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Port City Parent Network Podcast

Port City Parent Network Podcast

By Port City Community Church
The Parent Network Podcast exists to equip and encourage parents to help your family walk with God
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Parent Network Podcast - Episode 073 - Travel Light, Part 2 - Chris Sasser
In this episode Karin and Sass talk about our latest sermon series called "Travel Light." We talk about the performance and identity baggage that our kids might be packing and how we can help them "lighten the load" as they grow up.
25:52
July 8, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 072 - Travel Light Part 1 - Chris Sasser
In this episode we follow along with our series at church called "Travel Light" where we are looking at things that hinder us in our faith and how to rid ourselves of these things. Sass talks about the concept, where it came from, and how it can impact our parenting.
28:04
July 1, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 071 - Clay and Courtney Everett and Parent Tips
In this episode we hear from Clay and Courtney Everett in the first ever "Parent Tips" from Port City Kids. Parent Tips is a part of the Summer Extravaganza and offers some great insight on building trust with your kids.
24:40
June 15, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 070 - DTR2 - Helping Our Kids Become
In episode 070 Sass and Karin look at weeks three and four of DTR through the lens of parenting and we talk about how we can offer our kids grace and forgiveness as they continue to grow into who they will become. It all takes lots of patience, and we we talk about that!
22:41
June 3, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 069 - DTR1 - God's Love and Connecting
Sass and Karin dive into our new series at church, DTR (Define The Relationship) and we talk about having empathy as a parent, embracing and sharing God's love, and connecting with our kids.
25:58
May 18, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 068 - Enough is Enough 4 - Parenting Through the Process with the Robinsons
In episode 068 we wrap up our conversation about our "Enough is Enough" series talking about struggling in the right direction. We have a great conversation with Ben and Katie Robinson who share about what they have learned in parenting their three kids and the perfectionist tendencies we all have. 
32:12
May 4, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 067 - Enough is Enough 3 - Parenting With Grace with the Kinders
In episode 067 Sass and Karin welcome Kyle and Shelly Kinder and we spend time talking about our “inner critic” and how we can parent with more grace as we deal with our kids (and ourselves).
32:12
April 26, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 066 - Enough is Enough 2 - Giving Up Control with the Svabs
In this second part of talking about our series "Enough is Enough" Sass and Karin welcome Nick and Erica Svab to talk through the pain of giving up control as a parent. We talk about a few scriptures and ideas on how to fully trust God and give up control with our kids, even when it's hard.
32:37
April 20, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 065 - Enough is Enough 1 - Perfectionist Parenting
In this episode Sass and Karin start a series following along with our series "Enough is Enough" where we talk about perfectionism and parenting.
22:06
April 12, 2021
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 064 - Mile Ashcraft and Finishing 2020 Well
We really hope you listen to episode 064 with Mike Ashcraft the week between Christmas and New Years 2020. We talk about taking time as a parent to do our church's personal retreat, possibly leading your kids through it, and picking words. Set aside a few minutes ASAP to give this episode a listen. It will help you finish 2020 in a great way.
22:52
December 27, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 063 - Mike Ashcraft and Parenting With Joy
In episode 063 we hear from Pastor Mike Ashcraft and we talk about how to focus on and infuse joy into your parenting and family this Christmas season. With lots of craziness, struggles, and disappointments, how can we as parents experience and model the joy that comes from Jesus?
28:56
December 18, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 062 - Todd and Tara McCrary
In episode 062 we hear from Todd and Tara McCrary and we learn how God has moved in their family over the past few years. Todd was recently baptized and has grown in his faith in so many ways. Todd and Tara share how this shift has impacted their two girls, their marriage, and life overall. It's a great story!
35:58
November 20, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 061 - Branch and Misti Smith and Discipling Their Kids
In episode 061 Branch and Misti Smith share their story of deciding to own the discipleship of their children. It's a great story!
43:27
October 22, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 060 - James and Geoff Banks and "Hope Lies Ahead"
In episode 060 we hear from our very own Geoff Banks and his dad James about their family's story of coming through an incredibly difficult number of years and finding redemption and strength on the other side. Their story is detailed in a new book called "Hope Lies Ahead: Encouragements for Parents of Prodigals From a Family That's Been There." Give the podcast a listen, share it with a friend, and buy their book! James also has another great book for parents called "Prayers for Prodigals" that is a great practical resource for praying parents.
