br /> • How does your church specifically minister to divorcees?<br /> • What are some books, curriculum, or other resources that can help with this?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • Why do you think the church is unappealing to men?<br /> • What have you done to attract, train, and keep men in church?<br /> • What are some books, curriculum, or other resources that minister to men?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • What has your church done to reach the unsaved in your community?<br /> • How do you train your congregation to do personal evangelism?<br /> • What are some books, curriculum, or other resources for evangelism training or methodology?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you minister to someone who is dying?<br /> • How do you console the family when a loved one dies?<br /> • What are some books or other resources you would give to the dying or the grieved?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • What are the last three books you have read that would help a pastor?<br /> • What has been the most helpful book, course, or video you have read, attended or watched and why?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you plan the ministry year?<br /> • How do you map out your preaching calendar?<br /> • What are some books, or other resources that would help a pastor develop as a manager?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you confront sin in church member?<br /> • How do you confront a church leader who is not performing up to the expected standard?<br /> • What are some books or other resources that would help a pastor develop as a leader?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • What are your steps of discipleship?<br /> • How does your church specifically disciple or develop a new believer?<br /> • What are some books or other resources that would help a pastor to disciple?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you deal with an elder, deacon, or another leader who is opposed to your leadership?<br /> • How do you dismiss or fire a leader?<br /> • What are some books or resources that would help a pastor become a stronger leader?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you maintain your spiritual vitality?<br /> • How do you separate your daily devotions/personal Bible reading from your preaching?<br /> • What are some books or resources that would help a pastor grow spiritually?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you replant an existing church? Or how do you transition a church?<br /> • What are some things that must change periodically in a church to keep it viable?<br /> • What are some books or other resources that would help a pastor transition an existing church?</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Roundup<br /> • How do you know when it is time to leave a church?<br /> • How do you evaluate your effectiveness or impact in a ministry?<br /> • What are some books or resources that would help a pastor in this area?</li> </ol>


Books Our Guests Recommended in 2016
<p style="text-align: left;">During 2016 our guests recommended the following books. Check out these books. If you have a favorite book that you read last year please share it in the comments section.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">For the most part, each pastor recommended books that were related to the interview subject. For instance, Dan Fox was sharing on schizophrenia, so he recommended books related to that subject.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>The links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I recommend these books because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/episode-1" target="_blank">Tim Webster in Episode 1</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li>His book is <strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/Eqm4b5" target= "_blank">Christ-Centered Pastors</a></em></strong></li> <li><em><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/IfUln6" target= "_blank">Deep & Wide</a></strong></em> by Andy Stanley</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/interview-with-pastor-gary-buchman" target= "_blank">Gary Buchman in Episode 2</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/PaBGyG" target="_blank"><em>Who is this Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus  </em></a></strong>by John Ortberg</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/Teu43L" target="_blank"><strong>If God is Good; Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil</strong></a> </em>by Randy Alcorn</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/your-personal-mission-overcomes-the-heartaches-of-ministry" target="_blank">In Episode 3</a> I recommended:</p> <ul> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/nSg1CG" target= "_blank"><span id="productTitle" class="a-size-large">The Character of Leadership: Nine Qualities that Define Great Leaders</span></a></em></strong> by Dr. Jeff Iorg</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/an-interview-with-dr-don-alban-sr-rp0004" target="_blank">Dr. Alban in Episode 4</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/HZszb7" target="_blank"><em>The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected</em> by Nik Ripken and Gregg