The church in North American appears to be in a bit of trouble. Let’s face it, it doesn’t have the greatest reputation; it’s been losing as many as a million members a year; and it doesn’t look like much is going change any time soon. Indeed, there are those who have predicted that the demise of the church is at hand.
Not so. Drs. Bill Tenny-Brittian and Kris Tenny-Brittian have been working with churches for years, helping them become faithful disciple-making congregations. Their consultations and training events bring hope to beleaguered church leaders and renewed energy to congregations as they make a commitment to transforming lives.
And now Drs. Kris and Bill are taking to the airwaves again. Each show features a conversation about topics that make a difference to the church: leadership, disciple-making, evangelism, what’s working, what’s not, and much much more. Join them for ChurchTalk and help change your church, your community, and your world.
Effective Leadership Selection: “Chose Wisely”
Quick question: you've been tasked with finding a new church treasurer. Which of the following traits will you prioritize in the selection process? (1) Experience in Accounting; (2) Longevity as a Church Member; (3) Church Giving History; (4) Personal Spiritual Practices; (5) Financial Education. In this episode, Drs. Kris and Bill have a lively conversation about getting the right people into the right seats on the right bus.
Three Easter Dilemmas
Easter's coming ... the busiest, most stressful time of the year for most pastors. Let's face it, there's a lot on the line – it's likely the best attended worship service you'll have all year! But then comes the let-down: the week after Easter when none of those visitors return. In this episode, Drs. Kris and Bill have another lively conversation. This time they're talking about about how to turn CEO – that Christian-Easter-Only Crowd – into returning guests.
E-I AI Oh: Ministry and ChatGPT
Artificial Intelligence is here ... and it looks like it's here to stay. But is that a GOOD thing, especially in the church? Rumors are that some pastors are letting the "godless" cloud-based computers to write their sermons for them. This week, Drs. Kris and Bill share what they've learned about AI and how church leaders can use this new tool without compromising the truth of the gospel.
The Role of Today's Successful Lead Pastor
There are very few jobs in today's world that are more demanding and frustrating and demeaning and ultimately fulfilling than that of a church's Lead Pastor. In this episode of ChurchTalk TV, Drs. Kris and Bill have a lively conversation about what it means to be a "successful" lead pastor ... and what the role of that pastor is in today's church.
The Offering Plate Shuffle: The Dance to Generous Giving
This week, join Drs. Kris and Bill for an engaging and insightful discussion on revolutionizing church giving. This episode is packed with dynamic strategies, from harnessing the magnetic power of storytelling to demystifying transparent budgets, all aimed at igniting a culture of generosity. Tune in for transformative tips that promise to elevate your church's financial stewardship and community engagement to new heights!
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Get Unbusy … So You Can Get Right-Busy
We get so tired of hearing pastors tell us how busy they are, but when we ask them what's keeping them busy, it's the wrong kind of busy. If you're too busy maintaining the status quo, putting out fires, chasing shiny squirrels, or playing Pastor Fetch, then you won't want to miss this episode. Drs. Kris and Bill have a lively conversation about prioritizing your New Year around the mission critical tasks of making disciples.
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