Politics in the Church - Pockets of Power

Politics in the Church - Pockets of Power

Key Life 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.

The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations - Mary Schaller & John Crilly

The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations - Mary Schaller & John Crilly

Key Life Key Life
Monday June 27, 2016

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When you experience the freedom and joy that comes from realizing God’s not mad at you, it’s perfectly normal to want to share the good news. And, as it turns out, being normal is the best way to do that. Join Mary Schaller and John Crilly on SBE for a discussion of their new book, ‘The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations.’

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Getting Fired & Moving On

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Getting Fired & Moving On

Key Life 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

Politics in the Church - Developing a Mean Streak

Key Life 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

Politics in the Church - Collecting Chips

Key Life 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.

Our (Sinful & Screwed-up) Church Family

Our (Sinful & Screwed-up) Church Family

Steve Brown Steve Brown
Wednesday March 9, 2016

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The institution of the church has always held within it scoundrels, egomaniacs, dishonest leaders and people who didn’t give a rip about real needs. That was true in the first century and will be true until Jesus returns. People aren’t called to be in the church because they are together, good or obedient…but because they aren’t.

America’s Original Sin - Jim Wallis

America’s Original Sin - Jim Wallis

Key Life Key Life
Monday March 7, 2016

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As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out, 11:00 on Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour in America. Can the church really lead the way to overcoming the deep racial divide that still exists in our country? Join Jim Wallis on SBE for a discussion of his book, ‘America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America.’

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Politics in the Church

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Politics in the Church

Key Life 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.