2_06: Dr. Jon Roebuck – Actually talk with people… don’t just preach at them.

2_06: Dr. Jon Roebuck – Actually talk with people… don’t just preach at them.

Breakthrough ideas with Jon: How can a church stay relevant to their culture? How can a church stay relational to the communities in which God has placed them? How can a church remain resolute to their DNA and their calling? If you will create physical space, you allow conversations to begin to happen, that are …

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2_05: Todd McMichen – Get ready to receive an alpaca: a generational look at generosity

2_05: Todd McMichen – Get ready to receive an alpaca: a generational look at generosity

Breakthrough ideas with Todd:  74% of churches have online giving, but they only receive about 15% of their income through digital avenues. 90% of our personal wealth is contained in our assets not in liquid cash – what if your church had a way to enable generosity in this way? What happens if you’ve got …

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2_04: Todd Wilson – Church Multiplication & Your Sweet Spot Calling

2_04: Todd Wilson – Church Multiplication & Your Sweet Spot Calling

Breakthrough ideas with Todd:  What’s the difference between a church plant and a church that’s planted to be a church-planting church? Imagine if somebody offered you a job where you’re 100% in your sweet spot What does it mean to work 100% of my time in your sweet spot? God made the world with sweet …

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2_03: Daniel Im – Should You Stay or Should You Go?

2_03: Daniel Im – Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Breakthrough ideas with Daniel:  What does it look like to live your life with our hands wide open saying, “Lord, here we are?” Every leader, every pastor, goes through those seasons where restlessness clouds every conversation. What do you do? A lot of leaders that come to those seasons of the restlessness, but how do …

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2_02: Jen Wilkin – A Gut Check on Biblical Literacy & Sound Preaching

2_02: Jen Wilkin – A Gut Check on Biblical Literacy & Sound Preaching

Breakthrough Ideas with Jen: When you’re a single woman in the church, you usually kind of keep moving around because you don’t always fit very well. We treated the Bible like it was magical, like if I open it up the Holy Spirit was just going to drop out insight on me just because I …

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2_01: Leonard Sweet – How Almonds Keep Us Focused on Jesus

2_01: Leonard Sweet – How Almonds Keep Us Focused on Jesus

Breakthrough Ideas with Len: Show me a weakness inventory and I will show you where God can bless others through your life. Our translation of the word “Word” for LOGOS is inadequate; we must embrace the tension. In a “well curve world” we should live out of the overlap of opposites coming together. Our world …

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22: Will Mancini – Stop Faking Disciples & Real Church Growth

22: Will Mancini – Stop Faking Disciples & Real Church Growth

Breakthrough ideas with Will: Will Mancini thinks that the Program-Church Paradigm must soon come to an end. Will Mancini unpacks the “Functional Great Commission” and involvement in church stuff rather than disciple-making. Does your church activity lead people to life on life disciple-making? The local church is not only a community of belief; it must …

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21: Carol Pipes – LifeWay Communications

21: Carol Pipes – LifeWay Communications

Breakthrough ideas with Carol:  Church leaders need to be intentional with their communication beyond just Sunday sermons. The first question to ask in excellent church communication is ”Who is the audience?” Shape the message to the intended audience to maximize effective communication. There are multiple channels to communicate with your church beyond sermons and emails. …

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20: John Parker – Visioneering Studios

20: John Parker – Visioneering Studios

Breakthrough ideas with John: You will commit more money to church buildings and renovations than anything else, ever. It takes a trusted guide to ensure your budget, vision, and environments align during a building project. How can the creative culture at Disney inspire the design and construction of church facilities? Pastors go to seminary not …

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19: Chad Keck – FBC Kettering, OH

19: Chad Keck – FBC Kettering, OH

Breakthrough ideas with Chad:  It is possible to out-envision your vision by building and buying too much. How do you lead when your available ministry budget is less than 5%? How do you lead active ministry when there are no resources? Relationships and caring for people do not require a lot of money. What might …

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18: Greg Gibbs – Auxano Resourcing

18: Greg Gibbs – Auxano Resourcing

Breakthrough ideas with Greg: Opening your home, giving people access to you, can be a spiritual commitment. The second someone walks through the door into your home; people can sniff out love, acceptance, and grace. Could your home be a better place to invite someone than the church if you genuinely want to share the …

