The Beauty of Podcasts
I don’t know about you but I LOVE podcasts! The amount and depth of free (completely and totally free!) information is simply overwhelming. You can find and listen to podcasts about literally any topic, from science fiction writing help to Christian leadership training. These podcasts range from amateur hosts to professional leaders in every conceivable field. The content they share ranges from purely entertaining to truly life changing.
How I discovered the World of Podcasts
I started listening to podcasts sometime around December of 2014. I was simply looking for archived sermons from some pastors that I respect. The search opened my eyes to the vast virtual content available from some of the best and brightest minds of our time. It also showed me the possibilities of reaching niche audiences far more effectively than I could have ever imagined.
Since then, I have come across and sampled at least a hundred different podcasts. Many have fallen off of my “subscribe” list but the few that remain continue to make a big impact in my life on a daily and weekly basis.
My Top 9 Christian Leadership Podcasts
If you read my 10 Male Christian Bloggers post, then you are aware that this kind of list is not exhaustive and excludes many great names. But, for the sake of pointing you to some great content, I have narrowed it down to these 9 choices.
Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast | careynieuwhof.com/mypodcast
Ever wish you could have a conversation with some of the top leaders in ministry today? Well, that’s what Carey’s leadership podcast is designed to bring you. All if of it is designed to help you—and your team—to lead like never before.
I love this podcast because Carey speaks with great Christian leaders from a wide array of leadership positions, bringing wisdom that we can all use.
Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast | www.life.church/leadershippodcast
Perry Noble Leadership Podcast | perrynoble.com/podcast
I love this podcast because it brings a no holds barred look at what it takes to really be a Christian leader.
Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast | andystanley.com
Helping leaders go further.
I love this podcast because it’s a compilation of great leadership lessons from a widely trusted Christian leader.
Rainer on Leadership | thomrainer.com/podcast
Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Breakout Churches, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Simple Life, Simple Church, Raising Dad, The Millennials, and Essential Church. His recent book, I Am a Church Member.
I love this podcast because Thom and co-host Jonathan reveal leadership truths while looking at trends and details in Church leadership.
Read to Lead Podcast | readtoleadpodcast.com
Love reading? Then you’ll love this podcast. Desire to stretch and grow by reading more, but haven’t been able to make it happen? Find encouragement here. And in the meantime, learn more than you ever thought possible. I have seen from personal experience the important role intentional and consistent reading can play in honing leadership skills and advancing personal growth. I am a firm believer in the mantra, “Leaders Read and Readers Lead.”
I love this podcast because I love reading and I love hearing the authors of great leadership books sharing wisdom from their lives.
The Leadership Momentum Podcast | www.stewardshipcentral.org/podcast
The Leadership Momentum Podcast brings the world’s top church leaders into the room to candidly share their inspirational wisdom and bold advice. Chris Brown digs deep into the issues related to church leadership, the personal lives of pastors, and the importance of stewardship.
I love this podcast because it is much like Carey Nieuwhof’s podcast, bringing in great leaders to share their leadership wisdom.
Jesus Culture Leadership Podcast | jesusculture.com/podcasts
In an effort to come alongside and resource leaders across the world, Jesus Culture releases monthly leadership podcasts. These unique sessions are a dynamic time for leaders to interact with Jesus Culture and each other, network, and get plugged into various resources. There are teachings from Jesus Culture staff as well as guest speakers who bring powerful messages specific to what you face as a leader. Their main goal in creating this resource is to provide an interactive way to connect with and encourage leaders across the globe.
I love this podcast because it has a more supernatural overtone to it.
Gospel-Driven Entrepreneur | gospeldrivenentrepreneur.com
Gospel-Driven Entrepreneur cultivates inspiring conversation around the theology of work for entrepreneurs. We believe that the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, wrapped in the truth that “He has done what we cannot do for ourselves”, plays itself out in every square inch of our lives as believers.
I love this podcast because it shows entrepreneurs and business leaders who actually live out the gospel with integrity in the marketplace.
Who Are You Listening To?
These are just some of my favorite podcasts. I’d love to hear from you! Who are you listening to? Leave a comment below to share some of your favorite podcasts.