Leading and Learning with David Spell

Leading and Learning with David Spell

www.davidspell.com
This podcast discusses practical leadership, team building, theology, and how to create winning habits.


Training Your Church Safety Team
Oct 9 • 22 min
It is not enough to just start a Safety Ministry in your church. There needs to be both initial and ongoing training. David provides a practical look at what this training should look like and gives a helpful list of what type of training your team …
Building Your Church Safety Team
Oct 2 • 15 min
David continues his series on church security. In this episode, he provides several important things that should be required from each potential team member. These tips should give you a good place to start as you recruit for your church safety mini…
Where Do You Start in Keeping Your Church Safe?
Sep 25 • 19 min
Where do you begin to creating a safety ministry in your church? David provides some great thoughts on how to get started. It can be a daunting task to even know where to start but David breaks it down into several easy steps.Church Security…
What are You Doing to Keep Your Church Safe?
Sep 18 • 20 min
David starts a new series on the importance of protecting our houses of worship. Almost weekly, we hear news stories of violence, robberies, thefts, and other criminal acts being focused at churches. What can we do to make sure our churches are safe…
How Do I Manage My Small Group?
Sep 11 • 21 min
David wraps up the series on small groups by discussing how to lead for the long haul. It is not enough to be able to just get a group of people together for one or two meetings. How do you create the right atmosphere and build community so that peo…
Who Can Lead a Small Group?
Sep 4 • 18 min
David continues his fascinating discussion of small groups in the local church. This week, we look at the requirements for leading a group. You might be surprised at the prerequisites that David lays out.Resource Highlight-
What Does a Successful Connect Group Meeting Look Like?
Aug 28 • 24 min
Last week, David discussed why every church needs a small groups program. Today, he gives us ten keys to running a successful connect group meeting. These practical tips can be applied in every church setting and will help you be a more effect small…
Why Every Church Needs Small Groups
Aug 21 • 22 min
Does your church have a small groups program? David discusses several reasons for why connect groups are so important for every church. Resources Highlight- Leading into the 21st Century…and Beyond! 2….
How Do I Get Started on My Book?
Aug 14 • 22 min
David answers several questions that have come in about how to write a book. So many people feel that they have a book inside them but don’t know how to get started. David gives some very practical advice to point the aspiring author in the right di…
How Can I Know God’s Will?
Aug 7 • 20 min
David discusses four important steps in helping us discover God’s Will for our lives.Resource Highlight- Reflections on the ResurrectionDavid and Annie are serving the Lord in the US,…
Leadership Lessons From the Apostle Paul- Part Three
Jul 31 • 25 min
David finishes up the mini-series about the leadership tools that the Apostle Paul used. In this episode, it is all about communication. As we will see, Paul was a consummate communicator. Leader, how are your communication skills?Resource H…
Leadership Lessons From the Apostle Paul- Part Two
Jul 24 • 13 min
David continues the discussion of Paul as a leader. What was it that made the apostle so successful? What were some of the things that he did that allowed him to bring Christianity to the entire Roman Empire? Resource Highlight-
Leadership Lessons From Paul
Jul 17 • 19 min
The Apostle Paul is one of the greatest leaders in all of history. In this episode, David explores how Paul was able to accomplish as much as he did in his thirty-year ministry.Resource Highlight- …
Book Excerpt- Where the Vultures Gather!
Jul 10 • 10 min
In this episode, David shares an excerpt from his newest book. If you haven’t checked out any of his previous novels, what are you waiting for? Where the Vultures Gather is the final novel in the Zombie…
Why Strong Leaders are Still Needed- Part 3
Jul 3 • 14 min
David concludes his series on why we need strong leaders in every area of society. Weak leaders seldom develop other leaders. Strong leaders, however, are secure enough to help those around them develop their own leadership gift. David gives several…
Why Strong Leaders are Still Needed- Part Two
Jun 26 • 20 min
David continues his discussion on why strong leaders are needed more than ever. In every arena of society, we need leaders who are not afraid to lead! Resource Highlights- New Testament Snapshots
Why Strong Leaders are Still Needed
Jun 19 • 17 min
David discusses why strong leaders are needed more than ever. In every arena of society, we need leaders who are not afraid to lead!Resource Highlight- Leading into the 21st Century…and Beyond! 2.0
Leadership Lessons From the Gospel of John
Jun 12 • 23 min
David continues to explore the Gospels, digging out some powerful truths on leadership. In this episode we will deal with three important principles from John’s Gospel.Resource Highlight- Reflecti…
Leadership Lessons From the Gospel of Luke- Part 2
Jun 5 • 15 min
David continues his discussion of leadership from the Gospels. In Part Two of his look into Luke’s Gospel, we will examine three more important components of leadership modeled by Jesus.Resource Highlight-
Leadership Lessons From the Gospel of Luke
May 29 • 15 min
Dr. Luke highlights a number of important leadership principles in the life of Jesus. Luke was one of the most educated and insightful writers in the New Testament. David discusses some of these important lessons in this episode.Resource …
Leadership Lesson From the Gospel of Mark- Part 2
May 22 • 15 min
David continues looking at leadership principles from the life of Jesus. The Gospels contain some incredible insights in regards to leadership. Jesus had a practical style that we would all do well to imitate.Resource Highlight-
Leadership Lessons From the Gospel of Mark
May 15 • 20 min
David provides some valuable insights on leadership from the ministry of Jesus. In this issue, he discusses the choosing of his disciples. Why did Jesus pick the people that he picked?Resource Highlights-
Leadership Lessons from Matthews Gospel- Part 3
May 8 • 13 min
David takes us through several more leadership principles from Matthew’s Gospel. Jesus has a lot to say about leadership and we would be wise to listen to Him!David and Annie are serving the Lord in the US, South America, and India. Would…
Leadership Lessons From the Gospel of Matthew- Part 2
May 1 • 18 min
Dr. David continues to pull leadership lessons from the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus had so much to say to leaders and the Sermon on the Mount is full of rich insights.Resource Highlight- Leading into the …
Leadership Lessons from the Gospel of Matthew
Apr 24 • 28 min
Dr. Dave starts a series exploring leadership principles found within the Gospels. Today, we work through the Beatitudes, looking at them through the lens of a leader. How can we apply these incredible ideas in our job or ministry?Resource H…
Does the Truth Still Matter?
Apr 17 • 14 min
David takes a look at the encounter between Jesus and Pontius Pilate. Pilate’s famous question, “What is Truth?” is one that people still wrestle it. Is there an ultimate truth? And if there is what does that mean for me? For the world?Resou…
What Do Modern Day Missionaries Actually Do?
Apr 10 • 21 min
David has been involved in missionary work all over the world since 1980. He and his wife lived in West Africa for almost a year and in Brazil for five years. He has also made many trips to other countries to preach, teach, and to lead short-term te…
Book Excerpt- Where the Vultures Gather
Apr 3 • 12 min
David shares an action-packed excerpt from his upcoming novel, Where the Vultures Gather. It will be Book Six in the Zombie Terror War Series. If you haven’t had a look at the other five books in the series, make sure you check them out!
