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Ground-breaking conversations with today's top ministry leaders designed to help you lead better.

Alan Briggs

Alan Briggs: How to Overcome ‘Pastor Overwhelm’

Alan Briggs discusses how pastors and other church leaders can manage expectations—both internal and external—in order to avoid "pastor overwhelm."
Corey Nelson church for children

Corey Nelson: How to Unintentionally Start a Church for Children

When Pastor Corey Nelson took over a pastorate in a very rough neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, he didn't expect to transform it into a church for children. But that is exactly what God had in mind to help the neighborhood.
Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof: How to Overcome the Cynicism That Saps Leaders of Strength

“Cynicism is subtle, but it’s identifiable because it means, ultimately, the loss of hope," Carey Nieuwhof says.
Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer: How to Pastor People in an Age of Outrage

In an age of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel: How to Pastor With Integrity

Craig Groeschel speaks to pastors who are leading in the #metoo era, helping people through dark times, and admitting you don't have all the answers.
Les Parrott

Les Parrott: Lowering the Divorce Rate in the Church by One Third

“Every single percentage point that we drop the divorce rate, the lives of more than a million children are positively impacted," Dr. Les Parrott says.
Andy Stanley podcast

Andy Stanley: Why I Stopped Saying ‘The Bible Says’ When I Preach

In this Andy Stanley podcast, Stanley unpacks his reasoning for eliminating phrases such as "the Bible says..." from our preaching in order to reach the younger generations and return to a more New-Testament model of evangelism.
Michael Frost

Michael Frost: The Church Needs to Get Back to Being Weird

 Michael Frost holds a PhD in "being and doing church" and is the author of several books. He is also the head of the missiology...
Terry Smith

Terry Smith: Dreaming of Diversity in Your Church

“Part of hospitality is being open to people and their dreams.” - Terry Smith
Peter Greer

Peter Greer: Stop Comparing Your Ministry to Others

“This idea of comparison is toxic to the broader impact that we’re supposed to have when we no longer see others as rivals and competitors but as friends and allies that we’re going to be spending all eternity with.” - Peter Greer
Jackie Hill Perry

Jackie Hill Perry: God Is Not Calling Gay People to Be Straight

“Your identity is not how you feel...if that’s the case then all of our temptations will define us.” - Jackie Hill Perry
Allen White

Allen White: Finding Ways to Make Small Groups Work

“People who don’t have time for a group always have time for their friends. Structure small groups around friendships.” - Allen White
Rusty George

Rusty George: Pastors Need Community

“The first step to ending isolation is to admit we need community.” - Rusty George
Ken Shigemetsu

Ken Shigemetsu: Pastor, Here’s How to Protect Your Soul

“Greatness of a ministry shouldn't be measured by its size but by the love it offers for God.” - Ken Shigemetsu
Rich Stearns

Rich Stearns: World Vision is the Emergency Room of the Planet

“Communities that are poor have been poor for centuries so the causes are deeply ingrained in the culture. The solutions are also long term.” - Rich Stearns
Juli Slattery

Juli Slattery: Embracing a Biblical Narrative of Sexuality

“Not only are my opinions and actions about sexuality based on my beliefs about God but also my sexual experiences impact how I view God.” - Juli Slattery
Francis Chan

Francis Chan: This Is the Question Your Church Needs to Ask

“What I tried to write in my book is something that’s not biblically obvious.” - Francis Chan
Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen: Mobilizing the Church to End Slavery

“The one category where we could not see where the body of christ had very much capacity to respond was where the poor were the victims of violence.” - Gary Haugen
Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez: Today’s Complacency Is Tomorrow’s Captivity

“I’m seeing the emergence of multi-ethnic, Christ-centered Bible-based churches to me that is the hope of a nation.”
tony morgan

Tony Morgan: Know Your Mission Field

“Church leaders should ask, ‘Who are we trying to reach?’” - Tony Morgan
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