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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.

Kristen Padilla: What the Church Is Missing When It Comes to Women in Ministry

Kristen Padilla joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share her insights into the challenges women in ministry face, no matter their denomination, and the steps church leaders can take to support them.

Ted Esler: Why Church Leaders Must Not Ignore Our ‘Innovation Crisis’

Ted Esler joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes the church is in an "innovation crisis" and why innovation is essential to reaching people with the gospel.

Robert Wolgemuth: How Pastors Can Minister to Men Facing the End of Their Lives

Robert Wolgemuth joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how the "gun lap" is different from any other stage of life and how churches can minister to men dealing with the unique struggles of this season.

Lance Witt: How to Handle the ‘Toughest Moment to Navigate Leadership in the Local Church’

Lance Witt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how pastors can maintain a healthy soul in a cultural moment when they are being criticized like never before.

Aubrey Sampson: Pastor, God Is for You—But Do You Really Believe That?

Aubrey Sampson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how church leaders can reject false identities and instead take some of the most basic truths of the Christian faith to heart.

Todd Miles: Why Marijuana Use Is an Issue Church Leaders Must Not Ignore

Todd Miles joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why it is essential for church leaders to know what they believe about marijuana and why they believe it.

Dominique Dubois Gilliard: What Joseph, Pharaoh, and the Apostles Teach Us About Privilege

Dominique Dubois Gilliard joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why "privilege" is not only a concept acknowledged by Scripture but is also something churches must address in order to preserve an effective witness.

J.D. Greear: Prayer Does Not Just Support the Ministry—It Is the Ministry

J.D. Greear joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what Scripture says about prayer and what our view of prayer says about the way we see God, the gospel, and ministry.

Carey Nieuwhof: Why Burnout Is Not Inevitable and How Pastors Can Avoid It

Carey Nieuwhof joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share highly practice advice for how pastors can not only avoid burning out but can also thrive in their ministries.

Joy Qualls: How Pastors Can Be Effective Communicators

Dr. Joy Qualls joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what pastors must do to be truly effective communicators, whether inside or outside the pulpit.

Steve Carter: What All Church Leaders Must Do To Be Spiritually Healthy

Steve Carter joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned about the importance of addressing "the thing beneath the thing" and the devastation that occurs when leaders fail to do so.

Mike Cosper: What ‘The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill’ Means for Church Leaders

Mike Cosper joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his experience creating the "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" and his thoughts on what church leaders should take away from the series.

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s Holiness

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

Creflo Dollar: Some of My Teachings About Tithing ‘Were Not Correct’

Creflo Dollar, senior pastor of World Changers Church International, recently told his congregation that some of his teachings about tithing have been wrong. Dollar is known for promoting a prosperity gospel and made this confession in a sermon posted to YouTube Sunday, June 26.

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

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.

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