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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Micah Fries. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Micah Fries, often where they are interviewed.

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19 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Micah Fries. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Micah Fries, often where they are interviewed.

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Season 3. Episode 1. “Leveling the Church” (with Micah Fries)

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Matt gets Micah Fries on the line to talk about his recent book, ‘Leveling The Church’ about equipping the whole church for ministry. It’s the Chilliwack-Chattanooga conversation you didn’t know you needed.

*Incredibly, no deep thinkers were harmed in the making of this podcast…that we’re aware of.

Season 3 of The Deep Thoughts Podcast informs the listener on many issues of faith and life today by engaging some deep thinkers on some of their deepest thoughts.

ABOUT:

MICAH FRIES

Micah is the Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Prior to that, he worked at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is the co-author of the new book, Leveling The Church. Supposedly, he is really tall.

Jun 19 2020 · 28mins
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Ep. 18 – Micah Fries

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This episode features Micah Fries, Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. In this episode, we talk about Brainerd's vision to reach 1% of the city of Chattanooga, as well as how to lead and create culture. You can connect with Micah on: FacebookTwitterInstagram

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE:

Brainerd Baptist Church

EST Podcast

Purpose Driven Church, Rick Warren

Center Church, Tim Keller

Leadership and Church Size Dynamics, Tim Keller

Prodigal God, Tim Keller

The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges

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May 27 2020 · 34mins

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Micah Fries | Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church

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[ep 93] Micah Fries serves as Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church. Prior to serving at Brainerd, he served at LifeWay Christian Resources. He has also served as a Senior Pastor in Missouri and an international church planter in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He holds a Master of Divinity and the Bachelor of Arts in Theology. Micah is currently a Ph.D. student, studying North American Missiology. Micah is married to Tracy and they have two daughters, Grace and Kessed, and a son, Haddon.

Micah is the author of a commentary on Haggai and Zephaniah in the Christ-Centered Commentary Series. Micah, along with Dr. Keith Whitfield, also contributed to & co-edited Islam and North America, a book on reaching North American Muslims with the gospel, for B&H Academic. Most recently, he authored Leveling the Church with Jeremy Maxfield, which teaches pastors how to manage expectations, lead well, and pastor biblically. Micah is a Guest Lecturer in the Doctoral program at Anderson University.

In our modern church, pastors have become the end all be all of ministry. Pastors have become professionals who do all the ministry. When pastors are the only ones doing ministry then every other job does not matter the same. In this episode we talk about the factors that have made church function this way. We also talk about how the church can change that culture. All of this fits so nicely into A Theology of Hustle and how we want to value the role all people play in God’s kingdom.  This is an episode where we get to delve more into the ‘why’ behind the podcast. I think you are going to get a lot out of hearing from Micah Fries.

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Leveling the Church – https://www.moodypublishers.com/books/current-issues/leveling-the-church/

Micah Fires Twitter – https://twitter.com/micahfries

Micah Fries Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/micahfries/

Micah Fries Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/paulmicahfries/

David Brainerd – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brainerd

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Apr 21 2020 · 47mins
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Micah Fries and Ubaydullah Evans

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The third chapter in a series of online dialogues in April/May 2020, featuring Pastor Micah Fries (Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN) and Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans (American Learning Institute for Muslims) on "Caring for our Community Physically, Spiritually, and Emotionally."

Apr 17 2020 · 56mins

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Episode #30 – Leveling the Church with Micah Fries

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**After this episode was recorded Chattanooga TN, along with many other cities in the southeast were impacted by severe weather and tornados. Pray for the people impacted and the Church as they seek to minister grace and practical help**

Micah is the pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church part of the .EST podcast and the co-Author of Leveling the Church.

The book grew out of my experience as a first time Pastor-the pain and the learning that came from me getting over the idea “that I could do everything better than anyone else.” 

I realized that I had failed the church because I had not equipped the members of our church for ministry as Ephesians 4 speaks about.

Q: What were some of the barriers that caused you to not equip others for ministry? 

Micah: the number one barrier was pride. I felt like everything had to be exactly the way I wanted it in order for us to succeed.

