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The Pastoral Calling Podcast
52 minutes | May 17, 2022
Ep 37: Pastoring in a Larger Context (feat. Cameron Townley)
Jim and Mat sit down with Cameron Townley (Rush Creek Bible Church) to talk a bit about the uniqueness of faithfully pastoring a larger congregation as well as new and exciting apple varieties, Admiral Akbar and sleeping through Mat's theology classes.
44 minutes | May 3, 2022
Ep. 36: The Residency Special (feat. Danny Garcia & Jon-Michael Clark)
Jim and Mat sit down with Danny and Jon-Michael, two soon-to-be college graduates, as they get ready to head out on their pastoral residencies as a first step towards ordination.
43 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Ep. 35: Easter Weekend Recap
In this 'hot take' episode, Mat and Jim talk about their experiences leading and participating in their congregations' Good Friday and Easter services.
52 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Ep 34: The Commonality of Relationship (feat. Nathan Killion)
Jim and Mat talk with Nathan Killion about the way God has lead him from pastoring in a small town in Illinois to Thailand to the Pacific Northwest. In all of these places, he's dug in and found meaning in leading relationally.
57 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Ep 33: Healthy Pastors, Healthy Boards, Healthy Churches (feat. Bryan Walker)
Mat and Jim are joined by Bryan Walker (president, Grace Gospel Fellowship) to talk about his new role and vision for the GGF - but mainly about the unique space a church board fills in the life of the congregation. We also help Bryan find a hobby (crochet is the frontrunner at the moment).
36 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Ep. 32: Through the Badlands
Jim and Mat catch up on the ups and downs of ministry over the last two years, especially reflecting on the way pastoral work can ebb and flow through seasons of joy and struggle. Bonus content includes: time travel, Encanto and youth pastors sitting on chairs like AC Slater.
51 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
31: Learning to Dig In (feat. Pastor Josh White)
The Pod is back! Mat and Jim awake from their slumber to interview Pastor Josh White (Grace Bible Church, Phoenix) to discuss long-term ministry in the same congregation, finding healthy outlets for a competitive nature, moving buildings, bi-vocational ministry, slap-dash Greek translations and much more. We are so glad to be back!
60 minutes | May 29, 2020
30: Creating Space (feat. Kevin Crouse)
Jim and Mat talk with their mate Kevin Crouse about his experience with creating space - both physical and virtual - for people to be open and honest as they seek for truth.
34 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
29: Pastoring in Quarantine
Mat and Jim (finally!) talk about the changes and challenges we are all learning to work with during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
61 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
28: Chris DeBlaay on Planting and Resting
Jim and Mat are joined by Pastor Chris DeBlaay from The Branch Church in Grand Rapids (www.thebranchonline.org). Chris shares about his experience of planting a church in an urban context, the joy and challenge of congregational ministry, and a life-changing season of rest.
52 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
27: Live from Marge's Donut Den
Mat and Jim are live for their annual Paczki Day celebration at Marge's Donut Den in Wyoming, MI. Featuring a surprise interview with Marge herself (and her sister Marylou!) and a conversation with their friend Nathan English about the importances of having space to be yourself.
48 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
26: Doing Enough
In the first ever High Def episode of the PCPod, Jim and Mat talk about the sometimes unspoken challenge of feeling like you are not doing enough as a pastor. Plus, we give a sneak peak at an upcoming mini-series
46 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
25: On The Road
Mat and Jim talk about the importance of journeying to an understanding of who you are in order to be faithful to the person and pastor God has created you to be in Christ.
47 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
24: Congregational Homes
Mat, Jim and Joe talk about the importance of digging in to the life of the congregation - whatever that looks like at any particular time.
55 minutes | Dec 14, 2019
23: Catching Up On Seasons
Just in time for the holidays! Cuddle up by an open fire with Mat and Jim as they catch up on the last 18-months of life and ministry.
53 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
22: Full-Time Pastoring (feat. Joe Johnson)
Mat and Jim welcome their good friend Joe Johnson back to the podcast to talk about life as a full-time vocational pastor after surviving eight long years of various internships.
56 minutes | May 7, 2018
21: We're Back!
It's been a long time, but we are finally back with a new episode of the Pastoral Calling Podcast! In this one, Jim and Mat catch up on life over the past year and spend time talking about growth, holistic faith, liturgy and hospitality.
46 minutes | May 18, 2017
20: Listening and Leading (feat. Matt Amundsen)
Mat and Jim sit down with Matt Amundsen who has recently been appointed the Executive Director of the Grace Gospel Fellowship. Matt shares about his vision and passion for God's work and God's people.
30 minutes | Mar 31, 2017
19: The Beauty of Failure
Mat and Jim talk about the importance of unity and how to embrace the power of God in the midst of failure.
38 minutes | Mar 3, 2017
18: Paczkis and Consistency (feat. (the other) Jim Shemaria)
18: Paczkis and Consistency (feat. (the other) Jim Shemaria) by The Pastoral Calling Podcast
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