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Spiritual Leadership with Dr. Paul Chappell

English, Religion, 1 season, 144 episodes, 2 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes
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Dr. Paul Chappell is the senior pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church and the President of West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster CA. He is passionate about encouraging and equipping pastors and spiritual leaders for the work of Christ! The Spiritual Leadership Podcast is produced for this cause. This podcast will encourage, equip, and edify you for the work that Christ has called you to. This podcast is published once per month and there is no cost to subscribe. Each free monthly podcast includes: An equipping spiritual leadership lesson An in-studio interview with Dr. Chappell before and after each lesson Updates and information on new Striving Together resources.
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Questions and Answers on Biblical Preaching

The apostle Paul’s solemn charge to Timothy was to “preach the Word.” Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (2 Timothy 4:2) Biblical preaching and teaching is the expounding of the Word of God to a world that needs to hear it. Of course, the gospel is our central message in preaching. But pastors are also to declare “all the counsel of God” (Acts 20:27) as the expound Scripture to their church family. I have been preaching now for just over forty years. This is God’s calling on my life and is one of the great privileges of my ministry as a pastor as well as in training preachers at West Coast Baptist College. In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, my son Larry and I discuss what biblical preaching is, how to rightly divide the Word of truth, and strategies for the practical implementation of study and delivery of messages. Whether you are a senior pastor, a Sunday school teacher, or a father sharing God’s Word with your children, I believe our discussion will provide scriptural context and relevant ideas for expounding the Word of God.
2/12/202426 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dealing with Pastoral Stress

Pastors are surrounded by stress-inducing circumstances. Whether it be the uncivil culture in which we minister, family burdens, financial pressure, dealing with problems in the church, or any number of other factors, stress is a daily reality for pastors. But if stress is a daily realty for pastors, the availability of God’s grace is too. Jesus told us, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33) In this new episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I share eight practical ways to appropriate God’s grace in dealing with pastoral stress. Whether you are a pastor or serve in ministry in any capacity, I pray this episode will be a help and an encouragement to you.
11/18/202322 minutes, 45 seconds
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What Are Core Values and Why Do They Matter for a Church?

Every church has core values, but not every church has written them down. And actually, it wasn’t until several years ago that I and some of the other leaders in our church worked on writing our core values. Both the process and the product proved to be a helpful exercise and tool. Today, we have our core values visibly displayed and give them to each new member. They are a key way that we communicate the philosophy of ministry and goal for the body life of our church family. Whether you are a church planter or have been pastoring for many decades, clarifying the core values of a church is beneficial at any stage. As ministries mature, sometimes clutter in purpose and goals builds. Creating a written list of core values can be an aligning tool that helps bring a renewed focus on the church’s doctrine and philosophy of ministry. In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, my son Larry and I discuss the process that went into developing and sharing the core values of Lancaster Baptist Church as well as walking through the core values we presented to our church family.
8/4/202327 minutes, 53 seconds
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Setting the Course with Fresh Vision

In the process of leading a church family and building a congregation, there are times when you need a restart. Sometimes this needed reset is because the church has gone through a specific trial or need. Other times, it’s simply the process of a spiritual leader stepping back, renewing his own heart and focus, and then helping the church family reengage in the work of the Lord. In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I share seven steps that have been helpful to me in this process.
8/4/202322 minutes, 40 seconds
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Interview with Dr. Jerry Vines

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Jerry Vines for the Spiritual Leadership Podcast. Some of the audio and technical quality was not up to the quality we desired, and so we delayed in posting it. However, I felt the content of this interview is relevant and important, and so we are posting today in hopes that it will be a help and encouragement to you. We discussed ministry trends and his commitment to Bible truth. I enjoyed our discussion and hope you will enjoy it as well.
6/2/202337 minutes, 58 seconds
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Planting Churches in Challenging Places

