Ken Wytsma discusses his journey from being a high-achieving leader to one slowed down by chronic illness and how this has made him relook at his identity. Throughout this conversation, Ken shares a lot of wisdom gained from doing pastoral and justice work for decades, including how to go at a sustainable pace.
Noah shares transparently about issues he’s had with control, how that has led to depression, and how he has recently experienced a breakthrough. This episode is a sequel to the December 2nd “Five Minute Flip” on the same topic.
Noah and Pastor Juanita Rasmus have a conversation around how to live in the unmerited love of God when everything inside of us says we need to perform in order to be accepted. Juanita is the author of Learning to Be: Finding Your Center After the Bottom Falls Out and is a pastor who endured a 9-month crash following ministry burnout. Listen in to discover the freeing truths of Jesus’ love that she found at the bottom of the pit and learn the tools and rhythms you need to start experiencing this freedom here and now.
Church planting pastors Cindy Riley, Josh Cramer, Laura Tarro, and Noah Filipiak have a raw conversation about the ups and downs of church planting.
Did you know women look at pornography too? When we treat porn like it’s a men-only sin, it only heaps extra shame onto the women who struggle with it, making it even harder to reach out for help. If you are a woman struggling with porn and unwanted sexual behavior, then this episode is for you. It’s also for ministry leaders and fellow women who want to help create safe places for women who are struggling.
In Spring 2023, I realized I had too much on my plate. I was pastoring Mosaic Church full-time, the multi-ethnic church I planted in urban Grand Rapids, MI. I was directing new Beyond the Battle 7-week groups and shepherding our growing BtB alumni community. This included weekly Zoom meetings, pastoral care and counseling, and retreats. I was also directing New Humanity, a multi-ethnic church planting network with a focus on urban community development. Oh and I wanted time to do my podcast and writing!