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Hear pastors like Andy Stanley spill the beans on what's working in their churches. 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

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 87 Ratings

Hear pastors like Andy Stanley spill the beans on what's working in their churches. 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

    How Thinking Smaller Can Have a Greater Impact on Your Church w/ Travis Norvell

    How Thinking Smaller Can Have a Greater Impact on Your Church w/ Travis Norvell

    In the New Testament, Paul tells us about the constant challenges of the early church. 
    At the time, many Christians were oppressed and did not know the luxury of preference like we do now. Choosing a church based on music preference or preaching style did not exist.


    Simply put, Christians of the first church went to the local gathering in their neighborhood.
    Through the years, we have watched as church culture has evolved. From the early church in church homes to mid-evil, grand cathedrals to modern-day converted warehouses to church online - the topic of “what church should be” can quickly become a touchy subject. 


    But if we look back at the first church - the original church template - its mission is simple: Preach the Gospel. Make Disciples.


    With flashy fads and trends as they are, do you find it challenging to stick to the mission of the original church as a modern church leader?


    If your answer is ‘yes,’ you have come to the right place.


    To better understand the call of the church, we sometimes have to take a step back and reevaluate. And most times, we will see that we need to think smaller to impact our community significantly.


    Rev. Travis Norvell is the Senior Pastor of Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, author of “Church on the Move,” and biking enthusiast.


    Through a church-wide challenge, he has learned the value of thinking smaller for the greater impact of the church by selling his car and bicycling to work.


    How does riding a bike impact the church?


    Rev. Norvell’s philosophy is simple - by riding a bike or taking the city bus, you are allowed to take things slower and get to know the people around you.


    By riding his bicycle every day, Rev. Norvell has gotten to know almost everyone living in a 5-mile radius of his church. He knows the local dog owners, the other cyclists in the neighborhood, and the regulars on the public transit. He has even begun providing his local radio station with a biker commute report each morning.
    By changing a simple part of his daily routine, Rev. Norvell has started having conversations with people who had never heard of his church. And with some who had never been to church at all.


    Through practical steps, Judson Memorial Baptist Church members are challenging themselves to stop thinking about trends and metrics and instead focus on loving thy neighbor.


    By the end of this you will learn:
    Practical ways to love your neighborhoodHow thinking outside of the box is exactly what your church needsWhen asking the right questions, you can unlock the heart of your communityHow the church can start to think smaller
     Resources Mentioned:
    Listen to episodes of Modern Church Leader: Modern Church Leader 
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    Follow Travis on Twitter: @pedalingpastor
    “Church on the Move” by Travis Norvell

    • 32 min
    Establishing Clarity in Your Church's Mission, Vision & Values with Chris Vacher

    Establishing Clarity in Your Church's Mission, Vision & Values with Chris Vacher

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    The church’s mission, vision, and values are the guiding principles that serve as a roadmap for the ministry’s future. 

    However, churches often find it difficult to express these three things in a clear, concise, and compelling way.

    The lack of clarity around these three aspects can lead to frustration and confusion among leaders, staff, and congregants. This can lead to poor decision-making or even disagreements over how things should be done.

    As a church leader, how can you create alignment on your church’s foundational elements?

    The answer lies in having a proper evaluation process in place.

    You need to evaluate where each aspect currently stands within your church culture and then work together to ensure that each has the necessary clarity and cohesiveness to communicate clearly and effectively across your church community.

    To better understand how to assess if your church is on the right track with this process, we've invited Chris Vacher, Church Advisor & Leadership Development Consultant, to share brilliant insights and key questions that will bring clarity on where you are going as a church and what steps you need to take next.
    “I'm a huge proponent of clarity and inspiration. For me, those are the two ingredients if you want to actually accomplish the thing that you're setting out to do.”
    -Chris Vacher 
    You must remember that your obedience to God matters most here. If you seek Him first and allow Him to guide your church in these areas, then you can make meaningful progress in growing your ministry.

    If you're looking for guidance on approaching these important topics and ensuring that everyone in your church is on board with the direction of your ministry—this episode is for you!

