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From the team at D6, this podcast is focused on building an excellent family ministry. Filled with useful tips and great interviews, we help ministry leaders and parents take practical steps to disciple families.
5 days ago
#244 | A Way with Words - Daniel Darling
We learn how to use our social media presence to glorify God as we speak with Daniel Darling, author of A Way with Words: Using our Online Conversations for Good.
Jan 11, 2021
#243 | Caught, Not Taught - Matt & Leslee Holliday
Former MLB All-Star Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee visit with us about their ministry calling after baseball and how the "caught, not taught" philosophy works in evangelism through relationships.
Jan 4, 2021
#242 | Progressive Christianity - Alisa Childers
Former ZOEgirl, Alisa Childers, speaks to us on the Progressive Christianity movement and her book, Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity.
Dec 28, 2020
#241 | Finding Teachable Moments - Michele White
We dive deeper into the command in Deuteronomy 6 with our guest, Dr. Michele White, as she helps us in finding the teachable moments "as you go" through daily life.
Dec 21, 2020
#240 | Everything Christmas!
Our co-hosts, Marianne Howard, Josh Wooten, and Dr. Ron Hunter, discuss their own family traditions and pray a special blessing over this season and the coming new year.
Dec 14, 2020
#239 | Faithful with Influence - Lauryn Williams
Four-time Olympian, Lauryn Williams, coaches us on winning well, losing well, using our gifts and talents to glorify our Father in Heaven, and grounding our identity in Christ.
Dec 7, 2020
#238 | Clear Communication - Shannon Litton
Specialist Shannon Litton advises churches on marketing strategies that can help bring clarity to their communication and increase outreach.
Nov 30, 2020
#237 | Building Accountability Among Men - Dr. Craig Fry
Dr. Craig Fry coaches us on what accountability among small groups of men really looks like and explains how this type of community can be world-changing.
Nov 23, 2020
#236 | The Uniform of Leadership - Jason Romano
We talk with Jason Romano who has authored the book, The Uniform of Leadership. He addresses issues such as priorities and what truly defines servant leadership.
Nov 16, 2020
#235 | Enduring Storms - Patrick Schwenk
We discuss walking through seasons of suffering with our guest, Patrick Schwenk, who has written a book, In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake: Trusting the God Who Meets Us in Our Storm.
Nov 9, 2020
#234 | A Unified Discipleship Direction - Josh Wooten
Bridging every ministry in your church to move in the same direction for the purpose of accomplishing the same goal isn't always easy. Josh Wooten advises us on avoiding the silo mentality and uniting ministries.
Nov 2, 2020
#233 | Love Isn't All You Need - Kim Botto
Find out why love ISN'T all you need as Kim Botto shares her wealth of knowledge on ministering to children who have experienced trauma.
Oct 26, 2020
#232 | Loving God's Word Through Song - Jean Thomason
We have the joy to sit down with the wonderful Jean Thomason, whom many may know as Miss Pattycake, to discuss the importance of family worship.
Oct 19, 2020
#231 | Lessons Learned in 2020
Our panel of hosts, Marianne Howard, Josh Wooten, and Dr. Ron Hunter discuss things we've learned so far in 2020 and provide encouragement for both ministry leaders and families.
Oct 12, 2020
#230 | Pursuit of the Prodigal - Jim Putman
Author of Hope for the Prodigal, Jim Putman, both challenges and encourages the church and parents as they build spaces that are hard for prodigals to leave.
Oct 5, 2020
#229 | Time with the Professor - Chris Shirley
We discuss a wide range of topics with Dr. Chris Shirley, which include balancing discipleship responsibility, grandparents' influence, and the future of seminary education.
Sep 28, 2020
#228 | Shaping a Biblical Worldview - Josh Mulvihill
We are joined by Josh Mulvihill to discuss the importance of teaching the next generation based on the foundational truths revealed in Scripture.
Sep 21, 2020
#227 | Making the Bible Come to Life - Melissa MacDonald
Get inspired as Melissa MacDonald guides us through bringing the Bible to life for audiences of all ages.
Sep 14, 2020
#226 | Welcoming Young Adults in Ministry - Jay Strother
Join our guest Jay Strother as he shares the vital role that young adults play in family ministry and how the church can reach them.
Sep 7, 2020
#225 | Special Needs Ministry - Rich Mace
Gain an abundance of knowledge on establishing a thriving special needs ministry as Rich Mace challenges us in five different areas of the planning process.
Aug 31, 2020
#224 | Vision & Purpose in Ministry - Byron Ragains
Guest Byron Ragains guides us through the importance of consistent evaluation of our ministry vision.
Aug 24, 2020
#223 | Saying No to the Hustle - Jefferson Bethke
Discover how to leave behind the hustle and busyness that is so prevalent in our culture through our interview with Jefferson Bethke.
Aug 17, 2020
#222 | Establishing a Discipleship Culture - Philip Nation
Receive guidance from Philip Nation on how to break down barriers to establishing a discipleship culture in your church.
Aug 10, 2020
#221 | Co-Parenting Works - Tammy Daughtry
Learn from Tammy Daughtry how to minister best to families touched by divorce and step-parenting.
Aug 3, 2020
#220 | Fearless Parenting - Jimmy Myers
Learn how to move from fearful parenting to fearless parenting as Dr. Jimmy Myers discusses his book, Fearless Parenting: How to Raise Faithful Kids in a Secular Culture.
Jul 27, 2020
#219 | The Power of Storytelling - Jason Byerly
Be encouraged as Jason Byerly walks us through how to bring the Bible to life through great storytelling.
Jul 20, 2020
#218 | Not So Perfect Mom - Amy Rienow
Co-founder of Visionary Family Ministries, Amy Rienow shares what she has learned in her journey through motherhood and ministers to moms by discussing her newest book, Not So Perfect Mom.
Jul 13, 2020
#217 | Creating a Discipleship Strategy - David Womack
We hear from David Womack on how and why to implement a comprehensive and cohesive discipleship strategy in our churches.
Jul 6, 2020
#216 | May We Introduce...
We introduce the brand new D6 Family podcast co-hosts, Marianne Howard and Josh Wooten.
Jun 29, 2020
BONUS: Reopening the Church (Part 3)
Our final group of panelists, Ken Braddy, Marianne Howard, and Brian Haynes, provide additional insights to consider in reopening the doors to your church.
Jun 22, 2020
BONUS: Reopening the Church (Part 2)
We continue our discussion on reopening the church with new ideas and viewpoints from our panelists, Dr. Eddie Moody, Lydia Randall, and Dr. Ed Stetzer.
1 hr 5 min
Jun 15, 2020
BONUS: Reopening the Church (Part 1)
As churches begin reopening from closures due to COVID-19, we ask that you join us in our panel discussion around this topic with our panel of guests - Sam Luce, Jay Strother, and Dr. Richard Ross.
1 hr 2 min
Jun 8, 2020
#215 | Serving Single-Parent Families - Robert Beeson
Hear Robert Beeson's own journey to single-parenthood as he guides the church on opportunities to come alongside and empower single-parent families.
