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At Lead2Serve Pastor Ed Taylor discusses the value of servant leadership. We recognize the best leaders will always first be the best servants. From Church Planters to Senior Pastors, Sunday School teachers to CEO's, the wisdom shared will be a great benefit to your life! Pastor Ed is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church, in Aurora Colorado

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513. END Season 5 Upcoming Season 6
Lead2ServeJune 05, 2024x
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513. END Season 5 Upcoming Season 6

We have finished Season 5, and what a season it was! We received the most feedback, the most interaction, and the most requests for topics than ever before. Thank you for your continual prayer and support. We are working on the topics for Season 6. We'll be launching soon! --- Send in a voice m...

512. BONUS Israel, Hamas, and Joel Rosenberg
Lead2ServeMay 21, 2024x
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00:35:3848.94 MB

512. BONUS Israel, Hamas, and Joel Rosenberg

On today's episode, Joel Rosenberg joins Pastor Ed to discuss recent events with Israel from an evangelical perspective. It's a power discussion. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lead2serve/message

511. BONUS Steps of Faith With Sean Stone
Lead2ServeMay 14, 2024x
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00:31:3643.4 MB

511. BONUS Steps of Faith With Sean Stone

Joining Pastor Ed in studio is Pastor Sean Stone, who recently joined the ministry team here at Calvary. We talk about faith and stepping into God's calling when it is very difficult or challenging. Join the conversation! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lead...

510. The Daily Grind. What Advice Do You Have
Lead2ServeMay 07, 2024x
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00:33:3046.01 MB

510. The Daily Grind. What Advice Do You Have

In this episode, Pastor Ed and Bob discuss the importance of moving forward when you feel like you're slowing down a bit. What do you tell a guy who is slowing down and grinding a bit in ministry? As we get older we have a different energy level. How do you keep leading with passion and vision ...

509. Go Where You're Invited By Faith
Lead2ServeApril 30, 2024x
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00:26:2636.32 MB

509. Go Where You're Invited By Faith

In today's episode, Pastor Ed and Bob discuss the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone often and regularly. It's not about our personal comfort but about being open to where God is leading us. Leadership is not about seeking prolonged comfort and ease but about being available fo...

508. Pay Attention to How You Want to be Remembered
Lead2ServeApril 23, 2024x
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00:33:2345.85 MB

508. Pay Attention to How You Want to be Remembered

It's important as you live today that you consider how you want to be remembered. In today's episode, Pastor Ed and Bob talk about the passing of their pastors and how it affected their lives. More vital, they talk about the lasting influence these men have left, marking through the gospel ...

507. God Chooses For You The Pastor You Need
Lead2ServeApril 16, 2024x
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00:33:5546.59 MB

507. God Chooses For You The Pastor You Need

On today's episode, Pastor Ed and Bob talk about the recent death of Pastor Jeff Johnson, Calvary Chapel of Downey and how important the role pastors play in our lives. God chooses the pastor that you need, and it's important you submit to that choice. Church hopping and undermining good go...

506. The Person in Front of You Matters
Lead2ServeApril 09, 2024x
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00:29:5341.04 MB

506. The Person in Front of You Matters

Have you ever had someone talk to you but all the while not give you their full attention, always looking over your shoulder or around the room for someone more important? It's wrong, it hurts, and it shouldn't be done by a servant leader. In today's episode of Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed and...

505. Ventures of Faith: Navigating the Unknown with God
Lead2ServeApril 02, 2024x
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00:32:4845.05 MB

505. Ventures of Faith: Navigating the Unknown with God

In this episode of the Lead to Serve podcast, Pastor Ed Taylor and Pastor Bob Claycamp explore the theme of walking by faith. Their discussion surrounds the necessity of trusting in God's guidance and the difficulties that arise when trying to control outcomes instead of relying the Lord throug...

504. An Essential: Depending on the Holy Spirit
Lead2ServeMarch 26, 2024x
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00:33:1445.66 MB

504. An Essential: Depending on the Holy Spirit

In this episode of the Lead2Serve podcast, Pastor Ed Taylor and guest Bob Claycamp discuss the critical role of the Holy Spirit in ministry and leadership. Authentic biblical ministry flows through a man or woman yielded to and looking to the Holy Spirit. Don't think for a moment you can accomp...

