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

Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight: Invoking the Holy Spirit

“Some of the people who talk about the Holy Spirit the most are the least influenced by the Spirit.” - Scot McKnight
Kristen Padilla

Kristen Padilla: Discerning Your Call

“My call to ministry was like being in a dark room with my hands outstretched searching for the light switch.” - Kristen Padilla
Pete Scazzero

Pete Scazzero: Don’t Ignore Your Emotional Health

“Once I opened up my inner life to Jesus….and acknowledged the mess I was in, it was like a liberation.” - Pete Scazzero
Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders: Embrace Your Small Town, Don’t Try to Escape It

"My life stands as evidence that God does not call the equipped...He equips the called." - Jon Sanders
Thom Rainer

Thom Rainer: How Relational Is Your Church?

“Guests often say this is a friendly church if you know each other…it’s the holy huddle.” - Thom Rainer
A. J. Swoboda

A. J. Swoboda: The Sabbath Is a Gift from God

The Sabbath "is the one commandment in the Bible that we literally celebrate and compensate breaking.” - A. J. Swoboda
Karl Vaters

Karl Vaters: Being Small Is Not a Problem, Virtue or an Excuse

“If your church is healthy, it doesn’t matter what size it is.” - Karl Vaters
Jamie Mertens

Jamie Mertens: Keep it Simple, Let God Work

“We want to keep everything lightweight, low maintenance and high quality.  For the purpose of being able to respond to what God is doing in the community versus manufacturing something and then asking God to bless it.” - Jamie Mertens
Christine Caine

Christine Caine: God Is Preparing You for Something He’s Already Prepared For You

“We end up being disappointed with God because we expect from God what he never promised.” - Christine Caine
Rich Birch

Rich Birch: Here’s How to Make Your Church Grow

“The churches that are the fastest growing are that ones that are firmly committed to the proclamation of the message, to preaching.” - Rich Birch
Choco de Jesus

Choco de Jesus: How Your Church Can Reach Out to Latinos

“Just because you love Jesus doesn’t mean that we’re going to welcome you into our living room. We need to see that you are going to do life with us.” - Choco de Jesus
Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer: How You Can Be a Better Leader

“What we have to spend more time on as leaders is not what's urgent but important; developing other leaders and your own leadership style.” - Ed Stetzer
Grant Skeldon

Grant Skeldon: If You Want to Be Discipled, Be Hungry

“We don’t have a millennial problem, we have a discipleship problem.” - Grant Skeldon
Brian Houston

Brian Houston: How to See God’s Gifting in Your Life

“We’re quicker to see God’s gifting in other people's lives than we are in our own life.” - Brian Houston
Jeff Vanderstelt

Jeff Vanderstelt: When Discipling, Admit You Don’t Know Everything

“Most of our thinking about discipleship and teaching has taken on this idea of, I'm the master teacher and you have to listen to what I have to say. There is potential for arrogance.” - Jeff Vanderstelt
Matt Redman

Matt Redman: Worship Is Not About a Small, Flimsy God

“One of the key ingredients that’s missing in many worship teams is kindness….It’s not a great environment for creativity.” - Matt Redman
Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson: Multiplication Is the Mission of Jesus

“It's a travesty when we keep (Christianity) to ourselves and we don’t multiply at every level.” - Dave Ferguson
Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant: How to Reach Those Who Aren’t Like You

“In our culture it's far more difficult to convince someone that there is a loving God than to convince them that they are sinful and broken.” - Eric Bryant
Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton: Broken Pieces Can Be Redeemed

“When we walk in our valley of dry bones….God is present. You’re still his child and he’s still with you.” - Jo Saxton
Ryan Wakefield

Ryan Wakefield: Planning for Ongoing Discipleship, Not the Next Big Event

"The biblical mandate is not the big event, it's ongoing discipleship." - Ryan Wakefield
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