A weekly discussion on church revitalization and replanting featuring Thom Rainer, Jonathan Howe, and Mark Clifton — Presented by the North American Mission Board.
Rank #1: Seven Deadly Excuses in Church Revitalization – Revitalize & Replant #066.
SUBSCRIBE TODAY: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play • Spotify Excuses can kill a revitalization effort. Today, we cover seven of the most common excuses you will likely hear in a revitalization and how to combat them.Today’s Listener Question:FROM HARRISONExcuses are about all I hear in my pastorate. Everyone seems ready to blame everything else for anything that goes wrong. I try not to join in and make excuses, but sometimes fall into the trap. What are some of the most frequent excuses you hear in church replanting and revitalization?Episode Highlights: No matter where you live, there are unreached people around your church who need the gospel. One sign that a church is dying is when a church resents the community in which it’s located. Your church is where it is to bless its community. Your church’s address is not an accident. People, resources, and money will gravitate toward gospel activity. The seven deadly excuses we cover are: “There are not enough people to reach in our community.” “The people in the community are not like us.” “We don’t have enough money.” “We can’t compete with the bigger churches.” “We would be fine if we returned to 1985.” “We don’t have enough young people in our church.” “No one will come to our run-down facilities.” Resources mentioned in this episode include: ChurchReplanters.com ChurchAnswers.com Replanter Assessment Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and ChurchReplanters.com. More than 10% of churches in North America are at risk of closing and the North American Mission Board is committed to reversing this trend by decreasing the death rate of existing churches while simultaneously increasing the birth rate of new churches. To learn more about what it means to become a replanting pastor or to explore resources for replanting and revitalization in your own church, visit ChurchReplanters.com. Submit Your Question: Do you have a question about church revitalization or replanting for us to use on the podcast? Visit the podcast page to submit your question. If we use it on the show, you’ll get a copy of Autopsy of a Deceased Church and Reclaiming Glory.
Rank #2: Five Pathways for Dying Churches – Revitalize & Replant #002.
SUBSCRIBE TODAY: iTunes • RSS • Stitcher • TuneIn Radio • Google Play When a church is dying, what are its options? Today we cover five of the most common pathways for dying churches.Today’s Listener Question:FROM WILLIAMOur church is on its last legs. We have a little money left in our accounts, but not enough for a full-time pastor salary. There are only a few elderly families left in the church, and we don’t do much more than meet each Sunday morning for Bible study and worship. Do we just need to close or is there another option. Some just want to sell the building and give the money to a local ministry. I’d hate drive by in a year and see a strip mall where our church used to be.Episode Highlights: For a neighborhood, the church building indicates a sacred space. Every neighborhood should benefit from a local church. “A vacant church looks like a long-abandoned castle of a long-forgotten king.” – Graham Singh Church mergers are really starting to work well when the younger church cares well for the older church. An abundance of activity anesthetizes the pain of death in dying churches. The five pathways for dying churches that we cover in this episode are: Give the building to a healthier church Give the building to a church planter Share the building with another church Merge Replant from within Resources mentioned in this episode include: ChurchReplanters.com Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and ChurchReplanters.com. More than 10% of churches in North America are at risk of closing and the North American Mission Board is committed to reversing this trend by decreasing the death rate of existing churches while simultaneously increasing the birth rate of new churches. To learn more about what it means to become a replanting pastor or to explore resources for replanting and revitalization in your own church, visit ChurchReplanters.com.Submit Your Question: Do you have a question about church revitalization or replanting for us to use on the podcast? Visit the podcast page to submit your question. If we use it on the show, you’ll get a copy of Autopsy of a Deceased Church and Reclaiming Glory.
From the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, we’re excited to bring you Christian leaders – from across the theological spectrum and from a variety of professions – to share their expertise on leadership topics, all through the lens of faith.
Rank #1: Why We All Need Restoration And Reconciliation | Bishop Michael Pitts.
