32 episodes

Real Conversations about Ministry and Life.

Hosted by pastor and author Dr. Thien Doan.

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Real Conversations about Ministry and Life.

Hosted by pastor and author Dr. Thien Doan.

    Rethinking the Church (after COVID)

    Rethinking the Church (after COVID)

    Episode 11 - Rethinking the Church (After COVID)

    In this episode, Thien has a conversation with Pastor Samuel Kim about "rethinking the Church after COVID."

    Thien and Sam discuss the following topics:

    the latest Barna statistics on church attendance among practicing Christians

    the need to "rethink" how we do church

    what to hold onto in the church

    and the areas we need to rethink

    Things we need to "rethink":

    Physical Space: How we use our church buildings

    Church Community: Who and how we connect with in relationship

    Technology: How do we use tools like Zoom and streaming

    Social Justice & Community Engagement: How do we love our neighbors

    The Worship Service: What is worship? In-person, online, hybrid?

    The Role of the Pastor: Who and how to lead and pastor

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Role of the Senior Pastor is Broken

    The Role of the Senior Pastor is Broken

    Episode 10 - The Role of the Senior Pastor is Broken.

    This podcast is a little bit of a rant. I love pastors and my heart breaks for my fellow pastors who are struggling.

    If you're a pastor who is struggling and discouraged, maybe it's not your fault.

    Maybe the whole model of the modern-day Senior Pastor is unhealthy and broken. In this podcast, I give my thoughts on why the Senior Pastor model is unbiblical, unhealthy, and ineffective.

    • 40 min
    The Power of Responsibility

    The Power of Responsibility

    The Power of Responsibility

    The Church is very messy right now. How are we going to make things better?

    It’s not enough to be dissatisfied with the current state of the Church. Someone has to take personal responsibility or nothing is going to change.

    In this solo episode, Thien shares four vital areas where we have to take personal responsibility for.

    FOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    I will take personal responsibility for…

    1) Training myself in godliness.

    2) Caring for my brothers and sisters.

    3) Finding my unique assignment from God.

    4) Learning how to make disciples.

    • 33 min
    Are you DISSATISFIED with the Church?

    Are you DISSATISFIED with the Church?

    In this podcast episode I answer the question: “Should a faithful Christian be dissatisfied with the Church?”

    Here’s a few things that I cover in this episode:

    why the real problem is that we are not dissatisfied enough

    the difference between “productive dissatisfaction” and “destructive dissatisfaction”

    the three ways to ensure that your dissatisfaction is productive

    This may be a controversial topic for some. I would love to hear your thoughts. Reach out to me if you have any questions.

    • 45 min
    Dr. Chuck DeGroat on Narcissism in the Church

    Dr. Chuck DeGroat on Narcissism in the Church

    This is an interview with Dr. Chuck DeGroat about his newest book, "When Narcissism Comes to Church."

    We talk about the signs of narcissism, how it hurts the church, and the process of healing.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dr. Buddy Mendez on Ministry Burnout & Managing Stress

    Dr. Buddy Mendez on Ministry Burnout & Managing Stress

    Podcast Episode 06

    • 1 hr 4 min

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