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Eric Geiger on Helping Our Kids Break Free From Performance Pressure

Build Your Best Family

In today's competitive world, children start feeling the pressure to perform at a young age. Online, at school, and even at home, kids experience the constant need to accumulate gold stars, accomplish more, and prove themselves. We might get the result we want but at what expense to our kids mental health?Everything we talked about in this episode can be found here: https://www.buildyourbestfamily.com/podcast/episode-127Subscribe to the show in iTunes and leave a review. Reviews help podcasters get their show noticed.Join our Facebook GroupGet the Family Discussion Sheet


23 Mar 2021

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Leading a Simple Church in a Post-COVID World: An Interview with Eric Geiger

Rainer on Leadership

Eric Geiger is the Senior Pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Before moving to Southern California, Eric served as senior vice-president for LifeWay Christian Resources. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. Eric has authored or co-authored several books including the best-selling church leadership book, Simple Church. Eric is married to Kaye, and they have two daughters: Eden and Evie. During his free time, Eric enjoys dating his wife, taking his daughters to the beach, and playing basketball. Give us a quick overview of your ministry at Mariners.  How did you first meet my dad? What are some memorable moments between you? Tell us what first pointed you to the Simple Church research. How did Simple Church change your life? What would you say to someone reading Simple Church for the first time today? How can Simple Church be helpful to a leader in the post-COVID world? Resources mentioned in today’s podcast: How Your Church Can Reach People In a Post-COVID World Ebook Eric Geiger DaddyGeiger Instagram Eric Geiger raps with Mandisa Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples Belay Free 30-day trial Church Answers Silver membership Episode Sponsor: The mission of Southeastern Seminary is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping Christians to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. One way we like to do that is by giving away free resources. You can get a free copy of Thom Rainer’s E-Book, “How Your Church Can Reach People in the Post-Covid World” by visiting pastorscenter.org/free-books Feedback If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers. The post Leading a Simple Church in a Post-COVID World: An Interview with Eric Geiger appeared first on Church Answers.


9 Feb 2021

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Eric Geiger: Small Groups in COVID-19

Stetzer Leadership Podcast

Small groups have changed drastically during COVID-19, and churches all over the country have been forced to adapt to this changing landscape. Today, Stetzer Leadership Podcast welcomes Eric Geiger, Senior Pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, CA, as he shares how his church approaches this vital discipleship ministry. Other topics include:  The volunteer to leadership pipelineNavigating division in the churchHosting micro-gatherings as a small group


27 Jan 2021

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Finding God’s Purpose In A Pandemic With Eric Geiger

Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast

This episode is part 4 of our podcast series, What I've Learned While Starting a New Job in the Middle of a Pandemic. We wanted to close out this series with someone who has been in their role a short time before the pandemic hit to understand how pastors just getting into their comfort zones managed this season. So, we spoke with Eric Geiger, Senior Pastor of Mariners Church, on his unique perspective pivoting his ministry strategy when COVID-19 hit 18 months into his new role. https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/finding-gods-purpose-in-a-pandemic


17 Dec 2020

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Churches and COVID-19 #2: Mariners Church with Eric Geiger

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 Eric Geiger, senior pastor of Mariners Church. They discuss the following questions:What are the current government restrictions in your location?How have you led through this time to bring clarity to your culture? And clarity to why you are doing what you are doing?What does your Sunday service currently look like? What are you planning on doing moving forward?What are you doing in each specific ministry?How are you moving people from online into a deeper relationship both with the church and with the Lord?What are the biggest challenges you are facing and how are you overcoming those?How have you adapted existing staff and volunteer responsibilities to meet your current needs? If new roles have emerged, what are those roles and responsibilities?BEST QUOTES"Just like an offensive coordinator, we would call plays based on what we saw in our culture.""In June, we called play two, which is Mariners hosted at home and we started giving resources for people who wanted to invite neighbors and friends who wanted to watch the service together.""When we go to a new play, we are going to keep the previous one running.""Whatever level of comfort you have this is how we are going to serve you during the pandemic. You go where you feel the most comfortable.""We are using our campus mainly outside other than a few staff that are in the office.""We are starting to build more outside thinking for the physical version of these current digital programs.""In the summer we experimented with an online theology class. We had about a thousand people sign up to study systematic theology for eight weeks.""This fall we are going to do three more different types of theological classes that we may not have been doing if it wasn't a pandemic.""We are trying to use this time to deepen our people, not just put our services online.""All kinds of destructive behaviors that are implications of isolation, those are rising too.""There are smart people all up and down the spectrum of should we meet or not meet. That means that the ministry leader is just going to be disappointing people at all times.""The number of people who serve weekly in outreach right now is essentially the same number of people that would serve during a big campaign."RECOMMENDED RESOURCESLifeway Leadership Podcast NetworkLifeway.com/CoronaVirusIdentity by Eric GeigerDesigned to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin PeckSimple Church by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger


