Join hosts Jess Connolly and Kennesha Buycks as they interview women using what they've got to run on mission today. It is the mission of Go + Tell Gals to equip women to take their place in the Kingdom, using what they've been given, for His glory and the good of others.
What does mission mean? What does the Go + Tell Gals team mean when we talk about “mission”? If it’s not being a missionary or serving specifically in ministry, what does it mean?
In this episode, we’re diving into how we define mission and what a woman running on mission looks like. Listen in as on this encouraging conversation with Jess + Kennesha.
What does mission look like for you? We would love to hear it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!
FRIENDS. We are back, and we are so excited about it!
Last summer when the world got really loud, we got quiet. We paused to hear God and ask for clarity on our next moves. Then towards the end of 2020, we started dreaming up our podcast relaunch and we really focused in on our why: why does the podcast matter, and why should we keep going?
And when we answered these questions, we were led right to our who: you. We've heard from so many of you that conversations from women on mission keep you running on yours. We just knew we had to relaunch, and we knew we had to give Kennesha a permanent spot on a mic, because she's both a captivating and mission-minded storyteller that we constantly want to hear from.
Listen in on this re-launch episode where we officially introduce you to Kennesha Buycks, our new co-host! We talk all about 2020, dream up some fun guests, and look forward to all that’s to come in 2021.
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This episode is the last of our COVID Confessions series, where we talk with different women on mission about what life looks like right now, in the middle of a pandemic - what has changed, what they've learned, and what they'll take with them. Ainsley Britain is a youth minister, wife, and author who has felt the effects of this season just like we all have. She and Jess talk about adjusting to life during the pandemic, but remembering the promises God made before it started. May this time be a tangible reminder that when we rise, He shines. Visit faithfulcounseling.com/goandtell for 10% off your first month.
We set out to introduce you to Jenn Jett Barrett on the podcast last year, but technology sabotaged the interview - and we now think it was all for the better. In the latest COVID Confessions interview, Jenn shares deep and meaningful truth about defending one another's dreams, not quitting, and trusting God through it all - because nothing can hold back His plans for our lives (not even a worldwide pandemic). Camp Well is full for the remainder of 2020, but Spring 2021 is open for registration! Use code GATG for $100 off registration at Camp Well. Visit faithfulcounseling.com/goandtell for 10% off your first month.
We’re continuing on in our COVID Confessions series, hearing from mission-minded women whose lives have been affected over the past months – just like all of ours have been. Author, Bible teacher, mom, and leader Chrystal Evans Hurst is sharing what she’s learned in this season, and it feels like a deep breath. No matter what life looks like right now, may Chrystal’s encouragement be a soft place to land. Preorder Chrystal’s newest book, the 28 Day Prayer Journey (releases September 1) Visit faithfulcounseling.com/goandtell for 10% off your first month.
We're in a series called COVID Confessions, in which women from all walks of life are sharing what they're learning during this unprecedented time we all find ourselves in, and how they're finding a new normal and healing in the midst of it. Joining us in this episode is Paula Faris, a mother, author, and former news correspondent. She shares what it was like when God called her out of her dream job and dream life, so that she could step into her true calling.
Ariana Rivera joins us for the fourth segment of our COVID confessions series. In this power-packed episode, she's sharing what life on mission has looked like over the past few months and what she'll take with her out of this season - and she drops so much wisdom about what is true about God, now and always.
Our friend Rebecca Smith joins us for the third segment of our COVID Confessions series. She's sharing what life on mission looks like in this season and how launching a book during a pandemic isn't what she expected, but is exactly what God purposed. She talks about newfound habits that she'll take out of this time of quarantine, and shares hopeful encouragement that God is up to something big in the midst of this time. Rebecca's book, A Better Life, is out now. Grab it here! This episode is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. Visit faithfulcounseling.com/goandtell for 10% off your first month.
Friend of Go + Tell Gals, Jennifer Lucy Tyler, joins us for the second segment of our COVID Confessions series. She’s sharing what life on mission looks like recently and what she’s taking out of this season that we’ve all walked through together, yet alone. Jenn is passionate about biblical literacy + our generation, and she shares encouragement that your mission matters, even here. This episode is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. Visit faithfulcounseling.com/goandtell for 10% off your first month.
For the next several months, we'll have guests joining us to share their 'Covid Confessions' with Go + Tell Gals listeners. Each one will share what life on mission has looked like recently and what they'll take with them out of this season that we've all walked through together, yet alone. The first episode of this series is with Deb Hopper, a mother of mission and Jess's actual mom, and she's dishing out some real encouragement about God's power in us. This episode is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. Visit faithfulcounseling.com/goandtell for 10% off your first month.
