Church Health and Leadership Podcast
The Blessings of Ministry
September 15, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn, Phil Todd
Ministers often hear and share about the burdens of ministry. But how about the blessings of ministry? Serving Christ in his church is a blessing and a joy. In this episode, we reflect on and celebrate some of the many blessings of ministering in the local church.
Working for a Difficult Pastor
September 1, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Phil Todd, Jeff Lynn
Personality differences, leadership styles, insecurities, and other factors often make the church work space difficult to navigate. Even in these seasons, associate staff can either hinder or accelerate the church's ministry model.
10 Common Mistakes Small Group Leaders Make
August 18, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn, Phil Todd
Leading a small group, or leading those who lead small groups? Here are 10 common mistakes small group leaders make and some ideas for correcting them toward maximizing success in this very important ministry of the local church.
Stewardship Development (with Bart McDonald)
July 7, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn, Bart McDonald
In making disciples of Jesus, have we, as church leaders, neglected the area of stewardship development? In this episode, Tony and Jeff talk through stewardship development in the local church with special guest Bart McDonald, Executive Director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation.
Planning For Succession (with Will Heath)
June 23, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn, Will Heath
Is pastoral succession planning just for mega churches? The conversation around pastoral succession planning is enlarging today, in a healthy way. In this episode, Tony and Jeff are joined by Will Heath to discuss the topic of succession planning in the local church.
Regenesis (with Anthony Svajda)
June 9, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn, Anthony Svajda
Wouldn’t this be a great time to “reset” as churches and leaders? On this episode, Tony and Jeff are joined by special guest, Dr. Anthony Svajda, to discuss the new SBTC revitalization strategy, “Regenesis,” and how churches can participate and see their churches revitalized to the glory of God.
Reaching Families with Special Needs
May 26, 2022 • Jeff Lynn, Tony Wolfe, Sandra Peoples
Have you ever considered that an unreached people group in your community is those families who have children with special needs? Sandra Peoples, Special Needs Consultant with the SBTC, joins us for this episode with some statistics about this people group and how to reach and serve these families in your community.
7 Common Growth Barriers
April 7, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn
While numerical growth is not the standard measure of success for a church, it is generally part of the overall goal. Today, Tony and Jeff reveal 7 common growth barriers for a local church and offer some thoughts on how to break through them in a healthy, biblical way.
Discipleship Programs vs. Discipleship Pathways
March 24, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Phil Todd
What is a discipleship pathway and how does it differ from discipleship programs? Phil Todd joins Dr. Wolfe in this episode to ask 5 important questions toward developing a contextualized discipleship pathway for your local church.
Principles for Effective Small Group Bible Teaching
March 10, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Phil Todd
Teaching the Bible in small group settings is one of the most rewarding and impactful opportunities of kingdom service a church member can enjoy. Today, SBTC’s Phil Todd joins Dr. Wolfe to discuss practical ways to keep the small group teaching environment meaningful, engaging and interactive.
Resolving Conflict In Your Ministry Team
February 24, 2022 • Jeff Lynn, Tony Wolfe
Even on church leadership teams, sharp disagreements can present a challenge. Personality conflicts, disagreement over best practices, and secondary factors all make team cooperation difficult, even when the best intentions are shared. Today, Tony and Jeff discuss best practices for conflict resolution within your ministry team.
Rhythms of Rest
February 10, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn
Jesus told us to come unto him and He would give us “rest.” Are we, as church leaders, experiencing the kind of rest Jesus offered? And are we setting the example for those we lead? In this episode, Tony and Jeff discuss rhythms of rest for church leaders.