Wise Counsel for Pastors & Church Leaders is a teaching series released 36 times per year. Each video offers encouragement and helpful training on current issues churches are facing. Rick Howerton is the host of the video series. He’s a regional consultant for the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has been a pastor, church planter, campus minister and disciple resource author for Lifeway.
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Episode 1 - Prayer and Fasting
Episode 2 - Five Responsibilities of Undershepherds
Episode 3 - Four Ways to Create a Culture of Love
Episode 1 - Being Chosen as a Leader/Pastor is a Miraculous Thing
Episode 2 - Dealing with Church Members who are "New-Averse"
Episode 3 - The Biblical Mindset for Church-Growth
Episode 4 - Where Choir Should Fit Into Your Church
Episode 5 - Pastors Who Are Unteachable Will Soon Fail
Episode 6 - 9 Characteristics of Teachable Church Leaders
Episode 7 - 4 Questions to Guide Effectiveness of Your Staff
Episode 8 - Reasons We Don't Effectively Make Disciples
Episode 9 - When the Leader "Misses" the Moment
Episode 10 - Encouragement During Hard Times in the Ministry
Episode 11 - Embracing "Shepherding"
Episode 12 - Effective Leaders Don't Fly by the Seat of Their Pants
Episode 13 - Should Preachers Be More Concerned About What Their Seminary Professors Think or What Their People Need?
Episode 14 - Setting Effective Visions for Your Church
Episode 15 - 5 Things to Think About When Determining a Church's Vision
Episode 16 - Think Like a Church-Planter, Not a Church-Reviver
Episode 17 - Effective Pastors Are Preachers, Pastors, AND Leaders
Episode 18 - Don't Confusing "Feelings" With Heartfelt Worship
Episode 19 - The Key to Discipleship: Spend Time With God Daily
Episode 20 - Pastors of Growing Churches Dream BIG
Episode 21 - Having the Right People in the Right Places Doing the Right Things is Crucial
Episode 22 - Making Hard Calls - Reaching Others With the Gospel
Episode 23 - Characteristics of an Effective Pastor
Episode 24 - Leaders Must Lead, Avoid Fear
Episode 25 - Seven Ways to Saturate the Church Body with the Vision Statement
Episode 26 - The Right, Reasonable, and Biblical Responsibilities of the Local Pastor
Episode 27 - The Revolutionary Principle - Being an Experimental Church
Episode 28 - Your Church's Work Environment - Which is it?
Episode 29 - One Statement Pastors of Growing Churches Never, Ever Make
Episode 30 - How to Purposefully Attain and Retain Volunteers
Episode 31 - Should Your Church Have a "Meet and Greet" Time?
Episode 32 - Practical Practices of Pastors Who Make it to the End
Episode 33 - Seven Excellent Elements of a Vision-Casting Talk
Episode 34 - "On Your Knees" Leadership
Episode 35 - The Most Important and Most Overlooked Principle When Budgeting
Episode 36 - Two Sensible and Wise Ways to Kill an Ineffective Ministry
Episode 1 - 5 Undeniable Resolutions Transformational Pastors Should Make
Episode 2 - The Art of Saying, "No"
Episode 3 - Four Pitfalls Every Church Leader Should Avoid Like the Plague
Episode 4 - Four Creative Ways to Say Thanks to Church Leaders
Episode 5 - Six Reasons a Church-Wide Campaign is Great for Your Church
Episode 6 - Are You a Leader? Leaders Take People Where They Need to Go.
Episode 7 - Church Discipline, Protecting the Church You Lead
Episode 8 - Five Words of Wisdom for Courageous Pastors and Church Planters
Episode 9 - Four Types of Post-Christian Era People and the Needs of Each
Episode 10 - Is an out of Control Church the Best Kind?!
Episode 11 - Is Your Church a Disciple-Making Church? Six Behind-the-Curtain Indicators
Episode 12 - Koinonia in a Post-Christian Era
Episode 13 - Leading a Church ... What Moses Teaches Us
Episode 14 - The 8 Y's of TEAM
Episode 15 - Pastor/Leader or Preacher/Boss, Which Are You?
