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 009: Lessons from 10 Years Pt. 1

Pastor Brady recently celebrated ten years of leading New Life Church as the Senior Pastor. In this episode, we looked back on the past decade and talk about the lessons learned. We hope that these lessons will apply to your ministry and will help strengthen your churches.     Along with listening to this podcast, […]

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Episode 008: Restoring Fallen Leaders

In this episode, we’re joined by two incredible leaders, Pastor Jimmy Evans and Pastor Tom Lane. Not only have they led faithfully in local churches for most of their lives, they’ve also played integral roles in restoring fallen leaders back to health. So we sat down with them and asked them to share their wisdom. […]

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Episode 007: Spiritual Parenting

Episode 007 – SPIRITUAL PARENTING    Show Notes What you have now is millennials who really want to be involved in their children’s lives, but are ill-equipped because many of them weren’t parented spiritually themselves…   Churches need to give millennials practical resources that are not antiquated… We need to give them meaningful ways to […]

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Episode 006: To The Table

Episode 006- To The Table   SHOW NOTES The Table for me was the end of a long journey to discover the roots of my faith… I wanted to give my kids more of the faith than I had when I was their age… Tradition is a troubling word for charismatics…but when I began to […]

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Episode 005: Cultivating a Team-Teaching Model, Pt. 2

Episode 005 – Cultivating a Team-Teaching Model, Pt. 2   Show Notes The risk [of doing this] is not being needed any more… the reward is seeing someone run ahead and thrive… Every one of us is an “interim pastor”… the church will outlast all of us… therefore, I have a choice: to preach and […]

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Special Episode: Welcoming the Stranger: A Conversation on DACA

“Welcoming the Stranger: A Conversation on DACA”   Show Notes This is important because I’m the pastor of a lot of DACA kids… this is not a political point to me… these are real people that we know… they are human beings with real stories… Often times when these public issues get discussed, we’re tempted […]

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Episode 004: Cultivating a Team-Teaching Model, Pt. 1

What does it look like to share the pulpit and teach the scriptures as a team? Are you considering it for your church, but don’t know how to begin? In the episode, Pastors Brady Boyd, Andrew Arndt, Glenn Packiam, and Daniel Grothe talk about how and why New Life Church embraced the Team Teaching model. […]

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Episode 003: Big Church & Small Church

Big Church, Small Church. Is one better than the other? In this conversation, we talk about the valuable lessons we’ve learned from comparing church models.   ECP Show Notes – EPISODE 003 Big vs. small church “The fight is the same everywhere…we’re trying to figure out how to speak compellingly to people about robust kingdom […]

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Episode 002: Worship in the Church Pt. 2

We were joined by Pastors Jon Egan and Dr. Pete Sanchez for the second part of a conversation on worship. We talked about topics ranging from what worship is, to choosing songs for a worship service. Listen in on the conversation now!   Don’t forget that you can take part in these conversations at the […]

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Episode 001: Worship in the Church Pt. 1

We were joined by Pastors Jon Egan and Dr. Pete Sanchez for a conversation on worship. We talked about topics ranging from what worship is, to choosing songs for a worship service. Listen in on the conversation now!   Don’t forget that you can take part in these conversations at the Essential Church Conference in […]

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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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