By Jack Young
Pastoral ThoughtsMay 02, 2020
The Pulpit Committee Guidebook
Brother Bob Smith wrote a comprehensive guidebook for pulpit committees, aiding them in their pastoral search. Pastor Bruce Craig and I speak with Bob in this episode about how the book came about and his church's experience calling a pastor. If you would like a copy of this book for your church, please reach out to us at email@example.com
The Truth About Growing Old with Dr. Tom Stiles
This episode is important for people of all ages. Dr. Tom Stiles discusses the privilege, problems, and purpose of growing old. We find from Scripture that older people have a very important role to play in serving the Lord and the life of the church.
Ministry Question and Answer With Dr. Randy King
In this episode, Pastor Nick Russo and I ask Brother King various and sundry ministry questions. You will enjoy his wit and wisdom.
Dr. Randy King, Reflects On His Life and Ministry
Pastor Randy King has a fascinating life story. Saved at eighteen, the Lord used him in a great way to Pastor a thriving church in his hometown while working the family farm at the same time. Since 2013 he has had an itinerate preaching ministry that has brought him to 37 states and hundreds os churches. Enjoy the life lessons and anecdotes!
Thoughts On Child Rearing With Jim Katerle
Brother Jim Katerle and I discuss some practical aspects and principles of raising children for the Lord. Enjoy!
On Reading and Books With Brad Baker
Brother Brad Baker and I discuss books, their importance, utility, and practical ways to get more reading done. This episode should be a blessing to those who have a passion for reading and also for those who are trying to get into the habit. Enjoy!
Public School Bible Club with Tom Compapiano
Brother Tommy Compapiano was reached for Christ as a teenager through a Bible club ministry. Almost fifty years later God is still using Bible clubs in the public school. In this episode, we will testimonies of Bible club's impact, how to start one, and some insight on putting on Christian events in your local school. Enjoy!
Grief Counselling with Evangelist Bruce Craig
This episode deals with the subject of grief. Evangelist Bruce Craig explains what grief is and also describes for us the process of grieving. I believe you will find this helpful for your own personal heartaches and losses. Also, it will be a blessing as you help those you love through the grieving process.
Dr. Jon Jenkins on The Principle of The Sabbath
Dr. Jon Jenkins preached this sermon at our Spring Thaw Conference in 2019. This message is about the importance of the Sabbath in our New Testament Christian experience. In our technological age, we are accessible 24/7, It is a must that we rediscover the principle of the fourth commandment. We as Christian laborers should embrace the gift of the Sabbath and rest for God, with God, and in God. Enjoy!
A Recap of Expound Conference 2023
Pastor Gabe Gonzalas and I just returned from Trinity, Alabama, where we attended this year's "Expound Conference" at the Parkway Baptist Church. Here are our takeaways, things we learned, and how we were challenged. I trust it will be a blessing.
Missionary Spencer Smith is a preacher, missionary, and filmmaker. He has a YouTube channel with almost 200k subscribers. There he contends that "Doctrine Matters!" He is about to release number four of his documentary series, Third Adam. Below are the links to his YouTube channel and website Enjoy!
Church Polity (Government) With Pastor John Britt
Pastor Britt has decades of experience in the ministry. He has served as a layman, deacon, assistant pastor, and now as senior pastor. On today's episode we talk about church polity (government). We had an essential and enjoyable conversation. Enjoy!
Retired Army Vet Turned Preacher, Cory Chartier
Brother Cory Chartier is a retired Master Sargent with the United States Army. He is using his retirement to serve the Lord in India. His testimony will be a blessing! Enjoy!
Dr. Chuck Harding With Mission To America
Dr. Chuck Harding travels the country helping connect God's people to the people of government. Brother Harding has helped minister and influence many of our elected officials on Capitol Hill.
Evangelist Paul Iannello
Brother Paul Iannello has been a layman, church planter and is now in full-time evangelism. In this episode, he shares his testimony and gives practical advice for laymen and Christian workers. You can reach out to Evangelist Paul Iannello at www.pressingonministries.org
On Respect of Marriage Act with Dr. Tom Stiles
How will the Respect of Marriage Act impact churches and Christian organizations? What can believers do? These questions and more are addressed on today's podcast. Enjoy!
Special Thanksgiving Episode!
David Cialini and Jonathan Mager join the podcast today to help us celebrate Thanksgiving. What is thanksgiving? How do we celebrate it? How does observing thanksgiving benefit us? All of these questions are addressed in today's episode.
Missionary to Toronto Jim Bianchi
Brother Bianchi is a veteran missionary to the very international city of Toronto. In this episode, he discusses how God called him and guided him to his field and the preparations for his calling along the way. Enjoy!
Faith Promise Missions Giving With Dr. Tim Young
Dad and I discuss Faith Promise Giving on this episode. We talk about the Biblical principles of giving and how faith promise missions giving can benefit believers, missionaries, and churches.
