Certain theologians have declared that Andy Stanley has officially 'departed' from biblical Christianity, and Aubrey has strong thoughts on why--and whether they're right. Follow The Common Good on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Hosted by Aubrey Sampson and Brian From Produced by Laura Finch and Keith ConradSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Inspired by the Senate changing its dress code (ostensibly for John Fetterman), Brian wants to talk about what we wear to church–and how much it matters. Together with guest host Steve Coble, we're also chatting Taylor Swift, coaching kids' sports, why Steve chose to be a pastor, and how he was in the running to be the chaplain for the Chicago Bears. Follow The Common Good on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Hosted by Aubrey Sampson and Brian From Produced by Laura Finch and Keith ConradSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The United Pentecostal Church International Manual, the handbook by which UPCI churches and ministers operate, notes that the organization practices a "congregational form of church government." What does this mean? More importantly, what does the Bible say about church government? Dr. David K. Bernard looks to the New Testament for clues on how churches should be organized, operated, and led, and how it compares with the leadership structure of the UPCI and its member congregations.For more information on this topic, see Dr. Bernard's book The Apostolic Church in the Twenty-First Century, available at PentecostalPublishing.com. Visit UPCI.org/Statements-Archive to access the UPCI's official position paper titled "Church Government."If you enjoy this podcast, leave a five-star rating and a review on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform. We also appreciate it when you share Apostolic Life in the 21st Century with family and friends.
Watch the episode on our YouTube Channel - https://youtu.be/XdRXU4xHSbU--The intersection of faith, technology, and creativity is a fascinating crossroad that church leaders are being forced to face. The recent technological advancements, particularly in Artificial Intelligence (AI), are permeating every area of life, and faith-based spaces are no exception.In our latest podcast episode, we had the privilege of hearing from the experienced AI user and lead pastor of Substance Church, Peter Haas, on how he has implemented these new technologies into his daily life. As a Christian, AI technologies can either be feared or embraced - Peter is choosing to embrace them in hopes of helping pave the way for ethical AI.--SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel for more resources on how to lead your church--00:06 - AI Impact in the Church08:31 - Pastor's Perspectives on Technology17:47 - Using AI for Sermon Writing32:30 - Deepfake Technology in Preaching Potential36:58 - AI's Impact on Church Sermons46:32 - Technology's Role in Churches Changes--Follow Peter Haas on Instagram at @peterhaas1Check out Substance Church at substancechurch.com--For more information on technology resources for your church, visit tithely.com
What is a Biblicist? What is biblicism? What is ultimately at stake in this discussion of biblicism?In this episode, Pastor F. David Farnell shares his insights about biblicism and what it means to hold a high view of God's Word over creeds, confessions, or any other man made theological system.Pastor Farnell is a professor, author, and pastor. He serves as the Director for the Redeemer Center for Church Leadership at Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert, AZ.Sound Words is a ministry of Indian Hills Community Church, a Bible teaching church in Lincoln, NE. Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook Follow on YouTube Follow on Twitter Follow on Threads Visit https://ihcc.org
What does the Bible say about church leadership? That's what Clifton F. Webb has been preaching about recently at the Wayne Road Church of Christ in Romulus, Michigan. Wes McAdams and Clifton Webb discuss this very important subject in today's Bible Study Podcast. The post Studying Church Leadership with Clifton F. Webb appeared first on Radically Christian.
