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A Podcast for the Staff. Working on a church staff requires a multitude of skills. Join Nathan Auxer (nathanauxer.com) and Thomas Nunnery as they interview guests to explore what it takes to thrive working under a pastor. Discover the resources and tools you need, and glean the wisdom from those that are doing what you do. If you are familiar with switching from Music Minister, to Youth Director, to Graphic Designer, to Carpenter, to Bus Captain, and everything in between, then this podcast is for you.

Nathan Auxer | Thomas Nunnery


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    When Business Overwhelms

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 26:05

    Sometimes life gets busy. Add ministry on top of that and you have a recipe for becoming overwhelmed. Nathan and Thomas talk about some ways that we can make it through the busy times. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Taking your Mission's Emphasis to the Next Level

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 19:43

    Nathan and Thomas share some simple and cheap ideas to take your mission's conference or emphasis month to the next level. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Encore Episode - "What Baptists are Doing Well, and How We Could Improve" with David Sommerdorf

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:14

    Season2 Episode 41 - No you are not having deja vu. This episode was one of our most popular and well worth listening to again...or for the first time if you are just joining us at Not the Pastor.Join us as we discuss David Sommerdorf's call to evangelism as well as what he has observed in our Baptist movement while traveling around the country for the last 20+ years. Bro. Sommerdorf and his wife Mrs. Deb also have a unique ministry called the "Military Vette" which we talk about in this episode. This is a great discussion that was a great help to us and which we hope will be the same for you!Find the Sommerdorfs at militaryvette.comJoin the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Untitled Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 29:03

    October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Nathan and Thomas discuss why it's important and appropriate to show appreciation to our pastor. We will explore why we as Second men, staff people, and lay leaders should “lead the charge” in showing appreciation. Finally, we're going to share some ideas on how to express that gratitude.Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Reading Well

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 31:41

    Leaders read. But can we get more out of our reading? Probably. Here are some ideas about how to read well. We reference material from the following websites in this podcast.Farnam Street - https://fs.blog/how-to-read-a-book/Art of Charm - https://theartofcharm.com/art-of-personal-development/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-reading/Stunning Motivation - https://stunningmotivation.com/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-reading-a-book/Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Outreach Tools: Graceultd.org

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 27:54

    Kristen King joins NTP to share her passion for equipping individuals to share the Gospel. On the website Graceultd.org, you will find a wonderful Gospel presentation. You will find resources that new believers can access to help strengthen their new walk with God and connect to good, Bible-preaching churches in their area. The whole process gets started with the message cards that you can look at (and purchase) on the shop page. We hope you will take advantage of this tool to help share the gospel with people. If you would be willing to connect with people that share their information with graceultd.org, please fill out the comment section at the bottom of the page. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Back to the Basics: Meditation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 23:26

    Nathan and Thomas talk about the biblical idea of meditation. What it is, what can stand in the way of mediation, and some things that might help. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    "What's Up With Calvinism?" with Pastor Tim Shellenberger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 55:40

    Today on Not the Pastor, Nathan discusses Calvinism with Pastor Tim Shellenberger;What do Calvinists actually believe?What misunderstandings might we have about Calvinism? What scripture should we use when defending against Calvinism?Pastor Tim planted the Centralia Bible Baptist Church in Centralia Washington in 2009. His love for his wife and his four children is apparent as well is his knowledge of God's Word. Resources mentioned in today's episode;Find out more about Leighton Flowers here at www.soteriology101.com.Find Ronnie Roger's book, "Does God Love All or Some?" here.Find Austin Fischer's book, "Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed" here.Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    On Delegation Pt2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 41:23

    Nathan and Thomas continue the conversation about delegation. Today they talk about the levels of delegation, some tools to delegate well, and some things to keep in mind as you tend relationships with people. You can find the Delegation Template here. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    On Delegation Pt1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 21:14

    NTP talks about delegation. Helping others join in the work of Jesus is so important. In this episode we talk about some things that stand in the way of delegation as well as some of the dangers of not delegating well.  Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Back to the Basics: Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 25:51