503. You Must Do The Things You Don't Want To Do
Lead2ServeMarch 19, 2024x
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00:36:0549.57 MB

503. You Must Do The Things You Don't Want To Do

"Stepping Into Discomfort: The Key to Unlocking Servant Leadership" An important life lesson and ministry tool is to learn to face the things you don't want to face and choose to do the things you don't want to do. In this episode of the Lead2Serve Podcast, Pastors Ed Taylor and B...

502. Look For Things To Do and Overcoming Complacency
Lead2ServeMarch 12, 2024x
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00:37:1051.04 MB

502. Look For Things To Do and Overcoming Complacency

Have you ever wondered what it truly means to serve with intention? In today's episode, Pastor Bob and I dive deep into the heart of servant leadership. It's about rolling up your sleeves and looking for ways to serve actively—no task too small, no effort unnoticed. It's a journey of gr...

501. Nurturing Your Soul for Effective Leadership
Lead2ServeMarch 05, 2024x
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00:30:1241.48 MB

501. Nurturing Your Soul for Effective Leadership

Season 5 of Lead2Serve launches right now. In the season 5 kickoff, Pastors Ed Taylor and Bob Claycamp explore the concept of servant leadership within the church. They emphasize the necessity of spiritual self-care for those in ministry, warning against the dangers of spiritual exhaustion. The d...

411. SPECIAL EDITION: Pastor Avant Ramsey Discussing Racial Tensions
Lead2ServeJune 20, 2023x
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00:58:0053.11 MB

411. SPECIAL EDITION: Pastor Avant Ramsey Discussing Racial Tensions

Pastor Avant Ramsey (1953-2023) was a special gift and blessing to our church. He is already GREATLY missed! Back in 2020, I sat down with Avant to discuss the racial tensions, which at the time were increasing, but for our brother Avant was something he lived with his entire life. Listen in and al...

410. What Do I Do When I Want To Quit?
Lead2ServeMay 02, 2023x
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00:32:0129.32 MB

410. What Do I Do When I Want To Quit?

Quitting. It's a popular choice when things are challenging, complicated, and hard. The choice to stop is always before the Servant Leader. How do you know when it's time to move on? When do you agree that one season is over and another is beginning? These questions and more will be address...

409. Facing Closed Doors With Faith and Hope
Lead2ServeApril 25, 2023x
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00:31:1742.97 MB

409. Facing Closed Doors With Faith and Hope

Closed doors can be painful and challenging. Sometimes they will move a person into deep discouragement or even depression. On today's episode of Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed Taylor and Pastor Bob Claycamp remind us of the importance of knowing that both closed doors and open doors for ministry and li...

408. How Do I Live Out The Call of God?
Lead2ServeApril 18, 2023x
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00:30:0427.53 MB

408. How Do I Live Out The Call of God?

Do you know where you belong in the Body of Christ? We often use the phrase "the calling of God" to describe God's will for our lives. What is it? How do I learn what it is for my life? How do I live out the call of God? On today's episode of Lead2serve, Pastors Ed & Bob talk ...

407. Submission is Vital In Your Service
Lead2ServeApril 11, 2023x
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00:31:5043.72 MB

407. Submission is Vital In Your Service

Let's admit it, submission is a tough subject. It goes against our own selfish ambitions and can be made even more difficult when abuse has been involved or when you are serving alongside bad leaders. Even though there are challenges, we need to learn to be submissive to God while choosing to b...

406. Limping Along But Still Serving Well
Lead2ServeApril 04, 2023x
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00:29:4540.87 MB

406. Limping Along But Still Serving Well

In today's episode, Pastor Ed Taylor and Pastor Bob Claycamp discuss the ongoing challenge of serving well while hurting. Serving can be one of the most painful things a person chooses to do, but will that hurt stop you? It's essential to learn to endure hardships like slander, gossip, betr...

