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As someone deeply passionate about the church and its teachings, I find church podcasts an invaluable resource. They offer a dynamic way to stay informed and inspired in our faith journey.

I’ve spent countless hours listening to various church-related podcasts, each offering unique insights and perspectives. Here are my picks for the best podcasts in the space.

8 Best Church Podcasts

Dive into these top 8 church podcasts for expert insights:

  1. BibleProject with Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins
  2. The Village Church Podcast with Matt Chandler
  3. Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast by Life.Church
  4. The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast with Carey Nieuwhof
  5. Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast with Lysa TerKeurst
  6. 5 Leadership Questions with Todd Adkins & Dan Iten
  7. The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast with Ed Stetzer
  8. Commons Church Podcast by Commons Church

Best Church Podcasts Overview

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1. BibleProject with Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins

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Summary:
BibleProject offers an engaging exploration of biblical themes and stories, making complex ideas approachable and relevant.

What You'll Learn:
Listeners will gain insights into biblical narratives, theological concepts, and practical applications in daily life—enhancing both knowledge and faith.

Why You Should Listen:
This podcast is ideal for those seeking to deepen their understanding of the bible in a contemporary and accessible way.

Best Episode:

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About The Host:
Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins combine theological expertise and creative storytelling. Timothy, a theologian, and Jonathan, a writer and creative director, make a dynamic duo in bringing the bible's rich stories to life.

Listener’s Review:

“I grew up in a very fundamental and different theological tradition just to put it short. I had a really big crises of faith about a year ago and so I started listening to this podcast.” - Mick McDavid

Find more theology podcasts here.

2. The Village Church Podcast - Sermons with Matt Chandler

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Summary:
This podcast brings the essence of The Village Church's sermons to listeners worldwide, offering insights into scripture, church history, and Christian living.

What You'll Learn:
Listeners are treated to a mix of sermon recaps, theological discussions, and practical advice for living a faith-filled life. The podcast navigates complex topics with clarity and conviction.

Why You Should Listen:
If you’re looking for a podcast that combines deep theological insights with practical life lessons, this is the perfect choice. It's ideal for those who want to deepen their understanding of Christian teachings.

Best Episode:

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About The Host:
Matt Chandler, the lead pastor at The Village Church, is renowned for his compelling teaching style and deep understanding of the Bible. He brings a unique blend of passion and clarity to his sermons, inspiring listeners to deepen their relationship with God through scripture. Find him on LinkedIn.

Listener’s Review:

I love catching his sermons each week! He does a great job of helping me to keep my eyes up rather than “naval gazing”! He disciples me weekly and I can recommend his teaching/sermons over and over again as I disciple others because he stays true to God’s word.” - KarenPage

Find more sermon podcasts here.

3. Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast by Life.Church

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Summary:
This podcast focuses on leadership within the context of the church. Craig Groeschel offers practical advice and spiritual wisdom for current and aspiring church leaders.

What You'll Learn:
You’ll learn about effective leadership, personal development, and ways to inspire and guide others in their faith journey. Groeschel shares his experiences and insights on leading a large, dynamic church.

Why You Should Listen:
Ideal for anyone in a leadership role or aspiring to be a leader in the church. Groeschel's experience and insights are invaluable for personal and spiritual growth.

Best Episode:
"Leading Through Crisis" offers profound insights into leading with faith and wisdom during challenging times.

Links To Listen:

About The Host:
Craig Groeschel, the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, is known for his innovative approach to ministry and his commitment to making church accessible to everyone. Moreover, his leadership and teachings continue to inspire Christians globally. Find him on LinkedIn.

Listener’s Review:

“I 100% am the the leader I am today because of your investment in me through this resource! 5 stars isn’t enough!!” - Luke Wycuff

4. The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast with Carey Nieuwhof

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Summary:
This podcast offers a unique blend of spiritual guidance, leadership insights, and practical advice for modern believers.

What You'll Learn:
Listeners will explore various aspects of faith, leadership in a church setting, and strategies for personal growth and community engagement.

Why You Should Listen:
This podcast is ideal for those seeking to blend their spiritual and leadership aspirations with practical, real-world applications.

Best Episode:

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About The Host:
Carey Nieuwhof is a renowned spiritual leader and influencer, brings years of experience in church leadership and spiritual guidance. Find Carey on LinkedIn and on his personal website.

Listener’s Review:

“I started listening to this podcast around age 15 working as a landscaper. I gathered so many insights from the ideas, concepts, and wisdom shared. But more significantly, I gained vision on what I am called to do in this world and the impact I am intended to make in the lives of others.” - Rocky Santo

5. Proverbs 31 Ministries Podcast with Lysa Terkeurst

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Summary:
This podcast focuses on empowering women in their faith journey, blending biblical wisdom with practical life advice.

What You'll Learn:
Listeners gain insights into scripture, particularly as it applies to the challenges and opportunities faced by women of faith.

Why You Should Listen:
Perfect for women seeking a deeper connection with their faith and practical guidance for living out biblical principles in daily life.

Best Episode:

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About The Host:
Lysa TerKeurst is a speaker and author. Find out more about Lysa on her website.

6. 5 Leadership Questions Podcast on Church Leadership with Todd Adkins & Dan Iten

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Summary:
This podcast addresses key leadership questions within the church, offering valuable insights for church leaders and volunteers.

What You'll Learn:
Listeners will discover strategies for effective leadership, team building, and personal development within the church context.

Why You Should Listen:
Essential listening for anyone in a leadership role in the church, or those aspiring to lead, seeking practical and spiritual guidance.

Best Episode:

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About The Hosts:
Todd Adkins and Dan Iten, both experienced in church leadership and ministry, bring a wealth of practical knowledge and insights.

7. The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast with Ed Stetzer

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Summary:
This podcast offers insights into church leadership and ministry, addressing key challenges and opportunities in modern church settings.

What You'll Learn:
Listeners will discover strategies for effective ministry, leadership development, and navigating contemporary issues in church leadership.

Why You Should Listen:
Ideal for church leaders and those interested in the dynamics of church management and pastoral care.

Best Episode:

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About The Host:
Hosted by Ed Stetzer, an author and Baptist pastor. Find Ed on LinkedIn.

Listener’s Review:

“I have been listening since this started and always look forward to every new podcast. I listen to a number of Christian podcasts and this is the most helpful due to the breadth of guests and the way topics are discussed.” - BillyWonkaXV

8. Commons Church Podcast by Commons Church

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Summary:
This podcast delves into sermons and discussions on faith, theology, and community life within a church context.

What You'll Learn:
Listeners will gain insights into scriptural interpretations, theological discussions, and practical aspects of living a faith-centered life.

Why You Should Listen:
Perfect for those seeking a deeper understanding of theology and how it applies to everyday life within a church community.

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About The Host:
Commons Church, based in Calgary, Canada, is known for its inclusive approach to faith and community engagement. Find out more about them on LinkedIn.

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By Ashley Vaughan

Since she began leading worship at the age of 15, Ashley has always been passionate about supporting the local church and leading others into worship. For the past 10 years she has been leading worship teams and finds much joy and fulfillment in empowering and raising up other leaders. Ashley is a song writer with Worship Central Canada and has had the incredible opportunity to travel and lead worship, while collaborating with other worship leaders.