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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

    What Keeps People in Ministry Part 2

    What Keeps People in Ministry Part 2

    Crystal Marchand from ProjectYM joins the show to continue last week's discussion on what keeps people in ministry. She brings her expertise from years of supporting youth workers to share the three C's of longevity in ministry.
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    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice
    Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(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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    • 28 min
    What Keeps People in Ministry

    What Keeps People in Ministry

    Matt and Chris ask the age old question of what sustains people in ministry for the long haul. We have an epidemic of tremendous people leaving ministry and we all know a lot of the reasons. But by focusing on those who have stayed, what can we learn about being able to stay in ministry for the long haul? Tune in for some great reminders and insights.
     
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    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice
    Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(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
    Covid Still Sucks

    Covid Still Sucks

    Some places are opening up. Some aren't. Some people want in person ministry. Some don't. Matt and Chris discuss the "light at the end of the tunnel" for Covid in many places across the country but also how many others are still dealing with tough realities. How do we show each other kindness and respect and do the best ministry we can. We can all still agree...Covid still sucks.
     
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    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice
    Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(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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    • 28 min
    Abuse of Self w/Chase Crouse

    Abuse of Self w/Chase Crouse

    Chase Crouse rejoins the show with Chris to tackle the topic of how often ministry leaders abuse themselves physically, mentally and spiritually by overworking and taking care of everyone else except themselves. Chase, a professional nutrition and health coach, chats about the things we can all do to keep ourselves healthy in ministry to increase our effectiveness and longevity in God's call to minister to His Kingdom.
     
    Connect with Chase:
    Website: https://www.hypurofit.org
    Instagram: @chase.crouse & @hypurofit
     
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    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice
    Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(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)!
    Email us your thoughts! mlapodcast@ablaze.us (mailto:mlapodcast@ablaze.us)

    • 35 min
    Baggage

    Baggage

    We all carry our own baggage into ministry. Whether difficult things from our personal life or wounds we've picked up from failures in ministry or hurtful things people said, we all have them. How do we find healing from those things and continue to grow as a ministry leader? And how do we help others realize their potential? Tune in to find out!
     
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    Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)
     
    Subscribe/Rate
    Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!
     
    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice
    Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(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)!
    Email us your thoughts! mlapodcast@ablaze.us (mailto:mlapodcast@ablaze.us)

    • 27 min
    Your Job is Easier When...

    Your Job is Easier When...

    Chris and Matt share the three primary things that should be in place to make your job easier than ever before...and they may not be what you think. Tune in to make your life easier and grow your potential as a ministry leader.
     
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    Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)
     
    Subscribe/Rate
    Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks!
     
    Hosts: Chris Bartlett and Matt Rice
    Producer/Editor: Taylor Schroll(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)!
    Email us your thoughts! mlapodcast@ablaze.us (mailto:mlapodcast@ablaze.us)

    • 34 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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