Zombie Bayou!? A chat with the creative team at Hume Lake Christian Camps

September 27, 2018

If you had one week to impact the lives of 1000 students, how would you do it? Ten people in a cabin in the woods with their Bibles, white boards, with ridiculous amounts of jr high level snacks! It’s not about outdoing the last year. . It’s all about doing “Different” well! Don’t address the peripheral symptoms, aim at the root causes and core motivations. And. . . what the heck is the genre of Zombie Bayou?

In this episode of the Teaching Pastor we sit down and have a chat with Jay Johnson and Derek Geer members of the creative team at Hume Lake Christian Camps.

If you want to see what a week at Hume Lake looks like in 3 min, click here.

2016 and 2017 Summer Theme Videos Bingo and Forsaken

Hume Summer Theme Trailers/Teasers

The Meadow Ranch (Jr High camp) Stage presentation of Phoenix Dark

Pixar – Creativity Inc.

 

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Ines Franklin: “There are times when the soul yearns for a chapel”

September 11, 2018

Building a contemplative reflective space and designing an interactive experience for a non-denominational Mega church. The path to the pulpit starts with cleaning window sills in the Children’s ministry. If you’re new at this, the rule is if it is related to teaching, say “yes!” What snacks are best to get the creative juices flowing? Facilitating an encounter with God on Sunday is awesome! but. . . Saturdays are the hardest. Sometimes working at a Mega Church is like being the fly on the grill of the 18-wheeler. In this Episode of The Teaching Pastor we sit down with Ines Franklin, Chapel Pastor at Mariners Church, in Irvine CA. 

Click here for some of Ines’ messages or you can visit her Trochia page. Or if you would like to find out more about the Chapel Experience at Mariners church.

Logos Bible Software

Accordance Bible Software

Fuller Theological Seminary

Plantain Chips at Trader Joe’s

Music Provided by Pawn Shop Kings, “Love Like Jesus”

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Jerry Root: “We offer crumbs! God feeds His people.” Wisdom from a Pastor-Scholar.

September 4, 2018

Call him Jerry, because if you call him Gerald it means the terrorists have won! The beauty of being admitted to Seminary on academic probation.When you meet people, do you lift them off the ground? Being a growing Pastor means you will inevitably feel awkward at times when you are learning new things. Doing exegesis on the text and exegesis on the hearts of the people. Every pastor-scholar needs three piles of books – (The books I read over and over; the books I need to read to keep up in my field; the books I want to read). Graduation is called commencement because it is the beginning of education, not the end.

In this Episode of the Teaching Pastor podcast we get a conversation on practical pastoral wisdom with Dr. Jerry Root, Professor of Evangelism at Wheaton College and C.S. Lewis scholar.

If you want to hear some sermons from Jerry Root go ahead and Google his name.

Talbot School of Theology

Wheaton College

Check out the Walter Elwell page on Amazon

Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge – RA Torrey

Virgil’s Aeneid

The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene

Music Provided by Pawn Shop Kings, “Love Like Jesus”

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Chris Brown is all about building teams. . . and listening to them!

August 26, 2018

If you are a gifted storyteller, you need to listen to this episode! 54 services a weekend might be crazy. “Hire the best people you can, and take a lot of naps,” who said that? You want to train younger teachers? Give them access to the teaching team prep. . . and use them as your personal Google. When was the last time your family took one car to church? What do you do when there is no anonymity when you walk into a coffee chop? Paying your “dumb tax” ahead of time. What do short-stops, running backs, and power forwards have to do with Teaching Pastors?

In this Episode of the Teaching Pastor we catch up with Chris Brown, Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church, Vista CA.

If you want to hear sermons from Chris you can find some at pastorChrisBrown.com or NorthCoastChurch.com

Bethel Seminary, San Diego

Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

David Guzik enduringword.com

BlueLetterBible.com

Azusa Pacific University

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John Austin Helm is out in the public space

August 21, 2018

Is the office a productive place? What do you do when you are part of a church plant and you have no office? Getting your Jansport Backpack loaded as your “go” bag for mobile sermon prep. Analog or Digital? What are the pros and cons of being an early adopter? Waking up one morning and realizing, “I think I’ve found my voice!” Creating routine to maximize your creative decisions. Are you a pastor who might say, “It’s anyone’s guess what’s going to come out of my mouth.”?

