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The Replant Bootcamp Podcast is a boots on the ground resource for replanters by replanters hosted by Bob Bickford and JimBo Stewart. Both Bob and JimBo are replant pastors and serve other replant pastors through their local associations and the North American Mission Board. It is Bob and JimBo’s de…

Replant Bootcamp


    • Dec 8, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 26m AVG DURATION
    • 183 EPISODES

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    EP 116 – Family Ministry Balance

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 28:58

    JimBo and Bob take some time to answer a question submitted by Brad Whiteford on Facebook about how to balance family and ministry. Take a day off Attend family events Family comes first Date your wife Get up early or stay up late to make sure you are fully present when with family Figure out […]

    EP 115 – No Shame in Your Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 26:49

    The boys have been kicking it in the Big Easy for the past few days doing some training for Replant and eating their way through some fine NOLA cuisine.  JimBo finally paid the bet debt by donning the Hog Hat. After the pleasantries they get down to discussing how shame plays a part in keeping […]

    EP 114 – Importance of Thankfulness in All Circumstances

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 21:25

    We're celebrating our fourth Thanksgiving here at the bootcamp. Jimbo is staying local, baking bread, and celebrating with family. Bob is making his way, over the river and through the woods, to his Mom's home in Arkansas. The guys spend some time sharing things they are thankful for and then Jimbo wraps up with a […]

    EP #113 – PASTORAL FRIENDSHIPS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 24:09

    After Bob called the Hogs, celebrating the Razorbacks victory, the boys got down to talking friendships among Pastors. Here’s the deal, Pastors often struggle with friendships-especially among themselves. Thanks to Dusty Marshall for the question for this EP. Here are some stats related to that topic from Pastors Wellness Resources: 70% of pastors do not […]

    #112 – FRIENDSHIPS IN A REPLANT

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 28:31

    The Bootcamp boys are back! Jimbo is fired up for the “battle of the boot” game between LSU and Arkansas. The bet is on-will Jimbo wear the Hog Hat or will Bob wear the Pajama top? We’ll see. Today the guys answer a question from one of Listeners about how to manage boundaries and friendships […]

    EP 111 – THE SYNERGIST AND LEADERSHIP JUDO

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 22:25


    We’re back and wrapping up the Leadership Judo series, this time talking about the Synergist Leadership Style. This style is an important one and there are some unique dynamics in understanding, working with and accepting the contributions of a Synergist. Here are some of the key highlights Ask a Synergist to help you get people […]


    EPISODE #110 – Processors and Leadership Judo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 24:11


    This week the guys continue their series in Leadership Judo through the VOPS leadership styles by Les McKeown in his book The Synergist THE MIND OF A PROCESSOR (quotes are from ch. 4 of The Synergist) “Processors feel compelled to bring order to all they see. They're easy to recognize not just in business, but […]


    EPISODE #109 – Leadership Judo with Operators

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 27:57


    This week the boys have been traveling to and fro, encouraging Pastors and Associations on the road in TX, planning some great stuff in Bob’s home town of STL and sampling the local cuisine.  But since you don’t tune in for food alone they get down to another EP on Leadership Judo, discussing the Operator […]


    EPISODE #108 – Leadership Judo with Visionary Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 27:43


    The Bootcamp Bros are back talking about Leadership Judo. What is leadership judo you ask? You can listen to last week’s podcast and get up to speed. Here’s a quick definition to get you ready for this episode. Leadership Judo: taking the energy of an opponent and directing it away from harm to a more […]


    EPISODE #107 – LEADERSHIP JUDO

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 27:26

    Grab your Judogi and join Jimbo and Bob in the dojo for some leadership lessons on this bootcamp as we talk about the concept of Leadership Judo. Leadership Judo: taking the energy of an opponent and directing it away from harm to a more productive place. VERBAL JUDO vs VERBAL KARATE (from Verbal Judo) “Karate […]

    EPISODE #106 – GETTING HEALTHY

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 23:29

    The “Bob” is back in town from his hiatus and joins Jimbo at the Bootcamp to discuss health. Grab an Iced tea or a water and sit right down for a bit more transparent discussion about health, diet, weight and why the boys are taking steps to trim down, shape up and how they are […]

    EPISODE #105 – EVANGELISM THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 26:34

    With Bob still out recovering from COVID, the Bootcamp has a visiting professor for this episode. Professor Evan Skelton drops some wisdom on using discipleship groups for evangelism. JimBo Stewart: [00:00:00] Here we are back at the bootcamp yet. Again, Bob Bickfordless. so last week we began a season of the podcast that has no […]

    EPISODE #104 – SERMON BASED SMALL GROUPS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 25:28

