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Jesse Wisnewski presents
Modern Church Leader
Welcome to Modern Church Leader, a show for church leaders to learn business strategies, leadership skills, church tech tips, and generosity. Tune in for short, daily tips to help you grow your church to be more effective, efficient, and powerful for the kingdom of God. For more information, visit tithely.com.
April 14, 2021
Church Planting in a COVID-19 World
Church planting can be difficult even when times are good, but what is a church planter to do when faced with rolling lockdowns and increased health regulations due to a global pandemic? On this episode of Modern Church Leader, Mike McCrary, director of the Church Multiplication Network of the Assemblies of God, sits down with Frank Barry to talk about challenges and opportunities for church planters in today’s world—and how technology is helping new churches fulfill the Great Commission.
March 24, 2021
How the Right Marketing Can Enhance Discipleship
Justin Nava is a lead consultant for Mr. Church Marketer, and Tim Steele is the lead discipleship pastor at Crosswaves Church (and he’s also Justin’s pastor). Justin’s passion is helping churches craft their messaging, and Tim’s heart beats to make disciples. Together, they join Frank for this episode of Modern Church Leader to talk about all the ways the right church marketing approach can be an important part of fulfilling the Great Commission.
March 17, 2021
A Preview of What's Coming Next to Tithe.ly
On this special episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly's very own Dean Sweetman, CEO, and Frank Barry, COO, offer a sneak peek into what Tithe.ly plans on launching at their quarterly NEXT event, two weeks from today (March 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PDT). Hear the heart behind Tithe.ly’s mission to provide all the tools needed to run your church, and discover how the power of technology can be harnessed for the kingdom of God.
March 12, 2021
Lessons from One Year of Church in a Pandemic
On this episode, Christian Ray Flores, co-founder of Third Drive and leader of Tribe Church, returns to Modern Church Leader. He and Frank talk about how the church and ministry worlds have changed in the past year. They talk about lessons learned, wins and losses, and where we go from here.
February 24, 2021
Elevate Your Ministry's Impact with Creative Design & Brand
What we see influences how we feel, what we hear, and how we respond to others. Esther Ellmore, creative director for C3 Los Angeles, is Frank’s guest for this episode of Modern Church Leader. She talks about all things design, explains how the beauty that surrounds us shapes our experiences, and offers a few tips for church leaders wondering where to start.
February 10, 2021
Social Media Strategies for Small Churches
What if Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok could help you make disciples for Christ? In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Dr. Malachi O’Brien, local pastor and former vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, joins Frank to talk about all things social media. If your church doesn’t yet have an effective strategy for reaching people in their newsfeed, you need to tune in to this episode! Learn how to have an impact on your community and the world, no matter how small your church. Discover what gets people to stop scrolling—and what doesn’t. Be encouraged to rethink the good, the bad, and the kingdom potential of your social media connections.
February 3, 2021
Church Branding Made Simple
What comes to your mind when you think of church branding? On this episode of Modern Church Leader, church brand strategist Mark MacDonald joins Frank to share some best practices for church branding. Learn what mistakes to avoid, where to focus your energy, and how to build brand awareness for your ministry without selling out. Discover how to build an effective marketing strategy for your church. Learn why church branding matters to those you hope to reach. Find practical tips to keep your branding approach simple and clean.
January 28, 2021
Keeping Your Church Connected in a Virtual World
On this episode of Modern Church Leader, Darius McDonald and Erin Shulhan of The Summit Church in Edmonton, Alberta, join Frank to discuss the challenges of keeping a mid-size church together and growing when COVID-19 restrictions only allow you to operate at 15% capacity. Plus, Darius and Erin will share how to make the most out of your church's app. Learn how to keep everyone in your church connected, even when you can’t be together.
January 19, 2021
Building a Volunteer Movement in Your Church
Joining Frank for this episode of Modern Church Leader is Jeff Martin, an executive director with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the author of "Empower: The 4 Keys to Unlocking a Volunteer Movement." Watch as they discuss the amazing things that happen when volunteers are given ownership over their area of ministry. You can pre-order a copy of Jeff's book at empoweryourvolunteers.com
January 12, 2021
Church Communication Strategies for Any Size Church
On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader, communications director for North Central Church, Mim Jordano, joins Frank to discuss the amazing and affordable communications technology now available to churches of every size. Great-looking and customizable church apps are no longer just for megachurches. Learn how to unlock today's powerful discipleship and communication possibilities to make sure everyone in your congregation is in the know.
December 21, 2020
3 Ways to Change-Up Your Sunday Service to Boost Engagement
Keeping online viewers engaged is one of the toughest challenges for churches today. In today’s episode of Modern Church Leader, Frank Barry, Tithe.ly’s COO, chats with Livingwater Church’s Associate Pastor, Dr. Garfield Harvey about how to change-up your Sunday Service to boost engagement.
December 14, 2020
How to Use Tech to Make Disciples
Because of COVID-19, technology is now a new priority for churches to ensure their community is engaged, connected and growing. On today's episode, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry and CEO Dean Sweetman talk about the benefits technology can have when furthering your ministry and making disciples.
December 7, 2020
COVID Campus Ministry: 3 Steps to Connecting with Students
As we all know, COVID has taken a hit in all areas of our churches. But what about our students? Are they being taken care of? Do we still have the passion to connect with them? Is the drive still there to build lasting connections? In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Frank Barry chats with Campus Minister of Rise Church, Nate Leo, about simple steps you can make to connect with your students during COVID.
November 30, 2020
How to Keep First-Time Guests Coming Back
With church doors beginning to re-open, there is no better time to re-focus your attention to first-time guests. In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Frank Barry will chat with the founder of First Impressions Conference—Greg Atkinson—about the importance of making a great first impression with your guests.
November 23, 2020
The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Churches
It’s no secret that COVID-19 changed church giving. Many church leaders are wondering if they will ever recover or experience a healthy giving Sunday again. In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry sits down with Warren Bird, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Equipping for ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).
November 17, 2020
Using Tech to Reach College Students
Technology and the need for human connection have never been more crucial than it is right now. Reaching people across Livestream platforms and text messages is the only way some churches are staying alive during this pandemic. In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry sits down with University Church of Christ Campus Pastor, Wes Claiborne.
September 22, 2020
How Podcasting Can Change Your Ministry
In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly Frank Barry, COO of Tithe.ly, sits down with Woven in Truth podcaster Mallory Melcher-Post.
September 17, 2020
How to Rank Your Sermons #1 on YouTube
In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry describes how you can have your sermons ranked #1 on YouTube.
September 16, 2020
How Can I Get My Church to Actually Use Our Digital Giving Software?
On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader Tithe.ly’s COO, Frank Barry walks us through the different ways to encourage your church to give online.
September 15, 2020
How to Disciple during a Pandemic
On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader Tithe.ly’s COO, Frank Barry sits down with Sean Gajda, Lead Pastor of Trailside Church in South Carolina.