11 Aug 2020

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Unseen Leadership Episode 27: Eric Geiger on Building Credibility with Those You Lead

Unseen Leadership

In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Eric Geiger who is the Senior Pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Before moving to Southern California, Eric served as senior vice-president here at Lifeway. He is the author of many books including Simple Church, Designed to Lead and his latest How to Ruin Your Life.During their conversation, they discuss how to build credibility with those you lead, how to equip others to do ministry, and how to replace a long term pastor.QUOTES FROM EPISODE 27:“As a young leader, you want to honor and respect those who have been there before you.”“One of the biggest mistakes a young leader can make is to bash the past and try and make themselves look like the hero.”“The pastor is not supposed to do all the ministry but instead, prepare others to do the ministry.”“Read or get out of the ministry.” - John Wesley“Reading helps you formulate your thinking and process information.”“Young leaders need to always stay curious and stay hungry.”“One of the biggest misconceptions of young leaders is that people will follow simply because of the role or position you have been placed in.”“You have to use your leadership role to serve others. Not use your role to be served by others.”“Find one thing you are passionate about and that your supervisor is passionate about and ask if you can run that initiative.”RESOURCES MENTIONEDSpiritual Leadership by Oswald SandersLeading Change by John Kotter4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim HulingNot the Way It's Supposed to Be by Cornelius Plantinga


29 Jan 2020

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Best Summer Ever - Eric Geiger

BattleCreek Church

Eric Geiger - Alex Himaya - 2016


10 Jan 2020

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12 - 13 - 19 - Janet - Mefferd - Today - Eric Geiger (Restoration) Lathan Watts (Rel. Liberty)

Janet Mefferd Today

In the last several years, a stunning number of prominent pastors and Christian leaders have fallen through sinful scandal. How does it happen, and what should a Christian do after an implosion? Dr. Eric Geiger from LifeWay Christian Resources will talk about it and his book, "How to Ruin Your Life: And Starting Over When You Do." Plus: Lathan Watts from First Liberty Institute gives us the latest on the state of religious liberty in America, outlined in the latest edition of the firm's book, "Undeniable." That and more on Friday's JANET MEFFERD TODAY.


13 Dec 2019

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5LQ Episode 377: Eric Geiger and Kenton Beshore on Succession

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

In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Eric Geiger, senior pastor of Mariners Church, and Kent Beshore, pastor emeritus of Mariners Church. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:What do you most appreciate about the history of Mariners?What has been easy to transition and what has been hard?How are you passing the mantle of leadership in practical ways?What are some of the obstacles that have occurred that you didn't see coming?What practical tips and encouragement would you give a pastor that is close to succession but doesn't have a plan in place?BEST QUOTES"I would not have wanted to come to a place where there would be a misalignment in the values beneath the surface and the history and with who I am as a leader and the passions the Lord has given me.""Long before it was cool and it was written about, Kenton and his wife, Laurie, were involved in stepping into the pains of the poor and caring for the marginalized.""When you are talking succession you are basically asking a church to marry another pastor.""Our goal was to be clear and to also be attractive to the next pastor.""A great succession is the story of the church, the story of the senior pastor, and the story of the community have to come together.""The blessing of the senior pastor's wife to the new pastor and his wife is the single most important thing.""In our transition, the staff was not involved in any way.""We are both always asking, what is best for the people? What is best for the church?""Boundaries are critical.""I had a team of people helping me anticipate for 17 years problems, I did not see these coming.""The blessings of the transition and the succession are not worth comparing to any burden or obstacle."RECOMMENDED RESOURCESLifeway Leadership Podcast NetworkLife-Style Evangelism by Joe AldrichThe Cross of Christ by John StottBetween Two Worlds by John StottChristian Mission in the Modern World by John StottThis Episode's Sponsor: You’ve probably heard about the movie OVERCOMER. But you may not know there are a few books and Bible studies inspired by the film. One is called Defined by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, which is a book and Bible study based on insights from the Book of Ephesians. You can find these books and Bible studies at Lifeway.com/Overcomer.


17 Sep 2019

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EP010: Eric Geiger & Talking to Leadership About Church Online

The Church Digital Podcast

Plenty of people can see the positives of Church Online, and how Church Online can complement their church's ministry at physical campuses. Some can see of Church Online can even expand their church's influence to disciple a whole new group of people. But while many see the positives, many do not. In 2019, most churches do not have a purpose, or see the why, behind Church Online. We've discussed this in the past: some of Pastors may have theological issues, while others may have practical concerns, with Church Online. Both theological and practical concerns are understandable, but need to be addressed. And that's where we come in. It's up to us to have these conversations. But where do we get started? In this episode, Eric Geiger, Lead Pastor at Mariner's Church in California, explains to us what high-level leaders are looking for and how we can give high level leaders the information they need to make decisions on issues like Church Online. SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT THECHURCH.DIGITAL--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thechurchdigital/message


28 May 2019