Showing posts from 2017

An Interview with Ryan Churchill - Episode 6

Today we sit down with Ryan Churchill, the author of The Covenants, Christ, and You. Ryan was a great guest. He shared the origin of the book and the power of the Covenants in understanding our identity and that of Jesus Christ.
The Covenants, Christ, and You cover the seven biblical covenants. The reader begins the journey in Eden and travels all the way to the New Covenant. Ryan Shared:His testimony - :30How he became an author - 2:31The focus of the book - 6:19Why this is important - 7:50Resources at the website - 10:30The power of the small group and the Word - 11:22The power of prayer and the Word - 14:22How to best use the book - 15:52 Contact Information: Ryan's email His website: Closing Thoughts Thanks for listening to this episode of Coaching Christian Leaders. Please subscribe to Coaching Christian Leaders and never miss an episode. You can subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcheriHeartRa…

An Interview with Dr. Curtis McDaniel Jr.

Is our faith still relevant in a post-Christian culture? Has the church lost the right to comment on cultural issues? Today, Dr. Henry Curtis McDaniel will answer these questions.
Dr. Henry Curtis McDaniel Jr. is the founder and president of the Center for Reaching a Post-Christian Culture. He graduated cum laude from Columbia International University and obtained a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He has earned two doctorates - a D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Duquesne University.
Dr. McDaniel is the author of two books - When I Need God the Most and God Is All My Hope and Stay. He also wrote a series of books with his wife, Karen McDaniel called Life Brighteners.
The ConversationHis Faith Story - 1:00The world is changing drastically - 4:30The birth of the post-Christian America - 6:30Define the post-Chrisitan condition - 7:07How our thinking has changed - 10:23The Da Vinci Code as an example - 16:20The role of the church in a post-Chri…

Avoiding Burnout

Some Steps You Can Take Now to Overcome Burnout How can you overcome burnout or possibly prevent it? Here are some simple steps that will help.
How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated
by Rebecca Knight
"What’s the best way to recharge? Are some forms of rejuvenation better than others? How do you know if what you’re feeling is ordinary burnout or something else, like chronic dissatisfaction?"
When Your Wife Suffers from Burnout A pastor can struggle with work-life balance and burnout. But if he is not careful, this burnout will find its way home. Check out Shona and David Murray's article and video on this subject.
How Husbands Can Protect Their Wives from Burnout by Shona Murray & David Murray "Men tend to overlook their wive's burnout. At least in my own case, I didn't see it coming. So, keep your eyes open. Watch and listen for warning signs, and heed them."…

An Interview with Jake Delich - Episode 4

Recently I interview Jake Delich. Jake and his wife Elizabeth have planted a church in Sweden and are now helping with a church plant in Puerto Rico.
I should point out that this interview was recorded prior to the hurricane Maria. Jake and his family did come out of Maria in good shape but the situation in Puerto Rico is serious.
Jake Shared:His testimony  2:16His interest in missions  5:26Church planting in Sweden  6:29How to understand the post-modern Swedish people  9:00Their goals and methods in Sweden  10:52How the work developed in Sweden  13:45God closing the door in Sweden  16:12Church planting and discipleship in Puerto Rico  18:00The cultural situation in Puerto Rico  20:50The current work in Puerto Rico  22:11Relational evangelism  23:30Church planting steps  26:20An example of these steps in Puerto Rico  31:36How we can pray for and support the work in Puerto Rico  33:38 Contact Information email
Please support Jake and Elizabeth through pray and givin…

An Interview with Dr. Sam Serio - Episode 3

Every week God gives us opportunities to help those affected by porn, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. But often we fall short. Sadly, our response causes more harm.
Today on the Coaching Christian Leaders podcast we will meet Dr. Sam Serio. Dr. Serio is the author of the book, Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting. He will share with us his insights on how to help those who have been sexually wounded.
Dr. Serio shared:His Ministry Journey. 00:51How his Ministry changed. 2:51Seven types of sexual hurt. 4:03The scope of the problem 6:57God’s way of helping is superior to the world’s way. 9:22The need to be sensitive on Mother’s Day of Father’s Day. 13:08How you should be careful as you teach forgiveness. 14:07How to communicate more effectively to the sexually hurting. 18:50The consequences of and how to help a sexless marriage. 20:40When the pastor is the one with the sexual hurt. 25:30An overview of his counseling s…

What is Possible? - Episode 2

For the past 18 months, this podcast was called The Real Pastors podcast. Real Pastors released monthly interviews with pastors and missionaries about their calling and their work.
Now that the podcast has been rebranded to Coaching Christian Leaders we will continue to interview those in ministry, especially pastors and missionaries. But we will add coaches and others in leadership.
In addition, I will feature coaching specific episodes.
So what you will hear in this episode is a monthly release under the heading of One Question Coaching. These One Question Coaching episodes will be short and to the point. My goal is to give you one action item to work on.
So here we go.
God has called you to lead. Whether a ministry or a business – God has called you to lead. Since that calling, you have worked hard and prayed. But now as you look back, as you evaluate the journey can you say your leadership, your ministry, or your business is where you thought it would be?
Here is a simple questio…

3 Tips to Jump Start Your Ministry Year

Work on Your Listening As a leader, it is essential that you be an above average communicator. But that means more than speaking. It also means listening. Sadly today, listening is a lost art. This loss of listening skills affects many things, especially how we lead. Check out Kathy Lockwood's post on the art of listening and then purpose to become a better listener.

Are You Listening?
by Kathy Lockwood
"Are you listening for understanding or are you focused more on what you are going to say next? As the other person is speaking, is that little voice in your head preparing your next response?"

Think Small I am the pastor of a small church. So I pay attention whenever I come across something for the small church leader. Here is one by Karl Vaters, the author of The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us.Mr. Vaters shares that small chur…

Coaching Christian Leaders is Here - Episode 1

For the past 18 months, you have known this podcast as The Real Pastors Podcast. But now it is time to make a change. So I am rebranding the podcast. The podcast will now be called Coaching Christian Leaders.
Why are you doing this you ask?
There are a few reasons.
The title Real Pastors never explained what the podcast was about. When I picked the Real Pastors, I took the idea from Real Simple Magazine. Unfortunately, what works for a magazine does not work for a podcast.Another reason is that my guest list has broadened. In addition to the pastors and missionaries I normally interview, there will be Christian authors, counselors, and leaders sharing their knowledge. For example, our first guest for Coaching Christian Leaders is Dr. Sam Serio. Dr. Serio is the is the author of Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting. This is a great interview and I am honored that he will be on the show.Third, some new doors are opening for me. Real Pastors made it possible for me to begin coachi…