    With Bob out recovering from COVID-19 JimBo invites Alan Stoddard to come on and answer a question from a listener, Josh Walley. Josh is the LifeGroup Hype Man at Journey Fellowship in Berman Georgia. He asked if the Bootcamp would explain more about sermon-based small groups. Alan Stoddard is the Co-author with Kenneth Priest of […]

    EPISODE #103 – LEARNING FROM MENTORS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 26:41

    JimBo Stewart: [00:00:00] Here we are back at the boot camp, South Carolina edition, getting a couple of knocked out while we’re here in the hotel. We’ll make sure that we post them all on the face box so Bob Bickford: that, so I would make one protein and then I correct it. So I […]

    EPISODE #102 – Planning and Execution

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 27:32

    They guys took some time while they were in South Carolina to riff about planning and execution. Most pastors are good at coming up with big ideas – but many of them struggle with executing those plans. At times, the concepts of planning and execution can even feel too unspiritual. They guys discuss the importance […]

    EPISODE #101 – YOUR FIRST 100 DAYS AS A REPLANTER

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 26:13

    The Bootcamp Bros are back at it and this time they are musing about what they would go back and do differently in their first 100 days as Replanters. It’s not too late if you’re into your Replanting Journey, pray, develop a plan, recruit some leaders, pick a starting point, and go for it. Jimbo […]

    EPISODE 100!!! – WHAT WILL REPLANTERS FACE IN THE COMING DAYS?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 22:56

    Well, we made it to 100! Thanks for being part of the Bootcamp crew-we’re thankful for you spending time with us each week as we talk about Replanting and Revitalizing Churches. In this episode, Jimbo and Bob talk about what it means to have reached our one-hundredth episode and then take a look ahead at […]

    EPISODE #99 – WHAT KEEPS A CHURCH FROM REVITALIZING?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 26:02

    We’re one EP away from #100! But, before then the guys take a TXT message from the Bootcamp Batphone and break it down. Here’s the question in summary: “What are the issues that keep churches from Revitalizing?”  Most often churches refuse to face their true condition (denial) They ignore reality or explain it away They […]

    EPISODE #98 – Sermon Prep

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 30:44

    In this episode, the guys discuss the latest news in JAX and STL as well as the importance of good sermon prep. Don’t be legalistic about your style or process Start with God’s Word and let that inform the whole sermon Don’t try to be impressive Get feedback on your preaching – keep growing Listen […]

    EPISODE #97 – IS REPLANTING WORTH THE ROI (return on investment)?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 24:31

    The Bootcamp boys are back talking about why it’s worth saving dying and declining churches across N. America and around the world. Often, we hear pushback on investing time, money and resources in Replanting dying churches. Here are some of the highlights: A dying church doesn’t bring glory to God-that’s why Replanting is important In […]

    EPISODE #96 – WHY I LEFT MY REPLANT – A REPLANTER SHARES HIS STORY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 27:05

    In today’s episode Bob and Jimbo take time to hear the real life story of a Pastor who left his church. Many Pastor’s we know have experienced and are experiencing challenges and difficulties and eventually arrive at the the decision that it is time to leave the church they serve. If you’re a Pastor in […]

    EPISODE #95 – Sheep that bite and wolves that bicker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 29:18

    Bob (Replant Guru) and JimBo (the Good Doctor) discuss how to deal with biting sheep and bickering wolves. Listen to them fully Repeat back to them what they said and ask if that is correct Go to the Bible Your perspective is your perspective God's word is God's word = get them to take their […]

    EPISODE #94 – CAUTIONS FOR SHEPHERD LEADERS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 26:49

    The guys are back in action after celebrating the 4th of July! They talk about favorite fireworks, Bob nearly getting arrested and Jimbo’s near death experience with a church member who loved him some fireworks. In today’s episode the guys get down to offering some key cautions for Shepherding Pastors as they lead their congregation. […]

    EPISODE #93 – CAUTIONS FOR VISIONARY LEADERS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 24:40

    Welcome back to the Bootcamp! Bob is another year older and Jimbo confesses he feels old too, but hey let’s jump in and get started. Today the guys are talking leadership and vision today and outlay some cautions for Visionary Leaders.  Have a question or comment?  Drop us a comment, send an email or leave […]

    EPISODE #92 – ROBERT’S RULES W/ SPECIAL GUEST CRAIG CULBREATH

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 28:30

    The guys are back from the #SBC21 in Nashville. Aside from being a bit concerned about their “review” powers Jimbo confesses that all the Robert’s Rules of Order steps had him simultaneously confused and amazed so we reached out to, none other than the Baptist Bouncer himself, Craig Culbreath who served on the SBC Parliamentary […]