Lewis</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/o61CXA" target= "_blank"><em>Toxic Charity</em> by Robert D. Lupton</a></strong></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/help-the-hurting-episode-5" target= "_blank">In Episode 5 Tom & Danielle Brendle</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/FLmzQB" target= "_blank"><em>Life With A Capital L</em></a></strong> <a href= "https://goo.gl/FLmzQB" target="_blank">by Matt Heard</a></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/short-term-missions-with-long-term-impact-episode-6" target="_blank">Glen Willet in Episode 6</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><em><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/Fyj388" target= "_blank">Unfinished</a></strong></em> <a href= "https://goo.gl/Fyj388" target="_blank">by Richard Stearns</a></li> <li><em><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/2boN6U" target= "_blank">When Helping Hurts</a></strong></em> by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert</li> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/LSyzdJ" target= "_blank">Glocalization</a></em></strong> by Bob Roberts Jr.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/schizophrenia-in-the-parsonage" target= "_blank">Dan Fox in Episode 7</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/aBkudc" target= "_blank"><em><strong>Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manua</strong></em>l</a>, by E. Fuller Torrey</li> <li><em><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/mVMpWj" target= "_blank">Side by Side: Walking With Others in Wisdom and Love</a></strong></em>, by Edward T. Welch</li> <li><em><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/BOcC0z" target= "_blank">Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery</a></strong></em>, by Milt Greek</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/a-new-person-not-an-addict-episode-8" target="_blank">John Burghauser in Episode 8</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/ZYFSNc" target= "_blank"><em>Soul Talk: The Language God Longs for Us to Speak</em></a></strong> by Larry Crabb</li> <li><strong><a href="https://goo.gl/Id9BfO" target= "_blank"><em>Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up</em></a></strong> by Larry Crabb and Dan B. Allender PLLC</li> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/Cw2F3M" target= "_blank">Spirit-Controlled Temperament</a></em></strong> by Tim LaHaye</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/celebrate-recovery" target="_blank">In Episode 9 Dave Dent</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/tiAwvD" target= "_blank">Insourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church</a></em></strong> by Randy Pope</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/UDoJrB" target= "_blank"><strong>Spiritual Discipleship: Principles of Following Christ For Every Believe</strong>r</a></em> by J. Oswald Sanders</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href= "http://realpastors.com/immigration-the-churchs-new-mission-field" target="_blank">Dave Tierney in Episode 10</a> recommended:</p> <ul> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/bXiiJC" target= "_blank">Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church</a></em></strong>, by Richard Blackaby</li> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/vFJFtv" target= "_blank">Fools Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion</a></em></strong>, by Oz Guinness</li> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/F6bQu2" target= "_blank">Bringing Home the Prodigals</a></em></strong>, by Bob Parsons</li> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/K28Suc" target= "_blank">Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel</a></em></strong>, by Russell D. Moore</li> <li><strong><em><a href="https://goo.gl/A4GE6L" target= "_blank">Lead Like Jesus: Lessons From the Greatest Leadership Model of All Time</a></em></strong>, by Ken Blanchard</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;">Please use the comments to share any book titles that you feel a pastor should read. </p>


How to Mentor the Men in Your Church - Episode 12
<p>Fred Walker is the Director of Church Ministries at <a href= "http://perryhallchurch.com/" target="_blank">Perry Hall Baptist Church</a>. He has been married to his wife Sandy for over 45 years and they have two grown daughters and seven grandchildren.</p> <p>He is a gifted administrator and leader. But his true heart is focused on mentoring men. In today's interview, Fred shares how he challenges and mentors men. </p> <h2>Key Insights</h2> <ul> <li>You can't use email or social media to impact men. You must meet them face-to-face.</li> <li>Meet with one or two men per week and you will be well on your way to mentoring the men of your congregation. </li> <li>Be transparent to earn their respect.</li> </ul> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p><a href="mailto:Fred@PerryHallBaptist.org" target= "_blank">Fred@PerryHallBaptist.org</a></p> <h2>Resource Mentioned</h2> <p><a href="https://goo.gl/vrqmuB" target="_blank">The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?</a> by Rich Warren</p> <h2>Subscribe</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. You can subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any third party podcast app.</p> <p>Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen.  Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team.  You can do so by clicking <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  You will receive an email when we release a new episode.  The show notes will be emailed to you. And on occasion, we will send you Member Only Resources.  We will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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How to Lead a Church Through Decline - Episode 11
