Church Health and Leadership Podcast
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.
Team-Based Leadership (Preventing Ministry Silos)
January 27, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn
How often do different ministry leaders in a church feel as if they were fighting one another over volunteers, resources, and time? Do team members know and own the vision and mission of the church? In this podcast, Tony and Jeff will discuss team-based leadership and how to prevent ministry silos.
Leading From Overflow
January 13, 2022 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn
Are you flourishing or floundering when it comes to your walk with Christ? Are you leading and serving from the overflow of your relationship with God, or are you simply going through the motions? In this podcast we will address what it’s like to lead from the overflow of a healthy walk with God.
Leveraging Appropriate Relational Influence
November 11, 2021 • Jeff Lynn, Tony Wolfe
How do leaders lead? Influence. Jeff and Tony talk through four areas of appropriate relational influence for the church leader, whether vocational or volunteer: be present, be engaged, be invested, and be enthusiastic.
Leading from the Pulpit
October 28, 2021 • Jeff Lynn, Tony Wolfe
The pulpit is not a tool to use for your agenda. However, it is the one place that the pastor stands in front of his people every week to shepherd them – to guide them – directionally. Today, Tony and Jeff talk through pastoral preaching in regard to tone and direction, illustration, application, and celebration.
Praying Churches are Powerful Churches
October 14, 2021 • Jeff Lynn, Tony Wolfe, Kie Bowman
Doesn’t prayer indicate both our desire and need for the glory and power of God in our churches? In this episode Tony and Jeff will share the conviction that “praying churches are powerful churches,” and how you can create and nurture a culture of prayer.
Every Member an Evangelist
September 30, 2021 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn, Matt Queen
If the Great Commission is to make disciples of all the nations, it begins with sharing the gospel. In this episode Tony and Jeff explain that every member of a church is to be an evangelist, not just those who “gifted” in sharing the gospel.
How to Disciple Someone
September 16, 2021 • Tony Wolfe, Jeff Lynn, Wes Bevly
Wouldn’t obedience to the Great Commission be evidence of health, as well as leading the way when it comes to exemplifying what it means to make disciples? In today’s podcast, Tony and Jeff will discuss how to disciple someone.