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The Sustainable Ministry Show
38 minutes | 23 days ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 117 Setting Up for Search
Every ministry has turnover - so how do you find the next right fit for your open position? On this week’s episode, the team talks tips for starting the search process for your next ministry leader, including how to prepare, who to include, and where to begin.
48 minutes | a month ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 116 Preparing for Christmas
A light shines in the darkness - but in the middle of a pandemic, can we see it? On this week’s episode, the team talks about this, the season before Christmas, and the different ways we can help our congregations get ready to welcome the newborn baby – even in the middle of this upside-down time.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 115 Crossing the Bridge to Family Ministry
What does it take to make a church's family ministry fruitful - and sustainable? On this week’s episode, Bryant welcomes author and pastor Chris Sasser to talk about the essentials of family ministry, and the steps you can take to build bridges between parents and the church.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 114 Pour Back In
What do you do when the job feels like a lot? On this week’s episode, the team talks about the importance of self-care in your ministry, especially in these times when so much around us is draining.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 112 Adjusting the Major Events Calendar
Why do you do the events you do - and could the pandemic give you a chance to do some much-needed pruning? On this week’s episode, the team talks about the Major Events Calendar, a tool for establishing rhythm in your ministry, and how our current circumstances might give you opportunities for growth and change.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 111 You Can't Do Everything
How are you feeling as you look at your ministry calendar for the fall? On this week’s episode, the team discusses the very real fatigue many of us are feeling right now, including tips for facing your weariness with grace and love.
38 minutes | 6 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 110 Making Gratitude the Win
How are you feeling about ministry this fall? On this week’s episode, Bryant welcomes children’s ministry expert Annette Safstrom to the podcast team, discussing how finding ways to be grateful during this time can help your ministry to become more innovative.
45 minutes | 6 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 109 Leaps of Faith
Welcome back to the Sustainable Ministry Show! On this week’s episode, Bryant and Aqueelah reconnect for the first time on the podcast since the beginning of the pandemic, discussing the journey of the last four months and what it means for churches and church systems as we strike a new way forward.
38 minutes | 9 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 108 Youth as Agents of Mission
When a church empowers its youth, God shows up in incredible ways - and during this season, the church needs that power more than ever! On this week’s episode, Mark is joined by two teenagers, Colette and Avery, to talk through how listening to the youth in your church can be a source of amazing innovation, especially during this unprecedented time.
28 minutes | 9 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 107 Christ is Risen! Now What?
Now that we're past the chaos of planning for an Easter under quarantine, we can turn our attention to the road ahead - but what does that even mean? On this week’s episode, Mark and the team talk with ministry pro Jen DeJong to hear her thoughts on how long we might find ourselves in this unprecedented season, and how we can plan to be innovative for an extended period of time.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 106 Resilience
This is a uniquely stressful time, so as ministry leaders, what kind of toolbox do we need to make sure we don't buckle under the weight? On this week’s episode, Ministry Architects founder Mark DeVries and our panel welcome special guest Margaret Burnett to talk about resilience, and how centering yourself can help center your kids and your church.
44 minutes | 10 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 105 Making the Missional Turn
As our churches begin to adapt to doing life in this unprecedented time, what should our ministry begin to look like? On this week’s episode, Ministry Architects founder Mark DeVries and familiar Sustainable Ministry Show voice Aqueelah Ligonde talk with the team about doing ministry in the middle of this moment of crisis, focusing on how to move from a place of survival to a posture of service to the community and the world.
40 minutes | 10 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 104 Playing off the Back Wall
As we get our feet under us in this unprecedented time, how do we use the tools we have to still do ministry well? On this week’s episode, Ministry Architects founder Mark DeVries leads a panel discussion on doing ministry while your community is away from your church building, including innovative ways to use technology, how to plan for Holy Week, and more.
34 minutes | 10 months ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 103 Ministry in the Time of COVID-19
We are living in unprecedented times - and God is calling us to be innovators in how we minister to our churches right now. On this week’s special episode, Ministry Architects founder Mark DeVries leads a panel discussion with ministry experts about what it means to be innovators during the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus.
31 minutes | a year ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 102 This Is Volunteering: Framing the Problem
What common problems do churches usually have in recruiting volunteers, and how do they frame those problems? On this episode of the Sustainable Ministry Show, the team starts a two-part conversation about volunteering, introducing the problem of how ministries tend to talk about the issues of volunteer recruitment and retention.
42 minutes | a year ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 101 More Than a Helper
On this week’s episode, the team welcomes April Diaz, founder of Ezer & Company, to share her story about how her personal faith journey has led to a passion for empowering women around the world.
57 minutes | a year ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 100 It's a Celebration!
Can you believe we've done a hundred of these? We can't either, and it's time to celebrate what God has been doing! On this week’s episode, Bryant is joined by voices from all over the Ministry Architects world, sharing stories about our successes and failures, to celebrate this amazing milestone.
2 minutes | a year ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 099.5 Gearing Up for the Big 1-0-0!
We've been doing the Sustainable Ministry Show for 99 full episodes, and we'd love you to join us as we record number 100 live. On this special bonus episode, Bryant has a special message for what's in store at our live recording. Join us at the Ministry Architects Facebook page on Thursday, December 19th, at 2:10 pm to help us celebrate!
53 minutes | a year ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 099 Helping Young People Explore
What is it like to be passionate about growing a youth ministry from the ground up? On this week’s episode, the team is joined by Lawrence Coles, youth minister and owner of Speek Lyfe Entertainment, who shares wisdom on growing thriving youth ministries through the lens of his own personal story.
46 minutes | a year ago
The Sustainable Ministry Show Episode 098 The Way We Gather
We all believe our congregations to be unique, but we often have more in common with other churches than we realize - and figuring that out can open us up to new possibilities. On this week’s episode, the team welcomes Trey Wince, Director of New Disciples for the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, to share about a new resource to help your congregations understand who they are and how they can best grow.
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