Jun 1, 2020
#214 | Ministering to Millennial Parents - Michayla White
Our guest Michayla White describes how millennial parents are viewing the church and what the church can do to come alongside them.
May 25, 2020
#213 | Fight - Jon Forrest
Well-known friend, Jon Forrest, sits down with us to discuss his newest book, Fight.
May 18, 2020
#212 | Reaching the Heart of Your Child - Scott Turansky
With a passion for biblical parenting, Scott Turansky provides practical insight into how moms and dads can parent with a heart-based approach.
May 11, 2020
#211 | A Journey Through Gen Z - Leneita Fix
Long-time friend of D6, Leneita Fix, discusses the characteristics of Generation Z and how we can best minister to this generation.
May 4, 2020
#210 | Teenagers' Tough Questions - Aaron Pontious
Youth pastor Aaron Pontious discusses the tough questions that our youth are asking today and how to create a ministry that welcomes their questions.
Apr 27, 2020
#209 | Biblical Literacy - Jana Magruder
Guest Jana Magruder provides essential tips and strategies for increasing biblical literacy in children.
Apr 20, 2020
#208 | Lead Me - Matt Hammitt
Former lead singer of Sanctus Real and author of the new book LEAD ME: Finding Courage to Fight for Your Marriage, Children, and Faith, Matt Hammitt discusses his journey to leading his family well.
Apr 13, 2020
#207 | The Storm-Tossed Family - Russell Moore
Author Dr. Russell Moore talks with us through his book on family, The Storm-Tossed Family.
Apr 6, 2020
#206 | Honoring Rest - Tommy Swindol
Pastor Tommy Swindol encourages ministers to embrace the importance of Sabbath rest.
Mar 30, 2020
#205 | Leading Yourself - Kandi Gallaty
We discuss effective discipleship with Kandi Gallaty, including making sure we are leading ourselves well before leading others.
Mar 23, 2020
#204 | Worship Beyond the Stage - Don Myers
Don Myers encourages us to expand our understanding of worship and provides examples of worshiping beyond the stage.
Mar 16, 2020
#203 | Apathy in Teenagers - Rob Rienow
Author and longtime friend of D6, Rob Rienow, advises us on spiritual apathy in our teens and taking family ministry to the next level.
Mar 9, 2020
#202 | Tips On Teaching Teens - Dr. Ken Coley
The wise Dr. Ken Coley provides an abundance of tips on effectively teaching teenagers.
Mar 2, 2020
#201 | Gentle Courage - Pam Tebow
Pam Tebow coaches us on bringing up your children to love God and His Word and helps us navigate some hard issues including fame and competition.
Feb 24, 2020
#200 | Connecting to Grandparents - Jim Wideman
Grandparenting guru Jim Wideman talks with us on the importance of grandparents in passing down a legacy of faith and how the church can connect with them.
Feb 17, 2020
#199 | Ministry in Thirds - Richard Ross
Let Dr. Richard Ross inspire you to use your ministry in new and exciting ways...in thirds!
Feb 10, 2020
#198 | Crafting Messages in a Noisy World - Lena Wooten
Gain some creative suggestions to use in your church and your home from Randall House's own Director of Marketing, Lena Wooten.
Feb 3, 2020
#197 | Story of a Prodigal - Christopher Yuan
Christopher Yuan sits down with us to share a summary of his miraculous prodigal story.
Jan 27, 2020
#196 | Continuing Education - Jeff Wallace
We have Jeffrey Wallace guide us through pursing a PhD or DMin degree.
Jan 20, 2020
#195 | Encouraging Pastors' Wives - Lydia Randall
Lydia Randall speaks life-giving words into pastors' wives and helps us know how we can best encourage them.
Jan 13, 2020
#194 | Spiritual Orphans - Dr. Timothy Paul Jones
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones advises us on how ministries can make an impact by adopting "spiritual orphans" and turning them into sons and daughters.
Jan 6, 2020
#193 | Supporting the Families of Those You Teach - Steve & Katie Greenwood
Our guests, Steve & Katie Greenwood, shine some light on myths of what discipleship at home should look like and provide suggestions on ways to incorporate discipleship into every day life.
Dec 30, 2019
#192 | Aligning Your Ministry Team’s Focus - Brian Haynes
Our interview with Brian Haynes focuses on his passion for helping all members of a ministry team share the same vision.
Dec 23, 2019
#191 | Marriage FAQs with a Marriage Pastor - Scott Kedersha
We sat down with marriage mastermind Scott Kedersha to get his responses to some questions submitted by our listeners regarding marriage.
Dec 16, 2019
#190 | A Bit of Fun - Jonnie W.
Be entertained as comedian Jonnie W. showers us with his hysterical material.
Dec 9, 2019
#189 | The Heart of Your Teen - Lissy Rienow
Lissy Rienow visits with us about her book, The Heart of Your Teen, and shares about her passion for family discipleship and the next generation.
Dec 2, 2019
#188 | Depression & Anxiety - Dr. Edward Moody
Dr. Edward Moody provides outstanding wisdom for ministers on stress, anxiety, depression, and self-care.
Nov 25, 2019
#187 | Don't Be Nice - Sharon Hodde Miller
Sharon Hodde Miller sits down to discuss the differences between niceness and kindness and to share so much more from her book, Nice: Why We Love to Be Liked and How God Calls Us to More.
Nov 18, 2019
#186 | The Dignity Revolution - Daniel Darling
Daniel Darling, author of The Dignity Revolution, discusses some of the top political issues and how dignity should play a vital role in Christians' views on these topics.
Nov 11, 2019
#185 | A Dream Too Big - Caylin Moore
Caylin Moore shares his journey from poverty to Rhodes Scholar as he discusses his book, A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford.
Nov 4, 2019
#184 | If... What If? - Tony Myles
Tony Myles discusses the devotional book he co-wrote with his son, If...What If?: Quirky Questions & Daily Devotions to Feed Your Family & Your Faith.
Oct 28, 2019
#183 | Adorning the Dark - Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson, author of Adorning the Dark, discusses his testimony and topics of creativity, community and failure.
Oct 21, 2019
#182 | Student Leadership - Tim Levert
Tim Levert discusses the importance and benefits of implementing student leadership.
Oct 14, 2019
#181 | Using Memorable Visuals - Keith Coast
Keith Coast shares his expert knowledge on using memorable illustrations to explain abstract truths.
Oct 7, 2019
#180 | Let's Talk Ministry - Ron Hunter & Jeremy Lee
Ron Hunter and Jeremy Lee discuss the importance of pastors and ministry leaders making time and space for their own spiritual and mental health.
Sep 30, 2019
#179 | Encore: The Mind of a Child - Shaunti Feldhahn
In this encore interview with Shaunti Feldhahn, we gain insight and understanding of what drives the heart of tweens and teens.
