June 26, 2017
“We will do less and do it better versus doing more and not doing it as well." - Bruce Deel, CEO/Founder, City of Refuge - Atlanta
Pastor Bruce Deel has seen it all. Prostitutes, homelessness, sex trafficking victims, addicts of all kinds. What started out as a calling to close a church has now turned into one of the most successful non-profits in the city of Atlanta. Take a listen to how he's helped save thousands of people by following one simple rule: obedience. Learn more about City of Refuge by going to: cityofrefugeatl.org
June 20, 2017
“It doesn’t matter how good your event is, if your ministry isn’t saturated in relationships you won’t grow. You won’t even sustain.” – Meredith Knox, FUSE, NewSpring Church
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NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina may be nestled in a small town but it's in the top 10 of fastest growing churches in the country. Their student ministry, FUSE, has thousands of students at more than 10 campuses. 2 of their top leaders, Stacey Tarrant and Meredith Knox share how they maintain a connection with each student.
June 19, 2017
“One thing you just have to own is that the key to pastoring and leading and reaching more students is reaching more adults.” – Will Riddle, Student Pastor, Stevens Creek Church
Understanding what students are craving the most is key to getting them involved in your student ministry. Pastor Will Riddle shares what he he got rid of in order to grow their ministry from about 30 students to more than 300...even in the summer months.
April 18, 2017
“Your job as a leader is to get God what God wants. And love them but don’t work too hard to keep people because the Lord brings the people you need.” - Mark Carter, Lead Pastor, Torch of Faith
Blending two different cultures can be hard, but what about blending two different church cultures? Pastor Mark Carter experienced this firsthand. He took the lead in blending his young and thriving church with an older one that was about to have to close its doors. Take a listen to what he says were some big wins and some things he would do differenlty.
April 11, 2017
“I think branding is very underutilized. I think it’s something that feels corporate, it feels stuffy, and we really just want to tear down that.” - Cody Bridenbaugh, Founder of Made By Harvest
Cody Bridenbaugh understands the value in church branding, but more importantly what it takes to rebrand. He would know...he rebranded NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina. It has 15 campuses and is one of the 100 fastest-growing churches in the United States. In this podcast, Cody shares the strategy behind successfully rebranding a church of any size. For more information or to contact Cody about rebranding go to MadeByHarvest.com
March 7, 2017
“If we set up a mission in mind that we want to accomplish and start taking baby steps towards that, we’ll begin to see how it can be easier and easier and easier.” - Marion Clifton, Founder of Arab World Outreach
Marion Clifton knows exactly what it takes to start missionary work...as well as how grueling it can be. His mission is not only to reach the unchurched, but to bring Christianity to Arabs. Hear how he overcomes major obstacles and how you can too. Learn More: www.ArabWorldOutreach.org
March 1, 2017
“I’m not going to have someone who’s never given a dime to the church sitting in a board meeting making a decision about church finances.” - Dr. David McKinley, Lead Pastor, Warren Baptist Church
It’s one thing to ask your members to give, but what about your staff and leadership team? Are they giving? Are they required to tithe? Hear why Pastor David McKinly says you're staff should be "all in".
March 1, 2017
“We fell on our faces. Even after time, effort, videos, preaching series…you know, just the whole thing.” - Dr. David McKinley, Lead Pastor, Warren Baptist Church
Being a good listener is not just important when people are engaging with you, but also when they aren’t. In fact, it can make or break a church. Pastor David McKinley figured that out real quick ... take a listen to the the bold move he made to change it.
February 28, 2017
“In 10, 20, 30 years…what will our church look like in terms of giving because there’s such a reflection of little giving.” - Phillip Dunn, Lead Pastor, Millbrook Baptist Church
Every time the offering talk comes up during service – those words are the most important ones a pastor may speak in order to drive people to give. But that’s because you have to tap into emotion. Pastor Dunn gives some insight into how he does it in his nearly 3,600 member church.
February 28, 2017
“Everything we have is God’s gift to us, what we do with that is our gift to God.” - Robert Fain, Lead Pastor, Church of the Good Shepherd.
The word "tithe" means giving one tenth, or 10%, of your earnings. But with so many leaving paycheck to paycheck that can be hard. And one of the biggest questions many ask is, 'Does that mean I give 10% of my gross or net income?' Pastor Fain breaks down what he calls a modern day formula that's helped his church for the past 25 years.