Dr. John Radford - June 29, 2019

#2: Present & Connected: Marriage and Ministry ft. Dr. John Radford

BCMB Pastor to Pastor Podcast

As a pastor or ministry leader, you’re usually the one offering marriage or relationship advice. But, how are you doing in your own marriage or intimate relationships? Who are you going to when you need wisdom and encouragement? In our second episode of the BCMB Pastor to Pastor Podcast, Conference Minister, Rob Thiessen, continues to dig in with Dr. John Radford in this insightful and timely conversation about marriage and ministry. In his 16 years serving with Oasis Ministries as a psychologist and conflict consultant, Dr. Radford has had the opportunity to speak with nearly 500 ministry couples, many of whom were going through dry and difficult seasons in their marriage and ministry. His insights on boundaries, expectations, and vulnerability will help you create greater intimacy and openness in your marriage. You’ll learn: Why pastors often default to the expectations and demands of others. How to develop the critical skill of immediacy (or “being present”) with your family at the end of the day. How you and your pastoral staff team can grow in understanding the unique challenges your spouses face. And, the signs you need to get help and who you can reach out to. By inviting others and your spouse into your world, you can thrive in ministry for the long haul. Have the courage to be fully yourself in your marriage and close relationships.

From Podcast: "BCMB Pastor to Pastor Podcast"

As a pastor or ministry leader, you have a high calling. And yet, the expectations of your role and the unique challenges you face in ministry can wear you down and wipe you out. How can you lead effectively and courageously to carry out what God has called you to do? Let’s chat, pastor to pastor. Join Conference Minister, Rob Thiessen, as he explores the unique challenges of ministry with local pastors, scholars, experts, and other special guests from within the Mennonite Brethren community. Brought to you by the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (BCMB), the Pastor to Pastor Podcast will explore how to maintain healthy boundaries, how to dig into conflict and uncomfortable moments in ministry, and grapple with other issues in our world today. The local church has been entrusted with the good news of Jesus Christ, so let’s encourage and equip one another to be faithful and effective in our leadership.

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