234. The Success of 'Switching, Not Ditching'
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
6m ago
Episode Summary: In episode 234 of the Lead Ministry podcast, host Josh Denhart brings on special guest Josh Zello to discuss an impactful ministry strategy called "Switching, Not Ditching." Josh Zello, a theologian and preschool ministry expert, joins the show to share his success story. By applying the techniques and tools from the Lead Volunteers program, Zello transformed the volunteer system at his church, minimizing last-minute chaos and enhancing overall organization. The host and guest delve into the details of why "Switching, Not Ditching" works, share personal anecdotes, and offer ac ..read more
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233. Success Stories: Transforming Ministry Challenges Together
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
1w ago
Episode Summary In this enlightening episode of the Lead Ministry Podcast, host Josh Denhart welcomes a very special guest, Josh Zello. This episode dives into a powerful success story that spans the realms of podcast impact, ministry coursework, and one-on-one coaching. Zello shares his journey from being a preschool pastor to leading a comprehensive children's ministry at a church plant in Baltimore. He talks about the instrumental role of the Lead Volunteers coursework and the transformative experience of personalized coaching with Denhart, culminating in strategically navigating and overco ..read more
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232. Serving Outside the Walls
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
2w ago
Episode Summary: In this impactful episode of the Lead Ministry podcast, host Josh Denhart is joined by guest Preston Hocker to explore the transformative power of serving beyond traditional church roles. They discuss the importance of community service and share personal experiences of engaging in various outreach projects, from homeless shelter cleanups to initiatives aimed at combating human trafficking. Preston emphasizes how stepping out of usual church responsibilities and contributing to community projects can enrich both personal faith and the lives of those served. This episode is a c ..read more
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231. Why Being a Lizard Could Be Your Key to Success
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
3w ago
Episode Summary In episode 231 of the Lead Ministry Podcast, host Josh Denhart along with co-host Bill Van Kirk delve into the intriguing concept of "Why Being a Lizard Could Be Your Key to Success." Inspired by the wisdom of Proverbs, they examine how the characteristics of a lizard can offer profound lessons in gaining access to influential people and opportunities. This episode is packed with practical advice and real-life stories that highlight the importance of persistence, creativity, and strategic networking. Listeners will discover how adopting a lizard's adaptability can signific ..read more
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230. The Locust Strategy: Mastering Organization
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
1M ago
Episode Summary In episode 230 of the Lead Ministry Podcast, host Josh Denhart along with co-host Bill Van Kirk dive deep into the art of organization through the unique lens of the "Locust Strategy." Drawing inspiration from Proverbs, they explore how self-leadership and systematic organization can lead to greater success in ministry and other areas of life. Whether you're naturally organized or struggling to maintain order, this episode offers practical tips and insights that will help you overcome chaos and enhance productivity.   Key Takeaways Define Organization: Understanding what ..read more
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229. Unlocking the Secret Wisdom of the Rock Badger
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
1M ago
Episode Summary: In episode 229 of the Lead Ministry Podcast, hosts Josh Denhart and Bill Van Kirk dive into the fascinating and unconventional wisdom of the rock badger, inspired by an obscure passage from the book of Proverbs. They explore how this small creature embodies powerful principles of focus, security, and productivity. Drawing parallels between the rock badger's behavior and our own lives, Josh and Bill offer practical strategies for applying these lessons to enhance our daily productivity and spiritual journey. Join the discussion and discover the intriguing insights that a r ..read more
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228. Productivity Secrets from Ants?
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
1M ago
Episode Summary In episode 228 titled "Productivity Secrets from Ants?", hosts Josh Denhart and Bill Van Kirk explore the concept of diligence, drawing inspiration from the industrious nature of ants. They discuss how this tiny creature's habits can teach us valuable lessons in preparation, consistency, and long-term productivity. With personal stories, biblical insights, and practical tips, Josh and Bill delve into how embracing diligence can enhance personal and professional growth.   Key Takeaways Pre-preparation is Key: Josh emphasizes the importance of preparing the night befor ..read more
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227. Don't Just Love the Pretty People
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
1M ago
In this insightful episode, hosts Josh Denhart and Bill Van Kirk delve into the importance of building a ministry team that values every individual, regardless of their background. They discuss the natural human tendencies to gravitate towards certain people and how to consciously break these habits to create a more inclusive and impactful ministry environment. Featuring engaging stories and practical advice, this episode aims to equip leaders with the tools to recognize and address favoritism within their teams. Addressing Favoritism: Recognize and combat the natural tendency to favor certai ..read more
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226. What Puzzle Piece are You?
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
2M ago
Episode Summary In this episode of the Lead Ministry Podcast, host Josh Denhart and co-host Bill Van Kirk explore the captivating concept of how each of us plays a unique role in the lives of those around us. Through heartfelt stories and Biblical insights, they discuss the importance of encouragement and how seemingly small actions can fit into God's larger plan. Together, they paint a vivid picture of how our interactions, like puzzle pieces, contribute to the beautiful mosaic of God's work.   Key Takeaways God's Ongoing Work: God is continuously working in and through us, complet ..read more
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225. Dealing with Grief in Ministry
The Lead Volunteers Podcast
by Josh Denhart
2M ago
Episode Summary: In this heartfelt episode, hosts Josh Denhart and Bill Van Kirk offer a deep dive into the emotional complexities of fostering and losing connections in the world of ministry. They share personal stories and reflections on the profound relationships that are built through spiritual work and the intense emotions that come with the loss of a ministry colleague. This episode serves as a poignant guide for navigating grief while continuing the journey in ministry. Key Takeaways: Depth of Ministry Relationships: Ministry often fosters uniquely deep and personal bonds, si ..read more
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