Into All the World- The Acts of the Apostles- Part 4
Mar 27 • 21 min
David wraps up the series on Acts by discussing the leadership principles found there. The Acts of the Apostles is a gold mine of practical leadership advice. If you haven’t listened to the other three parts to this series make sure you check them o…
Into All the World- The Acts of the Apostles- Part 3
Mar 20 • 13 min
David continues his fascinating look at Acts. In this episode he covers two more of the book’s main themes. Also, don’t forget to listen to parts one and two if you missed them.Resource Highlight- Peter …
Into All the World- The Acts of the Apostles- Part 2
Mar 13 • 23 min
David continues discussing one of the most exciting books in the New Testament. This episode explores the themes of Mission and the Holy Spirit that are seen in the pages. What can we learn from the way that the early church attempted to fulfill the…
Into All the World- The Acts of the Apostles
Mar 6 • 19 min
Over the next few episodes, David is going to explore this exciting New Testament book. Acts contains the story of how the church was formed and Christianity began to spread from Jerusalem throughout the Roman Empire.Resource Highlight-
Developing Our Emotional Intelligence
Feb 27 • 14 min
David discusses the importance of managing our emotions. Leaders especially need to master this art if they are going to be successful. There is not much worse than working for a supervisor/manager/leader who lacks emotional intelligence.Res…
Book Review- The Prodigal Prophet by Timothy Keller
Feb 20 • 16 min
David gives us an overview of Timothy Keller’s excellent book, The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy. Keller helps us to see the iconic prophet with fresh eyes. Make sure you add th…
Leadership and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit- Part Four
Feb 13 • 26 min
David concludes the series on spiritual gifts. Today, he discusses the gifts listed in Ephesians 4. This group of gifts is often referred to as the ‘Five-Fold Ministry.’ These gifts serve a very important role in the church today.Resource Hi…
Leadership and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit- Part Three
Feb 6 • 21 min
David continues to examine how spiritual gifts can help us to be more effective leaders. This episode finishes up the discussion on the gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12.Resource Highlight- New Testament …
Leadership and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit- Part Two
Jan 30 • 22 min
David continues his discussion of spiritual gifts, moving into the gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12. Let’s explore the ways that the Holy Spirit equips us to better serve and minister to others!Resource Highlight-
Leadership and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Jan 23 • 23 min
We often think of leadership in just natural terms. As Christians, however, we understand that there is also a spiritual component. Understanding how we are wired, coupled with understanding the spiritual gifts at our disposal, can turn us into an e…
Top Reads of 2018
Jan 16 • 18 min
Leaders are readers and David shares his favorite books for 2018. The links are below for you to check out. How many books are you going to read in 2019?Amplified Leadership
A Key to Making Your Dreams Reality
Jan 9 • 15 min
David shares one of the most important life-hacks to help you turn your dreams into reality. It is not enough to just dream, set goals, or even have great ideas. It is this next step that often determines whether or not you accomplish them.R…
A Look Back
Jan 2 • 14 min
David looks back at 2018 and gives the most listened to episodes over the year. He also gives four important questions to ask ourselves as we move into 2019!Most Popular Episodes!
Two Questions About Your Team
Dec 26, 2018 • 13 min
David shares two very insightful questions that every leader needs to ask about their team and their own leadership. As we wrap up the year, let’s pause for a moment and ask ourselves these important questions.Resource Highlight-
Book Excerpt- Climbing Out of the Ruins
Dec 19, 2018 • 13 min
David shares an exciting excerpt from his latest novel, Climbing Out of the Ruins!Check out the rest of the series below!When the Future Ended
Creating a Culture of Engagement- Part Two
Dec 12, 2018 • 18 min
Have you ever wondered why some people don’t stay at your church? The music and worship are incredible. Of course, the preaching is amazing. The children’s program is awesome. And yet, visitors come and go without getting assimilated into the life o…
Creating a Culture of Engagement
Dec 5, 2018 • 21 min
Have you ever wondered why some people don’t stay at your church? The music and worship are incredible. Of course, the preaching is amazing. The children’s program is awesome. And yet, visitors come and go without getting assimilated into the life o…
The Three P’s of Leadership
Nov 28, 2018 • 18 min
David shares three excellent leadership tips from John Maxwell. Resource Highlight- When the Stars Fell From the SkyDo you enjoy Leading and Learning? A review on
Team Building with the Apostle Paul- Part Two
Nov 21, 2018 • 18 min
David discusses the Apostle Paul and his teams. Paul was ultimate team builder and we look inside the criteria that he used when selecting co-workers. The Apostle could never have accomplished all that he did without developing a network of other gr…
Team Building with the Apostle Paul
Nov 14, 2018 • 17 min
David discusses the Apostle Paul and his teams. Paul was ultimate team builder and we look inside the criteria that he used when selecting co-workers. The Apostle could never have accomplished all that he did without developing a network of other gr…
Managing Success
Nov 7, 2018 • 19 min
We don’t often think about having to manage success, but in reality, this is one of the greatest tests of our leadership. Success exposes problems in an organization like nothing else. It takes a wise leader to manage and lead when things are going …
Transitional Leadership in the Acts of the Apostles
Oct 31, 2018 • 20 min
The Acts of the Apostles has some great insights on leadership. David discusses the important role of transitional leadership as seen in the early church. Whether your organization is going through a significant change or if you are stepping into a …
Avoiding the Plateau Effect
Oct 17, 2018 • 18 min
If you have exercised for any length of time, you have probably run into that invisible wall and felt like you were not making any progress. It just seemed like your workouts had lost their pop and you were in a rut. This is known as the plateau eff…
Keys to Effective Bible Study- Part Two
Oct 10, 2018 • 16 min
David gives some great tips for taking your personal Bible study to the next level! In this episode, he explains why the thematic method is a great way to study the Scriptures.
Unexpected Health Benefits to Working Out
Oct 10, 2018 • 14 min
Everybody knows that they should start an exercise program. We all know that we should take care of ourselves. David gives us four benefits to training that you may have never heard before!Resource Highlight-
Keys to Effective Bible Study- Part One
Oct 3, 2018 • 22 min
David gives some great tips for taking your personal Bible study to the next level! In this episode, he provides three important questions to ask ourselves when reading a book of the Bible.
Goals vs Systems- Part Two
Sep 26, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode, David discusses the importance of creating the proper systems for our organization to grow. Systems have described as institutional habits and creating the right processes determine the effectiveness of our growth.
