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Welcome to Modern Church Leader, a show for church leaders to learn business strategies, leadership skills, church tech tips, and generosity. Tune in for powerful interviews to help you grow your church to be more effective, efficient, and powerful for the kingdom of God. For more information, visit https://modernchurchleader.com

    The Role of a Pastor As a Shepherd with Tom Nelson

    The Role of a Pastor As a Shepherd with Tom Nelson

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    Pastors have many important responsibilities in their role as spiritual leaders.
    One of the most important but often overlooked is that of a shepherd. This is an ancient metaphor that is still true and powerful today. 
    Shepherding is more than just preaching and leading church services. It's also about caring for the spiritual and emotional needs of the congregation. 
    For pastors to effectively lead their congregations, they must first learn what it means to be led by the Good Shepherd. Jesus speaks about Himself as the Good Shepherd and how His sheep follow Him because they know His voice. 
    It's a beautiful analogy of how we are to be led by Jesus--with trust and faith that He knows what is best for us. So likewise, pastors must first learn what it means to be led by the Good Shepherd before they can shepherd God's people well. 
    In this podcast episode, we’ll explore the shepherd’s role as a pastor with our guest Tom Nelson, the Senior Founding Pastor of Christ Community Church. With his insights and expertise, you'll have a roadmap to follow on your journey to pastoral leadership.
    “The most important part of any servant leader's life is to be led well, by Jesus. We need to have a deep passion and priority to seek intimacy with Jesus and be His apprentice. That's the foundation of everything.”
    -Tom Nelson
    Listen in and discover what it means to be a good shepherd and how you can be more effective at leading your congregation to Jesus.
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    Why leaders are called to be shepherdsHow to start and grow a churchWays that help pastor flourishWhy servant leadership mattersSome insights from his book The Flourishing Pastor: Recovering the Lost Art of Shepherd LeadershipResources Mentioned:
    Read his book: The Flourishing Pastor: Recovering the Lost Art of Shepherd Leadership
    Learn more about Made to Flourish: madetoflourish.org
    Know more about  Christ Community Church: cckc.church
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    What It Means to Be a Christian Leader with Richard Stearns
    How to Leverage Small Groups for Maximum Impact with Jason Sniff
    Small Church, Big Impact with Karl Vaters
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    With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church.
    Learn more at https://tithely.com

    • 34 min
    Not In It To Win It with Andy Stanley

    Not In It To Win It with Andy Stanley

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    The world is full of political disagreements, and those disagreements will inevitably find their way into the church. 
    But here's the thing—politics by itself doesn't cause division. Instead, it’s our reaction to differences in political opinions that can cause division.
    We need to remember that politics is not our identity. We are not Americans or Republicans or Democrats or liberals or conservatives—we are Christians. We should never let our political views define us or make us feel like less of a person because we have different beliefs than someone else does.
    To get a more in-depth perspective, we’re honored and thrilled to have Pastor Andy Stanley, founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries, share some great insights on this subject. In this episode, we'll learn from him what it means to be a Christian in today's political climate and how we can best approach the topic in our churches and communities. 
    We'll also hear from Pastor Andy about his recently released book, Not in It to Win It, which will give us a deeper understanding of politics through the lens of faith.
     “If we can't be mature enough to have relationships with people who don't see the world the same way we do, we're never going to learn anything. I've learned how to get along and navigate relationships with all those people because I have an agenda. And that is, to win some”
    -Andy Stanley
    If you want to learn how leaders approach this complex issue in a manner that builds healthy relationships, creates godly communities, and strengthens the Kingdom of God, then tune in!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How to approach politics without dividing the churchHow pastors can handle political diversity How to deal with people leaving your church over politicsHow leaders can navigate politicized conversationsWhat happens when a pastor gets politicalWays to influence your child toward ChristWhat It means to follow Jesus Resources Mentioned:
    Read his latest book: Not in It to Win It
    Know more about Northpoint Community Church: northpoint.org
    Follow Andy on Instagram: @andy_stanley
    Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyStanley
    Like Andy on Facebook: Andy Stanley
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    What It Means to Be a Christian Leader with Richard Stearns
    How to Promote Unity in the Church with Rob Lane
    Create a Culture of Belonging with Willie Dwayne Francois III
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    Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.
    With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church.
    Learn more at https://tithely.com

    • 37 min
    What It Means to Be a Christian Leader with Richard Stearns

    What It Means to Be a Christian Leader with Richard Stearns

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    The role of a Christian leader is both challenging and rewarding. Those in leadership positions are tasked with guiding others spiritually while upholding biblical principles. In order to be effective leaders, Christians must develop a servant’s heart and be willing to put the needs of others before their own.
    If you are a leader, you need to remember that people are influenced by your example, actions, and faith. Your impact grows stronger because of your commitment to God and your love for others. It requires daily surrender and sacrifice, but it’s worth it. The power of your words and actions will touch others and create a ripple effect that will ultimately last for generations.
    In this episode, we are so blessed to be joined by the CEO of World VISION, Richard Stearns. Richard believes Christian leaders are called to be different because their leadership serves as a testament to the reality of the gospel message.
    “You may be a pastor and think you've already surrendered. But surrender is a daily thing. You've got to surrender your church growth, you've got to surrender your church giving, you've got to surrender your sermons, and just say, ‘Lord, not my will, but Thy will. Help me to stay faithful and be the kind of leader you want me to be.’”
    -Richard Stearns
    We hope that this episode has provided you with some new insights into becoming a more effective leader. Now is the time to be the change we wish to see in the world!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How to place Christ at the center of Christian leadership valuesThe challenge of surrendering your will to GodThe importance of humility in leadershipStrategies for navigating secular or sacred spaces as a leaderThe World Vision Organization's efforts in helping communities lift themselves out of povertySome insights from his book “Lead Like It Matters to God”--If you’d like a copy of this book along with its study guide, listen to this podcast and use the promo code "MCL22" to get a discount of 30% with free shipping through ivpress.com. Promo runs from June 7 to June 21, 2022And so much more…Resources Mentioned:
    Know more about World Vision: worldvision.org
    Richard’s Bio:: Richard Stearns
    Follow Richard on Twitter: @RichStearns.
    Book Info: Lead Like It Matters to God
    Press Kit: Press-Kits
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    How to Nurture Female Leaders in Your Church with Kadi Cole
    The Role of a Pastor As a Shepherd with Tom Nelson
    Small Church, Big Impact with Karl Vaters
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    Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.
    With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church.
    Learn more at https://tithely.com

