Married and Replanting Ep. 008: Relating to Relationships

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Relationships are tricky.

1 Peter 4:8 reminds us that we are to love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins. This can be an easy to do on some days and the hardest thing on the planet on others.

Relationships come in all different shapes and sizes as well. There are our friendships, our dating and marriage relationships, the relationships between parents and children, and then the whole extended family that often come into play. We have relationships with the people we see each day at work or within our hobbies and organizations. And there are the people we see in our church.

As ministry leaders navigating these relationships can be very tricky. How close do you get to the members of your congregation? Is it realistic to call them your friends or is it best to keep everyone at an arms length? Who do you turn to when things get rough and you just need a place to vent and get some perspective? These are all questions that everyone in any form of ministry leadership role have to answer.

This week Dusty and I sit down to discuss how we have navigated those tricky waters in the past and how we are coming at them now in our current ministry. We talk about how we relate to each other within our marriage and parenting, what ministry looks like for us today in such a small congregation, and we even talk a bit about what it’s like to be the pastor to your parents or in-laws.

While everyone has to come to their relationships on their own and navigate those waters in their own hearts and minds with the people they are around we hope that this episode brings some perspective and encouragement. So grab a cup of coffee, a glass of tea, your favorite bottle of root beer, or whatever else suits your fancy and join us for our conversation about relating to relationships.

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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