Anne Graham Lotz talks about growing up in Billy and Ruth Graham’s home, what she learned from her father and mother, how culture and communication has changed, and about how she’s struggled in her own prayer life and how she developed strategies to deepen her walk with God any leader can adapt.

Welcome to Episode 374 of the podcastListen and access the show notes below or search for the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free.

Plus, in this episode’s What I’m Thinking About segment, Carey talks about how you measure online church.

Guest Links

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Website

Episode Links

ICM

If you are like most church leaders, you believe in the community-transforming power of the local church. But, have you ever struggled to explain that to a skeptic? Our partner ICM wants to help.

For over 30 years ICM—the global church developer—has been helping to plant and grow healthy churches in communities around the world. They have helped to develop tens of thousands of churches in more than 100 countries. This has given ICM unique insight into the impact a local church has on its community. Now, they’d like to share that with you.

They believe a healthy local church transforms a community, and you can see how in their white paper, “5 Ways Churches Transform Communities.”

ICM has made this report available to our podcast listeners for free at icm.org/transformcommunities.

ServeHQ

Our partner, ServeHQ, is launching a new option for homeschool families and we want to tell you about it.

Homeschool Magnet supports homeschooling families by providing students with instruction from world-class credentialed teachers in a remote classroom with their peers. Parents choose the best teachers for each student based on values and teaching approach to ensure every child is receiving exactly the education they desire. This puts you, as the parent, in full control of your child’s education without the daily responsibilities of lesson planning, pre-learning, teaching, tutoring, and grading.

Each student will receive instruction in the four core subject areas of Math, English, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Parents ultimately have the freedom to involve their student in as much or as little learning as they prefer based on each student’s learning goals.

Every student has daily access to their teachers who know their learning needs and can help with instruction and tutoring. With Homeschool Magnet, you get the freedom and control of homeschooling without the burden.

Homeschool Magnet is only a fraction of the cost of private schools and the 30-day money-back guarantee upon enrollment means this choice is risk-free.

Learn more about Homeschool Magnet’s student experience, by going to homeschoolmagnet.com and join the growing waitlist.

CONVERSATION LINKS

The Light of His Presence: Prayers to Draw You Near to the Heart of God by Anne Graham Lotz

Wounded by God’s People by Anne Graham Lotz

The Daniel Key: 20 Choices That Make All the Difference by Anne Graham Lotz

Daily Light by Anne Graham Lotz

The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett

Beyond Vanity Metrics and Algorithms: 5 Online Benchmarks Churches Should Start Measuring by Carey Nieuwhof

Text CAREY to 33777 to join more than 76,000 subscribers to our leadership content

*As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

INSIGHTS FROM ANNE

1. We’re losing the next generation

Sadly, our world today is vastly different than the world where Billy Graham held massive outreach crusades in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. People’s hunger and respect for God seems to be waning. To combat this, Christian parents and churches need to take a bigger responsibility in raising up authentic followers of Jesus.

Parents, the most important thing you can do is to be authentically yourself. You can’t pass along your faith to your children if it’s not genuine. If Jesus isn’t first in your heart and life, you can’t pass it onto them, because then you’re passing on a religion not a relationship.

2. As a parent, be affectionate and present

Although Billy Graham wasn’t home as often as many other fathers, he did a phenomenal job of creating moments of affection and being present for Anne. When Anne was growing up, she rarely felt like she was interrupting her father when she walked into the room where was working. He always paused and gave her his full attention.

Even in his 80’s and 90’s, Billy was an affectionate father. He would hug Anne, hold her hand, listen to her and be overjoyed to see her. Anne has a lot of really fond memories of her father because of these habits. As a parent, be sure to show your kids true affection and create memorable moments.

3. The methods of evangelism and preaching have changed

Billy Graham was one of the original pioneers of television and radio ministry. He took advantage of those advances in technology to help broadcast the gospel to many people. Now, you and I can do the same thing with the internet.

Since March, Anne has been able to do more ministry in less time because it’s so much more efficient to speak digitally rather than in-person. For you and your church, digital ministry has made it possible to reach far more people than in-person ministry ever did. You just need to find a working strategy.

Quotes from Episode 374

Read or Download the Transcript for Episode 374

Looking for a key quote? More of a reader?

Read or download a free PDF transcript of this episode here.

Watch Back Episodes of The Podcast on YouTube

Select episodes of this podcast are now on YouTube. Our YouTube Channel gives you a chance to watch some episodes, not just listen.

Turn Online Viewers into Real Relationships: Meet GlooConnect

Ever wondered how to turn online viewers into real relationships?

Every day, people visit your church website and access your content, but few ever really identify.

GlooConnect is a new solution that gives people watching the opportunity to introduce themselves to your church.

It can help your church:

  • Get a steady stream of introductions to people ready to connect with your church
  • Build real relationships with the people visiting your church’s website
  • Connect with people who are looking for guidance, hope, and support in life’s challenges where their church is already equipped to serve
  • Participate in world-class digital campaigns to reach people with needs in your community
  • Do digital outreach in a way that’s compliant with the strictest privacy laws in the world

GlooConnect lets you pastor while GlooConnect programs. No extra staff. No complex tech. Get started in as little as 15 minutes, and get ready to meet the people already connecting with you online.

To get instant access to GlooConnect and learn more, click here, and make 2021 a year of unprecedented growth for your church.

SUBSCRIBED YET?

Subscribe for free and never miss out on wisdom from world-class leaders like Brian Houston, Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Nancy Duarte, Henry Cloud, Patrick Lencioni, Francis Chan, Ann Voskamp, Erwin McManus and many others.

Subscribe using your favorite podcast app via

Apple Podcasts

Spotify

Google Play

Stitcher

TuneIn

Spread the Word. Leave a Rating and Review

Hopefully, this episode has helped you lead like never before. That’s my goal. If you appreciated it, could you share the love?

The best way to do that is to rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts and leave us a brief review! You can do the same on Stitcher and on TuneIn as well.

Your ratings and reviews help us place the podcast in front of new leaders and listeners. Your feedback also lets me know how I can better serve you.

Thank you for being so awesome.

Next Episode: Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas succeeded Pete Scazzero at New Life Church in 2014. Successions like that rarely go well, but this one did. Rich explains what he and Pete did to make it work. Rich also explains what’s wrong with western Christian spirituality, how to rethink sex and race as part of spiritual formation and how to live a more deeply formed life toward spiritual maturity.

Subscribe for free now so you won’t miss Episode 375.

CNLP 374: Anne Graham Lotz on Growing Up in Billy Graham’s Home, How Culture is Changing, and Why Many Leaders Struggle with Prayer

Leave a Comment





This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.