Interviews

Recruiting Teams - with Lorne Young

In this video, church planter Lorne Young talks to us about some key things to consider as it relates to recruiting teams in pre-launch and launch season. No one can church plant alone, so take some time to listen to learn from this practitioner about how to surround yourself with a good team.

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Episode #48 - Overall Health, Overflowing Hope, and the Future of Church - with Ben Johnson

In this episode, we cover a lot of ground with Ben (Lead Pastor at FA Church, Calgary, AB) as we chat about leading through this pandemic being healthy as a leader. We also talk about how to lead staff through uncertainty, the future of digital church, and Ben shares some encouragement every leader needs to hear. To listen or download, click on one of the links below and select Episode #48.

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Articles and Blogs

When Culture Tilts Away from your Church

Thinking differently can be difficult. Our ruts testify to our staggering preferences for the familiar. Even if they slow us down to a creeping clamber, they’re ‘our ruts,’ and we prefer what we know. But at some point, in our crawl, some of us look up and around and ask, “Is this familiar path that I’m traveling taking me where I need to go?” Certainly, nobody should be asking this question more earnestly and more honestly than those who lead God’s people.

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Future Now: Leading with Humility

Most of us signed up for the kind of ministry where we preach and teach the Bible, share the gospel, people respond by grace through faith—and then we shepherd our people. We would do the things that pastors do and have done for centuries. Then 2020 came along and wrecked our plans. This is not what we trained for, at least not at most seminaries, but it is what we are called to prepare for. God called us to people, and people are complex. They need humble pastors who will lead through confusing times with gospel passion, biblical fidelity, and with a humble posture of learning.

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Weather Patterns and Leading Change

One minute we think we know where we are going and how we’re going to get there, then the next, we’re scrambling and trying to address the complexities that arise in our ministries, communities, and even around the world. To respond well, we must be agile leaders, able to lead rapid change. In this ever-changing world, churches have been forced to assess how we do ministry. What was once considered a normal ministry practice has likely adapted or changed altogether.

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