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Coaching Christian Leaders helps ministry, business, and military leaders accomplish God's calling for their lives. This podcast will interview pastors, authors, Christian businessmen, and others. It will also provide Christ-Focused coaching that will help you get unstuck, build sustainable systems, stay focused, streamline tasks, reduce stress, and stay on time.

Coaching Christian Leaders Mark Jones

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Coaching Christian Leaders helps ministry, business, and military leaders accomplish God's calling for their lives. This podcast will interview pastors, authors, Christian businessmen, and others. It will also provide Christ-Focused coaching that will help you get unstuck, build sustainable systems, stay focused, streamline tasks, reduce stress, and stay on time.

    Developing Leaders in the Workplace and in Church

    Developing Leaders in the Workplace and in Church

    Today we sit down with Dr. Gene Herndon. Dr. Herndon is a business leader, a coach, an author of numerous books, and the pastor of Stone Point Community Church in Glendale Arizona. Dr. Herndon spoke about:
    Leadership Development How to use millennials as leaders How to repurpose your sermons to reach more people Monday Morning Masterminds  and his leadership training for business and church leaders. I really appreciate the time that Dr. Herndon gave to Coaching Christian Leaders. I learned so much from him and I am sure you will as well.
    Resources
    www.GeneHerndon.com
    www.m4.geneherndon.com
    www.stonepointcc.org
    His most recent book - The Elephant in the Room

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    Building Local Leaders on the Mission Field

    Building Local Leaders on the Mission Field

    How do you develop trusted leaders to take the work forward - even in your absence? Adam Hussey shares his expertise in leadership development.
    Today we sit down with Adam Hussey. Adam is a missionary with Action International. He and his wife Alei serve in the Philippines. Much of their work is centered around developing local church leaders. 
    Also, Adam has some unique ideas on how missionaries can raise financial support in these tough times. 
    Contact Info The best way to contact Adam and to learn more about his work is to visit his website.  You will find Adam at www.actioninternational.org/missionary/hussey.  There you can email Adam and read more about his ministry.
    Also, check out his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TeamFaithHopeLove
    Closing Thoughts Thanks for listening to Coaching Christian Leaders. You should subscribe to this podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode.
    You can find this podcast in just about any podcast app. We are on Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Gaana, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, and now we are on Amazon Music. Check it out and make sure you subscribe.

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    How to Develop a Personal Discipleship Plan

    How to Develop a Personal Discipleship Plan

    Michael Ward, the author of The Sixth Sola, shares his approach to personal discipleship.
    Michael shares: How he came to Christ The other five solas The purpose of the book the intended readers His view on other methods of personal discipleship How preaching can be more effective The reading plan The Great Relationship versus the Great Commission How this approach has impacted him  If the Bible were a gym, what would be the exercises? Resources His Book: The Sixth Sola
    His website: 6thsola.com
    Closing Thoughts Thanks for listening to Coaching Christian Leaders. You should subscribe to this podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode.
    You can find this podcast in just about any podcast app. We are on Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Gaana, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, and now we are on Amazon Music. Check it out and make sure you subscribe.
    This is Mark Jones and I will speak with you soon.

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    The First Leader You Must Train

    The First Leader You Must Train

    Every pastor I've ever met wants to reach the lost and build disciples. I believe that’s you as well.
    I know you want to see people saved and for your church members to grow in their love and understanding of Christ. That’s why you got into this work.
    But now, after years of doing this work, you realize that it’s impossible to do it alone. You need help. You need others to come alongside and share the load.
    In part, that’s why you are listening to me. That’s why you found this podcast. You want to learn how to identify, train, and release leaders into the work.
    This is Mark Jones and I help pastors reach the lost, build disciples, and develop church leaders. Thanks for listening to Coaching Christian Leaders. If you want to know more about how I can help, then please visit www.CoachingChristianLeaders.com
    In today’s episode, we are going to focus on the most important leader you must train. You must train this leader before all others. And a failure to do so will cause problems.
    Who is that one leader you must give the priority to? It is yourself.
    Over the past four leadership development episodes you have:
    identified a leadership position to develop. You have written a short job description. I have asked you some questions with the hope of creating in you a sense of urgency. And we have brought the Lord into our planning. And today?
    Today we are going to focus on ourselves. We are going to work on our own leadership skills.
    Let me take a couple of minutes and tell you a bit about myself. My story will help you understand the value of personal leadership development.
    For me, becoming a pastor is a second career. Before I was a pastor I was career military. I retired from the Air Force in 1995 and shortly after that went into full-time ministry.
    The work I did in the Air Force – I was a Russian Linguist – had nothing to do with pastoring a church. So about one year before retirement I began to work on a Master of Divinity. Then about one year after retiring I went into ministry.
    I tell you this because early in my ministry career I realized something.
    Seminary did not prepare me to lead a church.
    In general, Bible colleges and Seminaries do not train pastors to lead churches.
    In seminary, I had only one class on pastoral leadership. All the other classes were on theology, Bible book studies, and language (Greek, and Hebrew). Those things are essential but they do not prepare you to lead a church.
    Where did I learn how to lead? The leadership skills I possessed, in the beginning, came from my years in the Air Force. The rest I learned on the job and from speaking to other pastors.
    And now I want to share with you what I have learned.
    Over the next few episodes, we will work on personal leadership skills.
    You need to learn to read with intention. You need to work with a coach or a mentor who will challenge you. You need to surround yourself with a small group of peers and meet with them regularly. Today we will focus on reading with intention.
    One of the best ways to learn to lead is to read with intent.
    If the internet is telling the truth, then CEOs read approximately 60 books a year. That’s five books per month.  You are the CEO of your church.
    I know you already read to preach. Books that help you with message prep probably equal 2-3 books per month. So why not use the other 2-3 slots and read for leadership development?
    About a year ago I came across an article by James Clear titled 7 Ways to Retain More of Every Book You Read. James Clear is the author of the book Atomic Habits. I’ll put a link to this article in the show notes.
    But for the next few minutes, I will give you Mr. Clear’s seven points and put my spin on them.
    Quit More Books You do not have to read a book cover to cover. If it is not bearing fruit stop reading it. Not every book is worth the investment of time. And often you can get what you need early and then move on.
    Let me add this. If you want the