Sep 23, 2019
#178 | Organizing an Age-Graded Ministry - Jason Pyron
Jason Pyron explains how united ministries and a common language create an organized, influential age-graded ministry.
Sep 16, 2019
#177 | Impacting Your City - Dan Glenn
Dan Glenn gives testimony of how his church met an enormous physical need in surrounding communities as a way to tangibly show the love of Christ.
Sep 9, 2019
#176 | D6 Conference 2019 Preview
Ron Hunter tells you everything you need to know about what's to come at the D6 Conference!
Sep 2, 2019
#175 | Being a Real Man - Rick Burgess
Rick Burgess tells us what it means to be a real man by talking with us about his book, How to Be a Man: Pursuing Christ-Centered Masculinity.
Aug 26, 2019
#174 | Disciple-Making Evangelism - Bill Hull
Bill Hull talks to us about how evangelism and disciple-making go hand-in-hand. Dale Hudson coaches us on leading well in kids' and family ministry.
Aug 19, 2019
#173 | Teenagers' Core Needs - Paige Clingenpeel
Paige Clingenpeel discusses priorities in the lives of teenagers and how to meet their core needs.
Aug 12, 2019
#172 | Partnering with Parents - Lena Wooten
Lena Wooten explains the importance of partnering with parents and how your ministry can start equipping parents today. Stephen Kenrick joins us to discuss his upcoming movie, Overcomer.
Aug 5, 2019
#171 | Teaching Kids About Worship - Yancy
Worship guru, Yancy, provides tips for parents on how to teach their kids about worship.
Jul 29, 2019
#170 | A Faith-Based Upbringing - Lauren Hunter Biggs
Lauren Hunter Biggs provides us with the viewpoint of growing up with intentional, faith-based parenting.
Jul 22, 2019
#169 | Making the Complicated Clear – Todd Hampson
Todd Hampson shares how his background in animation has allows him to to clarify complicated biblical topics.
Jul 15, 2019
#168 | Parenting & Technology - Jason Gibson
Jason Gibson guides both parents and ministers through helping kids and teens walk through decision making with technology.
Jul 8, 2019
#167 | When You Feel Like Quitting - La Verne Tolbert
Dr. La Verne Tolbert guides us through biblical conflict resolution.
Jul 1, 2019
#166 | Doing Ministry As a Family - Dan Istvanik
Dan Istvanik sheds light on how he, his wife, and their children have come to do ministry life together as a family.
Jun 24, 2019
#165 | Parenting Gamers - Tony Bianco
Tony Bianco advises parents on recognizing the benefits, threats, and necessary parameters for the gamers in their family.
Jun 17, 2019
#164 | Developing Leaders - Valerie Bell
Valerie Bell guides us on developing leaders during a time when the landscape is changing for the church.
Jun 9, 2019
#163 | Difficult Parents: What to Do – Jeremy Lee
Jeremy Lee advises us on how best to address difficult parents in our ministry.
Jun 2, 2019
#162 | Co-Parenting, Divorce & Blended Families – Jay & Tammy Daughtry
Jay & Tammy Daughtry provide excellent advice for families walking through divorce and establishing co-parenting relationships.
May 26, 2019
#161 | Ministering to Parents of Athletes – David Prince
David Prince discusses the role of sports in children's lives and how a family can appropriately prioritize sports.
May 19, 2019
#160 | Teaching for Change – Ken Coley
Ken Coley gives tips on how to intentionally teach toward change.
May 12, 2019
#159 | Talking to Kids About Evil – Aaron Pontious
Aaron Pontious guides us through how to discuss the problem of evil with our children. Scott Kedersha tells us what conversations couples should have before marriage.
May 5, 2019
#158 | Eight Relationships that Matter – Jim Wideman
Jim Wideman talks about how relationships are vital to ministry. Matt Markins challenges churches to look to the future as they plan their ministries today.
Apr 29, 2019
#157 | The Purpose of Games – Jon Forrest
Jon Forrest explains why games are important and gives us a few examples to try!
Apr 21, 2019
#156 | Inside the Mind of a Movie Producer – Stephen Kendrick
Stephen Kendrick gives us lessons from his work as a movie producer that ministry leaders can use in every day life and ministry. Dr. Edward Moody shows us how we can help families that have experienced trauma.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 14, 2019
#155 | Family Worship – Rob Rienow
Rob Rienow provides us with practical information on how to have a family worship time. Drew Dyck talks to us about parenting with self-control.
Apr 7, 2019
#154 | Lies Girls Believe – Dannah Gresh
Dannah Gresh joins us for a second week as we continue discussing the lies girls believe. Jason Romano shares his personal testimony of forgiveness.
Mar 31, 2019
#153 | Kind is the New Classy – Candace Cameron Bure
Candace Cameron Bure joins us to share about her book, Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously. Dannah Gresh talks to mothers about the lies their daughters may be believing.
Mar 24, 2019
#152 | If Disney Ran Your Ministry – Dale Hudson
Dale Hudson coaches us on what we can learn from Disney when it comes to connecting with families. David Jones introduces himself and gives an announcement about the D6 Podcast.
Mar 17, 2019
#151 | A Father’s Love – Mike & Nikki LeJeune
Mike & Nikki LeJeune discuss their book, A Father's Love. John Trent talks about what happens when parents bring a curse instead of a blessing upon their family.
Mar 10, 2019
#150 | The Power of Blessing in Your Family – John Trent
John Trent explains the importance of blessing in the family and how to begin blessing today. Olivia Bruner talks with us about why the home is no longer the place for spiritual information and how the church can help.
Mar 3, 2019
#149 | Is Our Daughter on Track? – Sissy Goff
Sissy Goff describes social, emotional and spiritual milestones for different ages and stages of a girl's life. Mark Holmen describes a way to measure the health of your church.
Feb 24, 2019
#148 | Is Our “Wild Thing” Boy on Track? – David Thomas
David Thomas walks us through several stages and milestones that boys encounter as they grow and mature. Chris Shirley talks with us about discipleship and grandparenting.
Feb 17, 2019
#147 | Bringing Fun Back into the Family – Jonnie W.
Jonnie W. brings comedy to our show, sharing his story and laughter. Steve Bonner speaks with us about helping students develop moral reasoning in their decision making.
Feb 10, 2019
#146 | Engaging the Minds of Our Kids – Lee Strobel
Lee Strobel walks us through what it means to love God with your mind and how we help our kids to do this. Sadie Robertson shares her personal journey of finding God's calling on her life and how others can too.
Feb 3, 2019
#145 | Parenting Teens – Richard Ross
Richard Ross provides guidance for parents as they transition into parenting during the teen years. David Prince discusses the authority versus love dynamic of parenting.
Jan 27, 2019
#144 | Biblical Illiteracy in Kids – Timothy Paul Jones
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones addresses the topic of biblical illiteracy in children. Jeremy Carlson talks about the importance of Christian films in today's culture.
Jan 20, 2019
#143 | Being Grace-Givers in Our Families – Kyle Idleman
Kyle Idleman teaches us how to be grace-givers in our marriages, with our children, and in other relationships. Tony Souder tells us how we can help the adults pray for the kids in our churches.
