Mike is the founding and Lead Pastor for City Church in the capital region of New York.
A southeast Texas native, he moved to New York in 2008 and quickly fell in love with the City of Albany.
Shortly after moving, God placed it on Mike’s heart to plant a church one of the least churched city in America. Since its humble beginnings, City Church has grown from 6 people to one of the largest independent churches in the City of Albany and has expanded to a multi campus and multi cultural church.
Mike believes that the church should be relevant and practical, all while focusing on the truth of the Gospel.
Mike and his wife Kristi lives in Rensselaer with their son Judah and daughter Allison.
July 31st, 2018 | 24 mins 50 secs
business, church, decisions, execution, leaders, leadership, organization, sacrifice, theory, victory, work
Do you have a theory for you church or organization? Do you even know what that might mean or look like? What about when you get the victory? How did you get there? What did it look like?
July 24th, 2018 | 30 mins 40 secs
campus, church, locations, multi-site, organization, planning, preparing, structure, teams
When planning to go multi-site, it can be a huge under taking. How much to you plan and prepare? How do you lead up to a successful launch? What does developing teams look like? Join us this week as we walk through the recent multi-site experience with City Church.
July 17th, 2018 | 34 mins 50 secs
big picture, church, evaluating, evaluation, feedback, managing, mission, organization, process, staff, vision, volunteers
So much can go into evaluation, sometimes we don't know where to begin. What should be evaluate? Who is involved? How do you step back and look at the bigger picture? Are we suppose to get feedback after evaluations take place? Join us this week as Michael talks about how he and City Church handle the process.
July 10th, 2018 | 28 mins 18 secs
church, drive, goals, mission, organization, planning, start up, vision
What is mission? What is vision? Did you even know there is a difference between the two? Join as we talk about about what that difference is and why it's important to growing your church or organization.
July 3rd, 2018 | 36 mins 13 secs
change, church, goodbyes, leadership, leaving, organization, staff, turn over
It will happen. Whether you are in a church or organization, eventually someone will leave. They could leave for both good reason and maybe the ugly ones too. As a leader, how do you handle it? When is it the right time to say good-bye? Can there be different types of goodbyes?
June 26th, 2018 | 31 mins 24 secs
church, oos, order of service, organization, planning, service, weekend experience
Join us as we talk about building a weekend experience or order of service (OOS) as your church. What is the goal, what goes into it, how do you know if it's working, and more!
June 19th, 2018 | 33 mins 47 secs
buy in, church, culture, organization, success, volunteers
Today we are going to be talking about building a thriving volunteer culture in your church. What does it look like? How do people buy in to this culture? How to keep people from getting "burned-out"?
June 12th, 2018 | 32 mins 3 secs
Do you know when it's time for a change within your church or organization? Join us as Michael talks about some of the changes City Church went through including location, name change, staffing, and more.
June 5th, 2018 | 23 mins 36 secs
development, dynamics, team building, teams
Do you have the team you need to take your church or organization to the next level? Listen this week as Michael talks about how you build a team and what to look for between members of a team to make it work for everyone.
May 29th, 2018 | 27 mins 28 secs
church, culture, focus, leaders, mission, organization, vision
Stuck with just the way things are inside your church or organization? Listen this week as Michael Moore talks about how to turn it around from the inside.
May 22nd, 2018 | 31 mins 14 secs
church, church plant, history, launch, starting
Welcome to our first episode! Join us as Michael Moore talks about the start of City Church! What does it mean to plant a church? How did it start? What did he learn along the way? What were the highs and lows? Take a listen!