<p style="text-align: left;">God calls those of us in ministry to be faithful - faithful on the mountain top and faithful in the valley.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Today we sit down with Pastor Joe Ready.  Joe has over 36 years of ministry experience. He has led churches through many different seasons.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">One season that some churches go through is that of decline.  Joe will share his wisdom on how to lead a church through decline.</p> <h2 style="text-align: left;">Joe Touched on</h2> <ol> <li>He shared what the small church may share with the larger church.  <em><strong>2:51</strong></em></li> <li>He pointed out the problems and strengths of the small church.  <em><strong>17:00</strong></em></li> <li>He presented the symptoms of the healthy church.  <em><strong>29:50</strong></em></li> <li>He looked at the problem of a church that is more focused on growth than God. <em><strong>42:00</strong></em></li> <li>Finally, Joe told us how to lead a church during decline.  <em><strong>51:25</strong></em></li> </ol> <h2>Symptoms of a Healthy Church</h2> <ol> <li>Authentic Worship</li> <li>Balanced Biblical Preaching</li> <li>Sound Leadership</li> <li>A Welcoming Congregation</li> <li>A Sense of Mission</li> </ol> <h2>How to Lead a Declining Church</h2> <ol> <li>Prayerfully</li> <li>Consistent preparation to preach</li> <li>Teach the Principle of Blessing.</li> <li>Longevity of the pastor. Stick it out.</li> </ol> <h2>Resources</h2> <p><a href= "http://careynieuwhof.com/10-very-possible-reasons-your-church-isnt-growing/" target="_blank"><em>10 Very Possible Reasons Your Church Is Not Growing</em> by Carey Nieuwhof </a></p> <p><a href="https://goo.gl/YHWe5N" target="_blank"><em>The Dynamics of Church Growth</em> by Ron Jenson</a></p> <p><a href="https://goo.gl/D5es6R" target="_blank"><em>Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ</em> by Daniel Goleman</a></p> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p><a href="mailto:joeready@comcast.net" target= "_blank">JoeReady@comcast.net</a></p> <h2>Subscribe</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. That way you will never miss an episode.  You can subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any third party podcast app.  Episodes are released once per month on the third Monday of the month.</p> <p>Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen.  Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team.  You can do so by clicking <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  You will receive an email when we release a new episode.  The show notes will be emailed to you. And on occasion, we will send you Member Only Resources.  We will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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Immigration, The Church's New Mission Field - Episode 10
<p>This month we speak with Pastor Dave Tierney, the Senior Pastor at White Marsh Baptist Church. Dave is a true scholar and a man that has a great understanding of today's events.</p> <p>Dave has been married to his wife Lisa for 30 years.  They have four kids and two dogs. He enjoys sailing, reading, and spending time with the family.</p> <h2>Dave Touched On:</h2> <p>The focus of Dave's interview focused on immigration.  Dave pointed out that immigration is the next great opportunity for the church.  His church hosts two immigrant, or language congregations. They also offer English as a Second Language classes.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ol> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/bXiiJC" target= "_blank">Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church</a></em>, by Richard Blackaby</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/vFJFtv" target="_blank">Fools Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion</a></em>, by Oz Guinness</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/F6bQu2" target="_blank">Bringing Home the Prodigals</a></em>, by Bob Parsons</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/K28Suc" target="_blank">Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel</a></em>, by Russell D. Moore</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/A4GE6L" target="_blank">Lead Like Jesus: Lessons From the Greatest Leadership Model of All Time</a></em>, by Ken Blanchard</li> <li><a href= "http://www.worldrelief.org/disaster-response/?gclid=Cj0KEQiAhNnCBRCqkP6bvOjz_IwBEiQAMn_TMayadWBJ2Be3weYBivPtUv4hVmHwayY0E0McXPg-1bQaApQI8P8HAQ" target="_blank">World Relief</a></li> </ol> <h2>Contact Info:</h2> <p><a href="mailto:DaveTierney@WhiteMarshBaptist.org" target= "_blank">DaveTierney@WhiteMarshBaptist.org</a></p> <h2>Subscribe & Review</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. That way you will never miss an episode.  You can subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any third party podcast app.  Episodes are released once per month on the third Monday of the month.</p> <p>Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen.  Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team.  You can do so by clicking <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  You will receive an email when we release a new episode.  The show notes will be emailed to you. And on occasion, we will send you Member Only Resources.  We will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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Celebrate Recovery Ministry - Episode 9
