The Reclaimed Leader Podcast

The Reclaimed Leader Podcast

Church health strategies from two pastors in the trenches
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RL 334: Helping Churches Flourish (with Kaitlyn Wood)
April 09, 202400:42:1533.85 MB

RL 334: Helping Churches Flourish (with Kaitlyn Wood)

Today we welcome Pastor Kaitlyn Wood back to the podcast (our last guest before the COVID lockdown). Now, 4 years later, she’s the Dir. of Church Health for ECO. We talk leadership, revitalization and what it takes to help churches flourish.

RL 333: 3 Leadership Axioms Hanging On My Wall
April 02, 202400:29:1623.45 MB

RL 333: 3 Leadership Axioms Hanging On My Wall

This month we’re starting a new series on leadership. What kind of leader do you need to be in order to lead change? Seminary doesn’t really teach it – it’s usually on-the-job-training. Jesse unpacks 3 leadership axioms hanging on his office wall - and why you should have them to.

RL 332: Engagement Boost - A Step-by-Step Pre-Easter Checklist
March 26, 202400:25:4420.62 MB

RL 332: Engagement Boost - A Step-by-Step Pre-Easter Checklist

Easter may not be as big an outreach as Christmas, yet it’s a much bigger in-reach. People on your roles (as well as guests) often come out for the big church holiday. Here’s a quick checklist to make sure you’re ready to engage them.

RL 331: 5 Tips to Launch Your Guest Services Team (Even if You're a Small Church)
March 19, 202400:34:3127.66 MB

RL 331: 5 Tips to Launch Your Guest Services Team (Even if You're a Small Church)

Welcoming first-time guests may have been an afterthought in your church. Are you looking to launch a guest services team or welcome ministry but don’t know where to start? Or are you trying to take what you have and make it better? Here’s 5 tips to make it happen (even if you have a small congregat...

RL 330: A Great First Impression: Elevating the Guest Experience (with Greg Atkinson)
March 12, 202400:51:5441.59 MB

RL 330: A Great First Impression: Elevating the Guest Experience (with Greg Atkinson)

Greg Atkinson is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, international keynote speaker, leadership and life coach, and business consultant. He has worked with churches and non-profits all over the country and is an expert on first impressions. His book, Secrets of a Secret Shopper: Reaching and Keeping...

RL 329: How to Help Your People Move from Greeting to Engaging (with Stan Ott & Lee Zehmer)
March 05, 202400:46:2037.12 MB

RL 329: How to Help Your People Move from Greeting to Engaging (with Stan Ott & Lee Zehmer)

Have you ever been in conversation with a pastor looking past you to someone else? Or did you show up to church only to be ignored while people caught up with their friends? Today we welcome Stan Ott and Lee Zehmer from "Building One Another" as we talk about moving from greeting to engaging.

RL 328: All-In Spiritual Immersion: How to Cure Your Church's Indifference
February 27, 202400:29:3023.63 MB

RL 328: All-In Spiritual Immersion: How to Cure Your Church's Indifference

Are your people not coming to church because they’re too busy? What if the real reason is indifference? As disciples on the road to Emmaus, how do we help welcome them into a heart-transforming (heart-on-fire) experience with Jesus?

RL 327: I Love to Tell the Story (Unless it Gets Me Stuck)
February 20, 202400:33:2626.79 MB

RL 327: I Love to Tell the Story (Unless it Gets Me Stuck)

We believe the stories we tell ourselves. The problem is, they may not be true. Why does it matter? Because beliefs drive behavior. Show me what you do and I'll show you what you believe. What does this mean for churches or pastors that have the wrong story in their heads? How can I re-frame the sto...

RL 326: Karl Vaters and the Secret to Healthy Churches (of any size)
February 13, 202400:41:3833.36 MB

RL 326: Karl Vaters and the Secret to Healthy Churches (of any size)

Small church expert, Karl Vaters, talks about what it means to have a healthy church of any size. ​Karl's heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church. Karl also...

RL 325: 6 Tips to Deal With Change Resisters
February 06, 202400:31:0824.94 MB

RL 325: 6 Tips to Deal With Change Resisters

Let's say you DO have buy-in from the congregation, but there are still some who still aren’t in (and they're stirring things up). Do we need unanimous support or a simple majority or a super-majority? 6 Tips to Deal with Change Resisters.