If engagement is the new attendance - how do we engage over-scheduled, under-churched people? If we expect them to come to church for a Bible study, we've already lost most of them. But they are on Facebook and their phones 24/7. What if we could leverage FB for spiritual formation? For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode55
To do the hard work of change, you need to count the cost and then persevere. There are no short cuts to revitalization in the local church. In this episode, we talk with Pastor Jonathan La Barge about his journey through change and renewal at Canoga Park Presbyterian Church. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode54
It can be difficult to keep your preaching fresh, relevant, and practical while sticking close to the biblical text. Lenny offers important insight into an approach to preaching that will help you connect in a deeper and more effective way with your congregation. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode53
We're celebrating 1 year of podcasts in this anniversary special! We giveaway our grand prize to a listener and hear from Dana Allin, Bob Whitesel, Stan Ott, Langdon Palmer, and Jim Mead respond to a critical revitalization question. For show notes: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode52
What are the common characteristics of flourishing churches? Today we welcome Dana Allin, ECO's Synod Executive to talk about the core of revitalization. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode51
Today we have a big announcement as we get ready to celebrate one year of the podcast! Then, we tackle one of the areas most pastors and leaders tend to struggle - managing people. We share some tips and insights to improve. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode50
Ever tempted to go it alone? It can be an attractive idea: life on your own terms, your own way. But success usually doesn't last. How to diagnose and treat Lone Ranger Syndrome before it undermines your ministry. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode49
Many (if not most) churches struggle to make a connection with younger generations. How do we fix it? In this episode, we find out what Brad Griffin discovered through the Growing Young Project. Brad is the coauthor of Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church.
Is traditional youth group dead? Why is the old model not reaching kids like it used to? Today we discuss that state of youth ministry with Abigail Rusert, Director of the Princeton Institute for Youth Ministry. The good news? ANY church can help teenagers win.
Are you church's programs more like buckshot than a laser beam? Are you doing them because "that's what we do here?" Today we talk about the critical importance of goal setting, planning, and how to strategically align your church's programs with vision.
The Challenge: Church growth shouldn't be a dirty word, but it is sometimes. The fact is, healthy things grow. But what is church growth? Is it just about attendance? What is a scriptural model for growth that we can work from?
It's estimated that by the year 2020, 43 percent of the workforce will be freelance. Moreover, businesses and churches are discovering that traditional staffing models are becoming less effective. We talk with Bryan & Shannon Miles about how their company, Belay Solutions, is trying to staff the Church for greater impact.
This week we talk with Rev. Anna W. Kent, Mission Affinity Group Leader for ECO. We discuss the critical role of accountability and the DNA of flourishing churches. For show notes visit: reclaimedleader.com/episode28