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YCLP 046: Throwback Thursday Adam Weber

Today is Throwback Thursday where we look back on an episode that was particularly meaningful and impactful for us at Young Church Leaders. We love what Adam Weber, Lead Pastor at Embrace Church, had to say about the heart, saying yes to God, developing your character and prayer. We hope you find today's episode encouraging. Welcome to episode 46 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast.


YCLP 045: Dave and Ann Wilson on Prioritizing Vertical in Marriage

Today on the podcast, we talk about setting our priorities straight when it comes to relationships. If your vertical relationship with God isn’t working, your horizontal relationships with others won’t either. Dave and Ann Wilson are co-founders of Kensington Community Church, a national, multi-campus church that hosts more than 14,000 attendees every weekend. For the past twenty-five years, they have been featured speakers at Family Life’s Weekend to Remember®, and have also hosted their...


YCLP 044: Joel and Nina Schmidgall on Praying Circles Around Your Marriage

Have you ever wondered about how to keep the main thing the main thing in your marriage and consistently come back to that? I know I have. Joel and Nina Schmidgall certainly have and it’s one of the reasons they wrote the book, Praying Circles Around Your Marriage. On today's episode, we talk about getting prayerful in our marriages. It's a practical conversation about learning to be intentional about prayer in marriages. If you're married, if you know someone who is married, today's...


YCLP 043: Kels Johnson on Aligning Your Life with God, Social Media, and Accountability

Kels Johnson is a Houston native who has spent his entire life within the confines of a church service (LOL). He is the husband to Hali Trish Johnson. He is the Youth Pastor of RMN+ (REMNANT) YOUTH at Higher Dimension church. Kels brings a fresh approach to the supernatural things of God to create the marriage of the church and pop culture. His philosophy is “You can't impact something you are disconnected from.”


YCLP 042: Season 1 in Review

2018 is almost over and 2019 is fast approaching! Today on the podcast we're reviewing over a year and a half of podcasting, bringing you back to conversations that were challenging and encouraging. As you prepare for Christmas and the new year, we hope that this will be a good reminder of how we all need to continue to develop our hearts as leaders. When we focus on becoming the person God created us to be, we will inevitably do some right things along the way. Let's grow our leadership,...


YCLP 041: Special Announcement

Hey Everyone and welcome to a brand new episode of the Young Church Leaders Podcast. Today we're so excited to bring you a special update and announcement from our host, Grant Vissers. Sneak Peak: Here's what's coming at you in January 2019 from the Young Church Leaders Podcast!


YCLP 040: Catalyst Conference and Why Community and Continuing Education Matters

In October we had the privilege of attending Catalyst in Atlanta, Georgia. Since we at work remotely, it was the first time we were all in the same room! Hard to imagine. It was also so timely. Tyler Reagin opened the conference by saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever needed Catalyst more than I do this year.” It was a sentiment all three of us would resonate with. Have you ever thought to yourself, I need community, encouragement, worship and time with Jesus? That’s...


YCLP 039: Dan Levy on Being With Jesus, Becoming Like Jesus, and Doing What Jesus Did

Today on the podcast we welcome Dan Levy. Dan is a pastor in the San Fransico Bay area. He is married to Joy and together, they are expecting their first child. Dan and Joy have the awesome privilege of serving together as pastors at New Life Church and directing the New Life Leadership Insititute where they are passionate about developing leaders for a life of ministry in both the church and marketplace. In this episode, we talk about transitioning into ministry, developing habits of...


YCLP 038: Tyler Hannel on Catalyst and Becoming Fully Alive

Tyler Hannel is the Sales Director for Catalyst Leader and also serves as a pastor at his local church. He has a heart for connecting with and caring for leaders in the local church. Catalyst exists to equip and empower leaders who love the Church. John 10:10 says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." On today's episode of the podcast, we talk about being and becoming fully alive in Jesus. Welcome to episode...


YCLP 037: Carey Nieuwhof on His Latest Book, Didn't See it Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges that No One Expects and Everyone Experiences

Have you ever run into an obstacle or situation that you just didn’t see coming? Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer, and founding pastor of Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario just north of Toronto, Canada. Carey’s latest book, Didn’t See it Coming looks at the 7 greatest challenges that no one expects and everyone experiences. Today on the podcast, we jump into what he hopes the book will do for you as a leader and how to overcome cynicism as a leader. Welcome to episode 37 of the Young...


