What do you do on your ride to and from work? More recently I have been discovering, listening, and enjoying podcasts. Up until recently I never had more than a few minutes in a car ride to and from most places. And the times I did have significant time in the car I almost always had someone else in the vehicle with me to converse with. That all change about 4 months ago.

When my family and I moved it meant I know had a 25-30 minute commute to and from work each way. That was a good chunk of time for me to not waste. So I entered the world of podcasts. And I have loved every minute of it. It engages my mind while I drive. It can challenge my thinking and encourage my heart. But the main way I have utilized podcasts is to keep learning how to improve personally, at home, and at work.

Being a pastor and the one primarily responsible for helping people connect and get involved in the church community, assimilation is something I am constantly trying to learn best practices about. Which is why I loved an episode of Rainer on Leadership podcast entitled “Eight Traits of an Assimilated Church“. It will encourage you, pastor or not, on how to best and most effectively help others follow Jesus.

Enjoy the podcast episode and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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