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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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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 Churches Can Benefit from Using the Metaverse with Dave Adamson

    How Churches Can Benefit from Using the Metaverse with Dave Adamson

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    Meta is here—the virtual world, the immersive digital environment. This is where you can walk around, feel like you’re in a real place, and interact with other people.
    But is this an appropriate way to experience the church?
    Is it in the same category as attending church in a physical location? 

    And if so, what can the church do to take advantage of this new way of connecting with people? 
    Many pastors and congregations are wrestling with these questions as they consider how to best use this technology to reach people. The answer isn’t easy. 
    The key is finding a way to make the spiritual and the practical work together to provide the best experience for the people in your congregation. And that’s where a digital strategy for your church comes in. 
    In this episode, we'll look at how you can take advantage of the unique possibilities that the metaverse can bring without losing sight of your ultimate goal— to grow your congregation's capacity to connect with God and one another.
    Join us as we listen to Dave Adamson, a social media pastor, author, speaker, and content creator, as he explains what metaverse is and how you can use it to connect with people in meaningful ways.

    He recently released his book MetaChurch: How to Use Digital Ministry to Reach People and Make Disciples, which makes him especially qualified to share how churches can use the metaverse technology to build capacity and engage the communities they serve.
    “We can leverage online technology to literally meet together every single day. And so that's part of my philosophical, theological outlook of why “church online” is valid, and why it's something that we should be doing.”
    -Dave Adamson 
    If you want to better understand how churches can use the metaverse, this episode is just what you need!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How to use digital ministry to reach more peopleWhat does the metaverse mean for your churchHow in-person ministry and online ministry complement each otherDiscipleship strategies that leverage online and offline toolsEffective content creation tips for church leadersResources Mentioned:
    Read Dave’s latest book: MetaChurch
    Know more about Dave: aussiedave.anchor.bio
    Follow Dave on Twitter: aussiedave
    Follow Dave on Instagram: @aussiedave

    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    How Churches Can Become More Effective Online with Trey Van Camp
    How to Impact the Community with Ministry Resources with John Craft
    Evangelism in a Post-Christian World with Shaila Visser
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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

    • 47 min
    How to Make Church Growth Happen with Kevin Geer

    How to Make Church Growth Happen with Kevin Geer

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    For many people, the idea of church growth sounds like a pipe dream. They think it's something that happens by chance or only when God allows it.
    But guess what? Church growth is actually quite simple: Reach more people and disciple them. The problem is that this formula doesn't just magically happen on its own—you have to work to make it happen. And it's not always an easy process.
    If you're going through the motions every week without making any sort of progress, maybe it's time to make a few tweaks to your current strategy or look into some new ideas that might help get your church growing again. 
    There are many different ways to approach the process of growing your church; however, there are just as many different opinions about what works best for each organization. Some ideas may seem counterintuitive at first glance but actually produce amazing results once appropriately implemented.
    Canvas Church in Kalispell, Montana, is an excellent example of how churches can grow through an intentional, strategic, and sustainable approach to making their community and church bigger and better.
    If you're interested in how they did it, you will absolutely want to listen to Kevin Geer, lead pastor of Canvas Church,  share how they attained this phenomenal growth. Now that they've seen success with this model, he wanted to share some of their top tips with you so that you can do something similar!
    “We're working so hard to keep 99 people happy, but we lose the one. And there's more joy in heaven over the one .”
    - Kevin Geer
    Many strategies work well for each church, and with some effort and planning, you can implement any of them. Knowing which methods work best for your specific needs will require some trial and error (and potentially some hard work), but hopefully, this episode will give you a place to start!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    Proven strategies for effective church growthHow they grew their church from 500 to over 4000 membersHow to revitalize a churchThe ways churches can be more welcomingHow to connect with and reach the millennialsHow to restructure your church for maximum effectiveness Ways to build a healthy staff cultureHow to make the gift of each member count for church growth
    Resources Mentioned:
    Know more about Canvas Church: canvas.church/kalispell
    Follow Kevin on Twitter: @lifengeer
    Listen to Kevin’s podcast: lifengeer.com
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    The Secret to Church Revitalization with Cody Evans
    How to Attract Millennials to Church with Tony Fernandez
    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

    • 43 min
    Finding Leaders That Fit Your Church Culture with Tim Foot

    Finding Leaders That Fit Your Church Culture with Tim Foot

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    One of the most critical factors in the success of a church is finding the right leaders. When a congregation has a leader who fits into their culture, they can grow and thrive. 
    And if a leader doesn’t fit into that culture, things can go south very quickly. 

