Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash Unsolicited advice, constructive criticism, not so constructive criticism...all of these things are just part of life. No matter where you may find yourself there will always be someone, somewhere will have an opinion on how things should be done. This is no different when it comes to ministry. You… Continue reading Married and Replanting Ep 014: Thick Skin Required
Photo by Tim Marshall on Unsplash 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… Continue reading Married and Replanting Ep. 008: Relating to Relationships
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash If you have spent even the shortest amount of time in church you have probably heard the story of creation. God carefully crafting each part of the universe day by day until finally, on the 7th and final day, he created rest. God didn't need the rest. He didn't… Continue reading Married and Replanting Episode 006: Rest Easy
Mistakes are inevitable. As long as we are all living on this side of heaven we will make mistakes. Sometimes they are big, ugly, life changing mistakes. Sometimes they are smaller mistakes like getting dates and times for assignment due dates confused leading to a few missed assignments. No matter what, in marriage or in… Continue reading Married and Replanting Episode 005: Are You Mistaken?
This week was SO much fun to record. This week Dusty and I sat down with some friends and fellow church replanters, Kyle and Michelle Bueerman. Kyle and Michelle have been "in the trenches" of church revitalization for the majority of their ministry journey and are a bit further along the road than we are.… Continue reading Married and Replanting Ep. 003: What Are We Doing? A Discussion with the Bueermans
Photo Credit: Unspash.com No matter what you do in life there are expectations. Sometimes those expectations are voiced and made clear and are easy to deal with. Other times, often times the more likely situation, those expectations are unvoiced and therefore go unmet. This week Dusty and Elizabeth discuss the various expectations that come along… Continue reading Episode 002: Expecting Expectations and How To Handle Them
I have shared here on the blog that a decade ago back in December my husband accepted the call to become the pastor of a small church in Southern New Mexico. What we weren't entirely prepared for was walking into a church revitalization/replant situation. Over the course of the last 9 or so months we… Continue reading Introducing The Married and Replanting Podcast