Ministry Leaders Anonymous

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Synopsis

Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a new podcast produced by Ablaze Ministries hosted by Matt Rice & Chris Bartlett. Matt & Chris have over 34 years experience working & leading in ministry. They want to take the experience & skills they have developed over decades and offer them to ministry leaders everywhere. The work of ministry leaders, whether it is a youth minister, a director of religious education, a volunteer coordinator, or an unpaid retreat director, is a powerful and sometimes lonely mission. Ministry Leaders Anonymous is here to remind you that you are not alone, as well as to provide a moment of sanity during a busy week of ministry.Matt & Chris have just about seen it all, and they are ready to dive into & bring to light the hurts, hopes, & hungers of all ministry leaders. Ministry Leaders Anonymous will feature topics important to maintaining physical, spiritual, & mental health. They will discuss habits & proven successes for all kinds of ministries, as well as inviting insightful guests who bring important discussions & expertise.Ultimately, Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a place for all ministry leaders to find laughter, support, & community. Come join us every Thursday at your nearest podcatcher

Episodes

  • Equipt

    17/06/2021 Duration: 31min

    We always hear that we should be constantly growing and improving as ministry leaders, but with the large list of to-dos and demands on our time for ministry, it is often hard to find time for that. This is why Ablaze has created a new project called Equipt: a book summary program to give you 10 minute overviews of the best spiritual and leadership books ever. Check it out today at https://www.getequipt.us.   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stro

  • Nostalgia

    10/06/2021 Duration: 31min

    Nostalgia is a powerful thing. From our favorite childhood memories, to our first breakup, these memories are powerful and we can still be brought instantly back to those feelings from long ago. Chris and Matt talk about how these memories affect how we lead as ministry leaders and how we can approach ministry with these powerful moments in mind, to leave people with a positive outlook on the Church.   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/

  • Proofs & Atheism

    03/06/2021 Duration: 37min

    Robert Mixa from Word on Fire joins the shows to discussion atheism and how to work with people who have doubts or are combative towards faith. This is one of our "big brain" episode that goes deep into theology and methods for best walking with people struggling with belief in God. Enjoy! Connect with Roberthttps://www.wordonfire.org/author/robert-mixa/ Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match

  • Docility to the Holy Spirit w/Dcn. Ralph Poyo

    27/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    The amazing Deacon Ralph Poyo joins the show the week to share his story of conversion over many years, the importance of docility to the Holy Spirit and how he has stayed in ministry for over 40 years. Come sit at the feet of one of the best ministry leaders in the country. Connect with Deacon Ralph(https://nem.training) Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.c

  • Dream Leader w/Tim Dumas

    20/05/2021 Duration: 30min

    Leadership guru Tim Dumas joins the show to share his expertise on leadership. He shares his 20 year journey of finding out what leadership really is, dreaming big and course correcting as a leader.   Connect with Tim(https://www.linkedin.com/in/servusleadership/) Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)! Email us your th

  • What Keeps People in Ministry Part 2

    13/05/2021 Duration: 28min

    Crystal Marchand from ProjectYM joins the show to continue last week's discussion on what keeps people in ministry. She brings her expertise from years of supporting youth workers to share the three C's of longevity in ministry. Connect with ProjectYMInstagram: @project_ym Sign up for the Thrive Community for free https://www.thrive.rs Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://

  • What Keeps People in Ministry

    06/05/2021 Duration: 29min

    Matt and Chris ask the age old question of what sustains people in ministry for the long haul. We have an epidemic of tremendous people leaving ministry and we all know a lot of the reasons. But by focusing on those who have stayed, what can we learn about being able to stay in ministry for the long haul? Tune in for some great reminders and insights.   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match

  • Covid Still Sucks

    29/04/2021 Duration: 28min

    Some places are opening up. Some aren't. Some people want in person ministry. Some don't. Matt and Chris discuss the "light at the end of the tunnel" for Covid in many places across the country but also how many others are still dealing with tough realities. How do we show each other kindness and respect and do the best ministry we can. We can all still agree...Covid still sucks.   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=12910683

  • Abuse of Self w/Chase Crouse

    22/04/2021 Duration: 35min

    Chase Crouse rejoins the show with Chris to tackle the topic of how often ministry leaders abuse themselves physically, mentally and spiritually by overworking and taking care of everyone else except themselves. Chase, a professional nutrition and health coach, chats about the things we can all do to keep ourselves healthy in ministry to increase our effectiveness and longevity in God's call to minister to His Kingdom.   Connect with Chase: Website: https://www.hypurofit.org Instagram: @chase.crouse & @hypurofit   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Tha

  • Baggage

    15/04/2021 Duration: 27min

    We all carry our own baggage into ministry. Whether difficult things from our personal life or wounds we've picked up from failures in ministry or hurtful things people said, we all have them. How do we find healing from those things and continue to grow as a ministry leader? And how do we help others realize their potential? Tune in to find out!   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for L

  • Your Job is Easier When...