Scott Sandy With Northeast Baptist Seedling Ministries
Brother Scott Sandy has an exciting ministry. He works with local churches to assemble and distribute thousands of John and Romans for here at home and abroad on the mission field.
Evangelist Doug Whiteside on Effective Missions and Longevity in Ministry
Brother Whitesides has been in the ministry for sixty years and still going strong. You will enjoy his testimony of years past and his vision for future ministry in Alaska.
Evangelist David Engesath, The Pottery Preacher
All throughout Scripture, the Lord has used this medium of pottery to illustrate His work in the lives of believers. Evangelist David Engersath is a potter by trade and makes pottery while he preaches demonstrating God's work.
Dr. Sam Gipp on The King James Bible
In this episode, Pastors Jose Rodrigez, Hector Sotomayor, and I had a chance to sit down with Brother Gipp and talk about the importance of our King James Bible.
Abiding In Christ With Evangelist Tony Saxton
Abiding in Christ is the key ingredient to the Christian life. Lord willing, this episode will encourage, strengthen, and edify your abiding relationship with Christ. Enjoy!
Rethinking Missions With Paul Scott
In this episode, Missionary Paul Scott explains his transformation from a traditional mission mindset to a Biblical pattern mindset.
Pastor Jim Gugino on The State of The Nation
We can find parallels between the state of America and the nation of Judah in Isaiah chapter one. Pastor Gugino and I discuss the current cultural trends and the church's solutions.
The Importance of Daily Bible Reading
Meaningful daily Bible reading is essential in the life of any believer. In this episode, David Cialini and I talk about the role Bible reading plays in our lives and some practical ways we can make this part of our life flourish.
Churchplanter Andrew Merritt
Pastor Andrew Merritt is launching a church this fall in Albany, NY. Brother Andrew shares with us his plans for renting a building, outreach, and other practical insights.
Dr. Jon Jenkins
Brother Jenkins is a well-known and well-traveled preacher. God has used him to build the churches that he has pastored. In this episode, Pastor Jenkins shares with us a little of his passion for reading civil war history and how reading history benefits your personal and spiritual growth. He also shares some practical Christian growth and ministry principles. Enjoy!
Bruce Frye, Singer & Song Writer
Brother Bruce Frye is an amazing testimony of God's grace. Bruce was saved while in the music industry as an aspiring country music singer. He now uses his tallents and abilities for the Lord's work.
The Preparation and Delivery of Sermons
Pastor Mike Watson and I discuss the road to the sermon. Sunday School teachers, preachers, and lay workers should find this episode both practical and helpful. Enjoy!
Scripture Memorization with Evangelist Gerald Fielder
Today's episode covers the importance of Scripture memorization and its benefits. Also discussed are tips, help, and advice for starting your Scripture memorization journey.
Evangelist Doug Whiteside
God has used Evangelist Doug Whiteside to preach the gospel in all fifty states and in many countries foreign countries. He has worked extensively with foreign pastors in Russia, Philipines, and other countries. In this episode, Brother Whiteside shares his experiences and advice from over sixty years in the ministry. Enjoy!
Judy Bowman, Soulwinner and Cyclist
Judy Bowman is a Guinness World Record holder, a cyclist, a former professional women's basketball player, and most importantly, a great soul winner. This episode is full of amazing stories of people who have come to Christ and ideas for sharing your faith with those around you. You can find out more about Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
Father's Day Episode With Dr. Timothy Young
Tim Young pastors the church he started in 1980, has worked extensively in foreign missions, and he is also my dad. In this Father's Day episode, we discuss the importance of Fathers in the home, church, and society.
Advice For Churches Serching for a Pastor
Evangelist Bruce Craig has decades of experience as a pastor and now has the opportunity to help churches without pastors. This episode is filled with Biblical, practical, and helpful advice for churches searching for a pastor.
Dr. Bill Grady on Perilous Times
"Perilous Times, Deep Truths for Shallow Waters" is Dr. Grady's latest book. On this episode Brother Grady gives insights into the times in which we live.
Gospel Ministry In Iceland with Missionary Nathan Shaver
Iceland is a very secular and prosperous nation. On this episode, we discuss principles of gospel ministry to put into practice in reaching this people group for Jesus Christ.
Pastor Dean Francini on Being Saved In The Marine Corps, Ministerting To The Deaf, and Pastoring after Military Retirement
On this episode Pastor Dean Francini gives his salvation testimony along with practical insights for ministering to the deaf, serving the Lord while in the service, and pastoring upon retirement.
What Does The Roe v Wade Decision Mean for America?
Evangelist Tom Stiles is with us today to answer questions about Roe v. Wade. What does it mean for the country? What should Christians be focusing on?
Church Planting and the Church Planter
Pastor Gabe Gonzalas started the New Testament Baptist Church about a year and a half ago. Today we discuss principles and priorities to consider while starting and pastoring a church plant. Enjoy!
