The Learn + Lead Podcast features pastors, church planters and lay leaders from churches of all sizes who share their stories of growth and provide tools that you can use in your congregation. With topics such as starting new small groups, upping your social media game, narrative budgeting, how to lead a recovery ministry and many more, there is something to help churches of all sizes to learn more and lead well.

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Episode 01: Multiplication with Ken Nash

Rev. Dr. Ken Nash is the lead pastor of Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Hamburg, New York, and gives practical tips on the concept of multiplication and the “art of reproducing yourself” including the simple and effective FAN method.

Episode 02: Recovery Ministry with Morning Star Celebrate Recovery

A recovery ministry is a group of any size that helps people recover from addictions, such as Celebrate Recovery or another Christian 12-step approach. Revs. Shane Laswell and Keith Scarborough will share about the successful Celebrate Recovery ministry at Morning Star Church and how your church can step into the realm of recovery ministry. Rev. Keith Scarborough is the Care and Recovery Pastor at Morning Star Church in O'Fallon, Missouri. Rev. Shane Laswell is the Pastor of Recovery at Morning Star Church in O'Fallon.

Episode 03: Small Groups with Leanna Weber

A small group is a group of 3-12 people that gathers at least twice a month to experience what it means to Know, Care, Grow and Share. In this webinar Rev. Leanna Weber will share tips and methods for starting a small group ministry at your church. Leanna Weber is an adult ministry director at the Plainfield location of Community Christian Church based out of the Chicago-land area. Early adulting as a high school math teacher, Leanna later found herself drawn to ministry on a full-time basis. Her current role at Community is overseeing adult ministry at their ten locations. She thrives on being a visionary, teammate and seeing other people live in their calling.

Episode 04: The Band Meeting with Scott Kisker & Kevin Watson

Why and how to lead someone to follow Christ for the first time and rediscover relational discipleship in transformation community via their book, The Band Meeting.  In The Band Meeting, Kevin Watson and Scott Kisker give an overview of the richness of this early tradition and introduce a practical approach for growing toward an authentic, transformation-oriented small group experience. Kevin Watson and Scott Kisker, authors of The Band Meeting, will present.