    Nathan and Thomas talk about prayer. It is so essential to our Christian lives but we often struggle to make time to have meaningful communication with our Father. Listen in to find some resources that have helped Thomas and Nathan. Download the Echo Prayer app.The Celebration of DisciplineThe Hour that Changes the WorldThe Prayer that Turned the World Upsidedown*NTP does not endorse or agree with everything in these books. However, we found them helpful and hope you will as well. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    The Makings of a Great Sound Tech with Dan Nease

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 32:33

    Join Dan Nease and NTP as we talk about what makes great Sound Techs. Brother Dan shares that technical expertise is not the most critical component since the tech and knowledge can be taught. Things that are far harder to teach are what make great sound techs; things like passion, readiness to learn, and awareness. Check out our other episodes about sound and audio:The 6 Fundamentals of Live SoundChoosing a New Mixing Console Pt1Choosing a New Mixing Console Pt2We talked more about how to MAWL the FAT people in this episode: Transitioning WellJoin the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Do You Have a Community?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 31:27

    What is community?Is community really that important?What can you do to foster community?A Christian Community ought to be at the center of our day to day life...in this episode we discuss the ins and outs of how to foster community intentionally.Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    Hosting Guest Ministers Well

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 33:09

    Brother Ed Pearson joins NTP to talk about how to host groups at your church. As a guest at many churches, he got to experience many wonderful hosts. Today, he shares some of the things your church can do to make sure that the next pastor, missionary, or guest your church hosts is well cared for.  Brother Pearson also sneaks some tips into the interview about ways we can be great guests when we get to visit and minister at other churches. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Hosting a Park Outreach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 30:58

    Nathan and Thomas talk about how to host an outreach at the park. We talk through some of the prep work that this event will take. We give some ideas about what to do on that day. Finally, we discuss how to have effective follow-up efforts after this event. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    On Fundraising with Jonathan Stewart Pt 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 29:51

    Bro. Jonny joins NTP again to finish the conversation on fundraising. In this episode, we talk about some specific fundraising ideas and ways to maximize the returns. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    On Fundraising with Jonathan Stewart Pt 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 22:32

    Jonathan Stewart joins NTP to talk about fundraising. For many, fundraising is a necessary evil. But we think it can be a great tool to help teens get to life-changing events and can even help them grow and mature.  Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.

    Pitching Ideas to Your Pastor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 21:48

    Sometimes you have ideas that need to go before your pastor. In this episode, Nathan and Thomas talk about some things to keep in mind when pitching those ideas. We want to make sure we give our pastor all the information so that he can make the best decision for our church. Notice we didn't say so we can get our way. In order to help you think through all the important details, we are offering this Ministry Recommendation Form. We hope you will use it. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    Back to the Basics: Bible Reading

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 39:46

    Is it possible for a church staff member to neglect Bible reading?How can you encourage those in the church where you serve to read the Bible?What tools are there that could be a help to new Bible readers?As a Christian we can never outgrow our need for the basics such as Bible Reading. Let's talk about that today.Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    Is Your Church Prepared for an Emergency?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 29:04

    We hope we never face a situation where your church building will have to be evacuated but if we find ourselves in an unthinkable situation, we want to be prepared. Nathan and Thomas talk about some ways to make sure that your church is ready in case a fire threatens the safety of your congregation. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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    Summer Interns with Ryan Rench

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 32:31

    Bro. Ryan Rench joins NTP again to talk about summer interns. He has some great ideas to share about how a church family is a great place for people to train for ministry. We will also talk about how to select interns, what they can do while they are at your church, and what to pay them. Check out Bro. Ryan's blog: ryanrench.com You can find the article that Bro. Ryan mentioned on interns here.Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    Making Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 25:10

    Nathan and Thomas talk about making friends in the ministry. The work of Jesus can be lonely at times, but friends can help. We want to encourage you to make the effort to invest in good relationships.  Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    Is Door Knocking Still Effective?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 35:27