Jan 13, 2019
#142 | A Look at Martin Luther King Jr. – Ron Hunter
Ron Hunter discusses how generational discipleship and parental influence played a role in developing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. into the man he was.
Jan 6, 2019
#141 | Coaching Parents – Joanne Miller & Scott Turansky
Joanne Miller and Scott Turansky share helpful, innovative coaching techniques for parents. Jim Wideman guides ministers by providing them with some ministry coaching.
Dec 30, 2018
#140 | Bearing Fruit as Families – Robby & Kandi Gallaty
Robby & Kandi Gallaty give guidance to families on how they can disciple to bear fruit. Emily Jiles shares how Planning Center can help ministries become organized.
Dec 23, 2018
#139 | Holidays, Busyness & More – Lydia Randall
Lydia Randall gives us guidance on how we can incorporate faith into our family traditions. Lissy Rienow give us a sneak peek into the mind of a teenager and interprets for us the relationship between parent and teen.
Dec 16, 2018
#138 | Parenting FAQs – Leneita Fix
Leneita Fix walks us through the answers to the most common questions asked during six different stages of parenting.
Dec 9, 2018
#137 | Being a Bi-vocational Minister – Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis tells us what he learned from being a school teacher that helped him in ministry. Jean Thomason discusses her book, Sharing God's Big Love with Little Lives.
Dec 3, 2018
#136 | Creating a Sending Culture – Jason Gaston
Jason Gaston coaches family ministries on creating a "sending culture." Jana Magruder describes her research in finding the top ten influencers in children's lives that develop them into mature believers.
Nov 25, 2018
#135 | Parental Guidance Suggested – Mark Smith
Mark Smith speaks about disciple-making in the home and discusses his book Parental Guidance Suggested. Chris Shirley explains how family ministry has changed in the last several years and the church's responsibility due to this change.
Nov 18, 2018
#134 | Discipleship in a Post-Truth Culture – Tim Goodyear
Tim Goodyear shares how a post-truth culture is affecting family ministry and discipleship. Walker Moore gives guidance on ministering to those struggling with gender identity confusion.
Nov 11, 2018
#133| Broken to Blended – Steve & Samara Ashley
Steve & Samara Ashley provide guidance for the church on how to better meet the needs of blended families. John Conger encourages churches in providing support groups for parents of prodigals.
Nov 4, 2018
#132 | Helping Families in Crisis – Brian Haynes
Brian Haynes shares personal testimony of what he's learned from this past year of serving families after a hurricane. Ron Hunter gives great information on how a D6 PLUS membership could benefit you and your church.
Oct 28, 2018
#131 | Issues Facing Women in Ministry Pt. 2 – Panel Discussion
Our panel made up of Sissy Goff, Lydia Randall, La Verne Tolbert, and Kandi Gallaty discuss topics related to being a woman in ministry.
Oct 21, 2018
#130 | Forgiveness in the First Degree – Phillip Robinson
Phillip Robinson details his journey to forgiveness as told in his book, Forgiveness in the First Degree. Terrace Crawford answers commonly asked ministry questions.
Oct 14, 2018
#129 | Connecting Small Group Leaders with Parents – Elle Campbell
Elle Campbell guides ministry leaders on how to help their small group volunteers connect with parents. Josh Mulvihill tells us how to identify and counteract the lies of culture.
Oct 7, 2018
#128 | Postpartum Depression: Helping in the Struggle – Aly Thayer
Aly Thayer walks us through her personal journey with postpartum depression and provides hope for those struggling and guidance for the church. Robert Beeson uses his own personal experience to give helpful advice to the church on how to best minister to solo-parents.
Sep 30, 2018
#127 | Becoming Godly Men – Andy Blanks
Andy Blanks shares his passion for equipping dads to disciple their sons to become godly men. Jimmy Myers talks on his research for his book, Fearless Parenting, and what parents can do today to equip their kids to engage in culture and win.
Sep 24, 2018
#126 | Making a Winning First Impression – Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith provides guidance to churches on how to be successful at welcoming new visitors and making a great first impression. JJ Jones shares his testimony of implementing a family ministry centered around relationships, resources, and rhythms.
Sep 19, 2018
#125 | Issues Facing Women in Ministry – D6 Conference Panel
Our astounding panel of women ministry leaders discuss the issues that women often face in ministry.
Sep 16, 2018
What about today's episode? It's a surprise!
Sep 9, 2018
#124 | The Soul Care of a Minister – Melissa MacDonald
Melissa MacDonald talks to us about soul care: what it is, why it's important, and how ministers can do it. Trevor Lee tells us his experience of implementing a family ministry in a small church under a special set of circumstances.
Sep 2, 2018
#123 | The Catalyst for Reformation in Youth Ministry – Richard Ross
Richard Ross explains the vital role that senior pastors play in implementing change in youth ministries. Aaron Pontious coaches parents on how to engage in deeper conversations with their students.
Aug 26, 2018
#122 | Developing a Passion for God – Megan Marshman
Megan Marshman talks about how to cultivate a deep genuine passion for God.
Aug 19, 2018
#121 | Grandparents Influencing Faith in Grandkids – Matthew Deprez
Matthew Deprez talks to us about what he's learned in his extensive study of the spiritual influence of grandparents on their grandchildren.
Aug 12, 2018
#120 | Ministering to Millennial Parents – Leneita Fix
Leneita Fix gives us a better understanding of millennial parents so we can minister to them well.
Aug 5, 2018
#119 | Loving Your Adult Children Well – Ron Hunter
Ron Hunter gives advice for parents as they move into that "consultant" role of parenting their adult children.
Jul 29, 2018
#118 | Teaching Like Jesus – La Verne Tolbert
La Verne Tolbert breaks down teaching principles from her book, Teaching Like Jesus.
Jul 22, 2018
#117 | Distant Grandparenting Relationships – Larry Fowler
Larry Fowler gives guidance to grandparents seeking to mend a distant or broken relationship with their children in order to have a better relationship with their grandchildren as well.
Jul 15, 2018
#116 | When Kids Experience Sexual Abuse – Dr. Edward Moody
Dr. Edward Moody gives us step by step instructions on what to do when a student in our ministry experiences sexual abuse.
Jul 8, 2018
#115 | The Beginner’s Guide to D6 – Sandy Atwood
Sandy Atwood gives us some valuable inside information on what makes D6 resources so effective and unique.
Jul 1, 2018
#114 | Using Technology in Your Ministry – Michael Covington
Michael Covington gives the dos and don'ts on implementing technology into your ministry.
Jun 24, 2018
#113 | A Little Bit of Fun – The Skit Guys
Tommy Woodard and Eddie James stop by to share some resources and some laughs with us.
Jun 17, 2018
#112 | Developing a Family Ministry Strategy – David Huey
David Huey uses his own ministry experience to encourage churches as they implement a practical family ministry plan.
