The Plant Strong Podcast features women and men from all over the country who are serving and leading in diverse ministry contexts. You will hear stories from leadership veterans to women in the beginning years of church planting. Each episode will encourage you no matter your role in church planting.
This podcast is produced by Bloom, a ministry of Stadia. Stadia is an organization that plants churches all over the world that intentionally care for children. Host Lisa Bennett planted Lifebridge Church in the Atlanta area with her husband Jeff, where they still live with their two daughters Madi and Macy.
75. Listening with Intention: Heidy and Lisa discuss discernment
How do you make sense of all the voices in our lives? Lisa Bennett and Heidy Tandy talk through all of the perspectives that we navigate as we live our own individual stories as church planting women. This episode will help you identify the voices that matter to you and think through how you can be intentionally listening for God’s voice above everything else.
Jen Antonucci - 50
Janet Mcmahon - 66
Shaila Visser - 65
Edible Theology with Kendall Vanderslice
Bread making was a 2020 pandemic project for many people, but for Kendall Vanderslice it is a way of life! Kendall is a baker, writer, speaker, and expert on all things related to church around the table. This conversation will encourage you to creatively gather your community and gives several ideas on how to make connection around the table work for your people. It may even make you a bit hungry for some bread.
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73. Shauna Pilgreen- Love Where You Live
If you have spent any time in or around church planting, you will resonate with the experiences of this episode’s guest! Shauna Pilgreen is a church planter and author of the book “Love Where You Live”. What really shines in this episode is Shauna’s passion for Jesus and heart for her city. She talks about the importance of proximity with your neighbors, their family’s weekend rhythms, and how to lean into each unique season of ministry.
Love Where You Live
72. Angela Craig- Courage to Live Your Calling
Angela Craig is a pastor, professor, and all around DIGITAL CHURCH EXPERT! This episode is packed with truth about finding the courage to live your calling. Angela shares how she led and launched a Facebook Church and the leadership lessons she learned along the way. Her story will help you find ways to be fearless in your own sphere of influence!
71. Kristi Gaultiere- Journey of the Soul
Do you feel as if your soul might be hitting the proverbial wall? Dr. Kristi Gaultiere—licensed psychotherapist and spiritual director for women in ministry and pastors’ wives—talks about the effects of the last year on women (yay 2020/2021). She also gives a ton of resources on how to rest and reflect in ministry regardless of your stage in ministry.
70. Bianca Juarez Olthoff- Fearless in the Fire
Did you miss the 2021 Virtual Bloom Retreat? Or do you wish that you could listen again to Bianca Juarez Olthoff’s powerful message and interview? This episode is for you! Bianca walks you through the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and explores what it looks like to live fearlessly even in the midst of the fire. Grab your Bible, notebook, and a pen and get ready to learn from Bianca Juarez Olthoff!