The Calling of a Pastor, The Gifting of a Craftsman with Josh Blount
Have you ever sat back in amazement at the exceptional work of a skilled craftsman? It’s truly inspiring to see someone use their God-given gifts to create something beautiful and useful out of otherwise raw materials. In this episode Jon and Les talk with Josh Blount, a pastor and craftsman, who shares his journey of pursuing a business venture of bladesmithing alongside his pastoral work. Josh discusses the challenges of balancing his identity, calling, and financial aspirations. He explores the concept of creating legacy pieces and the value of handcrafted items. He offers insights into marketing, expanding his platform, and the connection between ministry and outdoor-themed events. With a desire to pass on his skills and create a lasting impact, Blount explores the possibilities of mentoring others and creating a community around his craft. In addition to all of this, Josh also shares a little about his wife Anna’s creative and business pursuits using her artistic abilities. You’re sure to be inspired by this story of a pastor’s family who is leaning into their creative talents while also shepherding the flock they’ve been called to serve.
- Website for Josh’s Knives: https://blountknives.com/
- Website for Anna Blount’s Art: https://annablountart.com/
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