How To Digest Books
1.) Mastermind Journaling - writing down highlights, stories, and quotes. 2.) Mastermind journeling by voice to text, printing, and folder set up. 3.) Grouping your reading - read 10-15 books on a particular topic, highlight them, and mastermind them.
The Effects of Pornography on Your Brain #2
Dr. John Asquith and I circle back and discuss the crucial topic of what pornography does to the users brain, the destruction it brings, and the way to escape its grasp.
Ten Power Principles of Ministry
Dave Cialini and I discuss Warren Wiersbe's book "Ten Power Principles of Ministry." Enjoy!
Pastoring and Church Planting With Pastor Steve Schwanke
Dr. Steve Schwanke pastors in Huntsville AL. Pastor Schwanke and his church have a burden to plant churches in the Huntsville area. On this podcast we talk church planting and a variety of other topics.
Why Bible Preaching?
Pastor Dolton Robertson and Pastor Steve Schwanke discuss the importance of Bible preaching. This episode has helpful ideas and recommended books as well.
The Effects of Pornography on Your Brain
In today's interview, Dr. John Asquith addresses the effects that pornography has on the users' brains. "Your Brain on Porn" by Gary Wilson is a secular book about the severe problems pornography causes in our society. Dr. Asquith comments on this book and recommends some answers from a Biblical perspective.
Question and Answer Session
Spring Thaw Q and A! From the panel, Dr. John Asquith, Dr. Tim Young, Dr. Steven Swanke, Pastor Dolton Robinson, and Pastor David Dunbar answer questions about life and ministry.
Brother Eric Odeychuck is a Ukrainian American pastor in Rochester, New York. Eric's family and the Ukrainian community, which he pastors, have extensive contacts inside Ukraine. On this podcast, Eric gives us up-to-date reports of experiences inside the country. Pastor Eric also tells us how we can help the people of Ukraine.
Practical Ideas on Reading
On this episode Brad Baker and I discuss the importance of reading the Bible and other books. We discuss practical ideas for finding time for reading and for getting the most our of your reading. Enjoy!
Linked here is and article from pastorjack.org on THE IMPORTANCE OF READING
On The King James Bible With Dr. Jim Alter
Brother James Alter Pastors the Grace Baptist Church in Sidney OH. Pastor Alter has done extensive work in Baptist History and also in defence of the King James Bible. You can find his work at the Ancient Baptist Press by clicking below:
On Music and Church Revitalisation With Pastor Matthew White
Brother Matthew White pastors at Village Baptist Church in Mount Morris, NY. Before his pastorate he travelled the country singing with Faith Music Missions. Today on the podcast we talk on both church pastoring and church music.
On Salvation and Soulwinning With DR. John Asquith
Pastor Asquith has written a book entitled "Who Moved My Goalposts." This podcast we discuss modern evangelistic methods and how to share the gospel in post Christian America.
Pastor Bob Brado
Pastor Bob Brado has worked as an assistant pastor for over seventeen years and is currently the pastor of Faith Bible Church which he started eight years ago. On this episode you will find insights for working in the ministry, Bible education, church planting, and the importance of walking with the Lord while serving him.
How To Set New Years Goals
Dave Cialini and I have some practical ideas and also some big picture philosophies to guide you in your New Years resolution. Below are some of the show notes:
SETTING NEW YEARS GOALS:
· By setting goals you are setting the intention and direction of your life. “You aim at nothing you will hit it every time!” “If you fail to plan you plan to fail!” God is not the author of confusion we live in an orderly planned universe, but many people do not have an overarching purpose or plan for that purpose.
** God is Sovereign and is not bound to our plans, but we can with His guidance purposefully direct our lives. Caleb, “I want that mountain!”
· Measurable, specific, and achievable. Measurable and absolutely clear.
· What do you want to achieve and why do you want to achieve it?
o THE BIG WHY? Define why it is important and valuable to you. Do this for yourself and be ready with a reason for those that are around you.
Marathon – for myself confidence discipline…., my wife and kids (to show my kids that hard things can be done), connection with my sister
· Micro goals are going to spin off your macro goals so if you’re reading your,
o How is this going to work in developing habits.
Bible through in a year you’re going to have a certain number of chapters to read every single day. Marathon a certain program. Maybe a 5k, a half, and then your full. Preaching – sermon preparation. Podcast – certain amount of content produced. Writing – half hour a day or certain words per day.
** Habits become part of our inner brain, second nature:
I made the decision to start reading the Bible for spiritual reasons. I continue because I am habitual. Julie and I were watching a real crime story about a man who was axed in the head in the night, woke up, showered, ate breakfast, brushed his teeth got the morning paper then died. His habitual part of the brain was working.
o Every goal should be: habitual, measurable, and obtainable.
At church we will have a month through the N.T. “Pursuit of God” Book is the reward.
Spiritual fellowship and devotion. Church, Family devotions, spouse devotions.
SOUL: “The seat of our emotions”
Self / Wife / Children / Church family.