On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Bishop Michael Pitts, founding pastor at Cornerstone Church in Toledo, OH. William talks with Bishop Pitts about the importance of restoration and reconciliation within the Church. We all may face storms or 'lifequakes,' but with the support of Christ, we can reset and move forward – and the Church plays an integral role in helping others on that journey.
Rank #2: Expert Insights |The Theology of Work.
From the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, we’re excited to bring you EXPERT INSIGHTS, a series bringing together Christian leaders – from across the theological spectrum and from a variety of professions – to share their expertise on leadership topics, all through the lens of faith. On today's show, how our work affords us the opportunity to live our faith regardless of our profession. What we cover: What does it mean to live our faith at work? Is there a theological basis for work? The concept that all work is good if it’s motivated by our love for Christ Leadership in the context of faith The concept of ‘vocation’ and what God is uniquely calling us to do
A Podcast About Leadership, Change and Personal Growth to Help Leaders Lead Like Never Before
Rank #1: CNLP 217: Andy Stanley on How to Share Your Faith in a Post-Christian World, How to Respond to Your Critics, Overcoming His Judgementalism and the Irresistibility of Love.
Andy Stanley outlines the argument he makes in his new book, Irresistible, and coaches leaders on how to have conversations with Christians who have walked away from their faith as well as atheists...Read the whole entry... »
Rank #2: CNLP 121: James Emery White on the Rise of Generation Z: A Post-Christian, Post-Millennial Generation.
There’s a generation after the Millennials that looks like it will be even harder to reach than Millennials. Meet Generation Z —people born after 1991. Academic, theologian and Pastor James Emery...Read the whole entry... »
Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.
Rank #1: Episode 106: On Spiritual Gifts.
“I’m gifted in . . . ” How would you finish that sentence?In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan talk about how our spiritual gifts are primarily meant for the body. Our gifts aren’t, first and foremost, about our ability, but others’ edification.Join the 9Marks community:GET THE APP: http://9marks.link/appTWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/9MarksFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/9MarksINSTAGRAM: https://www.instragram.com/9MarksBOOKSTORE: https://www.9marks.org/bookstore
Rank #2: Episode 103: On Pastoring a Small Church (with PJ Tibayan & Jonathan Worsley).
Pastoring small churches comes with unique challenges. In this Pastors’ Talk episode, Jonathan Leeman, Mark Dever, PJ Tibayan, and Jonathan Worsley discuss the blessings and burdens of shepherding a small flock.Join the 9Marks community:GET THE APP: http://9marks.link/appTWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/9MarksFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/9MarksINSTAGRAM: https://www.instragram.com/9MarksBOOKSTORE: https://www.9marks.org/bookstore
Ground-breaking conversations with today's top ministry leaders designed to help you lead better.
Rank #1: Ed Stetzer: How You Can Be a Better Leader.
In this week's podcast Ed Stetzer discusses leadership and management in the church.
Rank #2: Dean Sweetman and Frank Barry: What Pastors Need to Know About Year-End Giving.
“December is generally the most generous time of the year,” Dean Sweetman says. Dean and Frank discuss what pastors can do to leverage the season when their members are thinking about giving.
A podcast hosted by Midwestern Seminary President Dr. Jason K. Allen.
Rank #1: Episode #6: Pastoring in the Power of Christ.
On this episode of Preaching and Preachers, Jared Wilson joins me in a discussion about pastoring in the power of Christ The post Episode #6: Pastoring in the Power of Christ appeared first on Jason K. Allen.
Rank #2: Episode 130: Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your Church.
This week on Preaching and Preachers, Drs. Denny Burk and Owen Strachan join me in a discussion on cultivating Biblical manhood in your church. Denny is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the President of CBMW (The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood). And he also serves as an Associate Pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. Dr. Strachan is Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Director of the Center for Public Theology, and Director of the Residency PhD Program at Midwestern Seminary. The post Episode 130: Cultivating Biblical Manhood in Your Church appeared first on Jason K. Allen.
For the Church Podcast with Jared C. Wilson. Another resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary
Rank #1: Episode 031: J.D. Greear.
