109 episodes

Ministry Leaders and their families live in a “glass house”—an environment where they are left vulnerable to the stress of ministry, the criticism of others, and feel the spotlight on their personal weaknesses. Lifeway's "The Glass House" is a space where ministry leaders will shed light on the challenges they often don't feel permission to talk about. Listeners who work in the trenches of church life will feel seen and gain tools to navigate ministry and life. Those who live outside this "glass house" will better understand what it's like to dwell there. Join Ben and Lynley Mandrell for these shockingly confessional—yet redemptive—conversations.

The Glass House with Ben and Lynley Mandrell Lifeway Podcasts

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 142 Ratings

Ministry Leaders and their families live in a “glass house”—an environment where they are left vulnerable to the stress of ministry, the criticism of others, and feel the spotlight on their personal weaknesses. Lifeway's "The Glass House" is a space where ministry leaders will shed light on the challenges they often don't feel permission to talk about. Listeners who work in the trenches of church life will feel seen and gain tools to navigate ministry and life. Those who live outside this "glass house" will better understand what it's like to dwell there. Join Ben and Lynley Mandrell for these shockingly confessional—yet redemptive—conversations.

    107. Jeff and Jen Wilkin on Marriage, Ministry and Revelation

    107. Jeff and Jen Wilkin on Marriage, Ministry and Revelation

    If you're a regular listener to The Glass House, then you've heard plenty of wives speak to the topic of supporting their husbands in ministry. But what you haven't yet heard is how a husband can also be their wife's biggest cheerleader and supporter when she is the one in vocational ministry. Jen Wilkin and her husband Jeff, join Ben and Lynley on The Glass House to discuss their ministry journey and the dynamics of their marriage as Jeff supports Jen in vocational ministry. These two ...

    • 46 min
    106. Agreeable Disagreement in the Church

    106. Agreeable Disagreement in the Church

    Happy Southern Baptist Convention Eve! Over the next few days Southern Baptist Churches from around the country will come together in Indianapolis and will debate about key issues involving our churches. Recently Ben preached a sermon from Romans 14 and we thought it would be perfect to publish it on The Glass House. It is not uncommon for christians to be passionate about their positions and opinions and not agree with one another. We hope this episode encourages every listener to keep the m...

    • 39 min
    105. Family Rhythms and Routines with Lynley Mandrell and Angie Elkins

    105. Family Rhythms and Routines with Lynley Mandrell and Angie Elkins

    Today on the Glass House we are surprising you with a really special Friday episode. At Lifeway we have some really fantastic podcasts that we want to make sure you know about. Angie Elkins is our producer on the Glass House, but she also has her own show called Let It Shine. Lynley has been a co-host with her this season and they had a really interesting conversation around family rhythms. We are sharing it with you today. Make sure you check out Let It Shine an...

    • 29 min
    104. Emotions in Ministry with Bryan Barley

    104. Emotions in Ministry with Bryan Barley

    Emotions are created by God as indicators of how we are processing the environment or circumstances around us. Most people identify themselves as emotional or not by how much they cry; however, there's a lot more to emotions than crying and it's important that we experience the emotions God has given us. On today's episode of TGH, Ben and Lynley discuss this topic with Bryan Barley. Bryan Barley is a former church planter that recently moved to Nashville, TN. He and his wife of 17 years share...

    • 53 min
    103. LIVE: Preaching Prep & How It Affects the Family

    103. LIVE: Preaching Prep & How It Affects the Family

    After every Sunday church service, the biggest thing on the pastor's mind, is how quickly the following Sunday's message is coming. Sermon preparation doesn't just effect the pastor, it also effects the entire family. On today's show Ben and Lynley share with a live audience filled with student ministry leaders at the Lifeway Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. You'll hear Ben and Lynley discuss what to share and what not to share, the authority that comes with being an effective preacher, ...

    • 34 min
    102. Practical Tools for Parenting in Ministry

    102. Practical Tools for Parenting in Ministry

    One of the best tools young parents have, is the tips from older parents a little further down the road! On today's episode of The Glass House, Ben and Lynley share with you practical tools for being intentional in your parenting while serving in ministry. From family closers to teaching your kids how to return a question, you'll hear practices that can cultivate an intentional and healthy family culture. Ben and Lynley have picked up several of these tips from other families along the road o...

    • 26 min

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142 Ratings

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Such an encouragement

Our family has been in the ministry now for the last 12 years now with the last 7 being in senior pastoral ministry. This podcast has been such a breath of fresh air knowing the community we share in and the God that we serve together. Thank you for faithfully and honestly sharing your story.

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