Category Archives: Video

Creating God Space – Doug Pollock Expert Interview (SNEAK PEEK)

Suffering from “evangiphobia?” Been turned off by evangelistic methods in the past? Trying to figure out how to start spiritual conversations with your friends, co-workers, and family members without turning them off? … then maybe it’s time to learn how to create some “God Space”! Doug Pollock, author of “God Space”, and co-author of the award winning book, “Irresistible Evangelism” will be serving as our guide in this interview to help us cross the us / them divide.

To view the full interview with Doug Pollock, sign up for a ServeCoach membership right here.

Doug PollockAbout Doug Pollock

Doug’s passion for spiritual conversations has taken him to 36 different countries, six of our seven continents, and throughout most of the United States. Doug is committed to helping Christ followers increase the quality and quantity of their spiritual conversations in natural, doable, and practical ways. He is convinced that the church must leave the building on Sunday equipped to engage the culture with conversations that create plausibility for the Christian faith in the Monday through Saturday world.

You can find out more information about Doug at this website:

Committing To God’s Long View – Expert Interview with Doug Roe (SNEAK PEEK)

How do we commit to the long haul project God is working out through you? Pastor Doug Roe shares in depth many words of wisdom as he reflects on 20 years of reaching out in his city. Doug connects with the heart when he explains the vital importance of having a deep call from God.

To watch the full interview, visit

About Doug Roe

Doug Roe is the Founding Pastor of the Dayton Vineyard, “A pretty good church.” Doug planted the Vineyard 15 years ago. Doug’s passion is to reach broken, hurting people from all walks of life, restoring dignity and empowering people to do ministry. His life mission is “to leave Dayton better than I found it.” In Doug’s approach to ministry, he strives to be both spiritual and smart at the same time. With the help of some good friends, the Dayton Vineyard has grown from a few people to regular attendance of more than 3000 per week.

How To Re-Engage The Church: Expert Interview with Ike Reighard SNEAK PEEK

This is one of the most moving expert interviews to date. Pastor Ike Reighard shares with us how his trek has taken him from large churches he has started all the way to smaller works that have been renewed. This is the story of renewal.

How many times have you seen churches that have lost the steam that was once behind their backs? To lose momentum is not the end of the world for any of us. It is however a significant factor to mix in with what we are facing. God is up to the notion of renewing congregations. We need to have a hopeful approach to things. We are hopefully going to find the way forward in all that is going on.

There are multitudes of churches in America today that have great facilities but lack the essential leadership that is needed to put those facilities to the proper use. Ike  believes we are standing on the edge of some great changes in the American church scene. We need to open our hearts to doing things a little differently however. We are the ones who are able to rearrange the details of the local church such that the old can work with the new. With the interworking of the old with the new we can build churches that are going to be established in full on strength.

To watch the full interview, visit

About Ike Reighard

Ike has served at Piedmont Church since January 2006 (as Interim Pastor) and became the Lead Pastor in February 2007.  Prior to Piedmont, over his career he was the Founding Pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia; he was the Lead Pastor at the North Campus of First Baptist Church of Atlanta; he was the Senior Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia (recognized as the 2nd fastest growing church in the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership.)  While serving at NorthStar Church and Piedmont Church, Ike was the Chief People Officer of Homebanc Mortgage in Atlanta, Georgia (recognized for four  consecutive years as one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For while he was the CPO.)

Ike is the author of three books – Treasures from the Dark, Discovering Your Northstar, and Discovering Your Northstar Journal.  He  has co-authored a daily devotional book with Zig Ziglar that is scheduled to be released by Tyndale House in the Fall of 2009.

Ike is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mercer University (B.A. – Religion.)  He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry  degrees from Luther Rice Seminary.

Ike and his wife Robin have two daughters – Danielle and Abigail.

The E2 Evangelism Experience – Expert Interview with Dave Workman SNEAK PEEK

We join Pastor Dave Workman as he shares with us the power and excitement of “E2” – here we get into the notion that evangelism is an easy matter at some points but it is a complicated one on other counts. We need to come to see the notion of evangelism as something that can be learned from each time we go out to engage the community. God desires to specifically lead us along the lines of what we are up to in terms of getting a spiritual plan going.

Imagine you get with your team, you pray for specific guidance, then when you are able to discern the direction God is providing you can be led out in an especially effective way.

He illustrates this approach to sharing God’s love with lots of stories that convey the excitement we can get from being led by God’s Spirit.

Along with the message we come to share there is the question of how do we best convey that notion of God’s love. God has a lot to say about that. With E2 we are getting involved in an adventure that takes us out into the highways and byways of life – E2 shows us that we can relax and allow God to direct our paths as we get involved in the lives of others. We are going to learn a lot about how to hear from God in the context of the evangelism conveying of things. God can lead us to the right place, the right time, the right setting. He has much to say about that if we are listening. E2 is an approach to doing evangelism that allows us to hear of God’s plan to connect with people we are out there to love.

