Replant Bootcamp

Replant Bootcamp

The Replant Bootcamp Podcast is a boots on the ground resource for replanters by replanters hosted by Bob Bickford and JimBo Stewart. Both Bob and JimBo are replant pastors and serve other replant pastors through their local associations and the North American Mission Board. It is Bob and JimBo’s desire that this podcast encourage and equip pastors and ministry leaders in the gritty and glorious work of replanting dying churches.

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May 25, 2022 27 min
Hey Bootcampers, we hope you're ready for the next episode.  But first check out this webinar from our great sponsor at 180 Digital. "Being a Church Your Community Can't Ignore"  Wesley Lewis shares more about the webinar in this video-check it out. Jimbo and Bob are back with some updates on life and then they get down to the serious business of talking about Lamenting and the necessity of engaging in it when we e...
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Thanks for tuning in faithful Bootcamp listener! Jimbo and Bob break down a few updates (the Bickford dog search-the Stew Crew mock trial/musical productions) and then take a look ahead and talk about summer and provide some encouragement to make your summer count for good. Here some of the highlights:
  • Take a break/vacation-if possible, see if you can do a couple of back to back Sundays. Putting together two weekends off really in...
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    Well Bootcampers sometimes your work with a local church can come to an end. And not in a way you prayed for, hoped or expected. When a church chooses to NOT revitalize or replant what are you to do?  Listen in as the guys break it down Here are the highlights
  • Evaluate your calling to this church, at this time.
  • Consider your season of life and your future - has the Lord granted gifted you to do another turn-around?
  • Your role may be ...
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    How to grow younger?

    I recently read a news article that saddened my heart.https://wset.com/news/nation-world/struggling-church-asks-older-members-to-go-away

     

    The article told of a dying church that did not understand the beauty and importance of the older generation.

    In an effort to grow their church younger they asked anyone over 60 to not come back to church for two years while they focused on reaching younger people.

    Most chu...

