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Episode Info: Stream Now & Subscribe iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher Show Intro This is my favorite episode of The Growing Pastor podcast yet. I’m joined today by my brother and friend, Cam Triggs. Cam is a church planting resident with The Summit Network preparing to plant a brand new church in Orlando, FL this spring called Grace Alive. It was such a pleasure to have Cam on the show. I’ve been blessed to get to know Cam and his family through our small group. He’s been a friend and encouragement through what’s been a challenging time in my ministry, and I think this podcast could be a great encouragement for you, too. In this episode, Cam and I talk about mentorship, the pros and cons to going to seminary, ministering from a place of connection with Christ and more. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 1:08 – Cam’s ministry story and early life 2:40 – How God used music to introduce him to the gospel 3:41 – How the faithful witness of a security guard brought cam to faith 7:27 – How Cam’s mentoring experience fueled his passion for ministry 10:46 – How seminary prepared Cam to be a pastor and leader 13:27 – Finding the balance between theological education and connection to Christ 16:07 – What Cam learned as a student pastor 16:58 – The importance of serving in your local church 18:20 – How God uses your current season of ministry to prepare you for where he is leading you 19:25 – Debunking the “mentor myth” – how mentoring actually works in the body of Christ 22:00 – The importance of being a disciple maker 24:03 – Cam and Rob talk about church planting 24:22 – How God called Cam into church planting and how he confirmed and clarified that call 27:23 – How does an aspiring pastor get started in church planting? 30:08 – What do you do if your church doesn’t plant churches? 31:57 – Rob talks about what to do when your pastors say “not yet.” 33:37 – Ministering from a place of connection, not competence 35:45 – How Cam learned to minister from connection 37:28 – How to build an accountability structure for your ministry 39:40 – Cam’s favorite blogs or podcasts for growing as a leader and a pastor 40:05 – The most influential advice Cam has received as a ministry leader 40:20 – What Cam knows now that he wishes he knew at the beginning of his ministry QUOTABLE QUOTES 6:45 – “When you go first, it gives the person you’re sharing the gospel with the chance to go second.” 12:01 – “Training is required. Seminary may not be.” 17:15 – “Jesus isn’t coming back for a seminary. He’s coming back for his Church.” 22:20 – “[Discipleship] isn’t always mentor-to-mentee. A lot of times, it’s mutual discipleship that takes place.” 26:25 – “[Church planting] isn’t about a lone ranger going out by himself and people being drawn to his personality. It’s about developing other le...
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