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Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a podcast produced by Ablaze Ministries hosted by Matt Rice & Chris Bartlett. Matt & Chris have over 40 years experience working & leading in ministry. They want to take the experience & skills they have developed over decades and offer them to ministry leaders everywhere. The work of ministry leaders, whether it is a youth minister, a director of religious education, a volunteer coordinator, or an unpaid retreat director, is a powerful and sometimes lonely mission. Ministry Leaders Anonymous is here to remind you that you are not alone, as well as to provide a moment of sanity during a busy week of ministry.
Matt & Chris have just about seen it all, and they are ready to dive into & bring to light the hurts, hopes, & hungers of all ministry leaders. Ministry Leaders Anonymous will feature topics important to maintaining physical, spiritual, & mental health. They will discuss habits & proven successes for all kinds of ministries, as well as inviting insightful guests who bring important discussions & expertise.
Ultimately, Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a place for all ministry leaders to find laughter, support, & community. Come join us every Thursday at your nearest podcatcher

Ministry Leaders Anonymous Matt Rice & Chris Bartlett

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a podcast produced by Ablaze Ministries hosted by Matt Rice & Chris Bartlett. Matt & Chris have over 40 years experience working & leading in ministry. They want to take the experience & skills they have developed over decades and offer them to ministry leaders everywhere. The work of ministry leaders, whether it is a youth minister, a director of religious education, a volunteer coordinator, or an unpaid retreat director, is a powerful and sometimes lonely mission. Ministry Leaders Anonymous is here to remind you that you are not alone, as well as to provide a moment of sanity during a busy week of ministry.
Matt & Chris have just about seen it all, and they are ready to dive into & bring to light the hurts, hopes, & hungers of all ministry leaders. Ministry Leaders Anonymous will feature topics important to maintaining physical, spiritual, & mental health. They will discuss habits & proven successes for all kinds of ministries, as well as inviting insightful guests who bring important discussions & expertise.
Ultimately, Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a place for all ministry leaders to find laughter, support, & community. Come join us every Thursday at your nearest podcatcher

    Episode 173: We're Taking a Break

    Episode 173: We're Taking a Break

    After 172 episodes over the past few years, it's time to shift our focus. We have really loved doing this show and the community that has gathered around it. Thank you all for listening and for all the feedback you have shared. At this point, we think we have said all we should say, and are shifting our focus to a new endeavor, The Catholic Dad Show!

    The Catholic Dad Show will release wherever you listen to podcasts every two weeks AND on YouTube. The trailer and first episode are already up. Subscribe wherever you enjoy podcasts or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj-Q8O2YUP34qtTzScAycxA.

    We may be back at some point, but for the time being, we hope you will join Matt and Chris on the Catholic Dad Show. We will be leaving this show available so feel free to continue to share it with your friends in ministry. God bless!

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    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice
    Production/Editing by ForteCatholic.com

    Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)!
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    • 17 min
    Episode 172: Catholic Social Teaching w/Dr. Richard DeClue

    Episode 172: Catholic Social Teaching w/Dr. Richard DeClue

    Matt and Chris are joined by Dr. Richard DeClue from the Word on Fire Institute as they discuss the “best kept secret” of Catholicism: Catholic Social Teaching. Learn more about what the church teaches on hot topics like Immigration, Fair Wage and more.


    Connect with Dr. Richard
    https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/press/accomplished-scholar-and-professor-richard-declue-to-lead-academic-initiatives-for-bishop-robert-barron/32920/


     


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    Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)!


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    • 29 min
    Episode 171: Get Them on Retreat

    Episode 171: Get Them on Retreat

    Chris and Matt discuss the importance of retreats when building your ministry team. Even just a simple one day retreat can help energize and inspire your ministers. Listen to today's episode on how transformative these outpourings can be and get tips on planning your own retreats.






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    Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)!


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    • 24 min
    Episode 170: Leadership Expertise in the Church w/Jonathan Schmitz

    Episode 170: Leadership Expertise in the Church w/Jonathan Schmitz

    Chris is joined this week by one of his teens from 20 years ago who has become a quite successful in leadership in the business world. Jonathan Schmitz is a leader in sales and business coaching. He and Chris discuss the key elements of the things that he has learned and how they apply to ministry leaders.


    Connect with Jonathan
    MyLeadershipLegacy.com
    "My Leadership Legacy" Facebook Group


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    Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)!


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    • 34 min
    Episode 169: Imaginative Apologetics w/Holly Ordway

    Episode 169: Imaginative Apologetics w/Holly Ordway

    Holly Ordway joins the show to share about her love of Tolkien and the importance of the imagination in our faith. She discusses with Matt and Chris how imagination is crucial for evangelization and answering questions about the faith.


     


    Connect with Holly http://www.hollyordway.com


     


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    Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)!


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    • 31 min
    Episode 168: How to Share Jesus at Walmart

    Episode 168: How to Share Jesus at Walmart

    Chris, Mandi and Kris in a padded room! Bartlett is joined by fellow Ablaze Missionary Mandi Whittaker and Kris Frank, the Vice President of Vegabond Missions. Vegabond Missions is a ministry that may be a little different than many of us have experienced. Their mission is to go outside of the Church's building and reach inner city kids.


    Mandi and the guys share stories of taking the leap to share the Gospel is "unordinary" circumstances. Some times it didn't go well, other times it did and they learned key lessons from both situations.


     


    Connect with Mandi at https://projectym.com


    Connect with Kris at http://www.kristopherfrank.com or https://www.vagabondmissions.com


     


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    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice


    Production/Editing by ForteCatholic.com


     


    Thanks to ALOB (http://a-lob.com/) for letting us use his song, Strong God (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strong-god/1291068295?i=1291068305), from the album No Match for Love (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-match-for-love/1291068295)!


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

williamlrooney ,

Awesome content from awesome folks

Matt and Chris are passionate evangelists who regularly challenge me as a priest to think and consider what ministry can and should like in the service of the Lord Jesus.

Nextlevelministry.org ,

Guides for the Church in the Modern World

Rich content with a bit of humor mixed in. Best of all, there is so much practical stuff here that inspires greatness!

AROB04 ,

History favors the bold

Chris and Matt are willing to take on tough topics with truth and honesty and I think that’s what ministry leaders need and want to hear. Keep it up!

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