At a recent California for Christ meeting, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Alan Fong, Robbie Yapp, and James Kim to discuss the need for and challenges of church planting. It was our joy nearly twenty-five years ago to help Pastor Fong in planting Heritage Baptist Church in San Leandro, CA. It was a blessing to me then in this discussion to join with Pastor Fong to encourage a new generation of church planters on their journey. Robbie Yapp and James Kim are preparing to plant new churches in Los Angeles and Orange Counties here in Southern California next year. In this episode of the podcast, the four of us discuss several topics that relate to sending out church planters and being a church planter including the biblical model of church planting shown in Acts 13, the kinds of churches that get involved in planting other churches, the church planter’s heart for God, the spiritual pressure on a pastor, the need to refresh your spirit in the Lord, developing a calendar for your first year, disciplining your time, establishing convictions and training faithful leaders in a new church, and how the gospel penetrates a liberal culture. If you are involved in any aspect of church planting—whether as a supporting pastor, a sending church, a church planter, or praying about God’s direction to plant a church—I pray this episode will be an encouragement and help to you. (For more information on the California for Christ initiative mentioned in this episode, visit CA4Christ.org.)
6/2/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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Planting Churches in Challenging Places

At a recent California for Christ meeting, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Alan Fong, Robbie Yapp, and James Kim to discuss the need for and challenges of church planting. It was our joy nearly twenty-five years ago to help Pastor Fong in planting Heritage Baptist Church in San Leandro, CA. It was a blessing to me then in this discussion to join with Pastor Fong to encourage a new generation of church planters on their journey. Robbie Yapp and James Kim are preparing to plant new churches in Los Angeles and Orange Counties here in Southern California next year. In this episode of the podcast, the four of us discuss several topics that relate to sending out church planters and being a church planter including the biblical model of church planting shown in Acts 13, the kinds of churches that get involved in planting other churches, the church planter’s heart for God, the spiritual pressure on a pastor, the need to refresh your spirit in the Lord, developing a calendar for your first year, disciplining your time, establishing convictions and training faithful leaders in a new church, and how the gospel penetrates a liberal culture. If you are involved in any aspect of church planting—whether as a supporting pastor, a sending church, a church planter, or praying about God’s direction to plant a church—I pray this episode will be an encouragement and help to you. (For more information on the California for Christ initiative mentioned in this episode, visit CA4Christ.org.)
6/2/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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Disagreement without Disunity

5/18/202342 minutes, 15 seconds
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Biblical Project and Process Managment

2/9/202326 minutes, 18 seconds
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Interview with Coach Joe Kennedy

In this episode, I have the opportunity to sit down with Coach Joe Kennedy, who recently won a cast at the United States Supreme Court. He had made a decision to pray on the field after each football game, and that decision cost him his job and ultimately led to his cast coming before the high court. Also joining us is Jeremy Dys, his attorney from First Liberty.
10/14/202222 minutes, 5 seconds
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Essential Principles for the Journey of Ministry Part 2

8/1/202223 minutes, 29 seconds
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Essential Principles for the Journey of Ministry

When the Lord first brought me into the pastorate, I was twenty-four years old and had a great desire to reach people in our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago, I celebrated my sixtieth birthday, and in a few more weeks, I’ll begin my thirty-seventh year at Lancaster Baptist Church. Sometimes I wonder where the time went! I still believe that I have far to go, and with every part of my being, I want to finish well to the glory of God. But I’ve been reflecting over the journey God has given me and noting some of the key aspects of what a biblical journey of local church spiritual leadership should include. I often tell our staff that if a spiritual vision will survive, it must be accompanied by a strategy of faith. In other words, just hoping for the best, isn’t a great plan. We need biblical markers of where we’re going and what we are striving to accomplish for Christ. In this month’s Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I share very personally about five biblical and essential principles that I have been learning along the way of local church ministry. Some of these are principles that perhaps as leaders we have a tendency to give lip service to but neglect to implement. Some are ones I didn’t start out with in ministry but have worked to develop. All are principles that I am still growing in and still asking God to increase in my life. I pray that these truths are a help to you as you seek to provide spiritual leadership.
5/9/202244 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Have a Great Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring may be a corporate buzzword, but when you think about it, the whole idea of mentoring is a biblical process. From Jesus mentoring His disciples to Paul mentoring Timothy and Titus, we see these kinds of relationships throughout the Bible, including the New Testament. One of the most direct instructions about mentoring is a verse we commonly think of in relation to discipleship: And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2) Paul challenged Timothy to take the things he had learned from Paul and to commit them to faithful men to the point that they could train others also. This is a great pattern for mentoring relationships because it moves past just the word to a functioning definition. Mentoring takes place when we have so trained someone that they are able to train others. Paul gave another description of the mentoring process in Philippians 4:9: Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Philippians 4:9) A wholistic approach to mentoring is a process that involves more than just hearing or instruction. It includes observation, reception, and application. In this month’s episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I share some principles God has blessed in my life as I have endeavored to mentor our ministry staff, men in our church, and various leaders in our community. I hope these are a blessing to you.
2/8/202228 minutes
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Planning for the New Year

