10 episodes

Intentional Churches is passionate about helping churches get back to the basics of the Great Commission and seeing greater Kingdom impact in the community that you serve. Our heart is to help you clarify vision, improve decision-making, and stimulate growth in your church – no matter the size, denomination, or context. This podcast summarizes the key principles from our book, Intentional Churches (Thomas Nelson), in a conversational format to help you learn more about the heart, philosophy, and principles behind the biblically-based system we call ChurchOS. Visit intentionalchurches.com to learn more.

Intentional Churches Podcast Bart Rendel & Doug Parks

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Intentional Churches is passionate about helping churches get back to the basics of the Great Commission and seeing greater Kingdom impact in the community that you serve. Our heart is to help you clarify vision, improve decision-making, and stimulate growth in your church – no matter the size, denomination, or context. This podcast summarizes the key principles from our book, Intentional Churches (Thomas Nelson), in a conversational format to help you learn more about the heart, philosophy, and principles behind the biblically-based system we call ChurchOS. Visit intentionalchurches.com to learn more.

    More Is Possible for Your Church

    More Is Possible for Your Church

    2020 was a disruptive year, and it is not easy to pastor and lead in a post-COVID reality. But there is hope, and it’s not found in the next “silver bullet” strategy – it’s found in going back to the fundamentals that we find in Scripture. In this episode, you’ll get to know Intentional Churches co-founders, Doug Parks and Bart Rendel, hear their heart for the Church, and get a high-level introduction to ChurchOS.
    NEXT STEPS
    Check out our book, Intentional Churches, wherever you buy your books Visit intentionalchurches.com to get free resources and learn more about how we can partner with your church Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly resource newsletter at intentionalchurches.com/blog Learn more about the Activate Experience at churchosonline.com

    • 26 min
    What Is ChurchOS?

    What Is ChurchOS?

    Every pastor wants to see fruit being produced in their church, but oftentimes we implement strategies without connecting them to a deeper system and it produces inconsistent or unsuccessful results. In many cases, it’s not that the ideas or strategies are off, but that our thinking and how we implement these strategies needs an adjustment. Doug and Bart share more about the power of “operating system” thinking and how the right mindset is key to effectively accomplishing the vision that God has put in your heart. They also discuss the 21 benchmarks that describe what it looks like when a church is effectively operating with ChurchOS.
    NEXT STEPS
    Check out our book, Intentional Churches, wherever you buy your books Visit intentionalchurches.com to get free resources and learn more about how we can partner with your church Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly resource newsletter at intentionalchurches.com/blog Learn more about the Activate Experience at churchosonline.com

    • 28 min
    Getting Back to the Basics

    Getting Back to the Basics

    The core piece of ChurchOS is called The Great Commission Engine, derived from 3 key Scriptures from the New Testament. Doug and Bart unpack the GCE and share how it all centers around a passion for reaching “the ONE”, as Jesus talked about in the parables found in Luke 15. The GCE is truly about “getting back to the basics” and is relevant and applicable to ANY church, no matter the size, denomination, or context.
    NEXT STEPS
    Check out our book, Intentional Churches, wherever you buy your books Visit intentionalchurches.com to get free resources and learn more about how we can partner with your church Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly resource newsletter at intentionalchurches.com/blog Learn more about the Activate Experience at churchosonline.com

    • 22 min
    The Danger of Poor Evaluation (5 Ways NOT to Evaluate)

    The Danger of Poor Evaluation (5 Ways NOT to Evaluate)

    Evaluation is crucial if we’re going to improve and have success in our ministry. But all too often, our evaluation flows from subjectivity and personal experience, not an objective standard that is rooted in “true North” to help us accomplish the vision that God has put in our hearts. Doug and Bart share the 5 ways NOT to evaluate as well as why objective evaluation must be a part of our leadership disciplines.
    NEXT STEPS
    Check out our book, Intentional Churches, wherever you buy your books Visit intentionalchurches.com to get free resources and learn more about how we can partner with your church Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly resource newsletter at intentionalchurches.com/blog Learn more about the Activate Experience at churchosonline.com

    • 22 min
    Are You Allocating Your Resources Appropriately?

    Are You Allocating Your Resources Appropriately?

    Every pastor and church leader loves seeing fruitful ministry happen, but there is no innocent yes – saying “Yes” to one ministry means saying “No” to something else. As ministry leaders, we have to be wise with how we invest our resources in order to see the greatest Kingdom impact. Bart and Doug talk about how ministry is a zero-sum proposition and how ChurchOS can help you to allocate your resources with greater focus and intentionality.
    NEXT STEPS
    Check out our book, Intentional Churches, wherever you buy your books Visit intentionalchurches.com to get free resources and learn more about how we can partner with your church Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly resource newsletter at intentionalchurches.com/blog Learn more about the Activate Experience at churchosonline.com

    • 27 min
    Focusing on “the ONE”

    Focusing on “the ONE”

    Everything in ChurchOS revolves around reaching “the ONE”, as Jesus described in the 3 parables in Luke chapter 15. Every church is called to reach the lost and we are deeply passionate about seeing churches get laser-focused on finding the lost and bringing them into the Kingdom! Doug and Bart share how ChurchOS helps churches to not just have a passion to reach “the ONE”, but to be a church BUILT for “the ONE”.
    NEXT STEPS
    Check out our book, Intentional Churches, wherever you buy your books Visit intentionalchurches.com to get free resources and learn more about how we can partner with your church Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly resource newsletter at intentionalchurches.com/blog Learn more about the Activate Experience at churchosonline.com

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

themarkbrewer ,

No More Haphazard Evaluations

Stupid evaluation standards “helped” us burn through tens of thousands of dollars over the years!

It used to be all about personal preference, anecdotes, “but it’s way better than before” type evaluation standards.

Then we learned about DOUBLE KINGDOM IMPACT, MORE AND BETTER DISCIPLES, and REACHING OUR ONE.

ChurchOS has transformed the way we evaluate, the way we score, the way we lead, the way we operate, the way we reach our community.

The only thing they’ve done wrong is not getting this stuff to me 20 years ago!

Abram Haley ,

Listening at 2x

During the sneak peak episode of “winning the war in your mind,” Pastor Craig spoke at 4x speed when he jokingly tried to speak quick. It made me do a double take and think that this podcast was so powerful that he had influenced this app to now offer 4x speed.

Anywho, this podcast is incredible and has given me a greater focus for what I do. I can’t believe this is free!!!

It’s the wisdom from this podcast for me.

BigAMc ,

Timeless & Timely

I consumed every episode in a matter of days. The content is easily accessible and provides a great overview of ChurchOS for those new to IC while also serving as a great supplement for those already familiar with the principles of the system. There’s no silver bullet thinking here, just timeless truths for church leadership in a timely medium for the modern ear. Listen up!

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