Todd Adkins is the director of Leadership at LifeWay. After serving in various pastoral roles himself as well as consulting churches across the United States, Todd understands what it takes to develop leaders. He also knows what it takes to get a church "unstuck" from developing leaders from within its own walls. Leadership development is crucial for all pastors, because, as Todd says, "the best way to grow your church is to grow your people.”
Shane Claiborne tends to think outside the box of American Christianity as we know it. One thing that he is absolutely convinced of, however, is the call of Christ to invite people into his offer of salvation and to dwell in unity with the brethren—whether we vote the same way or not. Shane shares advice for pastors to experience joy in the face of the very difficult tasks they have and how to protest in a Christ-honoring way.
The most expensive hire a church can make is the wrong hire. Willaim Vanderbloemen of the Vanderbloemen Search Group understands the impact the right hire can make in a church and corporate setting. He shares the best practices of both worlds to help you make a potentially game-changing decision for your church.
Mark MacDonald has a teacher’s heart, loves local churches, and is dedicated to improving church communication strategy so more will be reached for Christ. In this episode, Mark gives practical advice for churches to discover their audience and reach those in their community.
Every church experiences tough transitions and desert moments. Sometimes these moments last much longer than anyone anticipates. Dave Gibbons, leader of Newsong Church in California, shares the wisdom he's learned from going through desert moments with his church and how he managed the new things that sprung from those times.