Developing Leaders, Impacting Kids
Sabbath, Solitude, and Silence

Sabbath, Solitude, and Silence

March 21, 2022

“The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people” —Richard J. Foster.

In Romans 7, Paul said, effectively, “I don’t even know what I’m doing. I do what I don’t want to do, and I don’t do what I want to do. I’m a mixed-up mess!” In “Sabbath, Solitude, and Silence,” we discuss what it takes to win “life’s most important argument” as we explore these often overlooked spiritual disciplines. Marsha shares insights into the brain's function in these disciplines and practical strategies for experiencing them in your Christian walk.

Growing in Prayer: Conversation with God for Anyone

Growing in Prayer: Conversation with God for Anyone

February 16, 2022

God loves us and desires to be with and speak to us. We can experience Him more deeply and grow in prayer, even in the busiest and most stressful times of our lives.

In this month’s podcast with our special guest Dr. Brian Sutton, we discuss the importance of prayer, practical ways to grow in awareness of God's presence around us, and how to incorporate prayer in our roles as leaders or parents.

The Necessity of Fellowship and Community

The Necessity of Fellowship and Community

January 9, 2022

One of the disciplines modeled effectively by Jesus was that of nurturing fellowship and developing community. The beautiful scene revealed in the conclusion of Acts chapter 2 demonstrates the continuation of a community known for its commitment to Christ’s teachings and their love for one another. During the past months, we have been relegated to quarantine, isolation, and “virtual” fellowship. In this month’s podcast with our special guest Dr. Cathy Payne, we examine the meaning of community and fellowship, as well as its importance in our personal journey with the Lord and our ministries. 

Maintaining Structural Integrity in Ministry

Maintaining Structural Integrity in Ministry

December 13, 2021

In the physical world, the term “structural integrity” means “the ability of a structure to withstand its intended load without failure due to fracture or fatigue.” 

Unfortunately, we have recently seen the result of the lack of structural integrity and the devastation that it can bring. As in the physical world, when we cannot withstand our ministry load due to fracture or fatigue, emotional and relational devastation can occur. Studying and memorizing God’s Word are vital ingredients in maintaining our spiritual structural integrity, along with emotional and relational health in ministry. Listen as Bishop Duke Stone shares ideas and strategies for making God's Word a priority in your life. 

A Look Back at ICM 2021

A Look Back at ICM 2021

November 16, 2021

International Director of Children's Ministries Dr. Shaun McKinley and Podcast Co-Host Joy Hensley, discuss ECHO, the 2021 Institute of Children's Ministries. They share personal highlights, behind the scenes info, and what's ahead for Children's Ministries in the coming year.

Helping Kids Deal with Depression

Helping Kids Deal with Depression

August 4, 2021

Depression is a common and a serious medical illness. It is real, it happens, and it is treatable. Society has put a stigma on mental illness and as the salt and light of the world we must put an end to that stigma. It is normal for children to feel sad, irritated, and have bad mood swings, but when those negative feelings linger it is possible that the child is struggling with depression. So how do we help children and families when they encounter depression?

Join us as Eliette Vrenelli shares thoughts, ideas, and strategies for helping children and families confront the challenges of depression, biblically and thoughtfully.

Helping Kids Deal with Anxiety

Helping Kids Deal with Anxiety

June 10, 2021

Dr. Morais Cassell shares thoughts, ideas, and strategies for helping children and families confront the challenges of anxiety, biblically and thoughtfully.

Too Small to Ignore

Too Small to Ignore

May 11, 2021

An interview with Dr. Wess Stafford, president emeritus of Compassion International and author of Too Small to Ignore and Just a Minute. 

Progressive Children’s Ministry Leader

Progressive Children’s Ministry Leader

April 1, 2021

Esther Moreno shares insights from her new book, "The Progressive Children’s Ministry Leader."

Calling Versus Assignment?

Calling Versus Assignment?

March 22, 2021

Is there a difference in calling and assignment? What happens when your calling and current assignment don't seem to align? How do we overcome challenges and struggles associated with our pursuit of calling? Listen to this month's podcast featuring an interview with Kathryn H. Creasy, executive director of Leadership Development and Discipleship Ministries for the4 Church of God of Prophecy, as we discuss these questions and more.

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