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Dr. J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and author of the new book Not God Enough.
Rank #2: Episode 026: Issues with Video Venues.
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the contemporary church methodology of "video preaching."
With THE UNSTUCK CHURCH PODCAST, we invite you into the real-time conversations our team is having about church leadership every week.Hosted by Tony Morgan, this podcast explores common challenges in ministry and practical steps for tackling them. It’s like getting to be a fly on the wall of our staff meetings. Tune in weekly for:* Insights, observations and trends for church leaders from Tony Morgan.* Benchmarks in church growth and health from The Unstuck Group’s work serving hundreds churches across North America each year.* Practical advice to help you lead your church towards sustained health.We think that after listening to The Unstuck Church Podcast, you’ll want to start these discussions with your own team at your next staff meeting. Add your thoughts to the conversation on social media using #unstuckchurch.
Rank #1: How to End Mediocre Weekend Experiences.
Unstuck churches never stop looking to improve their weekend experiences. Tony and Amy discuss why it's important to provide compelling and memorable services every single week.
Rank #2: The Discipleship "Funnel of Doom".
Teaching is just one way to help people take their next steps toward Christ. But churches have a tendency to get stuck in a cycle of teach-promote-teach-promote: Each next step we invite people to take is another teaching environment. In this episode, Tony and Amy discuss some important discipleship elements that will help people put what they are learning into practice.
9Marks and North American Mission Board (NAMB) partnered together for a one-day conference on church revitalization in Washington, DC.
Rank #1: Church Planters Are Pastors, Not Entrepreneurs - Nathan Knight.
Rank #2: Mark Dever: Can Young and Messy Christians really Disciple One Another?.
Perry Noble will be the first to say that there’s no secret formula for being a successful leader, but there is a PERFECT example - Jesus Christ. This podcast is for those who are ready to be challenged in their faith and stretched as leaders and for those willing to do whatever it takes to be more like Jesus.
Rank #1: How To Be a Good Story Teller.
Episode Summary In this week's episode of the Perry Noble Leadership Podcast, Perry and Logan describe the benefits of being a good storyteller. How do you know if you’re a good storyteller or not -- the response of your audience. If you can evoke emotion: happiness, sadness, anger; you are a good storyteller. And being a good storyteller is a key ingredient to being a good communicator. Episode Resources Episode Quotes All Content is © 2005 - 2020 All Rights Reserved
Rank #2: Priorities: Knowing How, When, and What to Prioritize.
Episode Summary In this week's episode of the Perry Noble Leadership Podcast, Perry and Logan describe how to prioritize the everyday tasks. Prioritizing tasks, prioritizing people, prioritizing leadership, you name it, Pastor Perry has a few tips and tricks for how to manage it all. Episode Resources Episode Quotes All Content is © 2005 - 2020 All Rights Reserved
The Catalyst Podcast brings together change makers from across the globe to provide practical leadership and cultural insights through in-depth interviews with leaders, speakers, and authors. Email us at email@example.com.
Rank #1: Episode 457: Priscilla Shirer // Aligning Your Priorities with His In Order to Fulfill Your Calling.
On this episode of the Catalyst podcast, Tyler Reagin sits down with Priscilla Shirer for a conversation about balancing the tension between ministry and family, finding the route to your calling, and her role in the new film, I Can Only Imagine
Rank #2: Episode 460: Jentzen Franklin // Love Like You've Never Been Hurt.
On this episode of the Catalyst podcast it's the Catalyst West Roadtrip! Everything you need to know to be prepared for Catalyst West and a conversation with Pastor Jentzen Franklin on how to find strength, courage and motivation to set aside the hurt, see other's as God sees them and reach out in love.
Listen in as Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.
Rank #1: Russell Moore & Tim Keller: A Conversation.
In this episode of Signposts, I sit down with Pastor Tim Keller, Chairman of Redeemer City to City and the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. We talk about his ministry, his work reaching out to an increasingly secular American culture, and spiritual formation for Christians. Listen below, and subscribe to Signposts to get new episodes when they publish. The post Russell Moore & Tim Keller: A Conversation appeared first on Russell Moore.
