HOW do you take advantage of the incredible opportunity of Christmas Eve? It is now the most attended service of the year for Un-churched people. It is VITAL to your church to use that night to connect with these guests while celebrating the birth of Jesus! In Part 2 of this series Chris shares HOW to “Kill It” on Christmas Eve, specifically how to stay connected with each guest post Christmas Eve and into the new year.
Immigration is a hot, hot topic in America today. Brad Edwards, Pastor of The Table in Lafayette, CO shares his thoughts on this topic and how the church, with a spirit of hospitality should address this issue and the recent Executive Order or President Trump
Scott Moore is the Founder of Safe Stop, a program that partners churches with local police departments in order to provide a safe place for officers to work and relax. As a Student & Family Pastor for over 19 years, Scott has also launched the Chaplain program for the Wheat Ridge Police Dept. in the Denver Co area. He shares WHY they started Safe Stop and the incredible impact it is making in the community.
Chris sits down with Dr. David Jackson, the Director of Church Planting for the Baptist Convention of New England, and they discuss why the need to plant churches and the unique challenges facing church planters. They also discuss the qualities of both a good and poor church planter. Chris and Justin talk about Justin’s role in a church in process of launching and the challenges of that process.
In this episode, Chris & Justin talk with Clint Clark, LPC about the stigma of depression, anxiety, and addiction in the church. They discuss how this stigma can cause people, particularly church leaders, to go into isolation instead of seeking help. Chris talks with his wife, Kyrie who is also a counselor working with students about the struggles of anxiety and depression teenagers face today and how the church can partner with them.
As we begin 2017, Chris & Justin discuss 5 specific challenges all leaders face that can cause them to be unhealthy. In this episode they identify these 5 challenges and discuss how to overcome them in order to be a healthy and thriving pastor and leader.
In this episode Chris & Justin talk to Karl Wheeler, founding leader of The Refuge Church. As an evangelical in the midst of an increasingly progressive environment, Karl discusses the call of Jesus to have unity.
In Part 2 of the conversation Chris & Justin have with Jasper Peters, founding pastor of Belong United Methodist Church, they discuss Jasper’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and how churches should look at how to speak out for those that are oppressed and marginalized.