Goals versus Systems- Part One
Sep 19, 2018 • 24 min
David discusses the importance of corporate and individual goal setting. He gives five keys to setting the right kind of goals. In the next episode, he will build on this important subject by talking about how the right kinds of systems will help our o…
From South America to India- A Ministry Update
Sep 12, 2018 • 23 min
David gives the exciting details of his latest ministry trip to South America. He also talks about his upcoming trip to India. The local church is still the hope for the world and we are privileged to serve them, their pastors and congregations in so m…
Finding God in the Bible
Sep 5, 2018 • 13 min
David highlights an ancient Benedictine practice for reading the Scriptures. God’s Word should be a central component of our lives. Knowing how to hear God’s voice when we read is such an important thing for every Christian to master.
Book Excerpt- Running Towards the Abyss
Aug 29, 2018 • 18 min
David reads an action-packed selection from Running Towards the Abyss. This novel is the fourth in the Zombie Terror War Series. Terrorists have developed a bio-terror weapon that has turned the East Coast into a wasteland. If you like action, adventur…
Book Excerpt- When the Stars Fell From the Sky
Aug 22, 2018 • 13 min
David reads a section of his exciting novel, When the Stars Fell From the Sky. This is volume three of the Zombie Terror War Series. This fact-paced thriller picks up where the last book left off. The series draws on David’s thirty years of law enforce…
Tips for Recruiting Volunteers
Aug 15, 2018 • 18 min
No pastor or non-profit leader has ever said, “i have plenty of volunteers!” In reality, we are constantly in need of people looking for a place to use their gifts and talents. In this episode, David shares some excellent advice on how to recruit quali…
Book Excerpt- The Darkest Part of the Night
Aug 8, 2018 • 17 min
David reads a section from his thriller, The Darkest Part of the Night. This novel is part of the exciting Zombie Terror Wars Series. If you like action, adventure, mixed with a dose of romance, check these books out! Links at DavidSpell.com.
Book Excerpt- New Testament Snapshots
Aug 1, 2018 • 11 min
David shares a chapter of his book, New Testament Snapshots. There are so many great characters in the New Testament that play a supporting role, yet have much to say to us today. This chapter highlights a man by the name of “Rufus” and lets us see the…
Jesus and Leadership Development
Jul 25, 2018 • 15 min
Jesus was easily the greatest leader in history. How did Jesus develop the men that he entrusted his ministry to? We can learn so much by examining the way that Jesus trained his disciples.
Ministry Update
Jul 18, 2018 • 19 min
David shares about his background in foreign missions and gives us some details on his upcoming trips to South America and India. Thanks for your prayers and financial support! Go to DavidSpell.com for more information.
Learning to Hear
Jul 11, 2018 • 19 min
We live in a very loud culture. There is always noise, car horns, televisions, music, etc. How many of us are always occupied with our phones or tablets? Our ability to hear is severely diminished. What about our ability to hear from God? Do we put our…
Book Excerpt- When the Future Ended
Jul 3, 2018 • 14 min
To celebrate the release of his fourth novel, Running Towards the Abyss, David reads a section from his first novel, When the Future Ended. This was the book that launched the exciting Zombie Terror War Series. Make sure you go to DavidSpell.com for li…
From Writing to Publishing- Part Two
Jun 27, 2018 • 22 min
In the last episode, David discussed what it takes to get your manuscript ready for publication. Today, he talks about the publication process itself. Should you self-publish or try to go the traditional publishing route? How much is it going to cost y…
From Writing to Publishing
Jun 20, 2018 • 19 min
As he gets ready to release his fourth novel and eleventh book, David discusses his process of getting the manuscript ready to publish. He deals with the important topics of editing, revising, and getting feedback from people who might be able to help …
Leading By the Book
Jun 13, 2018 • 18 min
David shares some important leadership lessons from the book of Ezra. Make sure you stop by DavidSpell.com to support the show and check out this week’s resource highlights!
The Fruit of Our Leadership
Jun 6, 2018 • 20 min
What words would other people use to describe your leadership style? Would they use words like angry, insecure, impatient, or jealous? Or would they use words like patient, gentle, loyal, and kind? David digs into one of the most often neglected areas …
The Primary Requirement of Leadership
May 30, 2018 • 19 min
Jesus said, “You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself.” (Mark 12:31) This statement has enormous implications for leaders, whether they would consider themselves a Christian or not. What part does love play in the area of our leadership? M…
Teaching Boys to Become Men- Part Two
May 23, 2018 • 22 min
Teaching boys to become men.
Teaching Boys to Become Men
May 16, 2018 • 11 min
There seems to be a concerted attack on masculinity in western society. Gender confusion has been become a major field of study for psychiatrists. With masculinity under attack and so many people confused about their sexuality, boys are growing up with…
Keys to Reading the New Testament
May 9, 2018 • 21 min
If you are a Christian, you may find yourself frustrated at times because you don’t spend the time reading the Bible that you know you should. David provides several helpful tips to make your time in God’s Word more profitable. He also gives us several…
The Lost Art of Reading to Our Children
May 2, 2018 • 12 min
All parents know that they need to spend quality time with their children. David shares five important reasons why you should spend time reading to your kids. It is a habit that will pay rich dividends in the lives of your children.
What is Your Process?
Apr 25, 2018 • 15 min
Does your organization have a process for developing new leaders? The reality is that our church or business will only rise to the level of the leaders that are in key positions. Too often, we tell the new leader to “just pick it up as you go.” David p…
Lessons Learned From Bad Bosses
Apr 18, 2018 • 11 min
Most of us have worked for both good and bad bosses during our professional career. I’ve learned so many great things from the good leaders I have been privileged to serve under. I’ve also learned some great lessons working for the not so great bosses….
Writing a Non-Fiction Book to Build Your Business
Apr 11, 2018 • 13 min
Have you ever considered writing a book about your business, your hobby, or your passion? People are willing to pay to learn what you know. Creating a non-fiction book to pass your expertise along is a great way to establish yourself as an expert in yo…
Keeping Your People Sharp
Apr 4, 2018 • 13 min
The most successful businesses and non-profits invest in their people through on-going training and development. Does your organization provide opportunities for in-service training, off-site seminars, or even tuition reimbursement? David outlines seve…
The Controversy of the Resurrection
Mar 28, 2018 • 24 min
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead has long been attacked as a myth, lie, hoax, etc. David discusses the four most popular arguments against the resurrection and provides excellent counter-arguments. Christianity is not based primarily on Jesus’ t…
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Mar 21, 2018 • 21 min
Most Christians have no trouble relating to the concept of God. We can see Jesus in the pages of the Gospels. When we talk about the person and work of Holy Spirit, however, things tend to become much more vague. In this episode, David discusses what J…
Keys to Becoming a Better Connect Group Leader
Mar 14, 2018 • 21 min
Keys to Becoming a Better Connect Group Leader
Effective Fatherhood
Mar 7, 2018 • 16 min
What does it mean to be an effective father? Our kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Dr. Dave shares several important thoughts to help you become the father that God intended you to be!