This is the last of a three-episode series of Quarantine Coaching from host Jess Connolly. She first coached on using this season to cultivate, then on using the gifts you've been given for a specific purpose. Now, you'll hear about what it looks like to hear from God without over-complicating it. You'll be commissioned to catch a vision for what God wants to do in and through you, for His glory and the good of others.
This episode is the second in a series of Quarantine Coaching from host Jess Connolly, and it's all about using your gifts. We believe that everyone has God-given gifts that should be used for the glory of God and the good of others, and maybe they were purposely given to us for such a time as this.
This episode begins a series of Quarantine Coaching from host Jess Connolly. Over the next several weeks, we'll dig into what it looks like to be a woman on mission during an unknown or unexpected season, like what we're facing in quarantine. How can we still use what we've been given for the good of others and the glory of God? We can start by cultivating.
Latasha Morrison is a speaker, leader, and the founder + author of Be the Bridge. She's out for the glory of God and the good of others through her challenging and necessary work of racial reconciliation and unity, and she generously shares about it on this episode. Don't miss all the threads of hope found in Tasha's words.
Our friend Katherine Wolf is an absolute inspiration and knows a thing or two about having faith through suffering. In this episode, Jess and Katherine have a candid conversation in light of COVID-19, and how times like these are when the faith we've built actually matters. For morer on this same topic, grab Katherine & Jay Wolf's new (and very timely) book, Suffer Strong.
Join Jess and friend Lisa Whittle as they talk about her new book, Jesus Over Everything, releasing March 24. More than just a book, this conversation takes us into how we can choose Jesus over everything in our own lives every day.
We get a lot of questions around the idea of 'mission'. What does it really mean to live for the good of others and the glory of God? This episode isn't your average coaching session - it's a rapid-fire of frequently asked questions to leave you equipped and spurred on right where you're at in your life of mission.
Take it too far. It’s a motto, it’s a lifestyle, it’s the way of the kingdom for those of us who are in Christ Jesus. This is not the time to hold back in the practices of following Jesus. We all know what’s at stake if we shrink back, so how do we take it too far? Join us for this special episode, wherein host Jess Connolly introduces her brand new book, Take It Too Far (releasing March 24). It's 100 devotions or a 100 day challenge, if you will, to take the things of God too far. Rest, peace, forgiveness, holiness, grace, worship… and so many more. Are you ready? Visit jessconnolly.com/toofar for more information or to pre-order your copy now.
Join Jess and Morgan Harper Nichols for her second interview on the Go + Tell Gals Podcast. Morgan has long been one of our favorite artists, poets, and sources of encouragement online; with the recent release of her first book, All Along You Were Blooming, she's bringing very real encouragement to the masses and putting words to what our generation is feeling.
Gloria Umanah is a gifted + creative communicator and spoken word artist for the Kingdom. In this interview, she and Jess talk about what it really looks like to use your gifts, even when you don't get the glory - and how that's where it actually gets good.
Aundi Kolber is a licensed therapist with a fresh and wise approach to serving women, equipping them to use what they’ve got for the good of others and the glory of God. Join her and Jess as they talk about Aundi's incredibly helpful book, Try Softer, and encourage us to acknowledge that God is still with us even when trauma and pain exist in our world.
Join Jess and Nicole Zasowski, a marriage & family therapist and author, as they talk about Nicole's new book, From Lost to Found. Nicole candidly shares her personal story and how she's learned about letting go of what you most want for your life, in order to make room for the things that God does.
Join us for this special episode with Beth Moore, a woman on mission who needs absolutely no hype - but has discipled women around the world into having abundantly fruitful lives. Jess and Beth talk about Beth's new book, Chasing Vines, and how we can find fruit even in the rocky soil.
In this episode, Jess talks with Nona Jones about success, shame, and our stories. Our pasts do not determine our present or the impact of our future, and we can turn stories of pain into purpose. Find the truth God has for you in this message and your story, and grab Nona's new book, Success from the Inside Out, out now!
Join Jess and Jillana Jones, an incredible worship leader and Instagram follow turned real-life friend, as they talk about what running on mission looks like for her and how God has placed her in every season on purpose - even the difficult ones.
Don’t miss this interview with Jess Connolly and Jessi Green, a true go and tell gal. They talk about what everyday evangelism looks like – simply saying yes to God and being obedient to move and speak when He asks.
