Coaching Christian Leaders

Coaching Christian Leaders

Coaching Christian Leaders helps ministry, business, and military leaders accomplish God's calling for their lives. This podcast will interview pastors, authors, Christian businessmen, and others. It will also provide Christ-Focused coaching that will help you get unstuck, build sustainable systems, stay focused, streamline tasks, reduce stress, and stay on time.


April 13, 2021

Michael Ward, the author of The Sixth Sola, shares his approach to personal discipleship.

Michael shares:
  • How he came to Christ
  • The other five solas
  • The purpose of the book
  • the intended readers
  • His view on other methods of personal discipleship
  • How preaching can be more effective
  • The reading plan
  • The Great Relationship versus the Great Commission
  • How this approach has impacted him 
  • If the Bible were a gym, what would be the exercises?
  • Resou...

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    Every pastor I've ever met wants to reach the lost and build disciples. I believe that’s you as well.

    I know you want to see people saved and for your church members to grow in their love and understanding of Christ. That’s why you got into this work.

    But now, after years of doing this work, you realize that it’s impossible to do it alone. You need help. You need others to come alongside and share the load.

    In part, that’s why ...

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    Bobby Albert is the President of Values-Driven Leadership. He is the author of The Freedom Paradox, Principled Profits, and True North Business.

    Today we spoke with Bobby shared his insights on leadership and the state of our country.

    He Shared

    How he came to know Christ as your savior.

    Why he wrote The Freedom Paradox.

    What is meant by “Freedom Paradox.

    How Freedom + Responsibility = Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happi...

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    February 15, 2021

    Pastors, God has commissioned you to make disciples.

    God has gifted you to equip your church members for ministry.

    And God has committed you to train up not one generation of leaders but to oversee the training of two additional generations of leaders.

    But are you? Are you doing these things?

    I know I have struggled to develop leaders. Why? One reason is that I got busy doing church. Each week was filled with sermon prep and then p...

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    Often when we start a new project, when we begin to develop a new program, if we are lacking a certain ingredient, if we do not have one specific emotion, the project withers and dies.

    But when we possess it we will see the project through.

    This is Mark Jones the host of Coaching Christian Leaders and today I will share with you that one essential ingredient you must have to move your leadership development program forward.

    When we...

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    Matt Lombardi and Rachel Baird share their expertise on church staffing. Both are with Shaar.Work. Shaar is a platform that connects Christian freelancers and contractors with churches.

    Shaar.Work is a wonderful resource for both small and large churches. 

    I really do appreciate both Matt and Rachel taking the time to explain their service I learned a great deal from both Matt and Rachel. Shaar.Work can be a great resou...

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    What‘s stopping your church from fulfilling the Great Commission? What is stopping your church from sharing Christ with your community, building small groups or Sunday School classes, from staffing children’s ministries?

    You might say, “I don’t have enough people. I’m boiled down to just a faithful few and we’re doing all we can. And we can’t do any more than we currently do.”

    But here’s another reason. And I will use myself.


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    Welcome to Coaching Christian Leaders.

    I have a question for you.

    Are you frustrated with a lack of leadership?

    Maybe you want to start a new ministry – but there’s no one to lead it.

    Or you look at your current ministries – say your small groups or children’s ministry – and you note that they always depend on the same few people.

    That’s dangerous because you are one disgruntled family, one upset person away from the minist...

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    Do you want to reach more of the Millenials and Gen Z with the gospel?

    Do you want to develop disciples in these age groups?

    The first step after prayer is to find them. One place to look is on Instagram.

    About 65%of all Millennials and around 70% of Gen Z are on Instagram.

    Today we sit down with Ruthie Gray of RuthieGray.Mom.  Ruthie is an Instagram expert, with some great insights on how to use this social media site as an outrea...

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    Today we sit down with Kevin Wayne Johnson the founder and CEO of The Johnson Leadership Group. Kevin is an independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker with the nationally recognized John Maxwell Team.

    You can learn more about Kevin and the Johnson Leadership Group by visiting

    Kevin Shared with us:
  • How he came to know Jesus as his Savior.
  • His current work with the Johnson Leadership Group
  • How an e...
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    Today we sit down with Carol Ganawah and learn how to divorce-proof marriages.