The Super Pastor is an idea we often rail against but also something that we end up doing ourselves, because we love the affirmation that comes from doing ministry well.

There is a dangerous idolatry that drives us to do ministry so that we receive the information from our efforts. That keeps us from equipping others.

Ministry is not our vocational responsibility, ministry is the collective familial responsibility of everyone in the body of Christ, the church.

Our vocational responsibility, the reason why we are paid, is to equip and develop leaders to do ministry.

The idea behind Leveling the Church is not destroying it but bringing all things to a level where everyone is doing ministry.

Think through this:

Global response: leading the entire church from the platform

Strategic Equipping: training the entire church to spread out and do ministry in the church.

When we equip the church for ministry, there is a cost to us, we get a lot less credit-which is good.

In our multi-site model we are intentional about having live preaching, local leadership, this forces us to equip people for ministry.

Q: How does the pastor of a normative sized church find leaders in which to invest?

Micah: Normally we look for character (which is good) but also for people who are really good at their job.

Here’s what I would look for as the Pastor of a normative sized church:

  1. Character-do they possess godly character.
  2. Who is the best developer of others-who can equip others to do ministry best.

Focus on finding leaders who can bring others along and train them and develop them and multiply themselves.

Q: What advice would you give on building out great ministry teams? 

Micah:  I’d do the following:

  • Rethink how you spend your work hours.  I’d read the article on church size by Tim Keller and learn how to adjust my time, focus on what is required for my church at its stage and size and then order my work around that.
  • Develop relationships with others.
  • Never do ministry alone-always take someone with you.
  • Reprioritize your work-so that you can involve others in your work.
  • Proximity trumps every-time. Just having people near you is the development plan.

On doing it yourself, delegating or developing others: I’m learning that there is very little that is actually my sole responsibility. Others can do what I do, so I am responsible for developing them.

The main question is this: What are the things that only I can exclusively do?  The point is this, there is almost nothing that is solely your responsibility.

If you want to make this transition and adjust the way you lead understand this: leadership is by fractions and degrees-make small adjustments over time.

There has never been a better time to invite people into ministry than now-begin inviting them to engage and begin handing ministry to them.

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Apr 15 2020 · 28mins
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CEW Ep 21 Micah Fries

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Micah Fries discusses his recent book, Leveling the Church, as well as sharing a bit on how his church is responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Music from https://filmmusic.io, ·Fearless First· by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com), License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Apr 13 2020 · 27mins
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Episode 389: Leveling the Church with Micah Fries

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The Apostle Paul says that Christ has given leaders to the church to “equip” the saints not to “serve” the saints. So why do we treat pastors like entertainers, CEOs, or suppliers of religious goods and services? Micah Fries talks about his new book, “Leveling the Church,” and how healing the clergy-laity divide is more important than ever. Also this week: a study finds Christians are more likely to own dogs while atheists own cats—but there’s a twist. The end has come for TV eschatologist Jack Van Impe. And Ethical Veganism has become a recognized religion in the UK launching the podcast crew into a wider discussion about ethics and animals.

Jan 29 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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The Way Home: Micah Fries on church leadership

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Micah Fries joins me today to talk about church leadership and his new book Leveling the Church: Multiplying Your Ministry by Giving It Away. Micah serves as Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. Prior to serving at Brainerd, he was the Vice President of LifeWay Research. Show Notes:  Website: micahfries.com Twitter: @micahfries…
Jan 16 2020 · 29mins
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The Way Home: Micah Fries on church leadership

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Micah Fries joins me today to talk about church leadership and his new book Leveling the Church: Multiplying Your Ministry by Giving It Away. Micah serves as Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. Prior to serving at Brainerd, he was the Vice President of LifeWay Research. Show Notes:  Website: micahfries.com Twitter: @micahfries…
Jan 16 2020 · 29mins
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Episode 94: Micah Fries

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For this episode of The Potluck Podcast: Southern Baptist Conversations, your hosts are joined by Micah Fries to talk about reaching Muslims in the United States and his book "Islam and North America: Loving Our Muslim Neighbors"

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Oct 16 2019 · 35mins
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