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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

Contact:

2516051652


Episodes

On Images of the Church: Part 3

6/22/2021
This week on the show Stan & Josh conclude their three-part discussion on imagery used in the Bible to represent and describe the Local Church. In this episode, they cover 5) The Priesthood of Believers and 6) The Family of God. Links mentioned in this episode: Images of the Church: Part 1 Images of the Church: Part 2 Learn more about the Shepherd's Summit Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:24:08

On Images of the Church: Part 2

6/15/2021
Stan & Josh continue their three-part discussion on imagery used in the Bible to represent and describe the Local Church. In this episode, they cover 3) The Body of Christ and 4) The Bride of Christ. Links mentioned in this episode: Register for the Shepherd's Summit karlvaters.com Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:24:05

On Images of the Church: Part 1

6/8/2021
Stan & Josh kick off the start of a three-part discussion on imagery used in the Bible to represent and describe the Local Church. In this episode, they'll cover 1) the imagery of the flock and 2) the imagery of the building. Resources mentioned in this episode: "They Smell Like Sheep" by Dr. Lynn Anderson "They Smell Like Sheep: Volume 2" by Dr. Lynn Anderson Links mentioned in this episode: Register for the Shepherd's Summit karlvaters.com Karl on Facebook Support the show...

Duration:00:26:16

On Attracting Young Families To Your Church

6/1/2021
Stan & Josh discuss some recent Barna Group research and statistics on young family church attendance and how pastors can reach and relate to the young family demographic. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:30:21

On Who's Under Your Steeple

5/25/2021
Stan & Josh discuss the concept of every local church having a footprint in its surrounding and immediate community. Links mentioned in this episode: On Evangelizing In A Divisive Culture (with Jonny Gaston) Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:24:33

On Evangelizing In A Divisive Culture (with Jonny Gaston)

5/18/2021
Stan and Josh sit down with local evangelist and minister Jonny Gaston of Reach My City to discuss his personal testimony and the importance of evangelism in today's culture. Links and resources mentioned in this episode: The Bible Study Podcast with Jonny Gaston "Seven Steps To Freedom" — Neil Anderson Reach My City livingwaters.com Contemplating suicide? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:01:07:10

On The Power of Testimonies

5/11/2021
Why is it so imperative that we take time to pause a corporate worship service and allow believers to share what God has done or is doing in their lives? How is the Local Church negatively affected when we fail to include personal testimonies? Why are so many pastors afraid to let people stand and speak? You might be surprised that Stan had to learn some of these lessons the hard way in his early lead pastor years. Listen as he and Josh discuss the power and importance of the personal...

Duration:00:36:39

On A Healthy Men's Ministry (with Rick Burgess)

4/29/2021
Stan and Josh are joined by Birmingham, AL-based radio personality and speaker Rick Burgess of the nationally syndicated "Rick and Bubba Show" which airs to over 1.2 million people weekly. Rick has coauthored multiple New York Times bestselling books that are autobiographical in nature, but his latest release is a 40-day devotional designed to disciple men, a personal passion and calling from the Lord. How to Be a Man, the Pursuit of Christ-Centered Masculinity is coauthored by Andy Blanks...

Duration:00:48:02

On Guarding Your Reputation On Facebook

4/27/2021
This week Stan & Josh discuss Josh's recent blog post titled "Hey, Pastor: Here Are Ten Easy Ways To Demolish Your Reputation On Facebook." Read the full post here: "Hey, Pastor: Here Are Ten Easy Ways To Demolish Your Reputation On Facebook." Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:30:07

On How Does Your Church Respond To A Fallen World

4/20/2021
Stan & Josh discuss five introspective questions every local church should ask in regards to the lost world: Other points of discussion include: Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:24:24

On Not Being White Noise In A World Full of White Noise

4/13/2021
Stan and Josh discuss effective and practical ways that your church can impact its local community and be authentic and relational in a culture full of pointless noise and phoniness: Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:25:23

On Making Your Church Website More Welcoming

4/6/2021
Stan and Josh discuss Josh's recent Church Comms blog post centering on four ways to make your church website more welcoming: Links mentioned in this episode: "Four Ways To Make Your Church Website More Welcoming" Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:23:29

On Being A Strong Church

3/30/2021
Stan & Josh discuss six essential elements of what it means to be a strong church as per Paul's letter to the Church at Ephesus in 1st Timothy. Discussion topics include: References mentioned in this episode: "The Westminster Pulpit" by G. Campbell Morgan "The Westminster Pulpit" on Precept Austin Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:26:31

On The Pressures of Church Comms Leadership

3/23/2021
Managing pressures, stresses, and strains is a normal part of every leadership position and can often feel overwhelming. If you've been in Church Communications Ministry for any length of time, then you've likely encountered some pressures and you've learned how to navigate in, around, or through them. This week on the show, Josh shares five common pressures from his 15-plus years in Church Comms and discusses some thoughts on how to manage them. Links mentioned in this episode: Five...

Duration:00:33:25

On Student Ministry After COVID (with Caleb Howell)

3/16/2021
Stan and Josh speak with Interim Youth Pastor Caleb Howell of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Mississippi about the effects of the pandemic on teens, current statistics on adolescent depression, how to reboot and re-strategize student ministry, and much more. Resources mentioned in this episode: "Experiencing God" by Henry & Richard Blackaby Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:44:21

Best of episode: On The Health of the Local Church

3/9/2021
Due to some ministry work in Georgia, Josh & Stan were unable to meet for a recording session, so we wanted to take this opportunity to relaunch one of our old episodes in the hopes that you will continue to benefit from the insight and discussion. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:27:43

On Designing Sermon Series Graphics

3/2/2021
In this episode, Josh discusses his recent blog post What To Consider When Designing Sermon Series Graphics. Major highlights include a few warnings for Church Comms folks to consider before jumping into their design work, particularly making sure they discuss the theme with the pastor first. Three things to consider: Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:25:12

On Having Church vs. Being The Church

2/23/2021
Stan & Josh discuss the phraseology of "having church" and "being the church" and why we should be more focused on the latter. Examples of being the Church in your community: Where and how to find people to disciple: Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:20:14

On Sermon Preparation

2/16/2021
Stan & Josh discuss a few of the elements of sermon preparation that pastors must go through, including: Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Matthew Henry Commentary Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary On Amazon The Wiersbe Bible Commentary On Amazon How To Study The Bible For Yourself by Tim LaHaye Precept Ministries (Kay Arthur) Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

Duration:00:26:47

On Digital Content & Relationships

2/9/2021
Stan & Josh discuss Josh's recent blog post which takes a look at one of the major trends that has emerged during and post-COVID: The reality that well-designed, spotless, and professionally-managed content is no longer what brings people to or through the doors of a local church. Much of what was once successful is no longer successful. Why is this? What happened? What do we need to emphasize? Does church comms still play a role in this new normal? Support the show...

Duration:00:24:36