Lead222 Podcast

Lead222 Podcast

By Bo Boshers and Dave Choutka
The LEAD222 podcast is designed to help student ministry leaders stay healthy and become more effective in life and leadership. Hosted by Bo Boshers and Dave Choutka, each podcast is laser focused on delivering content to help leaders lead healthy lives, families, and ministries. Our hosts and their guests will dive deep into proven values for remaining healthy and effective in ministry. We call this the LEADLIFE: Authentic Community, Strong Families, Uncommon Integrity, Kingdom Impact, and Life-Giving Celebration.

You can join the LEADCOMMUNITY at LEAD222.com
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Strengthen Your Marriage
In this episode Ryan Cook talks about lies that destroy marriages along with a journey of healing in his own marriage. We are excited to reveal a partnership with Christian Family Life and Lead222 that deepen and foster healthy marriages. Ryan Cook  Ryan Cook is Vice President of Domestic Ministries with Christian Family Life in—Charlotte, NC. Ryan has served on two large church staffs in the Houston, TX area over the past 16 years. Most of the time was spent in student ministry, and the past 3 years were spent as a Campus Pastor. Ryan has an extensive background in teaching, team building, vision casting, and shepherding marriages and families. STRENGTHEN YOUR MARRIAGE Changing Marriages Around The World https://www.christianfamilylife.com Ryan Cook Email: rycookman@gmail.com
32:56
August 5, 2020
What Practical Training Looks Like
In this episode Bo and Dave have guests who will be speakers at the NLCC on August 18th, 2020.  You will hear a snapshot of what the NLCC will look like and how we are better together through community, encouragement, training and coaching. NLCC Our National LEAD222 Coaches Conference has moved to a very interactive Zoom meeting. $20 includes t-shirt and recordings of all training sessions if registered by August 14. This is going to be a great time where everyone who is a part of the LEAD222 Coaches Community (ADs, Head Coaches, Coaches and Coaches in Training) from all around the country to come together via Zoom for a day of outstanding training and authentic “Be-With” time. This will not be a sit, watch and listen event. You will be engaged to participate, to discuss and to laugh. Our time together will include training on best practices and leadership principles that are sure to help you grow as a leader and in Kingdom Impact both in your local context as well as in your coaching through LEAD222! All of our training will be led by well-seasoned practitioners, national leaders and members of our LEAD222 staff team. We are confident that you will leave this event glad you joined and saying “I’m a better person, a better leader and I’m not alone.” We plan for this time together to empower you to go into the fall ministry season refreshed, encouraged, equipped and a healthy leader not just in your connection with LEAD222 but in your personal, family and ministry life as well. See you on Zoom in August!! REGISTER NOW https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/NLCC2020
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July 29, 2020
Overcoming Discouragement
In this episode Bo has a conversation with Dave Choutka as he shares his story through transition and overcoming a very difficult season of discouragement.  He gives powerful insights on not just surviving a difficult season of discouragement but growing through it and looking for purpose ahead. Dave: Dave Choutka serves full-time with Lead222 as the Director of Church Staffing and Coaching.  He is passionate about healthy churches and healthy courageous leaders. He also wants to help leaders grow spiritually healthy so they can lead well in their homes, community, and in their ministry. Show Notes: Book I recommend: The Land Between by Jeff Manion We Are Gonna Make It Playlist: Seasons - Need to Breathe We Rise - Cageless Birds, Jonathan David Helser Highlands (Song of Ascent) - Hillsong UNITED How Much Longer - Common Hymnal, Ike Ndolo New Wine - Hillsong Worship Surrounded (FIght My Battles) - Upperroom The Mountain - Jon Foreman We’re Gonna Be Alright - Switchfoot Hundred Miles - Passion, Crowder Yet Will I Praise You - Passion, Crowder Psalm 34 - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Sparrows and Lilies - Pat Barrett Take Courage - Bethel Music I Have To Believe - Rita Springer I Smile - Kirk Franklin Never Along - Live - Hillsong Young and Free I Surrender - All Sons & Daughters Contact: Dave@lead222.com Bo@lead222.com Register for the NLCC - www.lead222.com
32:52
July 22, 2020
How To Lead Successful Small Groups & Practical Leader Tips
