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Best of 2022: Mike Cosper on What ‘The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill’ Means for Church Leaders

In our most listened to episode of 2022, Mike Cosper joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share about his experience creating the "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" and his thoughts on what church leaders should take away from the series.

Sam Chan: How the Topical Preacher Can Avoid Getting on a Hobby Horse

Dr. Sam Chan joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our Great Communicator Series and gives his insights on how to be a wise and effective topical preacher.

Bryan Loritts’ Best Advice for Church Leaders Struggling With Fatherhood

Dr. Bryan Loritts joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to encourage church leaders who are struggling with fatherhood and to share four important gifts all dads can give their kids.

Max Lucado: ‘The One Thing That Has Helped Me More Than Anything Else’ as a Preacher

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his best tips for creating and delivering a sermon that draws people in.

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

Andy Stanley: Are You Missing This Key Part of Your Sermon Prep?

Andy Stanley joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the key question that guides his sermon prep, how he develops “sticky phrases,” and his unique approach to structuring his messages.

Thom Rainer: This Is What Is Necessary for Churches To Survive

Thom Rainer joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why being a Christian means being part of a local congregation and what pastors can do to reach those who have been alienated from the church.

Ralph Douglas West on the Benefits of Being Shaped by Black and White Preaching Traditions

Dr. Ralph Douglas West joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his insights into what makes a sermon compelling, the benefits and challenges of Black and white preaching, and the importance of expositing your people.

Trevin Wax: Christians Are in Danger If We Stop Being Thrilled by Orthodoxy

Trevin Wax joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what orthodoxy is and isn’t and why it matters that it captures our hearts.

Beth Moore on the ‘Most Important Part of the Process’ of Teaching God’s Word

Beth Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how she prepares to teach the Bible in a way that will help listeners experience true life change.

Tim Elmore: How To Avoid Generational Misunderstandings on Your Ministry Teams

Dr. Tim Elmore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how generational diversity can be a huge asset to your ministry—if you avoid some common pitfalls.

J.D. Greear: How Your Sermons Will Benefit From a ‘Multitude of Counselors’

J.D. Greear joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the power of exegetical preaching and how gathering input during your sermon preparation will benefit your whole congregation.

Eric Geiger: What the ‘Alarming’ State of Theology Report Means for the Church

Eric Geiger joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the recently released The State of Theology report, which Geiger calls “alarming.” But there is still some good news for church leaders.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the Bible

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

Charlie Dates: Why Your Church Needs To Identify and Raise Up Young Preachers

Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what makes preaching compelling and the role local churches play in cultivating preachers for the pulpit.

Max Lucado: The Church Needs the Holy Spirit, Not Another Program or Trend

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the beautiful truths God has taught him about “our blessed, unfailing friend,” the Holy Spirit.

Wilfredo de Jesús: How (Not) To Turn Your Sermon Points Into Stop Signs

Wilfredo de Jesús, also known as Pastor Choco, joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our Great Communicator Series and shares what he has learned as a preacher about knowing his audience, incorporating motifs, and relying on the Holy Spirit.

Daniel Darling: How To Disciple Your People To Use Social Media

Daniel Darling joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss how church leaders should engage with social media and how they can help their congregations have discernment online.

Rick Warren on the Kind of Preaching That Changes Lives

Rick Warren joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for the first episode of our Great Communicator Series and shares his insights on what makes someone an effective preacher or teacher.

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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