Taking Time to Think
Feb 28, 2018 • 15 min
David discusses the importance of strategic thinking. How much time do you set aside in your day or week for intentional, focused thinking? David will give you four important reasons why you need to be focus on this important mental exercise.
Three Keys to Unlocking the Bible
Feb 21, 2018 • 18 min
Bible Scholar David Spell gives some excellent advice on getting the most out of our Bible study time. For too many people, the Bible is still a mysterious book. These three simple tips will help bring the Scriptures to life for you. Make sure you v…
Saving Easter
Feb 14, 2018 • 10 min
David shares a powerful excerpt from his book, Reflections on the Resurrection. This chapter of the book examines the important role that Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus played in the Jesus’ resurrection. Their contribution is often overlooked but vi…
Traditional Publishing or Self-Publishing?
Feb 7, 2018 • 15 min
David discusses the differences between using a traditional publisher to publish your book or doing it yourself through self-publishing. As an added bonus he even discusses his experience using a hybrid publisher. Which method of publishing is right fo…
Managing or Leading?
Jan 31, 2018 • 16 min
There is a natural tension between management and leadership. They are both very important to any organization. In this episode, David discusses how managers can be more effective leaders while still functioning in their managerial role.
Book Review- Intentional Living
Jan 24, 2018 • 12 min
David reviews John Maxwell’s book, Intentional Living. As Maxwell says, “Every person wants his or her life to matter.” What does it take to move from sailing aimlessly through life to living a life of intentionality? How can we live a life of signific…
Next Level Leadership
Jan 17, 2018 • 12 min
The most effective leaders know what they should be doing and what they should not be doing. There are some key areas that can only be accomplished by the senior leaders. They cannot be delegated. David takes us through several of the these important i…
Four Questions About Writing
Jan 10, 2018 • 22 min
David answers listener questions about his writing process, tools, and publishing. If you have a question, make sure you go to DavidSpell.com and leave your question in the comments section for today’s show.
Creating a Professional Church Security Team
Jan 3, 2018 • 23 min
David provides nine of the most important areas that a church security team needs to be trained in. We never take it for granted that our people know what to do. We want to train them so they can effectively protect their church from all threats.
Who is Protecting Your Church?
Dec 27, 2017 • 16 min
David continues his series on church security. In this episode, he outlines the type of people that every pastor should be looking for to be a part of their church’s security plan. David provides the pastor and leader with a few requirements that every…
Does Your Church Have a Security Plan?
Dec 20, 2017 • 16 min
As a pastor or leader what are you doing to make sure your people are safe? It seems like every few months we hear about another terrible tragedy taking place at a church. As a career police officer and as a pastor for many years, David gives some tips…
Writing it Down
Dec 13, 2017 • 18 min
What does it take to bring your goals to reality? Just thinking about those goal is not enough. In this episode, David outlines why it is important not only to write them down but also to create action steps to bring them to reality.
Your Best Year Ever?
Dec 6, 2017 • 16 min
What are you doing now to prepare you for the coming year? Are you intentional in setting goals and mapping out where you want to go in your life over the coming twelve months? David provides a simple, effective method to help you set some goals to ens…
From Vision to Action- Part Two
Nov 29, 2017 • 20 min
What does it take to translate our vision into action? To start with, we have to right the right organizational culture. We will never see our vision become reality if our culture is unhealthy. David talks about how to create the right kind of culture …
From Vision to Action
Nov 22, 2017 • 11 min
Most organizations have plenty of vision. They know where they want to go. Their actual practices, however, are often not conducive to seeing that vision fulfilled. What does it take to create an environment in which vision can be realized?
Why Would I Want You on My Team?
Nov 15, 2017 • 10 min
What are the criteria you use when picking team members for your organization? Too often, we allow a dazzling resume cloud our judgment. Talents, skill, and experience are important but not at the expense of character and other qualities. David gives s…
Encore Episode- Letting the Holy Spirit Be Your Coach!
Nov 8, 2017 • 18 min
This is our second most popular episode of all time. What is the Holy Spirit’s ministry in our lives? What does he actually do? How does he help us in our day-to-day living. David gives a great analogy of the Holy Spirit as our personal trainer in life…
Encore Episode- What Does it Take to Lead a Small Group?
Nov 1, 2017 • 24 min
This is one of our most popular episodes and it is worth listening to again. Small groups are one of the most important ways that we can create a growing and healthy church. But to do that, we need great small group leaders. What does it really take to…
Questions About Writing- Part Two
Oct 11, 2017 • 11 min
David continues his discussion on writing, answering a number of listener questions. For most information and helpful links, make sure you check out DavidSpell.com!
Questions About Writing
Oct 4, 2017 • 12 min
David talks about his new fiction series and answers questions from listeners. Make sure you check out the show notes and book links at DavidSpell.com
What About the Shroud of Turin?
Sep 27, 2017 • 12 min
For Christians through the centuries, the Shroud of Turin has been seen as the actual burial cloth of Jesus. For other people, the shroud is nothing more than an elaborate Medieval hoax. David discusses this important piece of physical evidence for the…
Book Review- The Blessed Life
Sep 20, 2017 • 15 min
David discusses Robert Morris’ powerful book, The Blessed Life. There are many Christian books out there that discuss finances, giving, and generosity. This is by far, one of the most balanced and Scripturally based books out there. If you only read on…
What Should the Church be Doing?
Sep 13, 2017 • 17 min
Last week, we discussed whether or not the Church was still relevant. In this episode, David provides some thoughts for what every healthy church should be doing. He also explores what the atmosphere of a healthy local church should look like.
Is the Local Church Still Relevant?
Sep 6, 2017 • 15 min
For many, the idea of Church leaves a bad taste in their mouths. Does the Church still have a role to play in society? Even many well-meaning Christians would argue that Church is just not relevant to them anymore. David tackles this important subject …
Who Were the Gospels Written To?
Aug 30, 2017 • 18 min
What is the historical background of the first four books of the New Testament? Why were they written and who were they written for? These important questions will help us to understand Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John so much better!
Jesus and Leadership Development
Aug 23, 2017 • 18 min
Jesus is easily the greatest leader that ever lived. David looks at five key principles that he used to train his followers. These same ideas can help you become not just a better leader, but a leader who knows how to develop other leaders.
Does the New Testament Teach Tithing?
Aug 16, 2017 • 15 min
Tithing is still a controversial subject in many churches. What we have to do is explore what the Bible has to say and not allow ourselves to be influenced by tradition or inaccurate teaching. David looks at what the New Testament actually says about t…
Who are We Praying To?
Aug 9, 2017 • 10 min
How should Christians respond to the idea of universalism that is prevalent in the world today? Are we all going to be saved, no matter what we believe or who we pray to? What does traditional Christianity have to say about salvation? What did Jesus sa…
Putting Some Punch in Your Workouts!
