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The CLB Forge Podcast

Sep 28, 2021

Mike and Ryan talk with John and Christy Olson about their ten-year ministry serving an English-speaking congregation in Taiwan. Listen as they share about the unique challenges of this ministry as well as what they’ve learned that can benefit everyone engaged in ministry in North America.

Hosts: Mike Natale and Ryan...

Sep 21, 2021

Mike and Sara talk with Ryan about how to make shifts in your ministry teams so that they can avoid some common challenges and work together in a healthier way.


5 Ways You Can Help Shift Your Committees into Teams:

1-Keep responsibility, and delegate authority

2-Build ministry leadership teams with people who will...

Sep 14, 2021

Mike & Ryan talk with CLB President Paul Larson about his discipleship experiences, what has shaped his leadership, and his vision for the future of the CLB. 


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Sep 7, 2021

Mike & Ryan talk with Christa Jahr and Nick Mundis about the new CLB Forge website. The Forge is the home of the CLB Forge Podcast. It is also the new Communication and Vitality Resource Distribution Hub for the North American Mission department of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. It includes all kinds of...