Monday Morning Pastor


Monday Morning Pastor is a weekly podcast to encourage, equip, challenge and resource pastors and church leaders on Monday mornings. Monday is the hardest day of the week for pastors and the day pastors need the most encouragement.

We want to tell and hear stories of hope and encouragement in the midst of this unique place in culture where the negative ministry stories seem to get all the airtime. Our hope is that these stories resonate with and remind pastors why we stay in the game. It is a podcast that gives pastors hope and a safe place to take off their collar, robe or tie and be people who need receive the good news on the day we feel most vulnerable.

Our podcast will consist of interviews, conversations and resources from pastors and ministry leaders. We’ll have a new episode loaded up each Monday morning throughout the year (but, of course, you can listen on any day you wish).

We invite you to join us and listen to the Monday Morning Pastor, where pastors can be people.


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 your address and we will get it out to you.  


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Why call the podcast Monday Morning Pastor?

On Monday mornings, a large percentage of pastors oftentimes wake up feeling depleted, defeated, and overwhelmed. We know this because we are pastors and we’ve felt it. The vision behind this project is to offer an encouraging, safe place for pastors to engage in honest conversations around the effects and hazards of ministry.

We’ll be hosting conversations on topics pastors deal with frequently, but don’t often have the space to process them, such as self-care, depression, burnout, addiction, conflict, unique pastoral temptations, failure and more. 

Who are the hosts?

Doug Moister and J.R. Briggs served as co-pastors in a local church context for eight years and share a deep sense of passion and calling to encourage and equip pastors and church leaders for health over the long haul.

Monday Morning Pastor is an extension of the mission of Kairos partnerships as it seeks to help pastors flourish and church leaders become healthier. Pablo Picasso said, if you want to change the culture, tell a better story. That is what we hope to do: tell better stories of pastors who are staying faithful, living in health and not giving up on the Church. We hope this will be an encouraging space to challenge, inspire, recharge and resource pastors throughout North America and around the globe.


What will Monday Morning Pastor cover?  

Each episode of MMP will include interviews with pastors who are in the trenches and leaders who care deeply for pastors, as well as questions and resources to equip the soul of a pastor. Pastors need to hear that we are not alone and that there is hope. In essence it is a podcast dedicated to and for those who are called pastor people in a local congregation. We laugh and cry, remind each other we’re not crazy, and remind ourselves that God loves us for who we are, not because of what we do. We want to encourage the soul of pastors who feel the burden of ministry most intensely on Mondays.

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If you have thoughts, questions, or comments for the show, or topics you would like to hear more about, send us an email at