Leader Talk w/ The Skit Guys

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LEAD222 Podcast | Celebration


Leader Talk w/ Julie Westburg & Susan Fisher

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LEAD222 Podcast : Celebration


Leader Talk w/ Chris Tomlin | Nov. 2011

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LEAD222 Podcast | Celebration


Worthy of Celebration?

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Worthy of Celebration?  By Dave Keehn (Associate Professor, Biola University) The holidays are quickly being thrust upon us.  The day after Halloween, my local shopping malls had already erected Christmas decorations.  Thanksgiving has been pushed aside for the shopping holiday, Black Friday.  All of this has left me pondering all the other things we celebrate. […]



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I was in third grade sitting at my desk doing my school work.  I had this sense someone was watching me over my shoulder, and sure enough my teacher reached down and picked my paper up off my desk.  A little nervous, I wasn’t sure what she was going to do.  To my delight, she […]


Celebrate in your ministry

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Everyone seems to love to celebrate things. Sports victories, holidays, birthdays, promotions, etc… If we were asked if we like to celebrate things we would all say yes, of course! Who doesn’t love some cake, balloons, and a pat on the back after a great win? The problem is, as much as we say we […]


Upcoming Podcasts

2014-2015 Lineup

Value: Authentic Community - Topic: Moving Forward - Vision

Bo Boshers is President of LEAD222 and is recognized as a national leader and influencer of youth ministry around the world. He served for 20 years as Executive Director of Student Ministries at Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association which influences over 20,000 churches.

Bo is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and trainer. His passion and vision is to lead and coach youth workers to mentor students who will reach their generation for Christ.


Release Date: September 1st, 2014

Value: Kingdom Impact - Topic: Ministry Helps – Planning to Make a Difference (outside game)

Richy Fisher is the director of student ministries at Sugar Creek Baptist Church which is just outside Houston, TX. He has over 25 years of youth ministry leadership ranging from small churches in rural settings to larger churches in metro areas.

Richy’s passions are developing student ministry leaders and helping change the culture of student ministry to effectively reach this generation of young people. He has served as consultant and contributor to numerous ministries both inside and outside the local church and currently serves as the director of Servant Leadership for LEAD 222. Richy and his wife of 20 years and their three boys live in Richmond, TX along with his bird dogs and useless cat.

Release Date: October 1st, 2014

Skill: Teaching – Topic: Communicating for Change (outside game)

John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC). John’s teaching centers around how faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Know Doubt, The Me I Want To Be, and most recently, Who is This Man? John teaches around the world at conferences and churches.

He holds a Master of Divinity and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary, and has done post-graduate work at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Prior to joining MPPC, John served as teaching pastor at Chicago’s Willow Creek Community Church.

John is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary, the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and has served on the board of Christianity Today International. John is married to Nancy Ortberg, and they have three grown children.

Release Date: November 1st, 2014

Value: Spiritual Integrity - Topic: Influencing those around you (inside game)

Kyle Idleman is the teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church located in Louisville, Kentucky, with over 22,000 in attendance every weekend. He is the best-selling author of Not a Fan and Gods at War, as well as author and presenter of numerous video curricula. Kyle’s favorite thing to do is to hang out with the love of his life, DesiRae. They have been married for eighteen years and have four children: MacKenzie, Morgan, Macy, and Kael.


Release Date - December 1st, 2014

Value: Kingdom Impact - Topic: Helps in Sharing and Teaching How to Share the Good News (inside and outside game)

Greg Stier has spoken to well over a million teenagers. His unique speaking style combines evangelistic urgency, biblical accuracy, and hilarious true-life stories. His evangelistic talks always end with a call to act now, to do something right away to reach that lost friend, family member, classmate, teammate or neighbor.


