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Rescuing Churches with Stan & Josh Givens

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A weekly discussion on church revitalization and pastoral life featuring 6.14 Ministries founder and Executive Director Stan Givens, hosted by Communications Director Josh Givens.

A weekly discussion on church revitalization and pastoral life featuring 6.14 Ministries founder and Executive Director Stan Givens, hosted by Communications Director Josh Givens.

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United States

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A weekly discussion on church revitalization and pastoral life featuring 6.14 Ministries founder and Executive Director Stan Givens, hosted by Communications Director Josh Givens.

Twitter:

@614rebuild

Language:

English

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2516051652


Episodes

On Shifting Into 2021 (with Karl Vaters)

1/19/2021
Josh & Stan launch a new season of Rescuing Churches with return guest Karl Vaters. Karl is the lead pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California and the author of several phenomenal books on small church ministry. This episode will tackle everything from COVID's impact on the Local Church to essentials for church health, leadership, and much more. Topics covered in this episode: Links mentioned in this episode: https://karlvaters.com/ Cornerstone Christian...

Duration:01:03:24

On Starting The New Year With Core Values

1/12/2021
Many people talk about starting the New Year off right and making New Year's resolutions. This year might be harder than ever for some of us to keep those resolutions, but when it comes to church life, we should strive to start the year with some fundamental, core values. Today we'll look at six of them: Links mentioned in this episode: Life on Mission Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:26:41

On Complicated Works of God

1/5/2021
As pastors, we all long for God to do mighty works. In fact we love the idea more than almost anything. In our simple minds we think of crowds coming to our church as a work of God. We imagine great spiritual moves and spiritual growth, evangelism and discipleship happening at exponential rates. And when we imagine all this, it is a simple work of God that just happens while we go about our normal routine. However, all the great works of God throughout the Scriptures — works that we as...

Duration:00:29:19

Five Minister No-No's

12/29/2020
Stan and Josh discuss five of the worst things pastors can do when their church is in crisis mode or decline: Scripture references mentioned in this episode: Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:21:43

On Misconceptions About Church

12/15/2020
Today on the show, Stan and Josh discuss four common misconceptions that people — including pastors, elders, and ministry volunteers — often have about "the church." Links mentioned in this episode: The Josh Givens Blog What Is Social Media Engagement And Why Should You Care About It As A Pastor? Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:24:10

On Being An Effective Church Communications Director

12/8/2020
Josh discusses his latest blog post, outlining five attributes that make up effective church communication ministers: Articles mentioned in this episode: "Five Qualities And Attributes of Effective Church Communications Directors" "Why Storytelling Matters, Even In Small Church Marketing" "Three Reasons Why Branding Matters In Church Revitalization" Episodes mentioned in this episode: "Why Storytelling Matters" "Why Branding Matters In Church Revitalization" May the Force be with...

Duration:00:28:18

On Building A Healthy Base Through Leadership

12/1/2020
If you're a pastor longing for your church to have a healthy foundation, there are five things that you can do as you work toward this goal. Stan and Josh will expand upon all of these in today's episode: Recommended reading on grace: Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:25:56

On Pastoral Discouragement

11/24/2020
As recent as May 2020, Barna Research found that: We discussed these statistics in our episode On Why Rest Matters For Pastors. In this episode, Stan & Josh take a look at the deeper issue of pastoral discouragement and discuss five ways that pastors can handle those times when they're having a terrible day, week, month, or year. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:20:21

A Conversation On Rural Ministry (with Brian Marchant)

11/17/2020
Stan and Josh chat with Pastor Brian Marchant of Poplar Arbor Church in Doerun, Georgia about the dynamics of shepherding a small church in a rural community. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:35:20

Answering Questions We're Often Asked

11/10/2020
In this episode, Stan and Josh sit down for a conversation on questions people often ask about 6.14 Ministries and how church revitalization works. Links mentioned in this episode: https://614ministries.org/who-we-are/faq Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:19:59

On The Importance of Men's Ministry

11/3/2020
Healthy churches have healthy men's ministries. But how do we go about establishing one and why are they so essential? Stan and Josh chat about the current state of our culture and just how important discipleship truly is within the sphere of the church and revitalization. Resources mentioned in this episode: Man In The Mirror Ministries: https://maninthemirror.org/ No Man Left Behind: https://nomanleftbehind.org/ No Man Left Behind book on Amazon:...

Duration:00:27:07

On Guarding The Treasures of the Church

10/27/2020
In this episode of Rescuing Churches, Stan & Josh discuss the need to guard the Gospel, the leadership, and the flock and how that works within the model of a healthy church. Resources mentioned in this episode: Pastor Stan's "Strong Church" series is available at northsidemobile.org or via Northside's sermon audio podcast. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:21:08

On How To Digitally Enhance Your Pastor's Sermon

10/20/2020
In general, human beings are visual creatures that engage better with content when they have something on which they can focus besides the speaker. In this episode, Stan and Josh discuss one of Josh's recent Church Communications blog posts which looks at five ways to complement sermons with digital and social media. In this episode: Links: Five Ways To Digitally Enhance Your Pastor's Sermon And Increase Online Reach Podcast Statistics For 2020 — Charts And Data Mobile App Download and...

Duration:00:26:20

On Why Rest Matters For Pastors

10/13/2020
In this episode of Rescuing Churches, Stan & Josh talk about the importance of pastors being well-rested. Links mentioned in this episode: COVID-19 Conversations: Many Pastors Are Tired, Overwhelmed And Lonely Pastors Are Not Quitting In Droves Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:30:13

On What To Do When Your Church Is In Decline: Part 2

10/6/2020
This week on the show, Stan and Josh follow-up on last week's discussion by looking at five practical things pastors can do to create positive energy in their churches as they navigate the gloom associated with decline. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:25:03

On What To Do When Your Church Is In Decline: Part 1

9/29/2020
Stan and Josh discuss six things pastors can do to get through the gloom associated with church decline. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:22:06

On What Is The Focus of Preaching?

9/22/2020
Links mentioned in this episode: How To Prepare A Sermon Series Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:25:18

On The Value of Church Social Media Managers

9/15/2020
Josh discusses his recent blog post on church social media managers, detailing four reasons why this role is essential, particularly in the midst of COVID. Articles referenced in this episode: Church Social Media Managers: You're More Valuable And Needed Than Ever Before Types of Trolls and the Spells that Kill Them Links mentioned in this episode: Get your Internet Trollslayer shirt from Seth's Seminary Store by visiting https://www.sethmuse.com/store/ Support the show...

Duration:00:19:30

On How Church Should Work

9/8/2020
Stan and Josh follow up on last week's dialogue by discussing the biblical model for healthy church functionality as seen through the Church At Thessaloniki (specifically seen in 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10.) Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:23:14

A Conversation On The Awe Factor of The Church

9/1/2020
Stan and Josh discuss the three different types of "awes" churches should exhibit to their local communities as seen through the context of the early Church in Acts 2. "Faith Under Fire" by Andrew White — https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Under-Fire-Middle-Conflict/dp/1854249622 Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:29:56