    Thomas and Nathan talk about whether door knocking as a method for outreach is still worth the effort in this day and culture. We discuss some major hurdles such as "no soliciting" and "no trespassing" signage and what we do about them. Then we offer a couple of ideas that might complement your current outreach efforts. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    On Church Building Programs with Daniel Davidson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 26:34

    Bro. Daniel Davidson joins us to talk about building programs. He recently led his church through purchasing property and building from the ground up. He has some wonderful advice for pastors and staff facing building and remodel projects. Read the book When Not to Build.Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    On Discipleship with David Pirkle

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 35:09

    David Pirkle joins us today to talk about discipleship. He teaches us that discipleship is less about making spiritual adults and more about creating spiritual parents. We talk about the balance between a structured, discipleship program and organic, as-we-go discipleship.  You can purchase David Pirkle's book, Starting your Journey with Christ, Discipleship from I Thessalonians here. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Church Bylaws

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 24:42

    Nathan and Thomas talk about church constitutions and bylaws. What are they? Why do churches need them? What should they include? What if we need to change or update them? Find more resources at the Christian Law Association. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Reaching Families Through Day Camps with Mike Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 48:07

    What is a Day Camp?How can a Day Camp translate into families coming to church?How can you run a Day Camp well?Mike Holmes with reachkeep.com and Sinclair Baptist Church in Sinclair Wyoming talks about all this and more today on Not the Pastor.Mike has many free resources on his website reachkeep.com.You can view the playlist he mentioned on his YouTube channel by following this link.  You can find the Better Sundays podcast at bettersundays.comHere is how you can contact Mike.ReachKeep.com/Baptist Youth MissionP.O. Box 4Sinclair, WY 82334307-324-4800info@reachkeep.comJoin our conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Contextualization

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 32:46

    Contextualization is something we all do in order to communicate truth to different audiences. The danger comes when we fall into the trap of over contextualizing or under contextualizing. This conversation is based on a chapter in Paul Chappel's book Keep the Faith. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Communicating with Your Spouse with Dave Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 44:06

    Dave Young talks to us about communication. We discuss why communication is hard, that task-oriented conversations are not enough for meaningful connection, and how to speak love to our spouses. Dave Young has a number of resources on his website evangalistdaveyoung.comYou can find his blog at thedaveyoung.com and his podcast is Keeping it Young Podcast. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Keeping our Identity in Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 45:04


    John Waterloo joins us to talk about keeping our identity in Christ. It is easy for ministry leaders to define success by some numerical metric or the response to a sermon instead of by our faithfulness to the call of God on our lives. It is easy to allow our ministry, job, or ability to define us instead of the work of Christ in us. Much of this conversation is based on the book Lead by Paul David Tripp. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Training Church Workers with Mike Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 46:42

    We get to talk to Mike Holmes about how to train church workers. He has six specific categories that he thinks are essential in which workers should be trained. Mike has many free resources on his website reachkeep.com.You can the specific Sunday School teacher training he mentioned by searching for "teacher training" or following this link.  You can find the Better Sundays podcast at bettersundays.comHere is how you can contact Mike.ReachKeep.com/Baptist Youth MissionP.O. Box 4Sinclair, WY 82334307-324-4800info@reachkeep.comJoin the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Worship with Dave Hardy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 41:07

    Dave Hardy joins us to talk about worship. Bro. Hardy defines worship, “Worship is the voluntary humbling of one person, physically and spiritually, in order to exalt another.”Many churches have a worship service at 11 am on Sunday morning. But going by the definition of the word, perhaps not much worship is actually happening. Bro. Hardy talks to us about how to incorporate worship into the church service and, even more foundational, into our personal lives. You can find Dave Hardy's book Worship and the Ear of God on Amazon. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Hospitality at Home Pt2 with Joy Auxer and Amber Nunnery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 28:19

    Joy and Amber continue the conversation about hospitality this week. They share some of the lessons they've learned and some practical tips for using your home to entertain guests. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Hospitality at Home with Joy Auxer and Amber Nunnery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 22:52

