019: 4 Keys to Creating a Sticky Church

Everyone needs fellowship. It’s the undeniable fact that humans need humans to move forward in life. You can’t do it alone, even though most try. In this week’s episode, we’re going to be looking at 4 keys to running a sticky church. These steps will prove to you that fellowship for a newcomer is essential to helping them stick and get involved.



018: 5 Lies That Hinder Success in Ministry

Why do we believe lies? Lies are something that takes away our success. They keep us from pursuing the destiny God has given us. If that’s the case, why do we believe them? In today’s episode, we dive into 5 lies we all believe from time to time that keep us from achieving the success God has destined for us.



Are you Mr. Preacher Announcerman? 3 Ways to Tighten Announcements in your Service.

You’ve been to the church where half of your visit seems to be listening to the never ending announcement portion of the service. Now, there’s nothing wrong with announcements, but what happens when we announce everything? We end up wondering why no one has any idea of what’s happening?

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flickr / dan waugh

I’ve seen so many events happen where people didn’t show up. I believe one of the main reasons this happens is because churches focus so much energies on every event. But what do most ministers think about announcements? Are they a necessary evil, or do they really benefit the congregation?

Why Does Reading Make You a Better Leader?

Do you like to read? There are a lot of people I know that don’t fancy themselves as readers. Some of these people are leaders. It’s sad to see how many leaders choose not to read. And as a writer and author I cringe when someone tells me they don’t like to read.

Flickr.com / Martin Gommel

Flickr.com / Martin Gommel

When I was a kid, I tried reading a college level book by Warwick Montgomery. I don’t know what I was thinking.

Season 1 Episode 8: Start Your Engines: 3 Strategies to Running an Effective Small Group Now

Have you ever run a small group and had no idea what you were doing? Running a small group is fun, but it takes time and work to make it successful. As leaders we think our group leaders know what they’re supposed to be doing. We think it’s hard to find the perfect person to run a group, when maybe we just need to look for a willing individual who has an index finger and can press play on a DVD player, they can run a small group.


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Season 1, Episode 6: The Choice of Leadership: A Study in Esther

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 6 of CrossTALK Podcast. In this week’s episode I look again at the book of Esther and the choices leaders must make to be effective in their areas of influence.

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Sometimes the hard thing to do is the right thing to do. As leaders we are called to help people succeed in life. How we choose to lead determines how someone will live.