Ep 59: Marty Duren

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Marty Duren, Executive Editor and Marketing Manager at LifeWay Christian Resources. Jeremy and Marty discuss culture, the digital world, and internet church. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS On your website, you stated the following, “Christianity in the United States has become a sub-culture with its own language, customs and secret handshakes.” I couldn’t have said it any better. What are more »

Ep 58: Brandon Park

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Brandon Park, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Raytown, in Kansas City, MO and founder of LifeCoach Discipleship. Jeremy and Brandon discuss discipleship, technology, leadership, and preaching. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS You recently released a major project called LifeCoach Discipleship. What is it all about? How did you go about getting such an intricate app put together more »

Ep 57: Daniel Im

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Daniel Im from NewChurches.com (a part of LifeWay) and Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship in Nashville, TN. They discuss multiplication, leadership, and global Church ministry.   INTERVIEW QUESTIONS In your role as Director of multiplication for LifeWay and NewChurches.com, you offer all kinds of digital ways to multiply in church planting and multisite: a blog, more »

Ep 56: Mark Dance

On today’s episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Mark Dance, from LifeWay Pastors. Mark and Jeremy discuss transitioning to non-local-church ministry, pastors needing pastors, pastors quitting, pastoral tenure, and trends in pastoral ministry. _ MARK’S BIO   Mark and Janet Dance are college sweethearts and native Texans who have been married for 28 years and live near Nashville, TN. Mark launched a new more »

Ep 55: Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Phil Cooke, co-founder of Cooke Pictures. Phil has produced and directed film and television programming in more than fifty countries, and has been influential in shaping the stories of some of the most successful nonprofit and ministry organizations of our time. He’s been called “the only working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology,” more »

3 Reasons Your Staff Meetings Are Boring, and How to Fix Them

Meetings. Yawn. The word, in and of itself, evokes feelings of boredom. After all, most of us have heard of the concept of death by meeting.   I’m writing this article from the perspective as a lead pastor who leads staff meetings in a local church context. The principles outlined below are applicable to people in the church and para-church more »

Ep 54: J. R. Lee

In this episode, Jeremy interviews J. R. Lee, Pastor of Freedom Church in Acworth, GA. As founding pastor of Freedom Church, Pastor J. R. has led the congregation to become one of the fastest-growing churches in the country, according to Outreach Magazine. They discuss church planting, marketing, and systems: (1) first impressions, (2) follow up, (3) volunteer development. CONNECT WITH PASTOR J. more »

Ep 53: Ted Traylor

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Dr. Ted Traylor, Senior Pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. Jeremy and Dr. Traylor discuss longevity in ministry, following a long-term pastor, dealing with crises, preaching processes, and SEC football. Connect with Ted Traylor online: Twitter – @TedTraylor Facebook TedTraylor.com INTERVIEW QUESTIONS You’ve served as Senior Pastor at Olive Baptist in Pensacola since 1990. more »

Ep 52: Brian Dodd

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Brian Dodd, from Injoy Stewardship. They discuss stewardship, the future of American churches, campaigns, the economy, and leadership. Connect with Brian Dodd online: Brian Dodd on Leadership Facebook Twitter – @BrianKDodd INTERVIEW QUESTIONS What are your thoughts on the effectiveness of how stewardship is being taught in most American churches today? With the decline in giving across more »

Ep 51: Brandon Cox

In this episode, Jeremy interviews Brandon Cox, pastor and church planter of Grace Hills Church in Bentonville, AR and Editor for Pastors.com. Jeremy and Brandon discuss church planting, coaching, Pastors.com, and blogging. Connect with Brandon Cox online: Twitter – @BrandonACox Facebook Grace Hills Church Pastors.com INTERVIEW QUESTIONS In 2011 you planted Grace Hills Church in beautiful Bentonville, AR. What has that more »