Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a podcast produced by Ablaze Ministries hosted by Matt Rice & Chris Bartlett. Matt & Chris have over 34 years experience working & leading in ministry. They want to take the experience & skills they have developed over decades of ministry and offer them to fellow ministry leaders everywhere. 

The work of ministry leaders, whether it is a youth minister, a director of religious education, a volunteer coordinator, or an unpaid retreat director, is a powerful and sometimes lonely mission. Ministry Leaders Anonymous is here to remind you that you are not alone as well as providing a moment of sanity during a busy week of ministry.

Matt & Chris have just about seen it all and they are ready to dive into & bring to light to the hurts, hopes, & hungers of all ministry leaders. Ministry Leaders Anonymous features topics important to maintaining physical, spiritual, & mental health. They discuss habits & proven successes for all kinds of ministries, as well as inviting insightful guests who bring their expertise and insight into important discussions.

Ultimately, Ministry Leaders Anonymous is a place for all ministry leaders to find laughter, support, & community. Join us every Thursday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast platform.

Listen to our latest episodes

First Year in Ministry

First Year in Ministry The first year of ministry is quite often a whirlwind. Whether you find yourself in your first year or are supervising/working

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Collaboration So often, we get focused in so much on our own ministry that we all put ourselves in silos. Michael Marchand from Project YM

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Make Ministry Fun Again

Make Ministry Fun Again Taylor Schroll threw a coup, overtook Chris with brute strength and mettle and took over co-hosting duties this week. He and

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Dealing with Desolation

Dealing with Desolation All ministry leaders deal with difficult times in ministry. Whether personal struggles, the work of ministry being difficult due to a large

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