Léonce Crump Jr. on Diversity, Vision, Culture, and Preaching Development

Léonce Crump Jr. on Diversity, Vision, Culture, and Preaching Development

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Pastor Léonce Crump Jr., is an author, international speaker, and the founder and lead pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta. In 2006, Crump answered God’s call to relocate from Tennessee to Atlanta and begin the process of planting Renovation Church. He details the obstacles he and his family faced and the revelations he uncovered during this process in Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are (Multnomah Books, Feb. 16, 2016). A champion for the Church’s participation in focused and intentional cultural renewal, diversity, and Biblical Preaching. He has been a hero and a long distance mentor that I've learned from afar. It is such an honor to have him on this podcast. We talk about the struggles of preaching in the early days of planting, how the…
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Doug Logan on Engaging Preaching and Urban Ministry

Doug Logan on Engaging Preaching and Urban Ministry

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Pastor Doug Logan is one of the most engaging, lively, passionate, faithful, Biblical, and flat-out hilarious preachers of our time. There are too many crusty preachers out there who love to neglect the spiritual fruit of joy. This brother ain't one of them. Pastor Doug Logan is the founding pastor of Epiphany Fellowship, the Director of Diversity for Acts 29 and the co director of Church in Hard Places for Acts 29. In today's episode we talk about what it's like to preach to the urban community. We discuss how knowing the neighborhood and serving the streets affects preaching. We talk about the challenges of preaching to a diverse congregation. We have a ton of fun on this episode. I've got to admit. This is definitely one of my favorite…
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Jerome Gay on Biblical Justice, Preaching Biblically, and Faithful Pastoring

Jerome Gay on Biblical Justice, Preaching Biblically, and Faithful Pastoring

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Jerome Gay Jr. is the Founding and Teaching Pastor of Vision Church. In today's episode he shares with us the importance and value of preaching points that come straight from The Scriptures. He also spends time helping us think through diversity and how to preach on Biblical Justice in a culture and a world that would prefer to brush these issues under the rug. Pastor Jerome is also a Church Planter and shares his perspective on preaching in the early days of a church plant and the effects of quality preaching in a church plant context. Pastor Jerome has become a friend of the podcast and is someone I personally have looked up to over the years. His experiences and perspective are extremely valuable and I encourage everyone to grab the…
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Millennials, Diversity, 2nd Generation Immigrants and Biblical Preaching With Nebiye Kelile

Millennials, Diversity, 2nd Generation Immigrants and Biblical Preaching With Nebiye Kelile

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Today I'm so excited to welcome Pastor Nebiye Kelile onto the podcast to discuss a wide range of topics. He's the Lead Pastor of Pathway Church East Dallas. He serves a diverse, young, 2nd generation immigrant population and was gracious enough to come on the podcast and share insights and perspective. This episode is important because America will continue to look more and more diverse. With 2nd generation immigrants being raised up in this country I believe Pastor Nebiye is a canary in the coal mine and is someone we should pay attention to in light of our future realities. He shares the challenges of how to pastor and preach to Millennials. He talks about the beauty of pursuing diversity and gives us a ton of preaching insight on how…
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Mike Dsane on Captivating Preaching, Leading Through Preaching, and The NBA

Mike Dsane on Captivating Preaching, Leading Through Preaching, and The NBA

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Pastor Mike Dsane is a friend of the Podcast and a dear friend. He was the guest on episode 1 and if you haven't listened to that episode you should go back and listen. If you have heard it already... you should listen again. In today's episode we talk about preaching in a way that is helpful, Biblical, and lively. We also spend time talking about how to leverage the pulpit in aiming the direction and vision of the Church towards God's Biblical standards. Pastor Mike has been extremely helpful for me because he balances the seriousness of preaching The Scriptures while maintaining a preaching poise that prevents me from experiencing the weakness of bland preaching. In other words... he ain't boring. If you haven't spent time listening to his sermons…
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Dale Sutherland on David Platt, sharing the pulpit, and Passion for Jesus in Preaching

Dale Sutherland on David Platt, sharing the pulpit, and Passion for Jesus in Preaching

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Dale Sutherland is the Lead Pastor of McLean Bible Church, a multi-site church in Virginia, Maine, and Maryland. He comes from a law enforcement background and a bi-vocational pastor background. He shares the value of sharing the pulpit based on his experience with on boarding David Platt into his church. He shares about the problem with the social media, self-aggrandizing, narcissistic culture we find ourselves in and how that affects the pulpit. Lastly Pastor Dale shares lessons that he's learned after 40 years of preaching and pastoral ministry. I found his conversation extremely helpful because Dale displays the value of brevity (even in his responses) and he exposes the things that actually matter after 40 years of ministry. Dale is the type of pastor that has been around the block hundreds…
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Pete Briscoe on Grace-Centered and Bible Saturated Preaching

Pete Briscoe on Grace-Centered and Bible Saturated Preaching

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Pete Briscoe is the Senior Pastor of Bent Tree Bible Church, a multi-site church in the DFW metroplex. He is an author, speaker, and the leader of a multi-media ministry called Telling the Truth. In this episode Pastor Pete opens up about past mistakes on neglecting to preach on issues of racism, the value of animated preaching, and the beauty of Bible saturated preaching. In today's world so many preachers spend too much time thinking about what they're going to say but so little time thinking about how what they say will land on others. In this episode Pastor Pete shares wisdom and experiences based on decades of experience as a Senior Pastor of a fast growing church and I can't encourage you enough to take notes! [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/preacherscollege/Pete_Briscoe_FINAL.mp3" social_twitter="true"…
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Team Teaching and Intriguing Preaching With Paul McDill

Team Teaching and Intriguing Preaching With Paul McDill

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In today's episode we have Pastor Paul McDill one of the lead pastors of Community Life Church (C Life) with multiple campuses in the Dallas-Fortworth Metroplex. He shares the unique story of how God planted their church and all that God has accomplished in the years they've spent launching campuses and watching Jesus change lives. We approach the subject of team teaching and communicating and we talk about how they share the pulpit. We talk about the value of different voices, the struggles of sharing the preaching load, and the benefits of having a team carry the weight of preaching God's Word. As the future of church planting and existing churches continues to trend towards a future where finances are limited I believe we'll see a rise in lay leaders stepping…
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Jemar Tisby On Biblical Justice and Systemic Racism

Jemar Tisby On Biblical Justice and Systemic Racism

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I have often found and noticed that with so many churches and pastors the notion of talking or preaching about systemic injustice or structural racism is a topic that most are afraid to touch or talk about. This stems from a lack of understanding and blatant disregard for the daily reality of minorities in America. This has a particular effect on minorities sitting in these types of congregations. So we brought Jemar on the podcast to give us help. Most Pastors don't know where to begin on these issues and Jemar helps us by showing us Scripturally how and why we ought to engage at a deeper level. Jemar Tisby is a Historian, Author, and Speaker and has served many pastors by giving voice to these issues. He has graciously…
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Biblical Justice With Tyler Burns On MLK Day

Biblical Justice With Tyler Burns On MLK Day

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Today is MLK day which is our nation's way of remembering one of the greatest figures in African American history. We tackle the tough topic of Biblical Justice with Tyler Burns who hosts the Pass the Mic Podcast, leads The Witness (A Black Christian Collective), and serves the local church as a pastor. We spend time talking about Biblical Justice and how to preach about these issues in today's tumultuous and racially divided times. The problem that most preachers and pastors within majority culture is that they are either unaware of the gravity and nuances of these issues or are scared to talk about them because of the potential backlash from other congregants. Many pastors fear the loss of attendance and tithe dollars and refrain from digging into these issues. Today…
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