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An Interview with Dr. Curtis McDaniel Jr.

Today we speak with Dr. Henry Curtis McDaniel Jr. Dr. McDaniel is the founder and president of the Center for Reaching a Post-Christian Culture. Dr. McDaniel graduated cum laude from Columbia International University and he obtained a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He earned two doctorates - a D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Duquesne University. Dr. McDaniel is the author of two books - When I Need God the Most and God Is All My Hope and...

Duration: 00:37:10

An Interview with Jake Delich

Recently I interview Jake Delich. Jake and his wife Elizabeth have planted a church in Sweden and are now helping with a church plant in Puerto Rico. I should point out that this interview was recorded prior to the hurricane Maria. Jake and his family did come out of Maria in good shape but the situation in Puerto Rico is serious. Jake Shared: 2:165:266:299:0010:5213:4516:1218:0020:5022:1123:3026:2031:3633:38 Contact Information email Please support Jake and...

Duration: 00:36:13

An Interview with Dr. Sam Serio - Episode 3

Every week God gives us opportunities to help those affected by porn, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. But often we fall short. Sadly, our response causes more harm. Today on the Coaching Christian Leaders podcast we will meet Dr. Sam Serio. Dr. Serio is the author of the book, Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting. He will share with us his insights on how to help those who have been sexually wounded. Dr. Serio...

Duration: 00:32:36

What is Possible? - Episode 2

For the past 18 months, this podcast was called The Real Pastors podcast. Real Pastors released monthly interviews with pastors and missionaries about their calling and their work. Now that the podcast has been rebranded to Coaching Christian Leaders we will continue to interview those in ministry, especially pastors and missionaries. But we will add coaches and others in leadership. In addition, I will feature coaching specific episodes. So what you will hear in this episode is a...

Duration: 00:04:46

Coaching Christian Leaders is Here - Episode 00

For the past 18 months, you have known this podcast as The Real Pastors Podcast. But now it is time to make a change. So I am rebranding the podcast. The podcast will now be called Coaching Christian Leaders. Why are you doing this you ask? There are a few reasons. So what will be the new format? I will continue to interview guests who have a story or an expertise that will benefit you the listener. I will also be releasing coaching specific episodes to help leaders move forward....

Duration: 00:01:45

Create a Men's Ministry to Widows, Widowers, and Single Parents - Episode 17

Over 14 years ago, Pastor Herb Reese noticed a void in the church. There was no lasting ministry to the widows, widowers, and single parents. So he created one - New Commandment Men's Ministries. New Commandment Men's Ministries helps churches recruit, train, and deploy teams of men to help widows, widowers, and single parents. Herb and the ministry have been described in the monthly publications of Rev Magazine, Leadership Network, Promise Keepers, and Man in the Mirror. It has been...

Duration: 00:19:23

Planting Churches in Argentina - Episode 16

God is working in Argentina. In a valley, not far from Cordoba, God is spreading the good news of His Son, Jesus. To accomplish this, He is using Tito and Adriana Ramirez. Tito and Adriana have an ambitious plan to plant 15 churches in the Punilla Valley of Argentina. The Punilla Valley is located west-northwest of Cordoba Argentina. Tito and Adriana Shared Contact Info Please email Tito and Adriana at Please support Tito and Adriana through pray and giving....

Duration: 00:27:12

When It Looks Hopeless, God Appears - Episode 15

Today is a real treat. We will sit down with Maria Gusmao of Recife Brasil. Maria is a missionary with Bible Centered Ministries International. She and her team reach over 4,000 kids a week with the good news of Jesus Christ. Her story includes witchcraft, demonism, drug abuse, and homosexuality. But the focus of her story is how God always provides. God provides for her needs, her ministry, and God provides hope for the hopeless and help for the helpless. Contact Info You can email...

Duration: 00:43:59

Out of the Ashes of Divorce - Episode 14

Andy Earl has been a church planter, a pastor, and an evangelist. He has had the privilege of planting two English speaking churches in Germany. But in recent years Andy has suffered a heartache. Sometimes, when people suffer, they pull away from God, even to the point where they no longer serve Him. But not Andy. Andy has used this heartache to create a new ministry. Out of the ashes of heartache arises an opportunity to serve Jesus. What happened to Andy? What was this heartache? Andy...

Duration: 00:32:24

How to Have Victory Over Pornography

John Harling, the pastor of Hanover Fellowship Church in Hanover Pennsylvania, is our guest. John is married to his wife, Peggy, and they have two sons. John is a graduate of Liberty University with a Masters of Divinity. He is also an author. His book is titled Grounded for Growth. In this interview, John shares his personal battle with pornography. John will tell his story and give you some practical ways to defeat the power of porn. Interview Timeline Caught with porn -...

