119 episodes

A weekly discussion on church revitalization and pastoral life featuring 6.14 Ministries founder and Executive Director Stan Givens, hosted by Communications Director Josh Givens.

Rescuing Churches with Stan & Josh Givens Stan & Josh Givens

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A weekly discussion on church revitalization and pastoral life featuring 6.14 Ministries founder and Executive Director Stan Givens, hosted by Communications Director Josh Givens.

    On No More Blaming

    On No More Blaming

    This week on the show Stan & Josh discuss what can happen when The Blame Game erupts within church leadership, particularly with the context of declining churches. Episode also includes how a church can move away from brokenness and toward rebuilding. 
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    On Bringing Creativity To Traditional Service Models

    On Bringing Creativity To Traditional Service Models

    This week on the show Stan and Josh discuss ten ways to gradually make creative changes and adjustments to traditional worship services.

    Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

    jamieharvill.com

    How To Use 'Goodly' Correctly In A Sentence

    How To Change Your Church (Without Killing It) by Gene Appel
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    On 10 Facts About Church Communications

    On 10 Facts About Church Communications

    Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

    10 Facts No One Tells You About Church Communications Ministry

    Additional worthwhile resources on Church Comms:

    "Rethink Communication" by Phil Bowdle — available on Amazon

    "PR Matters: A Survival Guide For Church Communicators" by Justin Dean — available on Amazon

    "Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow" by Carey Nieuwhof — available on Amazon 
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    • 38 min
    On the Pros & Cons of Recovery Ministry In Your Church (with Steven Mathews)

    On the Pros & Cons of Recovery Ministry In Your Church (with Steven Mathews)

    Stan and Josh sit down with Northside Bible Church Assistant Pastor and local Celebrate Recovery leader Steven Mathews to discuss everything from the definition of a recovery community to recovery ministry outreach and strategies.

    Relevant Links and Resources:

    celebraterecovery.com
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    • 30 min
    On Mythunderstandings About Digital Media

    On Mythunderstandings About Digital Media

    This week on the show Josh dispels four myths about digital ministry and makes the case that it is just as important and valuable for Kingdom work as in-person ministry and discipleship.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    On Church Communications As a Ministry, Not A Function


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    • 27 min
    On Burnout

    On Burnout

    This week on the show, Stan & Josh discuss the reality of burnout, in the ministry, signs and warnings to look for,  and touch on three necessary actions for leaders on the edge of burnout: 
    Get with your spiritual mentor. Get alone with God. Share your struggles with your spiritual team. Support the show (https://614ministries.org/invest)

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

jdgivens ,

Helpful

A must have podcast subscription for small church pastors in particular.

NancySnod ,

Insightful and inspiring

Biblically sound and practical. Great resource for struggling ministers or anyone who needs encouragement. I know Pastor Stan and Josh personally and can truly say they are genuine. Pastor Stan truly has a passion for discipleship and for seeing God’s kingdom thrive.

mare603 ,

The Best

Insightful, entertaining, enjoyable, thought-provoking, inspirational... and all the other positive adjectives I can’t think of right now. I may be a little biased since this is my dad and brother but I’d listen to it even if they weren’t related to me...so I feel like that’s saying a lot. Just listen to it! —Mary Givens

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