Ron Ovitt is the President and founder of Empower Ministry, which helps people grow into healthy Christians empowered for ministry in their lives. For Ron, becoming a healthy follower of Jesus involves developing what he calls emotional resilience—the ability to bounce back from painful experiences in our lives. In this episode, Ron explains what emotional … More Episode 32: Emotional Resilience and Spiritual Leadership – Interview with Ron Ovitt
Church attendance is declining every year. Fewer people than ever have even set foot in a church. The church as an institution has far less influence in our society than it used to. Why is this? What happened? The fact is we live in a Post-Christendom world. Christendom is that part of the world and … More Episode 31: Why is Ministry Harder Than it Used to Be?
Scott Schimmel started The You School several years ago to help kids make the transition into adulthood. He and his team help students, families, and others who are in times of transition work through five key questions: What do you believe in? Who are you becoming? What’s your mission? How are you going to contribute? … More Episode 30: Your Life is a Story – Interview with Scott Schimmel
What do you if you’re leading a local congregation and you find out that a boy in your neighborhood has asthma because the landlord won’t fix the mold problem in his apartment building? If you’re the pastors of Ebenezer Church in San Diego, you cancel your regular worship service, meet the congregation in front of … More Episode 29: Serving the Poor and the Immigrant – Interview with Ebenezer Church, San Diego
Why does it still surprise me to hear that a woman has been called to be the Senior Pastor of a church? Why is there still a part of me that thinks ministry leadership is a man’s job? Probably because the patriarchy of our culture has shaped me more deeply than I know. But, unlike … More Episode 28: Empowering Women in Ministry – Interview with Tara Beth Leach