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Nashville, TN

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Your online home for leadership lessons for both the church and the workplace.

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Episodes

One Key Reason Many Churches Are Fighting Attendance Declines (Update)

12/13/2019
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Podcast Episode #597 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify We hear more and more about attendance frequency becoming a pain point for many churches. After over a decade of having this conversation, Thom and Sam discuss the one key reason many churches are still fighting attendance […]

Duration:00:22:09

Seven of the Most Fiercely Defended Traditions in the Church

12/10/2019
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Podcast Episode #596 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Thom and Sam spend today’s episode discussing seven fiercely defended traditions in the church, why these particular traditions are so sensitive to many, and how you can help leaders be agents of positive change within your congregations. […]

Duration:00:20:57

The Berry Bucket and How It Often Causes Church Conflict

12/6/2019
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Podcast Episode #595 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify What in the world is a Berry Bucket? If you don’t think this is a relevant topic for your church join Thom and Sam as they discuss the Berry Bucket and how it is often the source […]

Duration:00:21:20

What Church Leaders Must Know for 2020 – An Interview with Dave Travis of Generis

12/3/2019
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Podcast Episode #594 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Wouldn’t you like to know what the future holds for your church? Special guest Dave Travis from Generis joins Thom and Sam as they jump in their time machine and discuss issues and trends church leaders must […]

Duration:00:22:40

Understanding Resistance to Change in Churches

11/29/2019
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Podcast Episode #593 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify In today’s episode, Thom and Sam discuss an incredibly common topic and major pain point for many churches: change and why resistance to change exists. Highlights: The hunger for stability in a rapidly changing culture. Church members […]

Duration:00:21:04

Why the Local Church Is the Key Instrument of the Great Commission

11/26/2019
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Podcast Episode #592 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Today Thom and Sam discuss the purpose of the local church as a key instrument of the Great Commission. Discipleship is the primary tool the church uses to fulfill the Great Commission. The conversation today covers the […]

Duration:00:22:10

Five Considerations When You Follow a Long-Term Pastor

11/22/2019
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Podcast Episode #591 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Are you following a long-term pastor? Did a long-tenured pastor return to your church as a member? Thom and Sam discuss five considerations when following a long-tenured pastor. This is a great episode about leading well and […]

Duration:00:21:12

Five Ways to Address the Oversized Sanctuary

11/19/2019
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Podcast Episode #590 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Church practices change with cultural norms. The norm in the church used to be everyone gathering at one time in one place. Today, Thom and Sam discuss changing church practices and five ways to address an oversized […]

Duration:00:20:41

Five Ways Your Church Budget May Be Broken

11/15/2019
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Podcast Episode #589 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Many churches are in the midst of their annual budgeting. Thom and Sam discuss five ways your church budget might be broken. Included in this episode are topics like processes, facility costs, personnel costs, and resourcing outward-focused […]

Duration:00:20:18

Five Major Reasons Your Church May Be Stuck

11/12/2019
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Podcast Episode #588 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify From church idols to church busyness, Thom and Sam discuss the major reasons why your church might be stuck. Sometimes the reason a church is stuck is that there is a fear of change, other times because […]

Duration:00:21:39

Five Problems with Too Many “Main Things” in a Church

11/8/2019
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Podcast Episode #587 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Today Thom and Sam discuss five problems of having too many “main things.” As the frequency of church attenders decreases you will depend on fewer people more frequently. Leaders will burn out those most committed to the […]

Duration:00:23:07

Four Things Your Church Should Know about Fostering a Church

11/5/2019
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Podcast Episode #586 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify In today’s episode, Thom interviews Sam about four things your church should know about fostering another church. There are neighboring churches in your community struggling and need your church’s love. Listen in as the discussion covers leadership […]

Duration:00:24:02

Four Often Neglected Practices of Most Leaders

11/1/2019
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Podcast Episode #585 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Today Thom and Sam welcome Joel Wayne, lead pastor for Chapel Pointe in Hudsonville, Michigan, and author of Steer: Eight Practices to Drive Leadership. In this episode, Joel discusses four neglected practices of leaders trying to shape […]

Duration:00:26:05

Six Seismic Shifts in Church Health

10/29/2019
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Podcast Episode #584 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Thom and Sam are joined by Dr. Chuck Lawless from Southeastern Seminary. Today’s discussion is on six shifts in church health and revitalization. The six shifts: The local church emphasis in church revitalization The institutional emphasis in […]

Duration:00:24:40

Four Reasons Why Many Welcoming Churches Have Become Less Welcoming

10/25/2019
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Podcast Episode #583 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Does your welcoming ministry feel stale and stagnant? In today’s episode, Thom and Sam discuss four reasons why churches become less welcoming. Every ministry can get in a rut or routine. Listen in on how you can […]

Duration:00:21:17

Six Ways Churches Are Dealing with Parking Shortages

10/22/2019
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Podcast Episode #582 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify In this episode, Thom and Sam discuss a key barrier to church growth, parking. If you are leading a healthy and growing church parking will be an issue. Listen in as the discussion focuses on six ways […]

Duration:00:23:12

Five Common Ways Church Leaders Respond to Overload Anxiety – Rainer on Leadership #581

10/18/2019
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Podcast Episode #581 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Today’s episode is an important topic in the life of the church leader. Anxiety could come from a number of sources including staff, congregational members, elders, or other church expectations. Thom and Sam give some tips on […]

Duration:00:23:00

Six Questions to Consider If a Staff Member Becomes a Candidate to Be Pastor – Rainer on Leadership #580

10/15/2019
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Podcast Episode #580 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Thom and Sam discuss the possible scenarios in which a staff member can transition into a lead pastor role. The discussion considers several perspectives including the internal candidate, external candidate, and potential impact on the church. The […]

Duration:00:20:39

How to Build a Worship Ministry When You Have Nothing and Nobody – Rainer on Leadership #579

10/11/2019
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Podcast Episode #579 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Eric Roberts joins the podcast today to discuss how to build a worship ministry. Eric has created over 300 free videos to help churches raise up skilled worship leaders. Training through Eric’s ministry, worshiptheking.com, includes training on […]

Duration:00:23:31

Five Church Membership Models – Rainer on Leadership #578

10/8/2019
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Podcast Episode #578 SUBSCRIBE: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • iHeart Radio • Spotify Every church has varying membership requirements. In today’s podcast Thom and Sam discuss membership classes and the strengths and weaknesses of church expectations. Some highlights from today’s episode – Church membership is the lived out metaphor of […]

Duration:00:21:50