<p>It's one thing to point out a problem.  But it's another thing to offer the solution. Pastor Dave Dent is a pastor that offers solutions.  Dave is the Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries at <a href="http://themacc.org/" target= "_blank">Mid Atlantic Community Church in Davidsonville Maryland</a>.  </p> <p>His ministry focus is to shepherd people through life's difficulties, to connect people into discipleship relationships.  Today, in this interview, Dave shares the ministry of Celebrate Recovery and how Jesus, through the Beatitudes, provides solutions.</p> <p>Dave has been married to Catherine Kellogg Dent since November of 1997.  He has three daughters and one son.  Dave has a heart for recovery, but he also loves the process of discipleship.</p> <h2>Dave Touched On</h2> <p>Primarily, Dave shared the ministry of <a href= "https://www.celebraterecovery.com/" target="_blank">Celebrate Recovery</a>.  Celebrate Recovery was instrumental in Dave's personal recovery from addiction.  Since then God has used Dave in the Celebrate Recovery ministry.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/tiAwvD" target="_blank">Insourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church</a></em> by Randy Pope</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/UDoJrB" target="_blank">Spiritual Discipleship: Principles of Following Christ For Every Believer</a></em> by J. Oswald Sanders</li> </ul> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>Email Dave at:  <a href="mailto:DaDentSr@gmail.com" target= "_blank">DaDentSr@gmail.com</a></p> <h2>What We Learned</h2> <p>I learned a great deal talking with Dave. Here are three things that stood out.</p> <ol> <li>I came away with a much better understanding of Celebrate Recovery and what this ministry can provide to the local church.</li> <li>Another takeaway is how inclusive Celebrate Recovery can be.  It is not just an addiction ministry. Celebrate Recovery can address other problems and it ministers to children and teens as well.</li> <li>I really appreciated Dave's insights into discipleship.  For years discipleship has been the call of the western church.  Dave shared some resources that will help you in your discipleship ministry.</li> </ol> <h2>Your Point of View</h2> <p>We would love for you to share your insights.  Maybe you have a background with Celebrate Recovery.  Please share your thoughts- what works and what doesn't.</p> <h2>Subscribe and Review</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. That way you will never miss an episode.  You can subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any third party podcast app.  Episodes are released once per month on the third Monday of the month.</p> <p>Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen.  Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team.  You can do so by clicking <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  You will receive an email when we release a new episode.  The show notes will be emailed to you. And on occasion, we will send you Member Only Resources.  We will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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A New Person Not An Addict - Episode 8
<p>It is extremely difficult to watch a family member or friend struggle with an alcohol or drug addiction.  You feel so helpless.  You are uncertain as to where to turn or what to say.  Pastors, too, struggle with counseling the addict. </p> <p>Hopefully this month's guest will give us some insights into the life and struggles of an addict. Our guest for this episode is John Burghauser. John is a Pastoral Care Worker with <a href= "http://staurosministries.com/" target="_blank">Stauros Ministries</a>. He ministers daily to men and women who struggle with addiction.</p> <p>Like those he helps, John once was an addict.  But Christ delivered him from this dependency.  Now he is living our 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 which says:</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><em>Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">And John does just that. He ministers to addicts from a place of understanding.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">John and been married to his wife Peggy for 26 years.  They live just north of Baltimore in Nottingham Md.  He has served 14 years with Stauros Ministries.</p> <h2>John Touched On</h2> <p>John shared his journey and struggles. He also shared the work he does with Stauros Ministries.