If you've been tracking with us over the last couple of weeks, we have been prepping to launch our journey through The Story. We're doing this at several different campuses and churches all across the United States. So, I wanted to take this episode and guide you through a chapter of the book. We'll take a closer look at the stories of Cain and Abel, and Noah. More than that, we'll talk through how to bring The Story into your day to day life by habit stacking your morning reading and prayer routine with preparation for small group discussions.Don't miss out on this enriching journey to usher God into every facet of your life. If you want to join all of us going through The Story together, you can get the book directly from Randy Frazee's website, on Amazon, and anywhere else you purchase books. And leave a comment below to let me know how going through The Story has been for you.Special thanks to our sponsor, Subsplash! You can find our more about one of our favorite ministry tools at Real Life Church at http://subsplash.com/simple
Could Your Worship Leadership be Unintentionally Steering People Toward Idol Worship? This episode with Red Rocks Worship tackles this game-changing question head-on, offering indispensable insights for worship leaders and their teams. Special Guest: Red Rocks Worship brings their seasoned perspective on what it truly means to center on the Lord in our worship leadership. Why This Matters: It's critical that we evaluate if our leadership might inadvertently be placing something - even good things like the love of spontaneous worship or excellent quality bands - other than God on that throne. Critical Takeaways: Worship isn't just a Sunday experience; it's a committed lifestyle. Small, unnoticed shifts could be paving the way for heresy in our leadership. Leading with 'fear of the Lord' is crucial to keep your worship genuinely focused on what pleases Heaven. Maximize Your Impact: Worship Online is your secret weapon for transformational worship sets. With song tutorials and resources, you'll not only save hours but also remove weekly prep stress. Try a free trial at WorshipOnline.com today! Mentioned in the Episode Red Rock's Worship --- If you like what you hear, please leave us a review! Also, feel free to shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org & tell us how we can better serve you and your church through this podcast. Don't forget to sign up for your FREE 2-week subscription to Worship Online at worshiponline.com/podcast! The Worship Online Podcast is produced by Worship Online in Nashville, TN. Hosted & Produced by Josh Kluge Backing Tracks by Johnluke Lewis
Author, strategist, and leader Clint Grider joins Blake to discuss his journey from research and Christian universities to becoming an ordained pastor working with churches and ministries. He emphasizes the challenges churches face in a fast-paced and complex world, where there's a gap between their intentions and outcomes in making disciples. This conversation delves into the importance of data and science in church leadership, highlighting the need for a balanced approach that combines emotional and data-driven decision-making. Join us as we explore how churches can assess their effectiveness and adapt to better serve their members and reach their intended goals. In this episode, you'll be able to: Gain insights into how churches can leverage data and adapt their strategies based on real-time information to better serve their communities. Hear practical examples of how churches have implemented innovative approaches, such as creating family acrostics and gathering stories, to address the unique needs of their congregations. Explore how every individual, whether they are part of a church staff, volunteers, or lay leaders, recognizes their potential to make a meaningful impact within their church community and contribute to its growth and mission. Clint is the author of Mind the Gap – available everywhere now! To connect with Clint: Facebook: @clint.grider.3
We've got a special treat for you today. We're diving deep into the murky waters of faith, spirituality, and the church with none other than Nat Turney, the author of the provocative book "Seeds of De(con)struction." Trust us, this is one episode you don't want to miss.The Book That's Shaking the Foundations"Seeds of De(con)struction" is not your typical faith book. It's a raw, unfiltered look at the complexities of spirituality, the church, and the human experience. Nat Turney takes us on a journey that's as unsettling as it is enlightening. He challenges us to question the status quo, to deconstruct our long-held beliefs, and to embrace the transformative power of faith.The Scandalous ChurchOne of the most gripping parts of the book is Nat's critique of church leadership. He doesn't hold back, folks. From church scandals to the misuse of power, Nat exposes the underbelly of religious institutions. But don't get it twisted; this isn't a takedown. It's an invitation to dialogue, to question, and to reform. It's about recognizing that the church, like any other institution, is flawed but also capable of growth and transformation.The Drips of WisdomNat uses the metaphor of "drips" to symbolize the gradual accumulation of wisdom and enlightenment. It's a beautiful concept that resonates deeply. Enlightenment isn't a one-time event; it's a lifelong journey. It's about the small, consistent insights that accumulate over time, leading us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the Divine.The Fear FactorAnother compelling aspect of the book is its exploration of violence and fear as tools for control within religious institutions. It's a critical view that many of us can relate to, especially those who have felt marginalized or oppressed by the church. Nat encourages us to challenge these fear-based tactics and to seek a faith that is rooted in love, compassion, and inclusivity.The Power of DeconstructionThe book also delves into the concept of deconstruction, a term that's become somewhat of a buzzword in faith circles. But Nat gives it new life. He suggests that deconstruction isn't about tearing down; it's about breaking open. It's about dismantling the walls that confine us so that we can experience a more authentic, personal spirituality.The InterviewIn today's episode, we'll be sitting down with Nat to discuss all of this and more. We'll talk about his inspiration for writing the book, the challenges he faced along the way, and what he hopes readers will take away from it. Plus, we'll get into some of the more controversial topics he tackles, like the church's approach to violence and control. It's going to be a candid, thought-provoking conversation that you won't want to miss.So grab your favorite beverage, get comfy, and let's get snarky. This is one conversation that's sure to challenge, inspire, and maybe even ruffle a few feathers. But hey, that's what Snarky Faith is all about, right?Tune in, and let's get this conversation started.We'll talk about all that and plenty more snark!Show notesFeatured Crackpots, Grifters, and Prophets: JD Greer, Hank Kunneman, Jack Hibbs, and Robin Bullock. Big thanks to these outlets that make the Christian Crazy possible:Right Wing WatchChristian NightmaresFriendly AtheistCome along for the ride as we skewer through life, culture, and spirituality in the face of a changing world.www.SnarkyFaith.com Check out the other fantastic Quoircast partners: The Heretic Happy Hour Podcast, Apostates Anonymous, The Messy Spirituality Podcast, Ideas Digest, The New Evangelicals, This is Not Church, and Wild Olive.
