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 32: Emotional Resilience and Spiritual Leadership – Interview with Ron Ovitt

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

Episode 30: Your Life is a Story – Interview with Scott Schimmel

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

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