The Slingshot Group podcast explores the leadership topics everyone is thinking about, but no one is talking about. Join co-hosts David A. Miller, Vance Martin, and Keith Robinson as they bring a fresh take on the most pressing issues facing ministry leaders today. Each episode features an in-depth interview with thought leaders, gurus, and practitioners who draw from their wealth of ministry experiences to share valuable insights and lessons learned. Our goal is to help you enjoy the journey, avoid burnout along the way, and grow your leadership capacity – simply put, we want to help you love your work. For additional resources visit www.slingshotgroup.org
How Should Leaders Measure Success Now?
As church and ministry leaders, if the metric of success we held most dear was the number of people in our seats, students in small groups, babies in the nursery, or people in small groups then we’ve probably all failed in the last several months. While the game has forever changed, our mission and calling remain the same. The pandemic of 2020 did not cause systemic discipleship issues within the church, it merely revealed them. This is the topic our co-hosts, David Miller, Keith Robinson, and Brian Taylor explore in the final episode of season 4 of the Slingshot podcast.
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8 Ways to Measure Next Gen Ministry Success Beyond COVID-19
Future Church with Will Mancini
How are churches and their leaders rethinking the future of “church”? That’s the question our cohosts explore following David Miller’s recent interview with author and leadership consultant, Will Mancini. Will’s new book, Future Church, provides a roadmap for churches to pivot from only adding attenders to multiplying disciples, and offers 7 transforming laws of real church growth so that we can faithfully and joyfully fulfill Jesus's Great Commission.
Future Church Book
Explore The Idea of Solving Problems Creatively
In this episode of the Slingshot Group Podcast, our co-hosts, David Miller, Vance Martin, and Brian Taylor, explore the idea of solving problems creatively. Currently, the Church is facing challenges we never foresaw coming and we don’t have a handbook to help us navigate them. Vance has a conversation with Kelvin Co, a genius when it comes to creativity and problem solving. Kelvin has served in multiple churches and the marketplace as a creative communicator and problem solver for over two decades. Together, they talk through many of the problems we’re facing right now, as well as new perspectives on bringing brilliant and effective solutions to the unique challenges of this current season.
Why Your First 90 Days in A New Role Are the Most Critical
In these shifting times, organizations need leaders who can adapt quickly to their team and culture. Investing in new staff members from the onset will help you avoid the most common mistakes people make when they begin a new role. Studies show that how someone navigates their first 90 days determines the value they bring to the team and organization in the long-term. Why is this window of time so critical for new hires to get onboarded and start well? In episode three of the Slingshot Group Podcast, our co-hosts explore the most common mistakes new hires make (and how to avoid them).
Launch – The First 90 Days
The Top 5 Mistakes A White Paper Document
How Can Leaders Talk About Race, Confront Racism, and Participate in Racial Reconciliation?
In the second episode of the 4th season our co-hosts, David Miller, Brian Taylor, and Keith Robinson dive into an important conversation about how leaders can talk about race, confront racism, and participate in racial reconciliation. David sits down for a moving, raw, and candid conversation with John Williams, who serves as the Director of Racial Reconciliation at Fellowship Church in Monrovia, CA. Fellowship is a Gospel Centered, multi-ethnic, intergenerational church where John lives out his calling to see cultures, races, and communities reconciled.
Can we really enjoy God while doing ministry?
In the season 4 opener of the Slingshot Group Podcast, our co-hosts, David Miller, Vance Martin, and Brian Taylor, unpack the importance of spiritual formation in the life of a leader. Is it possible to keep up with the demands of ministry while maintaining a vibrant relationship with God? That’s the question that Vance explores when he sits down for a compelling interview with Dr. Jan Johnson. Dr. Johnson is the author of twenty books, including When The Soul Listens, and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible Studies. As a spiritual guide, her life’s work has been instrumental in helping Christians rediscover the joy of living as sons and daughters of God.
Always Dead On
There has yet to be an episode I have listened to that missed the mark on the topic. The Slingshot Group consistently offers great content—some of which I have been able to put into to practice in more than one ministry setting. It’s good stuff. Every time I listen, I always end up sharing!
The right amount of relationship and challenge
Every episode of this podcast is a direct reflection of the people who help make Slingshot Group happen: high relational connect with high Kingdom-sized challenge. You definitely want to subscribe.
Compelling & Challenging
Slingshot brings great diversity to the podcast world with it’s topics, content, hosts, and guests. The material and points of application speak to and reach a multigenerational audience that currently fill ministry/non-profit positions all over. I’ve sent multiple episodes to several people in all sorts of vocations and positions with great feedback each time. Great work from great people.