S7E14 – Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols is the CEO and co-founder of Technology Partners (TPI), a Women-Business Enterprise and provider of premier IT staffing, solutions, and IT leadership development. Named among the Most Influential Business Women (by St.
Listen Now

S7 E13 Amie Patrick

  Amie Patrick joins Steve to talk grief, well meaning poor advice, resilience and more in this powerful and personal episode. Amie has served in a wide variety of ministry roles and contexts for almost 30 years.
Listen Now

S7E12 – Clare Steele

Clare Steele is the CEO of Compassion Australia. She began her career as a consultant with Accenture and Macquarie Bank, and has prior leadership experience in IT and children’s services. After a life changing trip with Compassion Australia, where she saw first hand the phenomenal impact of Compassion’s work, she and her husband Matt, a pastor, began supporting Compassion.
Listen Now

S7E10 – Mandy Smith

Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is pastor of St Lucia Uniting Church, Brisbane, Australia and the author of “The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry” (IVP) and “Unfettered: Imagining a Childlike Faith Beyond the Baggage of Western Culture” (Brazos).
Listen Now

S7E9 – Heather Thompson Day

Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University and host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today.
Listen Now

S7E8 – Casey Tygrett

Casey Tygrett has been involved in the work of spiritual formation for nearly 25 years. Through various positions in churches, seminaries, and para-church organizations, Casey’s work in writing and speaking have aligned to create content that is wise and helpful for the journey of life and faith. 
Listen Now

S7E7 – Steve Carter

Steve Carter is a pastor, speaker, author of The Thing Beneath The Thing, podcast host, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast where he helps people get better at the art of communication while ensuring their character always leads the way.
Listen Now

S7E5 – Winn Collier & Bliss Spillar

Winn Collier, a pastor for 26 years, was the founding pastor of All Souls in Charlottesville, Virginia. Winn now serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology & Christian Imagination and director of the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.
Listen Now

S7E3 – Steve Cuss

“If we want to be well as human beings, we need to become aware of what’s bubbling the surface in us.” In this new episode, Steve Cuss is on the mic by himself giving us some basic tools for managing leadership anxiety and how we can receive the grace that we often tell others about.
Listen Now

S7E2 – Preston Poore

Corporate business leader Preston Poore has more than two decades of upper-level management experience, including as director of franchise leadership at The Coca-Cola Company. He has also worked for The Hershey Company, Dale Carnegie Training, Ralston Purina, and AmSouth Bank.
Listen Now

S7E1 – Tim Costello

Tim Costello studied law and worked as a lawyer, later studying theology in Switzerland. He’s a Baptist Minister living in Melbourne, Australia who has a high profile given his years of work on Social Justice and Mission.
Listen Now

S6E18 – Greg Holder

Greg Holder is author of Never Settle, The Genius of One, co-creator of Advent Conspiracy and a contributing writer for The Voice Bible. He serves as lead pastor at The Crossing, reaching nearly 10,000 people in person and online, calling people from an unlikely mix of spiritual backgrounds to consider what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world.
Listen Now

S6E15 – Andrew Arndt

Andrew Arndt is the Lead Pastor of New Life East (one of seven congregations of New Life Church in Colorado Springs), where he also hosts the Essential Church podcast, a weekly conversation designed to strengthen the thinking of church and ministry leaders.
Listen Now

S6E10 – Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam is an Associate Senior Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Lead Pastor of one of its congregations, New Life Downtown. He is the author of six books, including “Worship and the World to Come” (IVP Academic, 2020) and “Blessed Broken Given: How Your Story Becomes Sacred in the Hands of Jesus” (Multnomah, 2019).
Listen Now

S6E9 – Jack Shitama

Jack Shitama is an author, teacher, speaker and coach. His family systems approach to leadership helps congregational and nonprofit leaders achieve their best spiritually, physically and professionally.  Jack is the author of Anxious Church, Anxious People: How to Lead Change in an Age of Anxiety and One New Habit, One Big Goal: Change Your Life in 10 Weeks.
Listen Now

S6E8 – Walt Rakowich

Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker and former executive of Prologis, a global real estate company that was near collapse when he took over as CEO in 2008. During the economic downturn, the Prologis stock had dropped from over $70 per share to approximately $2 per share in 10 months, making it the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500.
Listen Now

S6E6 – Jared Patrick Boyd

Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor, spiritual director, and founder of the Order of the Common Life, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century. He is author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide to Your Child’s Spiritual Formation (IVP 2017).
Listen Now

S6E5 – Alvin Sanders

Dr. Alvin Sanders is President of World Impact and author of Uncommon Church as well as a pastor and urban leader. Dr Sanders talked systemic racism, the distraction of CRT and why a healthy, holistic local church is the best asset for an urban neighborhood.
Listen Now

S6E4 – Jenni Catron

Jenni Catron is a powerhouse because she helps people cultivate whole heart, high competence leadership. I loved this conversation with Jenni as she chatted 2021 leadership pressure, time management and of course, the Gauntlet.
Listen Now

S6E3 – Todd Lollar

Todd Lollar describes himself as a wheelchair-rolling, speech-impeded, cerebral-palsied minister of the gospel. He is author of ‘Weak Is The New Strong’ and founder of mobilizeministries.com. He joins Steve to talk overcoming weakness, how he disarms people to engage them and of course he gleefully submits to Steve’s gauntlet of anxiety questions.
Listen Now

