The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast

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Karl Vaters: Just Because Your Church Is Small Does Not Mean It Is Unhealthy

Karl Vaters joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how small church pastors can avoid some common misconceptions, leverage their congregations’ strengths, and help their people thrive.

Great Communicator Series: Powerful Insights for Preachers and Bible Teachers

What skills does it take to be a great communicator in the church? Ed Stetzer sat down with 10 seasoned preachers and Bible teachers to learn what their practices are for crafting and delivering a message.

J.D. Greear: How To Explain the Gospel to 21st Century Americans

J.D. Greear returns to the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how the book of Romans is relevant to 21st century Americans and how pastors can explain the gospel to people with a wide variety of experiences with the church.

Dale Sellers: There Is Hope and Help for Pastors Who Feel ‘Stalled’

Dale Sellers joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share warning signs that pastors are stalling out and the truths and practical steps that will help them thrive again.

Dallas Jenkins on Why ‘The Chosen’ Is Not ‘Adding to Scripture’

Dallas Jenkins joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the principles that guide how “The Chosen” is created and why he believes “God has his hand” on the show.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually Resilient

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

Kelly Kapic: How Pastors Can Embrace the God-Given Goodness of Their Limitations

Dr. Kelly Kapic joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why, contrary to what we might think, our limitations are very good and what that means for the life of the church leader.

Priscilla Shirer: ‘Message Preparation Is the Hardest Thing I Do in Ministry’

Priscilla Shirer joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for the final episode of our Great Communicator Series and shares key disciplines she has learned to follow when crafting a message.

Robby Gallaty: Why It Will Cost You To Ignore Discipleship

Robby Gallaty joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what God has taught him about the importance of discipleship and how church leaders can prioritize both discipleship and evangelism in their ministries.

Andy Stanley: Is Your Church Choosing Political Sides Without Realizing It?

Andy Stanley joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes so many Christians have politicized their faith, even though most would agree it is wrong to do so.

Mike Cosper: What ‘The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill’ Means for Church Leaders

Mike Cosper joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share about his experience creating the "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" and his thoughts on what church leaders should take away from the series.

Sam Chan: How the Topical Preacher Can Avoid Getting on a Hobby Horse

Dr. Sam Chan joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our Great Communicator Series and gives his insights on how to be a wise and effective topical preacher.

Bryan Loritts’ Best Advice for Church Leaders Struggling With Fatherhood

Dr. Bryan Loritts joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to encourage church leaders who are struggling with fatherhood and to share four important gifts all dads can give their kids.

Max Lucado: ‘The One Thing That Has Helped Me More Than Anything Else’ as a Preacher

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his best tips for creating and delivering a sermon that draws people in.

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

Andy Stanley: Are You Missing This Key Part of Your Sermon Prep?

Andy Stanley joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the key question that guides his sermon prep, how he develops “sticky phrases,” and his unique approach to structuring his messages.

Thom Rainer: This Is What Is Necessary for Churches To Survive

Thom Rainer joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why being a Christian means being part of a local congregation and what pastors can do to reach those who have been alienated from the church.

Ralph Douglas West on the Benefits of Being Shaped by Black and White Preaching Traditions

Dr. Ralph Douglas West joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his insights into what makes a sermon compelling, the benefits and challenges of Black and white preaching, and the importance of expositing your people.

Trevin Wax: Christians Are in Danger If We Stop Being Thrilled by Orthodoxy

Trevin Wax joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what orthodoxy is and isn’t and why it matters that it captures our hearts.

Beth Moore on the ‘Most Important Part of the Process’ of Teaching God’s Word

Beth Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how she prepares to teach the Bible in a way that will help listeners experience true life change.

Nick Hall on Asbury, Gen Z and Why He Believes ‘God...

Nick Hall joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about what he witnessed at Asbury University, the signs of true revival, and why he believes God is moving in a special way.

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