What are the keys to launching a new campus or church successfully?Tune in to episode 80 of the Fly on the Wall podcast as Pastor Chris coaches Pastor Tyler on launching a new campus. In this episode, you will be coached on how to:
...and by the way, follow us on Instagram! Aubrey and Brian talk about which platforms they wish they could give up and why, the pastor in Taiwan who used ChatGPT for six months in his sermon prep (and found it really helpful), and idioms from around the world. They also ponder a quote from Jesuit priest and theologian Karl Rahner: "The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all." What do you think? Follow The Common Good on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Hosted by Aubrey Sampson and Brian From Produced by Laura Finch and Keith ConradSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What's your favorite story of all time? It could be a Tom Clancy or Stephen King novel, or maybe your favorite book from childhood. It amazes me the way that stories, from Batman to Star Wars, captivate people so profoundly. What if it's not just a matter of entertainment, but ties into a grander narrative - one that encompasses even the seemingly boring aspects of our lives? Well, today on Simple Faith, we'll take a look at some of my favorite stories and dig into this concept, exploring the fundamental elements of storytelling - the hero, the villain, the guide, and the goal - and how they relate to the ultimate story being told throughout human history, starting from the Garden of Eden. Special thanks to our sponsor, Subsplash! You can find our more about one of our favorite ministry tools at Real Life Church at http://subsplash.com/simple.Resources:Episode Transcript
Too often, church leaders are either held on a pedestal or unfairly judged. Church should be a place where good leaders serve the people around them, shepherding others toward the gospel of Jesus. God has put wisdom in each of us. You have the power to discern if church leaders and church structures are stewarding well. But be warned, you are not immune to poor leadership, no matter what role you have in The Body of Christ. We are all called to steward well and work together in unity.
The role of the church has significantly evolved over recent years, with COVID-19 rocking every church's world. In our latest Modern Church Leader episode, we sit down with Phil Kniesel, a seasoned pastor and the current lead pastor of Hope City in Canada. His journey, filled with growth, transition, and resilience, provides invaluable insights for church leaders navigating in this digital, post-Covid age.Watch the full episode here --> https://youtu.be/ko0ZKcQRyd4--00:18 - Growing a Church in Canada12:11 - Leading Through COVID Ministry Transitions21:20 - Technology's Impact on Church Attendance31:27 - Church Community Service and Outreach Programs36:40 - Podcast Recommendations and Discussion--SUBSCRIBE to our channel for more resources on how to lead and grow your church.For more information on Modern Church Leader, visit www.modernchurchleader.com--Follow Pastor Phil Kniesel on Instagram HEREFollow Pastor Phil Kniesel on Twitter HEREFor more on Hope City Church, visit www.hopecity.ca--For more information on how your church can stay up-to-date with technology and growth, visit www.tithely.com
In a January 27, 1855, sermon, C. H. Spurgeon proclaimed, “I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of sorrow and grief; so speak peace to the winds of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead.” Spurgeon clearly believed that theology matters to life, and because he was a preacher, to ministry as well. The question is, do we? In this episode of the Influence Podcast, I'm talking with Dr. Allen Tennison about the practical importance of theology. I'm George P. Wood, executive editor of Influence magazine and your host. Dr. Allen Tennison is theological counsel to the Assemblies of God and chair of its Commission on Doctrines and Practices. An ordained AG minister, he holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before coming to the national office, he served as a professor and dean of the College of Church Leadership at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ––––– This episode of the Influence Podcast is brought to you by ReStory Ministries, host of Compassion Without Compromise. Whether you are a Christian leader, concerned parent, or conflicted adult, you will leave this conference equipped with theological, scientific and restorative responses to LGBTQ issues. The main conference speaker is Dr. Linda Seiler, who experienced an 11-year spiritual journey to Jesus Christ and away from transgender desires and same-sex attractions. The conference takes place October 6–7, 2023, at Connection Point Church in West Lafayette, Indiana. Visit ReStoryMinistries.org/Conferences for more information and to register.