Aug 2, 2017 • 16 min
In today’s show, David talks about how the heavy punching bag can be a great addition to your workouts. There are many benefits to using the heavy bag in your fitness regimen. You don’t have to be a boxer or martial artist to take advantage of this gre…
Leading Ourselves
Jul 26, 2017 • 15 min
So many people want to step into a leadership role in their jobs. Getting promoted to a supervisory or managerial position is a great goal. What are you doing now to prepare yourself for that step? One of the most important things that we can do is to …
Secrets to Stimulating Muscle Growth
Jul 19, 2017 • 13 min
Have you ever felt like your workouts just were not working out? Have you ever hit a plateau in your training? David gives some great tips and insights to help put some pop back into your training.
Tips for Going to the Next Level in Your Career
Jul 12, 2017 • 16 min
Have you ever felt like you were stuck in your job? Do others seem to be getting promoted ahead of you? What can you do to go to the next level in your career? David shares some great advice to help you get ready for the next step in your professional …
Why Do You Need a Coach?
Jul 5, 2017 • 14 min
Every world class athlete has a coach. World class leaders need coaches, too. How would having a personal coach help you? Many pastors and business leaders especially those in small churches and small companies, do not have anyone to talk to, to bounce…
Do You Need Some Fresh Air?
Jun 28, 2017 • 20 min
Have you ever felt that you were in a rut? Did you know that the doldrums is a real place? Before ships had engines, sailers were terrified of ending up in the doldrums because they knew it would be days or weeks before they got enough wind to sail out…
Who is Influencing and Leading Your Children?
Jun 21, 2017 • 14 min
This is one of the most neglected and overlooked areas of leadership. For those of us who are parents, our children and families should be the primary place where we demonstrate leadership. Our children are the most valuable things that God has entrust…
How to Have a Difficult Conversation with a Team Member
Jun 14, 2017 • 17 min
If you are in a supervisory, management, or leadership role that requires you to hold people accountable, this episode is for you. How do you confront someone who is not performing well, not following organizational guidelines, or who is being disrupti…
The Strange Ending of the Gospel of Mark
Jun 7, 2017 • 14 min
Mark’s Gospel was the first one written. Both Matthew and Luke made extensive use of Mark in their own books. One of the lingering questions through the centuries, though, was why did John Mark end his book like he did? Was it intentional or is there s…
How Can I Become Spiritually Mature?
May 31, 2017 • 18 min
Spiritual Formation is a concept that is talked about a lot in the Church. David gives a great definition of what Spiritual Formation is and talks about how someone can grow in there faith. He gives us six key things that will help someone grow as a Ch…
Should I Write a Book?
May 24, 2017 • 16 min
Have you every thought about writing a book? Some studies indicate that 80 percent or more of Americans feel that they have a book inside of them. Is it realistic for someone with no writing experience to think that they could do this? David gives some…
Thinking About Making a Major Life Change?
May 17, 2017 • 14 min
At some point in our lives, we face a significant change. Some of these are unintentional and have to be managed accordingly. But what about intentional change? Many people consider doing something different in their lives but do not know where to star…
A Key to Learning and a Key to Leading
May 10, 2017 • 12 min
How are leading and learning connected? Why is having a teachable attitude so important for every leader to have? David explores one of the most important aspects of leadership in this exciting episode.
Keys to Becoming the Leader that You Were Intended to Be- Part Two
May 3, 2017 • 13 min
David continues this important discussion on how to become the leader that you were intended to be. We can all get better and we can all become more effective in our leadership.
Keys to Becoming the Leader that You Were Intended to Be- Part One
Apr 26, 2017 • 14 min
David talks about why good leadership is so important and gives several great insights on how you can become a better leader.
Creating the Right Kind of Culture in Your Organization
Apr 19, 2017 • 16 min
Are you happy with the culture in your church or organization? Is it a healthy future? In this episode, David gives some great tips for creating and cultivating a healthy culture in your church, business, or organization.
Saving Easter
Apr 12, 2017 • 13 min
This episode was recorded right before Easter. David shares how Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus saved Easter for all of us. It is amazing how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things!
The Four Roles of a Leader
Apr 5, 2017 • 14 min
David shares some insight from a recent teaching that Phil Pringle delivered on leadership. There are four primary functions that every leader has. Understanding these will help every leader to be more effective.
Should You Start a Blog?
Mar 22, 2017 • 22 min
Blogging continues to be a great way to get your message out to a wider audience. David gives some great advice for both new and old bloggers. He has almost seven years of consistently posting new content several times a week. Should you start a blog?
Lessons Learned from Pastoring in Another Country
Mar 15, 2017 • 20 min
David and Annie served as missionaries in Brazil from 2012 until 2017. David was the Executive Pastor at C3 Church Curitiba. He also worked closely with the other two C3 Churches in Brazil. In this episode, he shares a few of the things he learned from…
The Three P’s of Building a Great Church- Putting it All Together
Mar 8, 2017 • 18 min
In the last several episodes, we have talked about the three P’s: People, Process, and Product. Every area of our church or business can be evaluated through one of these filters. Today, David gives some helpful tips for putting it all together.
The Three P’s of Building a Great Church- Product
Mar 1, 2017 • 14 min
In the previous two episodes, we talked about People and Processes. The third important ingredient to building a great church is our Product. What is it that we are offering? In reality, most churches offer very similar things. If that is the case, why…
The Three P’s of Building a Great Church- Process
Feb 22, 2017 • 19 min
How are your processes and systems working? As Andy Stanley says, “Our results are directly related to our systems.” In other words, we are getting the exact results that our processes are designed for. So, if we are not happy with our results, what ca…
The Three P’s of Building a Great Church- People
Feb 15, 2017 • 17 min
For any leader, in any kind of organization, our people are our greatest resource. In this episode, David talks about creating a great team that will help us build a great church. In the church, everything that we do revolves around people. This is the…
Letting the Holy Spirit Be Your Coach
Feb 8, 2017 • 18 min
What is the Holy Spirit’s ministry in our lives? What does he actually do? How does he help us in our day-to-day living. David gives a great analogy of the Holy Spirit as our personal trainer in life. We need to know how the Holy Spirit is working behi…
Jesus and Meditation
Feb 1, 2017 • 15 min
Did Jesus meditate? Many New Age teachers would have us to believe that Jesus practiced transcendental meditation. The New Testament makes it clear that Jesus did practice a type of meditation that we would do well to emulate!
Five Tips for New Leaders
Jan 25, 2017 • 22 min
David gives some great advice for new leaders. It can be a bit overwhelming at first when you find yourself in a new supervisory or managerial position. David shares from his own experience about how to make the transition into your new role.
Leading Well From the Middle
Jan 18, 2017 • 14 min
Middle Managers are often overlooked in any discussion on leadership. In reality, middle managers play a crucial leadership role in any organization. David discusses the importance of these important managers and leaders.
