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How Small Town Pastors Fight Isolation

Justin Juntunen

Justin Juntunen

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Do you find it lonely in leadership? You aren’t the only one. Watch this conversation on how to create relationships that keep you healthy in ministry for the long haul.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it can be hard to connect while in ministry and how to be intentional with your time
  • Personal impact of healthy relationships and practical steps toward them
  • Benefits of getting outside of the church relationally in your town

“You develop natural relationships with people who give you life. Finding your people is key.”—Jimm Wood

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“We need to have at least a few really deep relationships in our life to be healthy” —Joel Seymour

Timeline:

6:33 Why it’s hard to connect 
18:47 Reaching out relationally while introverted
21:20 Ways to connect outside your church
28:26 Leaving behind the ideal community
36:33 Benefits of healthy relationships
44:37 Connecting in your neighborhood

“Love and serve your town like a Catholic priest serves his parish” —Phil Strout

Resources

Conferencing with Confidence
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Art of Neighboring by Pathak and Runyon
Confessions of a Small Town Minister by David Ford

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