Our first guest! Brenda Cannella, CFO of the Archdiocese of Denver, joins Rick and Nick to discuss how pride in leadership can often be hidden. And when pride in leadership goes undetected and unaddressed, the “root of all sin” becomes the root of bad leadership. It is an honor for The Mission Guys to have this great leader, parent, friend, and disciple of Jesus join the podcast and share her experiences, inspirational insights, and practical advice. ====== Seeking to be even more encouraged and inspired? Follow our online streaming channel (https://watch.actsxxix.org). Visit us at our online site (https://www.actsxxix.org). Subscribe to "Thoughts from the Trailer", our weekly article (https://www.actsxxix.org/subscribe.) Have a comment about this podcast? Contact us!
In this bonus episode on 1 Timothy, I offer a few final reflections from 1 Timothy on being the church and on church leadership. BIBLE READING GUIDE - FREE EBOOK - Get the free eBook, Bible in Life, to help you learn how to read and apply the Bible well: https://www.listenerscommentary.com GIVE - The Listener's Commentary is a listener supported Bible teaching ministry made possible by the generosity of people like you. Thank you! Give here: https://www.listenerscommentary.com/give STUDY HUB - Want more than the audio? Join the study hub to access articles, maps, charts, pictures, and links to other resources to help you study the Bible for yourself. https://www.listenerscommentary.com/members-sign-up MORE TEACHING - For more resources and Bible teaching from John visit https://www.johnwhittaker.net
What makes or breaks a worship ministry? Dive into our final installment of conversations that deciphers the DNA of effective worship leadership. From the necessity of crystal-clear communication to the soul of the ministry - Spiritual Passion, get ready to redefine your leadership style. Discover practical hacks like using Siri shortcuts for efficiency, why "passion begets passion," and how to navigate the pitfalls of ministry that can often overshadow its mission. Get ready to explore what makes a worship ministry truly thrive! This episode is packed with decades of experience from Alex and Josh, who delve into two foundational elements: Clear Communication and Spiritual Passion. Worship Online is your new secret weapon for preparing each week. With detailed song tutorials and resources, you and your team will save hours every single week, and remove the stress from preparing for a set. Try a free trial at WorshipOnline.com and see the transformation! Mentioned in the Episode Click Here for 15% Off of Worship Ministry Training --- If you like what you hear, please leave us a review! Also, feel free to shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com & tell us how we can better serve you and your church through this podcast. Don't forget to sign up for your FREE 2-week subscription to Worship Online at worshiponline.com/podcast! The Worship Online Podcast is produced by Worship Online in Nashville, TN. Hosted & Produced by Josh Kluge Backing Tracks by Johnluke Lewis
Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development. Efrem is the former president and CEO of World Impact: an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization. He's the author of several books, including his latest, “Killing Us Softly.” Efrem is a graduate of Saint John's University and Luther Theological Seminary, and received an honorary doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, and most recently earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Leadership and Reconciliation Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Efrem's latest book is The Post-Black and Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World. In this podcast conversation, we talk about how 2020 opened up many important race conversations and how the church dealt with--and continues to deal with (or not deal with)--those important conversations.
Ever wonder what it takes to foster growth in a modern church, especially in a post-pandemic world? Then you'll want to join me for a real engaging conversation with Rich Birch, a church growth expert. Rich and I delve into the nitty gritty, discussing everything from the importance of communication within church ministries, to adapting the methods of the Attractional Church Movement in an evolving spiritual landscape. We examine the unique balance of roles within the church, and how to optimize the length of a message during services. The conversation gets extra interesting when we talk about fostering an 'invite culture,' a practice that has taken on a new level of importance since the onset of the pandemic. And of course, we couldn't leave out the significant connection between a robust volunteer culture and church growth.Rich also shares some of his favorite resources for spiritual growth. Get ready to challenge your perspectives and be inspired by this candid conversation. And be sure to share it with a friend or two!Special thanks to Subsplash for sponsoring this episode.Resources Episode Transcript Connect with Rich Twitter Unseminary Instagram Unseminary Facebook Unseminary Website