    Having someone who fits in well with your congregation is crucial to maintaining harmony within your church community and ensuring growth over time.
    As a church, you may have given a lot of thought to how to find the best candidates for your church’s leadership positions. Finding and hiring good leaders is a time-consuming and difficult process, especially for smaller congregations.
    That's why a church staffing agency can be a valuable resource for churches.
    Having an agency in place to help you find qualified leaders will save you time, energy, and resources while keeping your focus on what matters most: making sure your church is growing and being spiritually nourished.
    This is exactly what Slingshot Group does. They believe that when finding good leaders for churches, there's no substitute for personal relationships. 
    That's why they work with each client one-on-one to help them find the right fit for their team members—and not just by asking questions like "What are your goals?" or "What do you want this person to accomplish?" but  most importantly by asking, "Who is this person?" 
    With that, we are super excited to have the CEO of Slingshot Group, Tim Foot, join us on this episode to share his insights on church leadership and how churches can make better hires through more personalized processes. 
    When God aligns the mission, and the leader's unique wiring, with the organization's vision and mission, there’s nothing better than that.
    -Tim Foot
    Having a well-staffed church is critical to the ongoing success of your church. If you feel you could benefit from some advice on this topic, listen in!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How your church can make better hiresHow the church is dealing with the Great ResignationRelationship fundamentals for better church leadershipHow to find leaders that fit your church cultureSlingshot Group's method for hiring church leaders and staffResources Mentioned:
    Know more about Slingshot Group: slingshotgroup.org
    Like Slingshot Group on Facebook: @slingshotgroup
    Follow Slingshot Group on Instagram: slingshotgroup
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    How to Impact the Community with Ministry Resources with John Craft
    The Role of a Pastor As a Shepherd with Tom Nelson
    What It Means to Be a Christian Leader with Richard Stearns

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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

    • 30 min
    How Pastors Can Beat Burnout with Michael Mackenzie

    How Pastors Can Beat Burnout with Michael Mackenzie

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    It's no secret that ministry is a demanding task with a lot of pressure on the shoulders. The hours are long, the expectations are high, and the emotional toll can be incredibly draining.
    If you are a pastor or a church leader, it is very important to recognize the signs of burnout and get help if needed. It is important to remember that you're human too and not immune to burnout.
    With the right support and encouragement, you can overcome these feelings and achieve a balance that can lead to a more fulfilling ministry.
    The Bible tells us that we must seek the face of God so we can truly love and serve him. This doesn't mean you'll never feel low or blue — it means that God's grace is a constant source of strength, and we shouldn't underestimate the importance of taking a spiritual breather.
    In this episode, our guest, Michael MacKenzie, a licensed professional counselor, and ordained pastor, will speak on the topic of burnout, as well as how to recognize and overcome it. He'll also share practical tips for getting back on track and finding balance.
    “I love getting to work with people in ministry. They're just great folks who are willing to sacrifice for the kingdom and serve and yet, at the same time, take on things that they don't need to take on.”
    -Michael Mackenzie
    If you're a pastor or a leader, you will find this powerful and inspirational episode to be a vital tool in helping you overcome the challenges of burnout.
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    The ways pastors can take care of their mental healthHow to spot mental health red flagsHow to deal with burnoutWhat Michael realized through serving pastors and ministry leadersMarble Retreat programs that can help pastors recover and thrive again in  ministry=======
    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 Secret to Church Revitalization with Cody Evans

