Teach Kids to Fall in Love with Jesus - Episode 18


Why is it essential that kids fall in love with Jesus? What must be done to ensure children and youth retain their faith as they grow up? How do you teach and disciple young people? These are some of the questions Ben Palacz and Tony Trussoni answer today on Coaching Christian Leaders.
Both of these men share their expertise in family ministry.

They Share

  • How they ended up in Family Ministry – 1:00
  • How to define Family Ministry – 3:20
  • How to connect with the parents – 5:00
  • Ensuring faith retention – 6:20
  • How family ministry can reach different ages – 7:40
  • Why Christ must capture their hearts – 10:00
  • Should children ministry be separated from adult ministry – 11:30
  • The role of the Senior Pastor in family ministry – 15:00
  • The purpose of the Theological Family Ministry Podcast – 17:30
  • What the podcast covers – 19:20
  • The role entertainment plays in youth ministry – 21:00
  • Teaching Kids and Youth the Message of the Text Episode 40 – 24:00
  • How to offer the opportunity of salvation to young children – 26:00

Resources Mentioned

The Theological Family Ministry Podcast
Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids, by Jack Klumpenhower

Contact Information

Their email: thetfmpodcast@gmail.com

Closing Thoughts

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The Call to Equip

Ephesians 4:11-12 is straightforward. Church leaders are “to equip the saints for the work of ministry...” And this equipping has its own purpose – to build the body of Christ. 

The intent of this equipping, "building up the body of Christ," is not to grow the church numerically. Rather it is to build the church up in the "unity of faith and the knowledge of Jesus Christ." See verse 4:13

I recently asked my Lutheran friend, "What are the various parts of a church?" He answered with terms like nave and narthex. What I meant to ask was, “What makes up a church?" or, "What are the facets of a church?”

A church is not primarily a building. It is a group of people who have come together to worship Jesus Christ. God then creates offices and gives gifts to believers. Ephesians 4:11; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12 

I believe these offices and gifts are lived out in the church as discipleship, service, worship, leadership, and outreach. So, how do you equip these? How do you equip a congregation to worship? How do you equip a leader to lead worship? How do you equip a church to do outreach? How do you equip a leader to lead outreach? .......

I am a pastor who leads a small church. I am also a leadership coach who focuses my coaching on small church pastors. Small church pastors know that they must equip. They also know that resources are limited. When you have 80 men, women, and children in attendance, there are only a few to equip.

Being small is not necessarily a negative. Where a large church can hire an outreach pastor, a small church pastor can teach personal evangelism. Where a large church may use paid staff to provide the worship music, the small church can use its people, even children, to provide worship music.

I will have more on this subject in the future. For the moment though, remember that God has called you to equip. Take some time over the next few days and evaluate your church. Where do you need to equip others? Then pick one and focus your efforts there. 



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Using Creativity to Share Christ - Episode 17


God, in His wisdom, has chosen to use people to share His Son, Jesus. That outreach starts in the local community and involves teamwork and creativity.
Today we meet a man who is doing all of the above - Dale Kline. Dale is the Creative Pastor and a Campus Pastor for Lifesong Church. Dale will help us understand the leadership role of campus pastor and also understand the place creativity plays in ministry.

Dale Shared

  • His Faith Story – 0:45
  • His role as Campus Pastor of LifeSong Church Worcester Campus – 2:35
  • The Four Types of Campus Pastors – 6:10
  • Why his role is important – 9:15
  • The pitfalls of this model of church – 11:30
  • His role as the Creative Pastor – 15:30
  • How even a small church can create a unified and effective message – 19:20
  • How to create MindShare in your church marketing – 24:00
  • The Composition of the Creative Team – 27:58
  • How to plan for large events – 30:00

Contact Information

Dale's email: Dale.Kline@lifesongonline.org

Resources

The Four Types of Campus Pastors (And Which One You Need) by Danny Watterson  https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/the-4-types-of-campus-pastors-and-which-one-you-need
The Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson
The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months, by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington

Closing Thoughts

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Hope for Combat Veterans and Their Families - Episode 16


When a combat veteran returns home, the war doesn't end.  An enemy, unseen to us, continues to attack. But this battlefield is spiritual, not physical. And the wounds suffered are divorce, addiction, homelessness, and even suicide.
Reboot Combat Recovery is making a difference. This 12-week faith-based course helps combat veterans rebuild their lives and experience a breakthrough in their personal battle with combat trauma.
In this episode, we sit down with Bryan Flanery, the Engagement Coordinator for Reboot Combat Recovery. Bryan is a combat veteran, a man who struggled with PTSD, and a graduate of Reboot. 
He shares his story, his victory over hopelessness, and the great impact Reboot Combat Recovery made on his life.