Making Things Clear
Jan 11, 2017 • 16 min
Clarity is one of the areas of leadership that is not emphasized as much as some of the others. However, as David discusses, clarity is one of the most important aspects of leadership. If the leader does not bring clarity to his team and his organizati…
What are Christianity’s Best Practices?
Jan 4, 2017 • 16 min
We hear the term “best practices” used in the business arena all the time. But what about Christianity? What are the best practices that will help us grow and mature in our faith? David examines several of these in this week’s episode.
Keys to Accomplishing Your Goals!
Dec 28, 2016 • 21 min
Have you ever gotten frustrated trying to accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions or bogged down trying to start new habits? Do you ever wish you could make more progress in accomplishing your goals? David gives some excellent, practical advice to help …
Was Jesus Really the Messiah?
Dec 21, 2016 • 20 min
Christmas is a great time to reflect on our faith. It is also a great time to explore our faith and dig into the Scriptures. The Christmas story is a must-read but what about some of the Old Testament prophecies that pointed to Jesus? Why not make them…
Tips to Avoiding a Blue Christmas
Dec 14, 2016 • 20 min
For many people, the Christmas Season can be a sad and depressing time. It does not have to be that way. David shares some practical tips on how you can avoid the Christmas blues. Learn how to beat the blues this Holiday Season!
When the Door Slams Shut in Your Face
Dec 7, 2016 • 14 min
God doesn’t just ask us to believe things we can’t see. He also often requires us to obey when do not have all the answers or understand everything. David shares a great story about a couple who trusted God when the bottom fell out of their lives.
Lessons Learned from a Bad Boss
Nov 30, 2016 • 9 min
Like most people, I have worked for some great supervisors and leaders and also worked for some really bad ones. I think that I learned more about leadership from the bad ones than the good ones. Here are a few of those leadership lessons.
Book Excerpt from New Testament Snapshots- Joseph of Arimathea
Nov 23, 2016 • 11 min
David gives us a chapter from his newest book, New Testament Snapshots. This book takes us behind the scenes into the lives of eleven of the New Testament’s lesser known characters. They still have so much to teach us!
Things to Look for in a Health Club or a Church
Nov 16, 2016 • 14 min
It is important to have a check list of what to look for when looking for a new fitness center or a new church. There are more similarities than you might think. David gives several tips on what to look for.
Brazil Update- Episode 86
Nov 9, 2016 • 16 min
David gives the latest on what he and Annie are doing in Brazil. They are working as missionaries, based in the city of Curitiba. David updates on us on how the churches are doing there and lets in on a bit of news about the future!
Should Your Church Have Written Job Descriptions?
Nov 2, 2016 • 15 min
Is it important for your Church or organization to have written job descriptions? Aren’t those only for big churches and businesses? David gives several compelling reasons why you should have written job descriptions for your paid staff and for your vo…
Do You Need Some Adventure in Your Life?
Oct 26, 2016 • 14 min
Most people naturally gravitate towards the comfortable and the safe. Those people do not change the world! The people that have the greatest impact are those people who are willing to push their fear and uncertainty aside and follow their big dreams.
Learning to Walk in the Light
Oct 13, 2016 • 18 min
Jesus told his disciples, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not.” Are we putting ourselves in a position to receive revelation from the Holy Spirit? What does it mean to hear God’s voice?
Where Do You Live?
Oct 12, 2016 • 18 min
The world today is a scary place. The media is constantly bombarding us with negative news. For those of us who are Christians, though, we have to remember that we are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. As citizens of the Kingdom, we have to remember t…
Why Your Organization Needs Written Policies
Oct 5, 2016 • 14 min
Having written policies is one of the smartest things any organization can do. Policies help us make decisions, protect the organization, and protect the employees. David gives some valuable insights on why policies are important and how we can develop…
What is Truth?
Sep 28, 2016 • 14 min
Is there really a Universal Truth? Are there multiple different streams of Truth? What do Christians believe about this important topic and why does it matter? David looks into the Gospel of John for some answers on this important topic.
How is Your Vision?
Sep 21, 2016 • 11 min
“Leaders see what others do not.” The thing that sets leaders apart is their ability to see further, to see bigger, and to see more clearly what is in front of them. David talks in this episode about ways that we can develop our own vision as leaders.
How Healthy is Your Team?
Sep 14, 2016 • 15 min
The health of our organization is usually reflected in the health of the leadership team. If the leaders are healthy, the organization is going to be healthy. What are some things that we can do to ensure the health of our leadership teams?
Keeping Our People Motivated
Sep 7, 2016 • 18 min
What can you do as a leader, manager, or supervisor to motivate your team? Being able to motivate people is one of the most important components of our success as a leader. In many cases, though, because of budget constraints and other factors, we can’…
Tips for Getting Promoted
Aug 31, 2016 • 15 min
What would a promotion mean to your career? Better pay, more responsibility, a feeling of accomplishment? David gives some great advice for someone looking to get promoted within their organization. These tips will put you on the right track to get to …
The Importance of Delegation
Aug 24, 2016 • 15 min
Delegation is a vital skill that every leader must master. David draws out several important lessons on delegation from the life of Moses. Learning how to delegate helps us to be a more effective leader and also helps us to develop those who are workin…
The Importance of Investing in Our Teams
Aug 17, 2016 • 12 min
Leaders must never forget that their most valuable resource is their people. Investing in them is a powerful way to invest in our organization. The results of not investing in them can be devastating.
Keys to Creating a Successful Team
Aug 10, 2016 • 14 min
Every good leader knows that their team is the key to their success. We are only as good as our team. David gives his formula for creating a successful and winning team.
Leadership Excellence- Part Three
Aug 3, 2016 • 17 min
David concludes this three part series on ten of the most important aspects of excellent leadership!
Leadership Excellence- Part Two
Jul 27, 2016 • 16 min
In this three part series, David will explore ten characteristics of great leadership. Is leadership something that can be learned? These characteristics are absolutely essential for us in becoming excellent leaders!
Leadership Excellence- Part One
Jul 20, 2016 • 21 min
In this three part series, David will explore ten characteristics of great leadership. Is leadership something that can be learned? These characteristics are absolutely essential for us in becoming excellent leaders!
What Does it Take to Lead a Small Group?
Jul 13, 2016 • 24 min
Last week, David discussed the importance of a healthy small groups program for your church. Today, David provides some tips on what it takes to lead a group. What are some of the requirements you should have for your leaders? David also discusses some…
Are Small Groups Really that Important?
Jul 6, 2016 • 15 min
David talks about why a healthy small groups program is a must for every church. He gives some great tips on how small groups can help build your church and reduce the workload for the pastor.
Why are the Gospels Still Important?
Jun 29, 2016 • 17 min
After 2000 years, people are still reading the four Gospels found in the New Testament. What is it that makes these books still relevant? What do they have to say to a modern audience? Why are they still so popular?
Leadership Lessons from Bobby Cox
Jun 22, 2016 • 19 min
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Bobby Cox was one of the best ever. He is number four on the all time win list for managers. In this episode of Leading and Learning, David pulls some great leadership lessons from Bobby’s life.
