Posts in Ministry
Episode 77 - Mental Health Series - Kayla Stoecklein

Kayla Stoecklein’s husband Andrew was a great man of God. As a pastor of a thriving church, he stood on stage and delivered hope to thousands. But under the surface, he faced a terrible battle. After a years-long battle with depression, Andrew died by suicide in August of 2018. Despite unimaginable pain, Kayla has made it her mission to keep as many people as possible from experiencing what she’s walked through. In the second part of our mental health series, Kayla joins Davey to share what she’s learned about grief, mental health, and more.

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Episode 76 - Mental Health Series - Sarah Pisney

On the surface, Sarah Pisney looked like she had a fantastic life. She was fulfilling her calling as a missionary overseas, and she would have told anyone that she was doing great. But under the surface, things weren’t so great. Undiagnosed and untreated symptoms of depression and anxiety began to take a toll on Sarah, and she found herself if a place she never would have imagined. In this first part of our series on mental health, Sarah talks with Davey about living out her calling, finding herself in a mental health crisis in a foreign country, and how her faith and her community have factored into her healing journey.

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Episode 75 - Aubrey Sampson

When trials hit our lives, it can be hard to even believe that God is for us. How can we reconcile a good God with a life that seems bad? But even if we can believe, then what? How do we relate to a good God in the middle of painful circumstances? Aubrey Sampson found herself asking that when she found herself suffering from an autoimmune disorder, watching her young son undergo surgery and a difficult recovery, and grieving the sudden loss of a close family member. In the second part of our mini-series on lament, Aubrey shares with Davey some of the things that she writes about in her new book The Louder Song about what lament means and how it is vital to our lives today.

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Episode 73 - Mere Knox

Mere Knox is a picture of what it looks like to live a life devoted to changing the world for God. She serves as a preacher, worship leader, and much more for NewSpring Church’s Fuse student ministry, and she’s had the opportunity to impact countless lives for the gospel. Mere sits down with Davey to share some of her story and the things she’s learned about ministry, community, singleness, gender roles, and much more.

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Episode 58 - Caleb Kaltenbach

Caleb Kaltenbach was given every reason to run as far away from Jesus and the Church as he could. Growing up with both of his parents in same-sex relationships, Caleb saw people hate his family in the name of God. But Caleb’s life would eventually be changed by an encounter with a Jesus who was different, and a group of Christians who modeled their faith by loving people no matter where they were. Caleb sits down with Davey to talk about this experience and his mission to reconcile the church and the LGBTQ community.

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Episode 56 - Tara-Leigh Cobble

When we go through trials in life, it can be easy to isolate ourselves. Sometimes misery doesn’t love company, and our instinct can be to face our pain on our own. When Tara-Leigh Cobble walked through a season of pain, she could have chosen to do just that. Instead, she shared her life with a community of believers, and they helped her walk through the loss of a family member, medical crises, and more. Tara-Leigh talks with Davey about connecting believers by leading the D-Group ministry, helping people engage with God’s word through the Bible Recap podcast, and more.

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Episodes 54 & 55 - Jeff + Mackenzie Rollins

Jeff and Mackenzie Rollins are not content to see their ministry confined to the mission fields they’ve worked on. While they’ve served as full-time missionaries overseas, they’ve taken their calling far beyond that. On and off the mission fields, they’ve made it their mission to intentionally spread the Gospel and build a strong community wherever they are. But that community would be put to the test when tragedy struck the Rollins’ young family. Jeff and Mackenzie sit down with Davey to share their powerful story.

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Episode 47 - Nate Pyle

Nate is an author, blogger and ordained pastor in the Reformed Church of America. He serves as the pastor of Christ's Community Church in Fishers, Indiana where he lives with his wife and three children.

In this episode Nate shares candidly and vulnerably about he and his wife’s struggle with infertility, atopic pregnancy and adoption. Nate dives into the depths and emotions of grief and disappointment as well as shares openly about his journey in walking beside his wife during the highs and lows of trying to start a family.

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Episode 38 - Lysa Terkeurst

It might be hard to find a Christian woman in America whose life hasn’t been changed by Lysa TerKeurst. Her organization, Proverbs 31 Ministries, is one of the largest Christian women’s ministries, and thousands upon thousands have been helped by her best-selling books and prolific speaking. But if you think this success translates to an easy life, you’d be wrong. She’s walked through health scares, a cancer diagnosis, her husband’s affair, and so much more. Lysa sits down with Davey to talk about walking with faith through unimaginable hardship.

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Episode 36 - Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is undoubtedly one of the most influential voices in the American church today. He speaks to tens of thousands every week as the Senior Pastor of Life.Church, he’s written numerous books, and his resources are used by ministry leaders around the world. When his daughter was diagnosed with a serious medical condition, Craig found that a letter he had written to a grieving friend years ago was now ministering to him. That letter became his latest book, “Hope in the Dark,” Craig sits down with Davey to talk about how he’s walked through dark seasons personally, in his family, and in his ministry.

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Episode 35 - Annie F. Downs

Many people probably associate Annie F. Downs with being happy. As a bestselling author, prolific speaker, and successful podcaster, she comes off as the fun-loving, outgoing Enneagram 7 that she is. But that’s not the whole story. In her new book, “Remember God,” Annie tells the story of a dark season in her life. She sits down with Davey to talk about that season and how to believe that God is kind when life seems disappointing.

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Episode 31 - Clayton & Sharie King

If you asked any couple in ministry what they wanted their lives to look like, their description would probably sound a lot like Clayton and Sharie King. They have two kids, their own hugely successful ministries, and they spend a lot of their time traveling and speaking together.

Clayton and Sharie are no strangers to pain, however. Sharie’s story especially is one of God’s rescue from one of the darkest places you can imagine. Clayton and Sharie sit down with Davey to talk about her story, doing ministry together, and more.

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Episode 30 - Chris Dew

If you've ever wondered if God really changes people, this story will convince you. Like Saul to Paul, the Chris Dew of several years ago looks nothing like him today. Chris sits down with Davey to tell his story of how God met a hopeless heroin addict with a speech impediment so severe he could barely talk and turned him into a traveling evangelist who regularly stands on a stage and preaches the gospel to thousands.

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Episode 29 - Ken Roberts

For decades, Ken Roberts lived the dream of every pastor. He'd been a part of multiple thriving ministries, and he had a great family. That changed when his wife of 25 years died in a car accident. Now, several years later, Ken joins Davey to talk about his road to healing, remarriage, staying spiritually healthy, and more.

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Episode 21 - Jake Baird

Have you ever wondered what it would take to have the faith to walk through unforeseen and unexpected tragedy? How could you possibly stand in the face of heartache and loss and say that God is good?

On this episode, Jake and Davey talk about what it's like to walk through difficult seasons, loss, and what it takes to stay faithful to God even in the midst of unthinkable pain. Jake shares his story authentically and with the hope of helping other people learn to truly heal and find purpose in their own pain.

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Episode 19 - Brian Cromer

Brian is the Lead Pastor of Queen City Church, a church plant located in Cincinatti, OH. He recently moved his family to a brand new city to follow God's calling to build a church and reach all people and teach them to have a relationship with God that gets better and better.

In this episode Brian and Davey talk about the challenges of building church - parachuting into unknown territory with the gospel, parenting in the midst of ministry and battling storms of parenting a child with special needs.

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