    EPISODE #91 – The dangers of Cookie-Cutter Approach to Ministry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 29:52

    The guys are back talking about approaches to ministry in this (SBC week) edition of the bootcamp. In this episode they discuss how to find your “own” approach to ministry in your local context and warn against simply adopting a strategy that worked for someone else, somewhere else. Check it out and stay tuned for […]

    EPISODE #90 – HOW TO HELP A WOUNDED CHURCH MOVE FORWARD

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 25:58


    On this episode the guys take a question from Replant Pastor, Christopher Lee regarding his work at Highland’s Community Church. Q: How does small church, who has been hurt by past Shepherds, move on into the next season?  Ultimately, this is a question of trust. You have to build trust and then move forward-in that […]


    EPISODE #89 – UNDERSTANDING YOUR DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 29:52

    The guys are back at it and joined by, double doctor Josh Dryer who is on hand to breakdown all the demographic info for the area around Bob’s church in STL. Listen to EP 86 Understanding and Utilizing Demographics to get the backstory. Follow the demographic report as Josh walks Bob through it and shares […]

    EPISODE #88 – IS YOUR CHURCH READY FOR CONSULTATION

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 29:50

    Today on the Bootcamp the guys continue their musings on “consultation” by asking then answering is your church ready to receive a consultation?  Bob tells a winding tale about a bear that was running lose in his neighborhood and then lands the plane.  Here are the takeaways to determine if your church is ready for […]

    EPISODE #87 – Should your church seek outside counsel?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 24:49

    Find out what special song Bob once sang on Father’s day Should your church get a consultant? Short answer, yes. It is wise to receive counsel Longer answer – only if it is the right kind of consultant What type of consultant should your church seek out? One with experience in failure and success One […]

    EPISODE #86 – UNDERSTANDING AND UTILIZING DEMOGRAPHICS

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 31:10

    What a great episode we have in store for you today; Double Doctor and Pastor of Fifth Street Baptist Church in Key West, Josh Dryer, stopped by the bootcamp to talk about the value of demographic reports for your replant. Listen all the way through and then sign up for your FREE, yes FREE customized […]

    EPISODE #85 – Leading Multigenerational Worship in a Replant – with special guest Nathan Drake

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 28:43

    Nathan Drake, from Reawaken Hymns, joined the guys at the Bootcamp to talk about multigenerational worship in replants. “The style of music isn’t the actual problem. The problem is that the style of music matters. That is the problem. It is a heart issue.” Check out Nathan’s resources at https://www.reawakenhymns.com You can find Nathan’s youtube […]

    EPISODE #84 – LEADERSHIP AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 30:38

    The guys wrap up this series on overcoming resistance to change in a local church. This episode the guys focus on leadership.  By way of reminder, here is the change equation; Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change Leadership: a called, qualified and committed leader who navigates dangers, threats, challenges to the accomplishment of […]

    EPISODE #83 – FIRST STEPS — AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 24:51

    One more great installment on the Change Equation for building congregational momentum. In this episode Bob and Jimbo discuss how practical first steps are a vital part in moving the congregation forward. They discuss developing easy wins and how to build sequential momentum. Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change FIRST […]

    EPISODE #82 – VISION AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 24:16

    The boys are back at it talking the change equation to overcome resistance to congregational change and how vision plays an important part in getting things moving. Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change Vision = a clear and compelling God given picture of the unique call placed upon a […]

    EPISODE #81 – Holy Discontentment – Overcoming Resistance to Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 26:22

    JimBo and Bob discuss the importance of holy discontentment in overcoming resistance to change. Holy Discontent + Vision + First Steps + Leadership > Resistance to Change Holy Discontent – The unquenchable Spirit-Initiated conviction that things are not as they should be–and that must change.   Get the website help you need, connect with our […]

    EPISODE #80 – CHURCH TRENDS WITH KEELAN COOK PART 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 31:23

    The guys picked up where they left off discussing the Netflixification of the Church and how the on demand nature of streaming has impacted the way people are engaging with the Church. Streaming Church Content due to convenience – probably not a good motive Streaming due to life circumstances and need – a periodic necessity […]

    EPISODE #79 – Church Trends with Keelan Cook Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 22:59

    Jimbo does a solid favor for Bob and Kyle of the Replant team and then they guys get down to the serious business reflecting on trends in the church with our good friend, Keelan Cook, from the Union Baptist Association. Church gatherings have fundamentally changed through the use of media (online, drive-in, Facebook, Youtube etc.) […]

    EPISODE #78 – Practical Shepherding with Brian Croft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 28:14

