Registration now open for the 2018 Practical Church Conference!
Ministry can’t be done alone. Chris has a conversation with one of his longest time friends about building and maintaining crucial friendships.
There are 2 times each year that serve as the greatest opportunities to invite people to church. Christmas is one of those times. We talk about how to make the most out of this opportunity with your Christmas experience!
There is nothing worse than experiencing a health failure, especially in the early stages of a church start. But that’s exactly what Dave Carroll faced shortly after planting Elevation Church in Billings, Montana.
An eye opening short term trip to Mexico lead Mark Pelingra and his family on mission to help save children from poverty in the best way that he could. That searching lead him to Compassion International, an amazing incredible organization releasing children from poverty in Jesus name. Mark explains why relationships are the key to church community participation in missions. You can find the show notes for this episode at http://practical.church/019
We often separate physical fitness and spiritual fitness as 2 different things, but perhaps taking care of our body is more spiritual than we realize. Deryck Frye, lead pastor of Connect Community Church, shares his very personal story and reason for staying fit, and gives some practical tips of how to make it a more intentional and necessary discipline in your life. You can find this episode online at http://practical.church/018
It’s often said that ministry is not a job, it’s a calling. Matt Burge shares how he made the transition from a high level corporate job into the full time call of executive pastor at Riverbank Church! practical.church/017
Authenticity is a buzzword around the Church… but what does it really mean to truly be yourself? We have a conversation about the importance of true authenticity in leadership. practical.church/016
Taking time away from ministry is an important piece to avoiding burnout. Pastor Chris talks about his recent “sabbatical” and the effects it’s had on both him and the church. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/015
Many older and traditional churches are suffering from being tied to tightly the past and disconnected from the now. Rivertown Community Church is an incredible example of a church transitioning into the 21st century. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/014
Among many other things, Bob Russell is a lead pastor and an accomplished author. His most recent book “After 50 Years of Ministry: 7 Things I Would Do the Same and 7 Things I Would Do Differently” was released in summer of 2016. Bob has a real honest conversation with us about some things he’s learned, and what he would do differently. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/013
In this episode, we listen to a piece of the second session of the 2017 Practical.Church conference where Pastor Chris teaches how to maximize the opportunity of your weekend experience and preach the clear, simple gospel each and every week.
In this episode, we listen to a piece of the first session of the 2017 Practical.Church conference – where Pastor Chris teaches about creating a “Come & See” culture of inviting.
Mentoring is pretty much a core mandate of Jesus. In this episode, we have a conversation about how to better engage in life changing, effective mentoring. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/010
You Meet WHERE? We have a conversation with pastor Tim Owens about being resourceful, flexible and down right scrappy when it comes to creating a worshipful environment. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/009
What exactly is the Practical.Church Conference? We explain it here. Register now at http://practical.church/conference – We hope to see you there!
Each week people will attend or participate in some sort of activity at your church. Do you make the most of it? We discuss the urgency of not just talking about the Gospel, but actually engaging in a rescue mission, preaching the Gospel, AND giving a clear response! You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/007
We live in a fast paced world and the church can be no exception. How can we engage our community in practical ways? You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/006
Multisite church is not going away, and it has proved to be a great opportunity to reach people far from God. We have a conversation with Joshua Gagnon discussing the current trends, and look at the practical future of growing a life giving church. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/005
Matt Chewning of Netcast Church in Beverly, MA talks about making the most of an odd or old space for your ministry meeting space. Practical tips for making the old, crusty, weird and almost impossible possible! You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/004
Message Prep – It’s doesn’t have to be complicated! No matter what your teaching or preaching role, its important to have a practical, sustainable calendar plan and study structure. Pastor Chris Goeppner gives us his practical tips and tactics to being a true message prep assassin. You can find the show notes for this episode at practical.church/003
A former Student Pastor at Newspring Church; Sandy Gibbes has taken his degree in Architectural Design and used it to help over 100 churches through the process of facility design and construction. Sandy tells us the mistakes he sees many churches making when it comes to planning to build, and gives us the best practical tips to consider when building or repurposing your church space. You can find the show notes for this episode at http://practical.church/002
Welcome to the Practical Church podcast! This episode is an introduction to the podcast and why it exists. Pastor Chris Goeppner tells the story of Riverbank Church and explains the importance of being practical with resources and opportunities. You can find the show notes for this episode at http://practical.church/001