Wess Stafford understood the cruel effects of poverty from a very young, as he helped bury many of the friends he grew up with in a small town of Africa. On this episode, Wess shares his story and why he believes it is crucial we prioritize children in our ministry.
Co-author of the book God & Money, John Cortines was earning six figures as a petroleum engineer for a major oil company in Louisiana. As a lifelong Christian, John tithed regularly. But he didn’t give much thought to the intersection of faith and money until 2014 when, in the rather unlikely setting of Harvard Business School, he began a searching exploration of these spiritual questions. John believes that God calls Christians to a far more radical task than building wealth. He calls...
Online Giving, Child Check-Ins, Membership Databases, Service Planning... does organizing all these thing have you feeling overwhelmed? Are things getting complicated using multiple platforms to manage each part of your church. Chris and Matt have a conversation about how Riverbank Church has simplified all their process into a single platform!
No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets. This is the driving vision behind Life Church Michigan in their pursuit to reach those who are far from Christ. But in order to truly understand that passion, you need to hear the story that lead Jonathan Herron to plant the church in 2013. In this episode, we have a conversation about how to keep your passion for the ministry that God has your leading.
Dylan Nicholas is the operations pastor at Riverbank Church, and has a passion for creating excellent experiences in the Church. In this episode, we have a conversation about how to take even the strangest meeting spaces and use them in an excellent way!
Andreas, together with his wife Lina, are the Lead Pastors of Hillsong Church Stockholm. He has spent over 15 years within church leadership and firmly believes in the call of the local church, for it to be a place where people can find hope and answers in life. In this episode, we have a conversation about preparing to creating moments in worship where people can uniquely encounter God.
Feel like you're struggling to fulfill the Matthew 28 command of Jesus to make disciples? In this special episode of the Practical Church Podcast, Chris and Jeremiah have a conversation in front of a live audience at GO Conference 2018 about how we can practically approach "making disciples" in this day and age.
Author of the book "Impact One", Zenzo Matoga is a church planter and missionary from his home of Malawi, Africa. Zenzo has a burning passion for reaching those around us who don't know Jesus, and on this episode he shares some practical tips of how to do so.
Easter is a great opportunity to reach more people than you would any other day of the year! What are you doing to make the most of it? Chris & Jeremiah give some practical tips on preparing and executing your Easter services.
There are 2 times each year that serve as the greatest opportunities to invite people to church. Christmas is one of those times. We talk about how to make the most out of this opportunity with your Christmas experience!
There is nothing worse than experiencing a health failure, especially in the early stages of a church start. But that's exactly what Dave Carroll faced shortly after planting Elevation Church in Billings, Montana.
An eye opening short term trip to Mexico lead Mark Pelingra and his family on mission to help save children from poverty in the best way that he could. That searching lead him to Compassion International, an amazing incredible organization releasing children from poverty in Jesus name. Mark explains why relationships are the key to church community participation in missions. You can find the show notes for this episode at http://practical.church/019
We often separate physical fitness and spiritual fitness as 2 different things, but perhaps taking care of our body is more spiritual than we realize. Deryck Frye, lead pastor of Connect Community Church, shares his very personal story and reason for staying fit, and gives some practical tips of how to make it a more intentional and necessary discipline in your life. You can find this episode online at http://practical.church/018
It's often said that ministry is not a job, it's a calling. Matt Burge shares how he made the transition from a high level corporate job into the full time call of executive pastor at Riverbank Church! practical.church/017
Taking time away from ministry is an important piece to avoiding burnout. Pastor Chris talks about his recent "sabbatical" and the effects it's had on both him and the church. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/015
Many older and traditional churches are suffering from being tied to tightly the past and disconnected from the now. Rivertown Community Church is an incredible example of a church transitioning into the 21st century. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/014
Among many other things, Bob Russell is a lead pastor and an accomplished author. His most recent book “After 50 Years of Ministry: 7 Things I Would Do the Same and 7 Things I Would Do Differently” was released in summer of 2016. Bob has a real honest conversation with us about some things he's learned, and what he would do differently. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/013