Pastor Jim Fleming discusses his book, “Shepherdology 101: From Shepherdless Sheep to Flourishing Flocks”. Jim talks about 10. Jim talks about key points Jesus Christ, our model Shepherd, emphasized about shepherding people before He departed earth, understanding accountability and its function among leadership, and he looks at the staggering statics from Barna, reporting 42% of pastors considered leaving the ministry in 2022. Pastor Jim is currently the interim pastor at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, TN, serving with Interim Pastor Ministries.
Mid-South View Point is a public affairs program addressing concerns that are vital to the Christian community in the Mid-South. This show is produced by Bott Radio Network in Memphis.
Guest Host Shelley Sumner is filling in for Byron Tyler and welcomes her Mom, Becky Deaux. Becky has greatly influenced Shelley’s life, including leading her to Christ as a little girl. Becky shares how her journey with Christ began as well as God’s faithfulness through a frightful road of breast cancer. As a grandma of 12 grandchildren, Becky as developed a weeklong time to study the Bible with the kids that she organizes each summer. This week has been labeled, “Grandma’s Bible Camp”.
Seventy-Five percent of pastors report being “extremely stressed” or “highly stressed.” Bishop Fredrick Gillam, Executive Pastor of Journey Church Memphis and Director of Clinical Services at Church Developers Network provides details on The Shepherds Care Symposium, a day of self-care for Pastors, Ministry Leaders, and Therapists/Counselors coming March 4th. The goal is for each attendee to leave the Symposium feeling refreshed, renewed, and revived.
Stacy Dodd, Certified Addiction Interventionist was once a homeless man addicted to drugs living in the woods. We'll discuss Stacy’s journey to being clean now for 23 years and the struggle of addiction for so many.
Master Barber Adam Cutshaw, wife Whitney, and their five children (ages 3-12) are taking the gospel of Jesus to all 95 counties in Tennessee, the four most extreme geographical points in the state, and conclude the 100th days at the state capitol. The gospel excursion is covered by open air gospel proclamation, one-on-one witnessing, Bible and tract distribution, prayer stand, and holding gospel signs. Adam is the owner and Master Barber of Cutshaw's Classic Barber Shop, in Tullahoma, TN.
Bishop Scott Jones of the Global Methodist Church talks about his departure from the United Methodist Church and the creation of a new denomination. Formerly, leader of the United Methodist’s Great Plains and Houston Episcopal Areas, Bishop Jones discusses the theological disagreements that have resulted in many Methodists’ departure from the denomination. He addresses the difficulty that pastors face moving out of a denomination having childhood roots and generational family history. He unpacks the new mission for the Global Methodist Church of forming disciples who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.