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Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

Doug Sweeney: Discipleship Isn’t Sexy, but We Need To Get Back to It

Dr. Doug Sweeney joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain why, even though he is hopeful for the future of the church, he believes American evangelicals need “some serious discipleship work.”

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its Own Image

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.

Jonathan Dodson: How To Persevere Through the Heartache of Pastoring

Jonathan Dodson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about challenges including pastoral burnout, the “COVID hangover,” ghosting, and criticism—and how Jesus is faithful through it all.

Greg Stier: Why Your Whole Church Needs To Care About Student Ministry

Greg Stier joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the impact youth ministry has had on his life and why student ministry matters to the whole church.

Ray Ortlund: Why Pastors MUST Fight Pornography

Ray Ortlund joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he is calling his fellow pastors to join him in addressing the pervasive porn use in their midst.

Mark Moore: Are These Obstacles Keeping You From Getting To Know Jesus?

Dr. Mark Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how astonishing Jesus really is and how we can pursue getting to know him better.

Laura Lewis: What Women Who Have Had Abortions Need From Your Church

Dr. Laura Lewis joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the needs of women who have had abortions and how churches can help.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian Nationalist

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

Karen Swallow Prior: How the Church Should Move Forward Now Roe Has Been Overturned

Karen Swallow Prior joins us for a breaking episode of the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the American church can move forward well now that Roe has been overturned.

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb: How Pastors Can Stay in Their Lanes While Helping Survivors of Abuse

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb join the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how pastors can help provide Jesus-focused, trauma-informed care to the abuse survivors in their congregations.

Scott Sauls: Why Your Brokenness Is Essential to Your Ministry

Scott Sauls joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why our brokenness is not something to be ashamed of, but is actually key to a ministry focused on Jesus.

Daniel Yang: How People on the Margins Can Help Save the American Church

Daniel Yang joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why American Christians must strive to learn from their brothers and sisters around the world and at the margins of their own culture.

Jemar Tisby on Grove City College, CRT, and His Struggles With White Evangelicalism

Dr. Jemar Tisby joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about what happened with Grove City College, his experience navigating predominantly white evangelical spaces, and his hope for the American church moving forward.

Charlie Dates: The Worst of Times Needs the Best of Christian Preaching

Rev. Dr. Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his insights and reflections on the craft of preaching.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss It

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

Vance Pitman: Why Stress Should Not Be a ‘Normal’ Part of a Pastor’s Life

Vance Pitman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why pastors do not have to see stress as simply part of “normal life.”

Andy Stanley: Is Your Church Choosing Political Sides Without Realizing It?

Andy Stanley joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes so many Christians have politicized their faith, even though most would agree it is wrong to do so.

Kevin and Sherry Harney: Why It’s a Problem If Our Discipleship Does Not Lead to Evangelism

Kevin and Sherry Harney join the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share their wisdom about the characteristics of true discipleship…and why it's a little different from what we typically think.

Glenn Packiam: These Are the Signs That You Are a Resilient Pastor

Glenn Packiam joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how pastors can pursue resilience in a deeply challenging time.

UPDATED: SWBTS Announces Adam Greenway’s Resignation Following Social Media News Leak

Thursday evening, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) twitterverse was chirping about the possibility of a big forthcoming announcement pertaining to the possible resignation of SWBTS president Adam Greenway.

Charlie Dates: Why Your Church Needs To Identify and Raise Up...

Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what makes preaching compelling and the role local churches play in cultivating preachers for the pulpit.

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