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Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why Pastors Need to Evangelize

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.

Rick and Kay Warren: How to Lead Your Church in Times of ‘Chronic Chaos’

Rick and Kay Warren join the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share practical insights for church leaders on how to sustain ministry during these chaotic, divided times.

Philip Yancey on Meeting Jesus After Growing Up in Fundamentalism

Philip Yancey joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about his new memoir, "Where the Light Fell," a story of suffering and God's mysterious grace.

Erwin McManus: Why Understanding the Genius of Jesus Will Change Your Life

"The reason it's so easy to overlook Jesus’ genius," says Erwin McManus, "is that his canvas is the human spirit.”

Brian Tome: What It Was Like to Pastor Through the ‘Worst Season of Discouragement’ in 25 Years

“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you don't feel like you're being used by God.”

Mark Mittelberg: Why You Don’t Have to Dread Evangelism

“I think that's my main calling," says Mark Mittelberg, "to equip other believers who, like me, are afraid of evangelism.”

James Choung: How to Avoid Major Pitfalls When Pursuing True Revival

“Because there's a strong move of God," says James Choung, "you can almost expect that there will also be a strong work of the enemy against it and you can expect it to be messy.”

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins on COVID, Vaccines, and Getting Back to Church

"Gatherings indoors are now riskier than they were before Delta came along," says Dr. Francis Collins, "and especially if you have unvaccinated people in the group, they are really at high risk.”

Sho Baraka: Why You Will Be a Better Church Leader If You Help Your Artists

“The more we ostracize and we push creatives to the margins," says Sho Baraka, "the church will find itself continuing to fight culture wars that are dated.”

Sarah Zylstra: What Pastors Should Do When Discouraged by All the Bad News

"It feels like everything's negative all the time," says Sarah Zylstra. "But there is more to the story...God is working in amazing ways all over the world."

Derwin Gray: Why the (Multiethnic) Church Is Impossible Without the Gospel

“There is a majestic, beautiful power," says former NFL player and pastor Dr. Derwin Gray, "when [people of] unlikely difference become a community.” 

Matt Chandler Helps Church Leaders See What Is Important During Divided Times

“What The Village Church and Acts 29 need from me," says Matt Chandler, "is my heart fully satisfied and alive in Jesus Christ."

Angela Craig: Digital Church Is Biblical, but Only If You Do It Like This

"One of the biggest questions people ask is, ‘Is digital church really biblical?’" says Angela Craig. "And I think it can not be biblical and it can be.”

Jay Kim: How COVID-19 Has Impacted My View of Online Church

“It’s undeniable," says Jay Kim, "that this time has rehabituated and reformed us as people in a variety of ways."

DJ Soto: Why Virtual Reality Church Is Just As Legitimate As Gathering in Person

"It’s not a little side thing that we’re doing," says DJ Soto. "This is the body of Christ in the metaverse.”

Doug Logan: Why True Racial Reconciliation Has to Start With Jesus

“I like to frame up the conversation about racial reconciliation with just reconciliation," says Dr. Doug Logan, Jr., "because that's what we've been given.”

Dennae Pierre: This One Thing Is Essential to Effective Racial Healing

“You can't just move to the intimate act of reconciliation in the midst of a severe fight," says Dennae Pierre. "We have to have ways to help remind each other to be still. ‘Be still and know that I am God.’"

Raymond Chang: Global Christian Persecution Can Help You Understand Racism in America

“I grieve whenever I hear that Christians are persecuted around the world," says Raymond Chang. "The same thing happens along racial lines. That same sort of collective pain transfers over to the people within your pews and in your congregations.”

Race and the Church Podcast Series: Listen. Be Informed. Lead.

In our podcast series, "Race and the Church," we take on a difficult, complex topic and explore how the church can lead the way in pursuing true racial reconciliation and solidarity.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

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