December 4, 2019
Jimmy Hinton is a minister and church consultant specializing in helping churches protect against child predators. We are seeing more and more headlines about churches failing to protect their kids. Often things were known for years and never disclosed to the congregation. We can do better. That means we have to be prepared.
How can we as parents, ministers, and church leaders keep our kids safe? What are the warning signs? How does a child predator think and how can that help you prevent kids from being in dangerous situations?
Listen to the podcast to hear Jimmy's unusual story and how that has launched him onto a mission to protect kids from pedophiles and sex offenders.
For more information, to get advice for your church from Jimmy, or to listen to his podcast "The Speaking Out On Sex Abuse Podcast" see his website - Jimmy's website & Podcast
November 27, 2019
Some of the most challenging issues in our churches have to do with our leadership model, governance and the equipping (or lack of equipping) of our leadership. Tod Vogt, Executive Director of Mission Alive gets to the heart of these issues and gives us some encouragement and instruction on how church leaders and elders can be equipped to be effective leaders.
In the second half of the interview Tod talks about his work at Mission Alive and how churches can make disciples, which is also a needed move for so many churches.
Here are some of the resources he mentions in this episode:
Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman
Mike Breen's work at 3DM
Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards
The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call by Marva Dawn
November 20, 2019
Neil Reynolds finishes out his five components of church renewal. In this episode Neil deals with moving from an inward focus to an outward focus and on how the Sunday gathering can be changed to catalyze renewal in an existing church. It becomes very easy, over time, to attune to insiders and cater to them without thinking about how those decisions might make it more difficult for the lost to find Jesus. How does your church service help or hinder disciple making? What are some adjustments to your Sunday gathering that can help people find Jesus without compromising your message?
This is an important conversation for leaders in your church to familiarize themselves with and consider what changes they can make to more effectively reach the lost and make disciples resulting in church renewal.
Find out in Episode 3!
November 6, 2019
How we read the Bible is essential to our faith. Many of us never assess what underpins how we read the Bible. How do we know what the Bible means and how do we go about discerning which parts of the Bible are applicable to us today and which are not? What has the historical church of Christ hermeneutic (way of reading and understanding the Bible) been and is there an approach that can get us closer to the meaning of the text and the God the text is pointing us to? How do we go about this in a loving and respectful way?
Listen to our very first Wineskins podcast where we unpack these things in a discussion of John Mark Hicks' new book "Searching for the Pattern." If you would like to purchase the book you can find it on amazon.
December 15, 2015
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