Episode 60: Today we are joined by Dr. Robert Crosby, president of Emerge Counseling Ministries and author of The One Jesus Loves. Tune in to hear about the importance of mental wholeness not simply mental wellness; how to intentionally build a friendship with Jesus; and what our calling as pastors really looks like.
Dr. Robert Crosby, President of Emerge Ministries, brings a refreshing word on the difference between self-care and soul care.
Episode 59: Pastor Logan took some time during CMN conference to ask questions of some amazing leaders about retaining new visitors after Easter and creating space for revival in response to the Asbury Revival. Joined by Pastor Aaron Burke from Radiant Church in Tampa, Florida; Pastor Herbert Cooper from People's Church in Oklahoma City; Pastor Jeffrey Portman, Director of Church Multiplication Network; Pastor Josh Wellborn, National Youth Director of the Assemblies of God; and Pastor Travis Jones from Motivation Church in Richmond, Virginia.
Pastor Rob shares some practical ways of how we can know if we are Christians.
Today Pastor Logan sits down with Zach Windahl, author of The Bible Study and his newest book, See The Good! Listen as Zach shares about how there is good to see in all situations, how to pastor people with entrepreneurial spirits, and how he almost walked away from his faith. Don’t miss it!
Pastor Rob challenges us this weekend to stand firm on biblical truth!
Episode 57: Pastor Logan was in Portland a few weeks back with Pastor Rob, and he found a book that was published in the 1800's with stories from the famous Cambridge 7, Hudson Taylor and other amazing missionaries! Logan explains the background behind this historic book, beautiful passages and lessons from the author, and his encouragement to the network. Let's take a look back at what missions work was like 140 years ago!
Special Guest, Peter Reeves, reminds us that God's promise takes priority!
Episode 56: Dave Ramsey joins Logan for an extraordinary conversation all about Dave's faith journey, his appreciation for pastors, avoiding debt, and his heart for the next generation of church leaders. We know the biggest Ramsey fans and new listeners will get so much out of this conversation!Free Financial Peace for Pastors: https://bit.ly/3xzG39s
Special Guest, Dave Ramsey, teaches how to serve God with your finances!
Episode 55: We gladly and joyfully submit and live under the authority of Christ, but we often run into confrontation when we are challenged to submit to leadership. Pastor Rob jumps into the topic of living under authority, and he shares many stories of moments where he had to choose to submit to the authority God placed in his life. One time he tried to split the AG?! Listen now to hear the full story!
We continue in our Giving Series as Pastor Rob shares about giving over and above!
Episode 54: As we begin our event season as a Network with our Generosity Accelerators, Pastor Logan wanted to take a week to look back at the very first episode of Talking Church that he ever recorded! We do not want you to miss this encouraging and momentous conversation all the way back from 2021 with Mark Batterson.
Pastor Rob begins our Giving Series by talking about the importance of the tithe.
Episode 53: The talented Stephen Brewster, with the Harmony Group, sits down with Logan for a conversation around creating worship albums. Stephen is a renowned music partner who has worked with River Valley and so many others, and is very well versed in the music industry. As he discusses what makes a great worship song, and the process that comes with writing and producing, ask God what He wants you to do with your own worship ministry!
Pastor Kirk finishes our two-part series on the Prayer of Jabez. He reminded us that we need to be dependent on God because he cares for us.
Episode 52: Pastor Rob jumps back into Talking Church this week to discuss his new vision for 2023: Take Ground! Each year, Pastor Rob shares his vision message for our church, and the theme for the year. We commit to take ground in our church, communities, schools, country, and our world! As a Network, we are embodying this theme with tenacity and boldness, and we pray you will join us as we take ground this year!
Pastor Rob kicks off a two-week series about the Prayer of Jabez and encourages us to be bold and confident in our prayers.
Episode 51: As a multi-site church, we get to minister to many different cultures of the cities around us! Our City Campus, which took ground in Minneapolis several years ago, is located in the heart of Minneapolis and sees a very different culture than some of our rural campuses. Pastor Anthony Cox is the campus pastor of our City Campus, and he sat down to break down his thoughts on pastoring an urban church, and how we can best serve the inner city communities. Whether you have a campus or church in the inner city, we encourage you to pray about how God wants to use you and your team there!
Pastor Rob casts a fresh vision for 2023! This year, we will be on mission as we take ground!
Episode 50: It is very important to recognize mental health, and the attacks of the enemy on the mental well being of our ourselves. Our special guest this week is none other than Detra Clark, who is a member of our church, and incredible Christian therapist who has helped so many people with various mental struggles. Detra explains the significance of getting help as a Pastor and leader, so that you can run at the pace God has set before you!
Pastor Rob kicks off 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting by sharing the importance of prayer and fasting in our lives.
Pastor Kirk challenges us to look to God for wisdom as we begin 2023.
Episode 49: At River Valley, we love to host, and we desire to be great stewards of hosting our guests. To ring in the new year, Pastor Logan Ketterling sat down to explain the heart behind hosting well, why it is so important. Here are 10 ways to help your church host people best. We can't wait for you to listen!
Pastor Davey shares a special Christmas message.
Episode 48: Happy New Year! Pastor Logan wanted to take this week to celebrate all that God has done this year in River Valley Network! As Pastor Logan breaks down these exciting stories, know you had a big part to play in making this year amazing. Whether you attended our events, gathered some resources, or listened to the podcast, we are so grateful to have connected with you this year. Our goal is to help equip you through the resources that we have to accomplish all God has called you to do. We are so excited to see you in 2023!
Episode 47: From all of us here at River Valley Network, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We are praying over your Christmas services, your congregation, your families, and your team! Let this be a time of rest as we point people to remember what this exciting season is all about!
Pastor Kirk continues our Christmas Series and encourages us to be bold about proclaiming our salvation.
Episode 46: Pastor Kirk Graham, our Executive Pastor of Local Ministries & Creative, jumps back in the podcast to discuss staff meeting culture & staff discipleship. Pastor Kirk is gifted at energizing the congregation, our team, and other pastors, and he has so much to offer to you when it comes to lifting the culture of your meetings & atmosphere. We know this will rejuvenate you as you dream new ways to bring the most joy to your team, as that is what our God can bring to us each and every day!