I listen to a lot of podcasts, and of those podcasts, I listen to ones dedicated to the established church. We are not a church plant, we are not a replant, we are not a parachurch organization nor a philanthropic organization (exclusively). My church was planted in Colorado in 1960, an old church in Colorado terms.
Here are some podcasts I listen to that help me as a lead pastor in an established church to navigate all the issues that arise:
Church for the Rest of Us–Jimmy Scroggins
A place to find principles, strategies, and ideas that you can implement right now with the resources you have.
EST.– for the Established Church–Sam Rainer, Micah Fries, & Josh King
A weekly discussion for the established church. Micah Fries (Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, TV), Sam Rainer (West Bradenton Baptist Church, Bradenton, FL), and Josh King (Sachse’s Church, Sachse, TX).
Rainer on Leadership — Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe
This podcast interacts with various areas of leadership in established churches.
Revitalize & Replant –Thom Rainer and Mark Clifton
Revitalize & Replant is a weekly discussion on church revitalization and replanting featuring Thom Rainer, Jonathan Howe, and Mark Clifton. Revitalize & Replant with Thom Rainer is presented by the North American Mission Board.
Practical Shepherding — Brian Croft
Many pastors lack the necessary training to perform even the most basic of pastoral duties. In fact, even pastors who have had some kind of formal theological training still lack the practical training that every pastor will inevitably need to face the daily grind of pastoral ministry. There are very few outlets and resources for this training, and this reality grows even dimmer once outside the United States. Most of the pastors we help cannot financially support our ministry.
White Horse Inn — Michael Horton and crew
“Ever wish you could have a conversation with some of the top leaders in ministry today? Well, that’s what my new leadership podcast is designed to bring you.”
Five Minutes in Church History — Stephen Nichols
Each podcast offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history.
What are some other podcasts that have helped you?