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Scott Kramer on Leading Through Profound Crisis in Your Church - unSeminary Podcast

Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us this week for another unSeminary podcast. I’m excited to have Scott Kramer with us today. Scott is the executive pastor at GT Church, which has two locations in Pennsylvania. GT Church is a 91 year old church with a very contemporary feel. They aim to make their […]

Duration: 00:31:22

Carey Nieuwhof & Jeff Brodie Give An Inside Look On A Succession Plan in Action - unSeminary Podcast

Welcome back to another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Thank you so much for joining us for today for a chat with Carey Nieuwhof and Jeff Brodie from Connexus Church. They hosted a conference called the Canadian Church Leaders Conference and I had a chance to interview them onstage. Carey was the founder at Connexus […]

Duration: 00:17:20

Bruce Ammons on 500% More Second Time Guests Than The Average Church

Thanks for joining us for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m excited to have with us our guest, Bruce Ammons from Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Sugar Creek is one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Serving the greater Houston area, the church is very ethnically diverse, with people among the congregation […]

Duration: 00:29:15

Art Rainer on The Money Challenge at Your Church

Art Rainer is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), and previously the Administrative Pastor at Family Church in Florida. In his current role at SEBTS he does work with financial development, marketing and communications, and enrollment, just to name a few. He has a passion for personal finances which […]

Duration: 00:29:29

Dennis Richards on How Breakthrough Clarity Can Help Your Church

Dennis Richards is the executive pastor at Preston Trails Church in Texas. Listen in as he walks us through how the church gained extraordinary clarity and the difference that made in the life of their church. This episode is a great guide for your church to wrestle through what elements you need clarity on and how […]

Duration: 00:28:34

Stephen Brewster on Creative Leadership for Your Church

Stephen Brewster serves as a part of the leadership team at Freedom House Church in Charlotte, NC. In his role, he leads the Creative team in dreaming, creating and executing experiences, communications, music and more for all areas of ministry at the church. Stephen has nearly 20 years in professional creative environments including music marketing […]

Duration: 00:30:02

Scott Bixby on How a 127 Year Old Church Grew to Over 90% in Groups and 2,000+ People

Welcome to this week’s podcast and thank you for joining us today. We’re talking with Scott Bixby of Northridge Church in Rochester. We’ve highlighted Northridge Church in the past in this article about theater churches, and we’re happy to be talking with them again. Northridge Church has been around for 127 years and was a […]

Duration: 00:28:12

Jon Morrison on Being a Millennial Reaching Millennials

Welcome back to this week’s unSeminary podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today as we talk with a friend of mine, Jon Morrison, who is an author and a blogger. He is a different kind of guest from our usual visitors and he is here today to talk with us about his journey as […]

Duration: 00:36:04

Carl George & Warren Bird on How Your Church Can Break Growth Barriers

Hey, everybody, and thank you for joining us for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today I’m talking with Warren Bird and Carl George. Warren works for Leadership Network. Carl was a professor for years at Fuller. The two of them collaborated to write the highly successful book How to Break Growth Barriers: Revise Your […]

Duration: 00:28:04

Tony Morgan on Helping Churches Get Unstuck

Hey, everybody, welcome to this week’s unSeminary podcast. I’m excited have with us Tony Morgan, lead strategist and founder of the Unstuck Group. Tony has been helping churches for years, but he started the Unstuck Group after hearing from other pastors about the struggles and roadblocks they were facing within their churches and ministries. Many […]

Duration: 00:25:48

Dan Zimbardi on Defining and Deploying A Unified Team Culture

Hey, everyone, it’s great to have you join us today for this week’s episode of the unSeminary podcast. I’m excited to have with us today Dan Zimbardi, the executive pastor of Sandals Church. Sandals Church started 20 years ago in Riverside, California, in Pastor Matt Brown’s living room with eight people. Since then the church has […]

Duration: 00:33:09

Horizontal Hostility: What Is It, Why Is It Killing the Church, and How to Fix It

Horizontal hostility is a sociological phenomenon used to describe infighting or factionalism within a minority movement. Rather than banding together, subgroups snipe and fight with each other. It’s that weird thing that happens in small subcultures – when outsiders look in, they can’t believe the groups fighting each other. Some humorous examples would be: Why […]

Duration: 00:13:20

Kevin Lloyd Offers Help in Starting a Leadership Pipeline At Your Church

Thanks so much for joining us for this week’s unSeminary podcast. We have Kevin Lloyd, executive pastor at Stevens Creek Church in Augusta, Georgia with us today. Stevens Creek is thirty years old this year and has 2 campuses with 2500 people. It’s a church that is focused on connecting with people who are not used […]

Duration: 00:26:13

Phill Christiansen gives practical insights from a turn around church that went from 500 to 2900!

Hello, everyone, and thanks for joining us for today’s unSeminary podcast. We’re excited to have our guest Phill Christiansen from Canvas Church in Montana. Phill has been at Canvas Church for about four years and he has seen it grow quickly and thrive during that time. The church was on decline when Phill arrived, but […]

Duration: 00:23:31

Barnabas Piper and the Role of Curiosity in a Christian’s Life

Thanks so much for joining us today at the unSeminary podcast. I’m excited to have our guest, Barnabas Piper of Lifeway Leadership. Barnabas lives in the Nashville area and is a speaker and author, the son of Pastor John Piper. Being a pastor’s kid influenced his childhood and life tremendously, making Barnabas an observer of […]

Duration: 00:26:59

Jared Hogue on a Process for Raising up Leaders in Your Creative Ministry

Thanks so much for joining us today for the unSeminary podcast! Today we have with us Jared Hogue of Creative Sheep, whose mission it is to resource churches with high quality video and graphic design content. They do custom work and pre-packaged content to allow churches to enhance their services. Jared also works with Adore Church […]

Duration: 00:16:20

Ben Stapley on Leading Creatives at Your Church

Welcome back, everybody, and thanks for tuning in today for another episode of the unSeminary podcast. Today we have Ben Stapley, the creative pastor at Liquid Church in New Jersey. Liquid Church started 10 years ago in the northeast of New Jersey. They currently have six campuses and about 2500 people in the weekend services. […]

Duration: 00:22:04

Gene Jennings on Passing on the Church to the Next Generation

Hey, everybody, and welcome to this episode of the unSeminary podcast. I’m glad to have you join us today for our chat with Gene Jennings, associate pastor of True North Church. True North Church was planted in 2004 in North Augusta, South Carolina and is one of the fastest growing churches in the country. True […]

Duration: 00:19:52

Josh Canizaro Takes Us Inside Church Planting in New Orleans

Joshua Canizaro was born and raised in the greater New Orleans area where he began serving as a youth pastor in the summer of 1999. After pastoring in Louisiana for nearly six years, he and his wife Amber felt the Lord moving them to join the team at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. […]

Duration: 00:27:20

Becca Reynolds inside the Why, How & What of Raising Up Leaders

On today’s episode, we have Pastor Becca Reynolds from Valley Creek Church. We dive deep in some practical help for raising up next generation of leaders for your church. Don’t miss this! Thank You for Tuning In! There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, but you chose unSeminary, and I’m […]

Duration: 00:19:14

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