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Tim Price | Christian Life & Leadership

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The Tim Price, Christian Life and Leadership Podcast is focused on ministry leaders in the local church. Tim received a BA in Organizational Communication from McKendree University, in Lebanon, IL and an M. Div. from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY. In addition to serving in Harvest MInistry, Tim is … read more

102 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

#87 - Five Ways The Holy Spirit Empowers Us

January 31st, 2023


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#86 - Good Stewardship Will Combat Stress And Anxiety In Your Life

January 24th, 2023


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#85 - God's Call is Seldom Flashy, But It's Always Powerful

January 10th, 2023


God's call is always powerful, but we need times of quiet to hear God speak clearly.

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#84 - Eight Ways To Charge Into A New Season

December 27th, 2022


Tim shares eight ways to charge into this new season! 

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#83 - Crazy Ideas Can Bring Energy And Ignite Your Faith!

December 13th, 2022


Tim shares a crazy idea from Mark chapter 2, other crazy (yet perfect) ideas of Jesus, and what crazy ideas might be able to do for you!

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#82 - Overcome Challenges With A Growth Mindset

November 29th, 2022


Tim shares some ideas for churches to grow into a growth mindset over a fixed mindset. 

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#81 - Creativity Becomes Powerful With Innovation

November 15th, 2022


Tim Price talks about the difference between creativity and innovation. 

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#80 - Three Mealtime Media Mantras

November 1st, 2022


Have the bad habit of pulling out your phone during meals or other important times with others? 

Here are three mantras we created to help remember …

#79 - Get The Right Perspective On Money

October 18th, 2022


Tim shares three uses for money in our lives. 

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#77 - Five Ways Churches Get Stuck (And What You Can Do About It)

September 27th, 2022


I heard a great podcast from Tony Morgan and Carey Niewhof and made some notes for this podcast episode - five ways churches get stuck and what you can do about it. 

Simple Church by Thom Rainer

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#76 - One Tip To Increase Your Productivity

September 20th, 2022


Tim shares a tip for becoming more productive and some practical ways to accomplish it! 

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#75- 12 Ways to Increase Your Church Sending Capacity

September 6th, 2022


It is said that the sending capacity of your church is more important than the seating capacity. You don't have to be a huge church to send people into ministry. Listen to 12 ways to grow a "sending" mindset and …

#74 - Simplicity Is Not Easy, But It Creates High Impact Ministry

August 23rd, 2022


No organization or ministry drifts toward simplicity. Complexity is a byproduct of structure and systems. The more you do, the more you must fight to keep things simple.

Now is a great time to get to the root of …

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August 10th, 2022





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#73 - Live With The Third And Fourth Generation In Mind

August 9th, 2022


It may be hard to break a bad habit, make good decisions or think about the impact of your health or finances on a daily basis. But when you think about how your life now is affecting the third and fourth generation, it …

#72 - Five Things That Will Never Be Out Style In Ministry

July 26th, 2022


Tim shares five things that will never be out of style in ministry. 

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#71 - The Importance Of Fun And Laughter

July 12th, 2022


We take life too seriously sometimes!  Don't forget fun time and laughter - with your ministry team, with your family, with your friends.

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#70 - Ten Ways to "Give Away" Student Ministry Leadership

June 28th, 2022


This podcast episode shares some ideas for youth workers as they seek to give away ministry leadership in their student ministry. It's a win for the leader, for the students and for the future church. 


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#69 — Three Ways to Boost Your Creativity

May 31st, 2022



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#68 - Tell A New Story For Your Church (And Ideas About How To Do It!)

May 17th, 2022


Tim shares some thoughts on the story we're telling as a church -- and how to begin to tell a new story! 

Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it …

#67 — Seven Ways Leaders Can Make Adjustments In Their Ministries

May 3rd, 2022


I wish we could just stop things for a while and reorganize our systems, culture and work together. But that's not reality. The reality is, we have …

#66 - How All Our Gifts Can Be Used For Kingdom Work! (Joe Kraudel, Past Harvest Team Member, Missionary in The Dominican Republic)

April 19th, 2022


It's great to visit with Joe Kraudel about his and his wife's work at Doulos Discovery School in Jarabacoa, La Vega. Joe was part of our church and …

#64 — Three Ways to Make Sure You Enjoy the Journey

March 22nd, 2022


In today's episode, Tim shares three ways you can make sure to enjoy the stage of life you're in right now.


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#63 - Church Leaders Must Understand These Important Characteristics About the Gen Z Generation

March 8th, 2022


Tim shares some insights about the Gen Z Generation and what church leaders must understand about these characteristics.


