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.
Ep 130- Life After Launch Sunday: Celebrating from 3 Weeks In! (A Conversation with Suzan Thompson)
Join Lisa as she interviews Suzan Thompson. Alongside her husband, Rohan Thompson, she pastors at the newly established Deeper Church in Dallas, GA. Church planting is a unique calling and today we get to hear straight from the mouth of a planter only 3 weeks into Sunday gatherings. You will be encouraged as Suzan shares her praises and struggles of following God's lead to plant a church.
Ep 129 -Three Achievable Challenges to Make Room for Deep Joy and Flourishing (with Lisa Bennett)
Join us today as Lisa shares the 3 most important lessons she has learned over the years of her many medical trials. Invincibility is not a thing. We know this and yet many of us move about life either ignoring or minimizing just how important it is to take care of our health. Listen in as Lisa shares with us vital lessons to help ourselves and those around us honor our bodies.
Ep 89 3.2.22- Lumar Vargas
Lisa's Medical Journal
Try Softer by Aundi Kobler
Strong Like Water by Aundi Kobler
Lisa and Heidy Tandy Reflect and Celebrate!
We are so excited to welcome back our amazing host Lisa Bennett. Lisa both reflects on 2023 and looks forward to 2024 with Heidy Tandy, Director of Discovery at Stadia. This reflective and looking head episode is always one of the most listened to episodes and this years content does not disappoint. From celebrating the simple things to truly reflecting on the presence of Jesus, Lisa and Heidy hit is all!
Eps. 89 Lumar Vargas
Stop Collecting Gurus - Emily P. Freeman
Will Guidara - Unreasonable Hospitality
Skye Jethani - With
How a different way of thinking about Sabbath can help you keep it! Sarah Lynn Grubb Encore
Join us for an encore presentation where Lisa interviews Sarah Lynn Grubb, the Central Programming Director at Real Life Church in Valencia, CA. Listen in as Sarah describes the beautiful gift of a recent 45-day sabbatical and her intentionality toward weekly rhythms of sabbath to help her serve her church and rest as a child of God.
How prayer is not only a lifeline but an exercise in trust (with Kim Perry)
Today on the podcast, we encore episode 94 where Lisa has an honest conversation about prayer with Kim Perry. Kim is the Next Steps Director at Lifepointe Church in Raleigh, NC. and a champion for all things prayer. Whether you struggle to pray or could win a gold medal in prayer Olympics, this episode will encourage you to build a trust in God through the power of prayer!
How soul care keeps you in the game (Encore Mindy Caliguire)
Thank you for joining us for an encore of episode 88 with Mindy Caliguire. Mindy shares her wisdom, insight and passion for leaders to lead from a healthy soul. Along with her husband Jeff Caliguire, Mindy founded Soul Care, a ministry dedicated to helping people restore their souls. She invites you into practical actions providing powerful relief for souls long overdue for rest, especially on how to set up boundaries that will help you remain effective for the Kingdom.
I’m so grateful that this platform exists. As a woman in church planting, I’m not certain how I could fully show up as me without the support of this Bloom community and the resource that this podcast has been for me. I’m deeply aware with each episode of how seen the church planting daughters of God are, though our days may find us battling loneliness and even isolation. Here is home, a place where women who are so different from me, come to the table sharing many of the same challenges I face daily. Continue providing this content; I am listening, learning, growing, healing, and sharing! 🖤💛🖤💛
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!