This week we talk with church planter and pastor, Becky Lahna. She discusses how her 17 years of college ministry helped prepare her for missional church planting and the task of developing self-feeding, self-replicating Christians.
Every leader intuitively knows the importance of risk-taking. So why have churches become so risk averse? In this episode, Jason & Jesse talk about the challenges of risk-taking in the local church, and how to create a risk-taking culture.
Today we talk with Thom & Joani Schultz (Founder & CCO of Group Publishing)and discuss the passion and pain of revitalizing the local church. Is the lecture-style sermon dead and we don't know it? Have we failed to reach the culture for Christ because we're stuck in a Sunday morning formula that no longer connects? If so, what's the alternative?
Jason & Jesse talk shop on setting ministry goals (and sticking with them) in 2018. Most of us get stuck not because we fill our time with non-productive things, but we say "yes" to too many good things. The result? We don't have time for what matters most.
We talk with Jeff Thompson, longtime youth ministry professional and the Executive Director of Group Mission Trips, about the transforming power of missions with teenagers. Reaching the next generation for Christ is closer than you think, even though the cultural challenges look daunting.
This week on the podcast, we interview Langdon Palmer, pastor of Leverington Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. Langdon discusses his journey of risk and trust with his church, and how they decided that if they were going to go down eventually, then they would "go down swinging."
Do you have a strategy for Christmas? Is it a season with clearly defined ministry goals... or does it just "happen" to you? Jason & Jesse discuss Christmas season preaching and strategy, and share practical insights from their ministries. Show Notes - Episode 11 1. Carey Nieuwhof's Blog Post: https://careynieuwhof.com/11-ways-to-make-christmas-your-best-outreach-of-the-year/ 2. Worship Videos: [see Episode 5 Links]
This week we interview John Hambrick: Presbyterian Minister turned Northpoint staffer, and his book, "Move Toward the Mess." We discuss the church in North America and the critical importance of incarnational ministry.
In this episode, we interview our good friend, Rev. David Berge. Dave is an associate pastor-turned church planter-turned church revitalization leader. He is the planting pastor of City of Lakes Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN, and discusses the similarities between planting and revitalization.
Back to the Future: Is your church marketing strategy stuck in 1955? This week we have a conversation with Scott Battishill, Principal / Founder of Curator PR (Clients include: Whole Foods, Delta, Macy’s and many others) who unpacks what churches should learn from marketplace PR.
In this episode, Jason and Jesse open up about their struggles dealing with people who choose to leave because of the change they've initiated. It's never easy, and can be gut-wrenching, but it's a part of leadership that's important to face.