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Church Chat

Mar 21, 2019

My guest on this episode is Ron Klassen, Executive Director of the Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA). Ron explains the myths, challenges, and opportunities for rural and small-town ministry and shares his own journey as a small-town pastor. Download the Show Notes for key points, questions for consideration...


Mar 14, 2019

In this episode I talk with Dr. Robert McCready, pastor at Covenant Church in Charlottesville, VA. We talk about the concept of “family integrated church,” what it looks like, its strengths and disadvantages, and what it’s like to come back to your first church after serving elsewhere. 

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Mar 7, 2019

My guest this week is Kadi Cole, author of the new book, Developing Women Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church. Kadi explains the concept of the “sticky floor,” the difference between diversity and inclusion, the importance of Champions, and practical tips for men and...


Feb 28, 2019

In this episode I talk with Rick Heltne, Search Consultant at SIMA Partners leadership search firm, about his observations of changes in the church landscape. We talk about cultural, demographic, and ecclesiological shifts, the tension points they are creating, and what that might mean for organizations and...


Feb 21, 2019

This episode features Mary Henton, former staff member at Christian University of Congo with Congo Initiative. Mary shares her experiences as a member of the Congolese church and what the American church might learn from Christians in Congo. Download the Show Notes for key points, questions for consideration and...