Essential Church Podcast

The Essential Church Podcast exists to strengthen and encourage pastors and thought leaders around the world through weekly conversations about some of the most important and challenging issues facing the local church.

Hosted by pastors Andrew Arndt, Brady Boyd, and Daniel Grothe, the Essential Church podcast has featured conversations with leading theologians such as N.T. Wright, Chris Green, and Cheryl Bridges-Johns, church and ministry leaders like Sharon and Ike Miller, Pete Greig, and Warren Bird, as well as a whole host of practical conversations with our team on topics like preaching and teaching, evangelism and discipleship, developing leaders, hiring and firing, much more.

Episode 150: The Rule of Life Part 2: Perils and Pitfalls

In this episode (part 2 of 2) we continue our conversation with Pastors Brad Baker and Sarah Jackson to talk about some of the perils and pitfalls of working with a Rule of Life.  PlayStop X Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram,...

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Episode 149: What is a Rule of Life (Pt. 1)

In this episode (part 1 of 2) we sit down with Pastors Brad Baker and Sarah Jackson to talk about what a ‘rule of life’ is, why it matters, and how to develop one. PlayStop X Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter...

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Episode 146: Steve Carter – The Gift of Pain

In this episode we sit down with author and pastor Steve Carter to talk about times of crisis and what it looks like to receive the good gifts of God in them.  PlayStop X Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to...

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Episode 144: A Conversation with Sharon & Ike Miller

In this episode we sit down with Sharon and Ike Miller, co-pastors of Bright City Church in Raleigh-Durham, Carolina to talk about life, ministry, and what they’re learning about leading well together. PlayStop X Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow...

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Episode 143: Katelyn Beaty – Celebrities for Jesus

In this episode we sit down to talk with Katelyn Beaty about her book Celebrities for Jesus—on the perils of celebrity in the evangelical world and what we can do to counteract it.  PlayStop X Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and follow us on...

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RETURNING TO WHAT MATTERS MOST

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