Church Leadership Lab is a podcast that seeks to empower healthy churches. Through conversations, interviews, and stories, we explore what's happening in ministry today and how pastors and leaders can navigate what lies ahead.
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Post-Covid, many churches are struggling to regain their momentum. We wanted to create a community where anyone who participates in a church community can share stories about what’s going on in their churches, offer wisdom through successes and failures, wrestle through challenging topics, and leave resourced and encouraged. 2020 was an accelerator that changed the way the church looks. Let’s gather and figure out the next steps together.
Scott and Kacie wanted to create a space where a community of church leaders could gather and talk about ways to cultivate healthy churches. Thus, Church Leadership Lab was born!
While “church” often conjures up an image of a building, the post-Covid church looks more like a community of people looking for a place to belong than a geographic location. Church isn’t just a building. Any kind of fellowship of human beings who are of like mind and faith, hey, that’s the church! Church Leadership Lab is a space to talk about what’s going on in the church community. It’s a place for those who attend and lead in churches to share stories of what’s happening, best practices, wisdom, and encouragement.
Don’t think the CLL community is limited to those who are on staff at a church. If you attend a church, you’re a leader, and CLL is for you. Anyone who attends church is considered a church leader in our book! You don’t have to get a paycheck from a church to be a church leader. Everyone is a leader because leadership is influence, and everyone has some level of influence, according to John Maxwell.
Lastly, there is no single definition of what makes up a healthy church, but there are some common elements that help gauge the health of any church community:
Church Leadership Lab is a community for and by you. We hope this becomes a regular place for you to come, listen, share, and access helpful resources, and engage.
Books: Atomic Habits by James Clear, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
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Favorite Technology: Oura ring, AirPods
One Thing for Church Leaders: