RETURNING TO WHAT MATTERS MOST

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Each week, you will get a chance to listen in on a conversation about an essential element of local church ministry. Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt, Daniel Grothe, and Glenn Packiam will host conversations about a variety of issues facing the local church today.

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New Resource: Roman’s Preaching Guide

Hey Essential Church friends—   We’re really excited to share with you a resource we’ve developed.   Last fall our teaching team at New Life preached through the entire book of Romans. It was a thrilling and incredibly enriching experience that left both our congregation and our teaching team edified.   To guide us as […]

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Episode 033: Drawing the Best Out of Your Team

For this conversation, we were joined by Ted Egly from the Center for Creative Leadership to talk about what leaders can do to get the best out of the teams and organizations they lead.   The research says that a high-performing team has three things: they celebrate wins early, they slow down in order to […]

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Episode 031: Developing a Discipleship Culture

Before His ascension, Jesus gave a Great Commission: to go and make disciples. In this essential conversation, we talk about how discipleship happens and what it looks like for us to help people become disciples of Jesus. Join in as we discuss what the long journey of discipleship unfolds in the lives of the people […]

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Episode 030: The Life of the Preacher

Have you ever had a week where you feel like you should just pack up your study and give up preaching altogether? It was a week like that for Pastor Daniel Grothe that sparked this conversation about The Life of the Preacher. Listen in as we talk about what we find at the core of […]

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Episode 029: Doing Ministry in a Secular Age

When Jesus told his followers to make disciples in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and all the ends of the earth, he meant that the gospel should be brought to people where they are and in their contexts. So how do we as pastors and leaders bring the gospel to our neighbors in today’s secular age? We […]

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Episode 028: Singing Our Hope

What happens when we worship? How do we select songs for congregational worship that instill hope? In this conversation, Dr. Glenn Packiam talks about what he learned as he researched the expression and experience of hope in our worship. SHOW NOTES – Episode 028 – Singing our Hope   The thing that was most surprising […]

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Episode 027: The Bible and the Church Pt 2

In this conversation, we pick up where we left off talking about the Bible. What is it, and how should it inform our lives and ministries? Episode 027 – SHOW NOTES – The Bible and the Church Part 2 One of the mistakes we’ve made over the last several decades is that we’ve tried so […]

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Episode 026: The Cross of Christ

A special episode just in time for Holy Week. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of the Cross of Jesus Christ. What exactly do we believe about Jesus’ death and why does it matter? Listen in and enjoy this reflection as we move towards Good Friday.     Episode 026 – SHOW NOTES – […]

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Episode 025: The Bible and the Church Pt 1

In this conversation, we ask a simple and slightly funny question. What is the Bible? Perhaps one of the most taken-for-granted elements of Christian faith, we wanted to dig down and talk about what the Bible is, and what it isn’t. Episode 025 – SHOW NOTES – The Bible and the Church How we see […]

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What is essential to your ministry? Follow along as we rediscover the things that every local church ministry needs to thrive.

Brady Boyd Senior Pastor, New Life Church, Colorado Springs

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Brady Boyd

Senior Pastor, New Life Church

Andrew Arndt

Teaching Pastor: New Life Friday Night

Daniel Grothe

Associate Senior Pastor, New Life Church

Glenn Packiam

Associate Senior Pastor, New Life Church

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