148 – Come: Jesus is Vulnerable For You

There is vulnerability when we offer our hearts and gifts to others.  We can take heart from Jesus who became vulnerable for us.  We can celebrate Jesus’ vulnerability as he showed us a new way to lead with humility and service.  Join Bill and Kristi as they explore Jesus’ vulnerability and how that helps us in our journey. 

147 – Come: Jesus Speaks Truth to You

Jesus comes to us with sensitivity to our feelings but he also comes to us with truth. We want to give people grace, empathy, and safety when they have doubt but we don’t want them stuck in doubt. Jesus comes to us with truth. In this episode, Kristi shares her past crises with doubt. Join the conversation, as Bill and Kristi share authentically and model what it looks to give grace and feedback to one another as soul friends.

146 – Come: Jesus Feels Your Emotions

We can imagine Jesus as a thinker, a teacher, or a leader, but have you ever thought of Jesus being a “feeler”? Jesus felt many emotions that we do including: fear, worry, and even shame.  This allows him to enter into our life experiences with us and feel what we feel with empathy and compassion.  Join this conversation as Bill and Kristi unpack what it means to see Jesus as a feeler and how that helps us experience greater intimacy with him.  

145 – Come: Jesus is Glad to See You!

The light of God on the face of Jesus is what warms our hearts. This is the joy and energy of our lives! Advent is the season to renew and cultivate this vision for Jesus. Kristi shares on how she has been experiencing Jesus’s delight by journeying with Mary and her Magnificat. Join the conversation as Bill unpacks Kristi’s upcoming devotional.

144 – Unexpected Blessings

The psalms tell us to enter into his gates with thanksgiving and praise.  However, sometimes it’s not always easy to give thanks.  Especially if we are going through tragedies, trials, and conflict.  Join Bill and Kristi as they share on how we can find the goodness of the Lord in the midst of life’s challenges and unwanted circumstances.

143 – Intimacy with Jesus in Leadership

Leadership in the way of Christ is very different and dramatically more impactful than cultural leadership in the way of our world and people’s natural abilities. True spiritual leadership begins with our intimacy with Jesus. Join Bill and Kristi as they share from their own experiences in life and ministry.

142: Spiritual Direction

In today’s world it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make space and give our attention and energy into organic relationships. Into deep, face to face connecting with people. Spiritual Direction relationships help to stir up conversations that are prayerful, authentic, meaningful, and encourage us in our discipleship to Jesus and our service to others. Bill and Kristi share an example of a chance encounter that turned into an organic spiritual direction conversation.

141 – PA: Women in Ministry

Women bring a spiritual depth, relational skill, integrative thinking, and tender-courage that often are lacking in all male leadership groups. Sadly, many women have been disrespected and excluded by Christian men in authority in the Church. Join this crucial conversation as Bill and Kristi unpack what the Bible teaches and how they have experienced the powerful model of shared male and female leadership.

140 – PA: Ministry in the Smile of the Father

Most of us in ministry can be tempted to try too hard.  We tend to put too much time, worry, and stress to make people happy. This can get exhausting and turn into burn-out.  Over-preparing is a way that we deal with the anxiety. Join Bill and Kristi as they share a blessing of prayer and affirmation for leaders and share their journey of learning to depend on the Lord in ministry settings. 

139 – PA: Finding Joy When Ministry is Hard

Sometimes when you are in relationship with people and pouring into them, they have the power to hurt you, and it can feel like a betrayal.  During times like this, it’s helpful to share with someone who can give you empathy and objectivity. Bill and Kristi share from their own experiences and their search for true joy during times of trial.