In today's episode, we're diving into a hot topic that many women's ministry leaders face: how to encourage younger women to attend your women's ministry events. We all know the importance of having women of all ages in a vibrant and healthy ministry, but sometimes it can be a challenge to reach the younger generation. Join me as we explore various strategies and practical tips for understanding what's keeping younger women from attending, how to address those issues, and ten actionable steps you can take to connect with and engage younger women in your church community. You'll find the show notes at: https://womensministrytoolbox.com/bridging-the-generation-gap-how-to-engage-younger-women-in-your-womens-ministry/Thank you for listening to the Women's Ministry Toolbox Podcast. You'll find additional women's ministry resources below.Women's Ministry Toolbox Resources: Sign Up for My Email List - https://bit.ly/wmtbemail Website – www.womensministrytoolbox.com Online Store – www.womensministrytoolboxshop.com Online Training – www.womensministrytraining.com Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/womensministrytoolbox/ Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/womensministrytoolboxcommunity/ Women's Ministry Essentials on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/shop/wmtoolboxYou can connect with Cyndee via Facebook, Instagram (@womensministrytoolbox), and email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On this episode of The Church Planting Podcast, Greg talks with Lumar Vargas. Lumar started Aviva Church in Cleveland, Ohio. As Aviva celebrates their one-year anniversary, Greg and Lumar explore Lumar's unique calling and context as a co-vocational Latina pastor and church planter in Cleveland. Lumar shares practical leadership lessons from the past few years leading up to Aviva's launch. Get the Full Transcript Connect with Lumar: https://avivacleveland.org Connect with Greg and Stadia Church Planting: https://stadia.org
How do you structure your board and staff for success?In this week's episode of the Fly on the Wall podcast, Pastor Chris sits down with Pastor Alan of Bloomfield Assembly to discuss structuring your board and staff.Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from this episode:
I got to sit down with Pastor Matt Piland, a leader, family man, and Executive Pastor of the fast-growing Bethlehem Church. Drawing on his unique journey from Louisiana to the pulpit, Matt unravels the power of leadership coaching and how it has fostered his growth as a church leader. It was great to hear his insights on his responsibilities as an Executive Pastor, his camaraderie with the Lead Pastor, and the qualities he prioritizes in his Campus Pastors.The conversation takes an interesting turn as we look at the dynamics of leadership within the church and the importance of communication, mutual respect, and avoiding bitterness on your team. We also get a chance to explore church growth post-pandemic and how we can measure growth in an era where more people are attending church online. If you're curious about how to help your church grow or about leadership coaching can help you grow, then this is the episode for you.Special thanks to our sponsor for the month and one of our favorite ministry tools at Real Life Church, Subsplash, the first engagement platform for churches.Resources Episode Transcript Connect with Matt Instagram A clip from Matt's most recent message. Bethlehem Church Leadership Alone Isn't Enough: 40 Devotions to Strengthen Your Soul by Dan Reiland Episode 216: Leadership legend Dan Reiland makes culture simple
Language builds culture. Recently on the podcast, I shared 5 timeless leadership axioms - portable and powerful phrases that have become adopted by emotionally healthy leaders all around the world. For example..."Jesus may be in your heart, but grandpa is in your bones". It's an easier (and more playful) way of getting at the truth that everyone is deeply affected by their family of origin, going back hundreds of years. Today on the podcast, I continue this series by sharing 5 new axioms that I believe you will find helpful. These leadership sayings are extremely useful to adopt as you build a healthy team and church culture. I pray you will memorize them, ponder them, and make space to allow the biblical truth to penetrate you.
Fr. John Harrington was allegedly sexually harassed by the pro-LGBT academic dean of St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, and — after attempting to report this injustice — Fr. Harrington was canceled by his bishop. Fr. Harrington had the courage to stand for virtue and the unchanging Catholic teaching on sexuality. Now, he finds himself on the frontlines in the battle against the LGBT agenda — suing the pro-LGBT activists who sought to victimize him. Fr. John Harrington explains his harrowing experiences at St. John's Seminary and how the spread of the LGBT agenda continues to corrupt the leaders of the Catholic Church.LOVE LIFESITE? LOVE BEING PRO-LIFE? GET THE FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION PRO-LIFE SILVER ROUND FROM LIFESITENEWS: https://www.stjosephpartners.com/lifesite-silver-roundSHOP ALL YOUR FUN AND FAVORITE LIFESITE MERCH! https://shop.lifesitenews.com/ HELP US FIGHT THE CENSORSHIP OF BIG TECH: https://give.lifesitenews.com/Connect with us on social media:LifeSite: https://linktr.ee/lifesitenewsJohn-Henry Westen: https://linktr.ee/jhwesten Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
