34 episodes

The Nurtured Church is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s church leaders and ministries grow their communities.

Church leaders and ministries want thriving organizations, but are often frustrated by the lack of participation. That’s why we’re highlighting ordinary churches doing extraordinary things to nurture engagement and growth in their community.

Each episode features topics like: building a church community, community engagement, church communications, church leadership, church technology, giving technology, donor engagement, and more.

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The Nurtured Church is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s church leaders and ministries grow their communities.

Church leaders and ministries want thriving organizations, but are often frustrated by the lack of participation. That’s why we’re highlighting ordinary churches doing extraordinary things to nurture engagement and growth in their community.

Each episode features topics like: building a church community, community engagement, church communications, church leadership, church technology, giving technology, donor engagement, and more.

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    30. Scaling your Church's Community Care Solutions w/ Josh & Yolly Queitsch

    30. Scaling your Church's Community Care Solutions w/ Josh & Yolly Queitsch

    Many people downplay matters of faith in their everyday lives, but when disaster strikes, they often look to the church first for help. How can your church develop effective community care solutions? And what role can technology play in helping you scale those solutions as your church grows larger?
    Josh & Yolly Queitsch of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida joined us on this episode of the podcast to talk about how their church's app equips church leaders and members to positively impact people in the community.
    What we talked about:
    -The role of community care and engagement in the local church
    -Identifying the real-life needs in your community
    -How the Celebration app helps church members and leaders effectively care for each other and their community
    -Using automation to personalize outreach
    For more interviews from The Nurtured Church podcast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 21 min
    29. Cutting through the Digital Noise to Reach Our Communities w/ Ryan Moore

    29. Cutting through the Digital Noise to Reach Our Communities w/ Ryan Moore

    Big data is a big deal in 2020. Companies, policy makers, and security firms are all trying to figure out how to mine it, store it, surface it, and use it. What about churches, though? How can churches use data to direct their marketing messages to the right people at the right time?
    Ryan Moore, Principal of Clever Marketing, says it starts with knowing yourself. Ryan joined us on this episode to chat about experimenting with data-driven marketing, using data to help people find authentic relationships, and the basics of one-to-one marketing for churches.
    What we talked about:
    -How churches can use persona-based marketing and a/b testing
    -The value of tracking your ROI on each marketing initiative
    -Why you need written standards for your brand
    -The value of authenticity in marketing.
    For more interviews from The Nurtured Church podcast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.
     

    • 27 min
    28. Equipping Church Leaders the Way Jesus Did w/ Kevin Cotter

    28. Equipping Church Leaders the Way Jesus Did w/ Kevin Cotter

    What happens when churches grow their attendance numbers but don't invest in their people? The church often collapses. Why? Because that's not the model of Jesus. He raised up disciples through His spheres of influence. How can contemporary churches grow and empower congregational leaders the way Jesus did?
    Kevin Cotter, executive director at The Amazing Parish, joined us on this episode of the podcast to discuss how his organization is helping Catholic parishes build leadership teams the way Jesus did. 
    What we talked about:
    -The value of leadership beyond the pastor or senior leader
    -How to measure the engagement of parishioners and staff members
    -The model Jesus used for making disciples and creating leaders
    -The value of vulnerability between a pastor and church leaders

    For more interviews from The Nurtured Church podcast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 28 min
    27. Building a Stronger Community with Technology w/ Kent Woodyard

    27. Building a Stronger Community with Technology w/ Kent Woodyard

    The way we engage with one another as human beings has changed dramatically, even in the last decade.That's true of any community, but it's especially true in the church space. How can churches have more meaningful connections and build better communities? And how can they leverage technology to drive deeper relationships?
    Kent Woodyard, who just completed three years as Director of Business Development at Pushpay, joins us right before he transitions out of the company. He shared what he learned growing up as a pastor's kid and later through his years serving churches at Pushpay.  
    What we talked about:
    -The complete takeover of the digital space
    -Maintaining digital communities without losing authenticity
    -How to leverage technology to connect with people far from God and bring them closer
    -The communication tool that lands with people better than features or functionality
    -How churches can partner with other churches to drive unity

    For more interviews from The Nurtured Church podcast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 24 min
    Church During COVID-19: Part Four w/ Lisa Zeeveld

    Church During COVID-19: Part Four w/ Lisa Zeeveld

    Culture is impossible when you have no physical location, right? That's what many church leaders say. But is it true? Has COVID-19 proven or disproven the idea that it's really hard to maintain culture when you're not all in the same building?
     
    Lisa Zeeveld, chief operating officer at BELAY, joined us on this episode of the podcast to discuss how you can extrapolate culture out of people when you're in a remote setting. BELAY helps people hire remote virtual assistants, bookkeepers, and other staff members.
     
    What we talked about:
    Quick tips for leading a remote team The team-building value of having a meeting agenda How to measure success for a remote team What we can take away from this season to help us grow in ways that we haven't been able to in the past
    For more interviews from The Nurtured Church podcast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 26 min
    Church During COVID-19: Part Three w/ Erwin McManus

    Church During COVID-19: Part Three w/ Erwin McManus

    The gathered church suddenly unraveled when the COVID-19 pandemic began. How do we survive this experience as a community of faith? How do we have church now? Will church ever be the same again?
    On this episode of the podcast, Erwin McManus, iconoclast, futurist, and founder at MOSAIC, offered his insights into the opportunities COVID-19 is offering the church and how we can respond to them.
    What we talked about:
    How MOSAIC has been adapting to digital culture for several years How we can bring people what they need to thrive during this crisis What a remote model of pastoral care looks like What the church can learn during this pandemic in order to be strong and relevant in the years and decades to come. For more interviews from The Nurtured Church podcast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Pastor Harden ,

Great Exposure

This is a great exposure for those who need to hear from those who are succeeding in ministry, and those who fail and got back up. Thank you for this podcast.

stephenecarter ,

What a cool show

As a part of the production team, and a fellow church goer, this one hit home. It's eye opening, gives you a peak into a whole other side of church, and Pushpay are the perfect folks to bring this to life.

KNR55 ,

Growing Communities

If you’re looking for ways to grow your church community, this podcast gives great insight. As one of the producers of this show, I think it will help a much needed market.

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