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Ep. 337 Four Mastermind Students Share Their Program Experience

Ep. 337 Four Mastermind Students Share Their Program Experience

Shows Main Idea – A potential Mastermind student had some questions about our all online training. I asked her to ask those questions to our students. In this episode, four of our students share their perspectives about the program—the expectations, struggles, and benefits. If you’re… Continue Reading …

Ep. 332 Webinar: The Benefit of Being Intentionally Intrusive

Ep. 332 Webinar The Benefit of Being Intentionally Intrusive

Shows Main Idea – This webinar helps you build better community life, whether in your marriage, family, church, or other relational contexts. Rick practically delves into Hebrews 10:19-25 and practicalizes it in such a way that you will benefit from biblically intrusive interactions with your… Continue Reading …

Ep. 269 Huge Changes, and All the Reasons We’re Doing It

Ep. 269 Huge Changes, and All the Reasons We're Doing It

Shows Main Idea – To change is one of the challenges, privileges, and opportunities for every Christian. We are unique that way: we can change for God’s fame, our good, and the benefit of others. An unchanging believer is problematic. With the Spirit’s discernment, the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 251 The Absolute Best Counseling That You Can Give Anyone

Ep. 251 The Absolute Best Counseling That You Can Give Anyone

Shows Main Idea – Sometimes a counselor will second-guess the counseling they provided; they are not sure they gave the best advice. Whenever you are discipling, counseling, or advising someone, you must learn to rest in the confidence that what you said was the best… Continue Reading …

Ep. 250 How to Tell If Too Much Social Media Is Bad for Your Soul

Ep. 250 How to Tell If Too Much Social Media Is Bad for Your Soul

Shows Main Idea – The news is a drag that can drag you down and suck the joy from your soul. God did not build your mind to hold all the anger, gossip, pain, suffering, rage, and destruction of the world. You have a small… Continue Reading …

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It’s Frustrating

Ep. 224 My Church Is Not Transparent and It's Frustrating

Shows Main Idea – One of the more common and often accurate complaints about a local church is the lack of openness among the people. This problem is not isolated to merely one church, but a typical struggle for many. The critical question in this podcast… Continue Reading …

Ep. 201 Comparing Authoritarian and Delegating Church Models

Ep. 201 Comparing Authoritarian and Delegating Church Models

Shows Main Idea – What leadership style is your local church? Two options are the authoritarian church model, where everything runs through the pastor. Another is the delegating philosophy, where the church members receive envisioning and equipping to lead in prominent areas. Neither model has… Continue Reading …

Ep. 172 Seven Ways to Find Help

Shows Main Idea – Our ministry works hard at serving folks who have real-life questions, situational difficulties, personal problems, and relational challenges. Because helping people is vital to us, we are always praying, discerning, strategizing, and changing so we can meet them with practical, Christ-centered… Continue Reading …

Ep. 153 You Don’t Need a Verse for Everything You Do

Shows Main Idea – One of the big misconceptions that some Christians have about the Bible is that you need a verse or passage to justify everything they do. The Bible does not teach this idea. Typically, the believers will say something like, “Show me… Continue Reading …

Ep. 127 Good, Better, and Best Contexts For Change

Shows Main Idea – God can change you regardless of the context or the means. He saved me while I was alone, reading a book with weak theology. But there are better contexts for change to happen in your life. This podcast walks through good,… Continue Reading …