38:28
October 5, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 059 - Domonique and Pam Dixon and Life in a Blended Family (in More Ways Than One)
In episode 059 Domonique and Pam Dixon share about their family, which is blended in more ways than one. They talk about how they are attempting to live a life of love as they navigate so many layers. Their focus on sharing the love of Christ through their actions is inspiring. Definitely share this one with a friend!
32:37
September 15, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 058 - Navigating Home Based Learning
In episode 058 we address the issue a lot of parents are facing right now and we talk about how to navigate home based learning. We hosted a conversation with parents and recorded a panel sharing some great tips from some homeschool parents. We fielded some questions and had a great discussion. This episode has parenting nuggets for all of us and is a great resource to share with friends.
58:32
September 4, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 057 - Jason and Kayla Black and Living With a Multi-Ethnic Family
In episode 057 of the Parent Network Podcast we spend some time with Jason and Kayla Black. They have a 16 month old son and they have both worked with teenagers and families in variety of ways over the years. They have some great insight on trusting God through parenting, navigating a pandemic, and living in a multi-ethnic family.
41:10
August 25, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 056 - Jordan and Alex Sasser and Parenting with Consistency
Episode 056 is super fun as Chris and Karin Sasser welcome Jordan and Alex Sasser to a fun and rich conversation. Jordan (Sass' nephew) and Alex have two kids, five and two. We talk about everything from parenting together to staying consistent. You'll get a ton out of this episode, especially if you have younger kids (but listen if you have olders too!). Also, if you stay until the end you'll hear an extra treat
48:18
August 7, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 055 - Stuart and Kellee Hall and Leading Your Kids Through Crisis
Episode 055 is a GREAT conversation with our friends Stuart and Kellee Hall where we dig into so many parenting and family issues. If you don't know their recent story, listen to Port City's July 5th Sunday service to hear about their difficult and incredible journey. In this conversation, we talk about how to lead your kids through crisis and so much more. This is going to be an episode you'll want to share with your friends!
51:03
July 16, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 54 - Don and Buffy Brown and Leading Kids in Different Phases
In episode 054 we hear from Don and Buffy Brown on how they parent kids in several phases. The Browns have been intentionally parenting their kids in so many ways and they have some great insight for us all. You also hear about how the podcast got it's new co-host.
36:32
July 9, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 053 - Gina Fimble and Talking to Your Kids (And Yourself) About Race
In episode 053 of the Parent Network Podcast we interview Gina Fimbel on "How to Talk to Your Kids (and Yourself) About Racism." As parents, we are obviously in a unique position to lead our kids in a healthy way, but some of us need to do a little internal work ourselves. If you are a white parent, we hope this conversation will continue to open your eyes to a world we all need to see. If you are a parent of color, we hope this conversation lets you know how much we are in this with you! We also might have found a new co-host for the podcast! :)
38:43
June 22, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 052 - Shelly Kinder and Erica Svab and Quarantine Parenting
In episode 052 Sass talks to Shelly Kinder and Erica Svab about some really practical parenting ideas as our time of quarantine continues. They offer some simple suggestions and share about real moments from their family life in this season. They also share about a family challenge you can participate in.
30:06
May 26, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 051 - Helping College Students Navigate COVID - Clay Everett, Kailyn Johnson and The Griffins
In episode 051 of the Parent Network Podcast we step into talking about how parents of college students can lead their kids during this season. We have a conversation with Clay Everett and Kailyn Johnston from the college ministry at Port City and we learn what they are hearing and observing from college students. We then interview the Griffin family who have a college student back at home for this season. In both sections there is some great insight for those of you in this boat.
43:58
May 6, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 050 - Mike Ashcraft and Marcy's Back!
In episode 050 we welcome back a familiar voice of the podcast to celebrate a big milestone. We also hear from Mike Ashcraft in the midst of the current crisis and we get some great insight and encouragement in how to lead our kids during this season of life.
52:23
April 21, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 049 - Shelly Kinder, Erica Svab, and Michelle Hufham and "Staying at Home"
In episode 049 of the Parent Network Podcast Sass, Shelly Kinder, Erica Svab, and Michelle Hufham talk about practical ways to help your family while under a “stay at home” order. We talk about everything from school to meals to good ole family fun. We’re all in the same boat and we hopefully give you some practical ideas to help your family navigate these strange times.
36:29
April 6, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 048 - Evans and Natalie Baggs and Parenting Through COVID
In Episode 048 we have a few great conversations about parenting through the coronavirus including an interview with Evans and Natalie Baggs. Sass, Rich Biagini, and Brett Eddy also talk about what our church is offering for kids, students, and parents in this season.