When we think about church leadership, technology might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But what if we told you that artificial intelligence (AI) could help make your ministry more efficient? On this episode of Modern Churc Leader, church social media consultant, and tech expert, Nils Smith shares all of the opportunities for faith and tech to intersect. In this episode host, Frank Barry and guest, Nils Smith discuss the ethics of AI in sermon writing if churches should be afraid of technology and how to navigate ever-changing tech as a church leader.-- To learn more about Nils Smith, visit www.nilssmith.comFollow Nils on social media: @nilsmith--Subscribe to Modern Church Leader for more resources to help grow your church--Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it's no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church. Learn more at www.tithely.com
... no, really! (And Brian and Aubrey will tell you what it is.) In addition, they're discussing church splits and mental health, chatting about the happiest news of the week, and tackling the big question: why aren't prayers answered? Follow The Common Good on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Hosted by Aubrey Sampson and Brian From Produced by Laura Finch and Keith ConradSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's podcast episode, How to Host a Women's Ministry Kick-off, I dive deep into the wonderful world of hosting an impactful women's ministry kickoff event. I discuss the importance of a kickoff event, offer insight into generating excitement, and share how you can build momentum right from the start! You'll hear my personal experiences with kick-off events. By the end of the podcast, you'll feel confident in hosting your own kickoff event.Don't miss the 7 things you'll want to include in your women's ministry kick-off!Quote: Kick-offs don't need to be expensive or elaborate... Think of your kick-off as a family reunion and not as a formal banquet—you want it to be casual, warm, and fun!Be sure to view the show notes for all of the related podcast and blog post links. Thank you for listening to the Women's Ministry Toolbox Podcast. You'll find additional women's ministry resources below.Women's Ministry Toolbox Resources: Sign Up for My Email List - https://bit.ly/wmtbemail Website – www.womensministrytoolbox.com Online Store – www.womensministrytoolboxshop.com Online Training – www.womensministrytraining.com Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/womensministrytoolbox/ Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/womensministrytoolboxcommunity/ Women's Ministry Essentials on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/shop/wmtoolboxYou can connect with Cyndee via Facebook, Instagram (@womensministrytoolbox), and email (email@example.com).
After surprising new demographic statistics about Gen Z, Aubrey and Brian interview talk show host Susie Larson about her new book, Closer Than Your Next Breath: Where Is God When You Need Him Most?, which releases today--happy book birthday! Then, is language breaking down even further?, and an interview with author and musician Andre Henry on his latest EP which focuses on mental health and resilience. Follow The Common Good on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Hosted by Aubrey Sampson and Brian From Produced by Laura Finch and Keith ConradSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today we're joined by Reverend Dick Koehneke, an experienced voice and guiding force in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Reverend Koehneke sheds light on his conviction that God calls us to be faithful to whatever is put before us, a belief he nurtured through his admirable journey serving in various congregations, his tenure at the Commission on Ministerial Growth and Support, and his involvement with the LCMS Ministerial Care Coalition. Dedicated to the cause of church worker wellness, Reverend Koehneke helps us identify the significant threats that church workers face in their journey - spiritual attack, burnout, temptation, and isolation. We discuss the crucial role of preventive strategies in mitigating these threats, with special focus on the importance of staying rooted in God's word and prayer and maintaining accountability with peers. The episode takes an insightful turn as we look into the distinction between guilt and shame, and how they shape a church worker's life. Our conversation goes on to highlight the importance of setting clear expectations in a congregation and how it can prevent burnout among church workers. Reverend Koehneke shares his own experiences with a Board of Elders who provided clarity and security during his tenure. We also touch upon the relatively less discussed topic of secondary traumatic stress in pastoral care, underscoring the need for pastors to seek preventive care. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode, rich with wisdom and insights beneficial for anyone involved in church leadership.Support the showVisit uniteleadership.org
Join us today as we study God's design for deacons, elders, church leadership, and various church organizational designs. We will also discuss a few interesting points on wine in the Bible.
Thanks for joining us today as we bring you another message from Al's new series in Titus, titled, Setting Things in Order We'll finish up chapter one today, and the topic will again be church leadership. The pastor of a church has immense responsibilities. We all know that pastoring a church is much more than coming up with a thirty-minute sermon each week. Pastor Al has some very pointed things to share today about church leadership. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1425/29
We'll be back on Tuesday with a new episode of LeaderCast where we begin to explore three aspects of missional leadership. Until then, here's a little sneak peek inside our conversation before we started recording episodes. See you Tuesday!
