Leadership From The Cross | Ministry Training | Scott Thom

Leadership From The Cross is dedicated to ministry training hosted by Pastor Scott Thom of Cross Christian Fellowship in Albuquerque, N.M. We help advance your leadership skills. Topics include Pastoring, Lay Ministry, Church Management, Vision Casting, Character, Team Building, Faith, Ministry Planning, Church Planting, and so much more. Pastor Scott also has a ministry training college for pastors and leaders.
RSS Feed
Leadership From The Cross | Ministry Training | Scott Thom




All Episodes
Now displaying: 2016
May 30, 2016

Pastor Scott Thom brings in another Pastor whom he has had a hand in training to the hot seat for your benefit. Pastor Jim Stewart has some great insights for you as a leader. Take a listen in as they give out wisdom from experience.
May 23, 2016
Even with all the on demand information that we have at our fingertips today our churches seem to have a disconnect. More information, studies and apologetics are readily available to us, but yet the numbers show that the churches of today seem to be failing at the duties they were called to. Pastor Scott Thom has some reasons why and solutions for the issues that our churches are facing today.
May 16, 2016

Pastor Scott Thom has another great interview with a former student of his who has gone out and planted a church. They have a great discussion with some new insights to help you accomplish what God has planned for you. Take a listen in we know you are going to enjoy it.

Here are two methods in which you can contact Pastor Mario Medrano:

By email at or on Calvary Chapel La Paz's Facebook page
May 9, 2016

Everyone has assets, but what you do with them determines the outcome of your future. A leader must know how to use them to the fullest, but even more a leader must learn what God desires with your greatest assets. Only then can you get the most joy from what God has given you. Pastor Scott Thom explains how this is possible.
May 2, 2016

Continuing with another interview, Pastor Scott Thom gives a bit of an inside look into another Pastor and graduate of the Shepherd School Corry Pensabene. Sit back, relax and enjoy as these two give insight into leadership from the Pastoral perspective.
Apr 25, 2016
Leaders must be able to view themselves critically. They need to know their strength and weaknesses, but more so then that, they need to be able to value themselves in a proper manner. Pastor Scott Thom discusses how that is possible in this episode.
Apr 18, 2016

There are many levels in leadership and you don't have to be locked to the lowest one. In this episode Pastor Scott Thom discusses several things that most leaders lack that cause them to stay near the lower levels of leadership and miss their potential. Listen in, learn these principles, apply them to your life and honor God by growing for His glory.
Apr 11, 2016

On this episode Pastor Scott Thom sits down with Pastor Dave Pierce from Calvary Chapel Fort Collins to discuss what is encompassed in planting a church. You will hear about discouragements, difficulties, successes and encouragement. We hope you enjoy.

Apr 4, 2016

As a leader you are going to be looking for followers as well as followers finding you. You need to know which ones to put the most effort into. The best way to figure that out is to find a specific quality in them and that is their teachability level. Pastor Scott Thom goes in depth on this quality as he helps you to understand who the best candidates are for your limited time.
Mar 28, 2016

On this episode Pastor Scott breaks from normal fashion to interview Pastor Chris Torres and discuss his life change, experience in the Shepherd School and the beginning of his Pastoral Ministry.
Mar 21, 2016
In leadership teaching is a necessity, but very often it is not utilized enough. In this episode Pastor Scott Thom unpacks the reasons that Teaching should be a priority for you.
Mar 14, 2016

As a leader you will come across times in your life when doubt creeps and begins to get the best of you. You do not have to let it overcome you. God is far more than capable of helping you through it. Pastor Scott Thom steps in to explain how this is possible.
Mar 7, 2016

If you have been in leadership for any amount of time you will probably come across some tall tales about how leadership is supposed to work. On this episode Pastor Scott Thom debunks 10 of them for you.
Feb 29, 2016

Having the lead role can be a lonely place. That loneliness can lead to depression and discouragement. You don't have to go through it without a plan or help. Pastor Scott Thom discusses how you can overcome these things by examining the story of Elijah found in 1 Kings.
Feb 22, 2016

The leaders that succeed the most are the ones who are able to make those around them better. Blossoming relationships is your responsibility to those around you. If you want to be a good leader you will spend the time exhorting and cultivating those who follow you. Listen in as Pastor Scott Thom teaches you how to blossom your relationships.
Feb 15, 2016

If you want to be the head, you must first be a servant. In this second session Pastor Scott Thom continues to explain how being a great leader in life first comes from practicing being a great follower. To do that you must know how to decrease while increasing your current leader, be a faithful servant where you are and not fear following when you want to lead so very badly.
Feb 8, 2016

If we are honest with ourselves we all would desire to be the top dog, but that position comes with quite a lot of responsibility. Before we can jump into a position like that we need to know how to be a proper leader and it begins with being a great follower. In this first session of a two part series, Pastor Scott Thom is giving out secrets for growing into a great follower, by honoring authority in your life, sustaining faith and staying committed to God's call.
Feb 1, 2016

We always want fast and bigger but what is needed first is better otherwise our foundation will not sustain the change. Pastor Scott Thom gives you step by step methods of building for the long haul and how not to get frustrated when you delegate but nothing is happening the way you thought.

Jan 25, 2016

Values are different than Goals. Core values help achieve goals without compromising your methods.

  1. Where God guides God provides
  2. Replicate yourself
  3. Nurture people’s spiritual gifts and natural talents to prosper the kingdom of God
  4. Be passionate about practical Christianity
  5. Be committed to change

 It takes time to implement core values in any business, family or church. Work on the small parts to build the whole. Have all departments accept the values and reinforce them frequently.

Jan 18, 2016

Be a dynamic leader not a static leader. You can learn from the best and worst leaders. Find out about Alignment verse Agreement. A good leader finds alignment when there is disagreement. Lift the leader’s arms by being an asset not a liability. Problem solvers always end up as leaders.

Jan 11, 2016

A leader must have vision from his calling. Vision rarely comes from board meetings and committee meetings  A leader has a God given burden, a vision to see change. What can get in the way of your dream? Can God kill your vision? How do you implement the vision?

Jan 2, 2016

Red or Green? No we are not talking chili but maybe that’s not a bad thing. How does a Christian discern God’s will? How do you determine God’s will other than just pray and wait? It’s not rocket science. In this episode Pastor Scott Thom shares one of the most useful ways he trusts to discern God’s will for his life and ministry.

Jan 2, 2016

Ministry isn’t something you work for it is something you practice. It is interesting that God’s qualifications in ministry have little to do with degrees or talent but almost entirely to do with character. Your ideal is what you wish you were. Your reputation is what people say you are. However, your character is what you are. We will look at what character is and is not. What are the great benefits of character and how do you cultivate it.

Jan 2, 2016

Welcome to “Leadership from the Cross” with Pastor Scott Thom. We are here to develop and elevate your leadership skills in ministry. If you listen to this broadcast you are probably innovative, hardworking and an early adopter.

I will tell you a little about myself and the purpose of the show. We will briefly look at the awesome power of mentorship. I had hoped that my own church could plant 10 to 20 churches in my lifetime - I was thinking too small. The power of discipleship is greater than that. I have helped raised up many pastors and planted dozens of churches when I was in California but now that we are in Albuquerque we have accelerated that. We have raised up fifteen pastors in just a few years and planted five churches. This is only the beginning. If you want to learn about ministry on any level this is the show for you.

We want to share with you one powerful treasure you have probably taken for granted. It is simple but powerful when done over a period of time.

« Previous 1 2