With Intentionality and purpose. If you are on a date with your wife be full present. Same if you are with your with your kids or a friend.
Hunting is a medium to spend time with my Sons, Dad, Brother…
BODY: Eating, drinking, sleeping, and working out.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day.” The best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Remember: Specific, Measurable, Achievable
Pastor Vince Williams On Ministering to the Military
Pastor Williams is a former veteran and has worked with and pastored military churches. Today on the podcast we both share our experiences working with the armed forces. Also Brother Williams has a church database with over 6,000 churches on it to help military and others find a good Bible believing church in their area. Click here for the link.
Sharing Your Faith With Muslims with Missionary Tim Stalcup
Tim Stalcup has travelled to a variety of different Muslim countries including Afghanistan. He currently does mission work reaching Muslims living in New York City. On today's episode he will share with us some ideas for reaching our Muslim neighbours with the gospel.
Evangelist Chuck Harding On The Christian And Government
Evangelist Chuck Harding has been involved in God and Country movements for almost twenty years now. This episode we speak about history, reading, and how to be involved in your government.
Pastor Ken Shaver on Church Planting and Pastoring
Pastor Ken Shaver and I talk church planting, pastoring, and discuss a variety of topics.
Thoughts On Working With Teenagers With David Cialini
Brother Dave and I have a philosophical discussion on the roll of youth group in the life of teenagers, the home, and the church. Enjoy!
Thoughts on Missions Conference with David Cialini
Below is a my check list for missions conference:Mission’s Conference: (2021)
Promote: Facebook, MailChimp, announce.
Announcements: 24-hour prayer chain sign up, international dinner sign up, faith promise missions cards. house missionaries, have missionaries over Monday night, Tuesday night.
Decorations: up for a month / get out old deco and order new as needed decorations.
Kids: Order a mission’s craft, have missionary speak to them.
Print: Faith Promise card weeks ahead, missionary pics with names, pics of missionaries and speakers coming. 3 sign up sheets: International dinner, prayer chain, international delegates (people talk about their country and say John 3:16 in native tongue)
Order of Service: Print cards, two speakers and one presentation Monday and Tuesday night.
Extra’s: DO some Sunday School and Morning sermons on missions, Pick theme song, Do some blogs on missions: “How I learned to give,” Invite preachers from the area for Friday night, Have Families host missionaries – they get to know them they will be personally vested, Super-Saturday breakfast, subs for lunch and service to follow, ask missionaries if they can sing and schedule them if they can. Have Dave C. show us how to print big pictures.
Pastor Jim Gugino on Thoughts for Raising Up Christian Workers
Dr. John Asquith On True Gospel Ministry
Pastor Asquith has an amazing ministry at the Black Creek Baptist Church. I had the opportunity to be there last week for one of their two midweek services. Most all the members at BCBC were reached and saved because of John Asquith's ministry. The people there have amazing testimonies of how the gospel transformed them from terrible lifestyles to serving Christ. Enjoy some of Brother Asquith's testimony and his pastoral wisdom!
Pastor Matt Smith on Sharing Your Faith With Others
Brother Matt has been working with at State Fair Soulwinning booths for decades. He shares with us how easy it is to share your faith and demonstrates for us how to do so.
Pastor and Doctor Mike Cesar
Brother Mike Cesar was converted while a practicing Physician. On this podcast he gives a little of his testimony on his salvation and call to the ministry. Pastor Cesar also comments on our current cultural climate and how it is ripe for the Lord's return.
Missionary and YouTube Documenter Spencer Smith
Missionary Spencer Smith works on extensively on the mission field. Spencer also has a popular YouTube channel that educates people in doctrine and warns of new age trends among Christianity. You can find him by searching Spencer Smith on YouTube.
On Critical Race Theory with Evangelists Tony Saxton and Tom Styles
This episode is some thoughts on Critical Race Theory and some Biblical solutions race relations.
The Importance of Camp: Recorded at Christian Lake Bible Conference
Cory Banks and Marcus Eaton are directors at Christian Lake Bible Conference in Stratford NY. On this episode we talk about the important roll camp can play in the believers life and the opportunities available at Christian Lake.
UFO's, Aliens, and the Christian with Pastor Jose Rodriguez
Much attention has been given lately to UFO's by the news media, congress, and the military. As a Christian we should have an answer for the hope that is within us. Lord willing today's episode will give us some of those answers and point us in the right theological direction.
Dr. R B Ouellette On Ministry and Practical Christian Living
Brother Ouellette has had a very extensive pastoral and preaching ministry for close to fifty years. His Biblical and practical approach to life and ministry will be a blessing to you. Enjoy!
Special Father's Day Episode With Dad (Tim Young)
Encouragement for fathers and the fatherless on today's episode. Enjoy!
Ten Crises In America With Evangelist Tom Styles
Tom Styles with Arise Ministries talks with us today about ten different crises facing our nation. In the midst of these crises we know that the Lord is our shelter and the gospel is the answer.