    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    The ways to better communicate your church's visionInsights for evaluating the church’s mission and visionThe importance of clarity in your church's visionWhy the church needs strategic vision & planningResources Mentioned:
    Know more about Chris: chrisvacher.com
    Follow Chris on Facebook: heychrisvacher
    Follow Chris on Instagram:  @heychrisvacher

    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    Planting a Church in 2022 with Sam Collier
    The Secret to Church Revitalization with Cody Evans
    Finding Leaders That Fit Your Church Culture with Tim Foot

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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

    • 32 min
    The Growing Gap: How to Speak Across Generations with Dr. Darrell Hall

    The Growing Gap: How to Speak Across Generations with Dr. Darrell Hall

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    Speaking across generations in the church is a challenge for many church leaders. 
    Different generations have different ways of communicating. In fact, it's not even just that they use different words or phrases—it's more about how they understand the world around them.
    So, how do you reach such a diverse audience? 
    How can you convey your message in a way that resonates with everyone? 
    If you want to speak across generations, you need to understand their mindset, values, and interests so that you can speak their language. 
    No matter what generation you are speaking to—Gen Z, Millennials, Gen Xers, Boomers—there are certain things you can do to better connect with them on a deeper level. 
    All you need is some insight into the mindsets of each generation, as well as some practical tips for bringing those mindsets into your ministry practices.
    With the help of our guest, Dr. Darrell Hall, we'll unpack how each generation thinks differently and how you can use that knowledge to create an environment where all generations feel welcome, included, and valued.
    Dr. Darrell has authored a book titled Speaking Across Generation. So, it's a real treat to hear some insights from his research and experience on this subject.
    "Whatever generation you're in, see yourself as a missionary to the generation you want to reach."
    -Dr.Darrell Hall
    It is important to remember that generational gaps should not prevent us from reaching out to people. After all, Jesus' message of love and acceptance transcends all generational divides.
    If you want to learn how to create a culture that engages all generations in your church, this episode will greatly benefit you.
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    What communication approach will work with each generation How to bridge the generational gap in your churchWhy understanding generational differences mattersHow each generation communicatesSome insights and research results from his book Speaking Across Generations: Messages That Satisfy Boomers, Xers, Millennials, Gen Z, and BeyondResources Mentioned:
    Read Dr. Darell’s latest book: Speaking Across Generations
    Follow Dr. Darell on Twitter: @iamdarrellhal
    Follow Dr. Darell on Instagram:  @iamdarrellhall
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    How to Attract Millennials to Church with Tony Fernandez
    Evangelism in a Post-Christian World with Shaila Visser
    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

    • 40 min
    How to Be a More Relevant Church Using Technology with Nathan Artt

    How to Be a More Relevant Church Using Technology with Nathan Artt

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    In today's world, it's not just a matter of keeping up with technology anymore—it's a matter of being relevant and connected with people in ways that matter to them. 
    All organizations—religious or secular—should consider how technology can help them connect with their communities. 
    Some companies have done a great job of integrating technology into their business. Target is one of the best examples that uses technology to improve how people interact with its brand, increase the frequency of interactions, and better tailor its message to customers' needs. 
    If Target can do it without sacrificing what makes them unique or compromising its mission—so can the church.
    Churches that use technology effectively are positioned to be more relevant and impactful in their communities, and this requires more than just posting content online or having a Facebook page. It must go beyond surface-level engagement to build relationships and impact people's lives. 
    Our guest, Nathan Artt, principal and founder of Ministry Solutions and Executive Leadership Solutions, joins us to elaborate on how we may take advantage of technological innovations to serve the community better.  
    He will also highlight some ideas presented in his ebook "Target Corp and the Flexible Church," which can help us rethink how we apply technology in the church.
    "Our mission has not changed, but the way that we're reaching people and our methods have changed. I feel like the church of the future is the one who is going to be more in love with their mission than they are with their methods."
    -Nathan Artt
    Whether you're looking for ways to improve your ministry or are simply interested in learning more about how technology is changing how we do things at church, this episode is for you!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    The role of the digital platform in driving in-person engagementThe difference between convenience and relevance when it comes to using technologyHow to get people back into the church buildingWays churches can be relevant in a digital ageSome helpful concepts from his ebook Target Corp & The Flexible Church Resources Mentioned:
    Follow Ministry Solution on Instagram:  min_solutions
    Follow Ministry Solution on LinkedIn: Ministry Solutions
    Visit Ministry Solution’s website: Ministry Solutions
    Check out Nathan’s ebook: Target Corp & The Flexible Church
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    How to Impact the Community with Ministry Resources with John Craft
    The Secret to Church Revitalization with Cody Evans
    How Churches Can Become More Effective Online with Trey Van Camp
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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