To see the full interview, head on over to

About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is senior pastor of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, a church of over 6,000 weekend attendees. Starting in 1985, the Vineyard pioneered a unique form of outreach called servant evangelism. Workman is considered an atmosphere architect in the evolution of the church. After leading worship for twelve years and developing celebration/programming teams for eight weekly celebrations, he began regularly teaching as a primary speaker. In 2000, Dave stepped into the role of senior pastor. He and his wife, Anita, live in Mason, Ohio, and have two grown children.

ServeCoach Video Walkthrough + Launch Updates

We just posted over at a video walkthrough of the new website that is going LIVE tomorrow, May 6th! This 8 minute video will show you exactly what you get with a membership. Head over there right now and watch this video:

LAUNCH UPDATE goes LIVE tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific. I’ll be sitting down with Lance Ford, from, to answer several last-minute questions and explain some important aspects of this training. Make sure you’re on this webcast with me tomorrow at 3PM Eastern / 12 PM Pacific! The webcast will be live at Immediately following the webcast, will go live.


Fast Mover Bonus #1 – First 50 Only

Ok, this is a biggie…

For the first 50 people who join, I will schedule a one-on-one strategy session where we can discuss your ideas and how you should proceed.

And if you don’t think we can get much accomplished in 30-minutes, think again!

Prior to our first call, you’ll fill out an information sheet where you’ll give me all the details about your ministry. (NOTE: You’ll find the mere act of filling out this info sheet to be valuable all by itself.) This way I’ll be able to prepare for our call ahead of time and fully maximize the time that we have.

Value: Priceless

Fast Mover Bonus #2 – First 500 Only

When we were cleaning out the vault we found my original presentation on servant evangelism on the church satellite network. Though the clothes and hairstyles of the audience will have you laughing, the content has never been needed more. It’s just as appropriate for you doing ministry in 2009, as it was fifteen years ago in 1994.

This 3 hour training seminar has been broken down into 6 lessons and includes PDF notes for you to download, print out, and fill out as you watch the videos.

Value: $99

OK, now you know about the bonuses being offered, so make sure you’re ready for the launch tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific!


P.S. – We have a large number of people on our list, visiting the blog, and leaving comments. All of this has come without much “publicity” – this is all from our own internal list.

I have no way of knowing how many people will register for, but I DO know that the first bonus will go very fast.

So if you want to grab one of those spots, then be ready tomorrow when we open.

The Mike Slaughter Interview

***Thanks to Tim in Berea, OH who sent over an ultra-optimized video file that’s only 60MB!***

Mike Slaughter shares his heart as it relates to over 30 years of solid ministry at Ginghamsburg Church at Tipp City (Dayton), Ohio. Slaughter reflects upon how his initial church growth strategy misfired. He had to get a vision from on high.

His pathway has been marked by moderate but consistent growth ever since. That same growth has been repeated year after year as he has sought to disciple small numbers of people in his span of care – never more than a dozen people at a time though. Hear how that simple approach to outward care continues to transform the lives of his leaders and his city today.

He shares thoughts on the makings of the church that is destined for outwardness that leads to health. It is an exciting perspective that will lift your heart and mind.

Here’s the MP3 of the interview you can listen to or download. It is 84MB (we’ll get this smaller soon).

Slaughter’s newest book is in the final creative stages with the publishers:
Change The World - rediscovering the ministry and message of Jesus.
Release date of January, 2010 (Abingdon Press).

3-50-mslaughter-2009About Mike Slaughter
Chief Dreamer, Ginghamsburg Church
Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church and spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations.  His life-long passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free has now made him a tireless and leading advocate for the displaced children, women and men of Darfur, Sudan, named by the U.N. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.  Under Mike’s leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church “media reformation” and cyberministry, with the Ginghamsburg website averaging 50,000 visits monthly from around the world.  Since initiating The Sudan Project in January 2005, Ginghamsburg has invested over $3.7 million into humanitarian relief in Darfur.  The resultant agricultural project, child development program and safe water initiative are expanding to reach a quarter of a million Sudanese refugees and villagers.  As a mentor, Mike travels globally to speak and use his “gift of irritation” to equip ministry leaders to minimize brick and maximize mission so that they may fully deploy the mission of Jesus into the world.  Mike is also the author of multiple books for church leaders.  For more information about Mike, visit

How Much Money Is Needed to Start Servant Evangelism?

A number of readers wrote in to us, sharing their desire to reach people in their community, but were frustrated due to a lack of finances. I hope this video helps you move forward, no matter what your financial situation.

Also, you will want to check back this Thursday to watch my interview with Mike Slaughter, pastor of Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH. We’ll be talking about how it’s time to rediscover our apostolic DNA and become the church Christ intended us to be. To stay in the loop, sign up your name and email in the form on the right side of the page.

Steve Sjo

What’s Coming May 6th

Please leave a comment with your thoughts on this big announcement.  Thanks!