The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast

The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast helps Christian leaders navigate and lead through the cultural issues of our day by giving voice to recognizable names in ministry, subject matter experts, and local pastors and leaders. Whatever area of ministry you serve in, our goal is to help you lead better every day.

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Glenn Paauw: Pulling Back Bible Tradition in the Modern Era to Uncover God’s Intention for the Scriptures

“I’m really trying to undo—if you will, completely, audaciously, perhaps ridiculously—500 years-worth of Bible tradition and paradigm, which we need to distinguish from the Bible itself."

Bible Literacy Experts Address the Problem of Bible-Less Christianity

“We have normally pointed the finger outside the church and said ‘It’s the culture. It’s against us.’…But actually, the more we’ve looked into it...some of the problem is within the church itself, and specifically, historically, what the church has done with the Bible in the modern period."

Adam Weber: Giving Up Ego and Shame to Pray and Preach Better

“What you have to do as a pastor is you have to set aside your ego—you are not God’s gift to the world."

Our Most Popular Interview: Kara Powell and the #1 Reason Youth Leave the Church

"It’s not doubt that is toxic, but unexpressed or unexplored doubt that is toxic."

Lee Strobel: Creating Dialogue Around the Gospel

“We have an unfair advantage—I think Christians do—in the marketplace of ideas, which is: Truth is on our side."

Craig Groeschel: The Small, Everyday Decisions that Reveal Divine Direction

“A life of faithfulness is made of up hundreds of thousands of small decisions that compound over time that actually lead us in the right direction."

Jennifer Rothschild: Understanding God’s Love from Every Book of the Bible

“I’m going to receive the love of God, even if it’s by faith—having nothing to do with my feelings."

Scott Sauls: Cultivating Iron-Sharpens-Iron Friendships in the Church

“Real friendship happens when we move toward the people we are most tempted to avoid."

Greg Smalley: Fighting for Oneness in Marriage

“When we’re united; when we’re one, nothing is impossible for us. And I tell you what: Satan hates that.”

Chip Ingram: How God Longs for You to See Him

“If I really believe good is God and lavish and wants to help me, I gotta be more that way with my kids."

Joni Eareckson Tada: What Every Pastor Needs to Know About Ministering to Those With Special Needs

Joni Eareckson Tada, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities.

Gary Thomas: The Neglected Word That Can Change Everything For Your Marriage

“You can’t fake your marriage in front of your kids and you can’t fake your marriage behind a pulpit."

Dallas Jenkins on Faith, Film and Creating Breakthrough Stories

Subscribe to the ChurchLeaders Podcast Dallas Jenkins produced his first movie at the age of 25, a $2 million project called “Hometown Legend”, which was...

Bill Purvis: Moving Beyond Your Past and Into Your Purpose

“We have a tendency to look at our past and feel that we can’t be used whereas it may be that past that God’s going to use to help someone else.”

Ken Costa: Helping People Discover God’s Purpose For Their Life

“This is perhaps the most important pastoral issue for a new generation that we have: To enable people to find and fulfill the calling that God has on their lives."

Brady Boyd: 4 Conversations That Can Bring Healing Into Your Life

“Wisdom with words is a recipe, according to the Bible, for healing. Wise words can heal people."

Louie Giglio on Worship: Raising Up a Generation Sold Out for Jesus

“We overestimate what we can do in a year and we underestimate what we can do in 10 years."

Timothy Lane: Teaching People to Live Without Worry

"Oftentimes people think they’re struggling with depression, but in fact what’s happening is they’re struggling with anxiety."

James K.A. Smith: How Our Worship Practices Transform Our Deepest Loves

“Some of the dominant paradigms in how we think about worship largely turn congregations into spectators, into audiences."

Mark Bates: How to Lead Change When Change Is Hard

“The church has always been changing its style—it’s never been changing its core principles of what’s biblical, what’s true, what’s God-honoring."

CeCe Winans Sings ‘Goodness of God’ on ‘American Idol’ Finale

The most-awarded female gospel artist was invited to perform on the Season 22 finale of "American Idol." CeCe Winans chose to sing "Goodness of God" for more than 20 million viewers.

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.

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