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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.

Jon Acuff: How To Pursue Success Without Destroying Your Church

Jon Acuff joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain why church leaders should wholeheartedly pursue their potential and how they can do so in a way that honors God.

Kevin Palau: How Church Leaders Can Foster a Culture of Evangelism When ‘It’s Harder Than It Used To Be’

Kevin Palau joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to remind us of the importance of evangelism and to discuss how church leaders can encourage their congregations to share the gospel.

Jennie Allen: Why Church Leaders Need To Pay Attention to Their Emotions

Jennie Allen joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain why our emotions are good gifts from God and how that truth fits with the command to take every thought captive.

Best of 2023: Priscilla Shirer: ‘Message Preparation Is the Hardest Thing I Do in Ministry’

In one of our top episodes from 2023, Priscilla Shirer joined the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our Great Communicator Series and shared key disciplines she has learned to follow when crafting a message.

Best of 2023: David Platt on How He Has Been Challenged To Stop Following the ‘American Gospel’

David Platt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned over the past few years about pursuing unity in the church and rejecting the “American gospel” in favor of the true one.

Bryan Carter: How To Make Your Preaching More Compelling

Bryan Carter joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss how he prepares for sermons and what he does to grow in the craft of preaching.

Matt Chandler, Part 2: How Parents Can Make the Most of the Time They Have With Their Kids

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how parents can use time, moments and milestones to point their children to the goodness of God.

Matt Chandler, Part 1: How the 2022 Controversy Has Impacted His Life and Ministry

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how God has brought healing in his life and ministry following the controversy he walked through in 2022. 

Natasha Smith: How To Make the Church Safe for People Who Are Grieving

Natasha Smith joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what she has learned about the process of grief and how pastors can make their churches safe places for people mourning the losses of life.

Natalie Runion: How Pastors Can Avoid Quitting Before God Has Called Them Out of Ministry

Natalie Runion joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what it looks like for church leaders to fight to remain in ministry when it would be easier to quit—and when it’s time to walk away.

Faithlytics: Leaders at Pew, Barna, Lifeway and Gallup Share Key Insights Into the State of American Christianity

Leaders from Pew Research Center, Barna Group, Lifeway Research, and Gallup join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” for a special “Faithlytics” episode about the state of Christianity in the U.S.

Thom Rainer: Why Pastors Need To Ask Their People for Prayer

Dr. Thom Rainer joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share why it is important that people pray for their pastors and to encourage church leaders to ask their congregations for prayer.

Ryan Burge: The Biggest Reason Why People Are Leaving Church

Dr. Ryan Burge joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what the data actually shows about why people are leaving church and what church leaders can do to encourage them to come back.

Alex Harris: ‘Shiny Happy People’ Is Flawed but Serves the Church

Alex Harris joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss the successes and missteps of Prime Video’s “Shiny Happy People.”

Jen Wilkin & J.T. English: Everyone Is a Theologian. But Are You a Good One?

Jen Wilkin and Dr. J.T. English join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share their insights into why there is a lack of discipleship in the church and why ministry leaders need to help people see that all of us are theologians.

William Wilson on the Mistake We Make When Obeying the Great Commission

Dr. William Wilson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share his dream “that from 2023 to 2033 we will be part of the greatest decade of Great Commission effort in human history.”

Arthur Brooks: Why You Don’t Need To Have a Midlife (Ministry) Crisis

Dr. Arthur Brooks joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what few people realize about professional decline and how church leaders can make the most of the second half of their lives.

Benjamin Watson: What Church Leaders Need To Know About Abortion and Racial Justice

Benjamin Watson joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss what the pro-life movement should focus on now that Roe has been overturned.

Henry Cloud: Trust Is More Complex Than You Might Realize

Dr. Henry Cloud joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain why it is impossible to live without trust and what church leaders need to know about betrayal, forgiveness and reconciliation.

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

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. 

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