S6E2 – Aaron Keyes

On this episode the mics are turned as Aaron Keyes interviews Steve and two of his staff on how they integrate MLA into their staff experience and church life. And yeah, the audio is a little funky as we’re sharing the audio from the 10,000 Fathers Podcast (with permission of course) and the audio is sketchy and it has Aaron Keyes as the host wrapping it up.
Listen Now

S6E1 – Jon Chasteen

Jon Chasteen is president of The King’s University and lead pastor of Victory Church, a multi-campus church based out of Oklahoma City. Passionate about empowering and equipping the local church through the preparation of Christlike servant-leaders, Dr.
Listen Now

S5E18 – Rusty George

Rusty George is the Lead Pastor at Real Life Church in Southern California; a multi-site church with campuses in Canyon Country, Lancaster, Simi Valley, Valencia and a large online community. Rusty is a global speaker, leader and teacher focusing his message on helping people find and follow Jesus.
Listen Now

S5E17 – Wade Mullen

Wade Mullen is an advocate, assistant professor, and author working to bring clarity and freedom to the confusion and captivity that marks abusive situations. His personal experience and ongoing scholarly research enables him to write with both care and expertise.
Listen Now

S5E16 – Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, PhD, is the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Initiative, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Listen Now

S5E13 – Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas, Lead Pastor of New Life Church, Missio Contributor, and author of this MUST READ book, “The Deeply Formed Life,” joins me to talk politics, leadership in COVID, the broad aspects of formation, and of course my gauntlet of anxiety questions.
Listen Now

S5E10 – Deborah Smith Pegues

Deborah Smith Pegues is a CPA/MBA, certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach and Speaker, certified behavior consultant, Bible teacher, and international speaker. She has written 17 transformational books, including the bestselling 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue (over one million sold worldwide) and The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women.
Listen Now

S5E9 – Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a wise guide because of the way he listens, the way he thinks and what he has experienced. He runs the most sought after podcast for Christian leaders in the world and because of the caliber of his guests, he has a front row to some of the best wisdom available.
Listen Now

S5E7 – Sharon Hersh

Sharon Hersh is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, speaker, seminary professor and recovering addict. Not necessarily in that order. Her recent book Beloved: Finding Our Way Back To One Another explores essential topics of shame, contempt, acceptance and love.
Listen Now

S5E6 – Pete Scazzero

Pete Scazzero is, in many ways, the modern Godfather of Family Systems Theory in the Church. In this episode Pete vulnerably shares about the power of genograms, differentiation of self and his own journey of emotional health.
Listen Now

S5E5 – JR Rozko

JR Rozko is the Executive Director of The Telos Collective. He leads the Telos team in developing strategic vision, ministry initiatives, and relationships that reflect and extend the formational aims of Telos.
Listen Now

S5E4 – Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to our deepest experiences. Learn more at https://www.scottericksonart.com/
Listen Now

S5E3 – Wesley Hill

Wesley Hill is associate professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh. His PhD in New Testament is from Durham University in the UK.
Listen Now

S5E2 – Jimmy Mellado

Jimmy Mellado is president of Compassion International and is simply one of the finest leaders I’ve met. Compassion International is of course known for its incredible child sponsorship program, but it is equally a champion of church leaders around the world, including leaders in western countries.
Listen Now

S5E1 – Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a leadership expert, clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author. His 45 books, including the iconic Boundaries, have sold nearly 15 million copies worldwide. He has lived and led in the intersection of leadership, theology and psychology longer than some of us have lived.
Listen Now

S4E19 Steve Wiens

Steve Wiens is an author, pastor and overall top bloke who helps people take their faith as seriously as their doubt. His most recent book Shining Like The Sun focuses on practices to rekindle faith.
Listen Now

S4E18 – Sam Allberry

Sam Allberry first came to my attention when he spoke at the Church of England General Synod about his experience as a clergy who is same sex attracted. In that brief speech, I discovered a nuanced, caring, thoughtful man whose work is profoundly personal and profoundly impacted by the Gospel.
Listen Now

S4E17 – Wes Beavis

Dr. Wes Beavis, has served for decades as a pastor in the United States and Australia. He is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in helping pastors navigate the ministry journey and guiding church leaders through crisis situations.
Listen Now

S4E16 – Christine Caine

Christine Caine is a powerhouse of a preacher and author, a fierce advocate of people trapped in sex slavery and an empower of women. Christine is the founder of A21 a global organization eradicating human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare.
Listen Now

S4E15 – Jenny Brown

We launch our Season of Aussies! With the wonderful Dr. Jenny Brown, PhD. Jenny is the founder of The Family Systems Institute in Sydney, Australia and has worked as a social worker and family therapist since the early 1980s.
Listen Now

S4E14 Chuck Degroat

    Chuck Degroat has for me, quickly become not just a trusted voice, but an essential go-to voice for church leadership. He is a pastor, therapist and scholar, but also: unpretentious, curious, and articulate.
Listen Now

S4E13 Dave Runyon

    Dave Runyon, co-author of Art Of Neighboring serves in a unique role in this unique time. Dave facilitates collaborations between pastors, government leaders and business people to serve cities and people on the margins.
Listen Now

S4E12 – Matt Rawlins

Matt Rawlins spent 20 years working in missions in Asia and the Pacific, where he submerged himself in different cultures and worked with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds. In his work, Matt became fascinated by people’s reactions to tension and uncertainty.
Listen Now

Page 1 of 2