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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 ...
 
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
 
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
 
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"Do we have to embrace digital ministry?" "Do churches need to mimic the business world when it comes to online options?" "Do we really have to hire new roles for our staff team?" We've been getting a lot of questions about digital ministry strategy now that we're a year into the changes that COVID accelerated. The initial changes churches were for…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Jon Acuff for a wide-ranging conversation covering the soundtracks that play in our heads. Why do we have them? What do they say to us? How do we change them? Listen in as Jon offers a proven plan to change overthinking from a super problem into a superpower. Keep up with Jon: In…
 
How important is data? What role should data play in your ministry strategy? What should you measure? In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, we sit down again with the Sun Valley Church team to dig into the practical ways they use data to inform their ministry strategies and how churches can leverage data to help reach more people wi…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we bring you Judah Smith direct from the Catalyst stage. During this Holy Week, listen in as Judah provides a poignant reminder of the work that was accomplished on the cross, and that everything we need for life and leadership is found in Jesus. He is risen, indeed! Keep up with Judah: Instagram: @judahsmit…
 
Where do you find the right person to lead your digital ministry? What should your digital ministry focus on? How do you reach new people online? For months, we’ve been coaching churches to find a leader for their digital ministry strategies and in this week’s episode we’re sitting down with a church that has done exactly that. Paul Alexander serve…
 
Disruption in youth ministry may take the form of job changes, tragedies in a congregation or community, or as we’ve all learned, even a pandemic. Although it can be difficult to imagine innovating in the midst of a season of change, sometimes that’s the best time to try something new. In the last episode of Season 2, Marko talks candidly about the…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for a discussion about their new film, Resurrection. Listen in to learn about the genesis of the film, what they hope viewers will take away, and the power of living out your faith in the public square. Visit discovery+ to learn how you can watch the film …
 
How can you maximize your ministry impact? Your team plays a big role. We've heard from a lot of churches that have questions about how to structure their team. They're re-evaluating what roles they need to have on their staff team and looking for clarity on how to structure their leadership team moving forward. If you're wondering how to structure…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Bianca Olthoff for a wide-ranging conversation covering the power of words, how to glean from your inspirations, and how to thrive as a reluctant leader. Listen in as Bianca encourages you to learn how to use whatever the Lord has put in your hands. Keep up with Bianca: Instagram…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Mark Batterson for a wide-ranging conversation covering why people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams because they don’t know where to start while not accounting for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Listen in as Mark encourages you with the jump-start you need …
 
What are the common mistakes multisite churches make in staffing and structure? Now that the church has embraced multisite for over 20 years, there are predictable outcomes that we see related to how churches design and structure their multisite churches. Some of those outcomes are good and they help the church grow and expand in healthy ways. And …
 
When youth leaders courageously share a new idea, it can be disheartening to be met with resistance or indifference. Jake Mulder shares perspective on what might be behind those reactions, as well as practical ideas about how you can all get on the same page in a way that honors everyone. Join FYI hosts Jennifer Guerra Aldana and Dr. Steve Argue, f…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we return to the Catalyst stage to hear from David Kinnaman as he gives us a vision for the way forward in our current cultural moment. Listen is as David shares about what drives those in the emerging generation who have a resilient faith, explains how the biblical concept of exile is an essential framework…
 
What do church mergers have to do with multisite strategy? And why is this such a critical conversation right now? Pre-COVID 20% of churches who took our Unstuck Church Assessment identified that they were in the "life support" stage. For many struggling churches, merging with a healthy, thriving church is their best option. And for larger, healthy…
 
Church traditions can be a foundation for great innovation. Rev. Teesha Hadra shares stories about how she learned to see tradition as an opportunity for, rather than an obstacle to, discipleship. Join FYI hosts, Jennifer Guerra Aldana and Dr. Steve Argue, for this honest and fun conversation with Teesha about innovating in youth ministry while sta…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Jon Gordon for a wide-ranging conversation covering a profound definition of leadership, how to keep learning, and the secrets of some of the most effective coaches in the world. Listen in as Jon encourages you in your leadership and reminds you that relationships are the importa…
 
What are the common challenges that multisite churches face? Should your church consider going multisite? Multisite churches have come increasingly popular. 20 years ago, there were only 200 multisite churches across the country. In 2019, there were more than 5,000. The pandemic has also contributed to a growing interest in multisite strategy as ch…
 
