Ep.23. Mark Wurzelbacher. Retirement from Pastoral Ministry

Ep.23. Mark Wurzelbacher. Retirement from Pastoral Ministry

Mark Wurzelbacher pastored in Ohio for a long time, but entered retirement just a few years ago.  He speaks about financial preparation, the timing of retirement, and what retirement might look like for pastors and ministers. He also offers an outline for younger pastors to consider as they think about providing for their families in …

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Ep.22. Ryan Strother. Perspective from the SCBO President

Ep.22. Ryan Strother. Perspective from the SCBO President

Ryan Strother started the SCBgO podcast and also serves as the elected President of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.  In this episode, he passes hosting duties over to Dwayne Lee before outlining the current focus of SCBO leadership.  Ryan shares the unique perspective he has gained from serving on the executive team, and …

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Ep.21. Chad Keck. Merging and Revitalization

Ep.21. Chad Keck. Merging and Revitalization

Chad Keck is the pastor of First Baptist Church, Kettering, OH. They recently launched a new campus after merging with another church, now creating The Church at Eastmont. Chad explains some of how it happened and some of what is involved in mergers and revitalization. Resources Mentioned: Revitalize and Replant podcast EST Church podcast Reclaiming …

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Ep.20. James Risner. Preaching

Ep.20. James Risner. Preaching

James Risner, pastor of Brantwood Baptist Church in Riverside, OH, equips preachers with sound theory and practicality. Resources Mentioned: AirTable Evernote The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne The vine Project  

Ep.19. David Haarmeyer. Church Revitalization

Ep.19. David Haarmeyer. Church Revitalization

David Haarmeyer, pastor of East River Road Baptist Church in Fairfield, OH, and part of the Executive Committee of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, shares how the SCBO is working on equipping churches for revitalization. Resources Mentioned: SCBO Revitalization website  – SCBO churches get the REVITALIZE BUNDLE at a significant discount because of …

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Ep.18- Keith Hurt. Super Summer

Ep.18- Keith Hurt. Super Summer

Keith Hurt, Pastor of Collegiate and Youth Ministries at Violet Baptist Church in Pickerington, talks about the uniqueness of Super Summer, a youth leadership development camp the SCBO holds at Cedarville University every June. Resource Mentioned: Super Summer camp info & registration Download Youth Ministry Growing Young by Kara Powell  

Ep.17- Jerry Neal, Dave Early, Mike D’Attoma. CoPastors

Ep.17- Jerry Neal, Dave Early, Mike D’Attoma. CoPastors

First Baptist Church in Grove City has a unique leadership arrangement with Jerry Neal as Senior Pastor and Dave Early as Lead Pastor. They discuss how leadership works in their church along with associate pastor Mike D’Attoma. Lots of leadership insight in this episode! Resources Mentioned: The Briefing podcast by Al Mohler Morning & Evening …

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16. Kathie Parish. Vacation Bible School and Childrens Ministry

16. Kathie Parish. Vacation Bible School and Childrens Ministry

Kathie Parish is the Children’s Coordinator at First Light Church in Vandalia, OH, and she loves Vacation Bible School! She talks about how they do it at First Light and also talks about practical resources for children’s ministry. No matter how you do VBS, you’ll find helpful info here! Resources Mentioned: LifeWay VBS Starter Pack …

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15. Jack Helton. Big Invite Easter & Other Evangelism Resources

15. Jack Helton. Big Invite Easter & Other Evangelism Resources

Jack Helton is the evangelism director of the SCBO. He talks about a great campaign that the SCBO is offering for Easter, and gives a lot of good resources for you and your church. Resources Mentioned: Big Invite Ohio Who’s Your One? 3 Circles Evangelism Without Additives by Ed Henderson The Nine Arts of Spiritual …

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14. David Winchester. Disaster Relief First-Hand Perspective

14. David Winchester. Disaster Relief First-Hand Perspective

David Winchester, a deacon at Lincoln Heights Baptist Church, Mansfield, leads the feeding unit of Disaster Relief in Ohio. He tells how Disaster Relief is organized, gives first-hand accounts of how it works, and directs you to how you can be involved. Resources Mentioned: “Mentoring 101” by John Maxwell “Men of Character: Daniel” by Gene Getz …

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