Essential Church Podcast
By New Life Church
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Weekly conversations about important issues facing the local church today. Hosted by Pastors Brady Boyd and Andrew Arndt of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. More information can be found at TheEssential.Church
||CleanEpisode 041: The Art of Making Big Decisions - Eight Questions to Ask||In this episode, we sit down to discuss eight questions leaders should ask themselves as they follow the Lord�s leading through big decisions.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode: Announcing The Essential Church Learning Community||In this episode, we sit down to talk about the ?what? and ?why? behind the launch of our Essential Church Learning Community.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: A Conversation with Matt Brown||For this conversation, we sat down with Matt Brown to talk about the joy and challenge of evangelism, and how to do it the Jesus Way.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: A Conversation with Lisa Bevere||For this conversation, we sat down with nationally recognized author and speaker, Lisa Bevere to talk about life, marriage, ministry, and her latest book, "Adamant."||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 038: A Conversation with Clayton King||For this conversation, we sit down with Clayton King and discuss the leadership structure of Newspring church and the value of healthy confrontation.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 037: Courageous Preaching||For this conversation, we discuss how courageous preaching requires us to say things that are costly.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 036: Contending for the Spirit||There's a difference between a church that prays and a praying church. Every church has some kind of prayer happening, [but] we are called to lead churches that have prayer at their core, at their essence.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 035: A Conversation with Louie Giglio||For this conversation, we sit down with Louie Giglio and discuss the Passion movement, worship, and everything in-between.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 034: Reflections on Willow Creek||For this conversation, we discuss the situation at Willow Creek and how this should cause us to reflect and pay attention in a deeper way.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 033: Drawing the Best Out of Your Team||For this conversation, we were joined by Ted Egly from the Center for Creative Leadership to talk about what leaders can do to get the best out of the teams and organizations they lead.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 032: Prayer, Unity, and the Kingdom, A Conversation with Pete Greig||In this conversation, we were joined by Pete Greig to talk about the role and purpose of prayer in the local church and how we can contend for unity and revival within the Church. We were so encouraged by the stories of bridge-building that are unfolding through the 24-7 prayer movement and we hope that it blesses you.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 031: Developing a Discipleship Culture||Before His ascension, Jesus gave a Great Commission: to go and make disciples. In this essential conversation, we talk about how discipleship happens and what it looks like for us to help people become disciples of Jesus. Join in as we discuss what the long journey of discipleship unfolds in the lives of the people around us.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 030: The Life of the Preacher||Ever have a week where you feel like you should just pack up your study and give up preaching altogether? It was a week like that for Pastor Daniel Grothe that sparked this conversation about The Life of the Preacher. Listen in as we talk about what we find at the core of the calling to preach the Word of God.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 029: Doing Ministry in a Secular Age||When Jesus told his followers to make disciples in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and all the ends of the earth, he meant that the Gospel should be brought to people where they are and in their contexts. So how do we as pastors and leaders bring the gospel to our neighbors in today's secular age? We talk about it in this week's essential conversation.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 028: Singing Our Hope||What happens when we worship? How do we select songs for congregational worship that instill hope? In this conversation, Dr. Glenn Packiam talks about what he learned as he researched the expression and experience of hope in our worship.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027: The Bible and the Church Pt 2||In this conversation, we pick up where we left off talking about the Bible. What is it, and how should it inform our lives and ministries?||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026: The Cross of Christ||A special episode just in time for Holy Week. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of the Cross of Jesus Christ. What exactly do we believe about Jesus' death and why does it matter? Listen in and enjoy this reflection as we move towards Good Friday.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025: The Bible and the Church Pt 1||In this conversation, we ask a simple and slightly funny question. What is the Bible? Perhaps one of the most taken-for-granted elements of Christian faith, we wanted to dig down and talk about what the BIble is, and what it isn't.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024: The Creed||What can a centuries-old creed teach us about how to lead our ministries? In this conversation, we talk about how and why our church adopted the Nicene Creed and how it informs and shapes our ministry.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 023: Spiritual Authority||Spiritual Authority is a significant biblical concept that recognizes that God sends people into our lives to speak to us and guide us. In this essential conversation, we talk about the importance of spiritual authority, why people don't accept it, and how, when it is done right, it can be a beautiful gift.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 022: The Purpose of Sunday||Sundays come around with an alarming regularity. As we plan for our weekly worship services, the constancy of the calendar can inhibit us from stopping to focus on the lens through which we plan or what our end-goal should be. In this conversation, we talk about the factors we consider as we plan worship services that allow people to meet Jesus, to be formed into disciples, and to encounter God.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 021: Healthy Transitions||Transition is something that every church staff will experience. What matters is how those transitions take place. In this conversation, we discuss how to facilitate and enact healthy transitions.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 020: Hiring and Firing||In this conversation, we talk about what we've learned about hiring well and how to navigate firing people well, too. Maybe you're leading a church staff and facing a big decision regarding staffing, or perhaps you're curious about how a church staff might handle a staffing issue at your church. We hope that this conversation leads to greater health and trust among the staff at your church.