Brace yourselves, friends – this is a different kind of interview. Arielle Estoria is giving glory to God through her poetry, speaking, writing, and modeling – using exactly what He has given her to shine light in the dark places. We’ve never talked about the Kardashians, Kanye, or country music on the podcast – but we’re going there in this interview, because seeds are being planted in dark places and these are the conversations we’ve been given to carry.
Lara Casey Isaacson is a woman marked by radical obedience. She’s using what she’s got to change the lives of women in our generation, by creating helpful tools and hosting events and speaking, but mostly because she knows that in all of it, the most important thing that she can do is live her life for the Lord. Don’t miss this encouraging and commissioning conversation with our mighty friend Lara.
Join us for this power-packed episode with mission-minded catalyst and reinvention strategist Marshawn Evans Daniels. In this conversation, Jess and Marshawn share wisdom and encouragement about purpose, passion, and how pain has shaped their missions in life.
The Go + Tell Gals Podcast is back with a new fire and fresh vision. Join Jess Connolly for this relaunch episode that's part pep talk, part mission coaching, and part vision casting. She lets you know what's to come in this next season of the podcast, and gives some fresh encouragement to keep you going in your life of mission.
Join in on this real + honest conversation between Jess and Bianca Olthoff - a fellow author, speaker, church planter, and friend forever (you'll hear the story). They talk about managing multiple missions, fitting into a 'tribe', and how it all often feels different on the inside than how it looks from the outside. Grab Bianca's new book and follow along with her online + on Instagram!
Jess and the wonderful + wise Scarlet Hilitbidal were recently able to sit down for an in-person conversation revolving around Scarlet's incredibly helpful book, Afraid of All the Things. In this episode, you'll hear how we can live life secure in Jesus and His promises, even when human nature may get us afraid (of all the things).
In honor of the official launch of You Are the Girl for the Job, this week's podcast episode is giving you a listen in to one of Jess’ favorite chapters of the audio book! If you’ve ever struggled with fear, Chapter 10: Come Out, Big Alice, is for you. It gives a look into fighting fear – in order to step boldly into the life God has purposed for you. Order You Are the Girl for the Job
We were finally able to sit down with the incredibly wise leader (and our friend), Jo Saxton - and what resulted was a power-filled conversation of mission. We pray you're blessed by this interview that was a year in the making! Preorder You Are the Girl for the Job
Ruth Chou Simons – you know her, you love her, and if you don’t, you will after this episode! Jess and Ruth talk about Ruth's new book, Beholding and Becoming, and what it truly means to become what we behold. Order Beholding and Becoming Preorder You Are the Girl for the Job
For the 50th episode of the Go + Tell Gals podcast, we’re releasing something special. You’re the very first to hear an excerpt straight from the audio book of You Are The Girl For The Job. The words are taken from the book introduction, straight from Jess’ heart to your ears – and we pray this exclusive excerpt blesses you and gives you a special glimpse into what you can expect from You Are The Girl For The Job, releasing September 24. Preorder 2 copies of the book (printed, digital, or audio) and receive a ton of gifts – including the first three chapters of the book to download immediately, free entry into the Fall Coaching Series with Jess, a discount to the Go + Tell Gals shop, and six exclusive teaching videos. Preorder from your favorite book retailer now!
Join Jess and the lovely and hilarious Kate Merrick for this sweet conversation - they laugh, they cry, and they talk about the August book club read, Here, Now, and how living life accordingly is so incredibly beautiful.
Join Jess and Sharon Miller in this episode as they talk about what it looks like to throw off the world's desire for approval, as discussed in Sharon's new book, Nice. Let's throw off the desire to be seen as nice and instead be like Jesus.
Join Jess as she continues on with the third episode in the coaching series around her upcoming book You Are The Girl For The Job. Dig into what God has given you specifically, and get the inside scoop on book pre-orders and launch team!
Join Jess and Lysa TerKeurst as they dive into the July Book Club read, It's Not Supposed to be This Way. It's a raw and real conversation that gives a behind the scenes look at the book, sharing about pain, redemption, and the glory of God.
Join host Jess Connolly as she continues the coaching series giving us a preview of her new book - You Are The Girl For The Job. In this episode, she asks a question you may already be asking, albeit in a fresh way, that may just change your life and change the world.
Don't miss Part 2 of this interview with Hannah Brencher. Jess and Hannah finish up their conversation about Come Matter Here and share loads of wisdom along the way about the church, learning to stay, God's Word, and so much more.
Join us for the first of a two-part, in-person interview with author and friend, Hannah Brencher. Jess and Hannah talk about Hannah’s book and the June Book club read, Come Matter Here, as well as simple obedience, believing God's promises, and simply living in the here and now. You don't want to miss this episode, or the next!
