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Lee Strobel: Pastor, You Need an Apologetics Point Person

“I think one of the key things we can teach our people is: Don’t feel like you’re a failure if you can’t can’t rattle off a theologically profound response to any given question at any given moment.”

“It’s so important in ‘apologetics’ that we don’t just focus on the intellectual. Often, in fact I would say most of the time, there’s an emotional driver behind people’s questions.”

“People are going through trauma, and they want answers. But more than that, they want Jesus.”

“We have to make space in our church, not just for tough questions. We have to make space in our church for grief.”

“Every pastor needs a point person who is going to partner with them.”

“There are different styles of evangelism that are all valid and when we help people realize that they can be themselves and reach their friends for Christ, it liberates them.”

“The pastor hasn’t got time to be the only person in charge of [bringing new people into the church]. You need someone to help you.”

“I’m just praying for energy, for spiritual stamina, for [pastors] to stay close to God, knowing that as we’re close to Jesus, then we’ll bear much fruit.” 

Mentioned in the Show by Lee Strobel

Chuck Colson
David Kinnaman
Greg Laurie
Jay Warner Wallace
Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics
Making Your Case for Christ Study Guide: An Action Plan for Sharing What You Believe and Why by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg
Nancy Pearcey
Natasha Crain
Sean McDowell
Seeker Small Groups: Engaging Spiritual Seekers in Life-Changing Discussions by Gary Poole 

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye