Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Surviving Ministry

Key Life
Thursday October 20, 2016

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In our series, Politics in the Church, we’ve seen that church is often not a safe place for pastors. Stepping into the role of church leader can be like stepping into a hurricane. One of the most dangerous things for a pastor is to be naive about that. Join Steve as he talks with Michael Osborne about his new book, ‘Surviving Ministry: How to Weather the Storms of Church Leadership.’

Politics in the Church - Pockets of Power

Key Life
Tuesday September 20, 2016

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Formal places of power are often not the real places of power. Sometimes the little old lady teaching the Bible study can have more influence in the church than all the elders and deacons combined. A lot of pastors get into trouble when they don’t recognize these pockets of power. Listen for help with identifying pockets of power and how to deal with them. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Getting Fired & Moving On

Key Life
Wednesday June 22, 2016

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In our series, Politics in the Church, Steve has been helping pastors deal with power struggles in their congregations. We’ve seen that church is not a safe place for pastors unless they make it a safe place. But what happens when the uptight, angry, vocal minority in a church wins the battle and forces a good pastor and his family out?

Politics in the Church - Developing a Mean Streak

Key Life
Saturday May 28, 2016

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Christian subculture would have us believe that Jesus died to make us nice. Sure there’s the fruit of the Spirit, but being nice is something different. Being nice will cut the legs off of Christian boldness and keep truth from being spoken. Nice pastors will be eaten alive. Join Steve Brown as he chats with pastors Kevin Labby and Zach Van Dyke about the need for pastors to develop a mean streak.

Politics in the Church - Collecting Chips

Key Life
Tuesday April 12, 2016

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How can a pastor fulfill a genuine calling to love and serve God’s people—innocent as a dove—while being wise as a serpent about the necessity of playing politics? One way is to collect chips. Join Steve Brown for this Key Life Pastors Chat as he talks about one of the most controversial things he teaches seminary students.

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Politics in the Church

Key Life
Tuesday February 23, 2016

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Power struggles in the church chew pastors up and spit them out. One of the most dangerous things for a church leader is to be naive about that. If you’re a pastor, join Steve Brown as he chats with pastors Justin Holcomb and Kevin Labby. They’ll give you a cold bath in the reality of politics in the church and talk about the 10/90 principle that could save your butt.

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Redeeming Singleness

Key Life
Tuesday January 19, 2016

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Many times in the church, pastors treat singles like second-class citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. That’s from the pit of hell and it smells like smoke. Join Barry Danylak and Suzy Grumelot as they talk with Steve Brown and his pastor Kevin Labby about Barry’s book, ‘Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life’.

Key Life Pastors’ Chat with Pete Alwinson

Key Life
Thursday November 19, 2015

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The best fathers in the faith are those who are secure in their identity as God’s sons. That identity is a gift of God’s grace that sets pastors free to care for people without striving for significance from success. Join Steve Brown and Zach Van Dyke as they talk with Pete Alwinson about pastoring in the freedom of God’s unconditional love.