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.

Season 2 Episode 25 – Finding Identity Phil Blount

On today’s episode of the Thriving in Ministry podcast, we’re talking about finding one’s identity in Christ. Phil Blount, author of The Crappy Christian Life, joins us once again to talk about how he found true freedom in his identity in Christ after battling depression for over 20 years.

Season 2 Episode 25 – Top Ten Preaching Fails

On today’s episode of the Thriving in Ministry podcast, we’re talking about sermon fails. Preaching is a critical part of a pastor’s ministry, and an important part of preaching is that sometimes sermons don’t go well. So join us as we share the top ten sermon fails.

Season 2 Episode 24 – Make a Decision

On today’s episode of the Thriving in Ministry podcast, we’re encouraging you to Make a Decision, Pastor. Making decisions is non-stop while you lead your ministry, but the timing and effectiveness of that decision is a huge factor in whether or not you will thrive in ministry.

Season 2 – Bonus Episode: Scamming the Scammer

Did we take the opportunity to read our conversation with a scammer? Yes we did. On this bonus episode of the Thriving in Ministry podcast, Kyle Willis reads his messages with the fake Dace to the real Dace Clifton.

Season 2 Episode 21 – The Crappy Christian life with Phil Blount

How does an agnostic’s journey lead to true faith? On this week’s episode we talk with Phil Blount about his new book, The Crappy Christian Life.

Phil Blount was the picture of a miserable Christian for much of his adult life. But ask him how he is today and he’ll probably answer, “I’m so good I make myself jealous!” Walk with him through the journey from agnosticism to faith, then from chronic depression to a relationship with God that provides deep and abiding peace and satisfaction.


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.