Bryan Shared:

  • His faith story - :40
  • What he would've missed had his suicide attempt been successful - 6:25
  • The mission of Reboot Combat Recovery - 8:45
  • The symptoms of PTSD and the impact it makes on the extended family - 10:50
  • How the Reboot Combat Recovery course helps with healing - 16:25
  • What to expect the first time you attend - 22:00
  • How much it costs - 23:00
  • Group size - 24:40
  • Who can host the course - 26:50
  • The impact this course is making in the lives of veterans and their families - 28:00

Resources

Contact Info

Closing Thoughts

Please visit https://rebootrecovery.com to learn more. At this website, you can find a group near you, learn how to start your own group, and how to support Reboot.
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Moving a Community Toward Christ - Episode 15


God uses people to accomplish His purposes. And God is using Adam Feldman in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Adam is a community leader, a lead pastor, an author, and a coach.  He is the lead pastor of Metanoia Church. He is the author of two books, Journaling: Catalyzing Spiritual Growth Through Reflection and Addressing the Spiritual Formation Needs of a New Church. He is a coach who works with church planters. And he is a recognized community leader as the chair for The One EC Recovery Project.

Adam Shared

  • His faith story - 2:00
  • His decision to plant a church in Ellicott City, Maryland - 4:20
  • About the flood that devastated Ellicott City .and One EC Project - 7:22
  • Why is community involvement is important to him - 10:50
  • About his work as a church-planter coach - 14:00
  • Some coaching steps for church planters - 15:40
  • Insights on how to replant a church - 18:50
  • Details about his book Addressing the Spiritual Formation Needs of a New Church - What
    spiritual formation is and why it is important. - 20:34
  • Details about his book Journaling: Catalyzing Spiritual Growth Through Reflection - 25:17
  • What makes his book different - 30:00
  • Some tips on how to get started in journaling - 32:15

His Books

Journaling: Catalyzing Spiritual Growth Through Reflection
Addressing the Spiritual Formation Needs of a New Church

Contact Information

Adam@AdamLFeldman.com

Closing Thoughts

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God is Here! - Episode 14


Pastor Jim Hosey shares his experience with revival. On February 3, 1970, God showed up on the campus of Asbury College. Revival broke out, it lasted over 180 hours and then spread throughout the United States and beyond.
Jim shares his personal experience at this revival in Wilmore Kentucky as well as the movement of God later in Tennessee.

Books

One Divine Moment by Robert E. Coleman
Spontaneous Revivals: Asbury College 1905-2006 Firsthand Accounts of Lives Transformed by Robert Kanary and Kyle Shroeder
Halls Aflame: An Account of the Spontaneous Revivals at Asbury College in 1950 and 1958, by Henry C. James and Paul Rader. This book documents a different revival that took place in 1950 and 1958.

Movies

A Revival Account: Asbury 1970
Asbury College Revival 1970

Closing Thoughts

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Develop a Sexual Integrity Plan - Episode 13


Dr. John Thorington of Restoring Hearts Counseling shares his expertise in counseling teens, couples, and church leaders who struggle with sexual addiction and other compulsive behaviors.
Dr. Thorington is a licensed professional counselor. He is also certified as a Sexual Recovery Therapist by the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy. He holds four degrees—a BA in Religion and Psychology, a Master of Divinity, a Doctor of Ministry degree, and an MA in Community Counseling.
John works as a pastoral counselor at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO, and has 29 years of experience as a pastor in the local church. He is able to offer confidential, specialized help to pastors. He is also the author of the book Pure Teens: Honoring God, Relationships, and Sex

Dr. Thorington Shared

  1. His testimony - 1:00
  2. The focus of Restoring Hearts Counseling - 3:10
  3. The widespread nature of sexual addiction, especially pornography within the church - 4:40
  4. What tweens are and why is social media bad for them
  5. The intended reader of this book Pure Teens: Honoring God, Relationships, and Sex - 6:13
  6. The purpose of the Sexual Integrity Workouts at the end of each chapter - 10:55
  7. Steps a teenager can take to create a battle plan to stay porn free - 11:40
  8. How a pastor can struggle with porn - 16:00
  9. His three-day intensives for pastors and their spouses - 17:50
  10. The follow-up that is provided - 21:30

Contact Info

 John's email is John@restoringheartscounseling.com

Resources

His book Pure Teens, Honoring God, Relationships, and Sex
He also recommended The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling

Closing Thoughts

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Integrity in Leadership - Episode 12


Welcome to Coaching Christian Leaders. My name is Mark Jones and I coach Christian Leaders. Today we will be looking at the first of many biblical teachings on leadership.

When I meet with leaders, a common statement that I hear from them is this, “I just want to finish well.” I can appreciate that. I too want to finish well. But what I believe these leaders are really saying is that they want to maintain their integrity throughout their time of service.
So today the biblical leadership topic we will focus on is integrity.

Open your Bible to Psalm 78 and find your way to verse 70. Let's look at 70-72.


He chose David his servant and took him from the sheep pens; from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people Jacob, of Israel his inheritance. And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.

God chose David to lead Israel. And David led Israel as a shepherd. He had been a shepherd for his earthly father. But he became a shepherd for the Heavenly Father.

