Married and Replanting Ep 015: Traditionally Speaking

Tradition is defined as “the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.” Some of these traditions are fun and have a wonderful meaning attached. Others happen simply out of circumstances years before and no one really knows why they take place. It is no secret that when new people are integrated into our lives it is hard to navigate how to honor the history while determining if the traditions that are passed on are healthy, effective, or necessary. This is true in ministry just as much as in marriage.

When it comes to traditions in ministry this week Dusty and I talk about what it looks like to first of all come to an understanding of what traditions, especially around the holidays, are already in place in the church. Then determining if they are traditions that should remain or if it is something that can be transitioned away from. It is important to make sure the history of the church is being honored while still focusing on growth and forward movement. Making sure the congregation is coming to the table with open hands, being willing to hold on to the things that need to be held onto and letting go of those that don’t are all part of the process.

When it comes to marriage the blending of 2 families is, almost inevitably going to bring with it varying thoughts and feelings on how holidays should work out. Who to visit, when and what to eat, how to prepare the meal, dressing vs. stuffing. All of those things are discussions that are often had. Sometimes it’s talked about at length prior to the marriage. Other times little traditions are discovered slowly over time. No matter how it all comes to light, making sure that everyone is being heard, understood, and doesn’t feel left out or ignored is important.

So take a listen. Join in on the conversation and let us know what traditions you have and how you handle incorporating everything!

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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