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discipleship

Daniel Im: There Are No Silver Bullets in Discipleship

“A lot of churches will see discipleship as a program whereas in reality when you look at the Scriptures, discipleship is actually more about the direction you’re moving in rather than the destination that you’ve arrived.”
International Justice Mission

Jim Martin: Taking the Controversy Out of Justice Work

Jim Martin with International Justice Mission says engaging in God's work of justice doesn't have to be controversial. Who doesn't want to see things like poverty and human trafficking come to an end?
Christian mindfulness

Charles Stone: What You Need to Know About Mindfulness

Pastor Charles Stone talks about the research pointing to the benefits of practicing mindfulness. Which leads to the question: Is there such a thing as Christian mindfulness?
Fuller Youth Institute

Kara Powell: Teens Want Faith, Not Church

Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute addresses parents' concerns over teens leaving the church. Powell says what may seem like a teen turning from faith may actually be a young person turning from forms of church that make sense to the parent, but not the child.

Robby Gallaty: Jesus’ Life Was Just As Important As His Death

“If the Christian life was only about trying to get you out of earth, into heaven, then why in the world would Jesus leave us here after conversion?” Robby Gallaty discusses this question in our conversation about the kingdom of heaven.
Alpha USA

Craig Springer: What You Need to Know About Millennials and Evangelism

Almost half of Christian millennials say sharing their faith with someone is wrong, yet almost all of them agree knowing Jesus is the best thing that could happen to someone. What’s going on here? Craig Springer, the leader of Alpha USA, unpacks the statistics for us in our conversation.
Ken Costa

Ken Costa: God’s Strange Kingdom and the Stranger Cross

“Just as the spirit of God was with Christ on the cross, so he is with us in the depths of our agonies, reminding us that there is something ahead of us," Ken Costa says. Our discussion focuses on the things we may have overlooked about the cross.
spiritual disciplines Justin McRoberts Scott Erickson

Justin McRoberts and Scott Erickson: Pastors Are People, Too

Justin and Scott discuss the need for pastors to embrace their humanity and they believe spiritual disciplines can help them do that.
Drew Dyck

Drew Dyck: How to Do Your Future Self a Favor

Drew Dyck read 62 books and conducted 14 interviews to write a book on self-control. Drew talks to us about the science and spirituality behind self-control and how its practice will lead you toward freedom.
Matt Brown

Matt Brown: Speaking Truth Louder Is Not Working

"In the noise of culture, we can’t just speak truth louder," Matt Brown says. In our conversation, Matt addresses the crisis of influence the church is currently experiencing in the world.
Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson: What Discernment Is (and Is Not)

“What we have to understand is that discernment is not a weapon we use against each other," Hannah Anderson says.
Shane Pruitt

Shane Pruitt: When a Minister’s Family Struggles

"I always say my primary ministry is my family. Everything else I do is from the overflow of that," Shane Pruitt says. When his own family experienced difficulties, Shane learned some things about ministering to others during times of hardship.
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus: Your Theology Won’t Save You From Lack of Peace

“We have to accept the fact that peace isn’t magic, and you can love Jesus and still be struggling profoundly with inner peace," Erwin McManus says.
David Fitch

David Fitch: How to Be a Church on Mission

“Instead of an institution, people come to, [the church should be] a way of life cultivated in a place,” David Fitch says. Listen to our conversation with David as he discusses what it looks like when a church is "on mission."
Stadia Justin Moxley

Justin Moxley: The Critical Need to Plant More Churches

“We need to be planting about 8,100 churches per year just to keep up with the population and the closure rates," Justin Moxley of Stadia says. Justin shares the latest research on church plants, including how they reach unreached people.
Kent Annan

Kent Annan: What You Should Know About Refugees and Immigrants

Kent Annan is the director of humanitarian and disaster leadership at Wheaton College. In our conversation, Kent addresses the fears that often come up when societies consider welcoming refugees and immigrants and the facts he learned about the impact they have on the nations who welcome them.
Brent Crowe

Brent Crowe: When You Live and Lead With Regret

“There’s never been a life lived that didn’t have regrets. There’s never been a life lived that didn’t fail on some level or another," Brent Crowe says. In our conversation, Brent encourages leaders to shift their paradigm on regret and failure.
Scott Sauls

Scott Sauls: How to Be an Authentic Person (and Pastor)

Scott Sauls discusses how a battle with depression during his time as a pastor brought about his greatest contribution to the Kindom of God.
Matthew Kim

Matthew Kim: Considering Your Congregation When You Preach

Dr. Matthew Kim of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary discusses how pastors can increase their cultural intelligence and preach better sermons.
year in review 2018

Year in Review: 2018 Was a Difficult One for the Church

ChurchLeaders podcast host Jason Daye talks about the year in review with ChurchLeaders editor Megan Briggs.
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