LFP 7: David Kinnaman on discipleship strategies for reaching millennials.

The challenges of Christian leadership change from generation to generation and season to season. Understanding the times and culture is crucial to developing the strategies necessary to reach people. David Kinnaman's research is providing us with some of that understanding. 

Kinnaman was a recent guest at the 2017 District Conference of the BC/Yukon District of the PAOC. Today's episode is a recording of his second session with the conference. 

Learn more about David Kinnaman's work with the Barna Research group at https://www.barna.com/

LFP 6: David Kinnaman on being a Christian when society thinks you're irrelevant and extreme

Public opinion of Christians and Christianity has changed over the years...and not for the better. The average person sees Christianity as irrelevant (at best) and extreme. This is the topic of David Kinnaman's newest book, Good Faith

Kinnaman was a recent guest at the 2017 District Conference of the BC/Yukon District of the PAOC. Today's episode is a recording of his first session with the conference. 

Learn more about David Kinnaman's work with the Barna Research group at https://www.barna.com/

LFP 5: Leanne McAlister on empowering women leaders in the Church

In a time when some theological circles are preaching male dominant leadership, there are some who are pushing back in favour of promoting women leaders in the church. In fact, we may be missing out on a huge blessing in the church by alienating women from leadership positions. 

Leanne McAlister has been working to empower women in ministry for years. As an incredible female leader herself, she proves through her own ministry the valuable impact women have in the church. Hear her heart in this interview as she calls for the empowerment of more women leaders.

Find out more about Zoe Network here: http://www.zoenetwork.ca/

LFP 4: Preaching Panel with Luke Knight, Simon Gau & Dave Funk

Is preaching still important today? Can you grow a church without good preaching? What is good preaching? How do we become better preachers? These are some of the questions under discussion in Episode 4 of the Lead Forward Podcast as Dave Solmes interviews Luke Knight, Simon Gau and Dave Funk on the topic of preaching. 

Luke Knight serves at Living Waters Church in Fort Langley, BC (www.lwchurch.ca)

Simon Gau serves at Broadway Church in Vancouver, BC (http://broadwaychurch.com/)

Dave Funk serves at Bethel Church in Penticton, BC (www.betheltab.ca)

LFP 3: Turn Around Stories Part 2

Many churches find themselves at a place where the only course of action seems to be to shut the whole thing down. Sometimes that's necessary, but there is often still hope. 

In this episode, we have the second half of the conversation Dave Solmes had with Derrick Hamre, Leanne McAlister & Cam Milliken. Let their stories of revitalization inspire you and fill you with faith to see turn around in your own context. 

Learn more about the churches in this episode:

Living Waters Church: http://www.lwchurch.ca/

Emmanuel Church: http://emmanuelchurch.life/

Burnaby Christian Assembly: https://centralchristianassembly.com/

LFP 2: Turn Around Stories Part 1

Many churches find themselves at a place where the only course of action seems to be to shut the whole thing down. Sometimes that's necessary, but there is often still hope. 

In this episode, Dave Solmes sat down with three leaders (Derrick Hamre, Leanne McAlister & Cam Milliken) who came into exactly that kind of situation and saw an amazing turnaround. Let these stories of revitalization inspire you and fill you with faith to see turn around in your own context. 

Learn more about the churches in this episode:

Living Waters Church: http://www.lwchurch.ca/

Emmanuel Church: http://emmanuelchurch.life/

Burnaby Christian Assembly: https://centralchristianassembly.com/

LFP 1: Tim Schindel on the tricky balance of faith and politics

For the past decade, Tim has been planting chaplaincy services in Legislatures across Canada. He’s reaching places no one else is reaching, and influencing those who have the most influence in our nation. Tim has some incredible insights into Christian leadership, politics and how to handle the tricky balance between the two.

See what Tim is doing by visiting www.leadinginfluence.com

Email Tim at tim@leadinginfluence.com

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LFP Preview Episode

Welcome to the preview episode of the new Lead Forward Podcast! In this episode, you'll hear from podcast host, Dave Funk, about everything you can look forward to as the Lead Forward Podcast launches in March. 

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Finally, please feel free to contact us. We want to hear your ideas on how to make the podcast great. Also, if you have a leader in mind that we should interview, let us know!

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