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The 6 Myths of Vulnerability and How to Lead from a Place of Intimacy with God

The 6 Myths of Vulnerability and How to Lead from a Place of Intimacy with God

Have you wondered how and what to share of your personal life in ministry? How do you do it well without putting the focus on yourself? Honestly, we all want to build healthy and intimate relationships. Even in ministry, we need to know and be known. But, the reality is that sometimes we end up [...]

Three Lessons from Opposition to Women In Ministry

Three Lessons from Opposition to Women In Ministry

In this episode, I share three experiences from my ministry journey. Each is different and each taught me something significant about what it means to follow God's call into ministry. There will always be opposition to women in ministry. And there are so many people that feel free to share their opinions, even when they're [...]

Leading Teams, Developing Dreams and other Leadership Lessons

Leading Teams, Developing Dreams and other Leadership Lessons

Beth Cannon is an international speaker, educator and entrepreneur known for her passion for engaging leaders and inspiring teams.  With 25+ years of diverse experience, she is known for her niche in creating compelling content that captures the audience. In 1999, Beth launched Stretch-n-Grow - an international children’s fitness franchise and quickly became the most [...]

Mom and Minister; What It’s Like to Raise 6 Daughters While Being A Lead Pastor

Mom and Minister; What It’s Like to Raise 6 Daughters While Being A Lead Pastor

Mary responded to God’s call to ministry by moving to Wilmore KY in 2013. There she attended Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated in 2016 with a Master of Divinity. Mary then returned to the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. After serving one year at Portlock UMC in Chesapeake, Mary was reappointed to [...]

Nut, Fruits and Flakes. Dealing with Confrontation in Ministry.

Nut, Fruits and Flakes. Dealing with Confrontation in Ministry.

Fact of the matter is, there will always be some tension when we gather with a group of people.  But without tension you don’t get stronger!  That’s how you build muscles.  But to have a healthy church environment, we must always be asking, how are my relationships?  To have the right environment, it begins with [...]

The Essential Qualities of a Strong Christian Leader- Part 3

The Essential Qualities of a Strong Christian Leader- Part 3

If you were with me in our last episode, which was Episode 25, you know that we’re in the midst of a series on the essential qualities of strong christian leaders. Two weeks ago, in Episode 24, we started with this series and discovered that the perfect starting is place is Discipline.  Why discipline?  Because without [...]

The Essential Qualities of a Strong Christian Leader- Part Two

The Essential Qualities of a Strong Christian Leader- Part Two

 If you caught the last episode, which was Episode 24, The Essential Qualities of a Strong Christian Leader, you heard me talk about what I believe is the perfect starting place for understanding and growing in our Christian Leadership.  Do you remember what it was?  Discipline.  Without discipline, other gifts and character traits of a [...]