Watermark's Church Leadership Podcast

Watermark's Church Leadership Podcast

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A podcast designed to help church leaders. The conversation each month will focus on issues and topics relevant to church leaders across the country and around the world.


One-to-Many Communication
Jul 21
Adam and John discuss some of the most common mistakes communicators make. This podcast will give you practical advice on improving your communication. Also, be sure to check out Adam’s Seven Days to Better Communication at…
Staying Motivated
Jul 7
Todd Wagner (Senior Pastor of Watermark Community Church) joins Adam and John in the studio to talk about motivation. Together, they discuss how to stay motivated when doing the work of ministry. We pray this conversation provides practical wisdom,…
Longevity in Ministry
Jun 16
Braun Brown (Director of Single Adults & Institute Discipleship) joins Adam and John in the studio to talk about longevity in ministry. Together, they discuss what it looks like to stay faithfully deployed for years to come. Show notes —…
How We Grow
Jun 2
Nathan Wagnon (Director of Equipping & Apologetics) joins Adam and John in the studio to talk about how we grow as disciples. Together, they discuss the journey of faith and point out where people tend to get stuck. Show notes —…
What We Are Learning About Communications
May 19
Adam and John are joined by Caitlin Van Wagoner (Senior Director of Communications) to discuss what we are learning about communication. Together, they share practical tips for church communication in a wide variety of contexts. Show notes —…
From First Timer to Fully Deployed
May 5
In this episode, Adam and John are joined by Kyle Kaigler (Plano Campus Pastor) and Derek Mathews (Men’s Equipping Director) to discuss what leadership development looks like in the local church. Show notes — www.watermarkresources.com/clp/6367
CLP Unscripted: 3 Thoughts on Leadership
Apr 21
Greg Crooks, executive pastor, joins John and Adam in a new, special podcast. The trio doesn’t have any planned agenda for today. Instead, they each bring a leadership principle to discuss. Show notes — www.watermarkresources.com/clp/6249
Helping Others Determine Their Next Step
Apr 7
Blake Holmes, Director of Dallas Campus Ministries & The Watermark Institute, joins the podcast to discuss how to help others determine their next step. Show notes — www.watermarkresources.com/clp/6220
Leading Through Change
Mar 24
Adam and John interview John Elmore, Director of Community & re:generation at Watermark Community Church, about how to lead in the midst of change.
Encouraging Others
Mar 10
Adam and John interview Blake Holmes, Director of Dallas Campus Ministries, and Todd Wagner, Senior Pastor of Watermark Community Church, about how to effectively encourage others.
Decision Making Questions for Leaders
Feb 17
Following the previous conversation with Todd Wagner, Adam and John now discuss questions that church leaders should be asking when making decisions.
Decision Making
Feb 10
Adam and John interview Todd Wagner, on the topic of decision making.
5 Marriage Trends and How They Affect Your Church
Jan 21
Scott Kedersha, Director of Marriage Ministry at Watermark, joins Adam and John to discuss five trends he’s seeing in marriages.
How We Think About Strategic Planning
Jan 6
John and Adam are joined by Greg Crooks (Executive Pastor of Watermark Community Church) to talk about the role strategic planning has in the church. They talk about five best practices for effective strategic planning and then walk through Greg’s…
Five Bad Habits of Leaders
Dec 17, 2018
John and Adam discuss five bad leadership habits and what leaders can do to overcome them. It is through addressing bad habits that leaders can begin to move from good leadership to great leadership.
Hiring the Best
Dec 2, 2018
John and Adam talk with Becca Nail, an HR Coordinator at Watermark Community Church. She focuses on hiring new staff members and the on-boarding process. Together, the three of them discuss what the hiring process looks like at Watermark and what to keep…
Leading with a Limp
Nov 18, 2018
John and Adam talk with Jonathan “JP” Pokluda about leading with authenticity. Show notes — http://churchleadersconference.com/blog/leading-with-a-limp
A Leader and Their Family
Nov 4, 2018
Todd Wagner (Watermark Senior Pastor) and two of his children, Cooper and Kirby, join Adam and John to talk about leadership in the family.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Oct 22, 2018
Jonathan “JP” Pokluda (Dallas Campus Pastor) and David Marvin (Young Adults Director of Programs) join Adam and John to discuss the importance of feedback.
Casting Vision
Oct 8, 2018
Jonathan “JP” Pokluda (Dallas Campus Pastor) and David Marvin (Young Adults Director of Programs) talk with John and Adam about the 5 C’s of Casting Vision. As leaders of the largest young adult gathering in the country, JP and David show leaders how to…
Productivity and Getting Stuff Done
Sep 23, 2018
Greg Crooks (Executive Pastor of Watermark Community Church) joins Adam and John to discuss six principles to help church leaders be more productive.
Mobilizing the Church
Sep 3, 2018
Every church leader desires to see their members living a life on mission, both inside and outside the church. In this episode, Jeff Ward (Director of External Focus) joins John & Adam to discuss some of the ways he and his team work hard to mobilize the…
