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Preview: Equipping the Church Podcast
This podcast is for anyone who serves a local church. In this preview episode, cohost Kristen Tetteh shares the vision for Equipping the Church. From practical tech tips to encouraging stories from local churches, Equipping the Church is the local church community you've waited for.
Equipping the Church Episode 001: The Generous Church
In this episode, you'll hear the story that sparked this podcast of one local church that responded to a family's need in a big way, transforming their church in the process. Then, you'll learn a few tips from Ministry Team magazine to save your church from spending hours on year-end giving statements.
Equipping the Church Episode 002: On Worship
Do you lead worship at your church? Learn about the latest finds in the world of worship music with Faithlife's Kristina Kislyanka and Ben Piehler. Then, learn simple tips to record and post your weekly sermon online in a snap.
Equipping the Church Episode 003: Go and Make Disciples
In this interview with Lei Felmey, a church admin in New Jersey, you'll learn tips to build a practical discipleship model any church can adapt. Then, we'll show you how to set up digital small groups—plus, you'll learn some tips for cultivating community from Ministry Team magazine.
Equipping the Church Episode 004: #ChurchSocialMedia
If your church is like most churches, you’ve juggled multiple social media accounts. And let’s be honest—it can be pretty overwhelming. Faithlife's resident social media experts Ashley Jacubczyk and Amber Smith are here to help! Plus, get tips for social strategy from Ministry Team magazine, and learn a simple trick to help people remember what you post.
Equipping the Church Episode 005: Does Your Church Have a Healthy Website?
In today's episode, we'll ask five questions to help you diagnose the health of your church's website. Then, we'll share how Faithlife Sites can consolidate and automate tasks associated with keeping your website current. Plus, you'll learn some style guide tips from Ministry Team magazine.
Equipping the Church Episode 006: What Every Sound Guy Wishes the Worship Leader Knew
Great church sound doesn't just happen—it takes skill and commitment. In this interview, Sound Engineer and Worship Leader Jack Underwood gives his take on what it takes to build a great relationship between the sound guy and the worship leader. Then, we'll cover how to set up the Faithlife Proclaim confidence monitor—and you'll hear Ministry Team magazine's tips for keeping tech in check.
Equipping the Church Episode 007: Caring for Your Congregation
Pastor Jerry Rittenhouse of Kirk of Dunedin shares how his church created a culture of encouragement. Then, you'll hear a Ministry Team magazine segment on congregational care and how to use Faithlife messaging for it.
Equipping the Church Episode 008: Increasing the Longevity of Your Pastoral Call
Burnout among pastors is a real risk, but that doesn't mean it's inevitable. Today, we talk boundaries and avoiding burnout with Pastor Byron Copeland, executive campus pastor of the 30,000-person Gateway Church. Then, we'll show you how to write your sermon with the assistance of Sermon Editor in Logos Bible Software.
Equipping the Church Episode 009: The Nomadic Church
Every week, thousands of churches across the United States roll their "church in a box" equipment into a rented school building or community center. Our guest, Pastor Jon Pasiuk of Whistler Community Church, leads one of those churches. He shares how they build intentional community. Plus, get tips for sustaining volunteers from Ministry Team magazine.
Equipping the Church Episode 010: An Open Letter to the Church Admin
In this episode, glean notes from a church admin who does it all. Then, you'll learn some tips on choosing the right church management software. Plus, get a sneak peek of the new product that will bring all of your ministry tech together in one place.
Bonus Episode Part 1: O May Not Duty Seem a Load
With a combined 100 years of experience in ministry, these three pastors have wisdom to share. Today, they'll take on volunteerism in the church—and they might just challenge your thinking.
Bonus Episode Part 2: Setting a Pastoral Expiration Date
Would you set an expiration date on your pastoral position? We explore this in the second of this three - bonus conversation with Reverends Mitchell, James, and Williams.
Bonus Episode Part 3: Crushed Grapes Make Good Wine
In our third and final conversation in our bonus series, Reverends Mitchell, James, and Williams share a word of encouragement for local pastors.
Meet Your Hosts
Kristen Tetteh and Amber Smith work at Faithlife and are passionate about serving their communities. You will find Kristen meeting with local churches and working on projects that simplify church management. Amber manages our social channels and works with many of our customers and partners to create helpful resources for churches.Join our Equipping the Church podcast community on Faithlife