Abigail Visco Rusert shares the surprising connection between joy and innovation, and explores the ways failure can help move us forward. Hosted by Giovanny Panginda and Dr. Steve Argue, coauthor of FYI’s latest book Sticky Faith Innovation, this episode explores faith formation, dusty file cabinets, and even Katy Perry’s “Left Shark.”…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes and Brad Lomenick sit down with Tyler Reagin for a wide-ranging conversation covering how to honor the past without getting trapped by it, how to get the team on board with a new vision, and how to believe you have what it takes. Listen in as Tyler helps you maximize your newfound influx of infl…
 
What should churches be measuring right now? What's been happening across churches over the last 9 months of doing ministry in the midst of the pandemic? In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and Amy Anderson unpack key findings from The Unstuck Church Report and dig into trends in giving, staffing, online engagement, an…
 
Collaboration can bring creativity and diverse perspectives, but it can also be a bit of a challenge. Dr. Yulee Lee explains why and shares 4 ground rules for guiding communication. Hosts Dr. Steve Argue and Caleb Roose are coauthors of FYI’s latest book Sticky Faith Innovation and they share some surprising insights from the research about the con…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we return to the Catalyst Stage for a conversation with Chad Veach, Chris Durso, & Rich Wilkerson, Jr. about the vital components leaders need in order to finish well. Listen in as the three close friends share about their goal to all be better at 70. PLUS - Tyler Reagin joins us in the studio to talk about …
 
How do you equip your congregation to bless their neighbors? How can you create a culture at your church where you're developing meaningful friendships with people outside the faith? Barna's research indicates more than six in 10 non-Christians and lapsed Christians say they would be open to talking about faith matters with someone who listens with…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Ben Higgins for a wide-ranging conversation centered around the question - what does it mean to be known? Listen in as Ben vulnerably shares how he found authentic connection with himself, with others, and with God. Keep up with Ben: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/higgins.be…
 
This season explores innovation: what it is, how to do it, and why it’s vital for your youth ministry. Hosts Dr. Steve Argue and Giovanny Panginda talk with Dr. Kara Powell about how listening to teenagers is the best starting point for creativity in youth ministry. Kara, coauthor of Sticky Faith, shares how research uncovered best practices in you…
 
How do you plan for the future of your church when the future is so uncertain? After surviving the incredible disruption of 2020, all of us are looking for a clear path forward. The good news is you don't need to wait for certainty to get clear on your church's mission, vision, and strategic plan. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcas…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Eryn Eddy for a wide-ranging conversation covering identity and worth, gaining the courage to be vulnerable (for men too!), and the importance of having a community to be present with you in your struggle. Listen in as Eryn helps you look in, look up, and look out, exploring your …
 
What should churches invest in financially? 6 out of 10 churches are doing better than before and giving is up. But 4 out of 10 churches have, understandably, experienced a financial decline in the last year. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and Amy Anderson unpack 3 key investment strategies for churches in the new…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Tana Amen for a wide-ranging conversation about the power of sharing your story, the impact of trauma in our lives, the role of the Church in healing and much more. Listen in as Tana integrates cutting-edge psychology and proven wellness techniques in a moving exploration of the h…
 
How do you structure your team for a hybrid church model? Many churches are wondering what roles they need on their team, what to measure, and how to align their staff around a hybrid church model with both online and in-person ministry strategies. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and Amy Anderson unpack the 3 new k…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Carey & Toni Nieuwhof to discuss what to do when you feel like you come to the end of a marriage or significant relationship. Listen in as Toni & Carey candidly share their history of relationship challenges and provide practical insight that will provide hope and show you that e…
 
You did it. You survived one of the most disruptive, unpredictable years we've ever seen. And your church survived too. But the stop-gap strategies that helped churches stay afloat through the last year are not the strategies that will set them up for long-term health and growth. In this week's episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Tony Morgan and…
 
In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Daniel Harkavy to discuss the importance of creating a framework for making decisions before you are in the crux of a challenging situation. Listen in as Daniel shows us how the right choices lead to strong results, which, in turn, increase your influence. If you get these two th…
 
What strategic shifts do churches need to make due to the coronavirus? This week, we take a look back at our most popular conversation from 2020 and dig into the practical ways that churches need to change their ministry strategies to continue not just survive but thrive in the new normal and continue making disciples.…
 
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