12/6/202128 minutes, 4 seconds
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More than a Vacation: Christian Travel to Biblical Lands

10/27/202132 minutes, 34 seconds
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Connection Points for Christian Leaders

9/9/202142 minutes, 30 seconds
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Training the Next Generation

7/12/202129 minutes, 27 seconds
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Three Ways Spiritual Leaders Must Respond in Perilous Times

That word perilous in 2 Timothy 3:1 speaks of an unraveling. It’s not hard to see the application of this verse to the world we live in today. It seems that culture from top to bottom is unraveling around us. The question is, how should we as spiritual leaders respond in this perilous time? In this newest episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, my son Larry and I discuss three vital responses: We need to settle our convictions. We need to know what we believe from Scripture and be unwaveringly faithful to biblical truth. As culture moves further and further from the truth there is a stronger and stronger pull on Christian leaders to accommodate their beliefs to the whims of culture. We must resist this trend. We need to study our culture. We need to be discerning of current trends. While we must never bend our convictions to culture, we do need to understand the world in which we live in order to reach people for Christ. We need to understand how to teach and apply biblical truth to the people which we are ministering. We need to seize our calling. We need a renewed commitment to proclaiming the gospel and to serving the local church. We need to lead like Jesus, walking in the Spirit even as we face opposition.
4/23/202135 minutes, 7 seconds
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What Now?

Prayerfully, and with God’s help, as vaccines get distributed, it looks like we could soon be closing the chapter on COVID-19. I think most of us are looking forward to breathing a collective sigh of relief. This season of ministry has brought numerous challenges, and most church ministry today does not look like it did just 12 months ago. Most of our churches have seen some combination of spiritual, physical and financial challenges over the past year. So what do we do now? How do we restart with fresh passion and vision? In today’s episode of Spiritual Leadership Conference, my son, Larry and I discuss moving ministry forward. We talk about learning from the challenges and reengaging our staff and our church family in our cause of declaring the gospel to our lost world.
1/25/202127 minutes, 7 seconds
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Developing an Effective Weekly Schedule

Time is one of God’s greatest gifts. He gives it to all of us equally, and how we use it is our gift back to Him. We often speak of managing our time, but I have learned you really can’t manage time—you can only manage yourself. In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, we discuss how to develop and remain accountable to a weekly schedule that holds all of the core responsibilities which God has given to us. My son, Larry, joined me for this discussion and posed helpful questions throughout, including these: What is a good starting point for developing a weekly schedule? How often do you step back and re-evaluate your priorities? What are the differences in your purposes for a weekly, monthly, and annual view? How often does your week go as it was planned? What are some of the ways you replenish and restore after expending energy? How do you deal with interruptions? What would your advice be to ministry leaders who want to implement this for themselves as well as for their team? I enjoyed this discussion with Larry. We have different temperaments but share the same desire to steward our lives fully for Christ. I believe what we covered in this conversation is helpful for every leader regardless of their temperament, responsibilities, or specifics of their weekly schedule. Near the end of our conversation, we talked about a new resource that is a tool for your weekly schedule—the revised edition of the Stewarding Life Planner. The changes in this edition are substantive and useful. They include a new weekly review process as you go through your roles as well as a daily page spread with room to include devotional thoughts, identify the big priorities for the day, and map out the day’s appointments and tasks. The planner is available for pre-order now and will be in before Christmas. For listeners of this podcast, we are offering a special 20% discount if you order by December 18. Simply use the coupon code PODCAST20.
12/5/202029 minutes, 55 seconds
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New Testament Missions

