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The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast

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Ground-breaking conversations with today's top ministry leaders designed to help you lead better.

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Kelly Kapic: How Pastors Can Embrace the God-Given Goodness of Their Limitations

January 18th, 2023

33:28

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Dr. Kelly Kapic joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why, contrary to what we might …

Robby Gallaty: Why It Will Cost You To Ignore Discipleship

January 4th, 2023

40:55

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Robby Gallaty joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what God has taught him about the …

Sam Chan: How the Topical Preacher Can Avoid Getting on a Hobby Horse

December 14th, 2022

41:54

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Dr. Sam Chan joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our Great Communicator Series and gives his …

Max Lucado: ‘The One Thing That Has Helped Me More Than Anything Else’ as a Preacher

November 30th, 2022

46:22

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/439627-max-lucado-one-thing-helped-preacher.html

Max Lucado joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his best tips for creating and delivering a …

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

November 23rd, 2022

29:28

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/439224-trillia-newbell-church-leaders-fear-anxiety.html

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her …

Andy Stanley: Are You Missing This Key Part of Your Sermon Prep?

November 16th, 2022

46:53

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Andy Stanley joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share the key question that guides his …

Thom Rainer: This Is What Is Necessary for Churches To Survive

November 9th, 2022

35:16

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/438110-thom-rainer-necessary-churches-survive.html

Thom Rainer joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why being a Christian means being part …

Trevin Wax: Christians Are in Danger If We Stop Being Thrilled by Orthodoxy

October 26th, 2022

36:08

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Trevin Wax joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss what orthodoxy is and isn’t and why it …

Beth Moore on the ‘Most Important Part of the Process’ of Teaching God’s Word

October 19th, 2022

53:06

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/436473-beth-moore-important-teaching-gods-word.html

Beth Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how she prepares to teach the Bible in a …

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the Bible

September 28th, 2022

35:30

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Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face …

Wilfredo de Jesús: How (Not) To Turn Your Sermon Points Into Stop Signs

September 7th, 2022

46:43

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/433533-wilfredo-de-jesus-sermon-points-stop-signs.html

Wilfredo de Jesús, also known as Pastor Choco, joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for our …

Rick Warren on the Kind of Preaching That Changes Lives

August 24th, 2022

50:59

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/432504-rick-warren-preaching-changes-lives.html

Rick Warren joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast for the first episode of our Great Communicator …

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its Own Image

August 10th, 2022

42:17

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/431561-alan-hirsch-church-jesus-own-image.html

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is …

Jonathan Dodson: How To Persevere Through the Heartache of Pastoring

August 3rd, 2022

32:14

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/430928-jonathan-dodson-persevere-heartache-pastoring.html

Jonathan Dodson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about challenges including …

Greg Stier: Why Your Whole Church Needs To Care About Student Ministry

July 27th, 2022

32:09

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/430428-greg-stier-church-care-student-ministry.html

Greg Stier joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the impact youth ministry has had …

Ray Ortlund: Why Pastors MUST Fight Pornography

July 20th, 2022

36:42

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Ray Ortlund joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he is calling his fellow pastors …

Mark Moore: Are These Obstacles Keeping You From Getting To Know Jesus?

July 13th, 2022

34:20

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/429217-mark-moore-obstacles-know-jesus.html

Dr. Mark Moore joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how astonishing Jesus really is and how …

Laura Lewis: What Women Who Have Had Abortions Need From Your Church

July 6th, 2022

21:15

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Dr. Laura Lewis joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the needs of women who have …

Karen Swallow Prior: How the Church Should Move Forward Now Roe Has Been Overturned

June 24th, 2022

37:20

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/427056-karen-swallow-prior-church-roe-overturned.html

Karen Swallow Prior joins us for a breaking episode of the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk …

Daniel Yang: How People on the Margins Can Help Save the American Church

June 8th, 2022

25:13

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/426339-daniel-yang-margins-save-american-church.html

Daniel Yang joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why American Christians must …