Episode 16 - Biblical Goal Setting
Episode 17 - Five Words That Are Derailing Disciple Making
Episode 18 - 10 Things I Learned From My Dad Every Pastor Needs to Know
Episode 19 - The Stand Alone Pastor
Episode 20 - The Transitioning Church Leader ... 10 Practices Learned in the Trenches
Episode 21 - The 4 Most Important Questions a Pastor Will Ever Ask
Episode 22 - Leader ... How to Protect Yourself from Your Own Tendencies
Episode 23 - The Most Important Qualities and Skills of An Effective Leader
Episode 24 - Three Statements and One Undeniable Reality for Churches Considering Revitalization
Episode 25 - Leading the Unleadable
Episode 26 - Helping Church Members Understand Faith and Doubt
Episode 27 - 3 Practical Necessities for Pastors Who Lead Volunteers
Episode 28 - Do You Have to Love the Staff You Lead?
Episode 29 - Getting Shame, Guilt and Sin Out Into the Light
Episode 30 - Seven Words of Encouragement for the Volunteers You Lead
Episode 31 - Three Questions Every Pastor Should Ask Daily
Episode 32 - What to Do on the Days You're Overly-Sensitive
Episode 33 - The One Word That's Jump Starting Disciple Making
Episode 34 - When Hiring Staff Members, Be Aware and Beware of Your Personal Biases
Episode 35 - 3 Things Pastors Could Learn from My Emergency Room Doctor
Episode 36 - The Power of a Synergistic Conversation
Episode 37 - Wise Awarenesses Pastors Should Keep in Mind During the Christmas Season
Episode 38 - The Cost of Discipleship
Episode 39 - A Personal Message from Rick
Episode 1 - Four Essential Leadership Principles That Are Learned In the Trenches
Episode 2 - 3 Redemptive Acts That Will Make Your Church a Magnet for Sinners
Episode 3 - Seven Stages to Membership, Getting Guests to Stick
Episode 4 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Facility Barriers
Episode 5 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Pastor Barriers
Episode 6 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Outreach Barriers
Episode 7 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Financial Barriers
Episode 8 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Leadership Barriers
Episode 9 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Mindset Barriers
Episode 10 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Internal Structure Barriers
Episode 11 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Sunday School Barriers
Episode 12 - Barriers to Church Growth: Overcoming Spiritual Barriers
Episode 13 - Preaching, Three Encouragements of Jesus
Episode 14 - Building Relational Equity: Becoming a Coveted Conversationalist
Episode 15 - Building Relational Equity: Sharing the Right Spaces
Episode 16 - Seven Rules for Pastors Who Want to Experience a Rejuvenating Vacation
Episode 17 - Creating a Compelling Vision Statement
Episode 18 - Four Comments Pastors Should Ignore…Almost Always
Episode 19 - Leverage and Leadership
Episode 20 - The Most Effective Way to Recruit Long-Term Volunteers
Episode 21 - Pastor, Do Your Church Members Want to Be Healed – Really?
Episode 22 - How You Might Experience Inner Peace
Episode 23 - 5 Reasons to Leave the Church You’re Serving
Episode 24 - Pastor, Are You Growing the Kingdom of God or Building an Efficient Organization?
Episode 25 - Subculturing… The Church Must Escape Her Own, Evangelistic Necessities
Episode 26 - 7 Necessities for an Efficient Team Meeting
Episode 27 - The Most Dangerous Person in Any Meeting
Episode 28 - Living a Life of Leadership: 5 Expectations of Pastors Who Get It
Episode 29 - 5 Reasons to Remain at the Church You’re Serving
Episode 30 - 5 Often Overlooked Equity Building Leadership Necessities
Episode 31 - 5 Churches That Will Never Make Many Mature Disciples
Episode 32 - 5 Audacious Guidelines for Deacons and Elders Aspiring to Unity With the Church Staff
Episode 33 - 10 Practices of Senior Pastors Who Lead Change and Survive
Episode 34 - Four Mistakes Church Leaders Often Make During the Christmas Season
Episode 35 - Three Gifts Every Pastor Should Give Their Family for Christmas
Episode 36 - A personal word from Rick Howerton