YCLP 036: Tyler Reagin on Becoming a Life-Giving Leader

Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I bring life to those I lead?” If so, or if you’ve ever wondered how to become a leader who brings life to those around you, today’s episode is for you! Tyler Reagin is the President of Catalyst, a leadership development organization that exists to unify and equip leaders who love the Church through resources and experiential events. Tyler is passionate about helping others find life and give life in every aspect of leadership. In this episode, we...


YCLP 035: Dave Adamson on Pastoring on Social Media, Authentic Community and Pursuing Jesus

Dave Adamson is the Social Media and Online Pastor at North Point Ministries, plays guitar, and loves taking photos. You've probably seen his Instagram devotions or found his video devotions on Youtube. Dave has a passion for Hebrew and providing people with a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the words we use as Christians. In this episode, we talk about growing our faith, youtube, social media and meaningful connections. Welcome to episode 35of the Young Church Leaders...


YCLP 034: Francis Chan on Letters to the Church and The Heart

If all you had to reference was the Bible, what would Church look like? Francis Chan joins us today on the podcast to talk about his upcoming book, Letters to the Church, which addresses that very question. Francis is a pastor, speaker and best-selling author. Francis’s love for teaching the Word compelled him to found Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, where he pastored for 16 years. Francis is currently the pastor of We Are Church and is planting churches in Northern...


YCLP 033: Jenni Catron on Influence and the Power of Leading from Your Heart

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I know I need to learn to lead from my heart, but I just don’t know how?” Or “Heart just doesn’t come naturally to me…” Today’s episode is for you! We welcome Jenni Catron to the podcast. Jenni is the founder of the 4Sight Group and has worked in Church leadership and the Christian Music industry. She has a passion for developing leaders within the local church and the world. In this episode, we talk about learning to lead from their heart, mind, soul...


YCLP 032: Trey Van Camp on Church Planting and Youtube

Trey is a Husband, Father, Pastor, and Youtuber. He lives each day to inspire and inform people that Jesus is better! He's got a heart for reaching people where they are at, which is why he loves church planting and Youtube. In this episode, we talk about how church planting and youtube both affect the heart and why you need to be sure of who you are before you do either. Welcome to episode 32of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!


YCLP 031: Joe Kim on Transitioning from Associate to Lead Pastor

Have you ever wondered what it's like to transition from Associate to Lead Pastor in the same church? Today we talk about exactly that. Joe is the husband to an incredibly talented artist and justice-seeker, Joann; dad to their fun-loving, music-playing son, Asher; and best friend to their dog, Leigh. Joe loves being outdoors and travelling and enjoys all things music and sports. Joe currently serves as Lead Pastor at Bothell UMC in Seattle. Prior to serving as Lead Pastor, Joe was the...


YCLP 030: Tim Bierema on Life Change, Marriage, Ministry and the Heart

Tim recently graduated from Liberty University, got married, and moved back to Canada to serve as the director of a summer student ministry team north of Toronto, Canada. He loves coffee, cats, hockey and has a passion for leading kids into growing relationships with Jesus. In this episode, we talk about life change, why your character matters and how Tim has found accountability; both recently as a newlywed and while he was playing D1 hockey at Liberty. There’s also a special announcement...


YCLP 029: Sarah Lowe on How to Find Accountability and Why it Really Matters

Sarah is the regional director for Young Life in Markham, close to Toronto, Canada. She has a passion for introducing unchurched kids to Jesus and fostering strong discipleship relationships with young leaders. In this episode, Sarah talks about accountability and why it really matters. It’s an open and honest conversation that will really help you grow as a leader. Welcome to episode 29 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!


YCLP 028: Accountability: Why You Need It and How To Get It

Accountability. Why does it matter? How do you get it? Today on the Podcast we’ve done something different. We’ve asked five different people why accountability matters, and how to go about getting it in your own life. We hope it’s a conversation starter because we believe this topic is huge! Welcome to episode 28 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast. Head on over to our Young Church Leaders Facebook Group to keep a conversation going.


YCLP 027: Eric Geiger on Accountability and How NOT to Ruin Your Life

Eric Geiger serves as a Senior Vice President at LifeWay Christian Resources, leading the Resources Division. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. Eric has authored or co-authored several books including Creature of the Word and the best-selling church leadership book, Simple Church. His latest releases are Designed to Lead and How to Ruin Your Life. In this episode, we talk about King David, how to ruin your life, and accountability. You...