    08/04/2021 Duration: 34min

    Chris and Matt share the three primary things that should be in place to make your job easier than ever before...and they may not be what you think. Tune in to make your life easier and grow your potential as a ministry leader.   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)! Email us your thoughts! mlapodcast@ablaze.us (mailt

  • Vaccine for Discouragement

    01/04/2021 Duration: 26min

    Chris and Matt discuss Pope Francis' recent trip to Iraq and particularly about a homily he gave about the cure for discouragement. The answer is especially important for ministry leaders. If you've felt discouraged in the past year or are helping others through discouragement, this is the episode for you.   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no

  • Know When to Fold Em

    26/03/2021 Duration: 30min

    Matt and Chris channel their inner Kenny Rogers to discuss knowing when to hold, fold, walk away or run away from a specific ministry. How do you discern when it's time to move on or when it's time to double down? The guys explore all of this with much delight. Enjoy :)   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)! Email us

  • Professionalism in Ministry (Part 2) w/Jason Deuterman

    18/03/2021 Duration: 35min

    Jason Deuterman rejoins Chris and Matt on the show for the second of a two part series on professionalism in ministry. This week, they discuss growing & cultivating professionalism for you and your team. They each share (hilarious!) horror stories of their unprofessionalism early in their careers. They also have an interesting discussion about the balance between risk & innovation. Contact Jason at jdeuterman@cathdal.org   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.a

  • Professionalism in Ministry (Part 1) w/Jason Deuterman

    11/03/2021 Duration: 30min

    Jason Deuterman rejoins Chris and Matt on the show for the first of a two part series on professionalism in ministry. Professionalism and ministry don't often go hand in hand and some may even be averse to talking about both in the same sentence. All three share how they've grown as professionals and how it has benefited their ministries. Contact Jason at jdeuterman@cathdal.org   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305

  • Where Do Ministry Leaders Come From?

    04/03/2021 Duration: 27min

    Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Matt is back and talks with Chris about where ministry leaders come from. There are a lot of myths debunked in this episode. How does someone become a ministry leaders? What are the requirements? What are the attributes of an ideal ministry leader? You may have heard answers to these questions before but not quite like this. Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.appl

  • What led to the birth of Christendom?

    25/02/2021 Duration: 27min

    Chris flies solo this week due to the God-forsaken winter storm in Texas. He shares insights from Sherry Weddell's "Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples" and a few key points to help us all grow as ministry leaders. (https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Parish-Intentional-Disciples-Weddell/dp/1612788343)   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Host: Chris Bartlett Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love

  • Teaching Vs Training

    18/02/2021 Duration: 28min

    A lot of ministry leaders are taught how to do ministry...but how many have been trained? Chris and Matt discuss whether teaching or training is more important. How can the two be combined? And how can we take these methods and apply them to how we minister? All these questions will be answered on this week's episode.   Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com

  • Jesus for Mayor!

    11/02/2021 Duration: 25min

    Chris and Matt recently traveled together to Chattanooga, Tennessee and....Chris got highly involved with the local mayoral race?!?! (What!?!?) This leads to a discussion on the balance between being yourself in ministry and professionalism...and it's a pretty funny story too so that's a fun bonus! Enjoy!   Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)! Email us your thoughts! mlapodcast@ablaze.us (mailto:mlapodcast@ablaze.us)

  • There's More w/Jim Beckman

    04/02/2021 Duration: 40min

    2020 was tough. But will 2021 be better? Somehow worse? Jim Beckman rejoins the show to share his thoughts on the matter. How did we grow in 2020? What did we learn from our successes, failures and difficulties? Have we applied those to our plans for this year.   Tune in for a thought provoking conversation with one of the top ministry leaders in the US. Follow MLA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nxtlvlmin) Join the Discussion on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlapodcast/) Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)   Support MLA on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/mlapodcast/)   Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(ForteCatholic.com)   Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)! Email us your thoughts! mlapodcast@ablaze.us (mailto:mlapod

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