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer Book Discussion With David Cialini
The Pursuit of God has been a favourite souls stirring book for generations of Christians. Today on the podcast Brother Cialini and I do an overview of this great book. Enjoy!
Dealing With Grief with Bruce Craig
This is a very helpful episode for dealing with life's sorrows. We all either have or will experience loss and grief. We all also have a responsibility to those around us to help those who are going through a time of sorrow. This podcast will be an encouragement to you personally and equip you to help those around you who are in the grieving process.
From Convict To Preacher of the Gospel With Brother Dale Morey
Brother Dale Morey has a tremendous ministry Liberty Behind Bars. You will be challenged with his amazing testimony and ministry to prison and jail inmates.
Pastor Joe Perticone Sr. On The Important Role of Men In The Church
Pastor Perticone Sr. has worked in the ministry for twenty years as first as assistant pastor and thirteen yeas ago he started Trinity Baptist church in Rochester. Today on the podcast we speak about the important role of men in the church and how to develop men of God in the local church.
Reaching Restricted Countries For Christ with Vincent Blanchard
Vincent Blanchard is a missionary to areas closed to the gospel. On this podcast he shares some his experiences and his plans to go to "the regions beyond" where no western missionaries have ever been. You can find more out about Missionary Vincent Blanchard here.
Fred Love on the Blessings of Jail Ministry
Brother Love will be ninety years young this year and has an amazing testimony. For the last thirty years he has been working in Jail ministry. He discusses the blessings and benefits of ministering in the jail.
Pastor Dan Smith, Pastor Jim Altar, and Pastor Tim Young on the Q and A panel
This episode was recorded at our "Spring Thaw" conference at Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church.
Pastor Jim Altar on Reading, Discipleship, and Church Growth
Missionary Matt Furan On Prayer, Practical Ministry, and Important Ministry Lessons
Brother Matt Furan has served in ministry for over twenty years. He has been both a pastor and missionary to the fields of Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Today on the podcast we talk about some great people of prayer, great preachers, and practical ministry lessons learned along the way. Enjoy!
Dr. Bill Grady and Dr. Tim Young on Personal Testimonies and Ministry.
Dr. Bill Grady is currently working as an evangelist. He is the author of several books: "Final Authority," "Given By Inspiration," "What Hath God Wrought?", "How Satan Turned America Against God," and "Holy Ground, The True Story of the Nation of Israel." You can find him here at Grady Publications.
Pastor Jose Rodriguez On Sharing Your Faith and Practical Christian Living
Hear an amazing testimony how Brother Jose and His wife received the Lord. Pastor Rodrigues shares some lessons on practical Christian living and his burden for the city of Rochester.
Evangelist Bruce Craig Practical Insights On The Ministry, Family, and Finances
Evangelist Bruce Craig accepted his first pastorate in 1976. He successful pastored several churches and is currently doing the work of evangelism.
Dr. Tom Stiles On Faith, Love, and Hope This Election Cycle
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. (I Thessalonians 5:8)
Pastor James Grandinetti On Making and Outreach Calendar
1.) Schedule Super Saturdays 2.) Mailing EDDM. 3.) Facebook Adds 4.) Visitation Plans. 5.) New Move In Lists for mailing or visitation. 6.) Easter outreach - mail, Facebook adds. 7.) Ladies Celebration or conference. 8.) Sportsman Dinner.
Mass Mailing, Friend Day, Easter, Super Saturdays
Question - What is an outreach calendar? Question- How do I begin?
- Meditation on Gods leading
- Layout repetitive events first ie Soul-winning and visitation
- plug in large outreach events (two categories, evangelistic or discipleship or mix of both)
- backward plan preparatory events (meetings, publications/ advertising etc)
- look at ways to tie events together
- analyze all ministry evangelistic efforts and needs (ie bus ministry, Sunday school ministry, school programs, Bible institute/college)
Question - What should be on an outreach calendar?
- preparation for events
- any connections?
Silas Naklic On Preparing for Preaching and Teaching
Brother Silas talks about being a student in Israel. We discuss getting ready for teaching and preaching God's Word.
Setting New Years Goals With David Cialini
New Years Resolutions With Dave Cialini:
*** Big picture: Obituary? * What do you want your life to be like in five years? 10 years? What advice would you tell yourself 10 years ago?
* New Years goals about about GROWTH. Success is measured in personal growth. * Pick a winning team and win - who are your top five mentors?
Preparing for another year and a fresh start…
· Setting Goals is about God’s grace and mercy
La 3:22-23 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Look back and thank God for His grace in the victory and His mercy in defeat
· Setting Goals is about yieldedness to God
Betty Stam—“Lord, I give up all my plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life. I give myself, my life… utterly to Thee to be Thine forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as thou wilt. Send me where thou wilt. Work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost.”