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#62 — Student Ministry Doesn't Have To Be A Stepping Stone [A Conversation with Cody Hudspeth]

February 22nd, 2022


Cody is a youth pastor at Arcadia First Baptist Church in Santa Fe, TX. We talked about why the role of the youth pastor should be taken seriously …

#61 — Marketing To Five Stoplights

February 8th, 2022


In this episode, Tim shares how our reach in ministry is about five stoplights in any direction from our location, and how this might help us to gauge a few important things for our ministry.


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#60 - Three Basics for Student Ministry That Will Never Change

January 25th, 2022


Tim Price and Clint Benesh talk about the three basics for student ministry -- Befriending, Belonging, and Believing. 

Thanks to Elizabeth West for her ministry with the behind-the-scenes podcast details! 

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Create Happy, Inspired and Productive Employees (or team members) With This List Of Ten Things Every Employee Needs

January 11th, 2022


Tim shares a list of ten things that your employees or team members need to be happy, inspired and productive in work and ministry! 

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#57 - Seven Steps To Reignite Your Routine

December 7th, 2021


In the natural ebb and flow of life, there are times when we lose our routine or habits. They may morph a bit or may fall away altogether. However, if you want to pick up a routine or habit that you used to have in …

#56 - Five Questions Ministry Leaders in their 40's Need to Ask

November 23rd, 2021


In this episode, we share five questions ministry leaders in their forties should ask. 

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#55 - If You Wait Too Long Before Inviting New Attendees To Get Involved In The Church, They Won't Stick Around!

November 9th, 2021


It's been said that if a new person in your church doesn't get connected to a group or ministry team quickly, they likely won't be around in two years.

Here are some thoughts about inviting new attendees in more …

#54 - Matt Friedeman: What Christian Parents Can Do To Help Build Faith In Their Kids

October 26th, 2021


Tim and Clint interview Matt Friedman, Professor at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS. Matt was a speaker at Beulah Camp this year and it was …


October 12th, 2021


If you'd like to change something in your life, here are four things to think about... change is supernatural, change is mental, change is helpful …

#52 - Longevity in Ministry

September 21st, 2021


Clint Benesh, Tim Price, and Special Guest Lonnie Trembly talk about longevity in ministry. 

Lonnie has been at FBC Columbia for 14 years and has …

#51 - Advice for New College Students

September 14th, 2021


Tim shares some thoughts and advice for new college students! Now is not the time to give up on faith, but it's the time to seek the Lord as you …

#50 - Chris Bounds, PhD, Professor; Dean, School of Theology & Ministry, Wesley Seminary - Conversation about the early church and what we can learn today.

August 17th, 2021


Tim and Clint sit down with Dr. Chris Bounds during Beulah Holiness Camp where he was one of the preachers. It was an incredible week of ministry, …

#49 - Mark Nichols, Director of Fuel Ministry, Shares Some Thoughts About Reaching Young Men and Dads With The Gospel, Passion For Ministry, Motocross, And Specialty Camp Organization!

July 27th, 2021


We enjoyed leading worship for the Fuel Ministry Motocross Camp! Got a moment to connect with Mark who operates these camps and the ministry as a …

#48 - The Busier Your Schedule, The More Intentional You Must Become

July 20th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about busy schedules and how intentionality plays into it. 

#47 - The Incredible Value Of Five Percent (Making Sure You Do The Things Only You Can Do)

July 6th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about this concept of the 5% in life - doing the things only you can do -- examples include being a great husband to your wife, or a great parent to your children. Exercise, spiritual growth, eating …

#46 - Kiley Salmons on Hospitality, Boundaries and Why You Should Be In Photos With Your Children

June 22nd, 2021


Kiley traveled with Harvest back in the mid-2000s, served during the summer and school year, sang on a couple of recordings, helped lead worship for …

#45 - The Life-Shaping Power Of Speaking Greatness Into Someone's Life

June 8th, 2021


Speaking Greatness is something each person can do and it has major implications on your acquaintances, your work associates, your family, children, and spouse. It doesn't cost anything other than the confidence to know …

#44 - Helping Frustrated Pastors And Worship Leaders Save Time And Create Great Worship Services - Bob Pritchett, Founder Of Faithlife, Logos Bible Software

May 25th, 2021


Tim Price talks with Bob Pritchett who is the founder, President and CEO of Faithlife – best known for creating Logos Bible Software.

Today we're …

#43 - Two Great Parenting Quotes From Billy Graham

May 18th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about two quotes from Billy Graham regarding parenting. 

