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The CLB Forge Podcast

Dec 29, 2020

Mike and Ryan talk with Pastor Brandon Pangman, Director of Elevate Youth Convention. Brandon shares about his history with the convention, the new name, how he has seen God do transformational work through Elevate, and how your youth ministry can start getting involved. 

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Dec 22, 2020

Mike and Ryan cover the last two "derailing" factors that can lead your church off track. Derailer #6 is mission drift--losing sight of the mission of the church and being guided by other priorities. Derailer #7 is ignoring 7 common breakdown areas in which churches in plateau or decline need to address.

Dec 15, 2020

Mike and Ryan talk with Nick Olson, Director of Student Ministries at Word of Life in LeSueur, MN, about ministry with Gen Z. Learn about who this generation is, how COVID has affected them, and how you can best engage them in your church.

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Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Jeff Seaver, Rev. Mark Johannesen, and Rev. Mike Natale share in a webinar how congregations can care for their pastors. Listen to learn ways you can care for your pastor during COVID, ways that you can care for your pastor at any time, and catch the Q & A with webinar guests.

Dec 1, 2020

Mike and Ryan continue their "church on track" series and discuss another derailing factor that impacts churches--the effects of anxiety in a congregation. Listen to how anxiety affects churches and how you can minimize the damage and respond in a healthy manner.


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