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Beyond the Standard is a monthly program for church leaders sponsored by Christian Standard Magazine. Christian Standard contributors will offer perspective about ideas you’ve seen from them in the pages of our magazine.

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Of all the names and numbers reported in the May issue of Christian Standard, we'll introduce you to three of them in this helpful episode: Brian Kruckenberg, lead pastor with New City Church in Phoenix, Arizona will talk about his... more

Steve Wyatt and Joe Harvey each have a powerful testimony after suffering unfortunate pain. Steve's first wife left him and his second wife died tragically with cancer. Joe's daughter, Mandy, a promising voice major at Colorado State... more

Join host Mark Taylor as he talks with Mike Baker, the president of this year's North American Christian Convention. Mike will give us the latest news about the event scheduled for this June 23-26 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and answer... more

Among the many writers and advice givers in the February Christian Standard was Dr. Mark Laaser, one of the country's best-known Christian experts in the field of sexual addiction. Dr. Laser has ministered to thousands of... more

Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson, leaders at Community Christian Church, Naperville, Illinois, discuss their new book, Finding Your Way Back to God: why they wrote it, who should read it, and how churches can use it.

In the January issue of Christian Standard, more than a dozen church leaders give their prescription for making your church healthy. In this special episode, we talk with three of them. Nate Bush, lead pastor with New City Church in... more

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we may overlook an important fact: When Jesus came to earth, he chose to be poor. This month's episode challenges us with practical ideas for serving the poor—and learning from the... more

What's working and what's not in our far-flung and creative efforts to take the gospel everywhere? Three missions leaders for Christian churches/churches of Christ look at the current situation and answer key questions about missions... more

Joe Boyd, founder and president of Rebel Pilgrim Productions, talks about telling our stories in the places where people already go to get their stories. Rich Gorman, copastor with his wife, Dori, at Community Christian Church's... more

Glen Elliott ministers with Pantano Christian Church in Tucson, Arizona. David Drum serves with 4Tucson, an enterprise committed to seeing change in Tucson through the witness of Christians working together. Together they'll tell how... more