    Joy and Amber join the conversation about hospitality this week. They share some of the lessons they've learned and the mindsets that Jesus has grown in them about inviting guests into their homes. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Hospitality on Sunday

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 31:27

    Nathan and Thomas discuss hospitality on Sunday morning. We feel the pull to be with people we know and like, possibly to the neglect of guests. We talk about some ways to make sure that we are hospitable. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    DIY Camp with Darrin Goodrick

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 32:39

    Darrin Goodrick, pastor of Yaquina Bay Baptist Church in Newport, Oregon, talks to us about running your own week of camp. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    The Camp Ministry with Ethan Abbott

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 26:20

    Ethan, the camp director at Camp Hosanna, talks about what makes camp so important and why you should consider attending a church camp that operates as a ministry. You can find out more about Camp Hosanna at the website: http://www.camphosanna.org/Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Guest Follow-up with Daniel Davidson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 29:05

    Daniel Davidson, the pastor at Hillview Baptist Church, talks about the system for guest follow-up at Hillview. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Preaching When You're Not the Pastor Pt 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 24:18

    Nathan and Thomas continue the conversation about preaching when you are not the pastor. When you want to preach moreBe patient. Trust takes time to build. And you might be a great preacher, but you probably need some rough edges worked off. Be prepared and take it seriously. If it is teen church every time the youth pastor preaches, he will likely get limited opportunities.Take every opportunity (Youth group, Sunday school, nursing home, jail ministry) and use each to communicate God’s word clearly. No “it is just” attitudes.Preaching irregularly is not conducive to my style Spend the time to be ready anyway.Embrace the struggle and craft a series that build but do not require consecutive weeks. Seek feedbackFrom your pastor. You might not like it or agree but it is good for you to hear where you can do better.If your pastor is not interested in giving feedback, find some honest friends and help each other.Listen to your own messages. Be humble!Be careful reusing messagesDon’t broadcast that you are repreaching something.Do the work to make it fresh.Be yourself when you preach. Be grateful for every opportunity. God called your pastor to that pulpit, he doesn’t have to share. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Preaching When You're Not the Pastor Pt 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 22:26

    Nathan and Thomas talk about some philosophies for preaching when you are not the pastor. Be ready when calledYour job as the assistant, youth pastor, or whatever is to help your pastor fulfill his job, including when you preach. Is your pastor in a season where health is a struggle? Have something finished, polished, and ready to preach at a moment’s notice.Write down the passages and main thoughts when the Spirit gives insight. Don’t say no. Most preachers are not lazy, so they are asking you because they need help or they were led to ask you. Either way, it makes sense to say yes. Stay in your laneDon’t preach to fix the problems. (shear the sheep)Don’t say what your pastor wouldn’tDon’t disparage or make your pastor the bad guy. If you can, lift him up by making him the hero of your stories. Don’t correct doctrine- not your job. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    "How Can You Improve Your Communication?" with Tim Russell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 51:42

    Episode 025 - How can we lead as ministers in communication? What are some reasons for miscommunication? Who should we be communicating with?Join Nathan, Thomas and special guest, Tim Russell, as we discuss a crucial aspect of ministry, and any relationship, COMMUNICATION.Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Choosing a New Mixing Console with Jude Buffington Pt2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 22:31

    Jude talks to us about determining a budget for your mixing console. The budget should follow the need. It is stated several times that it is better to wait for Jesus to provide to meet the need instead of rushing and compromising on quality that you will regret later. Finally, Jude talks about mastering what you have. No amount of money is going to cover for a sound tech struggling with the basics. Jude has some great resources on his Youtube channel, Audio Buff. Find Jude Buffington on his Youtube Channel, Audio Buff. Be sure to subscribe!You can also find Jude at his website AudioBuffOKC. He offers help setting up and configuring sound systems, rentals, and more.Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Choosing a New Mixing Console with Jude Buffington Pt1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 56:37

