39 episodes

Season 1 of the Stetzer Leadership podcast is dedicated to helping church leaders navigate through the new reality of the coronavirus.


Ed Stetzer and Daniel Yang interview leaders such as Rick Warren, Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, Andy Crouch, and Senator Marco Rubio to better understand how we can respond faithfully and responsibly to the current crisis.

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Season 1 of the Stetzer Leadership podcast is dedicated to helping church leaders navigate through the new reality of the coronavirus.


Ed Stetzer and Daniel Yang interview leaders such as Rick Warren, Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, Andy Crouch, and Senator Marco Rubio to better understand how we can respond faithfully and responsibly to the current crisis.

    Episode 39: Running Crisis Diagnostics and How to Respond to a Crisis

    Episode 39: Running Crisis Diagnostics and How to Respond to a Crisis

    The Coronavirus pandemic has become an ongoing crisis. Many leaders have not been trained in crisis management and how to manage it from a Christian perspective. In this episode, Ed and Josh:


    Define crisis as any issue or event that unravels the order or threatens the flourishing of a person, group, organization, or a body of people and our role as leaders.Describe the stages of crisis which start with the basement, where you protect yourself, your family, or your church; the workroom where you change your communication and people’s roles and the laboratory where you help people innovate.Identify the differences between incident and issue crises for how you lead.Describe how mission and vision remain, but strategies change.

    This episode refers to our new online course on crisis leadership.


    Bio:


    Josh has been serving local churches in vocational ministry for almost twenty years replanting and revitalizing churches.


    He currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, the Assistant Director of Lausanne North America, and the Director of the Rural Matters Institute.


    Josh holds a PhD in North American Missiology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    • 31 min
    EPISODE 38: J.D. Greear - Moving to House Church Expressions

    EPISODE 38: J.D. Greear - Moving to House Church Expressions

    As churches decide whether to reopen, there are more than two options. In this episode, J.D. Greear describes the approach they have taken at Summit Church, where they are gathering for worship and prayer in smaller groups. In this episode, Ed and Daniel talk with J.D. about:


    How they made the decision to shift towards house churches during this seasonThe theological case for shifting strategies in a crisisHow they anticipate the change will impact their church moving forward

    About the Guest:


    J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, a church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina that has grown from 300 to over 10,000 in attendance each Sunday under his leadership.He has authored several books, his most recent being Above All: The Gospel Is the Source of the Church’s Renewal (2019)J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Seeing Muslims come to faith in Christ has long been a burden of his, a burden that led him to serve in Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board.He is currently serving as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention.Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica live in Raleigh. Together they are raising four kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon

    • 31 min
    EPISODE 37: The Art of Neighboring

    EPISODE 37: The Art of Neighboring

    A lot of us are spending more time at home these days, which presents a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and potentially make an impact for the gospel.


    How do we best reach our neighbors? In this episode, Dave Runyon, author of The Art of Neighboring, helps us get to know our neighbors by:


    Having a map and a listDeploying people for ministry in their front yardsHosting ways for neighbors to connectNaturally loving our neighbors and building relationships

    Referenced in this episode:


    COVID-19 Neighboring Toolkit


    The Art of Neighboring Video Series on Right Now Media






    Dave Runyon


    Helps faith, business, and government leaders unite around common causes in the Denver metro area.Executive Director of CityUnite and as a consultant for businesses who have a desire to make a positive impact in their communities.Co-author The Art of Neighboring (Baker Books)Pastor for ten years at Foothills Community Church and The Next Level Church

    • 33 min
    EPISODE 36: How Calvary Chapel Chose to Re-Open

    EPISODE 36: How Calvary Chapel Chose to Re-Open

    Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa recently re-opened its campus for in-person gatherings. We explore the factors involved and what it looks like. In this episode, we discuss:


    how they made the decision to openways they’ve adjusted their campuses and services to be outside and socially distancedscriptural basis for complying with public health guidanceengaging their community needs

    Brian Brodersen is senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and is joined by their executive pastor, Jordan Taylor and Lance Emma, who oversees many things including Calvary’s radio program and facilities.

    • 39 min
    EPISODE 35: North Point Delays Opening for Rest of Year

    EPISODE 35: North Point Delays Opening for Rest of Year

    Earlier today, NorthPoint Ministries, a megachurch with multiple campuses and serving nearly 185,000 people weekly, decided to postpone in-person gatherings for the rest of the year. The change comes after a major uptick in the Atlanta area where NorthPoint meets, resulting in more than 22,000 cases in just the last couple days. We are joined by Andy Stanley, founding pastor and one of the most influential pastors in America.


    View the announcement here.


    We ask Andy about:


    his team’s decision and how they made ithow the crisis has impacted their budget and giving, andhow he is calling his congregation to live on mission in the crisis.





    Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM consists of seven churches in the Atlanta area and a network of more than 90 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 185,000 people weekly. A survey of U.S. pastors in Outreach Magazine identified Andy as one of the ten most influential living pastors in America.

    • 30 min
    EPISODE 34: God Does His Best Work with Empty

    EPISODE 34: God Does His Best Work with Empty

    As the Coronavirus crisis continues, where do we see the work God is doing? In this episode, Nancy Guthrie, Rhiannon Blaauw Erskine, and Dr. Stetzer discuss:


    the idols this season is exposingunexpected ministry opportunities where God is workingwhat she’s learned about God from helping couples navigate the emptiness of losing a child and how it can help us navigate Coronavirushow to trust God when we’re feeling emptythe role of scripture in helping us navigate the crisis

    Here are the links referenced in this episode:


    “Our Faith is Being Tested, and is on Display” (article in byFaith magazine)Biblical Theology Workshops for Women

    Nancy Guthrie:


    Teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee,Speaks at conferences worldwide, and through numerous books and video series.She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 12,000 churches nationwideThey also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child.Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.Her latest book, God Does His Best Work with Empty, releases from Tyndale House Publishers in September 2020

    • 30 min

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Great Podcast!

Great podcast! Inspiring and challenging. Love all things Ed :)

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Children’s ministry episode

Excellent resource during this difficult time. Thanks for the insight and encouragement for children and families as we navigate life and faith.

j48howard ,

Ed missed it

Ed so far missed the reality of the pandemic that he unnecessarily led churches and leaders in modes of fear and apprehension.

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