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
In this episode, we listen to a piece of the second session of the 2017 Practical.Church conference where Pastor Chris teaches how to maximize the opportunity of your weekend experience and preach the clear, simple gospel each and every week.
Mentoring is pretty much a core mandate of Jesus. In this episode, we have a conversation about how to better engage in life changing, effective mentoring. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/010
You Meet WHERE? We have a conversation with pastor Tim Owens about being resourceful, flexible and down right scrappy when it comes to creating a worshipful environment. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/009
Each week people will attend or participate in some sort of activity at your church. Do you make the most of it? We discuss the urgency of not just talking about the Gospel, but actually engaging in a rescue mission, preaching the Gospel, AND giving a clear response! You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/007