If you have a heart for missions and for the spread of the gospel around the world, you are going to love this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast. Our three guests on this episode each brought a unique vantage point to our discussion on New Testament missions. There are entire denominations that have designated social works as missions. But when we look to the New Testament model in Acts, we see missions as winning the lost, discipling them, and planting indigenous churches. Visiting with these men on this focus of missions was refreshing to me, and I believe it will be to you as well.
11/9/202028 minutes, 57 seconds
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Passing the Faith to the Next Generation

In today’s episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I interview Pastor Tim Rasmussen, Pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in Canoga Park, CA, and his brother, Dr. Mark Rasmussen, who serves as a vice president here at West Coast Baptist College. I recently had the honor of attending the funeral service for Mark and Tim’s father, Dr. Roland Rasmussen, who pastored the Faith Baptist Church for decades. I was struck by his testimony and how he was able to pass his faith and convictions on to the next generation—not only within his own family but also within his church and community. I know this conversation encouraged and convicted me as a dad and a pastor. I hope that some of the principles that we discussed with challenge you, as a spiritual leader be passionate about souls, family, and biblical convictions.
10/14/202030 minutes, 41 seconds
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Keep the Faith

In this new episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, my son Larry and I discuss my new book, Keep the Faith and walk through the chapters and topics covered. This episode is for anyone who teaches or preaches God’s Word or anyone who would like insight into the changes happening in churches nationwide. Keep the Faith is available here: https://strivingtogether.com/products/keep-the-faith The book is organized into three parts: Standing for Biblical Truth—In these introductory chapters, we cover the importance of the truth itself, the biblical premise behind ecclesiastical separation, and then spend three chapters looking at church history. The history section is important because it provides context for the trends we look at in part 2. Although we look briefly at early church history, we zero in on the beginning of the modern fundamental movement and how it was birthed as a response to German rationalism, looking at how this affected the Baptist world in particular. Then we look at some of the various Baptist groups and recent Baptist history. From there we move into the birth of the New Evangelical movement and how it set the context for some of the ministry philosophies today. Discerning Ministry Trends—Part 2 is the meat of this book. It begins with an overview of the cultural changes that affect today’s ministry landscape and then looks at the shifts taking place in ministry. From there, we examine terms such as integrative ministry, syncretism, contextualization, missional ministry, Critical Race Theory, identity politics, social justice, gospel centered, radical grace, and much more. We discuss these on the podcast as well as diving deep into them in the book. Reaching forward with the Gospel—If part 2 is the meat of the book, part 3 is the purpose for it. Reaching forward with the gospel must be our passion if we are to obey the Great Commission of Christ. These final chapters of the book (and of our discussion on the podcast) wrap up the previous material with recommendations for how to keep he faith and reach into our communities with the gospel. In these chapters, I argue that we need freedom and liberty in our methods, but we need to remain focused on pleasing Christ and making Him known. We want to not only keep the faith, but also advance it! If this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast was a blessing to you, please share it with a friend. You can subscribe to future episodes via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or YouTube.
9/5/202018 minutes, 40 seconds
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Leadership Qualities for Turbulant Times

On today’s podcast, I begin a discussion about leadership qualities for turbulent times. What kind of spiritual leader will you be during this trying time? First I believe God’s people deserve a leader with a sense of calling. We should have a firm belief that God intends for us to serve Him. Secondly, I believe we need spiritual leaders with the right spirit. Just as Daniel expanded his leadership influence through his excellent spirit, people are looking for a genuine hearted, kind, forgiving leader. Thirdly, I discuss the subject of spiritual gifts. How can we give people the opportunity to exercise their spiritual gifts during this unusual season of ministry? Fourthly, I believe it is critical that we have spiritual leaders with integrity. We cannot simply have the right position doctrinally, we have to live a life that is consistent with the biblical values we teach. Fifthly, we need spiritual leaders who are compassionate. People are looking for someone who has a heart for them and their needs. I hope this episode is a help, we will be back next month with the conclusion of this lesson. Until then, may God richly bless you.
7/23/202031 minutes, 5 seconds
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Leading in a Time of Delusion

What can Christian leaders do during this unprecedented time of challenges, anger, and unrest? Pastor Paul Chappell discusses with his son Larry nine biblical principles that should be applied during this time of delusion.
6/29/202026 minutes, 28 seconds
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Defining Moments

