Aug 3, 2020 • 1HR 4M

On pastoral mental toughness and the gift of quarantine with Cole Russell Deike.

Ministry Minded, Episode 72.

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Bradley Gray
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In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I am thrilled to be joined by Cole Russell Deike to talk about the mental toughness and preparedness necessary for pastoral ministry as well as why the gospel of grace is uniquely primed for quarantine seasons.

Cole is the happy husband to Chloe and father to Russell. He lives and ministers in Des Moines, Iowa, where he pastors Frontier Church. You can find him on Twitter and on Instagram.


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Frontier Church

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Ministry Minded is sponsored by Fresh Roasted Coffee, a locally owned and operated coffee house in the heart of Central Pennsylvania that produces the freshest coffee and delivers it at peak drinkability. Use offer code “GRACE10” at checkout to get a discount on your next order. Buy some coffee!


Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0.