Duration: 00:48:39

How to Mentor the Men in Your Church

Fred Walker is the Director of Church Ministries at Perry Hall Baptist Church. He has been married to his wife Sandy for over 45 years and they have two grown daughters and seven grandchildren. He is a gifted administrator and leader. But his true heart is focused on mentoring men. In today's interview, Fred shares how he challenges and mentors men. Key Insights Contact Info Resource Mentioned The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for? by Rich...

Duration: 00:10:40

How to Lead a Church Through Decline - Episode 11

God calls those of us in ministry to be faithful - faithful on the mountain top and faithful in the valley. Today we sit down with Pastor Joe Ready. Joe has over 36 years of ministry experience. He has led churches through many different seasons. One season that some churches go through is that of decline. Joe will share his wisdom on how to lead a church through decline. Joe Touched on 2:5117:0029:5042:0051:25 Symptoms of a Healthy Church How to Lead a Declining Church Resources 10...

Duration: 01:04:00

Immigration - The Church's New Mission Field

This month we speak with Pastor Dave Tierney, the Senior Pastor at White Marsh Baptist Church. Dave is a true scholar and a man that has a great understanding of today's events. Dave has been married to his wife Lisa for 30 years. They have four kids and two dogs. He enjoys sailing, reading, and spending time with the family. Dave Touched On: The focus of Dave's interview focused on immigration. Dave pointed out that immigration is the next great opportunity for the church. His church...

Duration: 00:34:39

Schizophrenia in the Parsonage - Episode 7

Dan Fox is the senior pastor of a church just south of Baltimore, Maryland. He has been married to his wife, Paula, for 23 years and they have four kids. Dan is a gifted teacher of the Bible and a person in demand when it comes the subject of mental illness. Dan Touched On Dan shared the story of his son's battle with schizophrenia. This very personal story will give you insight into living with mental illness and maybe challenge your personal theology on the subject. His son's journey...

Duration: 00:43:18

Short-Term Missions with Long-Term Impact - Episode 6

Bio Glen Willet is the Worship and Discipleship Pastor at Westminster Baptist Church in Westminster Maryland. He is an experienced church planter, a gifted musician, and a topnotch teacher of the Word. Glen has been married to his wife, Barbara for 37 years. They have three sons and three grand kids. Glen Touched On God has used Glen to make a long-term impact through short-term missions. Glen does this through the training of local national pastors and through a long-term commitment to...

Duration: 00:51:49

Help the Hurting Missionary - Episode 5

Bio Tom and Danielle Brendle are missionaries with New Tribes Mission. God has used them in Tribal Church Planting and in Member Care. They have four sons, Levi, Jacob, Luke, and Josiah. They currently serve in Florida. Tom & Danielle Touched On Tom and Danielle stressed the need for personal relationships between the church and its missionaries. They shared the need for mission oriented discipleship at the local church level. Tom and Danielle gave an overview of member care and...

Duration: 00:49:14

How God Uses You to Change the World - Episode 4

[caption id="attachment_734" align="alignright" width="223"] Don and Joanne Alban[/caption] Bio Dr. Alban and his wife Joanne began their ministry in 1965 when they served as missionaries in Brazil. The Lord redirected their steps in 1975 and Dr. Alban took a pastorate in Tennessee. Still having a passion for missions, he accepted a position with Berean Mission in 1979. Since then, the Lord has used him to train and prepare new missionaries for the field. Dr. Alban served 16 years as...

Duration: 00:29:29

Your Personal Mission Overcomes the Heartaches of Ministry

Does it hurt to pastor a church? Sometimes ministry ... hurts. Low pay, long hours, and the people!In Episode 2, An Interview with Pastor Gary Buchman, Gary shared some of the pain of church work. OneMedicine to Heal the Heartaches To overcome the heartaches of ministry, it is essential that you know why and for what God called you. So you need to define your mission and create a statement that communicates it. Stephanie Vozza of FastCompany Magazine wrote, "Whether it's a daily mantra or...

Duration: 00:07:18

Interview with Pastor Gary Buchman - Episode 2

Bio Pastor Gary Buchman is the pastor of Emmitsburg Community Bible Church, which is achurch plant in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Gary has also served as jail chaplain. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 46 years. They have five kids and 14 grandkids. Gary also leads the Church Cares ministry. The purpose of this ministry is to provide healing and spiritual healthcare for local churches and their pastors. Gary Touched on He shared his strengths and weaknesses as a pastor. He told of the...

Duration: 00:30:11

Episode 1:An Interview with Tim Webster

Bio Tim Webster is the Senior Pastor of Fredericktowne Baptist Church in Walkersville Maryland. Previously he was the Senior Pastor of at Uniontown Bible Church. He is married to his best friend, Alice. Between the two of them, they have 8 kids! Tim shares with us some of the highs and lows of ministry. He focused part of his story on a recent battle with depression. Tim Touched on: How he and Alice were childhood sweethearts but lost contact and married others. Years later they both lost...

Duration: 00:32:46

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