"Will you pray for me?" is a question pastors hear every day. But when have you heard a pastor ask that question for themselves? It's rare. Thom Rainer asked his congregation to pray for him, and the response was overwhelming. Within two days, more than one hundred people committed to praying for him, and the church was transformed over the next year. Thom is Founder and CEO of Church Answers, author of numerous books, including I Am a Christian, I Believe, Pray & Go, and joins Brian and Aubrey in this clip to talk about his most recent, When the People Pray.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brian Dodd is back with some powerful insights from his new book, Mighty: Seven Skills You Need to Move from Pandemic to Progress, based on his popular blog posts from 2021. Listen in as he discusses how churches and small groups can leverage production, protection, perception, and passion for discipleship and leadership growth.We also we take a look at church growth in a post-COVID world and the common threads that show up in successful churches. Hear how authenticity and genuine faith are driving church attendance and how pastors can connect with their congregations in this new landscape. Of course, it's not a Brian Dodd episode without some valuable lessons from sports, so we share lessons on leadership from the KC Chiefs' journey to the AFC Championship and a Super Bowl win, as well as valuable travel tips and the importance of kindness. Listen in, leave a comment, and let us know how you're finding success post-COVID.Special thanks to our sponsor for the month and one of our favorite ministry tools at Real Life Church, Subsplash, the first engagement platform for churches.Resources Brian Dodd on Leadership Website The Pursuit of Service Podcast Mighty: Seven Skills You Need to Move from Pandemic to Progress by Brian Dodd Connect with Brian: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Listen to past episodes with Brian here: Bonus Episode: What Football Can Teach Us about Leadership with Brian Dodd & Mark Weigt Episode 198: How to make learning leadership simple with Brian Dodd Episode 234: Brian Dodd makes the college football playoffs simple
One of the most fundamental aspects of leadership to be able to effectively delegate work and authority. And yet, for many of us as leaders, delegation feels like a bad word! We often feel guilty about delegating; we feel frustrated about not delegating; we feel inadequate when delegating poorly; and so on. So in this episode, Nick and Rick first reflect on the biblical roots of delegation and what scripture can teach or remind us about this critical aspect of leadership. Then the mission guys talk about practical ways of enhancing your ability as a leader to delegate authority and to leverage delegation to grow leaders on your team/family. ====== Seeking to be even more encouraged and inspired? Follow our online streaming channel (https://watch.actsxxix.org). Visit us at our online site (https://www.actsxxix.org). Subscribe to "Thoughts from the Trailer", our weekly article (https://www.actsxxix.org/subscribe.) Have a comment about this podcast? Contact us!
On this episode of the Church Planting Podcast, Mike Tooley joins Greg to talk leadership. Mike is an attorney in Indianapolis and an executive coach. Mike and Greg provide many valuable insights on leadership in this episode, including how to play your strengths as a leader, how to get a coach, and how to coach others in an era of post-pandemic stress. Connect with Mike Tooley at https://www.upstreamprinciples.com/ Connect with Greg Nettle and Stadia at https://stadia.org
No matter where you turn, AI is now an unavoidable topic. Nearly any organization I am a part of has a dedicated meeting at some point focused on this topic. Further, with companies now saying everything is “AI-enabled,” you can't get away from it.Let's not run from it; let's better understand it. In this episode, I dive into context, the good, the challenging, and business application. It is a tool that we must learn to wield.Additionally, if you've been considering how to fund your business start-up or expansion, I share some new developments at the SBA you should be aware of. Lastly, I talk about the Power of Surrender, which I am summarizing from a great clip from Pastor Scott Free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you ready to revolutionize your approach to church leadership? With us on this journey are Scott Holthaus & Kacie Frazier from Ministry Brands, who are charging the way in fostering healthy leadership within churches. They'll be sharing their expertise on harnessing the power of digital tools to grow and sustain a healthy congregation. The state of a leader can often be mirrored in their church, so we're bringing the focus back to nurturing the well-being of church leaders.Changing gears, we delve into the idea of outward-focus and its intrinsic link to church health. It's time to reassess how we measure the health of our churches and adopt an impactful strategy of "eliminate, delegate, automate, and invest". It's all about reclaiming your time, taking advantage of tools and AI to automate tasks, and redirecting that saved time into self-learning, community building, and further delegation. And lastly, we don't shy away from the nitty-gritty. Let's tackle the cultural pressures church leaders face head-on, from combating the worldly noise to preventing burnout and isolation. Here, we challenge the enemy's lies that can discourage leaders and offer ways to uplift them. And to help even further, we introduce you to the Healthy Church Hub from Ministry Brands, a treasure trove of resources for church leaders. Hear from Scott and Kacie on how to overcome these obstacles, equipped with practical