405. The Pain and Doubting That Comes When Serving People
Lead2ServeMarch 28, 2023x
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00:31:1542.94 MB

405. The Pain and Doubting That Comes When Serving People

Building on the theme of challenges leaders are facing in the post-pandemic landscape, today's episode tackles the topic of pain and doubting. Pastor Ed and Pastor Bob talk about the reality of the pain associated with serving God's people. On top of the pain, there is the constant onslaught of dou...

404. When You Feel Like You Just Can't Do It Anymore
Lead2ServeMarch 21, 2023x
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404. When You Feel Like You Just Can't Do It Anymore

On our episode today, we tackle the feelings of inadequacy that flood your mind when it comes to the heaviness of change and post-pandemic ministry. You might be feeling like, "man, I can't do this." One of the prevailing things of Barna's research in this post pandemic era in the church is that pa...

403. Clearly Communicating Through Change
Lead2ServeMarch 14, 2023x
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00:31:1843.01 MB

403. Clearly Communicating Through Change

Building on the topic of Embracing Change in episode 3, Pastor Ed Taylor and Pastor Bob Claycamp talk about the importance of clearly communicting through change. Since change is inevitable and it happens all the time, as leaders we must clearly communicate through the changes. So much chaos and un...

402. Embracing Change Even When It's Not Your Idea
Lead2ServeMarch 07, 2023x
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00:29:2026.88 MB

402. Embracing Change Even When It's Not Your Idea

Today on Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed talks with Pastor Bob Claycamp about the importance of embracing change, especially when it's not your idea.  As a leader, in this post-pandemic season, we are living in a time of unprecedented changes. Globally, politically, spiritually. So much change. As a lea...

401. Adversities are Full of Opportunities
Lead2ServeFebruary 28, 2023x
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00:30:5228.27 MB

401. Adversities are Full of Opportunities

Launching into Season 4 of the Lead2Serve podcast, Pastor Bob Claycamp joins Pastor Ed to talk about a lot of topics facing the post pandemic Church and leadership. Adversities abound and if we're not careful, it's easy to be buried under the weight of it all. But as you choose to carefully walk th...

316. SEASON END: Inviting Yourself Into People's Lives
Lead2ServeMarch 14, 2022x
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00:25:0322.94 MB

316. SEASON END: Inviting Yourself Into People's Lives

Season 3 of Lead2Serve followed along topics that are in Pastor Ed's latest book, "Sure and Steady, Learning and Growing in Pastoral Ministry". The book is a collaboration of years of ministry trial and error here at Calvary with wise input from the pastoral team.  This final episode of Season...

315. Being Intentional Connecting With People
Lead2ServeMarch 07, 2022x
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00:29:1826.84 MB

315. Being Intentional Connecting With People

In today's episode, Pastor Ed discusses the importance of being intentional in connecting with others. So many times ministry becomes reactive to all the crises and needs of others that we forget the joy of stepping into people's lives before the crisis. Jesus was the master at stepping into lives ...

SPECIAL: From Ukraine War Zone Relief Efforts 3.2.2022
Lead2ServeMarch 05, 202200:34:2747.33 MB

SPECIAL: From Ukraine War Zone Relief Efforts 3.2.2022

I recorded a special edition of the podcast today, a discussion I had live with our mission team on the border of Ukraine actively helping settle refugees.  After they finished their dinner, and as they were heading for a night of much needed rest,  Pastor Byron, his wife Emily, Pastor JJ...

314. Follow Up. Follow Through. Follow On
Lead2ServeFebruary 28, 202200:23:3821.66 MB

314. Follow Up. Follow Through. Follow On

As a servant of the Lord, you are literally being invited into people's lives every single day. How you handle that invitation truly matters. People are NOT events or calendar appointments. They are the precious blood bought people created in the image of God!  They deserve our best in ministe...

313. Wasting Time Doesn't Yield Success
Lead2ServeFebruary 21, 2022x
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313. Wasting Time Doesn't Yield Success

On today's episode the topic is wasting time. Time is valuable. Your time. Other's time. It's something that cannot be bought, reproduced, or regained so it's important we choose to use our time wisely and invest it in Kingdom values.  I know most people conclude that they use their time wisel...