43:53
March 25, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 047 - Mike Ashcraft and COVID-19
In episode 047 Sass talks to Lead Pastor Mike Ashcraft about our world's current situation with COVID-19, our church's response, and how we as parents can lead our families through times such as these. Share this with a friend!
19:31
March 15, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 046 - Kyle VanZandt
In Episode 046 our friend Kyle VanZandt shares great insight from several perspectives. Kyle and his wife Lorin are the parents of two daughters, and Kyle served for several years in the student ministry at PC3. Kyle gives us some great parenting ideas and wisdom that will help you with your kids. Make sure to like and share this episode and any episodes that help you as a parent.
28:43
February 13, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 045 - Taylor Swander and Raising Daughters
As we head into Daddy-Daughter Dance week, we decided to get some wisdom from a dad of daughters. In episode 045 we hear from Taylor Swander about a few things you can do as the dad of daughters to build and keep a deeper connection. Taylor has some great ideas as a dad as well as insight from what he sees in his role in student ministry at PC3. Share this episode with any dad you know with daughters!
15:08
February 4, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 044 - Javi and Lauren Mendoza and Living on Mission
In episode 044 we start the new year talking to Javi and Lauren Mendoza about what it means to live as a family on mission. There are so many great layers and nuggets to this conversation so give it a listen and share it with your friends!
35:27
January 15, 2020
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 043 - What Are They Saying?
In episode 043 we hear from a group of students about what they need from their parents to help them grow in their faith. Sass and Rich Biagini discuss what we heard from these students and offer some insights and encouragements for us all.
25:47
December 11, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 042 - Mike Ashcraft and "No Ordinary Family"
In episode 042 we talk to Mike Ashcraft about the current series at PC3 called "No Ordinary Family." We've been talking about a new way to look at the family and its purpose in God's kingdom. This episode will give you a lot of great things to think about and discern how to implement in your family, whatever it may look like.
28:19
November 15, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 041 - Ashley Bohinc and The Pressures on Kids
In Episode 41 we have a great conversation with our friend Ashley Bohinc about the pressure and stress we put on our kids when it comes to sports, school, and performance.  This one gives us as parents a lot to think about!
28:11
October 28, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 040 - Ashley Bohinc and Partnering with Parents
In Episode 040 we continue our "Interviews from Camp" and talk with Ashley Bohinc. Ashley has served in family ministry for a long time and currently works for Orange. We talk about how partnering with parents goes both ways and Ashley gives us some practical advice on connecting our family to voices in the church.
24:22
October 15, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 039 - Josh Griffin and Leading Our Kids in Faith
In Episode 039 we continue our "Interviews from camp" and talk with one of the founding fathers of Christian podcasting, Josh Griffin. Josh is a leader, author, speaker, and youth pastor at heart. He has great insight on practical ways we can interact with our kids and lead them in life and faith.
25:49
October 1, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 038 - Dan Scott
Episode 038 is our first of several "interviews from camp" where we talk to some top notch folks about different parenting topics. While we were at FUSE this past summer, we interviewed our camp speakers who work with kids, teens, and parents every day. They all had great insight on different areas of parenting. In this episode you will hear from Dan Scott from Orange. Dan is a speaker, author, and parent himself and we talk about technology and the "age of acceleration" that our kids are growing up in.
36:08
September 4, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 037 - Rusty and Rachel Knowles on Marriage and Raising a Special Needs Child
In episode 037 Marcy chats with Rusty and Rachel Knowles about marriage, raising a child with special needs, and so much more. Lots of great insight and encouragement here.
55:35
August 22, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 036 - Joscelyn Wiggs and Single Parenting
In episode 036 we interview PC3 attender and mom Joscelyn Wiggs. She shares about how she has relied on her faith and relationship with God through some difficult circumstances and single parenting.
37:09
August 2, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 035 - Lauren Grijalva and Family Life on the Road
In Episode 035 Marcy interviews her friend Lauren Grijalva who’s family is on quite the adventure. They chat about tiny living, life on the road with kids, finding a faith community, and much more. It’s a fun interview as we continue to talk to parents who aren’t quite living the “normal” life.
38:07
July 10, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 034 - Eric and Amanda Ross and Raising Boys With a Dad Who Travels
In Episode 034 we talk to our friends Eric and Amanda Ross on raising three boys and how to navigate family life with a dad who travels.  They give us lots of great insight and encouragement.