Sometimes God “redirects” us
Circumstances cause us to refocus our energies into different areas
· Setting Goals is about the Glory of God
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Cor. 10:31)
BE careful of personal ambition
· Setting Goals is about pressing forward
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
“I have not arrived…”
Mark – a visible line
The prize of THE HIGH CALLING—doing what God has called you to do
This is what our goal setting should be wrapped around
· Setting Goals is about Stewardship
1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Pr 27:23 ¶ Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
***What are my flocks?
What is it that God made me the steward?
· Relationship with God (Bible reading/knowledge and prayer)
· Self—if you are not right, you are limited in how you can help others
Body—health, strength, rest
Soul—mind, heart, will
Spirit—relationship with God “Man shall not live by bread alone”
· Ministry—your particular ministry (choir, SS, Youth, Music), witnessing/soulwinning
Ministry is not just about quantity, but quality (deeper/broader)
How can I be a better minister (being vs. doing)
Look at Each role (flock) in life like a checking account…
You get out of something what you put into it.
What’s the balance?
***Be HONEST with your self and determine what is your present reality.
Decide where you want to be. Forecast what you want your life to look like in 6 months…
Decide how to make it happen.
Good friends in the ministry
Great men of the past—EM Bounds, Spurgeon, Moody, Andrew Murray, RA Torrey
Those who love the Lord, yet work under me
Ideas For Christmas Outreach With Pastor James Grandinetti
We discuss three different outreach ideas on the podcast today. 1.) Christmas Eve Candle Light Service. 2.) Christmas Tracts. 3.) Christmas Carolling activities.
Pastor Samson Ryman on Working With Teenagers
Brother Ryman has been working with youth since the age of 19. He has been a youth pastor and is now a senior pastor at Central Bible Baptist Church in Messena, NY.
The Benefits of Reading
Some Helpful Tips:
1.) Read a summary. Watch the author on YouTube or on a podcast. I like to hear the authors voice. So I can hear it when I read. Read chapter titles intro and conclusion. Headings of chapters. Thumb through the book. Find the melody of the book.
2.) Guide Your Eyes With A Pen
3.) Don’t read near the margins.
4.) Don’t say words with your mouth. Chew Gum.
5.) Feel everything picture what is going on.
6.) Take breaks. Read for twenty minutes and water the plants.
7.) Always keep a book with you: physical or on your phone.
8.) The best reading is rereading. C.S. Lewis said he had a hard time reading new books he liked reading once again what he had done before. There are some great books that we should take time and master. Perhaps read once a year.
“Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading. Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. In reading let your motto be ‘much not many’” (Charles Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students).
How Were Old Testament Saints Saved? With Pastor Kirk Delaney and Pastor Tim Young
A helpful conversation on the gospel in the Old Testament and New Testament.
Pastor Bob Parker on The Christian Home
Pastor Parker shares testimonies, principles and insights on raising your children for the Lord.
Pastor Hector Sotomayor on Supporting the Police
Pastor Sotomayor is a recently retired police officer and full time pastor. He discusses the challenges of being a police officer and ways that churches and individuals can be a support to law officials.
Church Planter and Pastor Jose Gomez
Pastor Gomez started pastoring at the age of 19 years old. He has a phenomenal life story. Jose has planted three churches and is now working on his fourth plant you can find him here: Facebook Jose Serafin Gomez
Dr. Mark Bosje On World Missions
Brother Mark Bosje is a veteran missionary. He and his family were missionaries in New Zealand and Thailand. Dr. Bosje teaches missions at Hyles Anderson College and now travels to at least eight foreign fields a year.
The Power of Assembly with Pastor Tim Young and Pastor Jeff Harris
On this podcast we discuss the benefits of in person assembly. Helpful Biblical, personal, and antidotal reasons are given for why we have in person church services.
Gabe Gonzalez On Church Planting
Brother Gabe Gonzalez is starting this fall of 2020 the New Testament Baptist Church (CLICK HERE) out of our church, Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church. I believe this episode will be helpful to laymen, pastors, and church planters interested in church planting and a spiritual blessing to all who listen.
Potter and Evangelist David Engesath
David Engesath, Professional Potter turned preacher shares his testimony of how God called him into the ministry while in his fifties. Brother David has a wonderful ministry demonstrating the illustration God uses multiple times in Scripture comparing our life to the Potter (God) moulding the clay (us). One of his main callings in his preaching ministry is to help Christians prepare for the judgement seat of Christ.
You can connect with Evangelist David Engesath by clicking here.
D. L. Moody His Life and Ministry
David Cialini and I discuss the life of Dwight L. Moody. Mr. Moody was one of the greatest evangelists of Church history. God used simple uneducated shoe salesman to preach the gospel to over 100 million people in his lifetime. The impact of D.L. Moody shaped Christianity in America and in England.
Gulshan Lal with Asian Concern
Today on the podcast Brother Gulshan Lal gives his amazing testimony. Gulshan tells of the "Seeker Conferences" he has been putting on for the past forty years in India and others places. His wife grew up in one of Amy Carmichael's orphanages in India.
