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On the Hello Church! podcast, powered by Ministry Pass, Justin Trapp, Wade Bearden, David Crowson, and Mike Hernandez share the lessons they have learned, and are still learning, about sermon series, preaching, and how pastors can move their church forward while still maintaining a healthy ministry/life balance. Tune in every Wednesday for a new episode on Hello Church! Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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In Episode 10 of the Hello Church Podcast, "How to Maintain a Healthy Family as a Pastor", we discuss the importance of keeping your family strong while serving as a pastor. Here are the key points covered in this episode:Consistency and personal faith: Being consistent in your faith and actions sets a positive example for your children and helps them develop their own relationship with God.First 15 minutes: Dedicate the first 15 minutes of your day to reading the Bible, worshiping, and prayi...
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Hello Church Podcast, "How to Create and Maintain a Healthy Church Family Culture". In this episode, we focus on the key aspects of building a thriving church community.We discuss the importance of effective communication in shaping a healthy church culture, addressing topics like conflict resolution, and distinguishing between worldly and Godly values.We also emphasize the need to identify and eliminate toxic elements within our church family, such as gossip and u...
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Hello Church Podcast! In this episode, we'll discuss how to start a thriving Next Gen Ministry in a smaller church context.Join us as we share practical strategies for launching and developing a Next Gen Ministry within your church family. We'll emphasize the importance of having a clear vision and hiring passionate leaders who genuinely care about this ministry. These key factors can lead to significant growth and engagement within your church.Don't miss out on va...
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Hello Church! Podcast where we’re talking about affordable church technology! In this episode, we’re going to debunk the idea that budget-friendly means sacrificing quality and provide insights on what areas to prioritize spending and some creative ways to maximize your budget.Throughout the episode, we’ll be exploring different areas in the church like the auditorium, kids' spaces, and lobbies, and offer practical advice on lighting, streaming software, sound syst...
Are you tired of feeling like your church's systems are scattered and disorganized? Do you want to learn how to set the foundation for a thriving ministry? Join us as we talk about the importance of systems and processes in smaller churches, and the impact they can have on the growth of your ministry in today’s episode of the Hello Church Podcast. Your church likely has systems in place for accounting, guest follow-up, and online giving, but it's important to write them down and ens...
Are you tired of feeling like you're barely keeping your head above water in ministry? Do you wish you had access to practical tools and resources that could help you manage your ministry more efficiently?If so, you won't want to miss today’s episode where we'll be sharing some of our favorite resources for small churches. From powerful software to time-saving hacks, we've got you covered. Tune in now and learn how you can not only survive but thrive in your ministry. Links mentioned in ...
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Episode 3 of the Hello Church podcast is all about addressing the problems pastors of smaller churches face and how to overcome them. In this episode, we cover a range of issues such as financial strain, leadership burnout, and the lack of resources and support. We’re also going to discuss the temptation to compare ourselves to pastors of larger churches and the resulting feelings of inadequacy that can arise.We’ll provide practical tips and strategies for tackling these problems, and em...
Change can be a powerful tool for growth and revitalization in a church, but it can also be a source of conflict and division if not handled well. As pastors of smaller congregations, you face unique challenges when it comes to making changes. Change is inevitable, and pastors and leaders must learn to embrace it. The truth is… healthy things grow, and if a church is going to grow, it will inevitably have to go through changes. This entire episode is devoted to helping you avoid the...
One of the biggest concerns and challenges for leaders of smaller churches is how to go about growing your church. Here’s the deal. Healthy things grow, and we’re not just talking about numbers. Spiritual growth is vital, and a key component to the overall health of your church and when that’s right, the numbers will follow. In this episode we’re going to address various barriers to church growth, including complacency, lack of vision or direction, inward focus, lack of intentionality in...
We’re excited to announce the latest season of the Hello Church! podcast!Season four is your go-to resource for pastors of small churches, focusing on addressing the unique challenges of leading congregations with 200 members or less.This season we’re talking through things like growing your church, equipping volunteers, and effectively managing resources on a tight budget. We’ll also chat about how to utilize technology affordably, and challenges facing next-generation ministry.We know how o...
What’s your favorite part of a Sunday morning church service? If you thought announcements, you’re right. It’s possible to have fun with your announcements and make them memorable. Here’s how you can make your announcement segment flow smoothly, be more informative, and have fun.If there’s a lot going on at your church, be selective in choosing Sunday morning announcements. Set up criteria for choosing events and stick to them. Whichever announcements you choose, promote them on your social m...
Welcome to the first episode of season 3! This season we’ll be talking about The Service - the elements that make up a Sunday morning church service - to make your service be about preaching the gospel and being in community with other believers. Today, we’re looking at the big picture - planning your service.Planning gives you focus, allows you to be flexible with that focus, and allows you to be creative without losing focus. It helps us point our efforts in one direction. But not everyone ...
Easter Sunday is the most important Sunday of the year as we are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. There will be so many people at church: new people, unchurched people, relatives of attenders, people who haven't attended in a while, and your church family. There's a lot happening on Easter.There are several things to consider while working through your Easter message. Keep it short and simple, just focus on the resurrection. Put a lot of effort into your message before that weekend and ...
Sermon Preparation is very important for pastors - they don't know everything or have all the answers about any given biblical topic. Even if they do have enough information for an upcoming sermon, they still want to communicate with their people, help them understand the Bible, and portray scripture accurately, to the best of their ability. We asked the pastors in our Facebook Pastor's Circle, which is a great place to meet other pastors, what they needed in their toolbox. Many pastors...
We're talking about what you can do after you have preached your sermon. You put 8 hours, minimum, into your message prep and after a 30 minute sermon on the weekend, what can you do to get more impact out of those 8 hours. What can you do to help the message live beyond the weekend and leverage your hard work into Monday and through the following weekend? This episode of Hello Church! Podcast will help you get a greater return on all the hours you put into your message prep and allow the tru...
Among all the responsibilities you have in your life as a pastor, improving your sermon writing and delivery should be of high importance. One of the biggest contributor to improvement is the lack of critical feedback.Because pastors preach the good news every week, improving and growing as a communicator is very important. 90% of people chose the church they attend based on the pastor's preaching so your message needs to be biblical, clearing, interesting, and relevant and practical. T...
You want every eye watching and every ear listening. You want the attention of your people on the message you are delivering through the power of the Holy Spirit. All you need to do now is get out of the way and the way you do that is through an intentional delivery. The research is complete. The outline is filled in. The writing is finished. And you've practiced your sermon. Your delivery is the final stage of your sermon and everything from your cadence, to your appearance, to your gestures...
Art makes us feel all the emotions: happy, sad, angry, awe, and wonder. Applied to sermon graphics, they can reaffirm the message of the Bible.Your sermon series graphics should reflect the big idea of your message or series. Knowing your audience and what you want them to feel and remember from your message can help when choosing colors and objects for your graphic. Because the content of your message is timeless, make sure your graphic is clear, don't worry about being clever. Getting feedb...
Pastors, how memorable are your sermons? You prepare your sermon by praying, determining the topic, then researching and studying the Bible passage. Then you craft your message for your congregation, but will they remember it?Charles Spurgeon said sermon illustrations are like windows, they let the light in and illuminate your sermon. Your illustration will capture the attention of those listening, and by using an illustration for each point, you will keep it. A good illustration builds a bri...
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