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EELeaders is a ministry to ENCOURAGE & EQUIP Church leaders. The EEleaders website serves primarily as an online resource providing audio and video interviews and ministry advice from various pastors and Christian leaders throughout the world. EEleaders also features a Blog providing weekly posts on scripture, leadership, and recommended books and resources. We pray that these resources are a blessing to you.

Leadership Lessons Podcast EELeaders

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EELeaders is a ministry to ENCOURAGE & EQUIP Church leaders. The EEleaders website serves primarily as an online resource providing audio and video interviews and ministry advice from various pastors and Christian leaders throughout the world. EEleaders also features a Blog providing weekly posts on scripture, leadership, and recommended books and resources. We pray that these resources are a blessing to you.

    S3.E12 - Longevity in Ministry

    S3.E12 - Longevity in Ministry

    Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 3 Episode 12 - Longevity in Ministry

    Pastor Daniel talks with Daryl Nelson, Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth, FL about longevity in ministry. Daryl started and has pastored this church for 25 years. In what ways have you been discouraged? What are some things you can do to keep your passion and love for God and people alive? Daryl shares how he was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in ministry? No one is perfect. What are some mistakes you’ve made and grown from in ministry? How important is it to have fellowship/support from other pastors and leaders? Practical wisdom from a humble servant of the Lord. 

    QUOTES:

    “Because you are a shepherd of the sheep, you love the sheep. They are sheep. Some of them bite.” -Daryl Nelson

    “A delay is not a denial. Keep your eyes on the Lord.” -Daryl Nelson

    “May my highest height always be at the feet of Jesus.” -Daryl Nelson

    “Stay on your knees. Remember that you are a sheep.” -Daryl Nelson

    “You are a Christian, a follower of Jesus first. Be close to the presence of God.” - Daniel Williams

    “True ministry comes from the overflow, as you are filled with the Spirit. What flows out of you ministers to the people.” -Daryl Nelson

    3 MINUTE MESSAGE

    THE LORD IS YOUR LIGHT by Ben Courson | Proverbs 4:18

    “But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.”

    LINKS:

    Contact Daniel: daniel@eeleaders.com

    Leadership Lessons/One Piece of Advice/Blog/Recommended Books: eeleaders.com

    S3.E11 - Sending and Being Sent

    S3.E11 - Sending and Being Sent

    Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 3 Episode 11 - Sending and Being Sent

    Pastor Pilgrim Benham, Shoreline Church, Bradenton, FL, shares about what it means to send and be sent by God. The Apostle Paul describes his own commissioning in Galatians 1:11-12,  For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. But even though Paul had an unusual calling directly from Jesus Himself, he is still led to spend significant time in preparation before he was sent (Galatians 1 & 2). Pastor Pilgrim uses the examples of Paul, Moses, David, Peter and even Jesus to discuss this “formative time”of preparation and equipping. If you’re a leader who wants to send others, make sure you are investing in training and equipping those who are being sent. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. (3 John 7-8) ‘We should be willing to go and be willing to send. Until the Lord comes.”

    QUOTES:

    “We should expect great things from God. We should attempt great things for God.” - William Carey, 1792

    “There should be some of us who are willing to go down into the darkest places to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, yet the only way that we can possibly do that is for someone to ‘hold the ropes.’” -Pilgrim Benham

    “Though Paul was greatly used by the Lord, he actually had to first be sent by the Lord.” -Pilgrim Benham

    “We have to grow in the grace of God. We have to be rightly prepared before we’re used of God greatly.” -Pilgrim Benham

    “We have to be dedicated to the hard, long-term task of sending people.” -Pilgrim Benham

    “Let’s make sure we’re sending people well.” -Pilgrim Benham

    3 MINUTE MESSAGE:

    BE GENEROUS by Chuck Lind | Proverbs 3:9-10

    “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”

    LINKS:

    Contact Daniel: daniel@eeleaders.com

    Leadership Lessons/One Piece of Advice/Blog/Recommended Books: eeleaders.com

    S3.E10 - Organization and Structure

    S3.E10 - Organization and Structure

    Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 3 Episode 10 - Organization and Structure

