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
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
Are you serving or planting a church in a small town? Do you attend conferences and become frustrated about your resources? What if you are God's answer to an entire town? Today we talk with long time pastor (and Jesse's dad), Jon Skiffington, about the impact of small church - small town ministry. For show notes, visit www.reclaimedleader.com/episode47
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
Larry has served on ministry staff teams for the past 16 years and is passionate about equipping leaders and volunteers in the local church. Today we talk about how to successfully lead volunteer worship teams.
Hey pastor, are you ready for Easter? Here are some last minute (hardly any prep) tips to help you get the most mileage possible with all those holiday guests. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode26.
Today we welcome Tosca Lee, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of ISCARIOT; THE LEGEND OF SHEBA; DEMON: A MEMOIR; HAVAH: THE STORY OF EVE; THE PROGENY DUOLOGY; and the Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker. Tosca discusses how creativity can impact leadership, church, and culture.
Today we talk with longtime pastor, church consultant, and author, Stan Ott. Stan is the President and Founder of the Vital Churches Institute and CEO of Leading Moments. Stan shares his insights on church revitalization.
What happens when you do lose your roots? What happens when you go through a personal darkness in the midst of ministry? Anxiety, depression, loneliness... these can become silent heart killers. Austin Hill discusses his journey through depression and back.
We all know what happens when you assume. But the worst kinds of assumptions are the ones we don't realize we're making. On today's episode, Jason and Jesse uncover some common assumptions that can easily undermine your ministry.
Have your ministry environments become an obstacle rather than an asset? Are you convinced that only big budget churches can move the needle on creating great ministry spaces? Good news: change is within your reach according to DeeAnn!
What is the role of technology? We talk with Michael Hoddy (church planter and audio-visual company owner) about the theology of technology, why it can't replace leadership, and how to develop a strategy for your church.
So why is it so hard to get small groups going in mainline denominational churches? How do we rethink small group culture so it will take? Jason & Jesse talk about the challenges and opportunities of small groups.
This week we talk with church planter and pastor, Becky Lahna. She discusses how her 17 years of college ministry helped prepare her for missional church planting and the task of developing self-feeding, self-replicating Christians.
Every leader intuitively knows the importance of risk-taking. So why have churches become so risk averse? In this episode, Jason & Jesse talk about the challenges of risk-taking in the local church, and how to create a risk-taking culture.
Today we talk with Thom & Joani Schultz (Founder & CCO of Group Publishing)and discuss the passion and pain of revitalizing the local church. Is the lecture-style sermon dead and we don't know it? Have we failed to reach the culture for Christ because we're stuck in a Sunday morning formula that no longer connects? If so, what's the alternative?