Podcast: Meeting super specific needs in your community with Paul Nixon

Rev. Paul Nixon, a New Church strategist, author, and church coach, talks about niche ministries, Readiness 360, and even alligator church (hey, that could be a thing). 

Podcast: Rhythms of rest and stress in your life

This month’s podcast is a conversation I had with Noel Jesse Heikkinen, pastor of Riverview Church, a large multi-site church in the Lansing region. Noel and I happened to be… Continue Reading Podcast: Rhythms of rest and stress in your life

Podcast: Elaine Heath and opening doors for holy spirit

Dr. Elaine Heath’s not nervous about the changing landscape of American churches. In fact, this time of evolution might open  new doors for the Holy Spirit to move in missional… Continue Reading Podcast: Elaine Heath and opening doors for holy spirit

Podcast: Tim Otto and the importance of having dinner together

Pastor Tim Otto’s church doesn’t look like many others. At the Church of the Sojourners in San Francisco, everyone recreates on Sunday mornings. Worship happens most Sunday nights. No one… Continue Reading Podcast: Tim Otto and the importance of having dinner together

Podcast: New Life pastor talks about maintaining the vision

New Life Church is a multisite church based in Chicago — and if you’re familiar with the concept, chances are you’ve heard about its successes. Twenty-some locations; forty-some worship services.… Continue Reading Podcast: New Life pastor talks about maintaining the vision

Podcast: A ‘Fresh Expression’ of church with Kris Beckert

Church on the Run, Church in a Fishing Boat, Church at the Burrito Joint … the list goes on. Pastor Kris Beckert, trainer and missions strategist with Fresh Expressions, is… Continue Reading Podcast: A ‘Fresh Expression’ of church with Kris Beckert

Podcast: Christian Coon on failure being a good thing

Fundraising flop? Service slump? Vocational vacillation? Christian Coon knows how you feel. We talked with him about getting beyond the pit of despair that comes after a fail. Coon is… Continue Reading Podcast: Christian Coon on failure being a good thing

Podcast: Making disciples for Christ through a Vital Merger

Is your congregation known as “the church that …”  How could vital mergers position your church to better reach out to your community? Podcast guests Margie Bryce and Scott Walsh address… Continue Reading Podcast: Making disciples for Christ through a Vital Merger

Podcast: Bishop Willimon on why theology matters

Podcast guest Bishop William H. Willimon talks about theology and why it matters on the ground in our churches.

Podcast: Beth Estock on leading and living into callings

Beth Estock

Beth Estock, one of the “foremost futurists” in the church and a consultant with the Epicenter Group, talks candidly about leading and living into our callings in this post-Christendom society.