In this Episode of the Teaching Pastor we have a conversation with Pastor and Church Planter, John Austin Helm

If you would like to listen to messages from Austin you can go to JohnAustinHelm.com. Below are some links to resources mentioned in the episode:

Mike Eere, Vox podcast   

Fuller Theological Seminary

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (TDNT)

Logos Bible Software

Accordance Bible Software

The Jansport Right Pack Backpack

Craig Groeschel (Books, Leadership, and Podcast)

Music Provided by Pawn Shop Kings, “Love Like Jesus”

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Special Episode: “Pastor vs. Sound Guy”

August 5, 2018

What do Whitney Houston and your a/v team have in common? What is the best microphone to use on a Sunday morning? What about sound boards and speakers? Why is there a stereotype about sound techs among pastors? Why is there a stereotype of pastors among sound techs?

In this special episode of the The Teaching Pastor we explore the matters of “sound” as it relates to the Sunday Morning Expierence of the message and we have a practical and philosophical conversation Paul Bresenden, President of 454 Creative

If you would like to see more of what Paul and his team does visit 454 Creative  Here are some other resources that came up in the Episode.

Countryman E6/Headset microphone

Shure SM58 handheld mic

AKG D5 mic

DPA headset mic

EAW Speakers

QSC K12 Speakers

Paul Dexter Creative – Systems Integrater Audio Training

Yamaha House of Worship Resources and Training

Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook

Yamaha Guide to Sound Systems for Worship

Nick Burns SNL IT guy

Babylon Bee satire about sound tech stereotypes and blame

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Erik Thoennes (TAW-ness) preaches those passages that might never make it onto a Hobby Lobby decoration!

July 29, 2018

Do you need to provide a phonetic pronunciation for your last name? Revitalizing a local church with a three-person team approach. Erasing the Clergy/Laity distinction with a Plymouth Brethren background. How do you know when you have a sermon and not a lecture; it isn’t just about volume. Expanding your teaching team planning meetings to include all aspiring teachers in the congregation. The Best preaching advice for beginners. . . “just talk to us.” How do you preach those passages that probably will never make it on a Hobby Lobby decorative wall hanging.

In this Episode we have a fantastic conversation with Erik Thoennes, Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at Biola University and Talbot Theological Seminary

as well as Staff Elder at Grace EVFree, La Mirada.

If you would like to hear some messages from Erik you can find them at the Grace EVFree La Mirada Website.

Here are some links to some of the resources mentioned in this Episode

Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch

Logos Bible Software

Accordance Bible Software

The Gospel Coalition

Hume Lake Christian Camps Summer 2018 Theme (Kajua Trailer)

Biola University Department of Undergraduate Biblical Studies

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Matt Hemphill knows that God is in the moving business!

July 22, 2018

From the Mortgage industry to Senior Pastor and the road in between. The value of authenticity and wonder when coming to the Bible. Being a young pastor means preaching every passage for the first time. Get a little feedback by asking your team, “Can you tell me something about last week’s sermon?” Watching film is the best way to step your game up. Growing by becoming more clear and preaching a “one point” sermon

In this episode of the Teaching Pastor we have a conversation with Matt Hemphill, Lead Pastor at Prodigal Church of Orange County.

You can listen to some of Matt’s messages at prodigaloc.org

Here are a few resources that came up in the episode

Bible Gateway

Blue Letter Bible

The “Be” series - Warren Wiersbe

Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley

God Has a Name, John Mark Comer

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Chad Halliburton isn’t hip enough to live in Costa Mesa

June 4, 2018

How hip do you have to be to live in Costa Mesa? The value of Seminary for speaking with confidence. The difference between a good education and a seminary education. The camaraderie and protection of being part of a teaching team. Listening to a playlist of the Sunday worship set and setting a 30 min prayer timer while preparing the message. Teaching or Preaching. . . have you found your genre of preachers? And Starting your preaching career as “announcement guy.”

In this episode we have a conversation with Chad Halliburton, campus pastor at RockHarbor Mission Viejo.

Listen to some of Chad’s messages at the RockHarbor Mission Viejo site.

The Witness of Preaching, Thomas Long

Preaching from the Soul, J. Ellsworth Kalas

The Drama of Scripture, Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen

The Preaching Life, Barbara Brown Taylor (particularly chapter 7: “Preaching”)

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Matt Kyser brings the oil and water. . . but is looking for fire.

May 23, 2018

Have you ever thought while preparing a message, “Shouldn’t this take less time, the more I do it?” Crafting and using a “Good News statement” every Sunday. Finding your voice, by stepping back and taking a hard look at your teaching with a trusted friend. Thinking about the way your sermon is consumed on media, Audio recordings or Video recordings, and how that affects the message. Finding your weekly rhythm and routine of prep. Color coding your notes or manuscript. How long does it take to preach through the gospel of Matthew?

In this Episode we have a candid conversation with Matt Kyser, Lead Pastor at The Village Church of Irvine.

Village Church Irvine

Acts 29 and Acts 29 Orange County

Talbot School of Theology at Biola University

KUSC Classical Music 91.5 FM

Blue Letter Bible

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