S1E1 - Doug and J.R. - Monday Morning Pastor: where pastors can be people

Welcome to the Monday Morning Pastor podcast: a place where pastors can be people. Doug and J.R. share their stories as we take an honest look at the pitfalls of pastoral calling, and we explore healthy ways to respond to tough days so pastors can stay in it for the long haul. We introduce the vision of our new podcast, and in the first conversation, talk about the dreaded Monday—the day pastors feel most depleted. 



  1. When have you been at your healthiest as a pastor? 

  2. What lies have you believed or are you currently believing about yourself, God, the church or other people? 

  3. Where are you thriving? Where are you struggling? What’s confusing? and What’s missing?

  4. What is the 1 thing you can do in the next week that would help you be healthier and more open to God and who He is?


An Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence By Alan Fadling 

Here is an Assessment tool: 

Put an arrow pointing up (trending up), down (trending down), or sideways (no movement) next to each of these 10 areas of your life. Which ONE would you like to give attention to in the next few weeks? How can you see growth and movement in this area? Think specific.  









Avocational (hobbies) 



The great give away, 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! 

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