Jun 10, 2018
#111 | Ministry Resource Roundup – Lena Wooten
Lena Wooten directs you to wonderful resources for all of your ministry needs.
Jun 3, 2018
#110 | Serving Frenzied Families – Dan Lovaglia
Dan Lovaglia advises ministers on how to effectively minister to families that have extremely busy schedules. Pauline Dillard gives the church guidance on how to step in and help new moms and dads with the needs they have.
May 27, 2018
#109 | Training Kids to Be Leaders – Jeffrey Wallace
Jeffrery Wallace provides tips on how parents can help guide their children to become leaders. Christie Kristie describes her recent trip to the Dominican Republic.
May 20, 2018
#108 | The Family Technology Plan – Tony Bianco
Tony Bianco discusses the hot topic of technology, giving guidance for parents and ministry leaders. Tommy Swindol talks on preparing to deal with pornography as a church.
May 13, 2018
#107 | For All the Ministers’ Spouses – Angela Haynes
Angela Haynes provides great wisdom for ministers' spouses on how to embrace your God-given role. Ron Hunter shares some great D6 Conference information.
May 6, 2018
#106 | Family Ministry: Past, Present & Future – Timothy Paul Jones
Timothy Paul Jones talks on where family ministry has been, where it is now, and where he sees it going in the future. Jim Wideman discusses the influence of grandparents.
Apr 29, 2018
#105 | Answers to Key Questions Kids Will Ask – Josh McDowell
Josh McDowell answers some key questions that children often ask. Jay Daughtry continues our conversation on co-parenting by giving us six risk factors for adult kids of divorce.
Apr 22, 2018
#104 | A Lesson in Apologetics – Sean McDowell
Sean McDowell answers some common apologetic questions and provides encouragement for parents on how to answer those tough spiritual questions. Tammy Daughtry discusses co-parenting and how to do so successfully.
Apr 15, 2018
#103 | Four Strengths of Every Great Family – Jim & Lynne Jackson
Jim and Lynne Jackson share with us four strengths that you can find in great, connected families. Ron Hunter provides information on the upcoming D6 Connect Tour.
Apr 8, 2018
#102 | Playing Games in Ministry – Jon Forrest
Jon Forrest gives us great ideas on games to implement in ministry to bring about connection and build relationships. Byron Ragains talks about the importance of networking.
Apr 1, 2018
#101 | 100th Special Part 2 – Roundtable Discussion
John Trent, Richard Ross, and Brian Haynes provide encouragement for ministry leaders and parents as they continue the roundtable discussion on the future of family ministry and the incorporation of the D6 model.
Mar 25, 2018
#100 | 100th Episode Special – Roundtable Discussion
Guests John Trent, Brian Haynes, and Richard Ross have a roundtable discussion with us about their involvement with D6 and the future of family ministry.
Mar 18, 2018
#99 | Organizing a Family Ministry – Marilyn Searcey
Marilyn Searcey provides practical tips and information on how to organize a successful family ministry. Jason Byerly shares personal examples of how churches can foster intersections between parents and children.
Mar 4, 2018
#97 | 3 Spiritual Conversations for Parents & Kids – Ron Hunter & Jeremy Lee
Ron Hunter and Jeremy Lee dialogue about three very important types of scenarios that foster spiritual conversations between parents and children.
Feb 25, 2018
#96 | The Five Love Languages – Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman goes deeper into how to apply the principals from his book, The Five Love Languages. Chris Truett talks about how to develop a network of people to help make you a learning leader.
Feb 18, 2018
#95 | Living Present in Every MOMent – Candace Payne
Candace Payne shares her story and provides encouragement for parents and ministers as they follow God's calling on their lives day by day. Mike LeJeune gives us a look into the book, A Father's Love, that he and his daughter, Nikki, wrote together.
Feb 11, 2018
#94 | Confessions of a D6 Pastor – Tommy Swindol
Tommy Swindol shares his personal experiences and advice as we take a peek behind the scenes of a D6 Pastor. Sandy Atwood gives great resources and tips for solving the top three needs of the church.
Feb 4, 2018
#93 | Helping Disruptive Children – Linda Ranson Jacobs
Linda Ranson Jacobs speaks on how to get to the heart of and minister best to the disruptive child in your ministry. Natasha Crain talks about apologetics for kids and how to simplify those hard conversations.
Jan 28, 2018
#92 | Adopting a Family Ministry Mindset – Christina Embree
Christina Embree gives step by step coaching on how to develop a family ministry mindset in your church. David Jones talks on the importance of take home resources.
Jan 21, 2018
#91 | Fostering Generosity in Your Kids’ Hearts – Brian Haynes
Brian Haynes gives practical advise on promoting generosity in your children and fighting the cultural trend of entitlement. Amy Rienow discusses her book, Five Reasons for Spiritual Apathy in Teens.
Jan 14, 2018
#90 | Passing Faith Across Generations – Vern Bengtson
Vern Bengtson provides insight on his decades-long research on how to effectively pass down faith through generations. Larry Fowler encourages churches in the area of implementing a grandparenting ministry.
Jan 7, 2018
#89 | Intentional Discipleship in Families – Tim Goodyear
Tim Goodyear provides five keys to helping the families in your church become intentional about discipleship in their homes. Matthew Pinson helps ministers with balancing a busy schedule with family time.
Dec 31, 2017
#88 | A Mile in Your Senior Pastor’s Shoes – Greg Baird
Greg Baird talks about the role of senior pastor and how we can be supporters instead of discouragers. Michelle Orr is with us to give advice to authors and would-be authors.
Dec 24, 2017
#87 | Spiritual Disciplines for the Family – Philip Nation
Philip Nation provides wisdom and encouragement to parents on how to implement spiritual disciplines in the family.
Dec 17, 2017
#86 | Staying Organized & Productive – Michael Bayne
Michael Bayne gives us great ideas on how to be productive in ministry by staying organized. Ben Crabtree discusses casting vision for and implementing generational discipleship.
Dec 10, 2017
#85 | Eliminating Entitlement – Kristie Christie
Kristie Christie coaches us on empathy and provides ways to use empathy to eliminate entitlement in our kids. Alex Nsengimana and Carey Gregory from Operation Christmas Child explain how shoebox gifts reach far beyond meeting a physical need.
Dec 3, 2017
#84 | Teaching the Teenage Mind – Ken Coley
Ken Coley provides great insight on how to effectively teach the Bible to teens. John Stonestreet discusses culture and the impact it has on us and our Christian walk.
Nov 26, 2017
#83 | Ministering to Military Families – Joshua Straub
Joshua Straub guides churches in practical ways to minister to military soldiers and their families. Kyle Idleman discusses how creating a safe place for vulnerability leads to discovering God's grace.
Nov 19, 2017
#82 | Being a Healthy Ministry Staff Member – Mark Jones
Mark Jones gives direction to leadership staff on how to work and serve well together as a cohesive ministry team. Yancey Arrington guides us on how to select a gospel-centered curriculum.
