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 28: Empowering Women in Ministry – Interview with Tara Beth Leach

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

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

Episode 26: Planting Churches in a Post-Christendom World – Interview with Daniel and Jeya So

There was a time when you could start a new church simply by walking into a new part of town, knocking on doors to let people know about the new church, and within a few weeks there would be a hundred people or so–especially if they already belonged to that denomination or tradition.  But church-planting … More Episode 26: Planting Churches in a Post-Christendom World – Interview with Daniel and Jeya So