In this episode Joe Landi and Kayla Self share on how to lead a dynamic small group ministry for large and small churches.  They give powerful insights on leading healthy leader teams along with 8 tips for a successful Small Group. JOE LANDI Joe is passionate about equipping, encouraging and empowering life-long Gospel-advancing leaders and families as they fall in love with and follow Jesus Christ. He loves mentoring and discipling students while inspiring them to discover their gifts and ability to influence others for the Gospel. He serves as Student Pastor at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, TX. He is a husband, father, pastor and workout-enthusiast! RESOURCES: Empoweredhomes.org Email: jlandi@kingsland.org JOE LANDI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.landi.75?ref=bookmarks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/148fit/ Kayla Self:  Girl’s Minister, Kingsland Baptist Church Kayla joined the Kingsland Student Ministry Staff in August of 2015. She attended Texas A&M University where she received a degree in Health in May of 2015 and is finishing her MATS from Houston Baptist University in December. Kayla is passionate about pouring into and discipling students as they pursue Jesus and relationship with a Father who loves them unconditionally. She loves family, friends, coffee, reading, playing all sports, and spending time with those closest to her. RESOURCES: Email: kself@kingsland.org Instagram handle: kay_self Email: Tif@lead222 for resources from Kayla Self
33:58
July 15, 2020
Inside Game, Outside Game
In this episode Bo invites LEAD Staff members to share insights from what we are learning in the LEAD Community as well as best practices on what a Healthy Leader looks like. Matt Swigart has been in ministry for 20 years in a broad range of settings. Starting with his wife Christina and their 3 children Caitlyn, Caleb and Lucy, to local church ministry to currently being the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul and being the Director of Coaches Training and the LEADMissions Team with LEAD222. Matt is wired like a coach and team builder and is blessed any time God answers his prayer to "Be positioned for maximum influence for God's Kingdom." Heather Statser serves on staff with LEAD222 . and has held the position of Women’s director and missions coordinator for the last year. She has 10+ years of Student Ministry experience. Heather is a wife of 13 years and has two daughters who are 11 and 6 years old.
31:03
July 8, 2020
Racial Injustice - Youth Pastor Discussion
Chris Herning and Ramon Mayo speak to youth leaders and give practical insights on this topic of Racial Injustice while giving action steps from their own student ministries in Chicago. Ramon Mayo is currently the student ministry coordinator for the South Suburban Vineyard Church. He lives in Homewood, IL with his wife Yvette and their 3 kids. Chris Herning and his wife, Brooks, have been doing youth ministry together since 1990; and have been serving at their current church, reaching students on the north side of Chicago and the close suburbs since 1994.  Which makes him a season veteran.  He has mentored a lot of people - Including coaching Ramon.  He and Brooks have two adult daughters, and live in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago. CONVERSATION LINKS His Story,  Our Story https://www.amazon.com/His-Story-Our-Ramon-Mayo-ebook/dp/B00B91R3OA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Ramon+mayo+black+history+devotional&qid=1593450662&sr=8-1 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism-ebook/dp/B07638ZFN1/ref=sr_1_2?crid=HVM67RWLD1AW&dchild=1&keywords=white+fragility&qid=1593450714&sprefix=white+%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-2 White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White https://www.amazon.com/White-Awake-Honest-Look-Means/dp/0830843930/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=white+awake&qid=1593450790&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUTU2NDdQTTBFM1NIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzMzMDQzMzZVM0FCVzdMQklMMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDExNjUwM1FTRUxBMjhQUDFGOSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= The Cross and the Lynching Tree https://www.amazon.com/Cross-Lynching-Tree-James-Cone-ebook/dp/B005M1ZIGI/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2HKPJK5WDPVCA&dchild=1&keywords=the+cross+and+the+lynching+tree&qid=1593450877&sprefix=the+cross%2Caps%2C176&sr=8-2 Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion https://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Gospel-Finding-Slaveholder-Religion-ebook/dp/B0794FRTWP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3NL8GK1H7AC7O&dchild=1&keywords=reconstructing+the+gospel+finding+freedom+from+slaveholder+religion&qid=1593450927&sprefix=Recon%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-1
38:51
July 1, 2020
Racial Injustice from a Father's Eyes
