RETURNING TO WHAT MATTERS MOST

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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Episode 020: Hiring and Firing

In this conversation, we talk about what we’ve learned about hiring well and how to navigate firing people well, too. Maybe you’re leading a church staff and facing a big decision regarding staffing, or perhaps you’re curious about how a church staff might handle a staffing issue at your church. We hope that this conversation […]

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Episode 019: Finding Your Voice In Preaching

In this conversation, Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt, Daniel Grothe, and Glenn Packiam (who are all members of the New Life Church teaching team, talk about finding that unique voice that each preacher (or leader) must discover. The tension is, on the one hand we have to be learners, and yet one the other hand […]

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Episode 018: Developing a Culture of Generosity, Pt 2

How should pastors and churches help people position themselves to embrace generosity? In this conversation, a continuation from the previous episode, Pastors Brady Boyd and Andrew Arndt are joined by Chris Brown (Nationally Syndicated Radio Host of “Life Money Hope”) to answer this question and more. The biggest revelation I’ve had in dealing with churches […]

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Episode 017: Developing a Culture of Generosity, Pt 1

Many pastors find it difficult to talk about giving and generosity in their churches, but developing a culture of generosity is essential to Christian living. In this episode, we have a conversation about how pastors can help our churches to embrace generosity. SHOW NOTES – DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF GENEROSITY PT 1 – 017   […]

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Episode 016: Mental Health and the Local Church

As we launch the second season of the Essential Church Podcast, we sat down with Kay Warren and Tommy Hilliker to talk about the Church’s role in serving those facing mental illness.   One study showed that 71% percent of clergy do not feel prepared or equipped to handle a mental health crisis… it’s not […]

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Special Episode: #metoo, the Church, and the kingdom

SPECIAL EPISODE – #metoo, the Church, and the kingdom   In this special episode, we’re joined by two leaders from the New Life Church staff to address the conversation happening around the #ChurchToo hashtag and to talk about how to cultivate a staff environment that empowers women to lead.     The worst thing we can […]

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Episode 015: Building Bridges

In this week’s podcast, we take a listen to a recent radio story that tells the story of our recent merger with Iglesia Nueva Vida, a local Spanish-speaking congregation in our city, and now the newest part of the New Life Church family.   EPISODE 015 – BUILDING BRIDGES – SHOW NOTES   On a […]

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Episode 014: Avoiding Cynicism in Ministry

As leaders in the local church, we inevitably encounter criticism from within our congregations and from the outside world. In this week’s conversation, we talk about some ways of addressing this criticism in a Godly way, as well as some ways to protect ourselves from encountering criticism unnecessarily.   Episode 014 – Avoiding Cynicism in […]

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Episode 013: Developing Ministry with the Hurting

EPISODE 013 – SHOW NOTES – DEVELOPING MINISTRY WITH THE HURTING For this week’s podcast, we were joined by Matthew Ayers, CEO of Dream Centers of Colorado Springs to talk about how the local church can lead the way in serving the most vulnerable people in their cities.   Churches are notoriously bad listeners… the […]

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Episode 012: Blending the Contemplative and Charismatic

For this episode of the Essential Church podcast, we’re joined by Pastor Rich Villodas of New Life Fellowship in Queens, NY to discuss the contemplative and charismatic traditions of the Church. We started noticing that we had lots of gifts, but not a love of love and character… our church went in search of something […]

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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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