March 4, 2020
I kick off a new series that will be examining and answering the question: What does love require of me? Join us today to hear what we will be in store for over the coming weeks and to gain a snippet of our next episode!
February 17, 2020
I decided to go deep and tell you the story of the last three years of my life. It is what I have learned, where I have failed, where I have won, and ultimately what I feel as though God has been teaching me. I believe that this episode is full of stories that will connect with you and help you to grow as a leader. Join us in listening.
February 13, 2020
Difficult conversations happen all the time in ministry. But if you are like me, you probably hate them. That doesn't mean we have to be bad at them though. This is a fun story I share to help you learn about how to make these already difficult moments—less so. Join us on this journey to better conversations.
February 12, 2020
Comeback season is upon us. Todd is so excited to be able to have the opportunity to recap what the new iteration of the pod will look like and how this is going to work. He talks about what has been up over the last year and what you can expect while you "herd" your own cats. Subscrible to the podcast for regular updates to this show!
May 20, 2019
As the Executive Director for the International Network of Children’s Ministry, Michayla oversees the ministry and provides guidance for initiatives that inspire and equip the kidmin community. For over a decade, she has had the privilege of serving in various aspects of the children’s and family ministry community. Michayla married her best friend and childhood sweetheart. They are having a blast raising two little boys.
May 13, 2019
Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and co-author of "Playing For Keeps", "Creating a Lead Small Culture", and "It’s Just a Phase So Don't Miss It”. Kristen earned her bachelors of education from Baylor University in 2004 and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University in 2009. Before joining Orange, she worked in the public school system as a high school Biology and English teacher, where she learned firsthand the joy and importance of influencing the next generation. Kristen lives outside Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Matt and their children Sawyer, Hensley, and Raleigh. For more information, visit, or connect with her on Instagram @_Kristen_Ivy.
May 9, 2019
What is Chill Girl Culture? How is ignoring business culture bad for your ministry? What the heck is Preachers'N'Sneakers? All of that and more can be found in this episode.
May 9, 2019
What is Chill Girl Culture? How is ignoring business culture bad for your ministry? What the heck is Preachers'N'Sneakers? All of that and more can be found in this episode.
May 6, 2019
Justin Herman recently was fired from his job at Sandals Church. He gets real and honest about what happened as well as what he has learned from the situation. He also talks about his social media game, a little bit of middle school ministry strategy, and a teaser about a new book??????
April 15, 2019
Creator of the website and object lesson coach, Anne Marie Gosnell, talks about how to create stories that make an impression and how to create eternal results through our teaching.
April 9, 2019
Lynne Howard was born and raised in Marion, Indiana, where I attended Indiana Wesleyan University. She received a degree in Children's Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University and has worked. in churches doing full time children's ministry and writing curriculum for over 13 years. She currently is the Lead Editor for children's ministry at Stuff You Can Use.
March 26, 2019
I have wondered for years about how to become an effective leader. What I didn't realize is that it has a lot more to do with how I grow the Kingdom of God than how great I am. I have 3 ways to make disciples and become a leader factory using, "The Process."
March 19, 2019
This is the audio version of a blog post that was published on March 19th, 2019. It centers around the idea that creatives within children's ministry can hack the time they are given during the week to optimize projects by structuring and planning.
March 18, 2019
Dan talks about how to effectively partner with middle school leaders to transition children from pre-teen and elementary environments to middle school. Also, he details event ideas, and ways for folks to integrate ministries much earlier than promotion Sunday!
March 15, 2019
Gabe talks about how to do first impressions at the next level in children's ministry and how to welcome families well.
March 15, 2019
Dale talks about his time in children's ministry as well as about a website and training he offers. This is a podcast all about how to build a strong children's ministry.
March 15, 2019
Adam sits down with Todd and discusses volunteers as well as the book he wrote alongside Sue Miller.
March 15, 2019
Beth Cunningham talks about her time so far at Church of the Highlands as well as how to lead at high levels as a children's pastor
March 15, 2019
Adam Weber talks about prayer, his book, and how to bring prayer into the home. Invigorating conversation about how to help parents hurdle the barrier of prayer with children.
March 3, 2019
JJ Graves and Todd talk about how to make puppetry a fun and relevant experience no matter what type of church you attend. He also tells a cool story about Ronald McDonald showing him how to build a puppet....
February 27, 2019
In this episode, Todd talks about the importance of not becoming too attached to advertising events from the stage of our churches. He also lays out a four step plan to effectively advertise the event and maximize the impact you can have each time.
February 24, 2019
Nick and Todd sit down to talk through coaching, volunteer training, and how being in a coaching group with Tony Morgan changed his ministry.
February 22, 2019
In this episode, Andrae and Todd have a conversation about the number of men Andrae has recruited into his church's children's program and why it is important. They also touch on the training and the process volunteers go through as well as what in the world "Real Deal Fridays" are on Andrae's Instagram. Hailing from One Community Church in Plano, TX, this is one conversation that is a big, loud, and fun as the state Andrae comes from.
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