In this episode, I talk about how God leads us in ministry. I'm pulling from personal experience as well as some of the timeless ways God has spoken through the ages. Come, let's wrestle with God together! 

I had a great time interviewing Dr. Barbara Brown Zikmund! She is a fascinating person with so many incredible stories. Dr. Zikmund was a professor, dean, and seminary president. She ministered during the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. But don't think she is retired and sitting around collecting social security. BBZ continues to do the work of the Church right where she lives. 

In part 1, we talk about her call, her decision whether or not to have children, and some of the opposition she faced regarding women in leadership. You will need headphones for this episode, but it will be worth it. 

See BBZ Wikipedia page here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Brown_Zikmund

Her books include: 

Clergy Women: An Uphill Calling https://amzn.to/2FSWTWD

Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ 

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Please welcome, Evangelist, Melissa Wright, to the podcast! It was great sitting down with Melissa to hear some of her journey in ministry. Melissa is fun to listen to and you will enjoy her enthusiasm and boldness. You can connect with Melissa through Dan Bohi Ministries. 

https://www.danbohiministries.com/

You can also follow the ministry on Facebook. 

You can now find the podcast on iTunes and PlayGoogle 

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In this episode, the tables are turned and I am interviewed by Jen Noricks. We've been friends for 19 years and she brought the questions to the table. It was fun to walk down memory lane a little. 

In one part, I mention how God healed my marriage. You can hear that story in another podcast.

Here https://dacclivonia.podbean.com/e/faith-lived-out-hebrews-111-3/ or 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-140-faith-lived-out-hebrews-11-1-3/id1448960644?i=1000427588800&mt=2 

Connect with me here www.joanncbastien.com 

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In this episode, I interview Pastor Jennifer Jensen. She is a re-start pastor in the Chicago area. Jennifer has a great story of transformation and God's faithfulness in her life. Check it out! 

https://www.facebook.com/GivingHopeNaz/

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In this episode, I caught up with Rev. Angela Alvarado at a leadership conference. Angela is a church planter and we chatted a few minutes in between workshops. I promise to bring her back for a longer conversation in the future. 

I also talk about why we can't sustain happy-clappy for long periods of time. And I share my observations of the conference. 

Enjoy! 

Connect with me here:

www.joanncbastien.com  

In this episode, I share ten resources that have helped me as an introvert-intuitive, especially in the last year. Even if you are an extrovert, I believe you will find some good reminders of self-care. 

You can connect with me here:

www.joanncbastien.com 

Books mentioned in this episode:

Presence - Amy Cuddy

The Body Keeps the Score -  Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Blink - Malcomb Gladwell

Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv 

 

Please help me welcome Pastor Annette Mondragon to the podcast. She is a church planter and co-pastor of a bi-lingual congregation in Indiana. Annette has a beautiful and amazing story. Enjoy this first episode of 2019! 

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December 14, 2018

Episode 12: Dr Margie Bryce

It was so fun to catch up with my friend, Dr. Margie Bryce! Margie has been a lead pastor, re-start pastor, church revitalization specialist, and adjunct professor. She is currently teaching at Ashland Theological Seminary (Detroit campus). 

You can connect with Dr. Bryce here:

Facebook 

Instagram 

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You can connect with me here: www.joanncbastien.com 

 

December 4, 2018

Episode 11: Rev. Linda Bynum

In this episode, I interview Pastor Linda Bynum. She is the Family Pastor at Devon Aire Community Church. I've known Linda for almost 10 years and it is always fun to sit and talk. Linda has an MA in Pastoral Counseling and a Master of Divinity degree. She has experienced highs and lows in ministry and shares some great insight. 

You can connect with Pastor Linda Bynum on Facebook or the church website.

www.dacclivonia.com 

You can connect with me here: www.joanncbastien.com 

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