The Plant Strong Podcast features women and men from all over the country who are serving and leading in diverse ministry contexts. You will hear stories from leadership veterans to women in the beginning years of church planting. Each episode will encourage you no matter your role in church planting.
This podcast is produced by Bloom, a ministry of Stadia. Stadia is an organization that plants churches all over the world that intentionally care for children. Host Lisa Bennett planted Lifebridge Church in the Atlanta area with her husband Jeff, where they still live with their two daughters Madi and Macy.
Jan Limiero- Press Refresh
Our amazing host Lisa Bennett takes a backseat and hands the reins over to our guest Jan Limiero. Jan is a Life Coach, a Spiritual Director, and the co-founder of Eagles Rest, a ministry that encourages and equips kingdom-minded leaders. Listen as Jan guides Kimetra Bryant, Katie Tyndall and Lisa to Press Refresh through discovering the way God designed us for rest and how we can practically follow Jesus' lead in this area.
An Unhurried Life by Allen Fadling
Nancy Beach: Transitions and Healthy Teams
Today on the show Lisa interviews Nancy Beach. Nancy is a Leadership Coach, speaker and author. Nancy shares her wealth of knowledge and hard fought wisdom in creating healthy teams and transitioning leaders in and out while keeping a soft heart through it all. You'll feel overwhelmingly seen as she shares her story and champions your efforts.
Transitions by William Bridges
Ruth Haley Barton
Heidy and Lisa's Year End Celebration!
You won't want to miss this all things year-in-review! Director of Bloom, Heidy Tandy joins Lisa in our 4th annual Year End Celebration! Gather book recommendations, hear lessons learned and get a sneak peek of Bloom 2022.
Try Softer by Aundi Kolber
Unaffendable by Brant Hansen
Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee
Mitford Series by Jan Karon
I Am Restored by Lecrae
The Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
Race and Responsibility: Engagement for the Long Haul - Yucan Chiu
Today Lisa interviews Yucan Chiu who serves on the leadership team of Stadia as Catalyst for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this timely interview Yucan highlights the need for personal relationships and deep self-reflection into who God is calling us to be as we continue to plant churches that care for all people.
Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah
Healing Prayer by Dennae Pierre
Rally by Britney Winn Lee
Kadi Cole: Find Your Leadership Voice in 90 Days
Listen to the latest episode of the Plant Strong Podcast where Kadi Cole shares about her latest book, “Find Your Leadership Voice in 90 Days”. Kadi is an author and speaker who is passionate about serving the community by working with leaders to increase their effectiveness in whatever role of influence they have been given. In this episode, Kadi talks about how you can understand and overcome your own challenges to lean into God’s best for your leadership, no matter your stage of life or sphere of influence.
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Fearless In Spite of Fear: Betsy Spring
Lisa hosts another Fearless conversation with Betsy Spring! Betsy is BACK on the podcast sharing her experiences from the messy middle of transitioning out of a church planting staff role as she follows God’s leading into the unknown. This episode will point you back to Jesus and living fearless in spite of your fear!
Ever since I’ve been introduced to this podcast it’s been a game changer! A podcast dedicated to helping women in ministry specific to church planting?! YES PLEASE. There aren’t enough resources out there and this podcast is an incredible wealth of knowledge, encouragement, and strength! Just knowing I’m not alone in this process. Thank you!
Someone rooting for you!
We all know how great it feels to have your squad there for you. To have your “go to” people who can answer questions you never even thought to ask. A cheering section to root for you- who just GET you! That's what this podcast feels like to me. Leaders who deal with the same day to day realities that I do, yet bring perspective from the culling of decades of experience. Subscribe right now! Seriously. Such good stuff!
Encouraging and insightful
These podcasts are for any woman in ministry, regardless of role. Each one is encouraging, practical and it makes me wish that I had these voices in my life sooner in my ministry life! Thanks, Bloom, for putting these together to encourage women (and men) in how to minister to yourself and others in a healthy way.