Nehemiah was taken captive from his home land, and worked for King Artaxerxes for decades, but what is recorded for us in Scripture and what we remember from his life is how he responded to his defining moment—the building of the wall in Jerusalem. In this episode of Spiritual Leadership Podcast, Pastor Chappell is joined by his son, Larry to discuss principles from Nehemiah on how to navigate and maximize defining moments. Whether you are pivoting to a new leadership role, starting or restarting a ministry, or returning to church services after a global pandemic, there are lessons you can apply from the life of Nehemiah.
5/22/202026 minutes, 41 seconds
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Adapting Ministry for COVID-19

Adapting Ministry for COVID-19
4/23/202042 minutes, 48 seconds
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Efficiency Management Principles

Efficiency Management Principles
3/25/202025 minutes, 18 seconds
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Leading Through A Crisis

We are living in unprecedented times. In over thirty years of pastoring, I have never experienced a moment of ministry leadership like we are all experiencing now. Today, I put some thoughts together about leading in a time of crisis, and I hope they will edify and encourage you.
3/21/202013 minutes, 44 seconds
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Preparing for Easter

Easter is not only a time to celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is also a great opportunity to share the gospel. There are very few days of the calendar year that offer as great an opportunity to invite someone to your service and to share the powerful truth of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ with them. This week, I sat down with Gabriel Ruhl, our executive pastor and we discussed how to prepare for a great Easter weekend. We talked through the fact that on Easter weekend: Our Reach should be intentional. Our Schedule should be flexible. The truth should be central. Our invitation should be relatable. The experience should be enjoyable. I trust these thoughts will be a blessing to you and your ministry as you prepare to celebrate and share the life-changing message of Jesus Christ with your community.
3/9/202023 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mission-First Leadership, or People-First Leadership

In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I set down with General John Teichert and discuss how he applies biblical principles of servant leadership in his current role of Base Commander at Edwards Air Force Base. John was saved here at Lancaster Baptist Church several years ago, and God has blessed his life and career. We discuss leadership styles and principles. We talk about mission first or people first leadership. I enjoyed hearing General Teichert’s view of mission sustainability through building and investing into the leaders around you. I pray this podcast will be a blessing an encouragement to you.
12/13/201931 minutes, 24 seconds
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Independent Baptist Missions

I recently sat down with one of my greatest friends and mentors, Dr. Don Sisk to talk about a subject we are both passionate about—world-wide missions. I consider Dr. Sisk to be one of the greatest spokesmen in our generation for Baptist missions. We talked about his journey from the Southern Baptist convention’s cooperative missions program. He tells why he left that movement and the strengths he sees in the independent Baptist model of directly supporting missionaries. Dr. Sisk also talked about the great need for pastors and parents to encourage young people to consider serving Christ as a missionary. Jesus had one prayer request—laborers for the harvest. We talked about the 10/40 window and the opportunity we have to influence that region for Christ through Spiritual Leadership Asia. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Bro. Sisk, and I believe this episode will be an encouragement to you as well.
11/15/201927 minutes, 2 seconds
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Keeping Young Adults in Church

Recent studies show that roughly two-thirds of teens stop attending church after graduation across protestant denominations. In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I talk with our youth pastor, Larry Chappell, and the Young Adults ministry director of Franklin Road Baptist Church, Joel Norris about how to reach and engage single young adults for the cause of Christ. We discussed answering common questions that arise from this group about ministry and culture. I appreciate the heart of these two men to make an impact in the lives of teens and young adults, and I believe you will find this conversation encouraging and insightful.
10/1/201933 minutes, 19 seconds
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Reaching Gen Y with the Gospel

9/5/201925 minutes, 4 seconds
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Developing Church Staff

In this episode of Spiritual Leadership podcast, I discuss the development of the church staff. I thank God for the wonderful team of staff that He has brought to Lancaster Baptist. I believe in the necessity of staff. God gives different gifts to different people to work together to meet the needs of the local church. The right staff can bring perspective and creative ideas to the work of the ministry. In this episode I talk about how to bring a staff together. How to hire like-minded people with a positive spirit, and what role the staff plays in helping to support the health of the church and the Pastor. I pray this episode will encourage you.
8/1/201921 minutes, 17 seconds
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Reaching the 10/40 Window with the Gospel

