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RL 067: Bill Palmer - Ministry of Management

1/22/2019
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What Story are You Writing with Your Team? Today’s guest, Bill Palmer, principal at Palmer and Associates, helps us think about concrete techniques and strategies to write more positive stories with our staff teams and volunteers. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode67

Duration:01:00:45

RL 066: Charlene Han Powell: Do Good Church - Ministry in NYC

1/15/2019
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Today we talk with Charlene Han Powell, Executive Pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. She talks about the challenges of ministry in the city, and her role in congregational alignment. For show notes: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode66

Duration:00:47:58

RL 065: Tony Morgan - Programs vs Path

1/8/2019
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Are you ready to move from stuck to unstuck? We talk with Tony Morgan, from The Unstuck Group. Tony shares about the vital importance of moving from a program model of discipleship to a path-based approach to disciple-making. For show notes: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode65

Duration:00:59:51

RL 064: Virtual Church - Part 2

1/1/2019
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Meeting people where they are is a vital part of the mission and ministry of the church – church online is an important strategy – the question is: can an online expression of church be a faithful substitute for physical church? This is Part 2 of our conversation. For show notes: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode64

Duration:00:42:18

RL 063: Jim Mead - God With Us

12/18/2018
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We welcome back the Rev. Dr. Jim Mead as he speaks to the heart of the Christmas story – God with Us. We talk about preaching, Christmas, heaven, and reflect on 6 crucial theological topics illuminated by his new book, "Jesus And..." For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode63

Duration:00:45:37

RL 062: J. Warner Wallace - The Role of Apologetics in the Local Church

12/11/2018
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Did Jesus have an evidential approach to faith? In a world of powerful rhetorical sound bites from non-believers, have Christians neglected to understand the evidence behind their Christian worldview? Today we talk with world-renowned cold-case detective and author, J. Warner Wallace about a reasonable faith and what it means for the local church. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode62

Duration:01:05:17

RL 061: Stephen and Juliette Trafton - Living Letters

12/4/2018
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Stephen and Juliette are Broadway actors who started their own ministry of performing the letters of Paul and the Book of Ruth. Today they talk about the transformational power of story, engaging with scripture, and the role of arts in the local church. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode61

Duration:00:44:52

RL 060: Aly Cullinane: Leadership Lessons From Shark Tank to Ministry

11/27/2018
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Alignment takes leadership. And sometimes God develops that leadership in unexpected ways. Today we talk with Aly Cullinane, Co-Founder of Mrs. Pickles. Aly shares strategies for aligning churches and their preschools, and her journey from ABC's Shark Tank to local church ministry. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode60

Duration:00:44:33

RL 059: Is Online Church Really Church?

11/20/2018
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What does it mean to be the Church in the digital age? Can a church community exist without ever meeting face to face? For show notes: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode59

Duration:00:30:23

RL 058: 6 Powerful Ways to Engage Guests on Christmas

11/13/2018
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Christmas is the one time each year that culture warms to the rhythms of the Church. It's the biggest outreach opportunity on your calendar but are you making the most of it? Are guests slipping through the cracks? Are your activities more insider-driven than outsider-driven? There's still time to make a bigger impact. For show notes and TONS of free resources: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode58

Duration:00:41:23

RL 057: Stephen Heinzel-Nelson: Riding the Wave, Rick Warren, and the Power of Time

11/6/2018
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We all want revitalization to happen as fast as possible. But the truth is, we can't manufacture a movement of God. Like a wave, we have to learn to ride it - but what if that takes 20 years? How do we know we're still on the wave after years of riding? For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode57

Duration:00:57:08

RL 056: Closing the Gap Between Belief and Action

10/30/2018
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Leading change and shaping culture in the local church is a challenging process. It requires honesty about any gaps that exist between what you say matters most as a congregation and what you actually do. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode56

Duration:00:42:37

RL 055: Reaching People Where They Are - FB Bible Studies

10/23/2018
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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

Duration:00:31:31

RL 054: Jonathan LaBarge - The Cost of Revitalization

10/15/2018
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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

Duration:00:48:11

RL 053: Lenny Luchetti - Preaching with Empathy

10/9/2018
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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

Duration:00:50:09

RL Episode 052: (1 Year Special) Dana Allin, Bob Whitesel, Stan Ott, Langdon Palmer, and Jim Mead

10/2/2018
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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

Duration:00:49:33

RL 051: Dana Allin - The 6 Core Competencies of Flourishing Churches

9/25/2018
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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

Duration:00:55:01

RL 050: Big Podcast Announcement AND Being A S.M.A.R.T. Manager

9/18/2018
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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

Duration:00:38:45

RL 049: Confessions of a Lone Ranger

9/11/2018
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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

Duration:00:41:11

RL 048: Susie Elias - Back to School: Teachers, Gen Z, and the Power of Relationship

9/4/2018
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What do educators think of Gen Z? How are they adapting (or not adapting) their methods in order to reach today's kids? This summer, we've heard from seminary leaders, authors, business leaders, and youth leaders about the next generation and how to reach them. In this episode, we get a top educator's point of view. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode48

Duration:00:46:08