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Eric Swanson: Is Your Church a Pipeline, Portal, or Platform?

What if you stopped seeing your main job as doing work or motivating your staff to do work, and started seeing it as giving people tools to work–helping people missionally engage and have gospel conversations with those around them? What “tools” could you create that make it easy for congregants to serve their neighbors and […]


Tom Mercer: 8 to 15: The World is Smaller Than You Think

On average, each of us has 8 to 15 people, whom God has supernaturally and strategically placed in our relational world so that He might use us to both demonstrate and discuss faith. The Greeks used one word to describe this personal world—OIKOS, or “extended household.” OIKOS is not an evangelism program. It’s not an event. […]


Dan Reiland: Your Church Culture Will Never Be Healthier Than Your Church Staff Culture

Your staff culture sets the pace for your church culture. In the same way a toxic staff culture can stall a church, a healthy staff culture is one of your greatest assets to help your church gain momentum and thrive. This Pastor Resource Call with Dan Reiland will include conversation around how to get honest […]


Larry Osborne: Leading well is not so much about the task of leadership as it is about the heart of leadership

What does it mean to genuinely “shepherd” a flock in our modern day cultural and ministry contexts? What is the proper balance between pushing for spiritual growth and adapting to the weaknesses and limitations of the people we are trying to disciple? Is vocational ministry the highest calling or is it simply one of many options […]


Alan Nelson: Who in my church actually has the gift of leadership and how do I engage them well?

Most churches are over-managed and under-led. They often find themselves drowning in unnecessary meetings or stuck in “business as usual” mode. Romans 12:8 says, “If your gift is leadership, then lead with diligence.” Most pastors are ministry managers, teachers and counselors, but not gifted in leadership. That’s okay, but how can they tap those gifted […]


Neil Cole: Finding A Future-Proof Faith In An Age of Exponential Change

We stand on the edge of an opportunity unlike any in history. For every moment we hesitate, the distance between irrelevance and influency doubles exponentially. Our time is now. There are four exponential growth trends that are rising like tides in our culture today and leading us towards a crushing break. These four tides are: […]


Reggie McNeal: Shifting from Church as Institution to Church as Movement

“A significant realignment in mission is currently underway in the North American church,” declares Reggie McNeal. In our time together Reggie will explain this shift as well as detail how church leaders can self-select into this movement. He will also provide insights on how culture is re-shaped (“nothing less than a culture-shift for the church […]


Mark Buchanan: King David and Seasons of Leadership

In this Pastors Resource Call, professor and author (and former pastor) Mark Buchanan will explore the life of King David in three seasons – David’s youth and rise in the court of Saul, David’s 20s and his fugitive and exile years in the wilderness, and David’s 4 decades on the throne. Throughout the seminar, we […]


Dan Reiland: Clear Vision … Real Execution

We all know that vision is crucial for a church’s sense of purpose and direction. But many churches struggle to take meaningful action steps toward their stated vision. Dan Reiland is a master at knowing how to help church leaders build a culture of implementation throughout the organization. In this PRC, Dan will unpack his […]


Steve Macchia: How Important Is Self-Awareness for Christian Leaders?

John Calvin put it this way, “Nearly all the wisdom which we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” St. Augustine once prayed, “Grant, Lord, that I may know myself, that I may know Thee.” Consider this too: “Self-awareness is our only defense against self-deception.” […]


Carol Childress: The Power of Internal Culture

The internal culture of a church is the most important social reality within the church. Often more powerful than vision, mission, strategy or doctrine, it is deep, complex, difficult to articulate and largely unseen because so much of it is “below the water line.” A church can have the right vision, mission, strategy or doctrine […]


Brian Newman: Outreach in an Age of Radicalism

The gospel is meant for every people group in the world without exception, since all are made in God’s image and are specially designed for relationship with him. Across the world there are an estimated 1 billion Muslims who are considered unreached (less than 2% of the human race are known Christians). Of those, there are […]


Ed Stetzer: The Real Story About What’s Happening In The American Church

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. […]


Jeff Jones: Preaching for Life Change

Preaching today is not without its challenges. With the average “regular attender” showing up just 1.5 times a month, it is getting more and more difficult to be an effective communicator. Barna Research shows that the number one reason people come to church is to hear a good message. Jeff Jones brings over a decade of […]


Lance Witt: Uncomfortable Conversations

“Twenty years of research involving more than 100,000 people reveals that the key skill of effective leaders, teammates, parents and loved ones is the capacity to skillfully address emotionally and politically risky issues. Period.” From the book Crucial Conversations We will cover … – Why uncomfortable conversations are so difficult for pastors – How to […]


Mike Pate: Is Your Church Board a Chore or a Labor of Love?

– What is the role of the board/leadership team? – What should the board be focusing on? – How can we recruit great board members? – How do we eliminate unhealthy communication and triangulation in our church? – How can I create board meetings that are engaging and meaningful? Mike Pate will share on these […]


Jim Denison: 2017 America – How Did We Get Here (and what can be done about it)?

Why is same-sex marriage the law of the land? Why is euthanasia available to one in five Americans? Why is religious liberty more challenged than ever before? Why has our culture gotten to where it is today? There are reasons why we think the way we do. Americans are influenced by three cultural metanarratives. When […]


Kevin Navarro: Wasting time with God – Why Christ-Centered Worship Matters

How do you contend with people who are never happy with the worship experience? Do you feel like you have to be a “people pleaser” concerning worship? What are some helpful steps in creating a Christ-centered worship experience? Is there a difference between “Christians worshipping” and “Christian worship”? Does the church calendar, pastoral prayer, reciting […]


Hugh Halter: How To Help Your People Be On Mission Without Splitting Your Church In The Process

Hugh says that many people have asked, “Hugh, what is the one key to turning a typical small group into a true missionary community?” Another asks, “Hugh, how did all those people find faith…really how did it actually happen?” Another asks, “How do you disciple people to live more human lives like Jesus?” Hugh’s answer […]


Dan Southerland: Leading Our Churches To Regain God’s Passion For The Lost Around Us

Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor. – Charles Spurgeon Has the routine of day to day ministry made you lose your passion? When was the last time you wept for your city? Dan Southerland is one of the very best when it comes to knowing, understanding and engaging with those who have […]