Christians have historically been the "weirdos" in society, but there is a fine line between living an alternative lifestyle and pulling "stunts" to get attention.
Pastor Terry Smith talks about making your church a place of hospitality by being intentional about creating an environment where people celebrate the fact that they are doing life with people who are not like them.
Comparing your ministry to others can be toxic for a pastor. Peter Greer suggests finding ways to partner with others involved in kingdom work instead.
Jackie Hill Perry talks about leaving the lesbian lifestyle to follow God's plan for her life.
Coaching and relationships are two ways Allen White uses to get the most out of small groups.
Pastor Rusty George talks about a problem most pastors face: isolation. He offers suggestions and help in finding community.
Ministry can be stressful. Pastor and author Ken Shigemetsu talks about ways to remain calm and focused in your calling.
Rich Stearns, the president of World Vision talks about ways your church can be involved in helping the poor and desperate around the world.
Juli Slattery is a recognized expert in the integration of biblical truth and sexuality. She is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, with over twenty-five years of experience counseling, discipling, and teaching women. In this episode she talks about the church's need to explain God's purpose in sexuality.
Pastor, speaker and best-selling author, Francis Chan, talks about staying focused on pleasing God rather than those around us.
Slavery still exists in the world and Gary Haugen of IJM says the church isn't doing enough to stop it.
Pastor and author Sam Rodriguez discusses the multi-ethic church and why he believes it is the hope for the nations.
Church strategist Tony Morgan has some ideas to help your church grow numerically and your members, spiritually.
An expert in men's discipleship and leadership, Vince Miller shares the story of his grandfather, the man who mentored him, and the longing that many men have for a mentor.
Author and professor Scot McKnight talks about the importance of the Holy Spirit and how much of the American evangelical church is ignoring the work of the Spirit.
Author and speaker, Kristen Padilla, talks about mentoring young women and discerning God's call in your life in this episode.
Pastor Pete Scazzero describes himself as "an emotional infant leading a church" when God intervened, talks about the importance of emotional health for ministers.
Small town pastor John Sanders provides inspiration and hope to others ministering in rural areas and talks about the strategy of multi-site congregations in small town America.
Thom Rainer, a writer, researcher, speaker, and current president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources talks about ways to grow your church by making it a welcoming church.
Pastor and seminary professor A. J. Swoboda talks about the importance of the Sabbath and how the church needs to return to honoring it as prescribed in the Ten Commandments.
Pastor Karl Vaters talks about small churches and the vital role they play in the kingdom of God.
Pastor in residence for MOPS, Jamie Mertens talks about the importance of getting moms involved to help your church grow.
Author and speaker Christine Caine talks about protecting your heart during times of doubt in ministry.
Rich Birch talks about new tools and old in helping your church grow.
Chicago pastor Choco de Jesus talks about church planting and specifically reaching Latinos in this week's ChurchLeaders podcast.