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/ZYFSNc" target="_blank"><em>Soul Talk: The Language God Longs for Us to Speak</em></a> by Larry Crabb</li> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/Id9BfO" target= "_blank"><em>Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up</em></a> by Larry Crabb and Dan B. Allender PLLC</li> <li><em><a href="https://goo.gl/Cw2F3M" target= "_blank">Spirit-Controlled Temperament</a></em> by Tim LaHaye</li> </ul> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>Email John at <a href="mailto:John@Stauros.com" target= "_blank">John@Stauros.com</a></p> <h2>What We Learned</h2> <p>I think John taught us many things today.  Let me focus on just three: <strong>The first thing</strong> that struck me was the fact that we are no longer who we used to be now that we are in Christ.  You may have been an addict when Christ saved you, but now you are an addict no longer.  You are a new person in Christ. You are a child of God.</p> <p>Of course we are sinners saved by grace. But I think we need to modify our view of self.  I am more than a saved sinner, I am a new creature.  Pastors, you need to share that with those you counsel and those you disciple.</p> <p><strong>The second thing</strong> that John taught me was the importance of the local church in the life of an addict.  The church can provide love and grace over and above that of any addiction ministry.  However, the church must remember that it is for the long-haul.  Walking with an addict can be sloppy, it will have its setbacks, and it will take time.</p> <p><strong>Finally</strong> pastors, don't blow off local resources that can help the addict.  Get informed and find out what city, county, or state services can be of service.  Some will be beneficial, others will not be.  You need to know which ones can truly help the addict.</p> <h2>Your Point of View</h2> <p>We would love for you to share your insights.  Many of you have counseled and worked with addicts.  What has worked or not worked with you?  Please share in the comment section below.</p> <h2>Subscribe and Review</h2> <p>Thanks for listening to Real Pastors.  If you are not a subscriber then please become one. That way you will never miss an episode.  You can subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>, and most any third party podcast app.  Episodes are released once per month on the third Monday of the month.</p> <p>Also, please leave a review of Real Pastors wherever you listen. Your reviews help the podcast reach more people.</p> <p>Finally, become a member of the Real Pastors Team.  You can do so by clicking <strong><a href="http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  You will receive an email when we release a new episode.  The show notes will be emailed to you. And on occasion, we will send you Member Only Resources.  We will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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Schizophrenia in the Parsonage - Episode 7
<p>Dan Fox is the senior pastor of a church just south of Baltimore, Maryland.  He has been married to his wife, Paula, for 23 years and they have four kids.  Dan is a gifted teacher of the Bible and a person in demand when it comes the subject of mental illness.</p> <h2>Dan Touched On</h2> <p>Dan shared the story of his son's battle with schizophrenia.  This very personal story will give you insight into living with mental illness and maybe challenge your personal theology on the subject.  His son's journey changed Dan's point of view on mental illness.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <p>Dan spoke of one book and recommended another two.  Here they are:</p> <ol> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/aBkudc" target="_blank">Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual</a>, by E. Fuller Torrey</li> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/mVMpWj" target="_blank">Side by Side: Walking With Others in Wisdom and Love</a>, by Edward T. Welch</li> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/BOcC0z" target="_blank">Schizophrenia: A Blueprint for Recovery</a>, by Milt Greek</li> </ol> <p>Dan also recommended the organization <a href= "https://www.ccef.org/" target="_blank">Christian Counseling & Education Foundation</a></p> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>You can email Pastor Dan Fox at <a href= "mailto:pastordanfox@icloud.com">pastordanfox@icloud.com</a></p> <h2>What We Learned</h2> <p>There are many things in this story that we can takeaway. I want to isolate three.</p> <ol> <li>Not all mental illness is the same.  As pastors, we need to understand the general differences.  More importantly, we need to understand our limitations. <em><strong>Most pastors are not qualified to treat many forms of mental illness.</strong></em>  Pastors need to develop a referral list. This list should include trusted individuals who are qualified to deal with mental illness.</li> <li><em><strong>The church needs to be a safe place where people can freely share their struggles with mental illness. </strong></em> The church is not a place where we shun or condemn the mentally ill.  Rather it should be a place of grace.</li> <li>Finally, regardless of our qualifications, <em><strong>we can always give biblical counsel and we can always love</strong></em> those that are hurting.</li> </ol> <h2>Your Point of View</h2> <p>We would love to hear your viewpoint on mental illness.  