Episode 47: Leadership, Anxiety, and Family Systems, with Steve Cuss, author of Managing Leadership Anxiety

Over the course of more than twenty years of leading churches and ministries, I’ve learned that a lot of the challenges in leadership aren’t about the people—they are about what happens between the people. About our relationships. About our systems of relationships. I’ve learned that one person’s anxiety can infect, not only a leadership team, … More Episode 47: Leadership, Anxiety, and Family Systems, with Steve Cuss, author of Managing Leadership Anxiety

Episode 39: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, with Jimm Greer

Jimm Greer is the Founder and President of UMTR2ME (pronounced “You matter to me”), an organization that provides hope, encouragement, and counseling to individuals who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. In this interview, Jimm shares his own story of struggling with mental health challenges and how those challenges led him to start UMTR2ME.   … More Episode 39: Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, with Jimm Greer

Episode 36: The Vulnerable Pastor, with Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith, Lead Pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, has written a wonderful book titled, The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry, in which she shares about the ways our humanity and our weakness are actually a source of strength in our ministries.   Too often, we think we have to fit … More Episode 36: The Vulnerable Pastor, with Mandy Smith

Episode 27: Developing a Framework for Intentional Spiritual Growth

What happens to a grapevine when it doesn’t have a trellis on which to grow?  Well, I’ve never seen what happens, but I imagine that the vine just sort of lays on the ground and the grapes end up getting eaten by worms or bugs or getting stepped on.  But when the vine has a … More Episode 27: Developing a Framework for Intentional Spiritual Growth