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The CLB Forge Podcast

Aug 31, 2021

Dan and Mike talk with Matt and Christina Smith, missionaries preparing to serve in Chad. Hear about their call to ministry and how they’ve handled major challenges that changed their plans.

Aug 24, 2021

Dan and Ryan talk with vision-casting and planning consultant Andrew Estes about what is vision is for church, how to create vision for your church’s future, how to collaborate with other leaders in your church to do this, and some of the benefits of vision for your church.


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Aug 17, 2021

Sara and Ryan talk with Jon Wright from Generis about how to create a healthy team culture in your church. 


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Resources mentioned:

High Impact Teams by Lance Witt


Hosts: Sara Pensyl and Ryan Nilsen

Editing: Ryan Nilsen

Producers: Mike Natale and Ryan...

Aug 10, 2021

Mike and Dan talk with Ryan about how ministry leaders can make the shift from simply doing ministry to equipping and empowering others in the church to do ministry together.


Scriptures referenced:  

Exodus 18:13-27

Acts 6:1-7


5 Ways to Make the Shift from Doing to Equipping:

1-Delegate ministry


Aug 3, 2021

Mike and Ryan share a webinar hosted by North American Mission featuring CLB children’s ministry leaders Sabrina Rodriguez, Mandi Iverson, and Jenilee Bigaouette. Check out the insights that include preparing for the unique challenges of the coming fall as well as great children’s ministry leaders principles that...