Jesus spent only three years with His disciples, but at the end of that relatively short time they were transformed and ready to tackle the world (with the help of the Holy Spirit, of course). During Jesus’ intensive leadership development with them, He often pushed them into risky situations when they weren’t quite ready. Yet they ended up doing more than they could have ever thought possible. What can transform us from passive observers, sitting on the bench of spectator Christianity, into active and engaged soldiers for the Kingdom of God? In this audio podcast, Mike O’Quin talks with Matt Kehn and Shane Harris on principles of catalyzing people toward Kingdom action.Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:50 — 8.6MB)
How did Jesus disciple people? He often called His disciples to action, even when they didn’t feel quite ready. Some call it delegation, some name it as MAWL (model, assist, watch and leave), some call it working yourself out of a job, but whatever you call it, delegating leadership is crucial in discipleship. Ready or not, time to launch! In this audio podcast, Mike O’Quin interviews senior pastor Britt Tucker on this principle of catalytic leadership development.Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:50 — 8.6MB)
Jesus fully intends His disciples to reproduce themselves. As leaders, we need to always be thinking of ways to raise up new leaders. In this week’s podcast, Mike O’Quin interviews Clark and Natalie Zaunbrecher on the vision for group multiplication and overcoming obstacles to reproducing leadership.
The church is growing by addition yet the world is growing by multiplication. Reproducing leadership isn’t easy, but it’s the only way to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). We are all called to “make disciples,” and that means living out a value of multiplication.Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:20 — 10.6MB)
In last week’s podcast, we talked about the art of active listening. After first engaging to hear the heart, we can then venture toward “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). Listen as Mike O’Quin interviews this week’s panel, Jonelle Tucker, Matt Kehn and Clark Zaunbrecher, on the heart and soul (and practical tips) of saying what God might be saying to the person whom you are discipling. Not for the faint of heart but definitely for the courageous discipler!Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:52 — 7.9MB)
Have you ever wanted your heart to just be listened to, and yet you were mowed down with the machine gun of good Christian advice? Effective spiritual leaders learn to bite their tongues and draw out the heart behind the words of the people they are shepherding. In this podcast, our panel discusses the practical’s of the scriptural admonition to be “slow to speak and quick to listen” (James 1:19). Mike O’Quin interviews Jonelle Tucker, Matt Kehn and Clark Zaunbrecher on this easily overlooked and under-listened skill in a fun roundtable discussion.Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:23 — 7.2MB)