    Carol is a marriage coach. She works closely with couples and churches to help secure marriages, especially first-time marriages.

    Carol will share how the spirit of divorce can infect like cancer. She also shares practical steps on how to protect a marriage from divorce.


    Her book: Divorce-Proof Your First Marriage

    Her website: Married4LifeCoach...

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    Today we sit down with Pastor Chuck Musselwhite. He is the pastor of Village Chapel located in Lompoc, California.

    He is also the creator and author of the Daily Walk Devotion. This online devotional reaches over 3,000 people every day. From this online devotional, Chuck has released a book of these devotions.

    He Talked About
  • How he came to Christ
  • The Village Chapel
  • The
  • How to get the devotions
  • The extent of this ...
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    Pastors have a great opportunity to reach the lost and make disciples well beyond their church walls. How? Through self-publishing.

    Today we sit down with Charles W. Morris. Charles is a pastor, church planter, evangelist, missionary, and author of over 10 books.

    Charles shares with us
  • his testimony
  • his ministry experience
  • how he began to write
  • and other insights and helps.
  • Some of his books

    Experiencing the Beauty of Brokenness


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    Today we will speak with Pastor Sherman Burkhead, the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Boron California.

    Sherman, a former atheist, is passionate about sharing the hope of the gospel with his community and with the world.

    He Shared
  • His testimony
  • Why he wrote the book, Distracted: Finding God in a Chaotic World
  • How distractions impact our relationship with God
  • A realistic view of time with the Savior
  • How fear leads to distractio...
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    Author, evangelist, and broadcaster, Jeff Jerina shares his passion for equipping believers to share their faith.

    Jeff is the creator of the Men Unplugged podcast. He has also written the book, Faith Without Fear: How to Share What You Believe With Confidence and Power

    Jeff shared
  • His faith story
  • His passion for teaching others to share their faith
  • Why so few believers share their faith
  • How pastors can encourage their congregation t...
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    How can you and your church make an eternal difference in the lives of the military? One way is to get behind the great work of Military Evangelism

    Pastor Dave Mason, the Executive Director of Military Evangelism shares the great work they are doing with US Marines in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

    He Shared
  • His career before the ministry
  • The mission of Military Evangelism
  • How this mission is accomplished
  • How they provide a home away...
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    Is it possible to master your emotions, better handle relationships, and avoid burnout? It is for the emotionally intelligent pastor. 

    Dr. Jeannie Clarkson, the author of The Emotionally Intelligent Pastor shares her expertise.

    She Shared:
  • Why so many pastors are struggling.
  • How to recognize emotional exhaustion.
  • The Five Common Leadership Challenges that lead to burnout.
  • The biblical basis for emotional intelligence.
  • How to manage con...
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    How can you grow and lead your discipleship programs? Which is best - Sunday School or Small Groups? How can you do both effectively? 

    Dwight Moss of Sunday School Home Group Trainers has decades of experience in leading and growing both Sunday School programs and Small Group Programs. 

    He Shared:
  • His testimony
  • How he got involved in Christian education
  • The future of Sunday School
  • The impact Small Groups has on Sunday School
  • How these ...
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    Today we sit down with John Wallace Whitehead. John is a Bi-Vocational Pastor and a business owner. He is also the author of the book Servant Leadership: Leading Today for a Better Tomorrow.

    John shared....
  • How he came to Christ.
  • The leadership vacuum found in our families.
  • The leadership vacuum found in our churches.
  • His examples of servant leadership.
  • A definition of servant leadership.
  • The key differences between hierarchical and ser...
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    A life lived in response to one's values is a life that is both faithful and fearless. Sue Salvemini shares with us 7 keys that will impact and influence the lives we touch.

    Today we speak with executive coach Sue Salvemini, the founder, and president of Focal Pointe Inc. She is also the author of Leadership by Choice: 7 Keys for Maximizing Your Impact and Influence in the Workplace

    Sue shares with us:
  • Who Jesus is for her an...
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