    • 40 min
    The Role Marketing Plays in Church Growth with Kelvin Co

    The Role Marketing Plays in Church Growth with Kelvin Co

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    Church marketing can be a tricky thing. It's easy to cross the line from effective promotion to cheesy pandering. But when done well, church marketing can play a powerful role in attracting new worshippers and growing the congregation. 
    There are many different aspects of church marketing, from advertising and public relations to social media and website design. Whatever tactics are employed, what matters most is that the church's promotional efforts are genuine and impactful.
    The challenge for church leaders is to find the correct balance between using church marketing to create this meaningful relationship and the appropriate cost and time commitment required to achieve this. 
    In this episode, we sit down with the Director of Communication and Strategy of Ready Set Grow, Pastor Kelvin Co. He will discuss how relationship building is a key component in church marketing and how it relates to any church's overall mission and purpose.
    “All of these communication, technology, production tools are all simply vehicles to accomplish one thing only. Pastors are called to shepherd a community. A pastor is called to a community, and all of these tools are simply to facilitate that shepherding relationship.”
    -Kelvin Co
    Hopefully, you will walk away with some ideas for your church and a fresh perspective on church marketing. 
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    Church marketing strategies to help grow your churchHow your church can benefit from digital marketing How relationship strengthens church marketingHow to keep millennials engaged in churchEssential church media trendsAnd so much more…Resources Mentioned:
    Know more about the Ready Set Grow  Inner Circle program: The Ready Set Grow Inner Circle
    Try out the RSG University 30-day free trial: RSG University

    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    How the Right Marketing Can Enhance Discipleship
    How to Market Your Small Church: A 9-Part System for Every Pastor
    The Future of Church Growth is Changing Fast—If You Blink, You'll Go Extinct
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    Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.
    With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church.
    Learn more at https://tithely.com

    • 49 min
    Evangelism in a Post-Christian World with Shaila Visser

    Evangelism in a Post-Christian World with Shaila Visser

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    The rise of secularism has created a unique challenge for Christians.
    How do we share the gospel in a way that is both authentic and understandable in a post-Christian world?
    Evangelism in a post-Christian world requires a different approach, one that takes into account the changing spiritual landscape. 
    It doesn't mean compromising or watering down the gospel. Instead, it means that we need to find creative ways to communicate its timeless truths so that people can understand and accept the gospel more fully. 
    In this episode, we're thrilled to be joined by the National Director of Alpha Canada, Shaila Visser. Shaila has been instrumental in helping churches see the need to take a fresh approach to evangelism and has also helped churches understand their community better.
    “Post-Christian culture needs to have an encounter with God. It's not just us doing the speaking, listening, the film series, teaching. It is about leaving room for encounter because that's how the vast majority of people come to faith.”
    -Shaila Visser
    We hope that this episode has given you some ideas on how you can share the gospel in a way that is relevant to your community today and ignite a desire in others to know Jesus as their Savior.
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How evangelism has changed in CanadaHow to share our faith in today's cultureThe role of the Holy Spirit in evangelismHow to raise young leadersInnovative ideas for sharing the gospelAlpha courses and resourcesAnd so much more…=======

    Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.

    With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church.

    Learn more at https://tithely.com

    • 32 min
    Small Church, Big Impact with Karl Vaters

    Small Church, Big Impact with Karl Vaters

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    The phrase “bigger is better” does not always apply, especially when it comes to the church. Just because a congregation is small does not mean it cannot make a big impact. 


    In fact, many times, the small churches have the biggest impact due to their close-knit community and focus on relationships. Often, these churches are the ones that survive the test of time. This is because they are the ones that are rooted in the community and are not afraid to get involved.


    Being small is not a problem. The problem is how you can use your size to be as impactful as possible. How do you create an influence that is greater than your size?


    In this episode, we'll give you a peek into the life of a healthy small church in Orange County, California. They are not your typical small church, but they do things uniquely and wonderfully. Their pastor, Karl Vaters, will give us insight into how they are able to make a big impact in the lives of their people and the community. 


    “My question is if your church disappeared tomorrow, would a segment of your community miss you? There ought to be somebody you're impacting to the degree that they'd miss you if you disappeared. My first piece of advice on that to small church pastors is we have to impact our community.”
    -Karl Vaters


    If you're looking for a glimpse into a healthy, thriving church, then this is the episode for you!


    By the end of this episode, you will learn:


    Some ways your church can get involved in your communityHow small churches can quickly adopt online servicesHow to foster a sense of community during disruptionTips for leaders of small churchesHow to leverage the strengths of small churches=======

    Tithely provides the tools you need to engage with your church online, stay connected, increase generosity, and simplify the lives of your staff.

    With tools like text and email messaging, custom church apps and websites, church management software, digital giving, and so much more… it’s no wonder over 37,000 churches in 50 countries trust Tithely to help run their church.

    Learn more at https://tithely.com

    • 42 min

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