109 episodes

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

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 14 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

    Does God Have Grandchildren?

    Does God Have Grandchildren?

    Boy this one is a doozy! Chris and Matt mostly argue about if God has grandchildren or not. And this all came from a conversation about butterflies(of course it did). Tune in for one of the most heated and hilarious shows in a while.
     
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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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    The Big Domino

    The Big Domino

    Even had a conversation with someone and you couldn't seem to get your point across? You're trying to come to an agreement but just keep talking in circles? Of course you have! Matt and Chris talk about figuring out what the "big domino" is so we can have more productive conversations in our ministries to reduce conflict and aid our evangelization efforts.
     
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    Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)
     
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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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    The Real Difference Between Ministry Leaders and Rocket Scientists

    The Real Difference Between Ministry Leaders and Rocket Scientists

    MLA Superfan JP Quinn joins the show! He is a rocket scientist so that's fun! The guys talk about the real difference between the two types of jobs, how we as ministry leaders can protect our time & some general shenanigans. Enjoy!
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    Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)
     
    Support MLA on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/mlapodcast/)
     
    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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    Kevin Kapchinski is the man!

    Kevin Kapchinski is the man!

    Kevin Kapchinski joins the share to share his ministry leadership wisdom. The conversation ranges from wearing multiple hats, the real reason its crucial to empower others in ministry and how to captan a boat.
    Connect with Kevin on Facebook or Instagram @kapchike.
     
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    Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)
     
    Support MLA on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/mlapodcast/)
     
    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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    Pagan Christian Disciple

    Pagan Christian Disciple

    Matt is back this week to join Chris is a conversation about how we're called to make disciples but too many miss the mark. How can we as ministry leaders impact the world and our families through creating true Christian disciples?
     
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    Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)
     
    Support MLA on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/mlapodcast/)
     
    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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    Idioms or Idiots w/Taylor Schroll

    Idioms or Idiots w/Taylor Schroll

    Taylor Schroll fills in with Chris. Chris shares about a rugby team's culture and the idioms they use to define them. Then they transition into idioms people in the Church use to describe the Church's culture and decide whether they're good, terrible or just too cheesy. Some new ones are introduced by some of Chris' youth at the parish.
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    Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a production of Ablaze Ministries (ablaze.us)
     
    Support MLA on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/mlapodcast/)
     
    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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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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!

stl_catholic ,

Great insights for priests too!

I've enjoyed listening to Matt and Chris and their guests share from their years of experience as courageous evangelists and men and women of faith facing the challenges of ministry and living in the world today. As a priest in the trenches, I find there's much to be learned and applied from their ministry in my own. God bless you!

D-Reckless1 ,

Love it!

This podcast is good for the head and the heart!

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