35:50
June 28, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 033 - Father's Day Thoughts
In episode 033 Sass and Marcy talk about Father's Day, review a great resource encouraging dads, and talk through some practical advice for dads.
30:12
June 15, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 031 - Courtney Everett and Navigating Teenage Anxiety
In Episode 031 we talk to our friend Courtney Everett about how to help our kids navigate the growing anxiety that exists in our world today. She gives some great insight on how we can help our kids process their thoughts and emotions in healthy ways.
37:06
April 30, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 030 - Troy Peverall and Redemptive Parenting
In Episode 030 we interview Troy Peverall from Agape Counseling Associates fresh off our recent "Redemptive Parenting" seminar.  Troy has some great insight for us as we all seek to take what we've experienced in our past and use it in a healthy way in our parenting.
27:47
April 12, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 029 - Millie Holloman and Emily Klinefelter and The Foster Pantry
In Episode 029 we hear part 2 of Marcy's interview with Millie Holloman and Emily Klinefelter about fostering and The Foster Pantry. Also, leave us a review to help get the PN Podcast in front of more parents.
45:57
April 5, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 028 - Millie Holloman and Emily Klinefelter on Fostering and Adopting Children
In Episode 028 we chat with Millie Holloman and Emily Klinefelter and hear their stories of fostering and adopting children. These two are doing great ministry and have a lot to say to encourage us all. Marcy and Sass also talk about upcoming spring events in the network
36:02
March 22, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 027 - Phil Bell and Perspective Parenting
In Episode 027 we talk with our friend Phil Bell about his perspective on Real Parenting. Phil is the Executive Director of Family Ministries at Hope Community Church in Raleigh, NC.  Phil has some great insight and challenges for us as parents.
35:06
February 22, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 026 - Tom Shefchunas and Navigating Technology and Maintaining a "Safe" Home
Episode 026 is a continuation of our conversation with Tom Shefchunas (a.k.a. @coachshef). We talk a little about navigating technology and social media and a lot about how to create and maintain a safe home where our kids will be willing to step into the hard conversations.
30:10
February 2, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 025 - Tom Shefchunas and "Real Parenting" Part 1
Episode 025 is a great interview with Tom Shefchunas (or "Shef") where we jump into talking about "Real Parenting" in a big way.   It's part one of a two-part discussion and you'll want to listen for sure.  Marcy and Sass also talk about a few upcoming events and opportunities in the Parent Network.
34:51
January 19, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 024 - Stuart Hall and Leading Teens Through Difficult Issues
In Episode 024 we kick off the new year with a great interview with Stuart Hall talking about teens, what issues they are facing, and how to lead them well. We also give a few details on upcoming events in the Parent Network.
27:13
January 5, 2019
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 023 - Christmas Stress and My One Word
In Episode 023 Sass and Marcy talk about Christmas stress, personal retreats, My One Word, and 2019. Enjoy, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
15:18
December 17, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 022 - Troy Peverall and Strengthening Your Marriage Part 2
In Episode 022 of the Parent Network Podcast we have part two of our interview with Troy Peverall of Agape Counseling AssociatesIf you missed part one, go back and listen to Episode 021.
20:40
December 3, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 021 - Troy Peverall and Strengthening Your Marriage
In Episode 021 of the Parent Network Podcast we talk to Troy Peverall of Agape Counseling Associates about how to strengthen our marriage and we get some overall great parenting advice. It's part one of two and its great!
30:30
November 16, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 020 - Bruxy Cavey and Family Discipleship
In Episode 020 we welcome Bruxy Cavey ... pastor, author, parent, and friend. Bruxy leads The Meeting House outside of Toronto, Canada and he was with us at Port City in October. We talk with Bruxy about his ideas around parenting and overall family discipleship. We also reveal a little info about an upcoming Parent Network event. Good stuff!
33:12
November 6, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 019 - Jim Gratton and Parenting Through Difficult Issues
In Episode 019 we talk a little about the craziness of Fall and we hear from our friend Jim Gratton about his journey of parenting through difficult situations. Jim has several young adult children and he talks about how to lead them as well as parenting mistakes he made along the way. His story is powerful and one you definitely want to hear!
36:41
October 29, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 018 - October Update (Hurricane Florence)
In Episode 018, Sass and Marcy give an update on what's happening in the Parent Network for the rest of the year in light of the impact of Hurricane Florence. So many people have been impacted in so many ways and we talk about how the church has responded and some great opportunities we have for parents to simply get together in November.
