RETURNING TO WHAT MATTERS MOST

RETURNING TO WHAT MATTERS MOST

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Episode 041: The Art of Making Big Decisions – Eight Questions to Ask

In this episode, we sit down to discuss eight questions leaders should ask themselves as they follow the Lord’s leading through big decisions.     [You can see Pastor Brady’s Eight Questions at the bottom of the podcast notes. If you are able, it might be helpful to view these while listening!]   I’m finding […]

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Special Episode: Announcing The Essential Church Learning Community

In this episode, we sit down to talk about the “what” and “why” behind the launch of our Essential Church Learning Community.     https://newlifechurch.brushfire.com/events/447094   On Feb 19-20thof 2019 we’re launching our first Essential Church Learning Community… We want to get together with leaders who are hungry to learn in an intentional environment… to […]

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Episode 040: A Conversation with Matt Brown

For this conversation, we sat down with Matt Brown to talk about the joy and challenge of evangelism, and how to do it the Jesus Way.     Matt Brown: https://www.thinke.org/ Pre-order “Truth Plus Love”: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310355249/   When Billy Graham passed away it made me think, “What next step do I need to take to […]

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Episode 039: A Conversation with Lisa Bevere

For this conversation, we sat down with nationally recognized author and speaker, Lisa Bevere to talk about life, marriage, ministry, and her latest book, “Adamant.”     There is a challenge in our day to merge truth and love… we have to know the Word of God but also have the leading of the Spirit… […]

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Episode 038: A Conversation with Clayton King

For this conversation, we sit down with Clayton King and discuss the leadership structure of Newspring Church and the value of healthy confrontation.     http://www.essentialchurchconference.com/   We have lead pastors, teaching pastors, and campus pastors… each one of our campuses has a campus pastor who handles the day-in and day-out and preaches occasionally…   […]

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Episode 037: Courageous Preaching

For this conversation, we discuss how courageous preaching requires us to say things that are costly.     CONFERENCE LINK: http://www.essentialchurchconference.com/. Use promo code ‘CO20’ to receive $20 OFF every registration of three or more.   I feel quite honestly that pastors are choosing the charming, winsome, attractional side of preaching at the expense of calling […]

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Episode 036: Contending for the Spirit

For this conversation, Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt, and Dr. Glenn Packiam talk about the importance of prayer, and how we are called to lead ministries with prayer at their core, at their essence.   When was the last time that you were surprised? I ask myself often, “When was the last time I was […]

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Episode 035: A Conversation with Louie Giglio

For this conversation, we sit down with Louie Giglio and discuss the Passion movement, worship, and everything in-between.   I love that crossroads of life that is the university moment… we said yes to God and 22 years later we’re still gathering students… it’s not a conference really, or an event, but a purposed movement […]

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Episode 034: Reflections on Willow Creek

For this conversation, we discuss the situation at Willow Creek and how this should cause us to reflect and pay attention in a deeper way.   This situation should cause us to reflect and pay attention in a deeper way…   There are three groups of people here: the victims, the congregation, and Bill and […]

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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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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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