Ep 103: Scott Maze (Relationships in Ministry | Jeremy Teaching a Southwestern Seminary Class)

In this episode, Dr. Scott Maze interviews me (Jeremy) for a class he teaches at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We primarily discuss building relationships in pastoral ministry.   Connect with Dr. Scott Maze Online Twitter – @ScottMaze Facebook North Richland Hills Baptist Church ScottMaze.com Resource of the Week How to Do A Podcast   SPONSORS TrainedUp:  Keeping your volunteer team more »

5 Relationship Building Strategies in a New Church

You can LISTEN to this blog post by scrolling to the bottom of this page or via iTunes.   I’ve pastored Church of the Highlands for 5 ½ years, and am used to having relationships built into my life. I’m established here.   Currently, we’re in the midst of a series here on the blog about pastoral transition as I more »

7 Practical Tips for A New Pastor Following A Long-Tenured Pastor

You can LISTEN to this blog post by scrolling to the bottom of this page or via iTunes.   We are in the midst of a series here on the blog about pastoral transition. I am in the process of transitioning from pastoring Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, TN to pastoring Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, SC (suburban more »

Ep 102: William Vanderbloemen (Advice for a Pastor Transitioning from One Church to Another)

In this episode, Jeremy interviews William Vanderbloemen, President/CEO of the Vanderbloemen Search Group. They discuss advice for a pastor transitioning from one church to another. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS I am transitioning from pastoring Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, TN to Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. What advice do you have for pastors in a similar situation? How does more »

7 Things to Remember When Thinking About Pastoring Another Church

*This post was published on October 11, 2017 when I was in the midst of transitioning from pastoring Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, TN to Brushy Creek Baptist in Greenville, SC.   We’re in the midst of a 4-week-long series of me writing on pastoral transition. I’m personally in the midst of transitioning from one church to another.   more »

Ep 101: The Story Behind How I Decided to Move Greenville, SC

My family and I are moving from Chattanooga, TN to Greenville, SC. More details about our transition are found here. I am the new lead pastor of Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Taylors, SC. In this episode of the podcast, I explain the process behind our transition. SPONSORS TrainedUp:  Keeping your volunteer team up-to-speed and developing new leaders is hard. The way more »

The Extreme Tension of Intellectualism vs. Emotionalism

You can LISTEN to this blog post by scrolling to the bottom of this page or via iTunes.   We’ve all seen extremes in Christianity and the church. For example, there is the liberalism of the Sadducees and the legalism of the Pharisees. Both are unhealthy. We see prosperity theology and poverty theology. Both are unbiblical. Instead, we need proper more »

10 Things Healthy Leaders Do Daily

Last week, I had the opportunity of attending a pastors and wives retreat led by Dr. and Mrs. Steve Gaines. It was incredibly refreshing. Steve and Donna serve at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis and Steve is president of the Southern Baptist Convention.   During one of our sessions, Dr. Gaines shared his “10 Step Growth Plan” that he tries more »

Ep 100: Jack Graham (church growth, fundraising, sermon preparation, and media ministry)

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Jack Graham. Dr. Graham is pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano and Prosper, TX and leads a media ministry, “PowerPoint.” Jeremy and Dr. Graham discuss church growth, fundraising, sermon preparation, and media ministry. SPONSORS TrainedUp:  Keeping your volunteer team up-to-speed and developing new leaders is hard. The way you’ve been doing it, empty meetings and unread more »

4 Keys to A Closer Walk with God

You can LISTEN to this blog post by scrolling to the bottom of this page or via iTunes.   The Lord has been stirring in my heart quite a bit lately. I have a renewed passion to draw closer to God. In my recent study of 1 Kings 16:29–17:1, I found some practical ways you and I can walk closer more »