20 episodes

Great preaching and communicating require a lot of hard work, and you're willing to put in that work! This podcast is dedicated to bringing you experts in their field, through interviews, which will help you hone in on developing clear messages. Hosted by Craig Smith, join us on a search for clarity in your preaching.

Clarity Craig Smith

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Great preaching and communicating require a lot of hard work, and you're willing to put in that work! This podcast is dedicated to bringing you experts in their field, through interviews, which will help you hone in on developing clear messages. Hosted by Craig Smith, join us on a search for clarity in your preaching.

    Ep. 15 | Doug Miller and A Culture of Feedback

    Ep. 15 | Doug Miller and A Culture of Feedback

    Welcome BACK to the Clarity podcast as we're excited to kick things back off here in 2020 after our COVID-induced hiatus here in 2020. As with so many things, as you are well aware, things are pretty strange right now but we hope that you can find peace and comfort in these trying times.
    Today on the podcast we have Doug Miller. Doug is the Lead Pastor of Plum Creek church, which is local and we love them, here in Castle Rock, CO. Plum Creek Church is all about seeing changed lives, changing lives and we can't wait to bring you this conversation.
    Listen in as Doug and Craig talk about creating a culture of feedback, what it's like to connect with people "live" vs "on-camera" as well as communicating strategically. You won't want to miss this one!

    SHOW NOTES

    • 47 min
    Ep. 14 | Geoff Surratt and Personal Leadership Development

    Ep. 14 | Geoff Surratt and Personal Leadership Development

    Today on the Clarity podcast, we so excited to bring you another amazing guest as we pursue momentum in our messages. this episode, we're joined by Geoff Surratt. Geoff has been in ministry for 35 years as a family pastor, executive pastor, and senior pastor. He was one of the early pioneers of the multisite church movement, overseeing the campus expansion of Seacoast Church and Saddleback Church. He also served as the Managing Director of Exponential and has authored or co-authored four books including The Multisite Church Revolution and Together. For the past ten years, Geoff has coached leaders across the U.S. and Europe on multiplication, strategy, and structure.

    Listen in as Geoff and Craig discuss personal leadership development, the thoughtfulness that goes into your preparation and craft, along with valuing your audience in the moment. You won't want to miss their conversation!

    • 42 min
    Ep. 13 | Reza Zadeh and Digging In To Who God Created You To Be

    Ep. 13 | Reza Zadeh and Digging In To Who God Created You To Be

    Welcome back to the Clarity podcast for the second episode of 2020. We're so excited to bring you another episode that strives to bring you insight and applications for communicating and preaching. Today we have an awesome guest with us, Reza Zadeh. Reza played football at Colorado State University (Go Rams!), pastored at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO, and in 2014, he and his wife Allyson joined staff with Athletes in Action. Listen in today as Craig and Reza discuss communicating with clarity to a variety of audiences, the amount of emphasis we place on sports in our culture and our role within that, as well as digging into who God created us to be, individually. You don't want to miss this.

    • 35 min
    Ep. 12 | Jud Wilhite and Crossing Your Barrier

    Ep. 12 | Jud Wilhite and Crossing Your Barrier

    Hey, it's 2020! We are so excited to dive back into Clarity, which is designed to improve and shepherd those looking to grow in their preaching and communicating skills as church leaders. Today, we have Jud Wilhite, who for 17 years, has been the Lead Pastor of Central Church in Las Vegas, NV. Jud is a best-selling author who has written several books including Uncaged, The God of Yes, Pursued, and a study Bible for new believers, The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings. Listen in today as Craig and Jud discuss reaching people in dark places, how teaching practical, Biblical applications can have a big impact, and what it looks like to "be liked" versus being "followed". What a way to kick off 2020, we're so excited to bring you this conversation!

    • 37 min
    Ep. 11 | Jeff Lucas and Intentional Vulnerability

    Ep. 11 | Jeff Lucas and Intentional Vulnerability

    Welcome back to our Clarity podcast with Craig Smith, designed to improve and shepherd those looking to grow in their preaching and communicating skills as church leaders. Today, we have Jeff Lucas from Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO. Jeff Lucas is an international author, speaker, and broadcaster. His passion is to equip the Church with practical Bible teaching, marked by vulnerability and humor. Listen in today as he and Craig cover a variety of topics from how to be self-aware and self-reflective to the intricacies that make up the of the art(s) of preaching. You don't want to miss this one.

    • 36 min
    Ep. 10 | Michael Fletcher on the Head, Heart, and Hand

    Ep. 10 | Michael Fletcher on the Head, Heart, and Hand

    Welcome back to the Clarity Podcast with our host Craig Smith. Today we have an amazing guest on, Michael Fletcher. Michael has served Manna Church as Senior Pastor for over thirty years. In that time, he has seen the church grow from 350 members in 1985 to almost 9,000 members in 2017! Listen in today as Craig and Michael tackle preaching in the context of multi-site, shoulder tapping those around you to serve, and a whole lot more. You don't want to miss this one.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

@xchristopher ,

Excellent on the craft of preaching!

Great podcast on the details of preaching from many different vantages. Enjoyed the interview format and the level of detail. Highly recommend.

MikeRuman.com ,

Must Listen for Pastors

This podcast is a MUST LISTEN for anyone who teaches at a church. Actionable, insightful. Worth your time. You'll be a better preacher for listening.

ecmcfarland ,

Empowering + Straight Forward

Craig really delivers a clear and concise message. His pursuit of clarity is inspiring and really draws you in, I’m really looking forward to learning skills on how to become a strong communicator.

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