Charlie Dates: The Worst of Times Needs the Best of Christian Preaching

May 25th, 2022

39:55

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/425131-charlie-dates-worst-times-best-preaching.html

Rev. Dr. Charlie Dates joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his insights and …

Vance Pitman: Why Stress Should Not Be a ‘Normal’ Part of a Pastor’s Life

May 11th, 2022

33:44

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/423937-vance-pitman-stress-normal-pastors-life.html

Vance Pitman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why pastors do not have to see stress …

Glenn Packiam: These Are the Signs That You Are a Resilient Pastor

April 20th, 2022

31:46

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Glenn Packiam joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how pastors can pursue resilience in a …

Ted Esler: Why Church Leaders Must Not Ignore Our ‘Innovation Crisis'

April 6th, 2022

37:41

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/421308-ted-esler-church-leaders-innovation-crisis.html

Ted Esler joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes the church is in an …

Aubrey Sampson: Pastor, God Is for You—But Do You Really Believe That?

March 16th, 2022

30:39

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/419611-aubrey-sampson-pastor-god-believe.html

Aubrey Sampson joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share how church leaders can reject false …

Todd Miles: Why Marijuana Use Is an Issue Church Leaders Must Not Ignore

March 9th, 2022

36:21

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Todd Miles joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why it is essential for church leaders to …

J.D. Greear: Prayer Does Not Just Support the Ministry—It Is the Ministry

February 23rd, 2022

33:22

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/417922-j-d-greear-prayer-ministry.html

J.D. Greear joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what Scripture says about prayer and what our view …

Carey Nieuwhof: Why Burnout Is Not Inevitable and How Pastors Can Avoid It

February 16th, 2022

41:37

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/417381-carey-nieuwhof-burnout-pastors.html

Carey Nieuwhof joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share highly practice advice for how pastors can …

Steve Carter: What All Church Leaders Must Do To Be Spiritually Healthy

February 2nd, 2022

39:49

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/416288-steve-carter-church-leaders-spiritually-healthy.html

Steve Carter joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned about the …

Mike Cosper: What ‘The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill’ Means for Church Leaders

January 26th, 2022

41:35

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/415759-mike-cosper-rise-fall-mars-hill-church-leaders.html

Mike Cosper joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share his experience creating the "The …

Kyle Idleman: Why We Must Do Ministry One Person at a Time (Even at a Megachurch)

January 12th, 2022

34:48

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/414575-kyle-idleman-ministry-one-person-megachurch.html

Kyle Idleman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned from Jesus …

Sam Rainer: The Number One Rule of Church Revitalization

January 5th, 2022

36:37

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/414056-sam-rainer-church-revitalization.html

Sam Rainer joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share highly practical advice for how ministry …

Rick and Kay Warren: How to Lead Your Church in Times of ‘Chronic Chaos’

November 17th, 2021

41:30

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/410547-rick-and-kay-warren-lead-chaos.html

Rick and Kay Warren join the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share practical insights for church leaders on …

Philip Yancey on Meeting Jesus After Growing Up in Fundamentalism

November 10th, 2021

34:46

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/409880-philip-yancey-jesus-fundamentalism.html

Philip Yancey joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about his new memoir, "Where the Light …

Erwin McManus: Why Understanding the Genius of Jesus Will Change Your Life

November 3rd, 2021

38:43

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"The reason it's so easy to overlook Jesus’ genius," says Erwin McManus, "is that his canvas is the human spirit. 

Beth Moore, Part 2: What It Was Like to Leave the SBC

October 27th, 2021

27:46

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/408287-beth-moore-leave-sbc.html

"Sometimes you leave because you love a people," says Beth Moore, "and sometimes it is an act of protest.”