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    The Bootcamp is coming at you from the Big "D" Dallas TX. Jimbo and Bob were on the road along with big boss man Mark Clifton, leading a conference for the Korean Council of Southern Baptist Churches. Our thanks to Dr. James Kang, our translators and the many great Pastors, Staff and leaders we met while there. Today we get down to the important business of analyzing where your church might be in terms of its spiritual hea...
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    Replant Ninja and Top shelf DOM, Johnny Rumbough, from the Lexington Baptist Association, stops by the Bootcamp and talks about the important role of the Transitional Pastor in setting a church up for Replanting Success. Here are some of the insights Johnny shared about his experience in Replanting local churches.
  • The Church has to be ready
  • They have to be willing to take everything off the table (preferences, biases etc.)
  • They hav...
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    The boys are back in their normal domiciles and in today's EP they break down an important subject related to developing the ability to cultivate passion in your work as a Replanter. Passion is white hot flame and red glowing embers. Here's a quote to kick us off: “Light yourself on fire with passion, and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” -- John Wesley Our good friend Mark Hallock adds this: “People long t...
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    Our good friend Mark Hallock stops by to talk about the nuts and bolts work of Replanting a local church, but before getting to strategy, Mark looks at the character and heart of the Replant Pastor. Replanter be aware of this:
  • We need the supernatural presence of God in Replanting - so pray!
  • We are called to Shepherd God's people, the flock in our church!
  • We will face challenges in this work - we must persevere!
  • In loving and le...
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    The Bootcamp boys continue the ATL Bootcamp series and are joined by none other than Pilot Mountain's own, Walker Armstrong. Walker serves as the AMS Leader for the Pilot Mountain Association and is one of the leaders who helped create the Replant Practitioner Training. Listen in as they discuss what it takes to be healthy as a Pastor serving in a local church. Staying Healthy is challenging when:
  • Pastors/Leaders become isolat...
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    While the boys were in Atlanta for the annual AMS Replant Practitioner Lab they took some time to record several episodes with some of the plenary speakers. Keelan Cook is OG for the Replant Practitioner Lab and the OG Replant Bootcamp Missiologist. In the previous episode with Dr. Casey "The Chin" Williams the guys discussed the importance of missions methodology being informed first by right theology and then right missi...
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    We're back at the Bootcamp and ready for the next episode. Joining us again is, Dr. Casey Williams, this time we're talking about how to develop a missionary mindset in your church. This is no small task, listen in as Casey explains how to move your congregation toward mission.
  • Start with Theology - what does God say about the church and mission? Be careful to ensure that the most basic and simple and biblical doctrines and...
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    Joining the Bootcamp bros on this EP is Jimbo's longtime friend, Casey Williams. He is the lead pastor of North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia SC. Listen in as they talk about how church partnerships develop as an outgrowth of church health. Healthy Church Partnerships
  • Begin when a church becomes healthy itself
  • Flow from a sincere desire to help other churches become vital
  • Are possible when deep relationships form between p...
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    We've been talking about the characteristics of a Godly Leader here at the bootcamp-by way of review here's the list:
  • Goodwill
  • Empathy
  • Humility
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • In today's EP the guys talk about the importance of Integrity. Let's get right down to a definition: Integrity does not just mean telling the truth. Integrity also refers to the strength and reliability of a structure. Here are the five imperatives of Integrit...
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    The boys are back at it here at the Bootcamp! Today we're talking about RESPECT and how important that is to leading effectively as a godly leader in a Replant or Revitalization. Jump in, give a listen and drop us a line or comment with your thoughts, experience or question.
  • Recap: Five key factors of character are
  • Humility – (covered)
  • Goodwill – (covered)
  • Empathy – (covered)
  • Respect – TODAY
  • Integrity
  • Five imperatives of respect
  • H...
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    February 16, 2022 25 min
    In this EP the guys talk with a boots on the ground pastor, Tim Williams of Gladewater TX. Pastor Tim is new to the field, remodeling the Parsonage, celebrating their new 10month old and doing the hard work of revitalizing a local church. Tim asks the guys this question: How can I effectively and empathetically lead a 150 year old church, with long time members, toward change in a healthy and respectful way, that will help us reac...
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    The Bootcamp Bros are back talking about another characteristic of a godly leader, empathy. Perhaps this is one of the most misunderstood characteristics so some good definition work is in order.  Check out this EP and the notes below to dig a little deeper into this very important quality and spend some time examining God's word, your life and work. According to Oxford dictionary Empathy is defined as “the ability to understa...
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    Good news! The full Bootcamp crew us back in action. Jimbo got over his "Rona" while moving to a new residence-he's the man for sure.  Aside from celebrating health and great football games the bootcamp bros jump right back into their series on the characteristics of a godly leader. This week they discuss the characteristic of goodwill. Goodwill - a “friendly disposition; benevolence; kindness” or “cheerful acquiescenc...
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    January 19, 2022 23 min
    This EP comes at you from the ATL as the Bootcamp bros were with their colleagues from the North American Mission Board.  Joining us for this EP are Andy Addis, Pastor @ Crosspoint Church, Hutchinson KS, Kyle Bueermann, Replant Team member, NAB Podcaster, guitar player and coordinator of the Replant HUB-a resource for specifically for the Rural Church. The HUB is an online place which distributes digital content to churches in...
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    They bootcamp boys are back talking about the importance of being a godly leader. You've probably heard the refrain-everything rises and falls on Leadership-we agree but it's not always the kind of leadership one might think. We take time to talk about the characteristics of a godly leader which we believe are primary in helping a church, which needs to be Replanted or Revitalized, move forward. 5 Characteristics of Godly ...
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    January 5, 2022 25 min
    Well after going around the horn with some Football commentary the guys get down to talking about how to start and maintain strength as you lead and serve as a Replanter in a local church. Be encouraged, laugh a little and be equipped to make 2022 a great one. You can go back and listen to some of the "most listened" to EPs from last year.
  • Six Irreducible Minimums for Replanters EP 67
  • Church Trends 1 and Church Trends 2 wit...
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