For those folks who have kids or grandkids, and everyone who influences …

#42 - Why Enthusiasm Is Important For Ministry Leaders

May 4th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about nine things enthusiasm will do in your ministry! 

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#41 - Why Church Leaders Need Daily Devotions To Be Successful

April 20th, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about daily devotions and why they are important. 

We talked about this book, The Divine Mentor.

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#38 - Going Out On The Ledge In Obedience | Interview With Paul Fernandes, Church Planter, Belleville, IL

April 6th, 2021


Paul Anthony Fernandes has spent lots of years traveling and speaking, many years serving on student ministry in the local church and is now on a new …

#39 - Eight Practical Springboards For Sharing God's Word With Others Naturally

March 23rd, 2021


Tim and Clint talk about one great way everyone can take action on God's word - share It. Here are eight practical springboards. 


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#38 - Marc Sikma connecting with young adults, thoughts on church planting, obedience over outcomes, seasons of the church and more!

March 9th, 2021


Mark Sikma is the pastor at Matthias' Lot in St. Charles, MO. Tim and Marc talk in this episode about life, ministry and we're so glad you're joining us.

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#37 - Thirteen Bits Of Advice For Younger Pastors and Leaders (Interview With Dan Perry)

February 23rd, 2021


Rev. Dan Perry serves as the Care Pastor at Troy UMC. He's newly retired from full-time active ministry and not only serves on part-time staff, but …

#36 - Shane Bishop Interview: Leaders do many things, but one thing we need to do more of is pray!

February 9th, 2021


Thanks to Shane Bishop for joining us on the podcast for an interview today with a focus on prayer - you don't want to miss it.

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Five Reasons Why Ministry Friendships Are Important

January 26th, 2021


Clint and Tim join together (on Zoom) to talk about the importance of friendships in ministry and then halfway through, we pulled in Curt Franklin on …

#34 - Why Your Ministry Must Avoid Complexity

January 12th, 2021


Complexity is not to be admired, it is to be avoided. 

Tim Price shares some reasons why complexity is not good for your ministry and how to simplify.

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TPB #33 - Twenty Books I've Read This Year (2020)

December 15th, 2020


Tim share's his reading list from 2020 -

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FF #14 - You Speak The Message

December 11th, 2020


There are people around who need a message, a word from the Lord. They need to hear God's promise and that the future is going to be bright. You be …

TBP #32 - Two Ways Digital Minimalism Had An Impact In My Life This Year

December 8th, 2020


1) Set your most valuable things first, then let media fill in the gaps, not the other way around. 

2) Don't settle with low-quality leisure - choose high-quality leisure and here's what it means to do so.

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TPB #31 -- Six Kind Ways You Can Say "No."

December 1st, 2020


At times it's difficult to say "no."  We find ourselves stressed out because we have over-committed and one of the best remedies is to learn to say …

TPB #30 - To Live A Powerful Life, Stop Comparing

November 24th, 2020


Comparison is a joy killer.

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FF #13 God works through us

November 20th, 2020


Phil 2:13 - For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

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TPB #29 - Six Ways Church Staff Team Members Can Influence The Church

November 17th, 2020


Tim talks about six ways church staff team members can influence their church. 



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Interview: The Pic And Bow - A Unique Music Ministry with Michelle Gawith and David Smart out of Kansas City.

November 10th, 2020


Michelle Gawith (Violinist) and David Smart  (Guitarist) make up The Pic And Bow Ministry traveling around the Midwest and the nation with a mission …

TPB #27 - Nine Indications That Your Church Is Heading For Trouble

November 3rd, 2020


Tim and Clint talk about nine indications your church is in trouble.  

This list is taken from a book by Thom Rainer called Autopsy of a Deceased Church. You can get a copy here:

TPB: Eight Tips To Maximize Connection With An Audience

October 30th, 2020


Here are eight ways a speaker can better connect - gleaned from a John Maxwell book on connecting!

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TPB: #25 - Jobs I've Had And What I've Learned - What was your first job / how many jobs have you had?

October 13th, 2020


A few months back I wrote out the jobs I've had ( and thought I'd share them in the podcast along what I've learned from each. 

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How Likability Creates Powerful Advantage In Life

October 6th, 2020


Tim Price and Clint Benesh talk about likability and the advantage it brings.



If Your Identity Is Based On Performance, You're In Trouble. (Interview with Jeff Koziatek)

September 29th, 2020


Tim Price talks with Jeff Koziatek about how too many leaders base their self worth on what they do. Here's how you can break free. 


