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Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph O'Brien are both leaders in Minneapolis. Jo is an author and speaker who has opportunities to teach around the world in various contexts. She is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and purpose. Steph is a church planter and pastor of a church plant in the city. She coaches leaders and pastors around the country and is a professor at Bethel University. Passionate about investing in the next generation, Steph, blogs and speaks in order to equ ...
 
Upside Down Podcast is an ecumenical podcast at the intersection of justice, spirituality, and culture. Join us for conversations about God's Upside Down Kingdom. No topic is off limits. Upside Down Podcast is a collaborative Christian podcast co-founded by Kayla Craig and Lindsy Wallace. Some of our most popular guests have included Christena Cleveland, Dr. John Perkins, Shane Claiborne, Jo Saxton, Father Greg Boyle, Shannan Martin, and Dominique Gilliard. Popular episodes have featured the ...
 
This is your weekly connection to the life and mission of Fellowship Bible Church. Listen as Dan and Amy talk with the people of Fellowship about what God is doing around our church. It is our desire that this podcast will reinforce your worship on Sunday and encourage you as you live for Christ each week.
 
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Listen today to a powerful and vulnerable message Stephanie recently gave at Bethel University on the subject of discernment. Order a copy of Make a Move "Make a Move" is perfect for: -Anyone wanting to take next steps in listening to God -People in transition (I think that’s all of us!) -Graduates (high school, college, masters) -Those transitioni…
 
How do you begin to reconnect with your community after over a year of wading through the collective heaviness of a global pandemic? Co-hosts Lindsy Wallace, Alissa Molina, and Kayla Craig gather to connect and reflect on where we are and where we’ve been. In this episode, we: Acknowledge the importance and exhaustion of connecting and how we have …
 
There has perhaps never been a more relevant and important time for a book like "Make A Move: How to Stop Wavering and Make Decisions in a Disorienting World". It is one week until the book's official launch and today Stephanie and Jo have a short conversation designed to get you ready to delve into the themes, advice and practical tools around dec…
 
“Silence is not spiritual, and action is not optional.” Author, speaker, and podcast host Tiffany Bluhm talks with host Patricia Taylor about accountability and abuse—particularly in faith spaces—and the hard questions we must ask. TW: This episode covers spiritual abuse, though it does not go into specific details. Still, we want to allow listener…
 
Stephanie and Jo wrap up the Make a Move series with a conversation around a the very relevant topic of decision fatigue. Listen today for examples from their own leadership experiences, plus practical tools for dealing with this all too important topic for leaders. Come to Stephanie's launch party! Sunday May 16 6:30pm-8:30pm CST at Quincy Hall in…
 
For thousands of years, prayer has been understood as both a powerful and essential Christian discipline—but in today’s culture, do we still understand, appreciate and revere this practice as we should? Since 2013, Dimas Salaberrios has served as the president of Concerts of Prayer Greater NY, which is a Christ-centered network of pastors and churc…
 
In this episode, Stephanie and Jo talk about "vocational experiments". More than just a job for which you are paid, vocation can mean all the things in your life that make meaning and purpose and fill up your days with productivity, whether you're paid for it or not. "Make a Move" is perfect for: -Anyone wanting to take next steps in listening to G…
 
Is there truly enough for everyone, and do we really believe there is abundance? Hosts Alissa Molina, Patricia Taylor, Kayla Craig, and Lindsy Wallace discuss what it means to live out of a posture of abundance in a world that has conditioned us to believe in scarcity. In this episode, we: Talk about how we seem to embrace the concept of spiritual …
 
Stephanie and Jo continue the "Make a Move" series this week with more conversation about decision making in this disorienting world. This week they talk about experimenting to try and learn or determine things, sometimes revealing things you never expected to see and leaving us open to the movement of the Holy Spirit. "Make a Move" is perfect for:…
 
John Mark Comer joins Gabe Lyons on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast for a conversation about what Christian leaders need to understand about deconstruction and progressive Christianity. John Mark is one of 70+ leaders joining us at this year’s Culture Summit, taking place April 22-23 in Nashville and online. Want to participate? Register now at…
 
S07 E12 On this weeks episode of the Danielle Strickland Podcast, season mind Blown, James and Danielle are joined by author and speaker Brad Jersak. Based in Abbotsford, BC, he serves as a reader and monastery preacher at All Saints of North America Orthodox Monastery. He also occasionally teaches at The Bridge in Abbotsford. Through his books and…
 
How can we heal the racial divide in our time? Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson argue the answer lies in reparations. Together, they are the authors of the new book, Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair. In this episode, Duke and Greg are joined by pastor Mika Edmondson to examine both the theological and practical elements of this…
 