Nov 12, 2017
#81 | Holiday Traditions in Family Discipleship – Lydia Randall
Lydia Randall provides tips and ideas on how parents can utilize family traditions to incorporate faith and family discipleship during the holidays. Linc Taylor encourages parents to build relationships with their children by capitalizing on shared experiences.
Nov 5, 2017
#80 | Learning Leadership from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Ron Hunter
Ron Hunter shares what he learned about leadership as he wrote his PhD dissertation on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Christina Embree explains parental influences and how to use that voice in every day life.
Oct 29, 2017
#79 | Discipling World Changers – Melissa MacDonald
Melissa MacDonald shares her heart for discipling the next generation by diving into her book, Missing: An Urgent Call for the Church to Rescue Kids. We also provide you with some inside information about D6 Conference 2018.
Oct 22, 2017
#78 | The Role of the Senior Pastor in Family Ministry - Richard Ross
Richard Ross sheds light on the vital role that the senior pastor plays in implementing an effective family ministry. Rob Rienow gets raw and personal by giving us a look into how he and his wife face conflict in their marriage.
Oct 15, 2017
#77 | Ministering to Single Parents – Linda Ranson Jacobs
Linda Ranson Jacobs coaches ministers on how to understand single parents better in order to minister to them more effectively. Steve and Katie Greenwood give insight into the architecture and creativity behind Elements Kids Worship curriculum.
Oct 8, 2017
#76 | Ministering to Grieving Families – Shelly Melia
Shelly Melia provides ministers with a tutorial on how to effectively minister to grieving families and how to avoid mistakes. Jason Houser talks on how to help children dealing with fear and anxiety.
Oct 3, 2017
#75 | The Heart of Visionary Parenting – Rob Rienow
Rob Rienow encourages parents in the are of "visionary parenting." Alvin Sanders provides personal stories to help guide parents on launching their teens off to college.
Sep 24, 2017
#74 | Confidence to Answer Kids’ Faith Questions – Natasha Crain
Natasha Crain discusses how parents can help their kids understand what they believe and why, focusing on the importance of asking questions so that children have their own foundational faith. Tommy Sanders explains how parents can lead faith discussions in their home by using their own faith story.
Sep 10, 2017
#72 | Faith & Family in a Sports-Crazed World – David Prince
David Prince provides guidance to ministers on how to be intentional with discussing sports priorities with parents. Jay Strother describes Living Sent, his church's strategy for discipleship.
Sep 3, 2017
#71 | Movies, Parenting & More Fun – The Skit Guys
The Skit Guys, Eddie James and Tommy Woodard, provide entertainment and encouragement on this week's podcast.
Aug 27, 2017
#70 | Equipping Young People to Share the Gospel – Greg Stier
Greg Stier walks ministry leaders through some easy "how to's" on equipping our youth to share the gospel.
Aug 20, 2017
#69 | Introducing Teens to Social Media – Brian Housman
Brian Housman gives a parent tutorial on how to tackle the world of social media with your teen.
Aug 13, 2017
#68 | Skeptics, Miracles & Science – Eric Metaxas
Eric Metaxas talks with us about how to effectively share Christ in a society that sees God as a taboo subject. He also discusses his book, Miracles.
Aug 6, 2017
#67 | Explaining the Origin of the Bible to Kids – Timothy Paul Jones
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones works to ease fears and build confidence in parents by providing easy to understand guidance on how to talk to kids about where the Bible came from.
Jul 30, 2017
#66 | Being a “Better” Preacher – Yancey Arrington
Yancey Arrington gives a power-packed coaching session for all teachers and preachers on how to improve when speaking and sharing God's Word.
Jul 23, 2017
#65 | Staying Connected to Your Child’s Heart – Brian & Angela Haynes
Brian and Angela Haynes are with us to talk about Relentless Parenting, providing practical ways for parents to connect with the hearts of their children.
Jul 16, 2017
#64 | Talking About Faith at Home – Jim Burns
Dr. Jim Burns talks with us about how parents can push through the awkwardness and have those critical faith-based conversations with their children.
Jul 9, 2017
#63 | Understanding the Bible – La Verne Tolbert
La Verne Tolbert uses an easy to remember acrostic to help parents understand how to truly study God's Word and pass that vital discipline on to their children. Jon Forrest talks on his book, Help! My Games Stink.
Jul 2, 2017
#62 | Onboarding New Volunteers – Corey Jones
Corey Jones walks us step by step through his astounding process of on-boarding new volunteers.
Jun 25, 2017
#61 | Setting Your Volunteers Up for a Win – Jason Byerly
Jason Byerly shares his "Three T's" that will help your volunteers be successful as they serve.
Jun 18, 2017
#60 | Having a Healthy Marriage in Ministry – Josh Wooten
With all of the demands that come along with being a ministry leader, Josh Wooten encourage ministry couples with helpful advice on how to keep a healthy and thriving marriage.
Jun 11, 2017
#59 | Ministering to Young Married Couples – Jon & Elizabeth McGlathery
Jon and Elizabeth McGlathery deliver an abundance of wisdom to help ministry leaders encourage and support the young married couples in their congregation.
Jun 4, 2017
#58 | Apologetics: Engaging Culture – David Eaton
David Eaton with AXIS shares great insight on how culture is affecting today's teens and how the church can use apologetics to engage students and encourage faith.
May 28, 2017
#57 | Addressing Racial Tension – Jeff Wallace
Jeff Wallace supplies great wisdom for today's church on how to address the topic of racial tension.
May 21, 2017
#56 | How Corporate Should the Church Be? – Brian Siewert
Brian Siewert doesn't shy away from the tension around the topic of business management within the church. He provides an abundance of knowledge on the balance of implementing corporate practices in a church's leadership model.
May 14, 2017
#55 | Autism: Ministering to Parents – Marie Kuck
Marie Kuck provides an abundance of knowledge and advice on how churches can effectively minister to the parents of children with autism.
May 7, 2017
#54 | Healthy Spiritual Development – Matt Guevara
Matt Guevara provides insight into spiritual development and gives guidance to parents who have concerns about their child's development in this area. Garnett Reid dives into his book Deuteronomy 6 in 3D and tells us how the church can live out these verses today.
Apr 30, 2017
#53 | Firing a Volunteer – Steve Greenwood
Steve Greenwood provides valuable tips on how to humbly and gracefully remove a volunteer from their ministry position. Emerson Eggerichs goes into detail on the "crazy cycle."
Apr 23, 2017
#52 | Planning a Family Mission Trip – Gordon & Becki West
Gordon and Becki West provide critical information on what it takes to plan a successful family mission trip. Michael Covington talk on how to "monitor and throttle" technology use in the home.
Apr 18, 2017
#51 | Building a Marriage Ministry – Scott Kedersha
Scott Kedersha sits down to give tips and ideas on how to create an awesome marriage ministry, and he discusses the impact this kind of ministry can have on the kids, families, and ministers of your church. Sarah Cunningham discusses her extensive research on relationships and speaks on what brings about positive connections in communities.
