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PRC with Carol Childress

Bill Nicoson —  December 14, 2017 — Leave a comment

The Power of Internal Culture

The internal culture of a church is the most important social reality within the church. Often more powerful than vision, mission, strategy or doctrine, it is deep, complex, difficult to articulate and largely unseen because so much of it is “below the water line.” A church can have the right vision, mission, strategy or doctrine but if the internal culture is not aligned with those elements, the best efforts to live into vision, execute against mission and strategy, and preach and teach doctrine will be thwarted by its internal culture.

If you can’t figure out where you are stuck or not sure what obstacles are in the way of creating the culture you want in your church then join us for this informational and timely Pastors Resource Call. One of the most important skill sets that a 21st century pastor must have is the ability to lead and manage change. Changing a church’s internal culture is difficult because it requires altering the behavior of both individuals and the church itself.

Carol Childress is the founder of the carolchildress group, a consulting practice that helps leaders and organizations understand today and lead for tomorrow. Gifted in bringing clarity to complex issues, Carol is known for her ability to help leaders “connect the dots” and enable organizations to craft strategic direction, navigate change, and process transition in the 21st century world. A trusted advisor, experienced consultant, frequent speaker and workshop leader, Carol has worked with church leaders in every region of the U.S. as well as selected international areas.

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PRC with Brian Newman

Bill Nicoson —  November 16, 2017 — Leave a comment

Outreach in an Age of Radicalism

The gospel is meant for every people group in the world without exception, since all are made in God’s image and are specially designed for relationship with him.

Across the world there are an estimated 1 billion Muslims who are considered unreached (less than 2% of the human race are known Christians). Of those, there are over 1,000 Muslim people groups that remain completely unengaged (having no known Christians among them). If you are searching for help in how you can love Muslims well along with other unreached people groups this call is designed for you.

Our Resource person for this call is Brian Newman. Brian grew up in a secular, cultural Jewish family on Long Island (outside New York City). His family celebrated the Jewish holidays, he was bar mitzvah, but he was a functional agnostic. At 20 years old as a college student Brian had a dramatic conversion to Christ, which launched him into a life of serving God overseas for 20 years and now in the United States. He has worked In Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere for over 25 years.

In 2011, Brian founded The Isaac-Ishmael Initiative to bring together the three monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. At a time when Christians, Muslims, and Jews are in conflict around the world, he believes there is a way forward together.

Brian has earned two Master of Arts degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary – one in multi-cultural studies and the other in theology.

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PRC with Ed Stetzer

Bill Nicoson —  October 26, 2017 — Leave a comment

The Real Story About What’s Happening In The American Church

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.

Previously, he served as Executive Director of LifeWay Research.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than one million individuals each week. Stetzer is also Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000 readers.

In 2015, he began serving as the co-host of the BreakPoint This Week radio program with John Stonestreet. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries.

He serves as interim pastor of Moody Church in Chicago.

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PRC with Jeff Jones

Bill Nicoson —  September 21, 2017

Preaching for Life Change

Preaching today is not without its challenges. With the average “regular attender” showing up just 1.5 times a month, it is getting more and more difficult to be an effective communicator. Barna Research shows that the number one reason people come to church is to hear a good message. Jeff Jones brings over a decade of preaching experience to the Pastors Resource Call. Jeff is an extremely good communicator with a passion to see and help people experience godly transformation. He will speak to the importance of preaching for transformation – not just information. What is the difference? Sign up early to get a hand out for the call.

Since 2004, Jeff Jones has served as Senior Pastor of Chase Oaks Church, a large multi-campus church in North Texas. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and helped launch the Center for Church-Based Training, an organization that helps churches around the world disciple and develop new ministry leaders. He is co-author of the book The Leadership Baton and most recently authored, Distinct by Design. Jeff has been married to his wife Christy for twenty-eight years, and they have two adult sons, Collin and Caleb.

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PRC with Lance Witt

Bill Nicoson —  August 16, 2017

Uncomfortable Conversations

“Twenty years of research involving more than 100,000 people reveals that the key skill of effective leaders, teammates, parents and loved ones is the capacity to skillfully address emotionally and politically risky issues. Period.”  From the book Crucial Conversations

We will cover …
– Why uncomfortable conversations are so difficult for pastors
– How to know when to initiate an uncomfortable conversation
– Practical steps on how to successfully have an uncomfortable conversation
– A litmus test of your leadership…. your willingness to invite an uncomfortable conversation

Lance is the founder of a ministry called REPLENISH (www.replenish.net). Replenish has been around for 10 years and is dedicated to helping people live and lead from a healthy soul.

Along with speaking, consulting and training, Lance does Life Plans, individual coaching, and staff training and development. Lance has also authored a book entitled Replenish. His newest book High Impact Teams … Where Healthy Meets High Performance will release in 2018.

Lance served 20 years as a senior pastor before serving 7 years as an Executive/Teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He led Saddleback’s Spiritual Growth Campaigns, such as 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community.

Lance has been married to his wife Connie for 39 years and they have two married children and four beautiful grand daughters.

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