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The CLB Forge Podcast

Sep 22, 2020

Mike and Ryan interview Dr. Brad Pribbenow, Academic Dean at Lutheran Brethren Seminary. Listen as Brad shares leadership lessons he's learned along the way and describes the mission of the seminary.

Brad's book referenced in today's episode is Prayerbook of Christ: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Interpretation...

Sep 15, 2020

In today's episode, Mike and Ryan continue their "Church on Track" series by talking about the second "derailing" factor: forgetting the six primary functions of the church. 

Mike and Ryan discuss the importance of evangelism, assimilation, worship, leadership, teaching, and care--as well as what happens when some of...

Sep 8, 2020

Meet our newest editor, Elsie!

Enjoy a great conversation with Lindsay Rosado, Manager of Ministry Advancement for Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center. Lindsay shared about the impact Tuscarora had in her discipleship journey as well as leadership lessons she has learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our conversation...

Sep 1, 2020

Mike and Ryan begin a new series: "Keeping Your Church on Track." In this series they are first talking about factors that can "derail" a church or take them off-track from their primary calling. Today's first topic is life stage. The life stage of your congregation impacts how you engage in ministry. At every stage...

Aug 25, 2020

Mike and Ryan have a conversation with guest Tom Planck, Chief Catalyst of Healthy Growing Churches, about the ways he forecasts that churches will thrive in the "new normal" of ministry mid-pandemic and post-pandemic. 

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