Perry Hines speaks to youth leaders from a father’s perspective on the topic of Racial Injustice.  He gives practical insights to youth leaders on how to engage in this conversation and properly respond to students of color from a parent’s viewpoint. Perry Hines spent about 25 years in corporate America helping companies market their products.  He started his own consulting business about 12 years ago.  He has an MBA from the University of Minnesota, a B.A. from Western Kentucky University and spent a couple of years at law school at Indiana University. He's been married to his college sweetheart, Lisa, for almost 34 years who is a college professor at Butler University and they have 2 amazing adult sons... Most of all....Perry wants you to know they have a 9 month old grandson named Isaac...who is the joy of their life. CONVERSATION LINKS Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8jUA7JBkF4 A birdwatcher, a dog and Amy Cooper. Another viral racial incident in America: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-05-26/amy-cooper-george-floyd-ahmaud-arbury Bishop T.D. Jakes & Pastor Carl Lentz Discuss Racism in America George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show
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June 24, 2020
Strength Through Weakness
In this episode Steve Keels shares what it really looks like for us to lead with strength through our weakness.  He shares his own personal story of losing his son and how God’s grace continues to provide him strength to lead others. Steve is the Executive Discipleship Pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring, Oregon. He oversees groups, adult bible studies and men’s ministry. Each of these areas are focused on people growing in community as they live life alongside each other.  He led a large student ministry for years and his passion for reaching the next generation has never left him. Questions for Coaching and Gatherings: What speaks to you after reading 2 Corinthians 11:16 - 12:10? How does God’s power work best in weakness? What stood out to you in this podcast? How do we teach this concept of strength through weakness in our student ministries?
37:53
June 17, 2020
Leading Up
To have a greater Kingdom Impact you need to get coached up to Lead Up!  In this episode Gretchen Gilbert and Toby Anderson share practical insights on how to Lead Up. You will hear how to best build influence, along with specific ways to have great communication with those that supervise you.
23:40
June 10, 2020
Don't Make Ministry Your Identity
In this episode Zach Matchett and Jessica Uitvlugt talk through some unhealthy signs that show ministry has become your identity. You will also hear practical steps they have taken towards a healthy identity in Christ that leads to a greater Kingdom impact.
31:31
June 3, 2020
Marriage and Ministry
In this episode Andy and Candace Stephenson address communication and personality differences in marriage, navigating difficult seasons, and share some practical lessons they’ve learned in their married life. Dr. Andy Stephenson serves as the Carmel campus pastor of Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. Andy has a Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington specializing in nonprofit leadership. Candace is a former recording artist from Nashville, Tennessee. She speaks to a variety of audiences, addressing topics such as self esteem, purity and seeing one’s self through God’s eyes. Andy and Candace have been married since 2005 and they have two daughters. Facebook:  Andy Stephenson Candace Hargett Stephenson Email: andy.stephenson@northviewchurch.us
25:24
May 27, 2020
Soul Care And Youth Ministry Wisdom
Betsy Marvin is the Director of Family Ministry for Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, Michigan.  She has worked with students for over 30 years.  In this episode Betsy shares examples on why soul care and practicing gratitude in our lives during the greatest crises of our lifetime is crucial.  She offers deep wisdom and encourages each of us to stay focused on Christ and the role He has uniquely called each one of us to. Betsy Marvin: Betsy is the Director of Family Ministry for Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, MI. Betsy has worked with students for over 30 years and has served at Cornerstone for over twenty of those years. Betsy also teaches women’s ministry at Grace Christian University as an adjunct professor. She holds a degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Ministry. Betsy has been married for over 30 years and has two adult children. In her free time, Betsy enjoys reading, writing, mission trips, laughing with her family, and date nights! CONVERSATION LINKS www.betsymarvin.com Facebook: Betsy Marvin Instagram: betsyjmarvin Questions for Coaching and Gatherings: When do you take your day of Rest?  What does that day of Rest look like? How do you practice Gratitude in your life and ministry? What disciplines do you currently have in place to grow spiritually? How is your Soul?  How are you REALLY?
