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5LQ Episode 478: Steve Carter

5 Leadership Questions Podcast on Church Leadership with Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy

In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Steve Carter. Carter is pastor, speaker, author, podcast host and the former lead teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast, a sports podcast called The Home Team, and his latest book, The Thing Beneath the Thing, is now available. They discuss how people respond when they are triggered by past pain and why sanctification really matters. BEST QUOTES “If I say something I shouldn’t say or I do not follow through on a commitment, I can’t say that just like Paul, ‘I do not understand what I do.'” “We are people who have been triggered and those triggers are deeply connected to pains, traumas, and wounds.” “The healthiest people, when they get triggered, don’t see it as permission to escape. They see it as an invitation to be courageously curious.” “The desert was a real gift for me because it was character school. It helped me remember why I got into this.” “You can have these principles and values and practices and then all of a sudden you go through a season of three months where you feel like there isn’t margin.” “I needed to be healthy. I didn’t want to step into another church and transfer my pain onto some other elder board.” “A lot of times, especially in moments of crisis, there isn’t a true north. Oftentimes, for pastors and leaders, we know the vision for our church, but we don’t have a personal vision.” “Every 90 days we try to look at the last 90 days to see what worked, what didn’t, what needs to change, what can we be better at.” “I was grateful that there were pastors in my life who could see that my success was outpacing my character and they pulled me aside.” “Don’t ever stop working on your craft.” “I think a lot of pastors plateau in their 30s. I want to be a better communicator when I’m 70. I want to be wiser, but I always want my character to lead the way.” RECOMMENDED RESOURCES Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network Craft & Character podcast The Home Team podcast The Thing Beneath the Thing by Steve Carter Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton This Episode’s Sponsor: Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church.  Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!


15 Oct 2021

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Mars Hill and the Failure of Faith Leaders with Steve Carter and Bob Merritt—Former Megachurch Pastors

The Aggressive Life with Brian Tome

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast is everywhere. Yes, I’ve listened to it, and like everyone else, I’ve got opinions. Today, I sit down with two former megachurch pastors, who’ve personally experienced the pain of fallen faith leaders, to hear their thoughts and wisdom around Mars Hill, Willow Creek, and recovering from church hurt.

1hr 1min

5 Oct 2021

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S7E7 - Steve Carter

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs

Steve Carter is a pastor, speaker, author of The Thing Beneath The Thing, podcast host, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast where he helps people get better at the art of communication while ensuring their character always leads the way. His desire is to bring Jesus into every conversation and space he occupies. Steve co-hosts one of the top sports podcasts called The Home Team Podcast with ESPN sports anchor Sam Acho and NFL player Trey Burton which unpacks the intersection between faith, culture, sports and family. With a degree in Biblical Studies from Hope International University, Steve has a heart for the local church. Currently an itinerant preacher and teacher for churches, conferences, events, camps, and retreats all over the country, Steve lives in Phoenix with his wife, Sarah, and their two kids. 

1hr 14mins

4 Oct 2021

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132: Steve Carter, The Thing Beneath the Thing

The Paterson Podcast

We all know the pain and suffering our choices have made. We’ve promised to change. We’ve sworn to do better. We’ve vowed to leave it all behind. Yet we continue to do the things we don’t want to do, and not the things we want to do. In today’s conversation, we talk with Steve Carter about curiously and courageously exploring The Thing Beneath the Thing – the title of Steve’s latest book. Steve transparently recounts the mending of past wounds through the process of unlearning the patterns that have kept him stuck, insecure and afraid. Join us as we look to integrate the painful elements of the past into the present moment at hand - that we may believe as Steve believes: “There’s nothing to prove, there’s nothing to lose, there’s nothing to hide.”


16 Sep 2021

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Episode 321: Steve Carter

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Oh I am so happy to have my friend Steve Carter on the podcast talking all about his new book The Thing Beneath The Thing, the ways God has guided his life, how to deal with church hurt, and where life leads you when you find the thing beneath the thing. This one is so good, y'all. . . . . . Pre-order my first kids' book What Sound Fun To You today! https://whatsoundsfuntoyou.com/ . . . . . Sign up to receive the AFD Week In Review email and ask questions to future guests! #thatsoundsfunpodcast . . . . . Thank you to our partners! Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide at Costco or you can get 25% off when you go to LiquidIV.com and use code THATSOUNDSFUN at checkout. Green Chef: Go to https://GreenChef.com/thatsoundsfun100 and use code thatsoundsfun100 to get $100 off including free shipping!

1hr 3mins

10 Sep 2021

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Author and Speaker Steve Carter on "The Thing Beneath the Thing"

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Steve Carter loves Michigan football. Like, REALLY loves Michigan football. He's also an author, pastor, speaker and podcast host. His new book "The Thing Beneath the Thing" is a game-changer and available everywhere books are found.  --- Receive our 10-day Sports Spectrum Devotional written by professional athletes for FREE when you sign up for our Sports Spectrum Weekly Email Newsletter. Sign up here.


4 Sep 2021

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16 The Thing Beneath the Thing (w Steve Carter)

The Eternal Current Podcast

Speaker, pastor, and author Steve Carter helps us explore “The Thing Beneath the Thing: What is hidden inside and what God helps us to do about it.”  Steve has a brilliant and winsome way of translating deep truths into our actual lives. A tender and really helpful conversation.


30 Aug 2021

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CNLP 434 | Steve Carter on Leaving Willow Creek, What Crisis Taught Him as a Millennial Leader, and Why Character Matters So Much

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast is a podcast all about leadership, change and personal growth. The goal? To help you lead like never before—in your church or in your business.

1hr 29mins

10 Aug 2021

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461. Steve Carter: The Thing Beneath the Thing


Steve Carter joins the show to discuss the Fab Five, curiosity, a person of peace, and his new book The Thing Beneath the Thing.  This episode is brought to you by Mission Resource Network. 


9 Aug 2021

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Launch, Sustain, & Grow Your Network Marketing Business (Interview with Pasha Oliver-Carter & Steve Carter)

Network Marketing Breakthroughs with Rob Sperry

Pasha Oliver-Carter & Steve Carter have been in the Network Marketing industry for over 22 years now.In this podcast, they will share the 5 things that are critical for you to LAUNCH, SUSTAIN, & GROW your Network Marketing business!!Which of these is the MOST IMPORTANT for taking a PT direct sales business and turning it into a FT income??Listen in to find out!!Oh, and if you want more info on EFFECTIVE Attraction Marketing, check out the next training session Rob is hosting: The Attraction Marketing Formula to Become a LEAD MAGNETTrainings begin Thurs Nov.12thNo requirement to “join” the training sessions at a certain time!! You can watch the trainings LIVE, but you’ll also have LIFETIME access. Join Now for only $27: www.attraction.robsperry.com 


3 Nov 2020