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With THE UNSTUCK CHURCH PODCAST, we invite you into the real-time conversations our team is having about church leadership every week. Hosted by Tony Morgan, this podcast explores common challenges in ministry and practical steps for tackling them. It’s like getting to be a fly on the wall of our staff meetings. Tune in weekly for: * Insights, observations and trends for church leaders from Tony Morgan. * Benchmarks in church growth and health from The Unstuck Group’s work serving hundreds c ...
 
The FYI on Youth Ministry brings together the Fuller Youth Institute’s groundbreaking research, practical advice from ministry experts, and heartfelt stories from diverse church leaders and young people to give you ideas and inspiration for your youth ministry. Join Kara Powell and the FYI Team as we equip faithful young people to change our world together. Find out more at https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/podcast
 
On The Generosity Labs Podcast, hosted by Kenny Jahng, we talk to pastors, consultants, service providers and other church leaders. We discuss the current trends, models and best practices for developing giving as a robust part of your community life. Are you ready to learn more about how you can get a culture of generosity to flourish from the inside out? Discover more resources and transcripts of our podcast episodes at www.GenerosityLabs.org
 
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we feature Christine Caine from the Catalyst stage, where Christine utilizes John 5 to unpack a powerful question, "Do you want to be healed?" Listen in as Christine provides a timely reminder that the level that God works in you is the works through you and it is to our Father’s great glory that we bear muc…
 
It's Part 2 of our series on "Healthy Church by the Numbers" and we're diving into the front door and connections metrics you should be tracking. In this episode, Tony and Amy are bringing practical wisdom on how you can effectively track your attendance, online engagement, front door reach, and spiritual growth. For the full episode transcript, li…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Dr. Tim Elmore for a conversation about the conflicting demands of today’s workplace, what led to the great resignation, and how leaders can create workplaces where team members can thrive. Listen in as Tim shares the secrets that enable today’s leader to differentiate themselves…
 
We often get questions around what healthy numbers and metrics look like for churches, and we'll be walking through some of those benchmarks in our new podcast series: Healthy Church by the Numbers. This week, Tony and Amy are starting with staffing and salary—answering your questions about staffing budgets, competing with the marketplace, what the…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with former Catalyst podcast host & America’s leadership coach, Ken Coleman for a conversation about how to find a clear path to doing the work you love, a holistic view of vocation, and what we all can learn from the great resignation. Listen in as Ken draws on what he learned from h…
 
We know the Church is called to unity, but it feels like we’re more divided than ever. How can we lead boldly from a place of unity and peace? In this episode, hear the replay of a conversation between Tony Morgan and Andy Stanley, Lead Pastor of North Point Community Church, on how to lead a divided church. For the full episode transcript, links m…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with former University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt for a conversation about his days as a football coach, how to achieve balance in life, how to cast a vision and create a mindset for success, and inspiring stories of living out your calling. Listen in as Coach Richt shar…
 
It's always important to get a clear picture of where we are now before we can make a plan to move forward. This week, Tony and Amy are breaking down some of the biggest trends in church and non-profit giving, and offering some tips for how churches can connect with new givers and encourage generosity. FREE WEBINAR: Join Tony Morgan and the team at…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we feature Robert Madu from the Catalyst stage, where Robert utilizes the temptation of Christ in the wilderness to remind leaders of the tension we will face between the water (baptism) and the wilderness (temptation). Listen in as Robert emphasizes the importance of the identity God has given us in allowin…
 
For the last three weeks, we’ve been discussing the transition into a new leadership role—but this week, we wanted to provide a little bit of a different perspective. You don’t need a new job to get a fresh start. Instead, Tony and Amy are exploring how you can start fresh with a renewed passion and vision for exactly where God has you now. For the…
 
Middle school and high school students experience and process identity, belonging, and purpose in distinct ways. Kristen Ivy shares insights from Orange’s Phase Project research and her personal experience. The hosts for this episode are Jennifer Guerra Aldana and Giovanny Pangingda. Mentioned in this episode: 3 Big Questions that Change Every Teen…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Edward Graham from Samaritan's Purse for a conversation about what it’s like to grow up a Graham, how to be a decisive and courageous leader in the field of battle, and the deep work that Samaritan’s Purse is doing all over the world. Listen in as Edward gives you a wide-angle vie…
 
When entering a new role, it’s easy to be reactive to the opportunities and challenges that come with it. But if you want to experience success, you need to be proactive and intentional about developing a strategy. In this week's episode, Tony is joined by Chris Surratt of Harvest Church (Riverside, CA) to explore how leaders can define their wins …
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with psychiatrist and author, Dr. Curt Thompson for a conversation about the toxic nature of shame in the life of a leader and how being able to answer the question, “what do you want?” can open up God’s purpose for your life. Listen in as Dr. Curt presents a powerful picture of the ca…
 
