Today’s Women’s Ministry

June 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Rebekah share: How her personal experience with a panic disorder impacts her ministry to women; Why it’s important to have separate, specific ministries for women; What churches can do to incorporate women into the mission of the church; and Why national women leaders need to be connected to the local church. …

Prayer in America — What’s Happening & What Should We Do

May 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, you’ll also hear Leith Anderson, NAE president, and Daniel Henderson, president of Strategic Renewal, discuss: The definition of prayer; Practical tips for making prayer a priority; Why it’s important to pray with others; and What churches can to do to cultivate an atmosphere of prayer in their congregation. Read a Portion of the …

Engaging Youth and Young Adults

January 18, 2017 ...

In this one-hour webinar, Kara Powell, director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary, shared her team’s research of over 250 congregations that are unlocking the potential of teenagers and emerging adults, and offered practical tips for engaging youth and youth adults in your church. The webinar recording costs $25 for non-members. If …

Behind Christian Music

December 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear two veterans of Christian music share: The joys and challenges of this unique ministry space; How they stay connected with the Body of Christ while on tours; The ways in which the industry has changed in the past two decades; and Advice for young artists. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: …

When Crisis Comes To Town

September 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, a longtime pastor and respected leader reflects on the recent Pulse nightclub shooting in his hometown and shares: What kind of leadership pastors can bring to communities in crisis; How churches can prepare for such events; How his conversion story impacts his ministry approach; and What messages need to be communicated to church members and …

Being a Pastor’s Wife

August 15, 2016 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Kay share: How to manage spoken and unspoken expectations of the pastor’s wife; What pastors’ spouses can do to set boundaries; Her experience being vulnerable and grieving publicly; and Advice for church members in caring for their pastor’s spouse. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: So Kay you have …

How is the Church Doing in America?

March 29, 2016 ...

Turn your head to Charleston, South Carolina, to see the Church as God’s best in the worst of times. CNN reported that Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is “the spiritual community that wowed the world with its forgiveness in the face of the darkest evil.” After a white shooter killed nine Christians, including the pastor, …

What’s a Church Worth?

March 21, 2016 ...

Congregations may find it difficult to obtain grants and donations from non-members, who view congregations as insular and unconcerned with the rest of society. Documenting a congregation’s value to the local economy demonstrates that the congregation is not a club but a community asset and is worthy of generous support. We started with a study …

Volunteers Recruit Volunteers

March 14, 2016 ...

The questions went on and on until eventually they caught on to the answer I was trying to communicate to them: volunteers recruit volunteers. Some of them looked puzzled. Some were surprised. Others looked relieved. It made perfect sense, once they understood. Looking for good volunteers? Start with your current volunteers. Five people recruiting is …