Married and Replanting Episode 007: Crazy…I Was Crazy Once

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Crazy is defined as

  1. Mentally deranged, especially manifested in a wild or aggressive way
  2. extremely  enthusiastic

Often times things happen in our lives that we would all define as “Crazy”. They are those moments in time when you look back on the events that transpired or you try to retell the story to someone that wasn’t present the only true way to describe it is..well…crazy.

Ministry is no exception to this rule. I don’t know a single pastor that hasn’t, at some point in their ministry career, had something happen that they can only describe as crazy. They are the stories that start with “Ok, this really happened….”

Dusty and I are no exception to this rule. Over the course of the last 13 years that we have been in active ministry we have experienced some crazy situations. From a puppy rushing into our morning service (probably because I didn’t lock the crate well) to the church treasurer cussing at the pastor in the hallways as children were walking into Sunday School classes, we have experienced a lot. Some of the events that took place made us stop and laugh, some made us cry in hurt, and others made us want to pull our hair out in frustration.

And all of them have effected us in our marriage in some way. Some brought us closer together, some left us too shell shocked to know what to do. It has been a journey and I am sure this is only the beginning. So I invite you this week to grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte), settle in, and join us as we discuss some of the crazy moments we have experienced in ministry and how we handled them as well as how we learned what to do (and more importantly what not to do) when or if similar situations were to arise again.

Ep. 030: Small Groups and Community Outreach The Married and Replanting Podcast

Church is so much more than just being in the building on Sunday morning to hear the pastor preach. One of the great parts of being a member of the local body of believers is the opportunity to gather together throughout the week for continued growth and fellowship. It is also a great way to get out into the community. This week Dusty and Elizabeth discuss launching small group studies throughout the week as a way for the members of the church to fellowship and grow together. They also discuss ways to be reaching out to the community to fill needs on little to no budget.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and join us as we discuss ways to launch small group ministries and how to reach out to the community with the resources you have.    Resources mentioned in today's episode are: A Guide to Flake's Formula Have a question about church replanting, marriage, or just life in general? Want to share a comment about how we are doing or things you would like to hear on the podcast? Send us a message, leave a note on our social media feeds, or leave a rating and review and we would love to discuss the things that will most benefit you in your marriage and ministry.    Follow us on all our social media platforms to be sure you never miss a new episode. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarriedandReplanting Twitter: https://twitter.com/RpodcastM
  1. Ep. 030: Small Groups and Community Outreach
  2. Ep. 029: Creating an Evangelistic Culture
  3. Ep. 028: The Parent Trap
  4. Ep. 027: Resources to Make Life a Little Bit Easier
  5. Ep. 026: Dealing with Distractions

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