Jason Young, director of guest relations at Buckhead Church and North Point Community Church, talks with me about his new book which he co-authored with Jonathan Malm entitled "The Come Back Effect: How Hospitality can Compel Your Church's Guests to Return."
(You can check out my interview with Jonathan Malm on "Breaking Binary Thinking" here).
We talk about common pitfalls that churches make, why we shouldn't be afraid of creating an emotional experience (and why that doesn't diminish an emphasis on theology) and Jason shares what he has learned through writing this book.
Things to check out from this episode:
The following books Jason recommends:
This week, Dr. Michael Haykin (professor of church history and Biblical spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) and I chat about the life and leadership legacy of Andrew Fuller. If you are unfamiliar Andrew Fuller, prepare to learn a lot and to be challenged by his short, powerful life.
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Dr. Haykin recommends several books if you want to learn about Andrew Fuller:
Dr. Haykin is currently reading:
Episode #15: "Memes for Jesus, Platform Building, Content Creating and Dealing with the Haters" with Michael Schaffer
I sit down with the founder of Memes for Jesus, Michael Schaffer and we talk about how to build your platform, creating content regularly (and without burnout) and dealing with haters. I awkwardly call Michael "The Da Vinci of Memes." I don't think it will catch on but I left it in so you can laugh at me, which Michael recommends for us to do as leaders.
Michael Recommends the Following Books:
In case you were wondering..
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In this month's bonus episode, I sit down with Jonathan Malm (founder of Church Stage Design Ideas and socialsunday.tv; author of The Hidden Option and co-author of The Come Back Effect) to talk about how we can find hidden options when it seems like there are only two options available. Jonathan helps us get out of our binary way of thinking and teaches us how to think biblically about our limitations.
Jonathan is reading these books and this article:
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I sit down with Dr. Ryan Lokkesmoe (Lead Pastor of Real Hope Community Church in the Houston area, a church he helped plant in 2016). We talk about his new book published by Moody Publication called Paul and His Team: What the Early Church Can Teach Us About Leadership and Influence.
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Will Basham (lead pastor at New Heights Church) talks with me about how the Gospel has influenced his leadership at his growing, multi-site church in West Virginia.
Episode #11: "Revelations of Love: What Leaders can learn from Julian of Norwich" w/ Veronica Mary Rolf
Author and scholar Veronica Mary Rolf, sits down with me and discusses what we can learn from the life and revelations of Julian of Norwich. We talk about whether we can trust the mystics, what Julian's revelations were all about, the love of God, and how Julian can inspire both me and women in Christian leadership today.
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Veronica Rolf has so many amazing things to check out:
In part two of my conversation with Dr. John Frame (professor emeritus of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando) we talk about the need to rethink how we do seminary education. If you are a member of the local church, you have a role to play in training future leaders. You don't want to miss this important episode.
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In part one in our conversation, Dr. John Frame (professor Emeritus at Reformed Theological Seminary) talks about how to think about leadership from three perspectives. He also teaches us how to think tri-perspectivally about all of life.
This week, Cas Monaco (Executive Director of Gospel in Culture at CRU) and I talk about how to witness to others about Christ in a post-Christian society. Society has changed and Cas helps us navigate what exactly that means for us as Christians.
This week, Doug Ponder and I talk about culture, writing, reading and the so-called "culture wars." Doug gives us so much practical that you will want to listen and re-listen to make sure you get everything.
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Doug has written a ton of articles at the Intersect Project and you can read them all here.
Doug mentioned a ton of books:
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Dr. Ed Smither (Dean, College of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University) and I sit down and talk about what leaders can learn from Augustine, who is considered one of the greatest thinkers in Western history. We talk about mentoring, worship, community and more.
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Amy Whitfield (director of marketing and communications at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) and I talk about being obscure, working as a team and the important question of how men and women should work together as leaders.
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Amy is co-author of the book SBC FAQs, which you should definitely check out. She is also the co-host of the podcast SBC This Week.
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In this episode, Pastor and author Jason Isaacs outlines how we can avoid becoming toxic leader. We talk about the role of comparison has in killing our joy as leaders, scandal, and how to deal with disappointment.
Things we mention:
In this episode, Rob Rucci (pastor of Upcountry Church in Travelers Rest, SC) and I talk about how to know when taking a risk is right for you.
In this week's episode, Nathaniel Williams (Pastor of Cedar Rock FBC) talks about how to overcome the sacred/secular divide and see how all of our vocations can glorify God.
Stuff we Mention:
Tony Trussoni and I talk about “5 Ways To Train the Next Generation of Leaders.” Tony tells us about how he entered ministry, ways we can train children, and connects us with some great resources to help us out in the process.
Here are the resources we mentioned in the episode:
• Tony went to seminary at Southern Seminary
• Huffington Post article about faith retention.
• New City Catechism for kids
• Sojourn Kids (North Star Catechism)
• Luther’s Small Catechism
• The Rizers Children's Worship Songs
• Family Worship by Donald S. Whitney
• Practical Family Ministry by Timothy Paul Jones
• Gospel-Powered Parenting by William P. Farley
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