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Next Step Leadership is a podcast dedicated to helping you make your next step your best step. Your next step could very well determine the trajectory or direction of your life. Where we step, how we step, and when we step are all vital considerations for your next step. Chris Maxwell and Tracy Reynolds combine decades of experience in ministry, higher education, writing, music, leading organizations, and developing teams to inspire you to aspire in life one step at a time. We desire to assist you in making your next step your very best step.

Next Step Leadership Chris Maxwell & Tracy Reynolds

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Next Step Leadership is a podcast dedicated to helping you make your next step your best step. Your next step could very well determine the trajectory or direction of your life. Where we step, how we step, and when we step are all vital considerations for your next step. Chris Maxwell and Tracy Reynolds combine decades of experience in ministry, higher education, writing, music, leading organizations, and developing teams to inspire you to aspire in life one step at a time. We desire to assist you in making your next step your very best step.

    Interview with Leonard Sweet, Part 1 - Season 2, Episode 17

    Interview with Leonard Sweet, Part 1 - Season 2, Episode 17

    Professor and author Leonard Sweet is the guest in this episode of Next Step Leadership. Chris Maxwell and Tracy Reynolds are honored with this opportunity to learn from Dr. Sweet. His books, sermons, teaching, and social media comments have motivated today’s leaders to think creatively and wisely. During these seasons of change, Len offers insight about modern trends, ancient values, and the right ways to respond. In a world of what he calls “erupting volcanos,” Len presents his perspective on not just being relevant but incarnating the gospel into whatever the culture is. Listen and learn how to be “in touch” with the culture and “in tune” with the Spirit.
    https://leonardsweet.com
    Books by Len Sweet on Amazon
    Preachthestory

    • 21 min
    Interview with JJ Getz, Part 2 - Season 2, Episode 16

    Interview with JJ Getz, Part 2 - Season 2, Episode 16

    Tracy and Chris think and talk and dream together again with JJ Getz. In this second conversation, JJ offers insight from the younger generation. She tells stories about growing up as a pastor’s child. Her experience has given a great understanding of what it is like in small churches with very little help. As she talks about her father, her memories, her ideas, and her hopes, JJ believes leaders can serve a community rather than hoping the community serves them. She also emphasizes the value of teams, offering thoughts about healthy teamwork. This episode is another example of many voices of various ages learning, serving, and leading together.
    JJ on LinkedIn
    JJ on Twitter
    JJ on Instagram
    Six Types of Working Genius - Patrick Lencioni https://www.workinggenius.com

    • 21 min
    Interview with JJ Getz, Part 1 - Season 2, Episode 15

    Interview with JJ Getz, Part 1 - Season 2, Episode 15

    In this week’s Next Step Leadership podcast, Chris Maxwell and Tracy Reynolds interview JJ Getz—a young leader they have watched begin her journey of leadership. JJ is a voice today’s leaders need to hear. Her wise, creative mind, and her fresh ideas offer glimpses into what is needed in today’s culture. As time is traveling so rapidly, JJ believes humility helps us ask the right questions, partner with the right people for the right reasons, and choose to continue learning processes. Do we try new things? Are we willing to risk failure? How are we pursuing growth? JJ invites us to care deeply for people as we lead.
    JJ on LinkedIn
    JJ on Twitter
    JJ on Instagram

    • 21 min
    Interview with Doug Bursch, Part 2 - Season, 2, Episode 14

    Interview with Doug Bursch, Part 2 - Season, 2, Episode 14

    In this episode of Next Step Leadership, Chris and Tracy continue their conversation about ministry with Doug Bursch. Doug is an author and pastor, and he again offers deep care for today’s leaders. Social media has helped create divisive, devouring conversations. Doug seeks to guide Christian leaders toward reconciliation. Is our only concern about being right? Or do we carry deep concern for showing the love of God as we lead? Relationships and ministry are damaged when we miss that calling into light—the light of reconciliation. This conversation is crucial, especially during the present tension of our times. Through technology and all methods, let us do what God has entrusted us to do.
    https://www.fairlyspiritual.org
    Doug on AMAZON
    https://www.facebook.com/fairlyspiritual
    Doug on Twitter 

    • 22 min
    Interview with Doug Bursch, Part 1 - Season 2, Episode 13

    Interview with Doug Bursch, Part 1 - Season 2, Episode 13

    Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell welcome pastor, author, and speaker Doug Bursch to this podcast. Glancing into the future through the lens of the present, Doug talks about authentic pastoral ministry. There are more expectations than ever before of what a pastor should be and do. Those large and diverse expectations create a difficult climate for true ministry. Clergy and their families are suffering because of those high demands. Doug wants to partner with ministers to help them manage expectations better and find healthy priorities.
    https://www.fairlyspiritual.org
    Doug on AMAZON
    https://www.facebook.com/fairlyspiritual
    Doug on Twitter

    • 22 min
    Interview with Michele Pillar, Part 2 - Season 2, Episode 12

    Interview with Michele Pillar, Part 2 - Season 2, Episode 12

    Chris and Tracy continue listening to singer and author Michele Pillar tell her story about when her life was tangled and how she finally became untangled. These days it is vital we learn from servant leaders like Michele. Healing comes through vulnerability, seeking help, receiving healing, and becoming untangled. She felt God had picked the wrong person. She never believed God could work through her again. She saw no hope. But God reunited and refurbished her to stop looking back and begin looking forward. Do you believe your best years are behind you? Do you feel you have failed too much? Seek God’s forgiveness and His love today. Believe He has a great future for you. Begin now to take the next step, believing this step will be your best one ever. As God untangles you, He will lead through you to help untangle others.
    http://michelepillar.com
    https://michelepillar.selz.com/categories
    https://www.drphil.com/videos/three-time-grammy-nominee-michele-pillar-opens-up-about-her-life/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Dmoneypappa ,

Great Podcast full of wisdom

Wonderful teachings and discussions that teach the heart and the spirit. Wisdom in what is needed for discipleship and growing the future teachers and leaders in Christ.

ztlojk ,

A Supreme Blessing

I love to listen to podcasts, specifically podcasts on leadership. As such a young leader it is important for me to learn and grow in my leadership abilities but more than that, to grow in God. This podcast has been a supreme blessing to me in both areas.

Eric Foster-Whiddon ,

True, time-tested leadership wisdom

This podcast is refreshing — a weekly conversation between friends reflecting on their decades as leaders and Christ-followers. Chris & Tracy share practical, substantive wisdom. Love it!

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