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

Deep Work

Deep Work Ministry leaders are always inundated with things to do, emails to respond to and meetings to attend. We can feel overwhelmed with everything

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Transforming Parish Culture

Transforming Parish Culture The broad prospect of church renewal can be overwhelming, but allowing vulnerable, God driven change will always be more fruitful than going

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You Made It Personal

You Made It Personal Chris is joined by Taylor on the podcast this week to talk about a basketball game gone wrong, vulnerability hangovers, and

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Leading in the Peripheries

Leading in the Peripheries In response to a recent article from Aleteia (, Matt and Chris discuss how we may be underserving low income communities.

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