Dr. Chuck Harding Discusses Current Events
Dr. Harding has been working full time in God and Country efforts across the nation for over fifteen years. The Lord has called him to help Pastors and God’s people become more educated concerning our Christian Heritage, engaged in our biblical role in government, and encourage others to entreat God's mercy for our embattled nation so the pulpit can remain free to evangelize.
On this episode Dr. Chuck Harding answers questions submitted by the members at Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church.
From Elevator Mechanic to Missionary with Joel Bierman
Joel Bierman tells of the call from a great blue collar job to missionary to Germany. Hear lessons learned on the road, the benefits of using vacation time to take missions trips, and some personal insights into discerning God's call.
Missionary Patrick Pruett to Peru
Brother Patrick speaks talks about deputation, the importance of missionary prayer letters, the three church plants he was apart of, and what is going on in Peru during COVID-19.
Finding Clarity In Your Scheduling, Goals, and Priorities
Finding Clarity In Your Schedule, Priorities, and Goals
· “To do’s” are not all equal. Schedule / priorities / to do listsWe have more things to do than we can possibly get done. We feel overwhelmed, unclear, unfocused, and we are not sure what is the most important.
· All things that need to be done are not equally important. Here are some questions that might help us cut through the clutter of our to do list:
1.) 80/20 Rule: Farming, stock market, wealth, business’s products, even negative: car accidents… Tasks – what are the 20% of action/activity that produces 80% of the results? Job/ Family / Relationships Who are the 20% of people that bring the most joy into your life? Who are 20% of the people that produce 80% of the results?
What are the 20% of actions/people producing 80% of the negative results?
** If you work harder that does not necessarily mean you will be more productive. You have to work smarter! Ask the 80/20 question.
2.) What Is The One Thing? If you could only do one thing this day/week/month what would it be? What one thing would make the day/week/month easer? What is the “one thing?” What is the one thing in my marriage, with my kids, in my ministry, or in my walk with God?
3.) Two Hours Rule: ** What would you do if you only had two hours to work today?
4.) What Is The Big Why? Helps us to know why we do the hard things that we do.
Big rocks then the small rocks…
Marathon – 40, for my children, self confidence, sense of accomplishment, I can run with Julie, for my kids, for the church family.
5.) Write Your Obituary:
It will be easy to say NO! You say many more “no’s” in life so you can to the big “Yes’s” You can so no when there is a bigger yes burning inside
Charles G. Finney and Revival by Dr. Rick Flanders
Tim Young ("Dad") on Fatherhood
On this special fathers day edition, Dad and I had a great time discussing fatherhood and the young family heritage.
The Life and Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon
David Cialini and I discuss the spiritual impact of Spurgeon on the world, the people that influenced him, and the edification his life can be to us as believers today. Most of the information for this podcast was taken from the book: "The Shadow of the Broad Brim" by Richard Day
How and Why You Should Journal
Professor Greg Haun in 2005 challenged the class to journal I am so glad I took him up on it. ** Presidents, men and women throughout the ages have journaled.
1.) Collect Thoughts: things you are thankful for – count your blessings, write down what you experiencing, what you have been learning lately, how you like or dislike different things.
2.) Work Out Problems. Organise your thoughts by confronting your problems. Is something bothering you and you know it shouldn’t be? Well write down I will not worry about this because 1.) explanation... 2.) explanation... 3.) explanation...
3.) See the Future: What would you like to be like in 10 years. How do you plan to get there? What actions are you going to take today, this week, and this year to get there?
4.) Write your history: Write out things that you have done, seen, felt. Write out what is going on in the world around you. The king reads Mordecai remembers that he owes Mordecai a blessing. IN the future you will be able to see you from the past. You can see strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots in your personality. "An unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates. in the past.
* As a rule: Do it once a week. Sit down and write down whatever comes to your mind. Then if you get brainstorms or need clarity throughout the week get it out and write down.
* It is for you not for anyone else. I am not telling you to put private stuff in there but don’t worry about someone else reading it. Honestly probably no one else even cares anyway.
Rick Flanders On Preparing For A Church Revival
Dr. Rick Flanders is coming to LBBC Sunday June 28th - July 1st for a Summer Revival. Brother Flanders is not only a great preacher he is truly a revivalist. God has used him throughout the country and Canada to bring a revival of prayer and holy Christian living. This is a wonderful fifteen minute conversation. Be ready to be challenged and blessed!
Pastor Steve Schwanke on evangelism, pastoring, and church planting
Steve Schwanke became a full time evangelist at the age of 22! He speaks of how he was able to keep a full schedule at such a young age. After ten years in evangelism he took the Huntsville Bible Baptist Church. The church had at the time twelve members. Today, after four years as the pastor the church runs 120 on a consistent basis. The Lord has been leading Brother Steve to start churches around the Huntsville AL area. In closing he gives a testimony about his upbringing. He was raised in a family of twelve children. Today most of the kids are in full time Christian service and all of them serve the Lord in different capacities.