20:15
May 20, 2020
Making The Most Of Our Time
Richy Fisher has over 30 years of youth ministry leadership experience.He has served in various key leadership roles for LEAD222 and currently serves as Executive Pastor of Community Bible in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Kent Bjurstrom is the pastor of student ministries at Northview Church located in central Indiana with 13 campuses. In this episode Richy and Kent share how to best manage our time. They share best practices and principles to be more effective in our time management to be healthy leaders in all areas of our lives. RICHY FISHER Facebook: Richy Fisher Create a time budget that details how you spend your hours during a typical week.  Categorize time into fixed time (must do’s) and discretionary time (want to do’s) KENT BJURSTROM Facebook: Kent Bjurstrom Instagram: pastorkentb Website and Blog: www.pastor2youth.com
26:00
May 13, 2020
Strong Families - How To Create A Family Lifestyle That Outlasts The Pandemic
Kurt Brodbeck has served in many roles in student ministry and is currently the Family Ministry Pastor at Northview Church, a multisite church with 13 locations.  In this episode Kurt shares how we can be intentional with our families and create a family lifestyle that outlasts the COVID-19 pandemic.  He gives us practical examples that each of us can apply and encourages us to develop or revisit values that drive what we prioritize in the future. Kurt is the Family Ministry Pastor at Northview Church, a multisite church with 13 different locations.  He has been on staff at Northview for 15 years and lives in central Indiana with his wife Brooke and three kids, Corbin, Quincy, and Keller.
24:57
May 6, 2020
Healthy Spiritual Practices During COVID-19 - A Powerful 30 Minutes With Steve Carter
Lead222 is all about being a healthy leader. Steve Cater gives personal insight on how to be a healthy leader. Steve Carter is a gifted communicator, author of This Invitational Life and co-hosts the Home Team podcast with Sam Ponder and Sam Acho. In this episode Steve shares from his own experiences how to tend to our spiritual life and not miss the moments around us. He gives us insight into his daily disciplines and outlines the routine of His quiet time with God. https://www.stevecarter.org Facebook: Steve Carter Instagram: steveryancarter and hometeam_pod Podcast: The HomeTeam with Steve Carter, Sam Ponder, and Sam Acho Steve’s Book: This Invitational Life https://www.amazon.com/This-Invitational-Life-Steve-Carter-ebook/dp/B01ICIT74Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=this+invitational+life&qid=1587392351&sr=8-1 STEVE DESCRIBES HIS QUIET TIME: Start with two blank sheets of paper. On one page answers the question God asks the first two humans, “where are you?” in the book of genesis. Take time to just free write how you are really doing. Frustrated. Write about it. Sad. Write about it. Happy. Write about it. On the next sheet of paper draw a line down and across from the middle of the top and sides. This should make 4 boxes of the same size. Bottom left write Egypt - in the last 24 hours where have you felt oppressed? Top left write Sinai - in the last 24 hours where has God met you? Top right write Jerusalem - in the last 24 hours where were you responsible/irresponsible with the unique gifts, talents and power God has given you? Bottom right write Babylon - in the next 24 hours what is the next best right step God is inviting you to take? Then bottom center draw a circle so it looks like a circle around the cross (4 boxes makes a cross) and write what is the primary emotion or thing you must let go of to carry the cross well today. Flip the page over. Read some scriptures. Then on the blank side simply share a blessing, prayer or anthem for the day. For where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. So how will you walk in freedom as someone who has been freed from and freed to…
31:40
April 20, 2020