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What Does Being “Gospel Centered” Actually Mean?

Our hope rests in one of three places: the world, religion, or the gospel. But only one of them leads to freedom instead of slavery.

That’s the subject of Hope-Shifting, a book by Jim Applegate from Redeemer Church in Modesto, CA. Listen in to hear his take on what “gospel-centered” really means.

A 4-Part System to Mastering the Complex Sale

Every sales process has underlying assumptions.

Your sales team must assume the customer either understands their own problems fully, partially, or not at all. The question is, are those assumptions correct?

If we take a minute to follow his historical outline, you’ll be able to see whether your sales process is stuck in the past—or ready to address the modern customer’s needs.

How Church Planters Gain Everything by Knowing Nothing

It seems like a contradiction: you can’t understand until you know nothing.

In this episode, James and Kenny talk with Jake Chambers from Red Door, a church in San Diego, about approaching planting from a place of knowing nothing.

Why Church Planters Should Consider Bi-Vocational Ministry

Is bi-vocational ministry a barrier or a bridge to church planting?

Jon Wolfinger is the lead pastor at Lumen Deo in Prescott, AZ—but he also oversees maintenance and facilities for a medical center.

In this episode, Jon shares his great perspective on bi-vocational ministry.

Preaching for the Long Haul

Listen in as Brian Hope from Mission Church in Walla Walla, WA packs a ton of wisdom about preaching into one episode.

Topics include taking the “long-haul” approach to preaching, finding your own voice, letting the text be your guide, and how to prep.

3 Reasons Church Planters Don’t Have Friends (and 4 Ways to Fix It)

The reality is that church planting is one of the loneliest jobs there is. Why? We interviewed Ricky Jones of River Oaks Presbyterian Church on the Plant Better Podcast to shed light on the issue.

Read here about the three reasons Jones give for why pastors often don’t have friends and four different ways they can fix that.

Does Church Membership Really Matter?

In the past, some churches have been guilty of extracting from their people without giving much in return. As a result, many churches today don’t ask for anything.

Can church membership, done right, be a solution to those extremes? That’s the topic of discussion in this episode, featuring Allen Duty.

Why Losing Worship Means Losing Everything

Around the 5-7 year mark in the life of a church, there is an alarming tendency towards apathy.

In this episode, Timothy Stewart from Reflect Church in Elk Grove, CA talks about his recent chapter of apathy and how a simple revelation turned it all around earlier this year.

Detrimental Heart Motives for Church Planting

There are a lot of great reasons to plant a church—but also plenty of reasons not to.

In this episode, Joel Webbon talks about the tendency of young men to plant churches to gain approval or prove themselves, and to plant as a reaction rather than a call.

2016 Content Marketing Predictions

As a business owner, if you’re not creating and promoting quality content, you’re going to start 2016 already behind the online marketing pacesetters.

Take a look at what experts are saying the world of content marketing will look like in 2016.

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