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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.

Doug Sweeney: Discipleship Isn’t Sexy, but We Need To Get Back to It

Dr. Doug Sweeney joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain why, even though he is hopeful for the future of the church, he believes American evangelicals need “some serious discipleship work.”

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its Own Image

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.

Jonathan Dodson: How To Persevere Through the Heartache of Pastoring

Jonathan Dodson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about challenges including pastoral burnout, the “COVID hangover,” ghosting, and criticism—and how Jesus is faithful through it all.

Greg Stier: Why Your Whole Church Needs To Care About Student Ministry

Greg Stier joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the impact youth ministry has had on his life and why student ministry matters to the whole church.

Ray Ortlund: Why Pastors MUST Fight Pornography

Ray Ortlund joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he is calling his fellow pastors to join him in addressing the pervasive porn use in their midst.

Mark Moore: Are These Obstacles Keeping You From Getting To Know Jesus?

Dr. Mark Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how astonishing Jesus really is and how we can pursue getting to know him better.

Laura Lewis: What Women Who Have Had Abortions Need From Your Church

Dr. Laura Lewis joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the needs of women who have had abortions and how churches can help.

Mission Aviation Fellowship Issues Urgent Call for Release of U.S. Citizen...

Mission Aviation Fellowship has urged officials in Mozambique to expedite the release of pilot Ryan Koher, a U.S. citizen who has been wrongfully detained in the country since November 4.

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.

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