Effectively Equipping Our Churches Webcast: Worship Leaders & Men’s Ministry with Joel Weldon & Dave Murrow

This video is about Equipping our Churches for the 21st century. Statistics show that America's mainline denominational Christian churches are on the decline. Is it too late to save them? If not, what can be done? Author and speaker Dave Murrow (Why Men Hate Going to Church) and worship leader / church consultant Joel Weldon (O2 Worship) discuss strategies churches can adopt to engage and grow their congregations. **This video has been edited for time constraints of our live webcast.  To see … [Read more...]

Church for Men 23: Is Self-Esteem Wrecking Church Attendance?

[display_podcast] The modern self-esteem movement is celebrating its 50th birthday. In 1965, sociologist Morris Rosenberg invented “The Self-Esteem Scale” — the first academic tool that assessed a person’s view of himself. In 1969 Psychologist Nathaniel Branden took that data and released “The Psychology of Self-Esteem,” which became the bible of the modern self-esteem movement. Over the next two decades higher self-esteem came to be seen as the antidote to crime, drug abuse, teen pregnancy and … [Read more...]

Church for Men 22: Why Churches Are Stage-Driven

[display_podcast] When Christians gather, they spend the bulk of their time watching stage presentations. Worship services. Seminars. Classes. Conferences. Workshops. All the while, they interact with someone standing in front of them – either speaking or leading them in song. The early Christians did meet to hear sermons and teaching. But their focus seemed to be outside the walls of the church — serving God adventurously, working in small teams. I can’t imagine they spent more than 80% of the … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 117: A Cup of Cold (Refreshing, Thirst-Quenching, Life-Giving) Water

[display_podcast] This is going to be So. Much. Fun for me. (And for you, I hope!) So indulge me here, because I LOVE this stuff. Look carefully and you might see my bemused smile on my face! It is just so comical to me how easily we take what Jesus made so simple, only to make it so insufferably complicated. And to be perfectly honest with you, I am awestruck. That’s the tone with which I want to teach this PODCAST’s passage. I am awestruck at Jesus’ ability to say so much in so little, so m … [Read more...]

Church for Men 21: Paradise Outfitter

[display_podcast] From David Murrow, author of the bestselling book, Why Men Hate Going to Church.What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church? Brandon Smith started a church in Oak Grove, MO – 30 minutes east of downtown Kansas City. In the past five years, his church – Paradise Outfitter Ministries – has grown from 15 to more than 500 weekly attendees. They’ve had to expand to four weekly services in order to accommodate the crush of ne … [Read more...]

To The Churches 21: God Is On the Move – in Paris, France – Part 2

God is on the move in Paris, France.  In the is week’s video podcast, I sit down with my good friend and missionary Joe Schlie.Joe is an American who has been living in Paris and doing full-time ministry for ten years with his wife and three children.  He’s the City Leader for Agape France Ministries.  For more information about the ministry, check out www.agapeparis.org.First off, Joe offers a little “insiders tip” for American tourists visiting France.  There’s a gorgeous park just sout … [Read more...]