    Jude Buffington joins us on the first part helping us to decide what we need when looking for a new mixing console. Jude starts by encouraging us to define the need. What mixer you bring home will likely depend on many factors including the style of your church services. When you look closely at what you need you might find that a soundboard is not the priority. Instead, you might do better to invest in training, mics, or a host of other options. Jude goes on to talk about analyzing the options. You decided you need a mixer, your budget should not be the first thing to consider. Instead, look at the options and find what your church needs. Need a more familiar, linear, analog mixer? Or the digital with all of its menus and presets? Are you using it to live stream? Jude shares a few of his favorite brands to use. These include Shure, Electro-Voice, Allen & Heath, and Soundcraft. Finally, Jude shares a concern that he has with church leaders upgrading technology in order to get struggling sound techs to quit. He makes the claim that church leaders should confront issues with grace and Christian love and that techs should accept direction with grace and humility. We are all on the same team, trying to accomplish the same goals. Find Jude Buffington on his Youtube Channel, Audio Buff. Be sure to subscribe!You can also find Jude at his website AudioBuffOKC. He offers help setting up and configuring sound systems, rentals, and more.Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    2021 S.M.A.R.T. Goals - A Mini Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 9:39

    Nathan and Thomas talk about S.M.A.R.T. goals and share a couple of goals that they have for 2021.Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Merry Christmas and a Look ahead - A Mini Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 5:16

    In this mini-episode, Nathan and Thomas wish you a merry Christmas and talk about what 2021 holds for Not the Pastor.Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Make Time for Sleep - A Mini Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 8:34

    In this Mini Episode, Nathan shares a passion for getting enough sleep so that we can serve the Lord and the people around us more effectively. Listen in as he shares 3 tips for getting the rest we need.Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Make Time For Your Family - A Mini Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 6:20

    In this Mini Episode Thomas shares a lesson that Jesus is working on him about: making time for his family. He challenges ministry leaders to make sure that while they are taking care of everyone else, ensure that they are caring for their families as well! Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Corded or Cordless Mics - A Mini Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 6:01

    Enjoy this deleted scene from our conversation with Jude Buffington back on July 28th, 2020. Here he talks about his preference between cordless and corded microphones for use in churches. Find Jude Buffington on his Youtube Channel, Audio Buff. Be sure to subscribe!You can also find Jude at his website AudioBuffOKC. He offers help setting up and configuring sound systems, rentals, and more.Join the conversation on our Facebook page.Email us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    On Logos and Websites with Corey Estep

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 37:30

    Episode 023 - Corey Estep, from engagemychurch.com, joins us to talk about how websites and logos can help your church, what tips to keep in mind when creating a logo, and how Engage My Church can help. You can find all the services that Engagemychurch.com can help with on their website. You will also find a number of free resources and articles that will help you with your design projects. Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Reaching Families with Mike Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 46:11

    Episode 022 - Mike Holmes from reachkeep.com and the Better Sundays Podcast talks about how systematic programming, a mindset to solve problems, and a friendly environment can make the difference in reaching families for Jesus. Mike has many free resources on his website reachkeep.com.Mike mentioned online classes and specifically a class to reach young families. Information can be found in this blog post. (Look for special deals on Black Friday!)Here is how you can contact Mike.ReachKeep.com/Baptist Youth MissionP.O. Box 4Sinclair, WY 82334307-324-4800info@reachkeep.comJoin the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    A Philosophy of Deputation Pt 2 with Mike Schmidt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 16:50

    Episode 021 - We continue our conversation with Mike Schmidt, missionary to Brazil. In this episode, Mike shares some practical advice for being successful on deputation. He also tells us about Brazilministry.com which has a number of resources for missionaries. You can reach Mike on Whatsapp at this number: +1 785-506-3729Join the conversation on our Facebook pageEmail us at notthepastorpodcast@gmail.comFind more from Nathan Auxer at nathanauxer.comMusic:Inspiring Advertising by Rafael KruxLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5515-inspiring-advertising-License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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