347 episodes

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 • 198 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!

    S12: Episode 2 - Where to Start - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    S12: Episode 2 - Where to Start - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

     Jo and Steph are revisiting a critical conversation that they first explored two years ago - Should I stay or should I go?
    In this episode they discuss where to start with three steps:
    Find your people
    Discern with God
    Ask the right questions
    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

    • 27 min
    S12: Episode 1 - Should I Stay Or Should I Go - Revisited

    S12: Episode 1 - Should I Stay Or Should I Go - Revisited

    To kick off season 12 Jo and Steph are revisiting a critical conversation that they first explored two years ago - Should I stay or should I go?
    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

    • 22 min
    S11: Episode 13 - Season 11 Benediction

    S11: Episode 13 - Season 11 Benediction

    Hello Goodbye Resource 2021-22 is available now! There are options to get the resource for individuals and for groups of different sizes. It's time to process the previous year and prepare for the year to come. Listen today as Jo and Stephanie continue the Hello Goodbye conversation!
    leadstoriesmedia.com/hellogoodbye
    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

    • 24 min
    S11: Episode 12 - Saying Hello to 2022

    S11: Episode 12 - Saying Hello to 2022

    Hello Goodbye Resource 2021-22 is available now! There are options to get the resource for individuals and for groups of different sizes. It's time to process the previous year and prepare for the year to come. Listen today as Jo and Stephanie continue the Hello Goodbye conversation!
    leadstoriesmedia.com/hellogoodbye
    Seminary for Everyone 
    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

    • 32 min
    S11: Episode 11 - Saying Goodbye to 2021 #hellogoodbye

    S11: Episode 11 - Saying Goodbye to 2021 #hellogoodbye

    Hello Goodbye Resource 2021-22 is available today! There are options to get the resource for individuals and for groups of different sizes. It's time to process the previous year and prepare for the year to come.  Also, sign up HERE for the Facebook Live Hello Goodbye event on December 12 at 7:00pm Central Standard time.  Listen today as Jo and Stephanie continue the Hello Goodbye conversation!
    leadstoriesmedia.com/hellogoodbye
    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

    • 38 min
    S11: Episode 10 - Permission To Dream Again #hellogoodbye

    S11: Episode 10 - Permission To Dream Again #hellogoodbye

    Hello Goodbye Resource 2021-22 is available today! There are options to get the resource for individuals and for groups of different sizes. It's time to process the previous year and prepare for the year to come.  Also, sign up HERE for the Facebook Live Hello Goodbye event on December 12 at 7:00pm Central Standard time.  Listen today as Jo and Stephanie continue the Hello Goodbye conversation!
    leadstoriesmedia.com/hellogoodbye
    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

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 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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