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 019: Finding Your Voice In Preaching||In this conversation, Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt, Daniel Grothe, and Glenn Packiam (who are all members of the New Life Church teaching team, talk about finding that unique voice that each preacher (or leader) must discover.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018: Developing a Culture of Generosity, Pt 2||How should pastors and churches help people position themselves to embrace generosity? In this conversation, a continuation from the previous episode, Pastors Brady Boyd and Andrew Arndt are joined by Chris Brown (Nationally Syndicated Radio Host of "Life Money Hope") to answer this question and more.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017: Developing a Culture of Generosity, Pt 1||Many pastors find it difficult to talk about giving and generosity in their churches, but developing a culture of generosity is essential to Christian living. In this episode, we have a conversation about how pastors can help our churches to embrace generosity.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 016: Mental Health and the Local Church||As we launch the second season of the Essential Church Podcast, we sat down with Kay Warren and Tommy Hilliker to talk about the Church's role in serving those facing mental illness.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode: #metoo, the Church, and the kingdom||In this special episode, we're joined by two leaders from the New Life Church staff to address the conversation happening around the #ChurchToo hashtag and to talk about how to cultivate a staff environment that empowers women to lead.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 015: Building Bridges||In this week's podcast, we take a listen to a recent radio story that tells the story of our recent merger with Iglesia Nueva Vida, a local Spanish-speaking congregation in our city, and now the newest part of the New Life Church family.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 014: Avoiding Cynicism in Ministry||As leaders in the local church, we inevitably encounter criticism from within our congregations and from the outside world. In this week's conversation, we talk about some ways of addressing this criticism in a Godly way, as well as some ways to protect ourselves from encountering criticism unnecessarily.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 013: Developing Ministry with the Hurting||For this week's podcast, we were joined by Matthew Ayers, CEO of Dream Centers of Colorado Springs to talk about how the local church can lead the way in serving the most vulnerable people in their cities.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 012: Blending the Contemplative and Charismatic||For this episode of the Essential Church podcast, we're joined by Pastor Rich Villodas of New Life Fellowship in Queens, NY to discuss the contemplative and charismatic traditions of the Church.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011: The Church and Race||For this week's podcast, we're joined by Pastor Derwin Gray of Transformation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina for a conversation on race, diversity, and leading multiethnic churches.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010: Lessons From Ten Years Pt. 2||We're picking up where we left off last week and continuing a conversation about the lessons learned from Pastor Brady's ten years of ministry at New Life Church. Our hope is that these lessons would resonate with and encourage you.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: Lessons From Ten Years Pt. 1||Pastor Brady recently celebrated ten years of leading New Life Church as the Senior Pastor. In this episode, we looked back on the past decade and talk about the lessons learned. We hope that these lessons will apply to your ministry and will help strengthen your churches.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: Restoring Fallen Leaders||In this episode, we're joined by two incredible leaders, Pastor Jimmy Evans and Pastor Tom Lane. Not only have they led faithfully in local churches for most of their lives, they've also played integral roles in restoring fallen leaders back to health. So we sat down with them and asked them to share their wisdom. We pray that it blesses and encourages you.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007: Spiritual Parenting||In this conversation, we're joined by Dr. Michelle Anthony to talk about how parents can take the lead in the spiritual lives of their kids.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: To The Table||What role should the Table have in worship services? How can we use the Essential Practice of going to The Table to point our congregations towards Jesus? Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt and Glenn Packiam share how The Table plays an essential role in their ministries.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: Cultivating a Team-Teaching Model Pt. 2||In the episode, Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt, Glenn Packiam, and Daniel Grothe talk about how and why New Life Church embraced the Team Teaching mode||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode: Welcoming the Stranger: A Conversation on DACA||We sat down yesterday to have an essential conversation about the Church's role in welcoming the stranger among us and the ongoing theme of immigration that we see in scriptures.||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: Cultivating a Team-Teaching Model Pt. 1||In the episode, Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt, Glenn Packiam, and Daniel Grothe talk about how and why New Life Church embraced the Team Teaching model.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: Big Church & Small Church||In this conversation, we talk about what we've learned from comparing different church models.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: Worship in the Church Pt. 2||As we follow up on a conversation we began last week, we talk about what worship is, and what its purpose is in the congregational context.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: Worship in the Church Pt. 1||In this weeks conversation, we talked with Jon Egan and Dr. Pete Sanchez about picking and writing songs for your congregation.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 000: Welcome||Welcome to the Essential Church Podcast! The very first episodes will be released on Wednesday, September 6. In the meantime, check out the website at TheEssential.church and follow us on twitter at @EssentialChurch.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Insightful, practical and clear...
If you're looking for a podcast that will help you lead your church/ministry with greater insight and theological clarity, look no further!
This is for people who love the local church!
I am so thankful to share all we have learned about the local church with fellow practictioners. I hope these conversations strengthen and encourage you each week.