Decisions are a constant part of our every day life and the biggest decisions of our life cause us the most stress and also the most joy. Stephanie and Jo begin a new series exploring the themes in Stephanie's new book "Make a Move: How to Stop Wavering and Make Decisions in a Disorienting World". "Make a Move" is perfect for: -Anyone wanting to ta…
 
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson joins Gabe Lyons for a conversation about the issues he sees as being most important for our current cultural moment. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States twenty years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He now serves as lead pastor of Church of the…
 
S07 E11 On this weeks episode of the Danielle Strickland Podcast, season mind Blown, James and Danielle are joined by author and speaker Brad Jersak. Based in Abbotsford, BC, he serves as a reader and monastery preacher at All Saints of North America Orthodox Monastery. He also occasionally teaches at The Bridge in Abbotsford. Through his books and…
 
Jo and Stephanie take a look back at this past year and reflect on what they've learned, how their perspectives have changed and what it means for their leadership contexts moving forward. Connect with Lead Stories, Jo and Steph Instagram & Facebook: @LeadStoriesPodcast Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton Connect with Pastor Steph at www.…
 
S07 E10 Listen in as we talk with Darrell Johnson about what has blown his mind in scripture, theology, and our understanding of who God is. Darrell his wife Sharon are parents to four children, each adopted from a different part of the world, and now enjoy nine grandchildren. He is currently engaged in writing, itinerate preaching, mentoring young…
 
Across America, many church buildings are sitting on acres and acres of unused green space. Quite literally, Joey Lankford sees this as an untapped mission field. His organization, Cul2vate, grows and delivers local produce to those in need of food while offering jobs and training to those in need of a second chance. In this episode, Joey shares ho…
 
What does a liberated faith look like? Writer and speaker Danté Stewart talks with co-hosts Patricia Taylor and Lindsy Wallace about the meaning of liberation and how it impacts how we view God, ourselves, and the world. In this episode, we: Reflect on the complex, beautiful, and terrible journey of liberation, the changes we make along the way, an…
 
Lead Stories is doubling down with this special episode featuring Jo Saxton and Danielle Strickland which will air not only on the Lead Stories podcast, but on the Danielle Strickland Mind Blown Season on her podcast. Today Jo and Danielle engage in a powerful and engaging conversation unpacking the meaning of Ezer, a critical understanding of God'…
 
Dr. Preston Sprinkle joins Gabe Lyons for a timely and important dialogue on gender identity and the Church’s role in this complex conversation. Through his work as a biblical scholar and president of the Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender, Preston is a leading expert in this conversation. He is also the author of the new book Embodied: Transge…
 
S07 E09 Our true nature. What do you believe about humanity? What do you believe about yourself? What if under all the distressing disguises of sin is goodness and blessing? How might that change the way we view the world? The way we view God? What if the genesis story isn’t just about sin and judgement? What if much more is happening than we once …
 
The conversation continues in honor of Women's History month. Today Jo and Stephanie look at the question of equity and how we as individuals, as families, as organizations, as churches and as leaders can forge a more gender equal world. They'll look at some listener responses as well as offer some practicals ways we can respond to the "equity chal…
 
On this episode of the Q Podcast, Gabe and Rebekah Lyons sit down to discuss our opportunity to unite with other believers and lead well in this cultural moment. They also share a first look at Culture Summit—this year’s Q Conference taking place in Nashville and in communities around the world this April 22-23. Want to learn more about how you can…
 
S07 E08 Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneurial coach. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multicultural and international perspective to her leadership training for women. A sought-after speaker, Jo has a diverse calendar addressing universities, churches, national conferences, nonprofits, and corpora…
 
How do you know when you’ve grown, and how does that growth show up in other parts of your life? Speaker, author, musician, curator, and previous podcast guest Justin McRoberts talks with co-hosts Kayla Craig and Patricia Taylor about what growth does in us in our faith, our relationships, and the risks we must take. In this episode, we: Chat about…
 
Stephanie and Jo kick off a new series celebrating Women's History Month talking about what it means to be empowered as women and what it means to empower women. Today's episode is broadcast on International Women's Day. The theme this year is "Choose to Challenge: How will you help forge a gender equal world?" The Women's History Month series is s…
 
S07 E07 Lisa Sharon Harper is an infectious leader who is filled with grace and truth (someone else was described this way in Scripture - oh yeah! It was Jesus!). Seriously, Lisa shares such amazing wisdom here - blowing our minds! Listen and be amazed and then be moved to support her incredible work and life - check out her initiatives here: A pro…
 
Today Stephanie wraps up the Agile Leadership conversation with Pastor Scott Ridout, President of Converge. Scott and his wife Lisa led Sun Valley Community Church, Gilbert, Arizona, from 1998 to 2014. Sun Valley has grown from 375 to roughly 5000 attendees on three campuses under his leadership. Previously, Scott served six years as a Converge ove…
 
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