    Bob and JimBo have a great time with special guest, Brian Croft, discussing his ministry transition and his new book. https://www.10ofthose.com/us/products/9089/practically-trained-pastors 00:00:00] JimBo Stewart: All right. So before we get started, we we’ve kind of gotten in the habit of talking about Bob’s Yelp reviews. And, the one story I have to share is I […]

    EPISODE #77 – EVALUATING YOUR CALL PT.2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 28:46

    The boys are back picking up where they left off-talking transitions in ministry, specifically how Jimbo became a “denominational guy” and why. Check it out as we discuss the importance of learning, serving and letting God lead you on a journey in ministry. How did you begin the path to becoming a denominational man? There […]

    EPISODE #76 – EVALUATING YOUR CALL PT.1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 29:52

    In this episode Jimbo talks about his transition away from his role as a full time Pastor to full work with the Replant team of the North American Mission Board. As they unpack Jimbo’s story listen in on some of the key insights as you might consider a transition yourself. Evaluate your call on a […]

    EPISODE #75 –

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 23:49

      [00:00:00] JimBo Stewart: All right here we are back at it again with the replant bootcamp today with a special guests. You’ve got me Jimbo Stewart. We’ve got our wonderful, beautiful Bob Bickford. And then we’ve got our great huggy Halleck friend palette. Bob Bickford: Yes, JimBo Stewart: So last episode, I was telling […]

    EPISODE #74 – TRUST THE LORD TO BUILD THE CHURCH

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 23:43

    The guys are wrapping up their discussion on the Six Irreducible Minimums for 2021 and offer some insights on the frigid cold weather, valentines dining with your spouse, year-round-shorts guy, and Jimbo helps clear up Bob’s misunderstanding of  “King Cakes”  and then they get down to talking about why we need to depend upon the […]

    EPISODE #73 – ENGAGE YOUR COMMUNITY

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 23:46

    Don’t let 2021 overwhelm you, stay with the basics, the irreducible minimums of ministry and take joy in leading your congregation and loving your people.  The guys are back at it, discussing how you can excel at Engaging the Community.  (also Jimbo shares a pretty incredible story right up front) Personal To engage the community […]

    EPISODE #72 – MAKE DISCIPLES

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 28:56

    We’re back! Discussing the irreducible minimums of ministry that we can focus on as we shepherd and lead the church during this season. Our topic today-making disciples. We have been using the PITO Air Force Leadership model as a framework. Jump in and give it a listen. Have questions, feedback? We would love to hear […]

    EPISODE #71 – EQUIP LEADERS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 20:58


    Bob gets honest about his disdain for Tom Brady, Jimbo has a Chiefs fan in the house and we get down to discussing why equipping your people for ministry is not only a central part of your calling but a joy.  Check out the highlights below and consult the show notes for details. The PITO […]


    EPISODE #70 – Preach the Word

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 26:07

    In this episode Bob details his Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich experience and Jimbo and his kids went to Wendy’s to throw down on their claim that they’ve ended the Chicken Sandwich wars. Then the boys get around to addressing the six irreducible minimums once again, this time they discuss what it means to Preach the Word […]

    EPISODE #69 – Leading Self, Others and Team in Pursuing The Kingdom of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 21:35

    Bob and Jimbo spend time breaking down one of the 6 Irreducible minimums, Pursuing the Kingdom of God via the PITO Leadership model from the Officer Development School of the US Air Force. Yeah, we know it sounds kinda well…..just give it a listen, we promise you’ll laugh and be informed. Personally: spiritual practices that […]

    EPISODE #68 – HOW COVID CHANGED THE INTERNET FOR CHURCHES

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 25:58

    Happy New Year from the boot camp boys! We hope it’s off to a great start for you and your church. In today’s episode Wesley Lewis, owner and creative director of OneEighty.digital (our exclusive, illustrious and awesome podcast sponsor) stops by to explain how COVID19 has changed the internet.  And….you’ll also learn a couple things […]

    EPISODE #67 – SIX IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUS FOR 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 24:22

    In this episode the guys talk about closing out the year and opening up 2021 with some intentionality and turn to considering what the irreducible minimums would be for leading the church in 2021.  Don’t forget to drop us a line with your question or sign up for the next Replant Bootcamp black ops hat […]

    EPISODE #66 – DIEHARD, HANS GRUBER AND CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 18:07

    In this Christmas edition of the Bootcamp the boys answer the age old question of Die Hard being Christmas movie or not, then they get down to serious business of considering the implications of Jesus being born into the world. Merry Christmas to you from the Boot Camp boys! Don’t forget to enter to win […]

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