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Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph O'Brien are both leaders in Minneapolis. Jo is an author and speaker who has opportunities to teach around the world in various contexts. She is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and purpose.
Steph is a church planter and pastor of a church plant in the city. She coaches leaders and pastors around the country and is a professor at Bethel University. Passionate about investing in the next generation, Steph, blogs and speaks in order to equip people to live their every day life on mission for the Kingdom of God.

In this podcast they share stories from their lives and what they've learned. Their hope is that this show will encourage, challenge and share tools with leaders and those who desire to live on mission for the Kingdom of God!

Lead Stories Podcast Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph Williams O'Brien

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 196 Ratings

Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph O'Brien are both leaders in Minneapolis. Jo is an author and speaker who has opportunities to teach around the world in various contexts. She is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and purpose.
Steph is a church planter and pastor of a church plant in the city. She coaches leaders and pastors around the country and is a professor at Bethel University. Passionate about investing in the next generation, Steph, blogs and speaks in order to equip people to live their every day life on mission for the Kingdom of God.

In this podcast they share stories from their lives and what they've learned. Their hope is that this show will encourage, challenge and share tools with leaders and those who desire to live on mission for the Kingdom of God!

    S11:Episode 2 - Emotional Rhythms of Re-Entry

    S11:Episode 2 - Emotional Rhythms of Re-Entry

    As they continue to look at the Rhythms of Re-entry, today Jo and Stephanie look specifically at Emotional rhythms using a practical framework that includes the process of Review, Respond and Re-engage.  
    Information for the Ezer Collective with registration link. 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 24 min
    S11: Episode 1 - Rhythms of Re-Entry

    S11: Episode 1 - Rhythms of Re-Entry

    Season 11 kicks off today!!  Stephanie and Jo begin a new series entitled "Rhythms of Re-Entry" which starts a conversation around what it means to recalibrate and step into something new after the last 18 months of COVID and all the changes and different rhythms we may have been experiencing as a result. 
     
    Information for the Ezer Collective with registration link. 
     
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 27 min
    Summer Replay 2021 // The Prophet #FiveFoldGifts

    Summer Replay 2021 // The Prophet #FiveFoldGifts

    This week's Summer Replay episode in the series #FiveFoldGifts, focuses on "The Prophet".  What has come to be known as the Five Fold Gifts is outlined in Ephesians Chapter 4, listed for the purposes of building up the church.  Here and in other places in the Bible we see a delineation of gifts, talents and wiring. Follow this five part series for insights in how your gifts play into your calling and how to identify any pitfalls.  
    To find out more about your own gifts go to FiveFoldsurvey.com
    or study further in Alan Hirsch's "The Permanent Revolution: APEST for the People of God"
    The Prophet's Notebook - Barry Kissel
    Charles Spurgeon
     
    Information for the Ezer Collective with registration link. 
     
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community
     
     

    • 43 min
    Summer Replay 2021 // The Apostle #FiveFoldGifts

    Summer Replay 2021 // The Apostle #FiveFoldGifts

    This week's Summer Replay episode in the series #FiveFoldGifts, focuses on "The Apostle".  What has come to be known as the Five Fold Gifts is outlined in Ephesians Chapter 4, listed for the purposes of building up the church.  Here and in other places in the Bible we see a delineation of gifts, talents and wiring. Follow this five part series for insights in how your gifts play into your calling and how to identify any pitfalls.  
    To find out more about your own gifts go to FiveFoldsurvey.com
    or study further in Alan Hirsch's "The Permanent Revolution: APEST for the People of God"
    Information for the Ezer Collective with registration link. 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
     
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
     
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community
     

    • 42 min
    Summer Replay 2021 // The Evangelist #FiveFoldGifts

    Summer Replay 2021 // The Evangelist #FiveFoldGifts

    This week's Summer Replay episode in the series #FiveFoldGifts, focuses on "The Evangelist".  What has come to be known as the Five Fold Gifts is outlined in Ephesians Chapter 4, listed for the purposes of building up the church.  Here and in other places in the Bible we see a delineation of gifts, talents and wiring. Follow this five part series for insights in how your gifts play into your calling and how to identify any pitfalls.  
    To find out more about your own gifts go to FiveFoldsurvey.com
    or study further in Alan Hirsch's "The Permanent Revolution: APEST for the People of God"
    Information for the Ezer Collective with registration link. 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
     
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
     
    www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 35 min
    Summer Replay 2021 // The Teacher #FiveFoldGifts

    Summer Replay 2021 // The Teacher #FiveFoldGifts

     In today's Summer Replay, Jo and Steph continue the #FiveFoldGifts series with an episode focusing on "The Teacher".  What has come to be known as the Five Fold Gifts is outlined in Ephesians Chapter 4, listed for the purposes of building up the church.  Here and in other places in the Bible we see a delineation of gifts, talents and wiring. Follow this five part series for insights in how your gifts play into your calling and how to identify any pitfalls.  
    To find out more about your own gifts go to FiveFoldsurvey.com
    or study further in Alan Hirsch's "The Permanent Revolution: APEST for the People of God"
    The Big Five on Safari - Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Cape Buffalo.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_five_game
    Information for the Ezer Collective with registration link. 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Ann Clark ,

Appreciate

I love all of the concepts on this podcast and appreciate them carrying us through the pandemic.
The five folds gifts survey link isn’t working though. I hope it can be fixed.

Mom Fisch ,

Love this podcast

I really love Pastor Steph and Jo Saxon and then this season Pastor Edwin joined. He is such a great fit. This years messages have been so helpful as a lay ministry leader at church. Keep up the good work.

Powermom04 ,

New Co-Host?!?!

I am so excited to hear that you’re bringing Edrin Williams in as a regular voice on your podcast! It can only get better from here! I first learned about him when you replayed an interview with him over the summer, and I know that his addition will make the discussions so much richer and more profound and full of wisdom and insight. So glad the Spirit prompted you to “shake things up!”

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