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.


June 7, 2023 24 mins
How's it going Bootcampers? The boys are talking about the food recommendations in NOLA just ahead of the Southern Baptist Convention and then get around the to the important work wrapping up the Ministry Maxims series.  Here are the food recommendations with the show notes below.
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Hey there Bootcampers! Summer is well under way, Bob and Jimbo have been taking some down time to renew and refresh, but they have some great content ready for you. In this second installment of Ministry Maxims they highlight some important shifts for pastors to consider as they lead. One of the first steps is to re-evaluate your score card (especially during summer.) Maxim #4: Measuring Actions vs. Counting Outcomes:
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May 24, 2023 27 mins
Hey bootcampers! In this episode, we're talking about shifting our mindset from focusing on the wrong scorecard to focusing on missional engagement during the summer. We know it can be discouraging to feel like you're not measuring up, but we're here to encourage you to focus on what's really important. We also introduce a topic for future episodes that expands this mindset beyond just the summer and shifts our thinking about sc...

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May 17, 2023 25 mins
Well Bootcampers, summer is right around the corner and that means a lot of things. Shorts, BBQ, swimming and the summer slump in weekly attendance.  Fear not loyal Bootcamp listener, the summer provides some great opportunities to connect with your community in creative ways while mobilizing your church to be more missional.  The guys break down some of the ways from this original blog post on another site, you can find here.

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May 10, 2023 25 mins
Hey Bootcampers, Jimbo and Bob are back home for a bit before heading out once again and take some time to break down a question posed by one of the Participants  they received during a recent event regarding how to lead changes in your church. In short, Leadership Capital.  The guys spend time unpacking this idea a bit more.  Sit back, grab your favorite beverage and listen in as they talk about this important leadership issue. ...

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In this EP the guys talk about their travels and a bit of their troubles on the road and then pivot to discuss an important principle related to the work of Replanting-Jesus is always with you and he will deliver you from every trial and trouble. Here are a few highlights:
  • Troubles and challenges come in surprising ways-you want to change the bulletin and almost get fired.
  • Every ministry setting has its own set of ch...
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Welcome back Bootcampers! The guys were in the Big D (Dallas TX) for an event and had the opportunity to visit with the one and only, Dr. Kyle Bueermann from some other podcast. He dropped by to discuss some key thoughts from his book, And They Devoted, on discipleship. Listen in and be encouraged. Here are some key points in the podcast
  • Discipleship is often assumed in the church-you have to develop intentionality and ...
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This on the road, mobil edition of the Bootcamp finds Jimbo at home and Bob on the Road to Amarillo and a great EP, catching up with Dr. Joe Crider, the Dean of the School of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth Texas.  The guys welcome Joe and ask a few questions about Worship.  Joe has great insights and drops some real gold when it comes to understanding the theological foundations o...
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    Hey there Bootcampers!  The guys are back for a brief rest from their travels before heading out on the road again and they took time to catch up with Rick Wheeler, Director of the Florida Baptist Foundation (Stewardship Simplified.) Together with Rick, we spent some time talking about church finances, a topic that may be overlooked until there are issues. But, we need to be proactive in our talk about finances. Grab a notebook,...

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    Welcome to the Replant Bootcamp, a podcast for pastors and church leaders who are looking to replant and revitalize churches. Today's episode has the guys discussing self-care for pastors, a topic that is often overlooked but extremely important. Our guest for today's episode is Frank Lewis, who multiple years of experience in pastoral ministry.   One of the main points that Frank emphasizes is the need for pastors to pr...

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    The guys welcome Dr. Trevin Wax, Vice President of Research and Resource Development at NAMB to the Bootcamp. Trevin's new podcast, Reconstructing Faith, is one of our favorites, we're talking about some of the subject matter from this season's final Episode 12 on how the church can impact culture today. We asked Trevin a couple of questions about things the churches can avoid and what gives him hope about the church today. W...

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    The Bootcamp Bros are joined by none other than, Walker Armstrong, Associational Mission Strategist, stopped by the bootcamp during the Replant Practitioner Training and joined us for chat about Discipleship.  Walker and the guys spent time talking about some of the barriers commonly experienced in the effort to make disciples in the local church.  Here are some of the barriers:
    1. Human Ego
    2. Spiritual Consumerism
    3. Organi...
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    March 15, 2023 27 mins
    Welcome back Bootcampers!  We're jumping back in on the subject of conflict, with the "other" Bob. Today the guys get down to the important subject of how to have the "conflict" conversation. First, a little definition on one of the important characteristics of Replanters, the willingness to confront. Willingness to Confront:  the replant pastor with a willingness confront is able to willingly but not eagerly, navigate confli...

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    Hey Boot Campers we’re back in action but this time, with another Bob, the Lead Missional Strategist of First Coast Churches, Bob Bumgarner. In this EP Jimbo and Bob get down to the important work of discussing how to deal with Church conflict. They recommend a great book-When Church Conflict Happens.  Here are some of the great highlights.
    • When conflict happens – you are not a failure.
    • Conflict always presents oppor...
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    The Bootcamp Boys are able to record from their own homes for this one. Replanter and Revitalizer Characteristic Survey In this thread, JimBo and Bob discuss the necessary ingredients for personal development and growth in any area of life. These include humility, teachability, self-awareness, integrity, and initiative. They emphasize the importance of being honest and owning up to mistakes, taking responsibility, and taking ...
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    This EP was recorded in Elk City OK when the guys were in town for the Revive Summit-of which there are two more, we invite you to join us in either Tuscon or Mt. Vernon.  Today we get down to the serious business of discussing the value and importance of lay leaders in your church. Lay Leaders: non ordained, non-vocational leaders, members of the church who contribute towards the welfare and the mission of the local church. ...

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    Hey Bootcampers we hope you are doing well!  Bob and Jimbo had some time together in his hometown of JAX and got an opportunity to record a few EPs in his closet office. It's no mystery that the bootcamp boys have personality, but leading a church requires more than the strength of personality.  This EP is all about leading beyond the force of your personality. Here are a few insights
    • Our personalities might get in the ...
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    February 8, 2023 28 mins
    Well Bootcampers the boys are back at it this time in JAX when Bob was in for a quick visit. Today they take up the topic of Vision and how to communicate it as a leader. Sit back, grab something to keep notes and consider how to improve your casting of vision. Some helpful resources   ...

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    The boys are back with another EP from their time at Southwestern Baptist Seminary. This time with special guest, Dr. Matt Queen who recently released a new book, Recapturing Evangelism. We celebrated Bob's honorary Doctorate, and then got down to the serious business of discussing evangelism with one of our favorite all time Evangelists, Dr. Queen, here are some of the highlights. Why is evangelism difficult?
    • There are...
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    The guys are back with another "Dome" edition of the Bootcamp from their time teaching the Dmin seminar at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, SWBTS.  Last EP they spoke about the impact of forced terminations on the church and pastor and this week they pivot by suggesting a list of questions for a potential Pastor to ask of a search committee who is inviting you to candidate with their congregation.
    1. What are your e...
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