I help top performers gain more personal freedom and professional success …

Interview with Scott Cunningham, Lighting Director for Florida Georgia Line: Life on the tour bus, life at home, importance of great production, Harvest quotes and more...

September 29th, 2020


An interview with Scott Cunningham, Lighting Director for Florida Georgia Line. Scott served with Harvest Ministry playing drums for summer teams and weekend conferences and events in the mid 2000's. It was great to …

Denny Reeves - Urban Missionary: Loving your neighbors, providing hope, and life ministry.

September 15th, 2020


Denny and his wife live in the Freshwater Church house and serve their community as urban missionaries. It's great to see his passion for the gospel and people hasn't changed since he was part of the Fire-Up Conference …

FF: Faithful Friday - Act 6 - The Word Of God Spread Rapidly

September 11th, 2020


Today's Faithful Friday Devotion is centered around Acts 6:1-7. 

- Stay Focused On Your Role In Ministry 

- - Qualifications For Serving Are So …

Three Negative Messages You Send When You're Late

September 8th, 2020


Tim shares the three negative messages you send when you're late. 

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What Really Keeps Students Involved

September 1st, 2020


In this episode, we share what really keeps students involved in your ministry and three practical tips to share with your volunteer team members. 

Leaders Focus On The Future

August 28th, 2020


Tim Price talks about six ways leaders can focus on the future and why it's important. 

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FF: Faithful Friday Devotion - Simple Commands

August 28th, 2020


Philippians 4:4-9

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The Art Of Remembering Names

August 4th, 2020


Tim Price talks about remembering names - with special guest, Dennis Price. 

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Harvest Team Round Table - East Moline, IL July 2020

July 30th, 2020


A Harvest Trip to East Moline, IL - Tim Price, Courtney Bettis, Ryan Froidcoeur, and Elizabeth West traveled to serve at Christ Church in East Moline …

Followers Are Attracted To These Four Attributes In Leaders

July 21st, 2020


Here are the four attributes followers are attracted to in leaders: Courage, Enthusiasm, Vision and Compassion. 

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How To Create A Personal Mission Statement (and I will share mine with you)

July 17th, 2020


Tim shares the four steps to crafting a personal mission statement. 

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No Such Thing As Over-Communication In Student Ministry

July 14th, 2020


Tim and Clint talk about communication in student ministry...  

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Curt Franklin Interview: Denominational student ministry and encouragement for local church student ministry leaders.

July 6th, 2020


Curt Franklin is the Associate Coordinator of Camping and Youth Ministries for the IGRC-UMC. THankful to talk with him today on the podcast and for …

Cutting Back To Move Forward

June 30th, 2020


Some thoughts on pruning our ministries back to move forward. 

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10 Characteristics of Church Staff

June 26th, 2020


Here are ten characteristics of a church staff that you can use in your next meeting to do a check-up...  

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5 Concrete Ways Church Staff Stay Fresh in Ministry

June 23rd, 2020


A look at five ways church staff can stay fresh in ministry for the long haul. 

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Harvest Interview With Jeremiah Cox

June 16th, 2020


It was great to talk with Jeremiah Cox, worship leader in Central Illinois and video guy. Jeremiah traveled on teams, served as a team leader, helped lead weekend conferences and was on Harvest recordings. 

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A Break From The Crowds To Work On Our Faith

June 2nd, 2020


A short devotion about Jesus using a break between crowds to work on and grow our faith. 

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Catching Up With Theo Harden

May 13th, 2020


Theo served with Harvest Worship Band from nearly the beginning. Over the years, he has been on recording projects, helped with camps, conferences …

Support Raising During The Pandemic

May 6th, 2020


Join Tim Price, Hal Hamilton, Steve Gross and Matt Henson in a conversation on missionaries and others who raise their support, especially as we are hit with the current 2020 pandemic. 

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Four Ways To Take Care Of Your Brain

May 5th, 2020


Listen to Tim Price share this short seminar on four specific ways to care for your brain. If we want to think well, we must take care of our brains.

The Gift Of Resourcefulness For Ministry Leaders

April 29th, 2020




The goal of being good at the "business-side" of the church isn't to make the church more business-like, but to make the church more church-like!  -Unknown 

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The Story Behind The Wire Cross Necklaces

April 17th, 2020


We're planning to share three different styles of podcasts through Harvest. 1) Seminars on topics from blog posts, 2) Interviews and ideas 3) Harvest Travels. Thanks for joining us and thanks for subscribing and rating …

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