strategies to cultivate healthier leaders and, consequently, healthier churches. About Scott & KacieScott has spent the last 17 years in full-time ministry overseeing worship, creative, and communications in a variety of contexts from church plants to mega-churches. He now develops content at Ministry Brands (including co-hosting the Church Leadership Lab podcast) and helps church leaders embrace tech to grow healthy churches. Kacie has spent the last 16+ years serving the church in a variety of contexts and roles. From serving in local ministry to equipping the broader Church, she's become an expert on using digital tools to help lead and grow healthy churches. With an MBA from Northeastern State University, Kacie brings dynamic leadership skills, digital savvy, and a genuine heart for the Church. Culture Conference 2023Culture Conference is free to you because of amazing sponsors like our friends at Ministry Brands. Ministry Brands helps nearly 90,000 purpose-driven organizations grow and increase their impact on the world. They provide community and organizational leaders with integrated solutions covering people and donor management, digital giving, websites, communications, media, event planning, employee and volunteer background screenings, and more. Together, their nearly 700 associates help clients transform how they operate and create positive ripple effects that drive the real human impact for which we all strive. Visit ministrybrands.com to learn more, or head here to register free for Culture Conference. We need your help to get the Lead Culture podcasts in front of more leaders! There are three simple things you can do that truly help us: Review us on Apple podcasts Subscribe - we're available wherever you listen to podcasts. Share - let your friends know about the podcast by sharing your favorite episode on social media!
What does the New Testament prescribe for local church leadership? Who are the officers of the local church? Is there a difference between the pastor, elder, and overseer? Should local churches have a plurality of elders? What is the authority of the elder? What is elder-led congregational ruled polity? What is the office of deacon? We answer all of these questions in this concluding episode of our series on the doctrine of the church. To help support my ministry and this podcast, visit:https://pushpay.com/g/acfiusa?fnd=yxHf05h0MbuQZgrnfWrSmQ&fndv=Lock&lang=en&src=pcgl
Wendy Wilson, mission advisor for the Development of Women for Missio Nexus, is convinced that women and men are designed for full and equal partnership in ministry, and it shows! In this episode, Wendy challenges the church to awaken to that vision, and she provides one way to get there: safe, experiential spaces to talk about the theology and practice of mixed-gender ministry partnership. Listen and be inspired—as Wendy notes, change is happening! Guest Bio: Having served in various capacities in leadership training ministry since 1984, Wendy's great joy is envisioning and equipping women to participate fully in living out their design in the Image of God and in the grand calling of the Great Commission. With a BBA from Texas A&M University and an MABS from Dallas Theological Seminary, Wendy has led inter-mission and inter-confessional mentoring and equipping efforts for 30+ years, having lived and traveled abroad for many of those years. After serving for twenty-eight years with a pastoral training mission, with a focus on engaging women with shepherding gifts, she has served since 2012 as the mission advisor for Development of Women to the Missio Nexus network of mission agencies, and as the founder and executive director of the collaborative Women's Development Track. More info on Missio Nexus and Wendy's ministry: Missio Nexus Women's Development Track Other Resources: CBE eLearning Course: Beyond Bias: Aligning towards God's Vision for Women and Men in Bible Translation The Ministry of Women in the New Testament: Reclaiming the Biblical Vision for Church Leadership How to Teach Mutuality to the Next Generation Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in CBE's Mutuality Matters' podcast are those of its hosts or guests and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members or chapters worldwide. The designations employed in this podcast and the presentation of content therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of CBE concerning the legal status of any country, area or territory or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers.
Do you ever catch yourself measuring the success of a service by the amount of feedback you receive or how well you think you performed? I think everyone identifies with that experience. Insecurity is a common human experience, but it doesn't have to rule your worship leadership. I believe there's a direct correlation between losing sight of our intended purpose and giving in to insecurity. In today's episode with NewSpring Worship, we discuss how to realign our self-worth & regain a healthy perspective on our roles as worship leaders. Join us as we dive into the relationship between understanding our purpose and overcoming insecurities. Find out more about Worship Online and how we can serve you and your worship team at WorshipOnline.com Mentioned in the Episode NewSpring Worships Releases --- If you like what you hear, please leave us a review! Also, feel free to shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org & tell us how we can better serve you and your church through this podcast. Don't forget to sign up for your FREE 2-week subscription to Worship Online at worshiponline.com/podcast! The Worship Online Podcast is produced by Worship Online in Nashville, TN. Hosted & Produced by Josh Kluge Backing Tracks by Johnluke Lewis