Episode #11: Cal Rychener

Episode #11: Cal Rychener

Breakthrough ideas with Cal: What does church planting look like 30 years in? How does a church move from program driven to presence driven after years of ministry success? It’s possible to go deep with your weekend sermons and still be responsive to those who are not in a relationship with Christ. If someone is …

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Episode #10: Chris Driver

Episode #10: Chris Driver

Breakthrough ideas with Chris: The ethos of six-man football reflects the grit and resilience of small-town life on the west Texas plains. It also inspired this church’s vision. Who will reach the small town? Who will take the gospel to those places that were once the center of life in our rural communities? This church …

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Episode #9: Chris Freeland

Episode #9: Chris Freeland

Breakthrough ideas with Chris: What if we could get everyone in here out there, instead of trying to get everyone out there in here? How do we equip and deploy people to really love their neighbors every day of the week? It is hard to love your neighbor when you don’t know your neighbor. Don’t …

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Episode #8: Phil EuBank

Episode #8: Phil EuBank

Breakthrough ideas with Phil:  Reaching the lost requires removing every possible barrier of understanding – even some things you love. It’s time to let go of some of these weird practices of the church that have nothing to do with Jesus. Are your worship services evangelistically understandable? If you are not sure, they probably are …

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Episode #7: Barrett Bowden

Episode #7: Barrett Bowden

Breakthrough ideas with Barrett:  How can a church reach Christians who live in the city, from within the city, not just the suburbs? True fulfillment as a Christ-following leader comes from a deep sense of two key understandings. Why it is important to bring yourself back to your calling as a leader, not someone else’s. …

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Episode #6: Talbot Davis

Episode #6: Talbot Davis

Breakthrough ideas with Talbot:  Twitter is a great place to improve as a wordsmith because it forces clarity of communication. It is possible for social media to make you a better pastor and leader. Making diversity the cause only results in political correctness, so make Jesus the cause and let diversity be the result. Bringing …

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Episode #5: Eric Geiger

Episode #5: Eric Geiger

Breakthrough ideas with Eric: Leadership transitions will always happen, but what actually makes succession a success? Following God involves holding two conflicting emotions in tension: grieving what has been and anticipating what will be. There will always be unfinished work. The “unconquered territory” reminds us the work is God’s not ours. How can pastors keep their …

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Episode #4: Todd Adkins

Episode #4: Todd Adkins

Breakthrough Ideas with Todd Adkins:  There is a difference between just placing leaders in a role and actually developing leaders for ministry. Great leaders are not just intuitive, they are highly intentional as well. Systems, process, and structure are critical but the relationship moves people. We can do leadership gatherings better by leveraging both technology and …

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Episode #3: Brady Cooper

Episode #3: Brady Cooper

Breakthrough Ideas with Brady Cooper: To fight complacency in the church, we must stay hungry evangelistically. Building a church culture that engages men, requires a shared value toward challenging men. For his staff, the intentional discipleship of 2-3 other people is not up for negotiation. Keeping your family healthy is your primary responsibility as a senior …

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Episode #2: Dave Rhodes

Episode #2: Dave Rhodes

Breakthrough Ideas with Dave Rhodes: The physical location of your church and the mission of your church should be inseparable. Moving to the fringe of the organization, instead of the center, empowers younger generations to step up and lead. Boomers and Millennials CAN get along; however, each generation must take a different approach to the other. …

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