12:13
October 8, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 017 - Pat Nolan and Leading Your Kids Through a Disaster
On this special episode we talk to our friend and counselor Pat Nolan about how to lead your kids through a disaster or crisis situation. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we want to help parents help their kids process all that has happened during this event.
16:49
September 28, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 016 - Scott and MJ West and Having Intentional Fun with Your Kids
In Episode 016 we wrap up our year of talking about "Intentional Parenting" by chatting with Scott and MJ West. They do an incredible job of having a lot of intentional fun with their kids and in this interview we hear about their heart for doing this as well as some practical suggestions.
28:34
August 16, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 015 - Stuart Hall At FUSE
In episode 15 of the Parent Network Podcast we have a great conversation with Stuart Hall.  This one is a little different as we interviewed Stuart on a porch with a live audience at our student ministry summer camp.  We talk about things going on with this generation and we answer a few questions from parents who are listening in.  It's a fun one!
37:12
July 23, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 014 - Mike Ashcraft and Using the "Disruptions" of Life
Mike Ashcraft joins us as we talk about how to look at summer and the disruptions to our "normal" patterns in a different way. We talk about how to help our family use this season well and see the new things God is doing.
32:06
June 13, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 013 - Jason Black and Issues Kids Are Facing Today
Our friend and psychologist Jason Black shares his perspective on issues that kids are facing today and how we as parents can navigate these choppy waters.
32:13
May 24, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 012 - Geoff Banks and A Son's Perspective on Helping Parents Navigate Tough Times
We're excited about our latest Parent Network Podcast where we take a different slant and interview a child instead of a parent.  Now, he's not a "child" but he does have parents.  Geoff Banks leads the high school ministry at PC3 and has a powerful story of how his parents helped him to navigate a tough time in his life.  You'll get several great tips for how you can help your kids as they travel on their journey.
26:41
May 4, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 011 - Pat Nolan and Creating a Healthy Family System
In Episode 11 we interview licensed counselor and PC3 attender Pat Nolan on how to create a healthy family system through managing conflict and anger. Pat shares some REALLY good stuff! We also talk about a few upcoming Parent Network events.
37:09
April 13, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 010 - Rick and Liz Shafer and Parenting Sons into Adulthood
On Episode 010 we interview Rick and Liz Shafer and hear about how they parented their two sons through all of the phases into adulthood. They offer lots of great wisdom so give it a listen. Make sure to subscribe in order to listen to all of our episodes.
35:52
March 20, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 009 - Rich Biagini and Navigating Social Media
In episode 009 we talk to Rich Biagini about how we as parents can better navigate technology and social media.
42:40
March 2, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 008 - Danny Rogers and Intentional Parenting
In this episode we interview Danny Rogers from our New Bern Campus and tackle a few questions from parents.
36:35
February 8, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 007 - Mike and Julie Ashcraft and Creating a Healthy Family Culture
In Episode 007 we interview Mike and Julie Ashcraft just after our recent Parent Network event. They'll share a little more about how to create a healthy family culture and answer a few questions from the night. We also talk about upcoming Parent Network events. Enjoy!
33:17
January 22, 2018
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 006 - Marcy Bolick and Mom's Groups and Christmas Tips
In Episode 06 we interview our potential new co-host Marcy Bolick (if she does well :). We talk about her involvement in the Parent Network, our Phase One Mom’s Group, and some random Christmas tips. It’s a fun listen!
21:46
December 11, 2017
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 005 - Pat Nolan
On this episode of the podcast we interview Pat Nolan, licensed family counselor, and we talk about how we can build a healthy family system through better listening and communication.
28:08
November 27, 2017
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 004 - Michelle Starbuck
In our fourth episode we interview Michelle Starbuck, our volunteer Director of the Parent Network, on intentional parenting over the years.
24:21
November 7, 2017
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 003 - Mike Ashcraft
An interview with Mike Ashcraft about how he has intentionally parented over the years.
31:05
October 12, 2017
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 002 - Stuart Hall
In this episode we launch the Parent Network with a great interview with our friend and partner Stuart Hall. This interview is just after our first ever Parent Network event and we talk about why this initiative is so important to us as a church.
28:42
September 14, 2017
Parent Network Podcast - Episode 001 - What Are We Doing?
In this episode we launch the Parent Network and share what we'll be all about.
09:31
September 5, 2017