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I'm really excited to share this week's conversation with Chris Shandrow, Lead Pastor of Compass Church in Normal, IL. Chris is a church planter with a long history of involvement in the church....
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I was recently responding to some comments about the release of my new book, Stalled: Hope And Help For Pastors Who Thought They’d Be There By Now, when I came across this statement:  “Could it be...
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One of the most important leadership quotes I've heard is, "Wherever you go, there you are." As many of you know, part of my story is the obsession with where I was going instead of where I was. It...
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This week on Real Church Stories, we're joined by Heather Robertson, the Co-Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin, IL, the same town she grew up in. It’s clear right from the beginning...
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Every week, I connect with pastors who are stalled. Many of them see it. But many of them don't. In my own life, I learned the hard way what can happen inside of us if we don't understanding the...
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This article is adapted from Chapter 9 of Stalled: Hope and Help for Pastors Who Thought They'd Be There By Now. Have you ever heard Jesus speak directly to you through someone else? Sometimes His...
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Shawn Lovejoy is the Founder & CEO of CourageToLead.com. His heart beats for coaching leaders through what keeps them up at night. Shawn has been a successful real estate developer, church planter,...
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This week on Real Church Stories, we're joined by Nathaniel Foote, the Lead Pastor of Grace Church in Lexington, OH. Nathaniel grew up in the Church and started as a Student Pastor in PA before...
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Did you know that ministry almost killed me? This week we're switching things up on the podcast. You may have heard us talking about Stalled, my upcoming book which comes out of my years of...
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"I got this sense that the rural church had really been forgotten about." Today we're joined by Danny Davis, author of Rural Church Turnaround and Pastor of Life Point Church in Odessa, MO. Danny has...
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Not many pastors can also claim the title Fire Chief, but in this episode of Real Church Stories, Joe talks with Phillip Murdock, the Lead Minister of Life Pointe Christian Church in Toano, VA and...
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We're back from our short break from the podcast while Austin was on paternity leave! And it's good to be back! We've got some great podcast episodes and articles ahead, a book launching in the Fall,...
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This week is my first week back from paternity leave. I'm so grateful for the time to welcome my beautiful daughter, Willa Jane, into this world. Larisa and I have two toddlers in our home through...
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Thank you for all your support for Real Church Stories, this new podcast I have the opportunity to host in partnership with 95Network. I truly can't wait to continue sharing the stories of pastors...
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I am so excited to FINALLY be launching The Real Church Stories Podcast today! This has been a dream in my heart for a little while now, and I'm grateful to be sharing it today. In this very first...
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