Jul 21, 2021 • 1HR 13M

On rest and resiliency in pastoral ministry with Josh Hedger.

Ministry Minded, Episode 108.

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Bradley Gray
A podcast that seeks to marvel at the mercy of God that meets us in our messy ministries.
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In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I am thrilled to share my and Josh Hedger’s discussion of the pastorate and how modernity’s expectations of pastors can create unhealthy and unsustainable ministry environments. May you be blessed by this conversation notwithstanding your current ministerial context.

Josh Hedger currently serves as the Pastor of Teaching and Leadership for Emmaus Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where he lives with his wife and two children. You can connect with Josh on Twitter and Facebook.


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

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