Monthly Meeting Structure
Presentation of topic
Pointed discussion questions for small group interaction over lunch
Wrap up: What ideas can you share? Who’s good at this? Who wants to get together and go deeper together?
The Court of the Mind
Every pastor has an internal narrator that makes judgments about their worth and ability. This inner chatter often causes us to live in regret of the past or fear of the future. The voice accuses us of not being good enough or doing enough. It tempts us to compare ourselves to other pastors and churches. It tells us lies that we often accept. In this presentation, we’ll learn how can we “take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5).
Pastor's Appreciation at Desert Christian
We are joining a Pastor Appreciation event at Desert Christian (7525 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710) from 9-11am. The event is sponsored by Desert Christian, Pastors’ Edge, J17 Ministries, and Romans 12 Ministries. NOTE that we’ll meet at 9am rather than 11am. More details coming.
Ciara Hull & Josh Reich
Every week, guests come to your church. They mustered up the courage to come to a place and encounter people they don’t know. Something is happening inside them that moved them to take a risk and visit your church. They are looking for something. What will they find? How can we best help them to move from curiosity and need to engagement with God’s people and encounter God himself?
What Pastors Need to Understand from Their Wives
Insights From a Panel of Pastor's Wives
What if some pastors' wives share about their experience living in that world and what if we were to invite them to share some things they would like us to know and remember? This panel of pastors' wives will help us better understand their world so that we can respond better to them. They will remind us of how to make sure the church is never our mistress and that we love our wives as Christ loves the church.
Pastors' Edge Prayer Summit
Yearly in Tucson, we are favored to have a one-day and three-day pastor’s prayer summits. We want to add a two hour time of prayer just with our colleagues that are part of Pastors’ Edge. We’ll pray with and for each other, our churches and our city.
Inevitable, Unavoidable, Yet Necessary Conflict
Noe Garcia (North Phoenix Baptist Church)
No church (or Pastor) can survive without changing. No change happens without conflict and pain. So no pastor can avoid conflict as they lead the church through change. We’ll be honored to learn from the wisdom of Noe Garcia who has faced and lead a well-established church through change.
The Power of RE: Re-evaluate, Re-focus, Realign and Reinvest to Experience Renewal
Every pastor needs to find a way to re-evaluate where they’ve been in the recent season in order to realign and refocus, to reinvest in making the next season even better and more productive. Josh Reich will share some ideas, principles, and practices that will help ensure we don’t get stuck or go backward and how we can continually reinvent ourselves. We’ll explore the power of all those words that begin with “re” to experience renewal.
Wisdom From Experience
We can gain so much from the wisdom of pastors who have served and ended well. Dennis Newkirk is a veteran pastor who will share about the things he’s glad he did in ministry and reflect on things he wished he would have not done or done differently. His years of experience will help us make wiser choices today.
Listening to God as I Lead Myself, Others,
and the Church
Panel of Pastors
Pastors are leaders. But we are leading ourselves, others and our churches to follow the will and way of Jesus. So it’s critical that we are listening to and following Jesus as we lead ourselves, others and our churches. The panel will share principles, practices and personal experiences that we can use to better hear and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and lead us as we serve and minister.