I remember when Dave first came with his wife and daughter to our church. In a small church--as you know--you recognize when a new young family comes through the door, and I wanted to know what had brought them to our church instead of the dozens of others they could have chosen from.
"Well," he said "I was talking to someone I really respect about finding a new church and he encouraged me to just try the one that was the closest. You guys were right around the corner, so here we are!"
That family ended up staying in our church and becoming vibrant members of the body, all because they decided to walk around the corner and check it out.
On today's episode we talk with Chad Jennings who happens to be a pastor who works at a church right around the corner (well, if we're honest, it's across town, but it's a small town so whatever) from Jeff!
Chad Jennings has been a United Methodist minister for 15 years and at his current church for just a few months. He shares about his experiences in small churches and his vision for churches reaching as many different people as possible in as many different ways as it takes. Chad brings a lot of energy and encouragement to this episode and you won't want to miss it!
Episode 252 - The Easiest Way to get the Best Training for Your Church! (A Conversation with Scott Magdalein)
Have you ever wanted to launch a new ministry, or even just revamp an existing ministry, and you were full of energy and passion and excitement? You put together vision meetings and got buy in and then, at some point, you realized that the most difficult part of the process wasn't dreaming up an idea, or even getting others to believe in the vision. No, all that stuff is child's play compared to...
If you're like me (Jonny) you know the power of good training and the cost of bad training. The best ideas still need people who have been equipped to pull them off. Even ministries that have been operating in your church forever can be broken by bad training. When you get a new volunteer, are you prepared to introduce them to a new ministry in a way that keeps them engaged and excited?
Today, Scott Magdalein from Trainedup.church joins us on the podcast to talk about the easiest way to get the best training no matter what size church you're a part of. Not only do they have great training at Trainedup.church, but they have tools to help you create engaging training videos and courses that connect directly to your context and your people.
Scott also talks about his internet fame as the patriarch of the"Boat Fam" on Youtube. Be sure to check out the adventures of the Magdalein family!
Imagine you are renting a building for a church plant that you started a few years ago and you have begun to run out of space. What started with a few families has grown to a hundred people and you're bursting at the seams. Now you have a decision to make: will you adjust to the space you have, or move your church somewhere else?
On today's podcast, friend of the show and church planter in Rio de Janeiro Pedro Alexandrino, pastor of Capella Church, joins us to talk about how his context drove his decision on where to move his young church plant. Pedro is a reader, thinker, and leader who brings a ton of passion and insight to this conversation that is wide ranging, challenging, and encouraging.
Often we get trapped thinking that if we just acted like our favorite celebrity pastor we could replicate their success in our church, but in reality, every church exists in a unique culture. What works in Seattle won't work in Atlanta and what works in the suburbs won't work in a rural context. We're grateful to Pedro for his insight and his story and we know you'll be inspired by what God is up to in Brazil.
A Video from Pedro's Church
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