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Ground-breaking conversations with today's top ministry leaders designed to help you lead better.

Terry Smith

Terry Smith: Dreaming of Diversity in Your Church

“Part of hospitality is being open to people and their dreams.” - Terry Smith
Peter Greer

Peter Greer: Stop Comparing Your Ministry to Others

“This idea of comparison is toxic to the broader impact that we’re supposed to have when we no longer see others as rivals and competitors but as friends and allies that we’re going to be spending all eternity with.” - Peter Greer
Jackie Hill Perry

Jackie Hill Perry: God Is Not Calling Gay People to Be Straight

“Your identity is not how you feel...if that’s the case then all of our temptations will define us.” - Jackie Hill Perry
Allen White

Allen White: Finding Ways to Make Small Groups Work

“People who don’t have time for a group always have time for their friends. Structure small groups around friendships.” - Allen White
Rusty George

Rusty George: Pastors Need Community

“The first step to ending isolation is to admit we need community.” - Rusty George
Ken Shigemetsu

Ken Shigemetsu: Pastor, Here’s How to Protect Your Soul

“Greatness of a ministry shouldn't be measured by its size but by the love it offers for God.” - Ken Shigemetsu
Rich Stearns

Rich Stearns: World Vision is the Emergency Room of the Planet

“Communities that are poor have been poor for centuries so the causes are deeply ingrained in the culture. The solutions are also long term.” - Rich Stearns
Juli Slattery

Juli Slattery: Embracing a Biblical Narrative of Sexuality

“Not only are my opinions and actions about sexuality based on my beliefs about God but also my sexual experiences impact how I view God.” - Juli Slattery
Francis Chan

Francis Chan: This Is the Question Your Church Needs to Ask

“What I tried to write in my book is something that’s not biblically obvious.” - Francis Chan
Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen: Mobilizing the Church to End Slavery

“The one category where we could not see where the body of christ had very much capacity to respond was where the poor were the victims of violence.” - Gary Haugen
Sam Rodriguez

Sam Rodriguez: Today’s Complacency Is Tomorrow’s Captivity

“I’m seeing the emergence of multi-ethnic, Christ-centered Bible-based churches to me that is the hope of a nation.”
tony morgan

Tony Morgan: Know Your Mission Field

“Church leaders should ask, ‘Who are we trying to reach?’” - Tony Morgan
Vince Miller

Vince Miller: Mentoring Will Bring Men Back to the Church

“We over-complicate discipleship.  It’s just taking the time and passing on a skill to other people.” - Vince Miller
Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight: Invoking the Holy Spirit

“Some of the people who talk about the Holy Spirit the most are the least influenced by the Spirit.” - Scot McKnight
Kristen Padilla

Kristen Padilla: Discerning Your Call

“My call to ministry was like being in a dark room with my hands outstretched searching for the light switch.” - Kristen Padilla
Pete Scazzero

Pete Scazzero: Don’t Ignore Your Emotional Health

“Once I opened up my inner life to Jesus….and acknowledged the mess I was in, it was like a liberation.” - Pete Scazzero
Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders: Embrace Your Small Town, Don’t Try to Escape It

"My life stands as evidence that God does not call the equipped...He equips the called." - Jon Sanders
Thom Rainer talks about church growth and specifically growing by making your church a friendly church. Rainer is president and CEO of Lifeway Resources

Thom Rainer: How Relational Is Your Church?

“Guests often say this is a friendly church if you know each other…it’s the holy huddle.” - Thom Rainer
A. J. Swoboda

A. J. Swoboda: The Sabbath Is a Gift from God

The Sabbath "is the one commandment in the Bible that we literally celebrate and compensate breaking.” - A. J. Swoboda
Karl Vaters

Karl Vaters: Being Small Is Not a Problem, Virtue or an Excuse

“If your church is healthy, it doesn’t matter what size it is.” - Karl Vaters
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