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95% of churches in the U.S. are under 500 in average attendance. Small and mid-size churches truly are the backbone of the Church in America. Join the team at 95Network as we host conversations that specifically relate to the small and mid-size church context.

The 95 Podcast: Conversations for Small-Church Pastor‪s‬ 95Network

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

95% of churches in the U.S. are under 500 in average attendance. Small and mid-size churches truly are the backbone of the Church in America. Join the team at 95Network as we host conversations that specifically relate to the small and mid-size church context.

    Leveraging Google for Ministry (w/ Jason Hamrock) - Episode 70

    Leveraging Google for Ministry (w/ Jason Hamrock) - Episode 70

    Today's episode is a masterclass for church leaders on Google and SEO.After serving 11 years as a church Communications Director, Jason Hamrock is now the CEO of Missional Marketing, a marketing agency that specializes in supporting churches.In today's...

    • 50 min
    Amy Anderson on Drifting Inward, Mission-Minded Leadership, and Hybrid Church - Episode 69

    Amy Anderson on Drifting Inward, Mission-Minded Leadership, and Hybrid Church - Episode 69

    Plain and simple, today's episode is one you don't want to miss.Amy Anderson is the Director of Consulting at The Unstuck Group, and someone we greatly respect.In this conversation, she shares about what stage of the church lifecycle most churches are...

    • 52 min
    Encouragement for Rural-Church Pastors (w/ Steve McVey) - Episode 68

    Encouragement for Rural-Church Pastors (w/ Steve McVey) - Episode 68

    "If we're truly not just about our church and more about the kingdom of God, we have to lead with open hands."When a leader has their boots on the ground with a realistic outlook on where the church is at, without sacrificing hope, I listen in. Steve...

    • 44 min
    The Journey of the Soul (w/ Bill Gaultiere) - Episode 67

    The Journey of the Soul (w/ Bill Gaultiere) - Episode 67

    I love when we get to share "soul care" episodes on the podcast. This is one of those episodes.Bill Gaultiere is a Psychologist and pastor/mentor to pastors. He writes and speaks to thousands of people every week through Soul Shepherding. He was...

    • 53 min
    Decentralized Discipleship (w/ Pat Linnell) - Episode 66

    Decentralized Discipleship (w/ Pat Linnell) - Episode 66

    For many years, we've been partnering with churches to take discipleship from just a buzzword to a practical journey of helping people actually become like Christ.Today, I'm so excited to introduce you to Pat Linnell, Founder of Grace Bomb, which exists...

    • 43 min
    God's Sweet Spot for Your Ministry (w/ Brad Cooper) - Episode 65

    God's Sweet Spot for Your Ministry (w/ Brad Cooper) - Episode 65

    I've had the incredible opportunity to get to know Brad Cooper, Lead Pastor of Newspring Church. The ripple effect of Brad's life is something he will never be able to measure. His heart for God truly keeps me anchored.In my book Stalled, I share about...

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

JH583 ,

Pracitical and much needed

As a vocational minister at a small church, this is what I need. I love the conversations and espeically the context for the majority of the church that isn't glamorous or drawing all the attention like the "successful" churches that are huge. Thank you, Austin! You have another fan.

SharonWilharm ,

Wonderful resource

What a great resource for small-church pastors. It's easy for pastors to get discouraged in this day and time, so what a blessing to be able to be encouraged in their work by hearing from others who are dealing with the same issues.

Great Offline ,

Solid Content and Encouragement for Pastors

The church leadership world is littered with voices and resources for the large (and beyond) church, but Dale & Austin bring great perspective and encouragement for the rest of us in 95% of the churches in America. Love listening to these guys each week.

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