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The Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast is where you can hear from top leaders in children’s ministry, student ministry and family ministry. You’ll learn the principles and practices they use to lead families with the goal of helping you maximize the potential in your ministry. For more content and notes, head to nickblevins.com.
 
The goal of Forte Catholic is to #MakeCatholicismFunAgain. No matter where you are on your journey with God we want to help you take the next step by inspiring, uplifting, and sharing the Good News...all while laughing along the way. There is a weekly theme discussion, guest interviews from Catholic leaders from across the world and the best crew of co-hosts in the biz. 2018 Catholic Podcast of the Year Nominee (Fisher's Net Awards) The host, Taylor Schroll, is a Catholic husband, father, mi ...
 
The Orange Leaders Audio Blog helps family, youth and children’s ministry leaders influence the faith and character of kids and teenagers. Five days a week, Monday through, Friday, we will share the best strategies, tips and ideas from the Orange Leaders online blog. Each episode will cover relevant family ministry topics with posts from leaders like Reggie Joiner; Carey Nieuwhof; Kristen Ivy; Adam Duckworth; Sue Miller; Mike Clear; Jim Wideman; Dan Scott; Meaghan Wall; Frank Bealer; Dr. Jim ...
 
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Allison is back! She talks with Taylor about where she's been, mental health and they both talk about some surprises they've had to deal with recently. Taylor complains(typical) and shares some insight into doing things contrary to how he usually does things and it turned a terrible day into an incredible day! Finally, they discuss their favorite w…
 
In this episode, Tony Kummer joins us to share some results and statistics from a survey distributed to smaller churches throughout the country, helping give us a sense of what the average-size church is experiencing post-COVID. Tony also shares about a couple of ministries he operates to help serve smaller churches that operate on small children's…
 
Taylor & Jon haven't talked in a while so they kick off the show by catching up on each other's lives with stories about life, work, sports. Next, Taylor shares a story he recently heard in a homily that he's heard many times before, but this time he has some questions about it. It involved following Catholic rules(or not), respect for the Sacramen…
 
In this episode, Vance Martin from the Slingshot Group helps reveal some details on the current state of children's and youth ministry staffing within the local church. Vance also provides some observations on how the church today can prepare young leaders to move into ministry roles in the future. Vance Martin Connect with Vance on Email | Website…
 
David Bates of the Pints with Jack podcast guest cohosts with Taylor as they share their insight from Holy Week and this Easter Season. They also discuss two things right up David's alley: CS Lewis & Byzantine Catholicism. They dive into Lewis' book "The Four Loves" and Taylor pesters him with questions about why he is different than him. It's quit…
 
In this episode, Tom Bump brings some practical ways to find renewal as a ministry leader and some insights on what to look for. Tom has decades of experience in church ministry and now helps leaders navigate the hills and valleys of ministry. Tom Bump Connect with Tom on Instagram | Facebook | Website Clearstream Clearstream works with thousands o…
 
In this episode, Clay Scroggins helps share some helpful tips for approaching the future of leadership within the church and the changes that will come. He also shares about his new book and some leadership principles that have shifted in recent years. Clay Scroggins Connect with Clay on Twitter | Instagram | Website Clearstream Clearstream works w…
 
We're back! After taking a week off due to Taylor having the plague, he and Fr. Anthony Sciarappa kick off our Holy Week episode by discussing healing. There are many stories of healing in the Scriptures but do they still happen today? Should we be asking for miraculous healings? What happens if we ask for healing and it doesn't come? They dive int…
 
In this episode, I speak with my friend Matt McKee, one of the leading voices on the topic of online safety for kids and parenting within a tech world. Matt also shares some practical principles and mindset shifts in regard to technology and helps clarify some goals for parents who have questions about boundaries with technology. Matt McKee Connect…
 
In this episode, Chris Sasser shares insights from his new book and gives some brief but helpful examples for parents to lighten the load for their kids. Chris has been leading within family ministry for just over thirty years and has developed a unique and powerful partnership with parents within his community in Wilmington, NC. Chris Sasser Conne…
 