Like David, I believe God has called you to your place of leadership. He has chosen you to lead as David led. God has placed you, with your unique gifts and talents in this place of leadership.

It is interesting to me that Asaph, the man God used to pen this psalm, viewed David’s leadership as shepherding. A shepherd feeds the flock. A shepherd protects the flock. A shepherd leads the flock. Was this style of leadership, shepherding, unique to David? I don’t think so. I believe God has placed you in a similar place to do a like work.

But the reason we have come to this Psalm is verse 72. Let’s look at the easy part first. The easy part is the last half of the verse. It says about David that he, “guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.” Charles Spurgeon, in his Treasury of David, writes about this phrase. Spurgeon writes, “He was a sagacious ruler” ..... To be truthful, I did not know the word “sagacious.”  I had to look it up. It means, having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment – to be wise, to be clever.

From what I know of David, he was a good administrator, a clever diplomat, he was intelligent.  So David was clever, he was intelligent, he was “sagacious.” But it is the first half of verse 72 that makes me pause. Here it is once again,  So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart. Integrity of heart – Did you see that? Maybe Asaph forgot about Bathsheba and Uriah?

Remember earlier, I told you that many leaders I meet with want to finish well. I told you that I too want to finish well. But what about the start of our leadership or the middle of it? Shouldn’t we want these to also reflect integrity? Certainly! If we look at the early years of David’s leadership, those years were models of integrity. And from what we know of David’s later years, they too seem to be good years.

Barnes in his commentary writes, “Save in the matter of Uriah .... his administration was eminently just, pure, impartial, wise,......” Yes, save in the matter of Uriah.

To be fair to David, he did repent, he did pay a great price for his sin, and he did rebound to “finish well.” All of us can blow it. Anyone of us can fail. And we can fail like David. When we do, let us repent and seek the Savior’s forgiveness. Better yet, let us ask God to help us lead with integrity in all phases of our leadership – the beginning, the middle, and the end.

Coaching Questions

Now here are two coaching questions for you. Think them over and write down your answers.
  1. When you are 95 years old what will you want people to say about your life? Think about that for a minute. Sometimes people will capture this idea by writing their own eulogy. With David, we say “He led with integrity of heart.” But we also say, “What about Bathsheba and Uriah?” How will people remember you?
  2. Question number two is based on the proverbial fork in the road. That is often the case with integrity. Do you take the path to the right or to the left; the straight path or the crooked path? Here is a question that you can use when you find yourself standing before that fork. How will this decision impact God’s purpose for my life? God has placed you here to lead. So any decision you make can impact God’s purpose for you. Think back on David and the impact his decisions made on him, his family, and even his calling.

Closing Thoughts

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The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Coaching Executives - Episode 11


Dan Brown is an experienced executive who has worked in financial services, banking, asset management, and software solutions. He has served with Fortune 100 companies as well as non-profit organizations.
Dan has been awarded the Chief Information Officer of the year award and was the Atlanta Telecom Professional of the year in 2012.
These days, Dan brings all of this experience forward, serving as an executive coach. He coaches senior executives as well as mid-career executives.
You can learn more about Dan and the coaching he provides by visiting www.sage-coach.com.

Dan shared

  • His faith story - 1:30
  • What makes a c-level coaching call different from coaching a mid-level executive - 3:45
  • Areas where a new executive coach should prepare - 5:27
  • The pitfalls to coaching executives - 8:10
  • How he merges coaching and consulting - 10:05
  • His other goals and passions - 12:35

Contact Info

Dan's email: dan.brown@sage-coach.com
Dan's website: www.sage-coach.com

Closing Thoughts

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Self-Publish And Extend Your Reach - Episode 10


Today we will sit down with Brandon Boone. Brandon is the pastor of Red Hills Southern Baptist Church in Enoch Utah. He’s the author of the blog OfShepherdsandSheep.com as well as the author of the book, The King's Sermon: The Sermon on the Mount and Life in the Kingdom of Heaven.
The reason I wanted to interview Brandon is his experience with publishing The Kings Sermon. Brandon took the self-publishing route. I am convinced that many of you are sitting on a former sermon series, a training curriculum, or an expertise that could easily be published. And self-publishing might just be the way you can extend your reach and also extend the reach of the gospel.

Brandon Shared

  • His Faith Story – 00:38
  • How he published his book – 3:22
  • The process of self-publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing – 5:05
  • Cover Design – 8:30
  • How much does it cost to use Kindle Direct Publishing – 10:00
  • How he used VoiceBase.com – 11:35
  • What are the pitfalls to self-publishing – 13:46
  • Encouraging words for those thinking about self-publishing – 18:00
  • The book, The King's Sermon – 21:41

Contact Information

Brandon's email: Brandonmckayboone@gmail.com

Resources

Brandon's Book: The King's Sermon
Brandon's blog: www.ofshepherdsandsheep.com
Kindle Direct Publishing: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

Closing Thoughts

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