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Apr
8
2016

This Week in Ministry: Oxford, Alabama’s Governor, and Tony Evans… Oh My!

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In this week’s podcast we take a look at changes in the theology program at Oxford, a church disciplining the Governor of Alabama, and Tony Evans’ thoughts on the church’s relevance to the world. All three stories come from this week’s Ministry Briefing… take a listen:   Show Notes: Christianity Pared Down in Theology Studies at Oxford http://dailym.ai/1S1mjQF Baptist Church Expels Governor http://bit.ly/22hPX6D Tony Evans thinks the church isn’t helping http://bit.ly/1RIJ7Wp  

Apr
4
2016

This Week in Ministry: Egg Drops, Chinese Churches, and Church Decline

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In our most recent edition of This Week in Ministry, Todd and I take a look at stories from the most recent Ministry Briefing that caught our eye. This week: controlling the crowds at egg drops, what is going on in Chinese churches, and just how unique is our current season of churches in decline? Take a listen: Show Notes Is The Church Declining? It Depends How Far You Look Back Comparing American church attendance […]

Mar
18
2016

This Week in Ministry: Church Websites, Cost of Smartphones, and Pastoral Restoration

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This Week in Ministry is weekly podcast that looks at ministry news from the week that was. This week, getting your church website ready for Easter, the true cost of smartphones on relationships, and reflecting on pastoral restoration in light of recent revelations about Tullian Tchividjian. Show Notes What Visitors Look for on Your Church Website http://bit.ly/1Ue735P Losing Conversation: The Price We Pay for Smartphones http://bit.ly/256GXFF Tullian gets fired by new church http://bit.ly/1Rp0AyE When a Pastor Falls, is […]

Mar
11
2016

This Week in Ministry: The Andy Stanley Kerfuffle, Rob Bell on Disruptive Sermons, and a Mega-Church Closes

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We’re back with a fresh edition of This Week in Ministry. This week we focus on three stories found in the pages of this week’s Ministry Briefing: Andy Stanley’s small church comments, Rob Bell’s thoughts on what sermons need to be, and the closing of a mega-church: Show Notes: Andy Stanley Wants Adults to Prioritize Their Kids at Church After Andy Stanley shared in a sermon that those who attend small churches are selfish, he […]

Feb
26
2016

This Week in Ministry: American Savings, Political Leanings, and Preparing for Easter

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This Week in Ministry is a weekly discussion of three stories of interest from the current edition of Minsitry Briefing. This week, a look at saving habits of Americans, the political leanings of denominations, and getting ready for Easter: Americans Still Unable to Build Up Savings http://fxn.ws/1RkJYuy Which Religious Groups Are the Most Partisan? http://pewrsr.ch/20TpRpV What to Review Before Easter Sunday http://bit.ly/1T4pA4E Read more at http://ministrybriefing.libsyn.com/podcast/this-week-in-ministry-february-26-2016#ozCtQ3SdEVF2GhlD.99

Feb
19
2016

This Week in Ministry: Mobile Internet, Do We Need More Church Plants, and Leading Small Churches

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Fresh from the newest edition of Ministry Briefing: This Week in Ministry. Today, Todd and I talk about mobile internet and the church, whether we need to plant more churches, and whether pastors are ready to lead small churches. Check it out and let us know what you think: The Internet Moves to Mobile Phones http://bit.ly/21dFdYl Should We Plant More Churches? http://bit.ly/1Q5vwHT Are You Prepared To Lead a Small Church? http://bit.ly/1RcaqGJ Download this Episode  

Feb
13
2016

This Week in Ministry: Pastoral Salaries, Sanctuary Movements, and Wheaton

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The podcast is back! Each week we discuss three stories of note from the current edition of Ministry Briefing. This week: pastoral salaries, churches providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, and resolution in the Wheaton dispute: Show Notes: Key Findings about Church Compensation http://bit.ly/1Ps5qwY Arizona Churches Join the Sanctuary Movement http://usat.ly/1PRZQWg Wheaton College Reinstates and Parts Ways with Professor http://bit.ly/1KfWeNu    

Feb
5
2016

This Week in Ministry: Mark Driscoll, Denominational Struggles, & Getting Along

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“This Week in Ministry” is a weekly podcast that I do with my friend Todd Rhoades every Friday morning. Each week we have a discussion on some of the most intriguing stories from Ministry Briefing. This week: Mark Driscoll’s new church plant in Phoenix, as well as the upcoming battle in the United Methodist Church this spring over homosexuality. Total listen time: 19 min, 12 sec Subscribe: iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  RSS  |  PlayerFM Show […]

Jan
29
2016

This Week in Ministry: Scaring the Kids, Politics, and Getting Enough Sleep

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Show Notes Andy Stanley Calls Out Political Fear-Mongering in the Church: “Stop Scaring the Kids!” http://bit.ly/1ZVqdfd Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump http://wapo.st/1nqdW67 7 types of evangelicals — and how they’ll affect the presidential race http://cnn.it/1ROW95J Drunk Employees More Effective Than Sleep Deprived Employees http://bit.ly/1nKS5H3

Jan
22
2016

This Week in Ministry January 22: IMB, Succession, and Mega-Churches

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On this week’s Podcast we look at job cuts at the International Mission Board, ministry succession, and new research about how mega-churches are getting “smaller.”   Show Notes: The Current Missions Reality (This week at the IMB) http://bit.ly/1Pn5EIX Pastors and Succession… early (not often) http://bit.ly/1QplOk2 Shrinking Megachurches? What a new study reveals about megachurch size http://bit.ly/1VdIzqs This Week in Ministry highlights stories from this week’s Ministry Briefing. Get your first month for $1 by clicking […]

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