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Developing Leaders in the Workplace and in Church

Today we sit down with Dr. Gene Herndon. Dr. Herndon is a business leader, a coach, an author of numerous books, and the pastor of Stone Point Community Church in Glendale Arizona. Dr. Herndon spoke about: Leadership Development How to use millennials as leaders How to repurpose your sermons to reach more people Monday Morning Masterminds  and his leadership training for business and church leaders. I really appreciate the time that Dr. Herndon gave to Coaching Christian Leaders. I learned so much from him and I am sure you will as well. Resources His most recent book - The Elephant in the Room Please share this episode with others!
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Discipleship Produces Leadership

Last week you evaluated your people and determined where they stood as disciples. If you haven't done this, look back at previous post for more information. Today, let's start with a question. Is your discipleship program producing laborers & leaders? Many churches offer Sunday School or Small Groups. People faithfully attend and learn. But in the end what is accomplised? A lot of information is given but little development occurs. For a discipleship progam to be successful it should be intentional as it matures disciples and builds leaders and laborers.   Right Intent - Wrong Question I am a pastor of a small church. Recently, I met with the elders, and one raised a concern. He asked, “Where are we going to find more Sunday School teachers?” No sooner did he ask that question than another asked, “And we’re not getting any younger. Where are we going to get some younger men to be elders?” These questions were sincere, but they were the wrong questions. You don’t find Sunday

How to Move Your People On

As a believer, one of your greatest responsibilities is to build up other believers. God has called you to make disciples; to move believers along in their faith. So how do you do that? I think the first step is to know where they're at.  One way to know this is to label them. There are many labels we can use, but I want to keep it simple, so here are four. Unbeliever New Believer Mature Believer Laborer or Leader Let's try this out.  Who is the first person you think of when you think of someone in your church?  Write their name down. Now how would you label them using one of the above four labels? Let's do it again. This time instead of thinking of a person and then labeling them, pick a label and then identify someone in your church that matches that label. Really, for these labels to have any value it is important that you determine how you can move someone from one position to another. Recently, I led a young man to Christ. We met after church. He had some great questi

Developing Leaders on the Mission Field

How do you develop trusted leaders to take the work forward - even in your absence? Adam Hussey shares his expertise in leadership development. Today we sit down with Adam Hussey. Adam is a missionary with Action International. He and his wife Alei serve in the Philippines. Much of their work is centered around developing local church leaders.  Also, Adam has some unique ideas on how missionaries can raise financial support in these tough times.  Contact Info The best way to contact Adam and to learn more about his work is to visit his website.  You will find Adam at   There you can email Adam and read more about his ministry. Also, check out his Facebook page at Closing Thoughts Thanks for listening to Coaching Christian Leaders . You should subscribe to this podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode. You can find this podcast in just about any podcast app. We are on Apple Podcasts , Deezer ,

How to Develop a Personal Discipleship Plan

Michael Ward, the author of The Sixth Sola, shares his approach to personal discipleship. Michael shares: How he came to Christ The other five solas The purpose of the book the intended readers His view on other methods of personal discipleship How preaching can be more effective The reading plan The Great Relationship versus the Great Commission How this approach has impacted him  If the Bible were a gym, what would be the exercises? Resources His Book: The Sixth Sola His website: Closing Thoughts Thanks for listening to Coaching Christian Leaders . You should subscribe to this podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode. You can find this podcast in just about any podcast app. We are on Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Gaana, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, and now we are on Amazon Music. Check it out and make sure you subscribe. This is Mark Jones and I will speak with you soon. Please share this episode with others!

The First Leader You Must Train

Every pastor I've ever met wants to reach the lost and build disciples. I believe that’s you as well. I know you want to see people saved and for your church members to grow in their love and understanding of Christ. That’s why you got into this work. But now, after years of doing this work, you realize that it’s impossible to do it alone. You need help. You need others to come alongside and share the load. In part, that’s why you are listening to me. That’s why you found this podcast. You want to learn how to identify, train, and release leaders into the work. This is Mark Jones and I help pastors reach the lost, build disciples, and develop church leaders. Thanks for listening to Coaching Christian Leaders. If you want to know more about how I can help, then please visit In today’s episode, we are going to focus on the most important leader you must train. You must train this leader before all others. And a failure to do so will cause problem

Values-Driven Leadership

Bobby Albert is the President of Values-Driven Leadership. He is the author of The Freedom Paradox , Principled Profits , and True North Business. Today we spoke with Bobby shared his insights on leadership and the state of our country. He Shared How he came to know Christ as your savior. Why he wrote The Freedom Paradox. What is meant by “Freedom Paradox. How Freedom + Responsibility = Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  What’s the value of going all the way back to the birth of our nation? Four cultural changes People are acting on emotions rather than principles People are exhibiting scarcity mindsets instead of abundant mindsets. People are focused on symptoms instead of the root problem. People no longer understand how you communicate is as important as what you communicate. What is the hope for American? His Books The Freedom Paradox Principled Profits True North Business His Website and Email Visit TFP-Book