Pastoring is a blessing and a challenge. Each week, North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell will speak with pastors about the challenges they face and the lessons they have learned as they try to balance faith, family, ministry and care for their own souls.
Show Up and Speak Up (Ch. 38)
A team will not be healthy if there is not consistent, open and honest communication. The difficult conversations are what help a team grow and improve. Kevin sits down with Jeremy Morton, pastor of First Baptist Woodstock, Ga., to discuss how to build an environment of trust in your leadership team.
Speak the Unspoken Rules (Ch. 37)
Everywhere you go, there seem to be unspoken rules that people abide by. When it comes to leading a team, clearly communicating how you expect the team to operate helps to mitigate the chances for dysfunction. Pastor James Merritt and Kevin talk about the importance of setting clear standards for a church leadership team.
Corporate or Christlike Culture? (Ch. 36)
If a church isn’t careful, its culture will become more corporate than Christlike. Leaders will zero in on success instead of spiritual depth. Kevin and special guest Tim Dowdy discuss how to keep Christ at the center of your church’s culture.
Team Doesn’t Have An I, But It Does Have A You (Ch. 35)
A healthy church starts with a healthy culture among its leadership team. That health, however, must be cultivated. Kevin and Jeremy Morton, pastor of First Baptist Woodstock, Ga., speak about the keys to developing a healthy team culture.
The Gift of Loitering (Ch. 34)
We tend to jump from one ministry opportunity to the next, but the Holy Spirit often wants to use the time after significant moments in our lives to imbibe His lessons into us. Kevin speaks with Tim Dowdy about taking time to linger and savor the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
The Blessing of Voice and the Voice of Blessing (Ch. 33)
As a leader, your words have power. Using your voice to encourage and inspire can lead to positive change in your staff, your congregation and your community. Kevin and pastor James Merritt discuss the importance of using words to empower others.