Hosted by Terrell McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, New Church Hacks (NCH) provides practical (and sometimes peculiar) prompts for churches from start to restart. NCH is jam-packed with clever solutions to tricky problems and empowers courageous leaders with the tools, tips and how-tos to start, sustain and strengthen congregations. #NewChurchHacks
Upgrade Your Leadership for the New Year
What are the marks of a good leader? Anyone can delegate tasks, but there is more to effective leadership than that. Are the people around you growing, becoming better leaders themselves, motivated, etc.? Though different leadership styles can be used at different times to build and manage an active ministry, these hacks should be universal in each and every leader:
- Learn how to positively impact the success of your team, your organization and yourself
- Better understand your own motivations, strengths and weaknesses
- Develop skills for facilitating open communication and encouraging others
Every New Church Hacks episode is archived and available for viewing.
The most recent episode was on 39 Hacks to Prevent Ministry Burnout. It featured Kara Lassen Oliver (Executive Director of The Upper Room Center for Christian Spiritual Formation) and Junius B. Dotson (General Secretary (Chief Executive Officer) of Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church).
Financial Hacks for New and Renewing Congregations, our April episode, featured Belinda King (Assistant Vice President of Disciples Church Extension Fund), Kate Penney Howard (Pastor of North Christian Church), and Eric Newman (Regional Vice President of the Newman Group).
Our February episode focused on 26 Vision-Setting Hacks for the New Year. Featured guests included Delesslyn Kennebrew (Regional Minister for New and Transforming Churches in the Greater Kansas City Region), Rick Morse (Vice President of Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation and Disciples Church Extension Fund) and V. David Kennebrew (Founding Pastor of Freedom Fellowship Church in Atlanta, GA).
Our December episode was Find Your Church’s Purpose with These Hacks. Featured guests included Jose Martinez (Multi Nation Christian Church) and Amy Shoemaker (Senior Minister, Broadway Church) with a special appearance by Sotello V Long (President of Disciples Home Missions).
In our August episode, Lashaundra McCarty (Coach, Trainer, Speaker with 3C: Creative Communications & Consulting), Pastor Sylvia Ramos (St Augustine, FL), and Emily Frische (Chief Marketing Officer for Pension Fund of the Christian Church) shared their 26+ Marketing Hacks to Move Ministry Forward.
Our June episode featured Jamie Bramble (Creative Arts Director and Worship Leader at Simplicity Church, Oklahoma City, OK) and Pastor Liam Bernhard (Worship Leader at Crestwood Vineyard, Oklahoma City, OK and Director of Worship School OKC) discussing 11+ Hacks for Music in a New, Small or House Church.
The first episode premiered with Pastor Jorge “Joey” Cotto and Tony Rodriguez of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Coral Gables FL, leading a discussion on the Marks of a Healthy New Church.