“If the Christian life was only about trying to get you out of earth, into heaven, then why in the world would Jesus leave us here after conversion?” Robby Gallaty discusses this question in our conversation about the kingdom of heaven.
Almost half of Christian millennials say sharing their faith with someone is wrong, yet almost all of them agree knowing Jesus is the best thing that could happen to someone. What’s going on here? Craig Springer, the leader of Alpha USA, unpacks the statistics for us in our conversation.
“Just as the spirit of God was with Christ on the cross, so he is with us in the depths of our agonies, reminding us that there is something ahead of us," Ken Costa says. Our discussion focuses on the things we may have overlooked about the cross.
Justin and Scott discuss the need for pastors to embrace their humanity and they believe spiritual disciplines can help them do that.
Drew Dyck read 62 books and conducted 14 interviews to write a book on self-control. Drew talks to us about the science and spirituality behind self-control and how its practice will lead you toward freedom.
"In the noise of culture, we can’t just speak truth louder," Matt Brown says. In our conversation, Matt addresses the crisis of influence the church is currently experiencing in the world.
“What we have to understand is that discernment is not a weapon we use against each other," Hannah Anderson says.
"I always say my primary ministry is my family. Everything else I do is from the overflow of that," Shane Pruitt says. When his own family experienced difficulties, Shane learned some things about ministering to others during times of hardship.
“We have to accept the fact that peace isn’t magic, and you can love Jesus and still be struggling profoundly with inner peace," Erwin McManus says.
“Instead of an institution, people come to, [the church should be] a way of life cultivated in a place,” David Fitch says. Listen to our conversation with David as he discusses what it looks like when a church is "on mission."
“We need to be planting about 8,100 churches per year just to keep up with the population and the closure rates," Justin Moxley of Stadia says. Justin shares the latest research on church plants, including how they reach unreached people.
Kent Annan is the director of humanitarian and disaster leadership at Wheaton College. In our conversation, Kent addresses the fears that often come up when societies consider welcoming refugees and immigrants and the facts he learned about the impact they have on the nations who welcome them.
“There’s never been a life lived that didn’t have regrets. There’s never been a life lived that didn’t fail on some level or another," Brent Crowe says. In our conversation, Brent encourages leaders to shift their paradigm on regret and failure.
Scott Sauls discusses how a battle with depression during his time as a pastor brought about his greatest contribution to the Kindom of God.
Dr. Matthew Kim of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary discusses how pastors can increase their cultural intelligence and preach better sermons.
ChurchLeaders podcast host Jason Daye talks about the year in review with ChurchLeaders editor Megan Briggs.
Reggie McNeal addresses the differences between kingdom-centric churches and church-centric churches in our conversation.
Dean Sweetman and Frank Barry with Tithe.ly discuss what pastors and ministry leaders need to know about year-end giving. The reality is that December is an excellent time to talk about giving, even more so than you may realize.
Jonathan Pokluda leads a group of 3,500 millennials in Dallas, Texas. His best tip for discipling this age group: Don't lower the bar.
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson discusses the lessons she learned during her service in the military about mentorship and uniting under a common mission. She sees many crossovers between her military training and discipleship in the church.