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The Discerning Leader podcast is for Christian leaders who are interested in discovering the joy of “practicing a preference for God” in all aspects of their personal lives and relationships, their leadership and service to others.

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Oct 22, 2020

Host: Steve Macchia

“What does it mean to love one another, to be the body of Christ, the family of God, preferring one another in Christ?” - Steve Macchia

Becoming a healthy church includes our compassion toward one another as members of the body of Christ. Ideally, by creating a culture of grace where love for God...


Oct 15, 2020

Host: Steve Macchia

“How are you contributing to the health of the Church today? We are oaks of righteousness called of God to display his splendor!”  - Steve Macchia 

We learn best how to practice a preference for God in the context of the local church.  And, when we are positive contributors to the vitality of...


Oct 8, 2020

Host: Steve Macchia

“I want to caution us against being so enveloped by the culture that we forget the real purpose of the Church. What does it mean to be a spiritually healthy family of God today?” - Steve Macchia

It’s challenging to be the church today. There is so much antagonism against who we are and what we...


Oct 1, 2020

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Suz Skinner

"We need to give ourselves permission to become childlike and enjoy the wonder, awe, and joy of playfulness." -Suz Skinner

How easy it is to forget the invitation to become like a child if we are to truly experience the kingdom of God. We tend to be more like productivity...


Sep 24, 2020

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Suz Skinner

"How can we pay greater attention when God uses images, metaphors, parables, stories, songs, and poetry in his Word that invite us to pray and respond?"  - Suz Skinner

The Scriptures are replete with examples of God’s creative work in our world and in our hearts. Taking time to...