    Pastor David Guzik, Santa Barbara, CA talks about the leadership/ministry principles of structure and organization. God’s very character is one that is ordered and structured, even though it may not seem so from our limited human perspective at times. God has passed this character trait to us, who are created in His image. It is a principle spoken of in scripture: But all things should be done decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40) God values this idea. “It isn’t so much that order and organization are requirements for progress in the Christian life. They are progress in the Christian life.” This is not talking about making an idol out of order and structure, but the simple idea that we become more like God as we become more organized and more ordered in what we do. Paul writes to Timothy in Ttius 1:5: This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order. “Order and structure were an important answer for Moses when he was overwhelmed by his leadership responsibilities.” This is an impassioned discussion from one of the most eloquent Bible teachers today. You can read David Guzik’s full Bible commentary online at www.enduringword.com or download the app. 

    QUOTES:

    “We understand that God is a Being of order and structure. There is nothing chaotic about God.”

    “I want to challenge you with the idea that there is a limit to what we can be and there is a limit to what we can do for the Lord without order and organization.”

    “Sometimes we just accept an unacceptable level of disorganization or chaos in our life.”

    “You can’t organize things well until you know what you have. Do you know the resources God has given you?”

    ‘No inventory is truly complete. And God always works mightily through things that can’t be counted.”

    “We don’t make an idol out of our organizing.”

    “All order in Israel began by being centered around God Himself. That’s where order and organization begins.”

    3 MINUTE MESSAGE:

    FAMILY VALUES by Laura Williams | Proverbs 15:16

    "Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it." Proverbs 15:16-17

    LINKS:

    David Guzik’s Website: https://enduringword.com

    Contact Daniel: daniel@eeleaders.com

    Leadership Lessons/One Piece of Advice/Blog/Recommended Books: eeleaders.com

    S3.E9 - Micro Church

    S3.E9 - Micro Church

    Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 3 Episode 9 - Micro Church

    Pastor Daniel talks with Peyton Jones, an experienced pastor and church planter in the U.S. and Europe over the past two decades. He is currently in the process of planting a network of churches in the North County San Diego area. Today’s topic is the micro church—what is it and what is all the talk about? This concept has been popularized recently by Francis Chan in his book Letters to the Church. Peyton describes a micro church as more of an outreach gathering. You go to the lost; you don’t wait for them to come to you. This concept is based on minimal ecclesiology, which is not having to have all of the trappings of a large church in order to do ministry. This is pictured in Acts 2:42. Everyday believers are released to use their gifts and calling to reach the lost wherever they are. Peyton has written several books: Church Zero; Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art; and The Ninja Church Planter. Find him online at peytonjones.ninja

    QUOTES:

    “Everybody is still just trying to reach lost people.”

    “When you read the book of Acts, very little of it happens inside a building. The key is getting out there.”

    “Micro church is almost like a missional outpost. It’s not a gathering in your home for a backyard barbecue. It’s going to them, to the lost, where they’re at.”

    “Micro is a way of saying you’d focused on the people in front of you at all times.”

    “We’re empowering everyday believers in their gifts.”

    “We need to always ask, not is it a new thing, but is it a New Testament thing? And if it is, let’s get back to it.”

    3 MINUTE MESSAGE:

    THE FEAR OF THE LORD by Jim Gallagher | Proverbs 8:13

    "The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate." Proverbs 8:13

    LINKS:

    Peyton Jones: https://peytonjones.ninja

    Contact Daniel: daniel@eeleaders.com

    Leadership Lessons/One Piece of Advice/Blog/Recommended Books: eeleaders.com

    S3.E8 - Don't Miss Out

    S3.E8 - Don't Miss Out

    Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 3 Episode 8 - Don’t Miss Out

    Pastor Daniel talks about not missing out on what God has for you in your life and ministry. Based on 1 Samuel 1-4, Daniel recounts the failures of Eli the priest and how the Lord instructs us through failure. Eli had a clear calling by God. He was around the things of God, but he wasn’t worshipping God. He missed out on seeing God work in Hannah’s life when she prayed in the temple for a son. God wants us to focus on Him, on the Giver over the gift. We can get so busy in ministry that we neglect our relationship with the Lord. Eli was fulfilling basic duties, but we are told in 1 Samuel 3:1, 3: And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision…The lamp of God had not yet gone out. Eli was not hearing from God. We are exhorted to abide in Him. Unless we abide in Jesus, we cannot produce fruit. (John 15:4,5) Finally, don’t miss out by compromising your character. Eli made this mistake as well. He did not rebuke his sons and honored man over God (1 Samuel 2:25-30). When we sin and compromise our integrity and character, it produces death. It’s knowing what’s right and not doing it. God gives us these warnings because He doesn’t want us to lose out. Acknowledge His grace and focus your life on Jesus.



