Thriving in Ministry

The Thriving in Ministry podcast is designed just for church leaders. Join us every Tuesday at 10am CST for authentic discussions, interviews, and conversations about the daily life of leading a church.

Episode 29 – Thriving in Transition

How can pastors lead their church during times of transition while creating a healthy culture and reaching the community with the Gospel? How do pastors and church leaders maintain a healthy balance during seasons of change? We believe that you can learn best on how to thrive in transition, by hearing from Sam Rainer. All this on the Thriving in Ministry podcast.

On today’s episode we are talking with Sam Rainer, Pastor of West Bradenton Baptist Church. Sam helps lead Church Answers and Rainer Publishing as well as co-hosting the EST.Church and Rainer on Leadership podcasts.

Episode – 28 Thriving​ in Preaching: Crisis

How can your preaching increase its impact during a time of crisis? During any time of uncertainty, pastors must preach off of a solid foundation. On today’s episode, Kyle Willis and Dace Clifton discuss how pastors and church leaders can make the best out of a bad situation.

Episode 27 – Thriving in Creativity: Mod Scenes

How can you empower your team to unleash their creativity into the work of your church? During these times of increased pressure, there will be new ways that your church will want to increase your impact. On today’s episode, Kyle Willis and Dace Clifton talk with Steven Hall, from Mod Scenes, on how church leaders can thrive in creativity. We’ll talk about how your church can improve their overall programming, even on a budget.

Episode 26 – Thriving in Preaching: Clarity

Do you want to connect with your audience? Clarity is a critical component of effective preaching. When you are clear, people remember and can apply your teaching to their lives. On today’s episode, Kyle Willis and Dace Clifton talk about how to clarify your preaching so it is more memorable and effective.

Episode 25 – Thriving in Reopening

How will your church reopen? Many churches are beginning to formulate their plans for reopening. Your church will never get a second chance to make that first impression.

Episode 24 – Thriving in Isolation: Priorities

What’s your top priority? On today’s episode we talk about 4 different ways to respond well to these new pressures and challenges. We’ll lay out a plan for you to better manage your schedule and life so that you don’t come up empty.


Meet the Hosts

Leading a church can be difficult. We help navigate difficult topics, identify new shifts in church ministry, and engage with other pastors. 

We believe most pastors are not fully equipped to handle every aspect of leading their congregation. The Thriving in Ministry Podcast is one way we help encourage and equip other church leaders for ministry today. 

Dace Clifton

Founder of Daily Pastor, Dace gives practical advice for pastors of all church sizes. 

Kyle Willis

Co-host Kyle Willis, Founder of Talanton Church Services, utilizes his experience in church consulting and challenges the status quo of church life. 

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