Identify your audience, and then provide the content they’re looking for. If you want to sell a product, you have to understand your audience. The same is true for your church. Ask yourself who you’re speaking to, and identify what those people are looking for. Then, work to provide that content for them.
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Hosted by Caralee Culpepper and Dale Sellers, our executive director, and a former small church pastor, our 95Network podcast is a wealth of information specifically for small-church pastors—delivered in a candid, kind, and concise way. We cover pressing topics in modern ministry, annual trends, and more.
Great performers are prepared for the encore. Performers know they’ll be remembered for their encore, not their primary performance. The encore portion of your life is the most important, so take advantage of the opportunities God has given you.
God doesn’t need our help. God can accomplish whatever He wants, and He certainly doesn’t need us to do that. However, He wants a relationship with us. His plan all along has been for us to do ministry FROM Him and not FOR Him.
Understanding and honesty are key components in diverse relationships. As you pursue a relationship with someone of a minority, communicate what you want to learn and be honest about it in your conversations.
One of the first things you can do is foster a spirit of grace and kindness that permeates your church culture: squash divisiveness, judgment, and discontent.
The 10 Minute Bible Hour & Accepting God’s Grace As A Pastor (w/ Matt Whitman & Aron Utecht) – Episode 131
Each day, the Ten Minute Bible Hour podcast provides listeners with a “fast, fun, deep dive” into the Bible.
We’re talking a lot about the wave of new people coming to church and how we can provide a welcoming place for them. Tony has some encouraging and constructive advice about how to navigate change and how to be intentional and faithful about making bold moves in your church.
Social media isn’t inherently wrong or evil, but it’s also not inherently neutral either. While the algorithms that social media uses don’t recognize what desires are “good” or “bad,” they are designed to draw us more deeply into our desires rather than to deliver us from them.
Using Technology To Engage With Church Visitors (w/ Jeanette Yates from Text In Church) – Episode 128
Jeanette Yates talks to us about how Text In Church software can help you reach out to and engage with your visitors. She gives us some valuable tips on how to connect with first-time guests and provides us with great strategies for finding what works for your ministry when it comes to guest follow-up.
Pastor Timothy Pender and his congregation believe that everyone was born with a purpose, on purpose. In other words, God has a plan for each one of us (Jeremiah 29:11).
Mark Messmore has a passion for teaching and preaching. He also has a passion for teaching people how to preach! In his early 20s, God began showing him the need for a simple, easy-to-follow model for people learning how to prepare and present a sermon.
Diving More Into 95Network Coaching: What It Is And How We Help You (w/Jon Sanders & Travis Stephens) – Episode 125
It’s hard for many pastors to find support and community within their church, and even if they do, there are some things that they just can’t share. A coach can provide you with accountability and insight into issues that should be addressed and kept in confidence.