 

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Beth Moore, Part 1: How Galatians Is ‘Astonishingly Relevant' to American Christianity

October 20th, 2021

34:51

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“You name any issue on the table today in the church at large," says Beth Moore, "it's somewhere …

Brian Tome: What It Was Like to Pastor Through the ‘Worst Season of Discouragement’ in 25 Years

October 13th, 2021

29:08

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“You can go through a desert," says Brian Tome, "and not lose your faith and still be used by God, even though you …

Mark Mittelberg: Why You Don’t Have to Dread Evangelism

October 6th, 2021

32:36

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“I think that's my main calling," says Mark Mittelberg, "to equip other believers who, like me, are afraid …

James Choung: How to Avoid Major Pitfalls When Pursuing True Revival

September 29th, 2021

32:22

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“Because there's a strong move of God," says James Choung, "you can almost expect that there will also be …

Sho Baraka: Why You Will Be a Better Church Leader If You Help Your Artists

September 8th, 2021

34:51

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“The more we ostracize and we push creatives to the margins," says Sho Baraka, "the church will find itself …

Sarah Zylstra: What Pastors Should Do When Discouraged by All the Bad News

September 1st, 2021

27:54

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"It feels like everything's negative all the time," says Sarah Zylstra. "But there is more to the …

Angela Craig: Digital Church Is Biblical, but Only If You Do It Like This

August 11th, 2021

39:07

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/403054-angela-craig-digital-church-biblical.html

"One of the biggest questions people ask is, ‘Is digital church really biblical?’" says Angela Craig. …

Jay Kim: How COVID-19 Has Impacted My View of Online Church

August 3rd, 2021

38:25

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/402740-jay-kim-covid-19-online-church.html

“It’s undeniable," says Jay Kim, "that this time has rehabituated and reformed us as people in a variety of …

DJ Soto: Why Virtual Reality Church Is Just As Legitimate As Gathering in Person

July 28th, 2021

48:15

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/402303-dj-soto-virtual-reality-church-legitimate.html

"It’s not a little side thing that we’re doing," says DJ Soto. "This is the body of Christ in the …

Doug Logan: Why True Racial Reconciliation Has to Start With Jesus

July 21st, 2021

37:47

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“I like to frame up the conversation about racial reconciliation with just reconciliation," says Dr. …

Dennae Pierre: This One Thing Is Essential to Effective Racial Healing

July 14th, 2021

42:54

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“You can't just move to the intimate act of reconciliation in the midst of a severe fight," …

Raymond Chang: Global Christian Persecution Can Help You Understand Racism in America

July 7th, 2021

43:23

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“I grieve whenever I hear that Christians are persecuted around the world," says Raymond Chang. …

Caleb Kaltenbach: Do You See the LGBTQ Community Through God's Eyes?

May 19th, 2021

1:04:12

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“God is the most empathetic being in the entire universe," says Caleb Kaltenbach, who observes, …

Rachel Gilson: How Jesus Helps Me Say No to My Same-Sex Desires

May 12th, 2021

41:16

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"You can’t only say no," says Rachel Gilson. "You have to say yes. Yes to Christ the only strength I …

Sean McDowell: Scripture Is Very Clear About God's Design for Sexuality

May 5th, 2021

38:01

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https://churchleaders.com/podcast/396112-sean-mcdowell-scripture-clear-sexuality.html

When it comes to sexuality and gender identity, “We're committed to Scripture," says Sean McDowell, …

Ed Shaw: How God Has Used Same-Sex Attraction to Equip Me As a Pastor

April 28th, 2021

52:00

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“The thing that God has most used to make me grasp the gospel of grace," says Ed Shaw, "and the thing …

Mark Yarhouse: How to Pastor Someone Who Has Gender Dysphoria

April 21st, 2021

42:37

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For most people who experience gender dysphoria, it is "an enduring reality," says Dr. Mark Yarhouse. …

Glenn Packiam: The Bible Leaves No Room for Christian Nationalism

March 3rd, 2021

35:40

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“The view that you can be a Christian and a nationalist or hardcore into these beliefs about God …

Franklin Graham: We Have Never Been a Christian Nation

March 3rd, 2021

19:57

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“There’s a lot of evil in our country today," says Rev. Franklin Graham, "and that’s why it’s so important …

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