312. The Player Coach Mentality in Ministry
Lead2ServeFebruary 14, 202200:24:1222.18 MB

312. The Player Coach Mentality in Ministry

In today's episode, Pastor Ed talks about the importance of maintaining the place of player coach when serving in ministry. Yes, it's a sports analogy that reminds of of the importance of both leading and submitting at the same time. A great picture of servant leadership is of a coach helping other...

311. I'm Feeling Stuck Again Now What
Lead2ServeFebruary 07, 2022x
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00:26:3824.39 MB

311. I'm Feeling Stuck Again Now What

Who likes feeling stuck? It seems like progress is the sign of success these days. Aways moving forward is desired. But have you considered that in that place of feeling stuck you are exactly where God wants you? Have you considered that maybe God has led you to place of being stuck so that you mig...

310. Servant.Leadership Is Relationally Relational
Lead2ServeJanuary 31, 2022x
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00:24:0322.04 MB

310. Servant.Leadership Is Relationally Relational

Somewhere along the way the false assertion that leaders are above and beyond and apart from those they serve became popular. Instead of servants, leaders became masters.  Relationships are profoundly relational. Ministry is "people". We must serve among the flock and separate from them. Tune ...

309. Building Trust Among Those You Serve With Guest Pastor Bob Claycamp
Lead2ServeJanuary 24, 2022x
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00:24:3322.49 MB

309. Building Trust Among Those You Serve With Guest Pastor Bob Claycamp

Today on Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed and Pastor Bob discuss the importance of building trust among those you serve. It's important that confidentiality is maintained where necessary, so that trust is built and ministry flows. It's also important to remember that ministry is a 24/7 role, not a 9 to 5 role...

308. Getting Involved in the Lives of Those You Serve with Guest Pastor Bob Claycamp
Lead2ServeJanuary 17, 2022x
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00:23:4021.68 MB

308. Getting Involved in the Lives of Those You Serve with Guest Pastor Bob Claycamp

On today's episode, we have part 1 of a conversation Pastor Ed shared with Pastor Bob Claycamp on the topic of serving well and loving the people you serve. Pastor Bob has 40+ years of pastoral experience as well as a missionary heart. He is a part of the pastoral team here at Calvary as well as Po...

307. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Lead2ServeJanuary 10, 2022x
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00:29:1426.78 MB

307. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

It's cliche for sure, but teamwork is essential in moving forward in ministry. In today's episode, Pastor Ed talks about the importance of loyalty, submission, godly and loving leadership, and teamwork. When everyone does their part, the team moves forward and the Kingdom advances. When there is di...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: New Episodes Return January 10, 2022
Lead2ServeDecember 24, 202100:01:531.74 MB

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: New Episodes Return January 10, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Lead2Serve is on holiday break. New episodes post Monday, January 10, 2022 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lead2serve/message

306. The Heart of The Matter is a Matter of Your Heart
Lead2ServeDecember 20, 2021x
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00:27:1724.99 MB

306. The Heart of The Matter is a Matter of Your Heart

In our episode today Pastor Ed reminds us of the vital importance of guarding your heart! That's the key. Protect it. Feed it spiritually. Serve wholeheartedly from a heart that is clean and clear before the Lord. In all things the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart! Proverbs 4:23 (NKJV) ...

305. You're Still Growing Yourself
Lead2ServeDecember 13, 2021x
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305. You're Still Growing Yourself

Its easy to think that now you are a leader in your local church, you are there more for others than for yourself. In today's episode, Pastor Ed reminds us that we are in our local church not to exercise our spiritual gifts primarily, but to grow in grace extensively. Even though you now have a rol...

304. Why Does Ministry Take So Much of My Time
Lead2ServeDecember 06, 2021x
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00:26:3324.32 MB

304. Why Does Ministry Take So Much of My Time

Today Pastor Ed reminds us that there is a cost to ministry, serving others. Ministry requires time, a lot of it. But never does God ever ask you to sacrifice your family on the altar of ministry. Luke 14:28 (NKJV) “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the...

303. Problem of Prayerlessness
Lead2ServeNovember 29, 2021x
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303. Problem of Prayerlessness

Many times when there are challenges in our ministry and service and leadership, we run to a friend, or to a book, or to some program to help us improve. But have you considered your prayer life and lack of prayer?  Because we are serving Jesus His way, for His will, in His power, it's importa...