    QUOTES:

    “We need to learn from our mistakes. We need to have humility.”

    “As John Maxwell always says, ‘We need to fall forward,’ walking in humility, because God pours out His grace on those that are humble.”

    “When we come together and lead His church, this is the grace of God.”

    “God is always working, but we have to be looking for it.”

    “The task of every generation is to discover in which direction the Sovereign Redeemer is moving and then move in that direction.” - Jonathan Edwards

    “Busy-ness doesn’t equal effectiveness.”

    “Just because you’re doing good things doesn’t mean you’re doing God things.”

    “The most effective way to make Christian leaders is to be one ourselves.”

    “God takes sin seriously in our lives as church leaders.” 

    “We will not miss out if we are able to abide in Jesus.”

    3 MINUTE MESSAGE:

    LISTENING by Joe Williams | Proverbs 19:20

    "Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future." Proverbs 19:20

    LINKS:

    Contact Daniel: daniel@eeleaders.com

    Leadership Lessons/One Piece of Advice/Blog/Recommended Books: eeleaders.com

    S3.E7 - The Will of God

    S3.E7 - The Will of God

    Leadership Lesson Podcast: Season 3 Episode 7 - The Will of God

    Pastor Daniel talks with his dad, Pastor Joe Williams, Tacoma, Washington about how to make decisions according to God’s will. What is the process for making these type of leadership decisions? First, seek the Lord yourself. God knows your heart and he knows you are trying to do your best. You will make mistakes. Joe talks about some of the ministry mistakes he has made and how God was faithful. Asking God for His will, for peace in making the decision and asking God to close doors where we shouldn’t go. God’s will is revealed one step at a time, by faith. How is patience involved in waiting for God’s will in decision making? God is not on our time schedule. While you are waiting, you are still serving God and carrying out ministry. But you are listening. The Holy Spirit will direct you. How are others in your spiritual community involved in making decisions? Sometimes people can shed light from an angle you have not considered. Seek counsel and ask questions. Always return to seeking God yourself and listening to Him. He is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.” (Ephesians 3:20)

    QUOTES:

    “No one wants to make a wrong decision. But even when we make a mistake, God’s grace will cover it.”

    “I’ve seen God fix mistakes I’ve made over the years. Even in my weakness, He is strong.”

    “if I have to make a decision by a certain deadline, I pray about it and when the time comes, I make the best decision I can.”

    “You’re going to have to step out to find out.”

    “God wants you constantly moving forward, a little bit at a time.”

    “Once God speaks to your heart, move out. Because now God is waiting on your.”

    “Let’s not get so busy serving God, that we don’t have time for God.”

    “All God wants is a vessel He can work through. That’s what we are, a vessel.”

    “There is always going to be something there that we are going to have to trust Him for. If we rely upon Him, that is what He wants.”

    3 MINUTE MESSAGE:

    GOD IS A REFINER by Irene Williams | Proverbs 17:3

    "The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts." Proverbs 17:3

    LINKS:

    Contact Daniel: daniel@eeleaders.com

    Leadership Lessons/One Piece of Advice/Blog/Recommended Books: eeleaders.com

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Jolene Be ,

What an amazing resource!

Pastor Daniel has delivered such a great tool for leaders like me. I am always looking to hear how others are doing things to the glory of Jesus without having to "reinvent the wheel"! Looking forward to gleaning from all the lessons! Thank you Daniel!

Pilgrim Benham ,

Best. Podcast. Ever.

Daniel Williams is the GOAT. He is the O.G.
Not only is he incredibly good-looking, he is also a great dresser. Beard is always on-point. He did not ask me to write this.

sloanPA ,

Awesome podcast

What an encouraging podcast led by Bible-believing, Jesus-loving, passionate people who are on fire to do God’s work and spread God’s love here on Earth.

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