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 31: The Mission Filter with Rev. Dr. Barry Winders

What if you had a filter that would help you create a more effective planning and decision-making process for fulfilling your mission? Rev. Dr. Barry Winders, a United Methodist ordained elder in the Missouri Conference, talks about what he has learned in his 50 years of ministry and how to improve your decision-making with core ideas and initiatives through The Mission Filter.

Episode 30: 4 Pillars of a Multi-Cultural Organization with Nikki Lerner

Nikki Lerner is a singer, author, speaker, and culture coach based in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. She spent over 20 years leading and building a successful multicultural creative department of over 150 people in an organization of over 4,000 people. A professional musician since the age of 19, Ms. Lerner is classically trained and has a degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She uses music and creative arts as a tool to bring people together cross-culturally and share a message of unity and reconciliation in a unique and powerful way that lectures, how-tos, sermons, or books just cannot accomplish.

Episode 29: From Prison to Purpose with Courtney Trankle

What do you do when you hit rock bottom? When you've lost all that matters in your past and your future to addiction? Courtney Trankle grew up an army brat and became addicted to drugs in her teen years. She spent 25 years using and trafficking drugs in Missouri before she landed in prison. In this episode, you’ll hear about Courtney's journey of addiction and how God gave her Beauty for Ashes and is using her story for His glory.

Episode 28: Disruption, Innovation and the Multi-ethnic Church with Mark DeYmaz

Mark DeYmaz began working for a church when he graduated college. This led to an 18-year career in student ministry in all white churches. In the late 1990s, after a move to Little Rock, AR to serve at a well-established church, it dawned on DeYmaz that the only people of color in an otherwise amazing church were janitors. He quit the church and launched a 20 + year journey of bringing together diverse men and women from all walks of life and economic backgrounds who would worship God together as one.

REPLAY: Episode 21: Tempered Resilience and How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change with Tod Bolsinger

You may not question whether you can lead change, but you’ve probably asked yourself if you can survive it. With so many decisions (and criticisms) coming at our church leaders, how do they prioritize what to do first while simultaneously dealing with the soul-sucking internal resistance they often face when trying to make changes? Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains and his most recent book, Tempered Resilience shares how you can move from surviving in the crucible of change to ...

Episode 26: Parachute Church Planting with Nathan Paulus

Danielle Reeves is a church planter in Colorado who flipped the traditional church model to start Resilience Church right in the middle of the pandemic. She is 25 years strong as a woman in ministry with a whole lot of grit and grind for discipling believers and reaching people outside of the church.

Episode 25: Planting In A Pandemic with Danielle Reeves

Danielle Reeves is a church planter in Colorado who flipped the traditional church model to start Resilience Church right in the middle of the pandemic. She is 25 years strong as a woman in ministry with a whole lot of grit and grind for discipling believers and reaching people outside of the church.

Episode 24: Transformational Outreach: Building High Trust Relationships and Shared Leadership with Diane Kenaston and Mary Fox

From a hierarchical system to shared leadership. From helping at a distance to being in proximity with those we seek to serve. Check out this conversation with Rev. Diane Kenaston and Pantry Board Leader, Mary Fox from University UMC in St. Louis where they share how shared leadership and building high-trust relationships has changed the way they do ministry.    

Episode 23: Breaking Bonds with Brandon Murphy

Amid a pandemic, the idea of starting a recovery program for people struggling with addiction in Jackson, MO seems crazy but that’s exactly what the leaders at Breaking Bonds Ministry and New McKendree UMC did.    

Episode 22: How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going with Susan Beaumont

Register now through April 3, 2021 for the April 10 Susan Beaumont online laity event, learn more and register here: moumethodist.org/susanbeaumont How do you lead when you are stuck between an ending and a new beginning-when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasons-threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it...

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