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
Part II – Jesse and Jason discuss two key components of leadership development: nurture and training. These provide the pastoral and practical framework necessary in order to successfully pass the baton of leadership. For show notes visit: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode46.
There is a deficit of leadership in the local church. So often, pastors and staff lead virtually everything (with a groan) because they believe there is no one else to do it. But is that really true? Has God really left all the leadership to paid staff members? Is there really no one else? A key aspect of leading change without losing your roots is about learning to develop other leaders in the life of church. When you do, you are investing in a healthy vision for the church. How are you...
Are you making the most of your time away? Are you using all of your vacation time? Are you able to truly disconnect from work and Is your time away actually restful? Jason and Jesse wrestle with these questions and more in light of their own experience and strategies for time away.
Church revitalization can be a grind. Rewarding - yes, but a grind nonetheless. It's easy for leaders to fall into two extremes: spending so much time in pastoral care that they have no energy to lead, or jumping into new initiatives, best practices, and leadership plans without actually loving the people. A tension must exist if we're going to lead change. For more about this episode: www.reclaimedleader.com/episode43
Today we talk with Jeff Fromm, co-author of "Marketing to Gen Z: The Rules for Reaching This Vast And Very Different Generation of Influencers." Did you know that kids under 18 have more in common with their grandparents than their parents? Jeff is the President of FutureCast and a contributor to Forbes. His books on generational marketing have been recognized as industry standards.
How do you develop a healthy staff culture? How do you diagnose your staff culture in the first place? Today we talk with staffing expert, Dan Reiland. Dan has worked with John Maxwell as Executive Pastor, and currently serves as Executive Pastor for 12Stone Church just outside Atlanta, GA.
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?