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Oct 19, 2021

Episode 200.



Beginning places are important. Your starting point as a leader is important. But so is the journey. Pausing to take stock of where you’ve been and where you’re going is an important part of being a Christ-centered leader. 


It seems like another lifetime that Tim & I sat in the District Offices in Dublin, Ohio with sound pads all around us recording the first episode on my old Apple laptop. While the District Offices have now moved, we’ve both taken on different or additional roles, and we no longer record the episodes in person (we didn’t do it for long), the podcast is going strong at Episode 200! 


As I (Sara) write this, I’m not sure I thought we’d stick with it for 3.5 years, let alone get to Episode 200. If you’ve watched anyone or anything grow, you know the feeling!  But, here we are: “We Should Do a Podcast About That” comes at a great time when we’re exploring the importance of history and context in leadership. 


There are a couple of new things in this episode. One at the beginning and one at the end. You’ll pick up on them as you listen to “We Should Do A Podcast About That”


As you listen to Episode 200 you’ll hear the lessons we’ve learned about ourselves as leaders, the things that tripped us up, and a few defining moments in the past 3 years. 


We share our journey as a way of inviting you into a time of reflection on your own leadership and growth over the past three years. You’ll hear plenty of laughter and poking fun. 


But most of all, you’ll hear appreciation. Appreciation for you, our listeners. Appreciation for our guests. Appreciation for the journey we’ve been on over the three years of recording episodes. 


Thank you for being on this journey with us. For reflecting on ideas, insights, and continuing to grow as a Christ-centered leader. Soon, we’ll have something we hope you’ll join us for in 2022. We thought it might be ready to be shared when episode 200 dropped, but it’s not. So hang tight for just a couple more weeks as we put the final touches on an invitation for 2022. 


Explore the episodes from 2021 here.


Finally, if you’re wondering the technical parts of podcasting, here’s a download of the gear, programs, and resources we use if you might be interested in launching your own podcast. 


I’ll tell you this: it’s A LOT of work. Pastors, I compare it to writing a sermon every week.


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Write It Down/Talk it Out

  1. What new things have you done as a leader in the last three years?
  2. How do new ideas take shape for you and become a reality?
  3. What pivots do you need to make right now in leadership? Maybe another question is what have you learned from the mistakes? 
  4. What did you learn about yourself as a leader when the pandemic hit and what are you learning about yourself as a leader now?