Leading Through Crisis
Aug 20, 2018
Leadership is rarely more difficult than when facing a crisis. In this episode, John McGee reflects on a recent crisis that impacted his family and what he learned about leadership in the midst of navigating some very difficult circumstances.
What We Are Learning About Community
Aug 5, 2018
Community Groups are a big deal here at Watermark and a ministry we take very seriously. In this episode, John Elmore (Director of Community and Director of re:generation) jumps into the podcast studio to share what we’ve been learning about how to lead a…
Dealing with Team Conflict
Jul 23, 2018
If your church staff or volunteer team is made up of more than one person, then you’ve experienced conflict. In this episode, Todd Wagner discusses practical ways to deal with conflict and how to best embrace the opportunity conflict provides.
Can You Lead Yourself?
Jul 9, 2018
Is self-leadership even possible? Adam & John jump into the podcast studio to discuss this popular leadership topic and try to clear up some common misconceptions.
Celebrity Pastors
Jun 20, 2018
Todd Wagner once again jumps into the podcast studio with John & Adam. The topic of discussion this time is the idea of “celebrity pastors” and why many pastors fall, regardless of whether or not they are a “celebrity pastor.”
Building Teams
Jun 5, 2018
Kyle Kaigler, the campus pastor in Plano, joins Adam and John to discuss seven principles of building teams. This podcast will challenge you to build teams, give ministry away and be intentional about developing others. Why is this topic so important…
Recruiting Volunteers
May 21, 2018
Benson Hines, Director of External Mobilization, joins Adam and John to discuss recruiting volunteers. This podcast will challenge you to not simply fill needs within or outside the church. Instead, view opportunities to serve as a path towards…
Mistakes Young Leaders Make
May 7, 2018
Blake Holmes shares five common mistakes young leaders make.
Dealing with Discouragement
Apr 19, 2018
Jonathan Pokluda discusses how to lead through seasons of discouragement.
BONUS: Get Ready for CLC 2018
Apr 15, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: John & Adam provide some quick tips for those of you joining us at the 2018 Church Leaders Conference (April 24-26, 2018 here in Dallas).
A conversation with Watermark’s elders - part 2
Apr 2, 2018
Part 2 of 2 - Three of Watermark’s elders join John & Adam to discuss the installment process for new elders and other questions they’re asked on a regular basis.
A conversation with Watermark’s elders - part 1
Mar 20, 2018
Part 1 of 2 - Three of Watermark’s elders join John & Adam to discuss our church’s elder model, how they view their role, and how they function week-to-week.
Faithfully Playing Your Role
Mar 6, 2018
Tyler Briggs, the Watermark Fort Worth campus pastor, discusses how to faithfully play whatever role God has for you.
The Value of Trust
Feb 21, 2018
Scott Kedersha jumps in with John McGee & Adam Tarnow to discuss trust and why it is so important to the health of your church staff.
How to build culture
Feb 5, 2018
John McGee & Adam Tarnow discuss how to build, protect and change your staff culture.
How to Improve Your Meetings
Jan 14, 2018
Leading Yourself Spiritually
Jan 2, 2018
Kyle Kaigler and Rob Barry discuss practical ways to lead yourself spiritually.
Navigating Staff Transitions
Nov 7, 2017
John Cox and Todd Wagner discuss three principles designed to help you and your church navigate staff transitions.
Leading Up
Oct 24, 2017
In this episode, David Marvin and Jonathan “J.P.” Pokluda discuss five ways you can proactively engage with your boss.
Training the Next Generation of Leaders
Sep 12, 2017
Todd Wagner and Blake Holmes discuss practical ways to train up the next generation of leaders in your church.
Ideas To Help You Lead Your Staff - Part 4
Jul 31, 2017
Todd Wagner and Jonathan (“JP”) Pokluda wrap up their discussion of practical ideas to help you in leading your staff or your team. This is the final part in a series of podcasts on this topic.
Ideas to Help You Lead Your Staff - Part 3
Jul 16, 2017
Todd Wagner and Jonathan (“JP”) Pokluda discuss practical ideas to help you in leading your staff or your team. This is part three in a series of podcasts on this topic.
Ideas to Help You Lead Your Staff - Part 2
Jun 12, 2017
Todd Wagner and Jonathan (“JP”) Pokluda discuss practical ideas to help you in leading your staff or your team. This is part two in a series of podcasts on this topic.
Ideas to Help You Lead Your Staff - Part 1
May 30, 2017
Todd Wagner and Jonathan (“JP”) Pokluda discuss practical ideas to help you in leading your staff or your team. This is part one in a series of podcasts on this topic.
Ministering to Millennials
May 14, 2017
Jonathan (“JP”) Pokluda shares ten best practices to keep in mind when ministering to millennials. JP is the Watermark Dallas campus pastor and also leads The Porch (Watermark’s Young Adult Ministry).
A Leader’s Inner Circle
Apr 30, 2017
In this first episode of Watermark’s Church Leadership Podcast, Sr. Pastor Todd Wagner discusses the important role friends play in a leader’s life. Leadership is only as lonely as a leader wants it to be.