Faith Over Breakfast

#5002 Filling in the Gaps: Rick Drost Talks Ministry, Memories, and Misgivings with Pastor Eric

August 30, 2023 Pastor Eric and Pastor Andy Season 5
Faith Over Breakfast
#5002 Filling in the Gaps: Rick Drost Talks Ministry, Memories, and Misgivings with Pastor Eric
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Show Notes

In this week's compelling episode of Faith Over Breakfast, we get a surprising twist: Rick Drost takes the reins, filling in for the usually unmissable Andy Littleton. A walk down memory lane is in order as Rick is none other than Pastor Eric's former youth pastor. For those of you who have been following Faith Over Breakfast, you know that the dynamic of the hosts often dictates the flavor of the conversation. Well, this episode promises a fresh blend of nostalgia, candid discussion, and a deep dive into the makings of ministry.

Rick takes the role of interviewer with aplomb, turning the spotlight on Eric, the podcast's co-host who we've come to know for his insightful perspectives on faith and daily life. With keen interest, Rick starts with the essentials, asking Eric about his early days in ministry. What motivated him to take this spiritual path? How has the journey been? You'll find Eric's responses nothing short of enlightening, giving us not just facts but the emotional texture of his vocation.

But, the episode isn't merely a biographical sketch of Pastor Eric. Rick ventures to ask the difficult questions, including one that might raise a few eyebrows: Why does Eric think youth ministry is a waste of time? It's a provocative query, especially coming from the man who was Eric's youth pastor. For those entrenched in church communities, youth ministry is often considered a cornerstone. But here, the episode invites us to challenge this conventional wisdom. The ensuing conversation is robust, nuanced, and laden with both skepticism and hope.

Rick's questions provide the scaffolding for an introspective dialogue. It's a rare treat to see Pastor Eric on the other side of the Q&A, to peel back the layers of his thoughts, revealing intricate views developed over years of ministry. And Rick, with his unique understanding of Eric’s spiritual upbringing, manages to extract deep insights that we might not have heard otherwise.

As the discussion unfolds, you'll find yourself drawn into a contemplative space. The episode becomes more than a conversation; it's an invitation to examine our own beliefs about the role and effectiveness of youth programs in churches. Are we stuck in a cycle of tradition, or is there room for new thought? Rick and Eric delve into this with a combination of personal stories and theological pondering, offering listeners a panoramic view of the debate.


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"Faith Over Breakfast with Pastors Andy & Eric" is a weekly podcast where Pastors Andy and Eric come together over a imaginary delicious breakfast to talk about faith, food, sermons, culture, and more. In each episode, the pastors delve into thought-provoking topics and offer inspiring insights and practical guidance for those seeking to deepen their relationship with Jesus. With occasional guests joining the conversation, "Faith Over Breakfast with Pastors Andy & Eric" provides a unique perspective on what it means to live a life of faith in today's world. Whether you're a seasoned Christian or just starting on your faith journey, this podcast is the perfect companion for your morning routine. So join Pastors Andy and Eric each week as they explore the intersections of faith, food, and life over a delicious breakfast.

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