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We talk about the real communication problems your church is facing and give you practicals steps to solve them.
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Solving Problems Jonathan Carone

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

We talk about the real communication problems your church is facing and give you practicals steps to solve them.
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    People think the Church just cares about politics (featuring Tally Wilgis)

    People think the Church just cares about politics (featuring Tally Wilgis)

    We live in a divided world that tries to use the teachings of Jesus for political gains. For us to reach people this culture, we have to show them that what we’re talking about is not political or governmental, but rather personal and spiritual. This week we go more big picture and talk about how we walk the line of speaking into the culture around us while not being partisan. We’ll also talk about how we respond to those who accuse us of jumping onto political trends.
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    • 31 min
    People think the Church just wants their money (featuring Brandon Shanks)

    People think the Church just wants their money (featuring Brandon Shanks)

    Whether it’s prosperity preachers buying planes for themselves or the local pastor wearing expensive suits and driving a Cadillac, there’s a feeling amongst people – both in the Church and outside of it – that churches just care about getting people's money. This week we talk about how we need to own up to that perception before we can boldly invite people to invest their time, resources, and money into our church.
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    • 29 min
    People need a map, not a menu (featuring Kyle Mercer)

    People need a map, not a menu (featuring Kyle Mercer)

    We always want to give people a menu of things to choose from, but what they really need is a map of how to get where they want to go. This week we talk about what that looks like, how to implement it, and how to communicate it to your church.
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    • 33 min
    People learn differently (featuring Jackie Brewster)

    People learn differently (featuring Jackie Brewster)

    People are wired differently. They all learn in different ways and respond to different things. While some are motivated by fun and exciting things, others want to know details and facts before they commit to something. For us to have success in motivating our church to respond – whether to an event, to a service, or to the Gospel – we have to recognize everyone learns in different ways and then adapt our communications styles to those different learning styles. 
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    • 28 min
    People are busy (featuring Drew Powell)

    People are busy (featuring Drew Powell)

    People’s schedules don't revolve around the church anymore. We have to realize them coming to anything we do is a sacrifice of time and we should be honored they made that choice. If we treated people like that as opposed to shaming them for not making time for church, we’d be much more likely to attract people to things in the future. We talk with Drew Powell from Cross Point Church about how to shift our thinking to better reach people.
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    • 31 min
    People are scared to walk into a new church (featuring Dallas Ovalle)

    People are scared to walk into a new church (featuring Dallas Ovalle)

    Walking in to a new church is terrifying. When I visited a new church for the first time last fall, I tried to do everything I could to figure out where I’d be going so I didn’t feel dumb or overwhelmed on Sunday morning. How can we address those things before people get to church, once they’re there, and as they start doing new things in our church. 
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

alverson fam ,

If you’re a church leader, you should listen!

This is a real and honest look at the problems of leading and growing a church. If you’re looking for a practical guide that really helps, this pod is for you.
Great job!

mattandmar ,

A Deep Well

Jonathan is a new find and new friend of mine. Having been in the church world for more than two decades I know the problems a church can face. I think Jonathan’s perspective and voice come not from a surface view of what is happening, but from the inside out, drawing on his experience and ability to solve problems. He makes confusing problems simple and offers sage wisdom effortlessly. I’m thankful for the time I’ve invested listening to this podcast.

LaurelSwanson ,

Applicable and insightful

I am encouraging my church staff to ALL listen to your podcast, because there is something for everyone, not just communication folks. Admins, pastors, worship, hospitality, discipleship - so much information for immediate implementation.

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