Great content is always at our fingertips and I love it (any other enneagram 5's out there?).
We don't need to be in the same room to hear the fresh ideas of innovative people and learn from those with years of wisdom and experience. We can devour information wherever we are. For years now I have been listening to podcasts and audiobooks on my commute to and from work.
We do have to be wary of information overload and knowing that not all sources will be beneficial. So here are just 2 Kidmin podcasts that are worth your time. There are other great ones out there but with our limited time and focus these are the ones I recommend.
Lead by Josh Denhart, this podcast started in 2020 and is back for another incredible year. I put it on my top two last year and it's back here again (it's that good!). No matter what church you are at (size, location, denomination, whatever) volunteers are a point of frustration. Some may even quote Paul and say they are "a thorn in my flesh". Whatever your feeling towards volunteers is, if you have them (or don't and need them) you need to start listening to this podcast. It brings practical tools for how we minister to our team that makes the ministry happen.
This podcast has risen to the top of my list over 2020. Nick covers all sorts of current topics in family ministry. And that is one of the things that I love about this podcast: family ministry. This podcast goes beyond kids ministry to talk about all parts of family ministry because they are all connected. Nick is already on episode 216 so there is a wealth of archived knowledge that you can look back on, but you should check out his current series on volunteers.
Never stop learning. Find the time each week to grow as a leader. Make it a priority in your schedule.
Lead well this week.