    • 36 min
    Make Marketing Matter to Your Church with Christian Ray Flores

    Make Marketing Matter to Your Church with Christian Ray Flores

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    Marketing is an art and a skill. It requires creativity, innovation, and an understanding of how to connect with people. 
    However, churches often overlook marketing as an important tool for the church’s success to reach people. That is why churches commit one of the biggest promotional mistakes by thinking that they're going to reach people by just having a good service. 
    But that's not enough anymore—if it ever was. 
    People are bombarded with messages every day, and if you don't have a compelling offer, then reaching them is going to be a real challenge.
    That's why we've invited Christian Ray Flores, an award-winning marketing expert and co-founder of Third Drive Media, to share his insights on how you can make sure your marketing efforts are targeted and effective. 
    He'll also be sharing some of the transformative marketing principles that have helped churches all over the world. If you want to learn more about this, check out his course Transformative Church Marketing.
    “If you don't love, understand, embrace and improve the art of marketing, you will not have an impact on whatever it is that you have.”
    -Christian Ray Flores
    If you're looking for a more strategic approach to your church marketing, then this episode is for you!

    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How marketing can help your church Reasons why more young people are not coming to your churchHow to use content marketing to grow your churchProfessional tips for improving your church's websiteAn overview of the Transformative Church Marketing CourseResources Mentioned:
    Know more about Christian: christianrayflores.com
    Like Christian on Facebook: Christian Ray Flores
    Follow Christian on Instagram: christianrayflores
    Follow Christian on Twitter: @ChristianRay
    Check out his course: Transformative Church Marketing
    Like and subscribe to Christian’s Youtube Channel: Headspace by Christian Ray Flores
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    The Role Marketing Plays in Church Growth with Kelvin Co
    How Churches Can Benefit from Using the Metaverse with Dave Adamson
    How to Make Church Growth Happen with Kevin Geer

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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

    • 38 min
    A Balanced Biblical Approach to Finances with John Pearce

    A Balanced Biblical Approach to Finances with John Pearce

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    Finances and Christianity don't often go together in a statement. 
    Many Christians would say, 'there's no way you can talk about God when you also talk about money!' or 'Money is evil!' Worse, some would even go as far as exclaiming that mentioning God alongside money is blasphemous.
    As a church leader, what can you do to help these Christians who share similar stories of stress and trouble with their finances?
    Whatever your answer may be, the truth is that God wants us to live a life that honors Him while we also sow his blessings. 
    That is why in this episode, it's high time that we view financial stewardship and discipleship with open minds and hearts, for this helps us open the floodgates of heaven so that we may be blessed and can bless other people, too. 
    Follow along in our intimate conversation with John Pearce, a pastor, and a businessman, as we articulate a holistic approach to practicing financial stewardship. 
    This episode is inspired by our guest’s new book, The Wheels of Financial Blessing. All these and more will hopefully help you live financially blessed and generous lives as Christians. 
    "We know that if you can help people's financial worlds transform, that there's a massive flow into marriage, family, into generosity into the kingdom of God being advanced. So as a pastor, I take it as a pretty significant responsibility to look after financial discipleship as a key theme. I think just as we need to talk about marriage relationships, we need to talk about finances and provide biblical financial discipleship."
    -John Pearce
    If you want to alter the course of your Christian life and financial stewardship, this episode is an excellent place to start.   

    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    The different financial mindsets that are hindering you from growingWhy pastors should invest in financial discipleship and stewardshipThe realities of the financial states for many ChristiansUnderstanding the wheels of a balanced biblical approach to financesHow financial stewardship allows us to be more blessed by blessing others Resources Mentioned:
    Read John's latest book: The Wheels of Financial Blessing
    Learn more about John Pearce: John Pearce Official Website
    Know more about C3 Church Global: C3 Church Global Website
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    New Study on Post-Pandemic Church Finances with Warren Bird
    When Should Your Church Borrow Money? with Nathan Elson
    How to Impact the Community with Ministry Resources with John Craft

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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

    • 35 min

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