In this podcast Niranjan Sundararaj and I discuss the needs in the 10/40 window and how we can work together with American churches, Christian businessmen, and Asian national pastors and missionaries to shine the light of the gospel into this area of spiritual darkness.
6/6/201931 minutes, 41 seconds
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Neo Calvinism, Progressive Sanctification and More

In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I am joined by Pastor Jeff Amsbaugh and WCBC professor Tobi England. We discuss a number of contemporary issues including Calvinism, progressive sanctification, the Gospel-centered movement, and collaboration.
5/6/201935 minutes, 38 seconds
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Balancing Creativity and Our Biblical Heritage

At times, there can be a healthy tension between a honoring our heritage and being creative in ministry and outreach. For this episode of the Spiritual Leadership Podcast, I sat down to discuss how we manage that tension with Pastor Dave Delaney. Dave pastors the First Baptist Church in Long Beach. He is a millennial aged pastor ministering in an urban environment. He is also committed to Bible truth. At the beginning of the podcast, I also answer a few listener-submitted questions. If you have a question or topic for future episodes, please send an email to [email protected].
4/2/201930 minutes, 24 seconds
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Church Administration

God’s work deserves our very best, and we serve a God of order. As His servants, we should desire to be as effective as we can in serving Him, ministering to His people, and reaching the lost with the gospel. In this episode of the Spiritual Leadership podcast, Pastor Paul Chappell discusses practical ways to improve administration in church ministry. Pastor Chappell also takes time to answer a few questions about transitioning into a leadership role, the role of generations in ministry work, and the importance of a soulwinning ministry. If you have a question or topic for future episodes, email us at [email protected].
3/4/201927 minutes, 48 seconds
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Reaching our Spanish-speaking communities with Dr. Ezekiel Salazar

Let politicians deal with political challenges— The people of the growing hispanic population in our communities need to be reached by the gospel of Jesus Christ. In our community and in hundreds of communities across America, the demographics are changing, and there is a greater need for Bible preaching in the Spanish language. This week, I sat down with my friend, Ezekiel Salazar, pastor and founder of the Montecito Baptist Church, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of reaching Spanish-speaking people with the gospel.
1/25/201938 minutes, 10 seconds
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Staying the Course in Ministry-- Special Guest Pastor Jeff Amsbaugh

10/11/201830 minutes, 30 seconds
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Growing as a Spiritual Leader-- Special guest Pastor Dean Miller

8/30/201825 minutes, 29 seconds
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Continue in Sacrifice

7/19/201814 minutes, 56 seconds
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Continue in Outreach Part 4

6/20/201812 minutes, 5 seconds
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Continue in Outreach Part 3

3/19/201813 minutes, 38 seconds
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Continue in Outreach Part 2

2/14/201823 minutes, 58 seconds
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Continue in Outreach

12/12/201721 minutes, 2 seconds
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Grace for the Growing Church Part 1 - Perceiving the Need and Admitting Problems

Spiritual Leadership Podcast from Pastor Paul Chappell. In this episode, Pastor Chappell discusses identifying challenges and obstacles to growth. Every growing church will grow by God’s grace and will make adjustments by God’s grace.
9/21/201727 minutes, 48 seconds
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5 Thought-Prevoking Questions

8/31/201725 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to be a Team Building Leader Part 3

5/24/20170
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How to be a Team Building Leader Part 2

In this episode, Pastor Paul Chappell answers questions from listeners, and gives insights about strategic team building
1/26/201718 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to be a Team Building Leader Part 1

Pastor Paul Chappell answers questions about sermon preparation, conducting invitations, and dealing with family health issues. Send questions for future episodes to [email protected]. This month’s lesson is “How To Be a Team-Building Leader Part One” How do you build and nurture a productive team? Pastor Paul Chappell shares insight from his decades of experience at Lancaster Baptist Church and West Coast Baptist College.
11/3/20160
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Is Your Motivation Style Demotivating

