The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast

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Daniel Darling: For Christians, Kindness Is Not a Tactic—It’s a Command

Daniel Darling joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to discuss how church leaders can model speaking the truth in love in a divided time–particularly as we are facing another presidential election.

Danielle Treweek: Why the Early Church Would Be Surprised at How We View Singleness

Dr. Danielle Treweek joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what the contemporary church is missing about singleness and how church leaders can honor and encourage the single people in their congregations.

Eric Geiger: Why Your Church Needs a Leadership Pipeline

Eric Geiger joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain why having a leadership pipeline will actually simplify the organization of your church and make it easier for you to develop leaders.

Michael Graham and Jim Davis: What ‘The Great Dechurching’ Means for Church Leaders

Michael Graham and Jim Davis join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to reveal findings from their study on “The Great Dechurching”—the largest and fastest religious shift in U.S. history. Their data is sobering, but also encouraging, and highly relevant to American church leaders.

Barnabas Piper: Why a Culture of Belonging Has To Start With a Church’s Leaders

Barnabas Piper joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share why church leaders are responsible for creating a culture of belonging and practical ways they can do so.

Tom Nelson: What the ‘Lost Shepherds’ of the Church Need To Flourish

Tom Nelson joins "The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what diverts “lost shepherds” of the church from their callings and how church leaders can truly flourish under the hand of Jesus.

Jessie Cruickshank: What the Western World Is Missing About Discipleship

Jessie Cruickshank joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how brain science supports what the Bible reveals about how people are truly transformed—and what is lacking in the approach many church leaders take toward discipleship.

Gary McIntosh: The Surprising Roles All Pastors Take and the ‘Number One Challenge’ Facing the Solo Pastor

Dr. Gary McIntosh joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to offer advice about how pastors should navigate the responsibilities that are part of their jobs and also shares specific insights about church leaders who are pastoring without any other paid staff to assist them.

Travis Dickinson: How To Make Your Church Safe for Christians Who Doubt

Dr. Travis Dickinson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why doubt is not something Christians need to fear or avoid and how church leaders can help believers move through doubt to greater confidence in their faith in God.

Christine Caine Offers Warnings and Encouragement to Church Leaders Who Are ‘Stuck’

Christine Caine joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to exhort church leaders not to continue looking back at the past, but to move forward toward what Jesus is doing right now.

Glenn Packiam: How Pastors Can Develop Healthy Rhythms in Our ‘New Normal’

Rev. Dr. Glenn Packiam joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his observations on the current state of pastors’ health and to offer practical steps church leaders can take in order to live peaceful, healthy lives.

Bob Roberts Jr.: How To Evangelize Without Seeing People as Projects

Bob Roberts Jr. joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the lessons God has taught him about loving people who are not like him and how the church can grow in effectively sharing the gospel.

Sam Chand: Why Pastors Must Embrace the Pain of Leadership

Sam Chand joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain why pain is an inherent part of leadership, how God uses pain, and the dangers of not responding to pain appropriately.

Rick Warren on Faith, Dreams, and Why His 40-Plus Years at Saddleback Prepared Him for This Moment

Rick Warren joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss his new book, “Created to Dream,” and why he is excited for his next season of ministry.

Matthew Stephen Brown: How the Enneagram Helps Church Leaders With Their Blind Spots

Matthew Stephen Brown joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how the Enneagram has been “life-changing” for him and his church and how church leaders can use this tool to transform their ministries.

Sean Nemecek on the ‘Long, Slow Slide’ Into Burnout and How Pastors Can Avoid It

Sean Nemecek joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the warning signs that church leaders are burning out, how they can become healthy again, and the steps they can take to avoid burnout in the first place.

Nick Hall on Asbury, Gen Z and Why He Believes ‘God Is Doing Something’

Nick Hall joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about what he witnessed at Asbury University, the signs of true revival, and why he believes God is moving in a special way.

Greg Laurie: How Churches Can Use ‘Jesus Revolution’ for Evangelism

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the true events behind his new movie, “Jesus Revolution,” and how churches can use the film to spread the gospel.

Nicky Gumbel: The ‘Greatest Injustice in the World’ Is Never To Hear About Jesus

Alpha pioneer Nicky Gumbel joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why churches must prioritize evangelism, the importance of engaging in Catholic spaces, and the vital role of the Holy Spirit in the work of the church.

Eric Mason: The Obstacles to Apologetics in Black, Urban Communities

Dr. Eric Mason joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the biggest obstacles preventing the Black community from accepting Christianity and how pastors who are not in urban contexts can support those who are.

Former SBC Seminary Administrator Indicted With Falsifying Records in DOJ Sexual...

The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that Matthew Queen, former administrator and professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, sought to cover up a report of sexual abuse that occurred at the Southern Baptist affiliated seminary in 2022. 

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

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