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14: Marty Jacumin – Bay Leaf Baptist, Raleigh NC

14: Marty Jacumin – Bay Leaf Baptist, Raleigh NC

Breakthrough ideas with Marty: How can a church effectively reach all five of the generations alive today? Wake Forest University is not in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and other learning. Young leaders leaving seminary have a far greater chance to end up in a multigenerational traditional church. Leading a multigenerational church may just be the …

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13: Kelly Kannwischer – Younique

13: Kelly Kannwischer – Younique

Breakthrough ideas with Kelly: Building a strong leadership culture brings out the best in all of your leaders. Churches are generally great at helping people live out their general calling, but it takes high intentionally to grow people within their special calling. What is God’s calling for you, in this life stage, at your location, …

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10: Chris Driver – Fifth Street Baptist, Levelland TX

10: Chris Driver – Fifth Street Baptist, Levelland TX

Breakthrough ideas with Chris: The ethos of six-man football reflects the grit and resilience of small-town life on the west Texas plains. It also inspired this church’s vision. Who will reach the small town? Who will take the gospel to those places that were once the center of life in our rural communities? This church …

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Episode #9: Chris Freeland

Episode #9: Chris Freeland

Breakthrough ideas with Chris: What if we could get everyone in here out there, instead of trying to get everyone out there in here? How do we equip and deploy people to really love their neighbors every day of the week? It is hard to love your neighbor when you don’t know your neighbor. Don’t …

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Episode #8: Phil EuBank

Episode #8: Phil EuBank

Breakthrough ideas with Phil:  Reaching the lost requires removing every possible barrier of understanding – even some things you love. It’s time to let go of some of these weird practices of the church that have nothing to do with Jesus. Are your worship services evangelistically understandable? If you are not sure, they probably are …

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Episode #7: Barrett Bowden

Episode #7: Barrett Bowden

Breakthrough ideas with Barrett:  How can a church reach Christians who live in the city, from within the city, not just the suburbs? True fulfillment as a Christ-following leader comes from a deep sense of two key understandings. Why it is important to bring yourself back to your calling as a leader, not someone else’s. …

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Episode #6: Talbot Davis

Episode #6: Talbot Davis

Breakthrough ideas with Talbot:  Twitter is a great place to improve as a wordsmith because it forces clarity of communication. It is possible for social media to make you a better pastor and leader. Making diversity the cause only results in political correctness, so make Jesus the cause and let diversity be the result. Bringing …

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Episode #5: Eric Geiger

Episode #5: Eric Geiger

Breakthrough ideas with Eric: Leadership transitions will always happen, but what actually makes succession a success? Following God involves holding two conflicting emotions in tension: grieving what has been and anticipating what will be. There will always be unfinished work. The “unconquered territory” reminds us the work is God’s not ours. How can pastors keep their …

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Episode #4: Todd Adkins

Episode #4: Todd Adkins

Breakthrough Ideas with Todd Adkins:  There is a difference between just placing leaders in a role and actually developing leaders for ministry. Great leaders are not just intuitive, they are highly intentional as well. Systems, process, and structure are critical but the relationship moves people. We can do leadership gatherings better by leveraging both technology and …

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Episode #3: Brady Cooper

Episode #3: Brady Cooper

Breakthrough Ideas with Brady Cooper: To fight complacency in the church, we must stay hungry evangelistically. Building a church culture that engages men, requires a shared value toward challenging men. For his staff, the intentional discipleship of 2-3 other people is not up for negotiation. Keeping your family healthy is your primary responsibility as a senior …

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Episode #2: Dave Rhodes

Episode #2: Dave Rhodes

Breakthrough Ideas with Dave Rhodes: The physical location of your church and the mission of your church should be inseparable. Moving to the fringe of the organization, instead of the center, empowers younger generations to step up and lead. Boomers and Millennials CAN get along; however, each generation must take a different approach to the other. …

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Episode #1: Will Mancini

Episode #1: Will Mancini

In this inaugural episode, Will Mancini, founder of Auxano sits down with My Ministry Breakthrough host, and Auxano Lead Navigator, Bryan Rose, to unpack the concept behind “breakthrough clarity” in the mission statement of Auxano. When it comes to crafting church vision and casting church vision, the tunnel of chaos is unavoidable. But by moving through the …

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