Taylor went to Jon's house for his annual March Madness party and they recorded a podcast together. This is their first ever recording in person and it was a blast! They chatted about the weekend: hanging out with 50 dudes & having Mass in Jon's house. They kept the sports theme going with comparing an elusive baseball stat with our spiritual life.…
 
Liv Harrison cohosts as Taylor shares about his recent trip to see multiple doctors. It wasn't the greatest day but he saw a lot of silly, and some serious, connections to his faith life during his day with the docs. He also asked a one doctor a question prompted by Liv and he didn't get the answer he was expecting. Then, they discuss if this podca…
 
Whoops! It's a different Sciarappa! Nick cohosts this week as he shares some spicy takes and the joys of being a new father. Then, they play Freestyle Preaching! This is our game where each host has to give a 60 second sermon including three random words given to them by the other host. It's a blast! Finally, Taylor shares some of his insights from…
 
Jon "Bearded" Blevins cohosts as Taylor shares how he almost died in order to hang out with Jon. Then they discuss Amazon Prime's hit show "Wheel of Time" and how it connects to Redemptive Suffering this Lent. In the second segment, Taylor tries the Catholic Mashup game with Jon. We combine clues for a Catholic hero and a pop culture star and see i…
 
This episode features Keith Ferrin as he shares some practical tips for staying spiritually healthy, specifically through changing how leaders approach reading God's Word. Keith originally shared some of this content within the Multiply Ministry online conference organized by Ministry Boost members. Keith Ferrin Connect with Keith on Facebook | Ins…
 
Taylor has a lot of off-the-wall questions for Fr. Anthony Sciarappa. How do celibate priests feel about married priests? Why do Catholics have to be so weird sometimes(ex. misspell normal words)? And finally, Taylor tries to trap Fr. Anthony in a question about Heaven. Fun! They also introduce a brand new game that you'll either love or hate calle…
 
This episode features Greg Curtis who communicates about three keys the retaining new families within the church. Greg originally shared this content within the Multiply Ministry online conference organized by Ministry Boost members. Greg Curtis Connect with Greg on Facebook | Instagram Clearstream Clearstream works with thousands of churches world…
 
The show starts on a bit of a somber note this week. Taylor recently attended a funeral and shares a bit about the experience, grieving the loss of someone and the difficulties many people face with mental health. In the second segment, they discuss the (often hidden) gem of Lectio Divina. This ancient way of praying with Scripture has helped many …
 
Kathryn Whitaker is in town and joins Taylor to talk about his trip to LA and her recent experience of extreme hospitality at Church. They also play Imitate, Intercess or Ignore where they each give the other three saints and they have to pick which one they want to be like, which they will ask for prayers and which they will ignore! Lent is right …
 
Usually it's Jon bringing the hot takes but Taylor has some things to get off his chest this week. Spicy! They kick it off with a conversation about the phrase "If you're bored at Mass, you'll be bored in Heaven." It's a common phrase from people in ministry and online personalities but Taylor doesn't agree with it anymore and he explains why. Next…
 
Fr. Anthony cohosts an episode with a lot of vindication to be had throughout. Taylor feels vindicated by some cool connections to Forte Catholic on the internet this week. He also feels vindicated by making Fr. Anthony play a new game he isn't good at. Payback for all the games Fr. Anthony has made Taylor look dumb in. Finally, Fr. Anthony gets vi…
 
Liv Harrison cohosts this episode recorded in her studio in Houston. She & Taylor discuss the price of admission for a meaningful life: proving that science are our faith are telling us very similar things in this regard. Next, they list off their favorite shows of 2021 as recommendations and the shows they are most anticipating this year! Finally,…
 
Jon said this was his favorite episode in a while! Taylor kicks off the show with how he's been thinking deeply about the internet and how we take it for granted. It really is incredible the things we can do with it and we never really give it a second thought. Next, they discuss the parish program growing in popularity, Alpha. Taylor's parish is s…
 