This week, we're diving into the unique challenges of moving from an executive role to becoming the Senior Pastor. Listen in on a conversation between Tony and Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor of Connexus Church, around making the transition to senior leadership, scaling your team, and delegating what you used to own. For the full episode transcript, links…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with pastor, teacher, and cultural commentator, John Mark Comer for a conversation about John Mark’s transition to a new ministry, how to discern how to stay or go, celebrity & power, and the lies we believe in ministry. Listen in as John Mark identifies the role lies play in our spiri…
 
We're seeing it in the marketplace and in the church: people are leaving their jobs and making big career shifts. If you've experienced a role change or restructuring, how can you lead well into this next season of ministry? This week, Tony and Amy are exploring how to lead with a fresh sense of vision when taking on a new role. As uncertainty incr…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we feature Earl McClellan from the Catalyst stage, where Earl gives us a powerful reminder of where our gifts come from. In an age where the pursuit of celebrity has become a great temptation at all levels of the Church, Earl shows us that our gifts are for the greater good and points to where we should lay …
 
Thinking about purpose may bring anxiety for some of your students—maybe because culture often focuses on purpose as a destination or vocation. But students can find purpose in many aspects of their lives, both now and in the future. Rev. Dr. Almeda M. Wright offers examples and practical ideas from her research and personal experience. This episod…
 
Most churches are still focused on getting people to return back to their services. And it’s easy to understand why. But are you feeling the call to put your focus forward again? Last week, Tony Morgan, Amy Anderson, and Sean Bublitz hosted a live webinar on "Finding Church Health Again." Listen in on their conversation as they discuss assessing mi…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with pastor, futurist, and leader to leaders Carey Nieuwhof for a conversation about where the Church is going and how we as leaders can get there in the midst of uncertainty, overwhelm, & overcommitment. Listen in as Carey paints a picture of where we are and gives us some practical s…
 
When it comes to staffing and structure, most teams think about their people, then their structure, then their strategy. But we believe that the opposite should be true. This week, Tony and Amy are explaining their strategy-first approach for developing an effective staffing structure for churches. For the full episode transcript, links mentioned d…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with therapist and founder of Mayfield Counseling Centers, Dr. Mark Mayfield for a conversation about our current epidemic of loneliness. Listen in as Mark unpacks the importance of attachment, the power of relationships, and the gift of vulnerability to help us move from isolation to …
 
Showing your students that they belong may bring some awkward moments, but it can become something deeply meaningful and fun! This practical conversation with Montague Williams will give you ideas on nurturing belonging in your ministry. The hosts for this episode are Jennifer Guerra Aldana and Giovanny Panginda.…
 
There are no shortcuts to becoming a healthy, growing, thriving church. Instead, what we see in the churches experiencing the most success is a consistent determined commitment to ministry planning over an extended period of time. This week, Tony and Amy are making the case for strategic planning and "consistent strategic obedience" as the key to l…
 
Many pastors want to jump right in to planning and implementing change. But before we can make any progress in moving forward, we need to get a grasp on where we are today. In Part 1 of our new "Strategic Planning for the Future" series, Tony and Amy are explaining the four key elements to assessing the health of your ministry today. For the full e…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Medi-Share Pastor's Alliance director, Barry Sneed, to learn more about how Medi-Share can help you get peace of mind for your family's health and save money! After that, we feature Rebekah Lyons from the Catalyst stage, where Rebekah will give us four rhythms of wholeness that we…
 
Your students’ realities and histories influence their identity. In this conversation Kat Armas talks with our hosts, Jennifer Guerra Aldana and Giovanny Panginda, about how you can encourage students as they begin to understand the different parts that shape who they are in order to find the Christ-centered truths of their identity.…
 
Given what our world has experienced over the last year and a half, we sensed now might be a good time to check in and see how teams are doing. So we surveyed over 1,100 church staff members from churches across the US, Canada, and even the United Kingdom. This week, Tony and Amy discuss their key findings from the data released in this quarter's s…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with spoken word artist and Bible teacher Hosannah Wong for a conversation about how, in a culture of personal branding and world-changing mission, we often need a reminder to be the love of Jesus to the people right next to us. Listen in as Hosanna reminds us that there is a way for …
 
A healthy culture can help turbocharge your vision and make progress toward the calling that God has for your church. On the other hand, an unhealthy team culture will actually erode your vision and derail your strategy. This week, listen in on a conversation between Tony Morgan and Lance Witt on building a healthy organizational culture, taken fro…
 
This season we’re talking about teens’ questions of identity, belonging, and purpose. Hosts Jennifer Guerra Aldana and Giovanny Panginda talk with Dr. Kara Powell and Brad Griffin about the research and insights of FYI’s latest book 3 Big Questions that Change Every Teenager.By Fuller Youth Institute
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with leading thinker on the intersection of faith and sexuality Preston Sprinkle for a conversation about how the Church must address the culture in the areas of sexuality, gender, and the LGBTQ+ community. Listen in as Preston empathizes with church leaders who feel lost in these con…
 
The best teams are balanced teams. They aren't strong in one area and weak in another. They have an appropriate focus on both health and high-performance. This week, Tony and Amy explain an imbalance many teams experience related to their natural strengths, why it matters, and how to fix it. For the full episode transcript, links mentioned during t…
 
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