The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.
In today's Vandercast, William Vanderblomen, founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, talks with Jeff Wheeler, Lead Pastor at Central Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. William and Jeff discuss how to discern God's call to minister to people, wherever and whenever that may be.
JeffWheelerhas been serving the local church for over 30 years. His passion is communicating God's truth with Biblical accuracy and cultural relevance. He is currently the Lead Pastor at Central Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a congregation of about 3,000 weekend and online worshippers on two campuses.Jeffis a native of California and a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Seminary. He is married to his wife Shirlene of 36 years. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.
William talks with Jeff about:
Pursuing the call of God regardless of convenience
How to know when there is a prompting from God to pursue a new opportunity or mission
Fostering trust and faithfulness as a leader to transition through change
“The call of God has always been something that you pursue regardless of convenience.”
“If you’re going to place and there isn’t the opportunity for your primary spiritual gifting to be utilized, that’s probably not the place God wants you.”
“I think ultimately you have to rest in the wisdom of God. You have to rest in the sovereignty of God. And if you feel stuck, either because things are closing or nothing is opening up, I pull back in those moments and say, ‘my work isn’t finished’ or ‘God’s work isn’t finished in me.'"
“Your expectations will be met when you realize that the reason you came was to see God change lives, and you can do that in any weather, in any context when God is working.”