This can be a touchy subject with strong opinions on both sides.  Please leave your insights below in the comment section.</p> <h2>Subscribe & Review</h2> <p>Thanks for following Real Pastors.  Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>  or <a href= "http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Real-Pastors-Podcast/" target= "_blank">iHeartRadio</a>.  We are also available on most any third party podcast app.</p> <p>Also don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter. I will email you whenever there is a new episode.  These emails will include the show notes as well as "member only" materials.  I will never share your contact information and you can unsubscribe at any time. Just click <strong><a href= "http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong> and join the team!</p>
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How Your Short-Term Missions Can Have Long-Term Impact - Episode 6
<p>Glen Willet is the Worship and Discipleship Pastor at <a href= "http://westminster-baptist-church.org/" target= "_blank">Westminster Baptist Church in Westminster Maryland</a>.  He is an experienced church planter, a gifted musician, and a topnotch teacher of the Word.  Glen has been married to his wife, Barbara for 37 years. They have three sons and three grand kids.</p> <h2>Glen Touched On</h2> <p>God has used Glen to make a long-term impact through short-term missions.  Glen does this through the training of local national pastors and through a long-term commitment to one local community. Glen also shares how he has ministered to the homeless in the Baltimore and Westminster areas.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <p>Glen recommended three books to help you develop a short-term mission program.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/Fyj388" target="_blank">Unfinished by Richard Stearns</a></li> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/2boN6U" target="_blank">When Helping Hurts</a> by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert</li> <li><a href="https://goo.gl/LSyzdJ" target= "_blank">Glocalization</a> by Bob Roberts Jr.</li> </ul> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>Glen can be reached at <a href="mailto:GlenWillet@comcast.net" target="_blank">GlenWillet@comcast.net</a></p> <h2>What We Learned</h2> <p>I had three takeaways from our conversation with Glen Willet.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Missions can be in your backyard</strong>.  Glen's work with the homeless in Baltimore and in Westminster is eye opening.  The homeless are an invisible people living in your community.  They're invisible because we tend to look right past them.  Invisible people can be the homeless or an immigrant community.  What can we do then to reach these people? First look around and find them.  Then develop a long-term plan to reach out. Impact will be made not with one evangelistic event but when you invest for the long haul.</li> <li><strong>Short-term missions can have a long-term impact when you focus on those that will be there for the long-term.</strong>  Glen and his team are training Haitian pastors.  Many many years from now, when Glen can no longer make that trip, these pastors will still be serving.  To make a long-term impact you must focus on those that will be there long-term. And I would encourage you focus on pastors.</li> <li><strong>Finally, focus your short-term trips on one community for the long-term.</strong>  It may be short-term for your church people, but because you are involved with one community it will have a long-term impact.</li> </ol> <h2>Subscribe</h2> <p>Thanks for following Real Pastors.  Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher</a> Radio, or <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.  We are also available on most any podcast app your phone may have.  Soon we will be on iHeartRadio.</p> <p>Please leave feedback where you listen or you can leave feedback here in the comment section below.   If you comment below, I would appreciate your insights on the subject of short-term missions.</p> <p>Also don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter.  I will email you whenever there is a new episode.  These emails will include the show notes as well as "member only" materials.  I will never share your contact information and you can unsubscribe at any time.</p>
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How To Help the Hurting Missionary - Episode 5
<p>Tom and Danielle Brendle are missionaries with New Tribes Mission.  God has used them in Tribal Church Planting and in Member Care.  They have four sons, Levi, Jacob, Luke, and Josiah. They currently serve in Florida.</p> <h2>Tom & Danielle Touched On</h2> <p>Tom and Danielle stressed the need for personal relationships between the church and its missionaries. They shared the need for mission oriented discipleship at the local church level. Tom and Danielle gave an overview of member care and encouraged the local church to participate in this care.</p> <h2>Resources Mentioned</h2> <p>They recommended Dave and Irene Lewis' website <a href= "http://paracletos.org/" target="_blank">Paracletos.org</a></p> <p>Tom encouraged us to read the book <a href= "https://goo.gl/FLmzQB" target="_blank"><em>Life With A Capital L</em> by Matt Heard</a></p> <h2>Contact Tom & Danielle</h2> <p>Please email Tom and Danielle at <a href= "mailto:Tom_Brendle@ntm.org" target= "_blank">Tom_Brendle@ntm.org</a></p> <h2>What We Learned</h2> <p>I had three takeaways from Tom and Danielle's interview.