You are the girl for the job. God has placed you where you're at on purpose. But you may need to quit some unhealthy motivations to run the race He's placed you in. Join Jess Connolly as she begins to coach us through her upcoming book – You Are The Girl For The Job. This is the first of a once-monthly, six-episode coaching series.
Motherhood Series: Jess interviews her friend Chalice, who happens to have arrived at motherhood via foster care. Her motherhood is uncommon in its grace, beauty, and God-given strength. You'll be blessed by this episode!
Motherhood Series: Join Jess and Pastor Cheryl for one of the most sacred interviews we've ever had. In this episode, Cheryl gives her wisdom about spiritual mothering, not fearing what God has called you to, and God as our mother.
Join Jess for a little heart check, a year from the day that God gave her the vision for Go + Tell Gals. Grab some encouragement about how we can continually step into our call as women of the resurrection - set free to go and tell the good news.
Join Jess as she interviews Emily P. Freeman, one of our favorite podcasters and author of the brand new book, The Next Right Thing. Emily shares beautiful insight on decision making + fatigue, connecting with God, and how to discern your next right thing.
You may know Audrey Roloff from Beating 50 Percent, her Always More clothing brand, or her time with her husband Jeremy on reality show Little People, Big World – but today you can get a personal glimpse into her life of mission, her thoughts on marriage today, and her brand new book, A Love Letter Life. Don’t miss this one!
On this episode, Jess interviews Lindsey Nobles, a woman of God who has led in many different spheres and impacted our current culture in a variety of ways. They talk rest, slowing down, and seeing God move in particular seasons. You’ll be blessed by Lindsey’s wisdom and compassion.
Join Jess on this special episode of the podcast as she shares a little about her book that's coming out this fall, You Are The Girl For The Job. She shares who she wrote it for, what it's about, and what's next for women who need this message. Learn more or pre-order You Are The Girl For The Job here!
Join Jess and Monique Melton on this episode of the podcast as they talk about their recent conversation regarding racial diversity and the work of anti-racism. Monique is an author, speaker, and relationship + diversity educator whose work is impactful, honest, and incredibly generous. Enjoy this episode and may it only be the beginning!
Join Jess as she interviews her friend Kennesha Buycks, author of the upcoming book Restoration House. They talk about God, His restoration power, and the different spaces they're seeing Him show up. Keep up with Kennesha and Restoration House online and on Instagram.
In this episode of the Go + Tell Gals podcast, you'll meet Julianna Morlet, a friend of Jess' that started as a pure internet friend crush. Jules shares about her ministry, her motherhood, and how God is teaching her so much through both in this season. Follow along with Jules and her family online and on Instagram.
Join host Jess Connolly for a short teaching as she continues to dig into the idea of agreeing with who God has made us to be. She'll discuss the different kinds of limiting language that holds us back from abundance, as well as the different kinds of language of agreement we can implement today.
Join Jess and author and speaker Rebekah Lyons as she talks about this particular season of mission – as she’s bonding and spending time with her newly adopted daughter, Joy. This episode will be life-giving, encouraging, and it might just make you cry a little. Keep up with Rebekah’s journey on Instagram.
This interview with Zim might leave you a little speechless, like it left Jess, but it will definitely leave you encouraged. Zim was cloning genes in her late teens, selling a business in her late 20s, and finding a thread of God's story and glory in all of it. Keep up with Zim online and on Instagram.
You might know Lisa Leonard as the wildly successful jewelry designer and business owner, but this in this interview, she opens up about some of the personal heartache and pain that she found along the way. We'll talk about Brave Love, her new book releasing on January 29th, and the idea that we can all show up with wants and needs as we seek to love others and bring God glory.
Join Jess for this short New Year episode as she explores the idea of agreement with God's Word as an alternative to striving. You can also download her free guide - 21 Days of Agreement at jessconnolly.com/agreement.
This is part three of a three-segment series on the gifts that we can unpack to help us better experience God, His abundance, and this holiday season. Join Jess as she talks about the gifts we've been given and the residual impact they have on our life! Let's make the most of the holidays and soak up all God has to offer!
This is part two of a three-segment series on the gifts that we can unpack to help us better experience God, His abundance, and this holiday season. Join Jess as she talks about the gifts we've been given and the residual impact they have on our life! Let's make the most of the holidays and soak up all God has to offer!
This is part one of a three-segment series on the gifts that we can unpack to help us better experience God, His abundance, and this holiday season. Join Jess as she talks about the gifts we've been given and the residual impact they have on our life! Let's make the most of the holidays and soak up all God has to offer!