Release Date - January 4th 2015

Value: Healthy Families - Topic: Healthy Families/ Home Field (inside game)

Dr. David Ferguson, LPC, is the developer of the Intimacy Therapy model. David is also a minister, author, speaker and Licensed Professional Counselor. He and his wife Teresa are Executive Directors of Intimate Life Ministries and the Great Commandment Network, serving churches throughout the world with resources and training for deepening intimacy with God and others. The Center for Relational Care was originally established as a part of Intimate Life Ministries. David’s graduate work in theology, counseling, and social sciences focused on the Great Commandment principle and its impact on relationships, ministry, and culture. He earned a M.Ed. from Southwest Texas State University, a PhD. and a Litt.D. from Oxford Graduate School where he is a member of the Society of Scholars. David’s books include The Pursuit of Intimacy, Intimate Encounters, Parenting With Intimacy, The Great Commandment Principle, Relational Foundations, Relational Leadership, Relational Discipleship, and Never Alone. David and Teresa live in Austin and have three adult children—Terri, Robin, and Eric.


Release Date: February 1st, 2015

Skill: Team Building – Topic: Building a Healthy Team (outside game)

Scott Condict has been in student ministry for over 16 years, recently returning to his home state of Oklahoma where he serves as Youth Pastor at Life Church - Oklahoma City. Previous to that he was on staff four years as Student Minister at Sagemont Church in Houston, TX. Scott has a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist theological seminary. He has been married to his beautiful wife Susie for 14 years. They have three great kids: Abby, Trent, and Cale. Scott is not only passionate about seeing students lead, but also helping volunteers develop themselves in order to lead students.

Release Date - March 1st, 2015

Skill: Mentoring - Topic: Ready to Coach

Joe Landi is the Director of Student Ministries at Judson Church in Joliet, Illinois where he oversees the middle school and high school ministries. He served as a volunteer youth worker at Judson for 6 years, before being hired full-time from within. His passion in ministry is equipping, encouraging and empowering life-long leaders as they follow Jesus Christ. Because he has enjoyed the blessings of having others invest in him, Joe truly believes in the coaching and mentoring philosophy of discipleship and hopes to bless and influence others in the same way.

Release Date: April 1st, 2015

Value: Spiritual Integrity – Topic – The last 10% (the skill of truth telling) (inside game)

Judson Poling is currently President of Cambia Resources, LLC a consulting and team development firm. He is a free-lance writer and life-coach, and spent 29 years on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church doing a variety of roles including volunteer leadership development and authoring innovative growth resources. He is also the founding Board Chairman of The Crucible Project, a not-for-profit transformational retreat ministry for men with chapters in the United States and Australia.

He has over 1.8 million copies of his books in circulation. He has three Silver Medallion awards from the ECPA; a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and a BA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He raised two (now adult) children, Anna and Ryan, without killing either one of them--so he now can spoil his two grandsons Max and Jack. He also managed to get his wife, Deb Poling, to stay married to him since 1978.

Release Date: May 1st, 2015

Value: Spiritual Integrity – Topic: How to Stand Strong When Those Around You Are Not (inside game)

Sean Lowe  (Reality show star) a successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur, charmed Bachelor Nation when he pranked Bachelorette Emily Maynard on his hometown date, fooling her into thinking initially that he still lived at home with his parents. Having fallen in love on “The Bachelorette,” this sincere, reliable All‐American guy was confident that he would find his soul mate and a lasting, love‐filled relationship on his season of “The Bachelor.” The 6’3” bachelor went to Kansas State on a full football scholarship and as a linebacker was part of the 2003 Big 12 Conference Championship Team. Sean also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science. Although he started off his career in finance, he followed in his father’s footsteps in the insurance industry before committing to his new enterprise, owning and running an upscale, custom furniture business.

Sean’s turn on “The Bachelor” had reinvigorated the ABC franchise with its highest ratings in years. During his time on “The Bachelor”, stories on Sean garnered millions of media impressions in the weekly lifestyle magazines and blogs. After “The Bachelor” Sean had competed in the 16th Season of the ABC television show “Dancing With The Stars,” where he made it to the semi-finals of competition. Sean married “The Bachelor” winner Catherine Giudici live on ABC January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Sean’s interests are strongly rooted in his love for his family, faith, fitness, and his charity work with the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Release Date: June 1st, 2015

Topic: How to Communicate with Top Level Business Leaders about Funding and Being on Your Team (Outside game)

Kevin Brown is a partner for a large CPA firm, RBTK in San Diego, CA. Kevin has provided financial, tax and consulting services to RBTK’s clients since 1990 and is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning services of the firm.

Release Date: July 1st, 2015