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
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 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
So often, churches focus primarily on giving people information—theology, apologetics, Bible studies, etc. Information is good, but information doesn’t necessarily lead to transformation. Not deep transformation, anyway. In this episode, Kaye Schneider shares about how the Twelve Steps have deepened her own discipleship and how she now uses the Twelve Step process to help others … More Episode 11: Discipleship and the Twelve Steps – Interview with Kaye Schneider
Why am I calling this podcast “Spiritual Life and Leadership”? Because the church needs leaders whose lives are characterized by a life of deep spirituality and union with Jesus. Yes, leadership techniques are valuable and church growth strategies can be helpful. But if those who are called to lead God’s people into God’s mission are … More Episode 1: Why ‘Spiritual Life and Leadership’?