The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast

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Ryan Wekenman: A Single Pastor’s Thoughts on Ministering to Singles

Ryan Wekenman joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what God has taught him through his singleness and how pastors can encourage and minister to the single people in their congregations.

Dennis Edwards: The Misconceptions Pastors Have About Humility

Dr. Dennis Edwards joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what he has learned about the true nature of humility and how church leaders can avoid some common misconceptions about what a life of humility means.

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility, and Conviction

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

Ashley Hales: What Happens When Pastors Ignore Their God-Given Limits

Dr. Ashley Hales joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about the fact that God created the world with limits and how those limits, counterintuitively, lead to greater space and flourishing in our lives.

Matt Chandler: We Need To Wake Up to the ‘Cosmic War’ That Is All Around Us

Matt Chandler returns to “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about the “all-encompassing” victory we have in Christ and why that means we can live as overcomers in our present cultural moment.

Kevin Ford and Jim Singleton: What Happens When Church Leaders Are Not ‘Attentive’

Kevin Ford and Dr. Jim Singleton join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss the need for “attentive” church leadership, the qualities of an attentive church leader, and the consequences when pastors neglect an attentive posture.

Steve Robinson: How To Create a Culture of Service in Your Church

Steve Robinson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how church leaders can foster a culture of serving in their churches, raise up new leaders, and help people discover their giftings.

Rebecca McLaughlin on Whether Christians Can Agree To Disagree About Same-Sex Relationships

Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how church leaders can respond to common arguments that use the Bible to affirm same-sex relationships, the “why” behind God’s design for marriage, and the “beautiful and glorious vision” Christianity has for friendship.

David Ashcraft on the Surprising, ‘Deep Emotions’ He Felt Stepping Down as Senior Pastor After 32 Years

David Ashcraft joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how leadership has changed, how pastors can leave their churches better than they found them, and the startling emotions he felt when he stepped down as senior pastor.

John Jenkins: Every Pastor Should Have a Pastor

John Jenkins joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about key lessons he’s learned about being a local church pastor, including the need for pastors to have pastors, the importance of integrity, and how to execute a mission and a vision.

Andy Bannister: How Pastors and Churches Can Stop Living as ‘Undercover Christians’

Dr. Andy Bannister joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors and church members can share their faith boldly, strategically, and without fear.

Jim and Heather Sells: How Churches Can Make a ‘Tremendous’ Difference in Alleviating Our ‘Mental Health Crisis’

Dr. Jim Sells and Heather Sells join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about the “escalating crisis” in mental health care and the enormous impact the church and clinicians can have if they are willing to collaborate with one another.

Michael Martin: How Church Boards Can Help Their Pastors Be Healthy

ECFA president and CEO Michael Martin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about his organization’s new leadership standard and how church boards can help provide pastors greater care and accountability.

Léonce Crump Jr.: How To Develop Resilient Teams

Léonce Crump Jr. joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about important ways that leadership has changed and to offer practical steps church leaders can take to develop teams that will be truly healthy.

Os Guinness: How ‘Signals of Transcendence’ Lead People To Seek the Lord

Dr. Os Guinness joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss how God uses “signals” like love, justice, joy, and beauty to break into our lives and draw us to himself. 

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin, Part 2: How To Embrace God’s Vision for Power in Ministry

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin wrap up their conversation on “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast,” offering pastors ways to help guard against the misuse of power in ministry and encouraging them to persevere. 

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin, Part 1: Why the Church’s Problem With Power Is Not ‘Over There’

Dr. Kyle Strobel and Dr. Jamin Goggin join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what God has taught them about his way to power and why every ministry leader must wrestle with what their view of power actually is.

Molly Matthews Shares Key Findings From the ‘State of Church Tech’ Report

Pushpay CEO Molly Matthews joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share the latest findings from Pushpay’s “State of Church Tech” report and what the research reveals about the technological opportunities available to churches.

Tim Chaddick: What Church Planting in Hollywood and London Taught Me About Outreach in Secular Spaces

Tim Chaddick joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what he learned about engaging people in secular spaces as a result of his church planting experiences in Hollywood and London.

Jamaal Williams and Timothy Paul Jones: Should You Pursue a Multiethnic Church? It’s Complicated

Dr. Jamaal Williams and Dr. Timothy Paul Jones join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share why pastors should pursue the costly, beautiful vocation of leading a multiethnic church only if God has specifically called them to do so.

‘We Didn’t Hate Him’—SC Pastor Leads Man Suspected of Setting Church...

Brandon Greene (18) was arrested for setting fire to two church vans in Pauline, South Carolina. While Greene sat in jail, Pastor Kiah Graves of Philadelphia Baptist Church chose to visit the suspect.

Benjamin Conner: The Changes Church Leaders Can Make To Learn From...

Dr. Benjamin Conner joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share lessons God has taught him about doing ministry alongside people with disabilities and the steps church leaders can take to be supportive of that community.

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