Emily Kerr was in college when God gave her a vision and a plan to serve the kids in her city. Listen to her share a little about the process of starting her nonprofit, Charleston Hope, and hear how she's pressing in to keep using what she's got to serve others and bring God glory. Follow along with Emily and Charleston Hope on Instagram.
Please don’t miss this episode, friends. No matter the stage of life you’re in - you’ll be encouraged by Lynne’s faith and obedience. How exactly does a full time working single woman become a foster mom? Lynne shares the details from her perspective and we discuss why it’s better not to wait when it comes to faith-fueled decisions. Follow Lynne on Instagram here.
On this episode of the Go + Tell Gals podcast, we’ve got the mother of all guests – Jess’ mom herself. Deb Hopper has a beautiful story that is still very much unfolding, but she has spent decades of her life in ministry and leadership and she is still pouring out all she has for this generation and the next. You do not want to miss this one! Follow along with Deb online + on Instagram!
Join us for a quick interview with artist and entrepreneur Jena Holliday - who is both an illustrator and a woman using what she's got for the glory of God and the good of others. We'll talk a little about balance, seasons of life, and how she started doing what she's doing! Follow along with Jena and Spoonful of Faith on Instagram, or click here to shop her beautiful art.
Join Jess and her husband Nick on this extended episode of Go + Tell Gals as they talk all things marriage, mission, and pressing in during a hard season. This episode is extra long, meant to be enjoyed on holiday travel days! It's broken up into three segments -- enjoy! Follow along with Nick and their church, Bright City, on Instagram.
Raechel Myers is the CEO of SheReadsTruth, HeReadsTruth, and KidsReadTruth - she's also a mom, a wife, and a lover of beautiful design. During this episode, she turns the tables on Jess a little in a beautiful way as they discuss starting SheReadsTruth together, why Jess left, and how God has done beautiful things through that departure. She then goes on to share so much wisdom about how God has equipped her for this season. You'll love this episode! You can also follow along with Raechel and SheReadsTruth on Instagram.
You've probably seen or heard from Jordan Dooley online, but enjoy this episode with a more intimate look at what it's like to be a woman fueled by God purpose. You can see more of Jordan's work at Soul Scripts, the She Podcast, and even by pre-ordering her book that comes out in March - Purpose. You can follow Jordan on Instagram here.
Today's episode is with Connie Wood, a friend of Jess', a pastor's wife, ministry leader, and foster mom. They'll cover everything from problematic language and foster care to perfectionism and supporting husbands in ministry. Wives of pastors, women in ministry, mothers, or anyone who aspires to any of those roles - this episode is for you! Connie ministers alongside her husband, Shawn, at Freedom Church, and you can follow her here on Instagram.
Cheryl Luke is a pastor, leader, coach, friend, and woman on mission. Join us on this episode as she shares about what it has been like to stay in one place ministering for the long haul, how God is still moving + surprising her, and you’re definitely going to want to hear her secret talent at the end! You can learn more about Cheryl by visiting her website or following her on Instagram.
You probably know of Jessica Honegger, but in this interview – you’ll get to hear an intimate slice of what running on mission looks like for her in this season. Whether it’s being a good friend, loving a sick parent, or flying across the world to show women their value – she’s a woman who is ready to be poured out for His glory. Be sure to check out Jessica’s new book, Imperfect Courage, and her incredibly inspiring and successful business, Noonday Collection. You can follow her on Instagram here, and Noonday Collection here.
Join Jess Connolly and her much-loved sister, Katie Walters, as they talk about mission, seasons of feeling hidden, and how to find intimacy with God as you're on the go. Katie is a a mother of six, a pastor's wife and pastor herself, a minister of the gospel and the founder of the wildly successful non-profit/fashion label Francis + Benedict. You can follow her here on Instagram.
Jess catches up with Michelle McKinney on this episode and you won’t want to miss it. Michelle is a dream architect, a life coach who helps women juggle life while relentlessly discovering & executing their God-given dreams. You’ll hear about how she’s using what she’s got to change the world and buy people cars. Her website is Dreams Unleashed and you can check her out here on Instagram.
Join Jess and Annie for a quick and life giving chat about her new book, Remember God, and what life looks like around a book launch. Hear how it’s been for her a a single woman stepping into teaching at her home church in Nashville and how she’s listening to God about the future of her ministry. You can find Annie’s website here, her podcast - That Sounds Fun, and give her a follow on instagram.
This first episode is a quick introduction to who this podcast is for and where we’re headed. Join Jess Connolly as she makes a case for why you’re a world changer and shares the meaning behind the name Go and Tell Gals. You can find Jess on instagram here, and her personal website.