S1E3 - Mandy Smith - Micro practices in the life of the healthy pastor

What do you do when you are B.L.A.S.T.ed? In other words, what do you do as a pastor when you are Bored, Lonely, Anxious/Afraid, Stressed, or Tired? Doug and J.R take an honest look under the hood of what we do when we feel BLASTed, as well as the importance of Sabbath and a few simple practices that help us lean into these feelings instead of numbing them. Our guest for this show is pastor, author, and prophetic voice, Mandy Smith. This sincere conversation moves around sabbath, hazards of ministry, formation practices for the soul, depression, love for the church, picking trash, artwork, failure, pain, and leading the church as a woman. We know this will be an encouragement for all who listen.



What rhythms can cultivate in your life that move you from death to resurrection on “Monday”? 

What is our Sabbath Rhythm?  What is on your “to do” list?  What is on your “to don’t” list?


The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry by Mandy Smith

God in My Everything by Ken Shigematsu

Subversive Sabbath by A.J. Swoboda

The Sabbath by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel


J.R. is giving away 25 copies of his book, Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure to the first 25 people who write a review on our iTunes page. To get a free copy of J.R.’s book, all you need to do is write a review, and then email Jane@Kairospartnerships.org your address and we will get it out to you.

If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts for the show drop us a line, voice mail or smoke signal at dougmoister@gmail.com. The MMP is a new podcast, so if you enjoy what you hear, please subscribe, write a review, and share this with other pastors and ministry leaders. We hope to see the MMP community grow. Thank you!

Joel Limbauan