</p> <ol> <li><strong>It is essential that churches build personal relationships with their missionaries. </strong> Now that is easier said than done. And it will take time and intention to accomplish.  Often missionaries are just a picture on the wall or a check you mail.  How can you build better relationships?  I believe you should first evaluate every missionary that you support and then evaluate how you relate to them.  In August, we will send Real Pastor Team members a free tool that will help with this.  If you are not a team member, then sign up by clicking <strong><a href= "http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target="_blank">HERE</a></strong>.  This simple resource helped us transform our mission program.</li> <li><strong>Expose your children to missions and place your young adults in church leadership.</strong>  Many missionaries realize their calling when they are young.  So we need to be intentional in our discipleship of young people, exposing them to missions and missionaries.   Also, we need to move young adults into places of responsibility.  Children will catch the vision of missions and young adults will see their place in God's mission for the church.</li> <li><strong>Provide Member Care to your missionaries.</strong>  When your missionaries return home on furlough, are you including them in the body? Are you giving them a safe place to share and decompress? What are you doing to help with this difficult transition?  Many churches are as disconnected with their missionaries when they are home as they are when they are away.  Missionaries need a safe place and they need a church family.  So take every opportunity to provide care when a missionary returns home.</li> </ol> <h2>Subscribe</h2> <p>Remember to subscribe to the podcast.  You can subscribe at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we?t%3DReal_Pastors_Podcast" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, and <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87225&refid=stpr" target= "_blank">Stitcher</a>.  Also, please leave a review where you listen or comment below.</p> <p>Finally, join the Real Pastors Team. Team members receive an email when a new episode is released, they receive a copy of each episode's show notes, and they receive special resources throughout the year.  We will never share your information and you can unsubscribe at any time.  Just click <a href= "http://eepurl.com/boonT5" target= "_blank"><strong>HERE</strong></a> to join.</p>
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How God Uses You to Change the World - Episode 4
<p>Dr. Alban and his wife Joanne began their ministry in 1965 when they served as missionaries in Brazil. The Lord redirected their steps in 1975 and Dr. Alban took a pastorate in Tennessee.  Still having a passion for missions, he accepted a position with Berean Mission in 1979.  Since then, the Lord has used him to train and prepare new missionaries for the field. Dr. Alban served 16 years as Missions Department Chairman at Appalachian Bible College and in 2003, he became Professor of Global Studies at Liberty University.</p> <h2>Dr. Alban Touched On</h2> <p><strong>Successes and struggles in ministry</strong> A key takeaway was that God did not call him to be someone else but to be the man He gifted him to be. <strong>The importance of the local church pastor in world missions</strong> Missions depend upon the pastor's leadership.</p> <h2>Resources Mentioned</h2> <p><a href="https://goo.gl/HZszb7" target="_blank"><em>The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected</em> by Nik Ripken and Gregg Lewis.</a></p> <p><a href="https://goo.gl/o61CXA" target="_blank"><em>Toxic Charity</em> by Robert D. Lupton</a></p> <h2>Contact Dr. Alban</h2> <p>Please email Dr. Alban at <a href="mailto:dalban@liberty.edu" target="_blank">dalban@liberty.edu</a></p> <h2>Subscribe</h2> <p>Please subscribe to Real Pastors at <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-pastors-podcast/id1100089399?mt=2" target="_blank">iTunes</a>, <a href= "https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ip7lvbpmgik2nuqm7f7pwau25we" target="_blank">Google Play</a>, or <a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/real-pastors-podcast?refid=stpr" target="_blank">Stitcher Radio</a>.  You should also sign up for our email updates. You will never miss an episode and you will receive additional membership materials.</p>
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Your Personal Mission Overcomes the Heartaches of Ministry - Episode 3