Rank #2: Signposts: A Conversation With Rosaria Butterfield.
In this special episode of Signposts I sit down with professor and author Rosaria Butterfield to talk about her conversion to Christ, her previous life in the LGBT community, and what Christians need to remember when reaching out to the world around them. Listen below, and use the links to subscribe to Signposts and get new episodes automatically when they publish. The post Signposts: A Conversation With Rosaria Butterfield appeared first on Russell Moore.
Tips & tactics to help your church share the message of Jesus while navigating the biggest communication shift in 500 years. Hosted by Brady Shearer and Alexander Mills. Find show notes at prochurchtools.com.
Rank #1: 3 Things Non-Christians Want From FAITH Conversations.
A new set of data has been published on what non-Christians want from faith conversations. And if you ignore these qualities, you may as well not talk to non-Christians in the first place, because you’re almost assuredly undermining the conversation before it's even begun. So in this video, you’ll learn what most Christians are currently doing wrong when talking about their faith - and how to fix that. ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/3-things-non-christians-want-from-faith-conversations/ What's In This Session? #1. Listens without judgment (1:10) #2. Does not force a conclusion (1:25) #3. Allows others to draw their own conclusions (1:36) Takeaway #1: These conversations are over before they begin because Christians can’t stop judging (4:00) Takeaway #2: These conversations are over before they begin because of dogmatic certainty (7:13) Takeaway #3: These conversations are over before they begin because we approach them like a transaction (8:56) Show Notes & Resources Mentioned: Featured Resource: RebelGive Reviving Evangelism by Barna Pro Church Tools Pro Church Tools on Facebook Pro Church Tools on YouTube Brady Shearer on Instagram Brady Shearer on Twitter Alex Mills on Instagram
Rank #2: The Mike Todd Preaching Blueprint [Transformation Church Breakdown].
Today, we’re going to break down the communication techniques of Mike Todd. Two years ago, Mike Todd was a newly appointed lead pastor with about 5,000 followers on a platform like Instagram. Today, he’s got close to a million. So what happened? In this episode, we'll talk about the specifics - and we’ll break down the frameworks, devices, and constructs Todd uses in his communication. ***VISIT THE FULL POST HERE: https://prochurchtools.com/the-mike-todd-preaching-blueprint-transformation-church-breakdown-2/ SHOW NOTES: The Come-Up (02:40) The Story (06:50) The Blueprint (28:20) The Preaching (37:55) Technique #1 (46:15) Technique #2 (50:20) Technique #3 (52:45) TOP 5 (1:01:10) LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to the audio podcast version of The Pro Church Tools Show here: http://prochurchpodcast.com Featured Resource & Additional Links: Start your 30-day free trial (no credit card required) of Nucleus here: https://www.nucleus.church/ FOLLOW me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/bradyshearer/
The On Preaching Podcast is dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.This is a place where we can sit together and talk about the important, nature, and practice of faithful, Christ-centered, biblical preaching.
Rank #1: #049 On Preaching With Tony Evans.
In this episode Pastor H.B. Charles shares a few tips to develop your preaching. For more information or to follow Pastor Charles, visit his website: WWW.HBCHARLESJR.COM
Rank #2: #045 Tips For Clear Communication in Preaching.
In this episode Pastor H.B. Charles shares a few tips to develop your preaching. For more information or to follow Pastor Charles, visit his website: WWW.HBCHARLESJR.COM
9Marks Interviews: Conversations for pastors and church leaders about building healthy churches.
Rank #1: Business Practices and the Church.
What does it mean to view a church like a business? Is it wrong to market your church? Mark Dever asks John Hardin these questions and more based on his recent doctoral work on church marketing.
Rank #2: Biblical Theology with Greg Beale.
Greg Beale gives a crash course on the discipline of biblical theology, assesses recent works on it, and explains what he’s written and why.