Allison Sullivan cohosts what is guaranteed to be one of our best two shows of 2022 thus far! One of the bedrocks of this show is Scripture and we realized we haven't focused on it in a while so this whole episode is focused on the Bible. We kick it off with a new insight into typology of Baptism in the Old Testament that Taylor never knew about fo…
 
Fr. Anthony cohosts our first show of 2022! Taylor shares the yearly "State of the Forte" with how the show did the previous year, top ten episodes and more! J.P. Quinn helps us kick off the year with some insanity with his hot takes segment "Forte, Mezzo, Piano" where he shares his takes & the hosts yell at him and tell him he's crazy. To close th…
 
Liv Harrison cohosts our final show of 2021. Taylor & Liv share their two roses and a thorn after looking back on 2021 and discover the most popular slang word and inventions of the year they were born, graduating high school and getting married. It's fun to look back and see how far we have come! Tommy Tighe rejoins the show to discuss his newest …
 
This episode features Lisa Molite who serves on staff at Community Christian Church leading a dynamic kidmin large group program, both in-person and online. Lisa also joined the Multiply Ministry online conference and this contains a section of a Zoom interview with other Ministry Boost members. Lisa Molite Connect with Lisa on Facebook | Instagram…
 
Jon Blevins cohosts two segments of our Christmas special. He and Taylor hung out in person this week for only the second time ever. They chat about that & Jon's strange request. Taylor also shares his thoughts on being entertaining vs. being engaging and what that means for the Church. Next, Fr. Anthony and Aaron Weber join Taylor on the show for …
 
In the first segment, Allison and Taylor were supposed to catch up about her recent trip and Taylor getting out of jury duty. But instead, THEY READ THE RECEIPTS on an argument they had via text and have a fun time deciding who was in the wrong and what they learned about each other. Next, to calm down a bit, they discuss a lot connections between …
 
This episode features Yancy Richmond, Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter as she shares what discipling kids in worship looks like. She has led and championed kid's worship for many years and shares a unique perspective about focusing on creating moments to teach about why worship is so important to our faith. Yancy also joined the Multiply Mi…
 
Taylor shares some Italian stories with the Italian priest and then kicks off the show with news involving him and his new role at home parish that may surprise some of you. He also shares a question that he recently heard with Fr. Anthony for his thoughts: "Is it as important to read Vatican II as Scripture." An interesting discussion ensues. Next…
 
This episode features Andrae Jones, NextGen Pastor at One Community Church in Plano, TX, and he shares a unique perspective of doing ministry inside and outside of the church, focusing on how to connect with people/teams outside of the weekend. Andrae also joined the Multiply Ministry online conference and in this section of a Zoom interview, he gi…
 
We hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving and are having a lovely first week of Advent! Taylor starts the show sharing about a funny thing that happened for Thanksgiving and his adventures at his baby sister's wedding. Liv shares about her recent Hawaii vacation, while Taylor admits he had FOMO during the trip. He also shares a moral dilemma he experi…
 
Taylor starts the show by getting after Jon for not sharing two big announcements with him. He then shares two new things in his life: one of which is hilarious and the other frustrating. They both share their experiences of being home with their kids without their wives and how different those two experiences were. And finally, they close the show…
 
This episode features Brittany Nelson, founder of Deeper Kidmin, as she shares about getting volunteers back into serving roles after the events following the pandemic. Brittany also joined the Multiply Ministry online conference and in this section of a Zoom interview, she shares some of her most recent learnings in regard to recruiting and retain…
 
Allison Sullivan & Taylor Schroll kick off the show with a discussion of two words we often get confused: charity & love. They have the same root word, but have come to mean different things today. Next, they play their game of confessing strange or outlandish "sins" to one another and giving each other ridiculous penance for them. It's a game arou…
 
This episode is from a webinar hosted by Nick Blevins and Kenny Conley focused on five steps to recruit volunteers now. Both Kenny and Nick believe these five steps are the secret sauce to being able to onboard volunteers quickly within your ministry. Kenny Conley and Nick Blevins Connect with them through Ministry Boost Clearstream Clearstream wor…
 