This is a great podcast! Enjoy!
Tony Saxton on Depression and Anxiety
Here is the check list for Brother Tony's Holistic Approach to Depression:
A. Concerning My Spirit:
· I am intentionally abiding in the Lord, His word, prayer and His Spirit. (Jn. 15:7; 1st Jn. 2:27)
· I am intentionally trying to abide in a Christ – centered triangle relationship with my wife Evon. That’s therapeutic for both of us! (1st Peter 3:7)
· I am intentionally putting on the whole Armor of God by putting on the characteristics of Christ (Col. 3:10 – 14) the “living word of God” and by being obedient to the written word of God, the Bible. (Ephesians 6:10 – 18)
· I am intentionally dying daily so that I can experience the crucified, abundant or exchanged life. ( Gal. 2:20; Jn. 10:10; 2nd Cor. 5:21)
· I am intentionally seeking the Lord’s kingdom and righteousness first.(Matt. 6:33)
· I have joined the healing journey ministry at church.
· I have joined a Thursday Night Bible Study emphasizing the healing of the spirit, soul and body. Lessons taught by Dr. John Woodward (a dear friend and brother) via DVDs after having gone through training in Tennessee.
· Like the Apostle Paul, I am learning how to glory in my infirmities, necessities, persecutions, reproaches, distresses etc. for the Lord’s sake; realizing that His grace is sufficient for me (2nd Cor. 12:7 – 12). I also realize that God is using this infirmity in the process of conforming me to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:28,29). “All things are of God” (2nd Corinthians 5:18)
B. Concerning My Soul:
- Note: The soul is a trichotomy. It consists of the emotions, (“the feelers”) intellect, (“the thinkers”) and the will (“the choosers”).
· I am intentionally applying Philippians 4: 5 – 20 to my life. This portion of scripture emphasizes how to experience the Lord’s presence, peace, perspectives, providence, power, provisions, and promises.
· I am a student of this disorder; reading, studying, and learning methods on how to understand and manage this disorder.
· I am intentionally trying to do the Lord’s will as it is written in His Word. I am trying to live a :
1. Sanctified life ( 1st Thess. 4:1 – 4)
2. Sincerely thankful life (1st Thess. 5:17)
3. Sacrificial life (Romans 12: 1,2)
4. Soul – conscious life (1st Tim 2:3 – 4)
5. Spirit – filled life ( Eph. 5: 17 – 18)
· I am attempting to help others experiencing anxiety and depression disorders.
· I am teaching a bible study at the Maplewood YMCA. One of the lessons that I am teaching is on the healing of the spirit, soul and body. The same lessons taught by Dr. Woodward.
Tom Stiles on When Should Churches Reopen?
Tom Stiles has been helping pastors, churches, and Christian schools navigate New York politics and laws for decades. Today, May 21, 2020, he gives helpful information on when churches should reopen. You can find Tom Styles at ariseministries.org.
Ken Shaver on Family Devotions
I had the opportunity to know Ken Shaver in our church in Oklahoma City where he served the Lord as a laymen. Pastor Ken Shaver is a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot, air traffic controller, and international air traffic training manager. He entered the ministry at age 41 when he started the Greater Cumberland Baptist Church now pastored by his son-in-law Paul Edes. Pastor Shaver is currently serving as pastor at the Greater Vision Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.
Ken and his wife Robin have a wonderful home life with four children who serve in churches and many grandchildren. On the podcast, Brother Shaver teaches the blessing and benefits of family devotions. Enjoy!
Army Veteran Erik Sabiston
Erik Sabiston is a bestselling author, producer, public speaker and airline pilot. He is also the President/Founder of RTAG, Veteran/Aviation Consultant, Award Winning Co-Producer and Military Technical Advisor.
On the podcast he speaks about his Christian faith, tells about writing a military book with no curse words, and gives advice to those serving in the armed services on how to be a Christian Soldier.
Below is the link to his best selling book:
Thoughts On Bible Reading
David Cialini and I discuss the importance of Bible reading, tips, tools, and ideas to keep you in God's Word. Here us a downloadable Bible reading schedule to tape into the fly leaf of your Bible http://www.pastorjack.org/?p=1842
How To Read Books
1.) Build a habit of reading. 2.) For reading comprehension - read a summary, wikipedia, watch a YouTube lecture or podcast by the author about the book. 3.) Scan and skim the book before you read. 4.) Highlight then take notes - don't just read to have read but read to learn. 5.) Feel free to pause a book to pick up another or to quit a book. 6.) Rereading is the best reading! read your favourite book again.
The Christian and Human Government
What does the Bible say about human government? Should we obey the laws of the land when they conflict with God's law?
11 Ways To Redeem The Time During the Pandemic
We have an opportunity for growth and productivity that we have never had before: “redeem the time!”
11 Ways To Redeem the Time From pastorjack.org http://www.pastorjack.org/?p=2312(opens in a new tab)