    The Secret to Church Revitalization with Cody Evans

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    Church revitalization is one of the most common topics of conversation in religious circles, but there has been little agreement on how to revive declining churches. 
    It's not always easy to understand why some churches thrive while others struggle or what exactly it means for a church to be "revitalized."
    But there is one thing we can say with certainty: when churches experience true revitalization, it's because they make their communities feel loved and valued. They make people feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves, and that their lives matter.
    This kind of love-based community engagement could help any church experience revitalization—but it takes an intentional effort from leadership. 
    Sometimes it means reaching out to the community in new and innovative ways, and sometimes it simply means being more present and engaging with people where they are already.
    No matter what, it's important to remember that revitalization is not about changing or fixing people. It's about coming alongside them, building relationships, and helping them grow into their fullest potential. When churches make this kind of impact, they can experience true revitalization.
    In this episode, our guest Cody Evans, who serves as the Preaching and Vision Pastor at Covenant Hope, will discuss how he’s able to bring this kind of devotion to his community, and even though it wasn't easy at first, he’s now seeing benefits from his efforts.
    “I know that people aren't coming to Covenant Hope because I'm a great preacher. That's not why people are coming. We don't have cool stuff. We have an old church building that we're trying to take care of and steward well. We just want to be a church in the community for the community.”
    -Cody Evans
    At the core of all successful churches is the love and service they offer to their community. So, if you’re looking to revitalize your church or just want to have a better understanding of what it really means, this episode will give you some great insights!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How they replanted Covenant Hope Church in 2018Ways to revitalize a churchHow the church can survive, thrive, and growWhy pastoral care is a crucial part of growing a churchResources Mentioned:
    Find out more about Covenant Hope Church: covenanthope.church
    Like Covenant Hope Church on Facebook: @covenanthopechurch
    Follow Cody on Twitter: @CodyEvans15
    Like Cody on Facebook: Cody Evans
    Other Episodes You May be Interested In:
    How to Impact the Community with Ministry Resources with John Craft
    How Serving Together Can Bring Unity in the Church with Will Archer
    How to Motivate the Congregation to Serve with  Shawn Wood

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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

    • 39 min
    How to Nurture Female Leaders in Your Church with Kadi Cole

    How to Nurture Female Leaders in Your Church with Kadi Cole

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    Church leadership can be hard enough. Uniting different personalities and skillsets into a single vision is not easy. 
    But there is an even bigger mountain to climb when you factor in gender dynamics—and the need to create an inclusive culture that both embraces and nurtures female leaders
    When we talk about nurturing female leaders in the church, this means creating an environment where they feel empowered to take on leadership roles and feel comfortable doing so. In other words: we want them to be able to express their gifts without fear or hesitation.
    While the Bible does not explicitly address the issue of gender equality within leadership, it does call for us to treat one another as equals in Christ (Galatians 3:28). 
    It's important to note that God has called each of us into service, whether we're male or female, and that means that our churches need to do all they can to cultivate opportunities for women to serve, lead, and influence. 
    In this episode, Kadi Cole, a veteran in leadership and people development, talks about what it means for women in leadership roles and how this relates to the church's mission.
    “We all want the body to be healthy and strong, and everybody loves and values women. We just have to be clear on how we're leading our cultures to make sure we're inviting women to the tables we want them to be at, that we're helping everyone, men and women, discover their gifts and live out their calling.”
    -Kadi Cole
    If you're looking for strategies for encouraging women to step up in leadership, then this episode is for you!
    By the end of this episode, you will learn:
    How to help women reach their leadership potentialHow women can find their leadership voiceWhy you need diversity on your teamImpact of the gender pay gapSome insights and research results from her book, Developing Female LeadersResources Mentioned:
    Read her book: Developing Female Leaders
    Know more about Kadi Cole and Company: Kadi Cole & Company
    Follow Kadi on Instagram: @KadiCole
    Like Kadi on Facebook: Kadi Lang Cole
    Join Ministry Chick on Facebook: Ministry Chick
    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
    How Serving Together Can Bring Unity in the Church with Will Archer
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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

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