302. When It's Time To Reassess Your Personal Life
Lead2ServeNovember 22, 2021x
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00:26:1223.99 MB

302. When It's Time To Reassess Your Personal Life

On today's episode, Pastor Ed talks about the importance of your personal life and the constant need to reassess and reevaluate where you are and make the needed adjustments going forward. Most neglect the inward woman, the inward man, and ultimately pay a high price for not going deeper in their p...

301. Are You Overwhelmed? Season 3 Kick Off
Lead2ServeNovember 16, 2021x
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301. Are You Overwhelmed? Season 3 Kick Off

The Lead2Serve podcast is back with a brand new season of fresh content from Pastor Ed, from Calvary Church in Aurora Colorado. In today's episode we will learn what season 3 will look like, as Pastor Ed introduces a brand new leadership development resource, the book "Sure and Steady".  He'll...

225. SPECIAL BOOK: God's Help For the Troubled Heart
Lead2ServeMarch 12, 2021x
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00:55:5176.73 MB

225. SPECIAL BOOK: God's Help For the Troubled Heart

In this special edition of the Lead2Serve podcast, Cassandra Austin interviews Pastor Ed about his newest book, God's Help for the Troubled Heart. Cassandra is Pastor Ed's assistant and was an integral part of getting this book completed and published. They talk about pain, problems, and the faithf...

224. God's Help For the Troubled Heart Book Available NOW
Lead2ServeDecember 15, 2020x
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00:13:5019.02 MB

224. God's Help For the Troubled Heart Book Available NOW

In this final episode of 2020, Pastor Ed talks briefly about his new book just published entitled, "God's Help For the Troubled Heart".  In it he seeks to encourage and strengthen the reader going through any trial or tribulation. Born out of deep grief, and written through God's comfort, this...

223. COVID 19, Masks, Courts, And What's Expected from Spiritual Leaders
Lead2ServeOctober 24, 2020x
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223. COVID 19, Masks, Courts, And What's Expected from Spiritual Leaders

In this special edition of Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed talks about the biblical expectations of spiritual leaders during this prolonged crisis.  On the foundation of a recent staff discipleship day here at Calvary, Pastor Ed takes us through Numbers 13 and 2 Timothy 4, reminding us of the key role G...

222. A Real Conversation on Racial Tensions with Pastor Miles McPherson
Lead2ServeAugust 07, 2020x
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00:58:0553.19 MB

222. A Real Conversation on Racial Tensions with Pastor Miles McPherson

In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church, San Diego, California. Pastor Miles, a former San Diego Charger, founded the Rock Church in 2000 with over 20,000 people calling it their spiritual home today. We talk candid...

221. Is It Time To Return To Worship Services
Lead2ServeJuly 22, 2020x
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221. Is It Time To Return To Worship Services

On today's episode Pastor Ed asks and answers the question, "Is it time to return to worship services."  There is a lot of fear, most of it very real, concerning the COVID-19 Corona Virus crisis. This fear is holding people back from being in worship services. How do we sort out when it's time...

220. A Real Conversation on Racial Tensions with Pastor Avant Ramsey
Lead2ServeJune 19, 2020x
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00:58:0053.11 MB

220. A Real Conversation on Racial Tensions with Pastor Avant Ramsey

In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Avant Ramsey of Calvary Church in Aurora, Colorado. Pastor Avant and I have been friends and served together for over 15 years. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensions in our societ...

219. A Biblical Response to Racial Divisions and Tensions
Lead2ServeJune 12, 2020x
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00:21:0719.33 MB

219. A Biblical Response to Racial Divisions and Tensions

As I anticipated coming together again as a church family in person after 3 months of quarantine, I really thought that most of my ministry would be to speak to how the COVID-19 crisis affected us, individually  and culturally in many negative ways. I planned on getting our eyes firmly fixed a...

218. A Real Conversation on Racial Tensions with Pastor Al Pittman
Lead2ServeJune 12, 2020x
218
00:51:2847.13 MB

218. A Real Conversation on Racial Tensions with Pastor Al Pittman

In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Al Pittman of Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pastor Al and I have been friends for 20 years. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensions in our society today and ...