Apr 10, 2017
#50 | Adoption, Mercy, Busyness & More – Lisa Harper
Lisa Harper sits down provides encouragement to parents and ministers alike as she shares on life as a mom, author and follower of Jesus Christ.
Apr 2, 2017
#49 | Preparing for Crisis After Tragedy – Brenda Snailum
Brenda Snailum joins us to share her personal experience with tragedy during the Columbine shooting of 1999. She tells what she learned in order to help fellow ministers be prepared for crises when they arise in their communities.
Mar 26, 2017
#48 | Avoiding Burnout in Ministry – Chad Overton
Chad Overton provides tips and habits to prevent ministry burnout. Tim Drury gives steps for leading a change toward family ministry in your church.
Mar 19, 2017
#47 | Helping Dads Pass Down Faith – Mark Holmen
Mark Holmen helps dads with what many view as a daunting task by providing practical ways to pass down faith. Jim and Lynne Jackson give great ideas to coach parents on disciplining their kids.
Mar 12, 2017
#46 | Creating a Family Ministry Culture – Megan Marshman
Megan Marshman describes how to create a great family ministry culture by considering change and moving toward instilling a "lifetime faith." Fred Stoeker shares a simple way to connect with your kids called "doing book."
Mar 5, 2017
#45 | Navigating Friend Drama as Parents – Leneita Fix
Leneita Fix gives a practical tutorial on how to help parents navigate through friendship drama. Ken Coley describes how to teach in such a way that will keep teenagers engaged.
Feb 26, 2017
#44 | Reaching & Equipping Disengaged Parents – Phil Bell
Phil Bell gives suggestions to ministry leaders on how to connect with those parents that are disengaged. Matt Markins discusses barriers that have made it increasingly difficult to reach and disciple the American child.
Feb 19, 2017
#43 | Helping Kids Embrace Responsibility – Ted Cunningham
Ted Cunningham addresses the growing trend of prolonged adolescence and provides advice for parents to guide their children into young adulthood. Valerie Bell shares encouragement and wisdom to those aspiring towards a leadership position in ministry.
Feb 14, 2017
#42 | Facing Addictions – Edward Moody
Edward Moody joins us to provide ministry leaders with insight on how to spiritually guide families that are walking through addiction. Robby Gallaty speaks to the heart of disciple-makers by addressing challenges and pitfalls they may face.
Feb 6, 2017
#41 | Grandparents: Breaking Through Barriers – Larry Fowler
Larry Fowler gives practical advice on how to help grandparents break through barriers in order to be more intentional in the spiritual lives of their grandchildren. Tim Smith identifies myths and stereotypes that cause grandparents to believe they can't be intentional with their grandchildren.
Jan 31, 2017
#40 | Leading Change in Ministry – Pat Cimo
Pat Cimo gives pointers on leading well through the process of making changes in our ministry. Ryan Rush walks us through how to help families move from strongholds to breakthroughs.
Jan 23, 2017
#39 | Being More Intentional at Home – Lydia Randall
Lydia Randall describes the Faith Path and provides ideas on how parents can be more intentional in the spiritual life of their child. Philip Nation talks on the "Big Three" of discipleship and gives encouragement to parents on how to disciple in their own home.
Jan 16, 2017
#38 | Volunteer Training: Being Awesome – Melissa MacDonald
Melissa MacDonald has an astounding discussion on how to get the most out of volunteer training. Bruce Wilkinson brings insight on the sin of unforgiveness and the impact that the progression of unresolved conflict can have on a family.
Jan 9, 2017
#37 | When Kids See Porn – Brian Housman
Brian Housman shares with us how to use technology in an honoring way and how to emphasize purity in the home. Megan Lacefield gives encouragement to ministry leaders on embracing the adventure of their marriage.
Jan 2, 2017
#36 | Family Ministry: Three Areas of Focus – Josh Mulvihill
Josh Mulvihill challenges ministers with three critical areas of ministry focus. Rodney Cox describes how differences in relationships are truly a gift.
Dec 26, 2016
#35 | Building a Thriving Marriage – David Clarke
David Clarke gives hope to marriages that may be struggling and on the brink of divorce. Ron Deal provides church leaders with insight on how to effectively minister to the unique needs of step-families.
Dec 21, 2016
BONUS: Where Do I Begin with My Book Idea? – Ron Hunter & Jeremy Lee
Ron Hunter and Jeremy Lee give practical step-by-step advice to ministers that may have an awesome book idea.
Dec 19, 2016
#34 | Stopping the Yelling in our Homes – Terry Williams
Terry Williams shares on how to attack the chaos of yelling in our homes and listen more. Matt McKee speak on the "side hustle" and bringing that idea to life.
Dec 12, 2016
#33 | What is Biblical Community? – Colleen Derr
Dr. Colleen Derr defines and discusses the importance of Biblical community. Aaron Pontious continues our discussion on parenting and apolgetics.
Dec 5, 2016
#32 | Creating a Family Ministry Plan – Ron Hunter
Ron Hunter provides practical and inspirational advice to churches on implementing a family ministry plan. Sean McDowell gives words of wisdom on parenting and apologetics.
Nov 28, 2016
#31 | 3 Chairs of Generational Discipleship – Bruce Wilkinson
Bruce Wilkinson tells us about the 3 chairs of generational discipleship and reveals the impact they have on each other. Michael DiMarco talks with us on how to increase restoration instead of amputation within congregations.
Nov 21, 2016
#30 | Rites of Passage Parenting – Walker Moore
Walker Moore talks with us about the importance of utilizing rites of passage to pass down faith to our children. Chris Shirley discusses milestones in discipleship and how the family plays a huge role in making disciples.
Nov 14, 2016
#29 | Kids & Technology – Matt McKee
Matt McKee is here to offer hope to parents as they shepherd their children through the world of technology. Megan Lacefield provides encouragement for ministry leaders as they raise their own children in the ministry "fishbowl."
Nov 7, 2016
#28 | Following the Legacy Path – Brian Haynes
Brian Haynes discusses how ministry leaders can equip parents to lead their children spiritually at home, and he talks on how parents can utilize milestones as a time of spiritual blessing for their child. Doug Bischoff shares four stages of parenting and shows how ministry leaders can help parents walk through them.
Oct 31, 2016
#27 | Secrets to Leading a Great Small Group – Dan Lovaglia
Dan Lovaglia shares some outstanding tips to encourage leaders on how to take their small groups from mundane to meaningful. Chad Overton gives insight into how cultivating leaders greatly impacts the families of your ministry.
Oct 24, 2016
#26 | Equipping Parents to Disciple – Todd Meadows
Todd Meadows provides guidance to help parents feel confident and equipped to be who God created them to be - the primary spiritual leader in their child's life. Tim Kimmel expounds upon the idea of grace-based parenting as opposed to parenting based on fear or performance.
Oct 17, 2016
#25 | Building a Volunteer Team – Kurt Johnston
Kurt Johnston joins us to give helpful tips on how to build momentum, how to recruit, and how to enlist volunteers in order to make an astounding volunteer team. Gene Wilkes defines leadership as modeled by Jesus Christ and gives four elements of servant leadership.
