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.

10 Lessons from 10 Years

Dace shares 10 lessons he has learned from pastoring the same church for the last decade. The changes have made a big difference.

Season 4 Episode 7: 4 Questions for Dr. Drew Dabbs

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Drew Dabbs on how to create margin, avoid burnout, and lead effectively. Drew is the pastor of First Baptist Church, Hamilton, Texas. He completed his undergraduate work in Christian Studies at Mississippi College, and later attended Truett Seminary, where he completed his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. Drew has over 20 years of ministry experience.

Season 4 Episode 6: Making a Difference with Richard Ray

We interview Richard Ray, the current Director of Missions for Tri-Rivers Baptist Area, a network of 80+ churches in central Texas. Under Richard’s leadership, Tri-Rivers purchases a retreat center for area churches, hosting a series of student camps, church trainings, and conferences which has further accelerated the growth of Tri-Rivers. He has also set up a free shelter for domestic abuse survivors.


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.