Noah reflects on the macro problems facing the Church in light of the Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed docuseries, The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill Podcast, and the Willow Creek scandal.
Ep. 24, Interview with Tyler St. Clair on dealing with the grind and insecurity of pastoring + race & the Church
Noah interviews Tyler St. Clair on his church planting journey in the inner city of Detroit, MI. Tyler is the lead pastor of Cornerstone Church Detroit in Detroit, Michigan. He also serves as the network lead for Church in Hard Places in Acts 29’s S. Midwest Network. Tyler talks about dealing with the grind of pastoring and church planting, and the insecurity that most pastors deal with in wanting larger ministries or more recognition. This insecurity is similar to what every person faces in that we all look for something to give us our value, approval, and acceptance…all the things Jesus offers to us in the gospel when we know we our identity as the Father’s beloved sons and daughters.
Your “Big Dreams for God” Can End Up Crushing You
I started my church 11 years ago with big dreams for God. Church planting networks want people with big dreams for God. We create huge conferences to encourage people to dream big dreams for God. At this point your “cynic radar” is already starting to go off as you read this. Bear with me a […]
How my Transforming Community took me from performance-striving to deep rest
An abbreviated version of this article was published on the Transforming Center’s website: What does transforming leadership look like for Pastor Noah Filipiak? Here is the full version: I love seminary. I have one seminary degree and look forward to going back for more. With that said, my experience in a Transforming […]
Bryan Loritts, Pastor & Author – Episode 30 – On Multi-Ethnic Church, Ministry Leadership & Identity in Christ
Pastor Bryan Loritts discusses how to become a multi-ethnic church, as well as the cost and challenges therein. Noah Filipiak also asks Pastor Bryan for help in navigating the Christian subculture of church planting, pastoring and being an author in a way where we don’t end up measuring ourselves by performance-oriented metrics. You can listen […]
4 Soul-Level Ways to Avoid Ministry Burnout
Ministry burnout; despair; discouragement. This 3-headed monster and its ugly cousins usually come visit me when I ponder how much “bad” is out there in contrast to my ability to do anything about it. The Bible commands me to do something about it, but that can’t mean I’m to live in debilitating despair, right? Because […]