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    Values-Driven Leadership

    Values-Driven Leadership

    Bobby Albert is the President of Values-Driven Leadership. He is the author of The Freedom Paradox, Principled Profits, and True North Business.
    Today we spoke with Bobby shared his insights on leadership and the state of our country.
    He Shared How he came to know Christ as your savior.
    Why he wrote The Freedom Paradox.
    What is meant by “Freedom Paradox.
    How Freedom + Responsibility = Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. 
    What’s the value of going all the way back to the birth of our nation?
    Four cultural changes
    People are acting on emotions rather than principles People are exhibiting scarcity mindsets instead of abundant mindsets. People are focused on symptoms instead of the root problem. People no longer understand how you communicate is as important as what you communicate. What is the hope for American?
    His Books The Freedom Paradox
    Principled Profits
    True North Business
    His Website and Email BobbyAlbert.com
    Bobby@BobbyAlbert.com
    Visit TFP-Book.com for a free gift.
    Closing Thoughts Thanks for listening to Coaching Christian Leaders. Please subscribe to the podcast. You can find us at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Deezer, Gaana, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and most any podcast app.
     

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    Where's God in Your Plans?

    Where's God in Your Plans?

    Pastors, God has commissioned you to make disciples.
    God has gifted you to equip your church members for ministry.
    And God has committed you to train up not one generation of leaders but to oversee the training of two additional generations of leaders.
    But are you? Are you doing these things?
    I know I have struggled to develop leaders. Why? One reason is that I got busy doing church. Each week was filled with sermon prep and then preaching; administration, phone calls, visits.
    Nothing wrong with that. But weeks would go by, then months. And before you know it a year has passed and I still have not developed a leader.
    But that’s changing. And I want to share with you how it is changing and what you can do to develop the next generation of leaders at your church.
    This is Mark Jones and you are listening to Coaching Christian Leaders.
    Today we are going to answer an all-important question. And we must know the answer to move forward in our leadership development.
    Here’s the question – How do you know if God is in favor of your plans?
    Does God support what you are planning?
    Let me share with you something that I do. And always when I do it I regret it.
    I get a great idea.
    I develop a plan.
    I identify the resources.
    I contact the people.
    And I forge ahead.
    But I forget to do one thing. And because I forget this, often my plans fall flat.
    What do I forget to do? I forget to include the Lord. I forget to seek His help and I forget to commit this plan or this idea to God. And you know what happens? Eventually, nothing, because God has not established these plans.
    If you have listened to the first 3 episodes on Leadership Development maybe you have noticed that I have yet to identify a person to train. I have not covered how to select a candidate. That’s on purpose. We are going to lay this whole thing out before we go and identify and recruit trainees.
    You see I am taking the Field of Dreams approach.
    Maybe you saw the Kevin Costner film where Kevin Costner’s character, a farmer, hears a voice in the cornfields “Build it and they will come.”
    And so he does just that. He builds a baseball field.
    That’s what I am proposing. We are going to build a leadership development program before we even pick out a candidate to go through the program. We are going to create each step and then we are going to ask God to give us the leaders to train.
    But what if we do all this planning and fail to include God in the effort? It’s possible that when the system is finished there will not be a candidate because we did not include God in the planning.
    So let’s bring God in now before we get too far down the road.
    Open your Bibles to Proverbs 16 and let’s consider the first three verses.
    I’ll read from the King James Version initially.
    The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits. 3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
    Of the three verses, verse one is the most difficult one for me to understand.
    The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.
    So I read through some commentaries, especially those that are language heavy, but they confused me even more.
    I also considered other translations. Here’s the ESV.
    The plans of the heart belong to man,
        but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
    Or how about the NIV?
    To humans belong the plans of the heart,
        but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
    On and on I studied and finally I selected Pastor John MacArthur Jr.’s understanding of the verse. Here is his note from his Study Bible,
    “Human responsibility is always subject to God’s absolute sovereignty.”
    Dr. MacArthur’s note seems to square with the majority of others and the other two verses, 2-3, support the idea.
    “Human responsibility is always

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This is a great podcast with insightful interviews. Mark comes well prepared, and draws out his interesting guests with questions that prompt them to share from their pastoral experience. This is a real encouragement for pastors and seminarians alike.

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