Tips for What Not to Do in the Gym
Jun 15, 2016 • 12 min
David gives some practical and humorous dos and don’ts of being a gym member. If you workout at a health club, at some point you have done one of these or complained about someone else doing them!
The Different Types of Police Agencies
Jun 8, 2016 • 16 min
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different kinds of police agencies? This is a question that people often ask David. He gives us some insight into why there are different types of police departments and what their responsibilities are.
Rabbi Jesus and His Band of Merry Men
Jun 1, 2016 • 14 min
Jesus was not the only Rabbi in Palestine in the First Century. He did, however, do things differently. David gives us a fascinating look at how Jesus chose and how he trained his disciples.
The Importance of Momentum
May 25, 2016 • 10 min
Why is momentum so important for the leader? What can we do to create momentum? David gives some great advice on how to create momentum in your life and in your organization.
Healing in the New Testament
May 18, 2016 • 17 min
What does the New Testament say about healing? Was healing just a thing of the past or does God still heal people today? David provides some excellent insights into this important subject.
Aristarchus- The Kind of Person that Every Leader Needs
May 11, 2016 • 12 min
Aristarchus does not have a lot written about him in the New Testament. What we do have, though, shows us that he was the kind of person that every leader wishes he had more of!
Tips for Reading the Book of Acts
May 4, 2016 • 15 min
The Acts of the Apostles is one of, if not the, most exciting books in the New Testament. It covers the first 30 years of Church History, but more importantly, it tells the story of the men and women who took the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Luke w…
Learning to Sleep During the Day
Apr 27, 2016 • 17 min
David gives some great advice to shift workers. He spent many years working crazy shifts with the police department. He knows what works and what doesn’t.
Tips for Reading the Letter to the Galatians
Apr 20, 2016 • 15 min
Galatians is one of Paul’s most powerful letters. He deals with a subject that we still need help with today. David provides some important tips for reading this important letter.
What is God’s Plan for the World Today?
Apr 13, 2016 • 10 min
Ever wonder what God is up to in the world today? Is God still active in the affairs of men? Has God’s strategy to reach the world changed over the last 2000 years?
Why is Regular Exercise so Important?
Apr 6, 2016 • 14 min
Exercise can be torture or drudgery or it can be the key to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Which would you prefer? Don’t become another health statistic! Maybe it is time to create some positive health habits in your life!
What Do Christians Really Believe?
Mar 30, 2016 • 15 min
David discusses a few of the key components of Christian theology. Christianity’s basic beliefs have not changed in almost 2000 years. It is very important that we all are rooted and grounded in our faith.
Why is Easter Still Important?
Mar 23, 2016 • 10 min
Why is Easter still important?
Tips for Reading the Gospel of Luke
Mar 16, 2016 • 15 min
Luke’s Gospel was originally part of a two-volume set that included the Acts of the Apostles. David provides some excellent insights into this exciting narrative of the life of Jesus.
Common Mistakes When Lifting Weights
Mar 9, 2016 • 19 min
Weight training is an important part of any fitness regimen. Lifting weights can build bigger muscles, develop strength, increase bone density, and strengthen joints. Done improperly, however, weight training can cause serious injuries. David gives som…
Why the Local Church?
Mar 2, 2016 • 12 min
Is the Church still relevant? Does the Church still have a place in the world today or has it outlived its usefulness. David explores these important questions.
Tips for Creating a Successful Blog
Feb 24, 2016 • 21 min
Have you ever thought about starting a blog? Do you have a blog but want to take it to the next level? David shares some great tips to help you create a successful and influential blog.
Why Do Christians Believe that Jesus is God?
Feb 17, 2016 • 15 min
Every world religion has something to say about who Jesus was. Christianity teaches that Jesus was God incarnate. God became a Man and lived among us. Why is that Christians believe this? There are several really important reasons why Christians believ…
Why Do People Follow You?
Feb 10, 2016 • 12 min
What is it that makes people want to follow you? As we have talked about in previous episodes, there are many important leadership characteristics. This one, though, is probably the most important. This is a quality no leader can afford to be without.
The Key to God’s Blessings
Feb 3, 2016 • 12 min
Have you ever prayed, “God, please bless me!” Did you know that God has already answered that prayer? In fact, you have the key to unlock your own blessing!
Getting Out of the Ditch
Jan 27, 2016 • 14 min
Have you ever felt like you were stuck at a certain point in your life? At some point we all get bogged down and can struggle to get ourselves unstuck and moving again. David gives some excellent advice on how to to get out of the ditch and start makin…
The Importance of Writing Our Goals Down
Jan 20, 2016 • 14 min
Setting goals is an important practice. Writing our goals down, though, is a very important part of that process. In this episode, David gives several reasons why we need to write our goals down.
The Building Blocks of Leadership
Jan 13, 2016 • 14 min
There are so many things that can be discussed when talking about leadership. Here, David provides some key components of leadership. What other building blocks of leadership can you think of?
Keys to Reading Your Bible More
Jan 6, 2016 • 13 min
Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution to read your Bible more in the coming year? Maybe you planned on reading the Bible through in a year but got bogged down in Leviticus. In this episode, David gives some great advice to help all of us get on tr…
How to Stick to Your Health and Fitness Goals for the New Year
Dec 30, 2015 • 16 min
We have all made New Year’s Resolutions about losing weight, getting in shape, and exercising more. And we have all failed in our attempts to keep those resolutions. In today’s episode, David gives some very helpful and practical tips on how we can act…
Five Secrets to Accomplishing Your Goals
Dec 23, 2015 • 16 min
What is the secret to setting and accomplishing one’s goals? David uncovers a few secrets to help you set the right goals and then to accomplish them! Let this year be the year that you make some positive changes in your life.
Should I Get a Gun?
Dec 16, 2015 • 16 min
More and more people are asking this question. This is not a question that anyone should take lightly. David had many years of Law Enforcement experience and was a civilian firearms instructor. In this episode, he provides some simple, but practical qu…
Keys to Avoiding a Blue Christmas
Dec 9, 2015 • 15 min
Many people struggle with depression during the holidays. What are some ways we can avoid depression and really enjoy this special time of the year?
Tips for Making a Major Life Change
Dec 2, 2015 • 12 min
David provides some important keys to making a major life change. He and Annie made a major life change themselves a few years ago when they moved to Brazil. In this episode, learn what helped David and Annie make the decisions they made.
Is the New Testament Complete?
Nov 25, 2015 • 23 min
Are there any books that should be included in the New Testament? Are there any textual issues with those that are included in the New Testament? David gives us a fascinating glimpse into this important subject.
Tips for Reading the Gospel of Matthew
Nov 18, 2015 • 17 min
David provides some great tips for getting the most out of Matthew’s story of Jesus!.