<h2>Does it hurt to pastor a church?</h2> <p>Sometimes ministry ... hurts. Low pay, long hours, and the people!  In Episode 2, <a href= "http://www.realpastors.com/an-interview-with-gary-buchman/" target="_blank">An Interview with Pastor Gary Buchman</a>, Gary shared some of the pain of church work.</p> <h2>One Medicine to Heal the Heartaches</h2> <p>To overcome the heartaches of ministry, it is essential that you know why and for what God called you. So you need to define your mission and create a statement that communicates it. Stephanie Vozza of FastCompany Magazine wrote, "Whether it's a daily mantra or a quote to return to when times get tough, having a personal mission statement brings focus and purpose to your life."  You need to have your own mission statement.</p> <h2>How Do You Do It?</h2> <p>Dr. Steven Covey wrote, "Write down your roles as you now see them. Are you satisfied with the mirror image of your life?" So write down your every role, every position you have. Then create a mission statement for each one.  However, you do not need a statement for every role.  Rather, examine each role and ask these three questions:</p> <ol> <li>Does this role really matter?</li> <li>How long will this role last?</li> <li>Is it a role that God speaks of in His Bible?</li> </ol> <p>I have only three mission statements; Father/Grandfather, Pastor, Husband.</p> <h2>Books Mentioned</h2> <p><a href="https://goo.gl/nSg1CG" target="_blank"><span id= "productTitle" class="a-size-large">The Character of Leadership: Nine Qualities that Define Great Leaders</span></a> by Dr. Jeff Iorg</p> <h2>Links</h2> <p><strong>Stephanie Vozza, Personal Mission Statements of 5 Famous CEOs and Why You Should Write One Too</strong> - <a href= "http://www.fastcompany.com/3026791/dialed/personal-mission-statements-of-5-famous-ceos-and-why-you-should-write-one-too" target= "_blank">http://www.fastcompany.com/3026791/dialed/personal-mission-statements-of-5-famous-ceos-and-why-you-should-write-one-too</a></p> <p><strong>Dr. Steven Covey Article, The Community: Business Mission Statements</strong> - <a href= "https://www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php" target= "_blank">https://www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php</a></p> <p><strong>Dr. Jeff Iorg, How To Write Your Own Personal Mission Statement</strong> - <a href= "http://www.lifeway.com/Article/How-to-Write-Your-Own-Personal-Mission-Statement" target= "_blank">http://www.lifeway.com/Article/How-to-Write-Your-Own-Personal-Mission-Statement</a></p>
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How to Care for a Hurting Pastor - Episode 2
<p>Pastor Gary Buchman is the pastor of Emmitsburg Community Bible Church, which is a church plant in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Gary has also served as jail chaplain.  He has been married to his wife Debbie for 46 years.  They have five kids and 14 grandkids.</p> <p>Gary also has a heart for hurting pastors.  On this episode he shares his ministry to coach pastors in need.</p> <h2>Gary Touched On</h2> <ul> <li>He shared his strengths and weaknesses as a pastor.</li> <li>He told of the time that he and Debbie adopted their daughter.</li> <li>He shared the lowest point in his time as a pastor.</li> <li>He covered the ministry of pastor care.</li> </ul> <h2>Resources Mentioned</h2> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href= "https://goo.gl/PaBGyG" target="_blank"><em>Who is this Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus  </em></a></strong></span>by John Ortberg</p> <p><em><a href="https://goo.gl/Teu43L" target="_blank"><span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><strong>If God is Good; Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil</strong></span></a> </em>by Randy Alcorn.</p> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>Gary can be reached at <a href= "mailto:pastorgarybuchman@gmail.com" target= "_blank">pastorgarybuchman@gmail.com</a></p>
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When Depression Attacks a Pastor - Episode 1
<p>Tim Webster is the Senior Pastor of Fredericktowne Baptist Church in Walkersville Maryland.  Previously he was the Senior Pastor of at Uniontown Bible Church.  He is married to his best friend, Alice.  Between the two of them, they have 8 kids! Tim shares with us some of the highs and lows of ministry.  He focused part of his story on a recent battle with depression.</p> <h2>Tim Touched on</h2> <ul> <li>How he and Alice were childhood sweethearts but lost contact and married others.  Years later they both lost their respective spouses to the same form of cancer.  Alice and Tim then reunited, fell in love, and married.</li> <li>He focused part of his story on a recent battle with depression.</li> <li>Finally, he shared the project - Church Cares.</li> </ul> <h2>Resources Mentioned</h2> <p>Tim is a published author.  His book is <span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href= "https://goo.gl/Eqm4b5" target="_blank">Christ-Centered Pastors</a>.</strong></span></p> <p>Tim recommended the book <span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href= "https://goo.gl/IfUln6" target="_blank">Deep & Wide</a></strong></span> by Andy Stanley.</p> <h2>Contact</h2> <p>If you have any questions for Tim you can email him at <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href= "mailto:timwebster214@gmail.com" target= "_blank">timwebster214@gmail.com</a></span></p>
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An Introduction to Real Pastors - Episode Zero
<p>Welcome to Real Pastors.  At Real Pastors, we interview local church pastors, missionaries, and ministry leaders. The purpose is to hear their stories and learn from their experiences.</p> <p>Episodes will be released once per month on the third Monday. </p>
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