Oct 10, 2016
#24 | Parenting a Prodigal – Carol Barnier
Carol Barnier sits down to share her personal testimony and provide hope and encouragement to families walking through a difficult time with a prodigal child. Ron Hunter continues this conversation with ideas from the parent's angle, including a letter that promotes reconnection with the prodigal child.
Oct 3, 2016
#23 | Parenting in the Digital Age – Matt Guevara
Matt Guevara gives practical tips on how to help parents as they guide their children through the digital age. Dr. John Trent talks with us about how people develop a public self and a private self that can be very different from each other.
Sep 26, 2016
#22 | Serving Cross-Culturally – Alvin Sanders
Alvin Sanders spreads his wisdom in the area of serving cross-culturally by emphasizing the importance of not allowing ourselves to be colorblind and matching our church to the demographics of our community. Chap Clark describes how to have an "Adoptive Youth Ministry" that expounds upon the concept of being adopted into God's household as His sons and daughters.
Sep 19, 2016
#21 | Step Up Your Creative Teaching Game – Johnny Rogers
Johnny Rogers tells us how to use our God-given creativity, after immersing ourselves in Scripture, to keep kids engaged and applying what they've been taught. Larry Ashlock gives astounding wisdom and depth to the meaning of servant leadership.
Sep 12, 2016
#20 | Keeping Divorcing Families Connected to Church – Linda Ranson Jacobs
Linda Ranson Jacobs is here to give us practical advice on how to minister to divorcing families so that they stay connected to the body of Christ. Scott Kedersha sits down with us to discuss premarital ministry and helping couples have a "good offense" to prevent divorce.
Sep 5, 2016
#19 | Pursuing Health in our Families – Edward Moody
Edward Moody joins us to discuss practical ways for families to pursue health by being emotionally intelligent and attacking emotional hurts. Matt Guevara also sits down with us to share ways to integrate scripture into every day life in order to help kids stay engaged and learn to love God's Word.
Aug 29, 2016
#18 | Unleashing Small Groups – Tom Shefchunas
Tom Shefchunas discusses what is necessary to effectively set up small groups within your ministry. Jason Byerly gives us pointers on communicating with volunteers and fostering community among them.
Aug 23, 2016
#17 | Ministering to a Family in Crisis – Leneita Fix
Leneita Fix joins us today to share her expertise in ministering to families when tragedy and crisis strikes. Timothy Paul Jones answers the question of how to effectively do family ministry to those families where the parents do not attend church with their child.
Aug 14, 2016
#16 | Inside the Mind of a Child – Shaunti Feldhahn
Shaunti Feldhahn dives into the wonderment of a child's mind, expounding upon the influence of freedom and how a parent's understanding of this impacts the dynamic of the parent/child relationship. Dr. Edward Moody also sits down with us to give pointers on equipping our children to survive well in "modern day Babylon."
Aug 8, 2016
#15 | Vulnerability in Failure – Phil Vischer
Phil Vischer is with us today to talk about how vulnerability in failures allows us to connect and relate to others on a deeper level.
Jul 31, 2016
#14 | Blessing Your Child – John Trent
John Trent joins us today to coach us on how to use the God-given "super power" of blessing our children and what essential elements go into a blessing. We also have Josh Straub with us to share a personal testimony of how he is using his Bible to pass down a blessing to his own children.
Jul 25, 2016
#13 | Ministry to Families with Special Needs Kids – Marie Kuck
Marie Kuck joins us to share her heart and expertise in ministering to families of children with special needs. Carey Gregory reveals more about what happens after Operation Christmas Child boxes are delivered to their recipients.
Jul 18, 2016
#12 | Parenting in the Middle School Years – Scott Rubin
Scott Rubin talks with us on topics of puberty, communication, friendship drama and so much more to help guide us through parenting during the middle school years. Mike Williams joins us to discuss why reading history is important for ministry leaders.
Jul 11, 2016
#11 | Encouraging Parental Engagement – Timothy Paul Jones
Timothy Paul Jones coaches us on how to encourage our parents to engage their children in the home, specifically in the discipleship process, through the use of apologetics. Joel Teague teaches how he has learned to rationally approach a society that is distrusting of God based on his experiences as a missionary in France.
Jul 4, 2016
#10 | Serving the “Modern Family” – Michael Bayne
Michael Bayne joins us to discuss how to adequately minister to the modern day family and have a healthy church in the midst of that. Marie Kuck gives us practical steps to implement and succeed at ministering to the special needs population within your church.
Jun 26, 2016
#9 | Family Ministry in a Multi-Site Church – Frank Bealer
Our guest, Frank Bealer, gives practical and helpful insight into effectively running ministries across multi-campus churches, and he gives great wisdom into "volunteer care." Brian Siewert walks us through Deuteronomy 6, as seen in the New Testament.
Jun 20, 2016
#8 | Dealing with Spiritual Apathy in Kids – Rob Rienow
Rob Rienow sits down to unpack some great encouragement on addressing spiritual apathy in children of all ages. Brian Housman gets to the heart of what a parent's "end game" should be.
Jun 11, 2016
#7 | Ministering to the Millennial Generation – David Jones
In this episode, David Jones counsels us on misconceptions of young adults in our church and recommends ways to minister to these millennials. We also have Melissa MacDonald who coaches us on what a healthy church is and how to become one.
Jun 7, 2016
#6 | Ministry Leadership Lessons – Sam Luce
Sam Luce writes one of the most popular family ministry blogs around. In this interview he offers us some wisdom from some of his most popular posts. It ends up being a collection of real life leadership lessons that you can use this week. In this episode you'll also hear from Gordon West who walks through the process of transforming a child's heart.
May 30, 2016
#4 | Ministry to Blended Families – Ron Deal
Ron Deal is the leading voice on how to minister to blended families. He gives extremely practical tips on how your church can make a difference in these families lives. In this episode we also hear from Dannah Gresh the author of "And the Bride Wore White" on parenting young girls.
May 19, 2016
#3 | Facing Fear as Parents – Pete Wilson
Many of the struggles that parents in your ministry face can be tracked back to a fear they are struggling with. That's why this episode is so good. Pete Wilson teaches you how to unpack and address fear with the parents in your church. You'll also hear from Megan Marshman who talks us through the struggle of ministering to people who seem to never change.
May 8, 2016
#2 | Parenting Athletes – Tim Elmore
In this episode Tim Elmore helps us understand how to minister to parents of athletes. We discuss everything from travel sports to what to say to your kid after they finish a ballgame. You'll also hear from Beth Guckenberger about how to help parents who's kids have a spiritual development gap. Lots of ministry takeaways in this episode.
May 1, 2016
#1 | Let’s Get This Party Started!
Jeremy Lee and Ron Hunter share with you what the new D6 Podcast is going to be all about and why you should listen. They will explain the three things every listener will get from every episode.