A Little Bit of Salt
Nov 11, 2015 • 14 min
What did Jesus mean when he said, “You are the salt of the earth?” How are Christians to be salt today? This is still a very powerful principle that Jesus’ followers must never forget!
The Two Faces of Leadership
Nov 4, 2015 • 13 min
The Apostle Paul describes the two faces of leadership in his first letter to the church at Thessalonica. Both of these leadership “faces” are important and the effective must know how to use both of them.
Keys to Hearing from God
Oct 28, 2015 • 16 min
Do you ever have trouble discerning what God’s will is? Have you ever wished that God would just send you a text or email so you would know what to do? I think we have all felt this way at some time or other. Today’s episode provides some practical adv…
Tips for Public Speaking with a Translator
Oct 21, 2015 • 17 min
Using a translator is an important skill for anyone doing cross-cultural ministry or business. David gives some great advice on how to be effective using a translator.
Why Would Anyone Want to Become a Police Officer?
Oct 14, 2015 • 14 min
David was a police officer for almost 30 years and retired as a lieutenant a few years ago. In this episode, he talks about the difficulty of being a police officer in today’s social climate. He also deals with the question of why young men and women s…
Why are Small Groups so Important?
Oct 7, 2015 • 15 min
There is a reason that almost all successful churches have some type of small groups program. It is because that they work. David gives several reasons why a small groups program is a must for every church.
Introduction to Kingdom Leadership
Sep 30, 2015 • 19 min
What did Jesus have to say about leadership? What does the New Testament teach about leading others? David provides a powerful overview of Kingdom Leadership.
The Essence of the Christian Life
Sep 23, 2015 • 15 min
What is the essence of the Christian Life? Is it a list of rules to be observed? Is it a philosophy to be followed? Or is it something else entirely?
Police Flashbacks
Sep 16, 2015 • 10 min
On a recent ministry trip, David and Annie had an interesting experience that gave David flashbacks to his police days.
Why We Should Study Church History
Sep 9, 2015 • 14 min
Looking at where we have come from is important on many levels. A study of Church History will help us to understand where we are going and, hopefully, help us to keep from making some of the mistakes that others have made. Learning from the past will …
Keys to Understanding the Gospel of John
Sep 2, 2015 • 12 min
The Gospel of John is a fascinating look at the life of Jesus. It has a completely different point-of-view from Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Yet, John’s story complements rather than contradicts the other Gospels. David provides some helpful insights into …
Tips for Living Better, Longer
Aug 26, 2015 • 13 min
The studies keep coming out showing how we are killing ourselves with so many unhealthy habits. We have made incredible progress in medicine yet so many people persist in lifestyles that are going to send them to an early grave.
Leading From the Middle
Aug 19, 2015 • 10 min
We hear a lot of talk about leading from the front. What about middle management? They don’t get many opportunities to lead from the front. How can middle managers impact and influence their organizations for years to come?
Driving in Brazil
Aug 12, 2015 • 12 min
Driving in Brazil is not nearly as challenging as some of the other countries I have driven in. There still were a number of things that I had to adjust to when Annie and I moved to Curitiba. This is a amusing and interesting look at driving in Brazil.
Running to Win
Aug 5, 2015 • 8 min
The Apostle Paul had some things to say about the Race that we are all running. What does it take to win this Race? What causes some people to fail?
What is on the Other Side of the Door?
Jul 29, 2015 • 8 min
Have you ever been afraid to take a step into the unknown? We all want to experience a rewarding and fulfilling life. To know that kind of life, though, often requires stepping through doorways where we do not know what is on the other side.
Using Your Commute to Be More Productive
Jul 22, 2015 • 9 min
If you have any kind of a commute to work, this podcast is for you. How can you use that time in the car to be more productive? You might be surprised at some of the things you can do to improve yourself and get some work done.
Keys to Understanding the Gospel of Mark
Jul 15, 2015 • 17 min
David provides some excellent tips to help us as we explore Mark’s Gospel. The Gospel of Mark is one of the most powerful books ever written. Let’s dig in together!
One Way or Many?
Jul 8, 2015 • 14 min
Are there multiple ways to God or is there only one way to God? Is there an ultimate truth that we can know and experience or is truth merely relative for each person?
Living Your Best Life
Jul 1, 2015 • 9 min
What would it take for you to live your best life? So many people just drift through life with no plan or purpose. In this episode, David offers several great keys to help you unlock your best life!
What Do Missionaries Do?
Jun 25, 2015 • 14 min
David gives a behind-the-scenes look at what he and Annie are doing in Brazil as they train leaders and help plant churches.
Keeping Employees Motivated During a Difficult Economy
Jun 17, 2015 • 12 min
David provides some practical tips for business owners, managers, and supervisors that they can use to help keep their people motivated. Many businesses do not have the cash flow to give pay raises or bonuses right now but there are other ways that lea…
Loyalty or Leaving the Body in the Cave?
Jun 10, 2015 • 9 min
Why is loyalty such an important aspect of leadership? In this episode, we talk about how loyalty is so often overlooked but is essential if we are going to be effective.
Advice for New Leaders
Jun 3, 2015 • 9 min
David gives some excellent tips for new leaders. If you are enjoying the podcast, could you take just a moment and go to iTunes and give Leading and Learning a quick review? That would help me so much!
How Do I Keep My Faith Alive and Growing?
May 27, 2015 • 9 min
David offers some practical advice on how to keep our faith strong during difficult times.
Tips for Studying the Bible- Part Two
May 20, 2015 • 11 min
David gives some more helpful tips to make your Bible study time more productive and meaningful.
Tips for Studying the Bible
May 13, 2015 • 10 min
David provides some valuable tips on how to study the Bible more effectively.
Jesus’ Most Important Message
May 6, 2015 • 8 min
The Sermon on the Mount was Jesus’ longest teaching and certainly His most important. This radical sermon gives the clearest picture of how Jesus intended for his followers to live.
Keys to Getting Promoted
Apr 29, 2015 • 8 min
What would it take for you to go to the next level at your job? David provides some practical tips to help you get that promotion that you have been wanting for so long.
Brazil Update- A Little of Our Journey
Apr 22, 2015 • 11 min
David answers some frequently asked questions about what he and Annie are doing in Brazil.
What are Christianity’s Best Practices?
Apr 15, 2015 • 8 min
The phrase “best practices” is used a lot in the business and human resources fields. What are some of the best practices for our spiritual lives?
The Stuff of Leadership
Apr 8, 2015 • 7 min
David discusses several key components of what good leadership looks like.
Why Easter?
Apr 1, 2015 • 6 min
David discusses why Easter is so important. He also deals with several disturbing questions that Easter brings up.
Tips for Making a Major Life Change
Mar 24, 2015 • 9 min
Have you ever wanted to make a major life change? Maybe you want to change careers. Maybe you are considering moving to another country. Maybe you are thinking about getting married. These are all major life changes. In this episode, David provides som…