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Quick Takes with Kevin: Leadership, Life and Ministry
9 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Show Up and Speak Up (Ch. 38)
A team will not be healthy if there is not consistent, open and honest communication. The difficult conversations are what help a team grow and improve. Kevin sits down with Jeremy Morton, pastor of First Baptist Woodstock, Ga., to discuss how to build an environment of trust in your leadership team.
12 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Speak the Unspoken Rules (Ch. 37)
Everywhere you go, there seem to be unspoken rules that people abide by. When it comes to leading a team, clearly communicating how you expect the team to operate helps to mitigate the chances for dysfunction. Pastor James Merritt and Kevin talk about the importance of setting clear standards for a church leadership team.
9 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Corporate or Christlike Culture? (Ch. 36)
If a church isn’t careful, its culture will become more corporate than Christlike. Leaders will zero in on success instead of spiritual depth. Kevin and special guest Tim Dowdy discuss how to keep Christ at the center of your church’s culture.
8 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Team Doesn’t Have An I, But It Does Have A You (Ch. 35)
A healthy church starts with a healthy culture among its leadership team. That health, however, must be cultivated. Kevin and Jeremy Morton, pastor of First Baptist Woodstock, Ga., speak about the keys to developing a healthy team culture.
8 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
The Gift of Loitering (Ch. 34)
We tend to jump from one ministry opportunity to the next, but the Holy Spirit often wants to use the time after significant moments in our lives to imbibe His lessons into us. Kevin speaks with Tim Dowdy about taking time to linger and savor the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
10 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
The Blessing of Voice and the Voice of Blessing (Ch. 33)
As a leader, your words have power. Using your voice to encourage and inspire can lead to positive change in your staff, your congregation and your community. Kevin and pastor James Merritt discuss the importance of using words to empower others.
10 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Shock Absorbers for the Soul (Ch. 32)
As pastors we spend much of our lives getting things done. But the Bible calls on us to be gentle in how we accomplish our tasks, relate to others and conduct ministry. Where is the balance and can both be accomplished at the same time?
8 minutes | May 27, 2020
Paying Attention (Ch. 31)
Half of the battle of ministry is truly paying attention to those you are ministering to. On this episode, Kevin speaks with Tim Dowdy to discuss how to focus on people in order to meet their needs and serve them well.
8 minutes | May 20, 2020
Practicing the Presence of People (Ch. 30)
The work of ministry is ultimately dedicated to serving people. For a pastor, his people should hold a special place in his heart. On this episode, Kevin speaks with Hershael York about loving and serving church members well.
7 minutes | May 13, 2020
A Lesson from Alcoholics Anonymous (Ch. 29)
One key step in Alcoholics Anonymous is making an honest self-evaluation. Kevin sits down with guest, Troy Nesbitt, to discuss the importance of cutting through the busy-ness of life to make time for self-examination.
8 minutes | May 6, 2020
Stay in Touch with Your Dark Side (Ch. 28)
Pastors are not super-spiritual creatures, untouched by sinful thoughts and temptation. Kevin and special guest Hershael York discuss the need for pastors to remember their own brokenness as they lead in ministry.
7 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Humility and Hubris (Ch. 27)
Jesus’s life was practically defined by His humility, but humility isn’t often addressed in churches today. Kevin speaks with guest Hershael York about the need for Christian leaders to focus on humility.
11 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Bonus Episode: Lance Witt talks about Replenish
In this episode, Kevin visits with Lance Witt, author of the book Replenish. Lance discusses his personal struggles with some of the topics covered in the book and what brought him to write about those struggles.
8 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
The Most Embarrassing Gap in my Leadership (Ch. 26)
Leaders often succeed because they are great at getting things done. They cast vision, plan, and accomplish goals. Kevin and guest, Troy Nesbitt, discuss the importance and place of prayer in ministry.
7 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Noise Cancelling Headphones for the Soul (Ch. 25)
Time alone with God, spent in solitude, is vital to the spiritual health of a Christian. Pastors cannot expect to lead their churches without also spending quiet, intimate time with God. Chuck Herring joins Kevin on this week’s episode to discuss the value of solitude.
9 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Say Yes Before Saying No (Ch. 24)
Oftentimes, our constant need to say yes to every person grows out of a sense of insecurity. We want others to like us or think us able to do everything. Kevin speaks with Ted Traylor about the need to say, ‘Yes,’ to God so that we can then set our priorities.
7 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
The Art of Doing Nothing (Ch. 23)
Every believer desperately needs a weekly time of rest. God set aside a Sabbath and called it holy. Pastors need time to rest, recharge and focus on God. Kevin and Vance Pitman discuss the value of rest in this week’s episode.
3 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Special episode: Pastoring in crisis
As you navigate your congregation through this time of uncertainty, the North American Mission Board is here to encourage and pray for you.
7 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Does Your Soul Have a Backbone? (Ch. 22)
Pastors need to have the spiritual courage to stand strong during times of testing. Kevin speaks with Jimmy Scroggins about the need for boldly proclaim and live for the truth when those challenges arise.
6 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Death to Dancing Bears (Ch. 21)
Being on stage week in and week out can lead a pastor to feel like nothing more than an entertainer. Kevin speaks with guest Troy Nesbitt about the need for pastors to remember the need to minister to and disciple their people.
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