The first episode of The Spiritual Leadership Podcast, “Is Your Motivation Style Demotivating?” deals with four types of motivation that Paul Chappell describes as “unhealthy and unscriptural” This episode goes on to outline four healthy and scriptural types of motivation. Future episodes of the podcast will dedicate time to answering questions and addressing topics that are submitted by email to [email protected]. The Spiritual Leadership Podcast is the latest in a long series of ministry leadership resources that have been produced by Paul Chappell. He is the author of more than a dozen books and devotionals. He writes online booth on his own blog, paulchappell.com, as well as founding ministry127.com, an online resource website for ministry leaders.
9/15/201613 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Philosophy and Practice of Biblical Church Planting (Part 3)

Taught by Dr. Paul Chappell at West Coast Baptist College for a conference on the subject of church planting
8/1/20160
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The Philosophy and Practice of Biblical Church Planting (Part 2)

Taught by Dr. Paul Chappell at West Coast Baptist College for a conference on the subject of church planting
6/1/20160
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The Philosophy and Practice of Biblical Church Planting (Part 1)

Taught by Dr. Paul Chappell at West Coast Baptist College for a conference on the subject of church planting
4/18/20160
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Renewing the Worker of God Part 1

7/3/201422 minutes, 23 seconds
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Growth Points 44: Pressing into the New Year with Godly Passion—Part 2

12/10/20137 minutes, 11 seconds
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Growth Points 41: Characteristics of a Healthy Church—Part 2

12/10/20137 minutes, 30 seconds
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Growth Points 40: Characteristics of a Healthy Church—Part 1

12/10/20138 minutes, 52 seconds
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Growth Points 43: Pressing into the New Year with Godly Passion—Part 1

12/10/20135 minutes, 29 seconds
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Growth Points 42: Thinkfulness is Thankfulness

12/10/20132 minutes
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Ministry Joy Killers

12/9/201337 minutes, 34 seconds
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Establishing a New Testament Church

10/11/201357 minutes, 56 seconds
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Growth Points 39: Why Don’t We Evangelize?

10/1/20137 minutes, 40 seconds
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Growth Points 38: Restoration

9/23/20136 minutes, 18 seconds
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Growth Points 37: Ministry with Discernment

9/23/20138 minutes, 37 seconds
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Growth Points 36: Summer Staff Challenge

8/7/201310 minutes, 58 seconds
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Intervening Leadership

8/6/201358 minutes, 50 seconds
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Growth Points 35: Two Resources

8/5/20135 minutes, 6 seconds
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Growth Points 34: The Laodicean Church

8/5/20139 minutes, 20 seconds
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Growth Points 33: My Five Summer Objectives

8/5/20137 minutes, 1 second
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By His Spirit

7/16/20131 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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Growth Points 32: What Motivates Your Observations

7/1/20133 minutes, 14 seconds
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Growth Points 31: The Difference Spiritual Leadership Makes

4/29/20133 minutes, 38 seconds
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Growth Points 30: Liberty, Pragmatism, and the Next Generation

4/29/20134 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Disciple Making Church

4/13/201356 minutes, 15 seconds
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Growth Points 29: Seven Suggestions to Maximize Your Resurrection Sunday Outreach

3/25/20135 minutes, 23 seconds
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Growth Points 28: Wise Leaders Wait

3/25/20132 minutes, 30 seconds
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Growth Points 27: Two Core Convictions fof a Spiritual Leader

3/25/20134 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Team of Faith

2/1/201359 minutes, 26 seconds
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Growth Points 26: Leading with an Attitude

1/7/20133 minutes, 29 seconds
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Growth Points 25: Ministry Hostility

1/2/20133 minutes, 33 seconds
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Closing the Back Door of the Church

12/21/201246 minutes, 34 seconds
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Opening the Front Door of the Church

11/29/201244 minutes, 40 seconds
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Growth Points 024: Teamwork in God’s Work

11/6/20124 minutes, 25 seconds
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Growth Points 023: Loving God More than Ministry

11/6/20123 minutes, 5 seconds
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Becoming an Equipping Pastor

10/15/20121 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Growth Points 022: Proving Excellence and Rejecting Counterfeits

9/5/20125 minutes, 43 seconds
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Effective 2:2 Ministry

8/14/20121 hour, 24 seconds
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Growth Points 021: Developing a Spiritual Family in the Midst of a Fervent Ministry

7/30/20127 minutes, 43 seconds
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Growth Points 020: The Trail of Blood

7/30/20124 minutes, 54 seconds
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Local Church Leadership