Fr. Anthony cohosts a fun show that kicks off with a discussion on how hard work pays off later. We often have to have times where we are putting in extra work in order to relieve our workload and have a better life later. The opposite is also true. If we don't do things we need to now, we will have to deal with the consequences later. He and Taylo…
 
In this episode, I have the privilege of interviewing Jim Wideman and we talk about leadership that lasts. Jim has led within church ministry for many years and his unique perspective on authentic leadership is something that will benefit anyone leading in kids and family ministry in this day and time. Jim Wideman Connect with Jim on Facebook | Twi…
 
Taylor recently went to Iowa and Liv spent over two weeks in New York. They trade stories. Then Taylor shares his experience of going to a Texas A&M football game in town even though he isn't an Aggie. He talks about his experience of their traditions, how he was welcomed in and how it made him think of the Church. They close out the show discussin…
 
Taylor celebrates his birthday in this episode cohosted by Jon "Bearded" Blevins. They chat about the things we miss when busyness creeps in. Taylor shares two anecdotal stories both involving the NBA. They also discuss the burning bush and it's implications for our modern day lives. Our newest segment, "Punishment Fits the Crime" returns as the gu…
 
This episode features Tom Bump as he shares the helpful practices that have he developed and put into action to restore his soul during some hard seasons. Tom also joined the Multiply Ministry online conference and he gives a few practical ways to begin the process of changing your mindset on ministry. Tom Bump Connect with Tom on Instagram | Faceb…
 
Allison Sullivan cohosts and announces the relaunch of her podcast! Sinner Saint Sister is back and better than ever with great guests, now on video and part of the Forte Catholic Podcast Network. She & Taylor discuss how Jesus would social media. Would He be on it? What would He say? How would he conduct himself? Insightful conversation with momen…
 
This episode features Crystal Mazzuca as she shares about quantity and quality volunteer growth as part of a zoom call with Ministry Boost. Crystal also joined the Multiply Ministry online conference and she dives into what she learned from implementing strategies from that volunteer course. Crystal Mazzuca Connect with Crystal on Instagram | Faceb…
 
Taylor Schroll & Fr. Anthony Sciarappa kick off the show by sharing about their fun anger management issues. Funny stories of when rage and anger boiled, the outcomes and what strategies they've learned to quell their rage. Next they bring back a fun game creatively called "fancy Catholic words." Fr. Anthony gives Taylor random Catholic words no on…
 
In this episode, Josh takes time to cast some vision about leading volunteers and how recruiting is an avenue for discipleship. Josh also talks about Kidmin Science and his experience within schools and churches sharing about faith and character. Josh Denhart Connect with Josh through Instagram | Facebook | Podcast Clearstream Clearstream works wit…
 
Taylor shares a story about surprising his wife when they were dating and singing a song to her based on Song of Songs. It's a very intense romance book in the middle of the Old Testament. This leads to a conversation with cohost Liv Harrison about what it means for our relationship with the works of God and the God of works. Next, they introduce a…
 
In this episode, I talk with TJ McConohay about the things that helped grow a student ministry beyond 10% of the overall attendance in his church. He also shares some best practices for connecting with youth through social media and how to increase attendance through specific incentives and events. TJ McConohay Connect with TJ through Instagram | F…
 
Jon "Bearded" Blevins cohosts and has some big life changing news to share! Hear what has been going on behind the scenes of this big life change and where Jon has found God in the midst of all of it. Taylor is frustrated with a common idiom used in Christian circles and wants to destroy it once and for all. He also shares his favorite bible verses…
 
This episode features an interview with Heidi Hensley focused on the topics of volunteer appreciation and new beginnings. Heidi and I chatted pre-pandemic but many of these principles and practices are still valuable and extremely applicable in the church today. Heidi Hensley Connect with Heidi through Instagram Clearstream Clearstream works with t…
 
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