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LEAD Pods are the official USMB podcast devoted to leadership development and spiritual growth for Mennonite Brethren churches.

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LEAD Pods are the official USMB podcast devoted to leadership development and spiritual growth for Mennonite Brethren churches.

    106 | Rebuilding After Disasters (MDS's Kevin King)

    106 | Rebuilding After Disasters (MDS's Kevin King)

    Here's an amazing stat you may not expect: A billion dollar disaster now occurs in the U.S. every 18 days. Between tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, thousands of people across the country are left with significant needs after unforeseen disasters, and many have to completely rebuild their homes and their lives. Luckily, Mennonite Disaster Service has been around for decades, and their team is equipped to do amazing acts of service to get people...

    • 49 min
    105 | A New Leader for a New Season (Aaron Box)

    105 | A New Leader for a New Season (Aaron Box)

    In light of the upcoming retirement of Don Morris, Aaron Box was recently announced as the new USMB national director (effective July 1). Aaron has been an MB pastor for many years and was active on the USMB Leadership Board, but many of you likely don't know Aaron yet. As he prepares to transition into this new role, we wanted to take some time for you to get to know Aaron's history and hear his heart for ministry.Aaron has more than 20 years of ministry experience, including the past 13 yea...

    • 49 min
    104 | Stronger Together: Insights from the New Southern District Minister (Brian Harris)

    104 | Stronger Together: Insights from the New Southern District Minister (Brian Harris)

    Brian Harris is back on LEAD Pods this week discussing his new role as the southern district minister. After previously serving as the church planting mobilizer, Brian now acts as a "pastor to the pastors" by providing support, coordination, and advocacy across the southern district of MB churches. In this interview, Brian shares insights from his first few months of meeting with church leaders, unpacking themes like the desire for collaboration between churches on initiatives in mission...

    • 41 min
    103 | Passing the Baton & Looking Ahead (Don Morris)

    103 | Passing the Baton & Looking Ahead (Don Morris)

    Don Morris has served in MB leadership for decades, most recently as USMB national director. As he prepares for retirement, this week we look back on Don's career as he reflects on the joys and challenges facing our denomination. Much has changed in church leadership and in American culture, but our MB family of churches has also grown and expanded so much with guidance from Don's leadership. In this episode, Don shares some encouragement for those of us leading congregations today, thou...

    • 47 min
    102 | Compiling, Writing, and Sharing Your Generational Story (Elaine McAllister)

    102 | Compiling, Writing, and Sharing Your Generational Story (Elaine McAllister)

    You likely know the names and some details about your grandparents, but can you list all eight of your great-grandparents? Most Americans can't, and although we may not have had very close relationships to them, there is a lot of value in "generational storytelling" where we can learn from our family history and be proud of where we came from. On this episode, we talk with author Elaine McAllister. She is an accomplished author of seven published books, and she is passionate about h...

    • 44 min
    101 | Why YOU Should Attend Convention This Summer (Kelsey Ensz & Daniel Rodriguez)

    101 | Why YOU Should Attend Convention This Summer (Kelsey Ensz & Daniel Rodriguez)

    As we inch closer to summertime, we're also preparing for our biennial USMB pastors' conference and national convention coming to Omaha this July. On this episode we're joined by Kelsey Ensz and Daniel Rodriguez who both serve on the planning committee for the convention. They both share stories of how past conventions have been helpful to their ministries and provide some details of why YOU should consider joining us this year. To learn more or sign up, visit usmb.org/usmb-gathering-2024.

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