7/23/201251 minutes, 11 seconds
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Growth Points 019: Being God's Instrument in Someone's Life

7/10/20123 minutes, 32 seconds
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Growth Points 018: Sanctified Summer for a Fruitful Fall

7/10/20122 minutes, 52 seconds
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Growth Points 017: Set Apart for Bearing Fruit

7/10/20123 minutes, 5 seconds
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Growth Points 016: Roots Revived

7/10/20123 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Soulwinning Church By His Spirit

6/6/201245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Growth Points 015—Helping People Who Don't Want to Be Helped

5/22/20124 minutes, 18 seconds
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Growth Points 014—A Servant Leader Has One Altar

5/22/20122 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Have a New Member's Orientation

4/23/20121 hour, 29 seconds
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Growth Points 013—Three Trends that Doom a Church’s Influence

4/18/20125 minutes, 16 seconds
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Growth Points 012—Teamwork and Follow-up

4/16/20125 minutes, 23 seconds
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Growth Points 011—Preaching the Resurrection

4/16/20124 minutes, 6 seconds
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Strengthen the Things That Remain

3/27/20121 hour, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
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Growth Points 010—Deacon's Retreat

2/24/20122 minutes, 4 seconds
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Principles for Biblical Church Growth

2/21/20121 hour, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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Growth Points 009—Making Marriage and Ministry Work

2/13/20124 minutes, 46 seconds
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Growth Points 008—Keeping it Real

2/7/20122 minutes, 17 seconds
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Growth Points 007—Helping People become Rooted

1/31/20124 minutes, 43 seconds
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Reigniting Soulwinning Fervor in the Local Church

1/24/201248 minutes, 40 seconds
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Growth Points 006—Religion, Grace, and the Local Church

1/23/20128 minutes
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Growth Points 005—Thoughts on Separation

1/17/201214 minutes, 44 seconds
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Growth Points 004—Sunday School Teacher Visitation

1/17/201210 minutes, 18 seconds
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Growth Points 003—What Christians Need in January

1/9/20125 minutes, 12 seconds
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Growth Points 002— Preparing for a New Year

12/27/20116 minutes, 47 seconds
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Growth Points Video— Five Priorities in December

12/20/20114 minutes, 17 seconds
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Local Church Leadership in a Tough Economy (repost)

12/10/201155 minutes, 24 seconds
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Helping Your Staff Reach Their Full Potiental

11/30/20111 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds
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Building a Soulwinning Church

10/31/201137 minutes, 37 seconds
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Developing a Biblical Vision for Every Stage of Growth

9/19/20111 hour, 18 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Stay the Course Through Troubled Waters

8/16/20111 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Building a Christ-Honoring Staff

7/23/20111 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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Structured for Growth

6/8/20111 hour, 35 seconds
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Cultivating Christ-likeness in His Church

5/23/20111 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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Striving Together in Spiritual Leadership—Part 2

3/21/201136 minutes, 8 seconds
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Striving Together in Spiritual Leadership—Part 1

2/17/201147 minutes, 29 seconds
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10 Characteristics of a Healthy Church

12/29/20101 hour, 17 minutes, 24 seconds
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Balancing Pastoral Priorities

11/23/20101 hour, 6 minutes, 53 seconds
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Growing the Church in Biblical Stewardship

11/1/20101 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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Developing a Cohesive Team

9/29/201055 minutes, 23 seconds
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Scheduling Your God Given Priorities

9/17/201046 minutes, 42 seconds
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Four Attributes of a Spiritual Christian

9/17/201044 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Partnership of Ministry

9/17/20101 hour, 15 minutes, 1 second
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The Cost of Pastoring a Growing Church

9/17/201048 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Calling of a Teacher

9/17/201047 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Disciple Making Church

9/17/20101 hour, 55 minutes, 3 seconds
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By His Spirit

1/13/20101 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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Developing an Annual Plan

12/8/20091 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Local Church Leadership in a Tough Economy

9/1/200956 minutes, 14 seconds
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Traits of an Effective Overseer

6/30/200953 minutes, 54 seconds
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Biblical Preaching

6/13/200958 minutes, 51 seconds
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Confronting Indifference

6/13/20091 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Spirit-Filled Pastor

6/13/200957 minutes, 42 seconds