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The CLB Forge Podcast

Aug 9, 2022

What Business does a Businessman have to do with the Business of the Church?

It can be challenging for a lay person sitting in the pew of his/her local church to feel connected or valuable to the body of churches that make up the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. But individual ownership and engagement is vital to the...

Aug 2, 2022

Mike and Ryan talk about ways to empower new leaders in your church ministry:

  1. Prepare new leaders
  2. Guide your leaders
  3. Care for your leaders
  4. Make room for new leaders

112 l 120 Years in China

Jul 26, 2022


120 Years in China: LBIM and the Power of Mission Partnership

In this workshop, we will survey the 120-year history of CLB mission work in China as an example of what partnership in mission can look like across many decades and generations. While the specific forms of partnership may change across time,...

Jul 19, 2022


Mike and Ryan talk about how to handle disagreements in a team setting:

  1. Know your conflict styles
  2. Know how to use structured decision-making processes
  3. Know how to navigate conflict


Learn more about the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument here:

Jul 12, 2022

This was the first-ever live recording of the podcast with audience participation at the 2022 CLB Biennial Convention! Luke, Dan, and Ryan interview members of the cohorts that took place this past year.