Next Step Leadership

Next Step Leadership

Next Step Leadership is a podcast dedicated to helping you make your next step your best step. Your next step could very well determine the trajectory or direction of your life. Where we step, how we step, and when we step are all vital considerations for your next step. Chris Maxwell and Tracy Reynolds combine decades of experience in ministry, higher education, writing, music, leading organizations, and developing teams to inspire you to aspire in life one step at a time. We desire to assist you in making your next step your very best step.

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June 13, 2024 24 mins

In their second conversation with author and professor Dr. Jen Bennet, Tracy and Chris believe all listeners will value greatly from her wisdom. Her years of serving in the academic world, her great advice on online ministry and marketing, her willingness to move geographically and accept change, and her battle with their house burning down are all narratives today's leaders need to here. Each change was difficult. But importa...

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Dr. Jen Bennett is this week's guest on Next Step Leadership Podcast. Tracy and Chris are excited for you to hear her wisdom.

As an educator, writer, and speaker, Jen never imagined herself doing the work God has her doing. She's continued education and ministry, while serving business leaders for their online presence.

Her book Be Worth Following and her podcast She Impacts Culture are perfect for thes...

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In this episode of Next Step Leadership, Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell continue their conversation with author Ann Byle. Last week’s podcast caused listeners to smile as they thought about how a flock of hens can offer wisdom for today’s leaders. Ann continues this week by giving ideas from her years of experience and her latest book, Chicken Scratch: Lessons on Living Creatively from a Flock of Hens. Leaders need to communi...

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Ann Byle offers a wonderful perspective in this week’s episode of Next Step Leadership. Chris and Tracy haven’t invited animals to their podcast, but Ann offers great wisdom from chickens. Her latest book, Chicken Scratch: Lessons on Living Creatively From a Flock of Hens, shows how Ann discovered that her chickens provide valuable insight and inspiration. Rarely do books or podcasts share intuition from a flock of hens, but it hap...

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The Next Step Leadership podcast offers a variety of perspectives from many different speakers. Hosts Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell hope to encourage each person who listens to continue their journey—and to guide many others with them. Brenda Quinn is their guest again this week. What she has learned through Richard Foster and other leaders has helped guide her through pain from the past. God’s ongoing healing through spiritual ...

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Tracy and Chris enjoy their conversations with each other and with guests. They hope you enjoy their weekly podcasts and that you are encouraged. This week, their guest Brenda Quinn brings deep wisdom and spiritual care. Brenda is Pastor of Spiritual Formation in Colorado and is passionate about soul care for leaders. That is such a vital topic. Listen to Brenda’s story and process your own spiritual adventure. Ask yourself deep qu...

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Pastor Steve Ely continues as the guest in this episode of Next Step Leadership with Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell. As mentioned last week, Steve serves as the Director of Clergy Development for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He’s also the author of Climate Change, a book about the climate of today’s Christianity. In this conversation Steve tells the story of his own healing process from the stress, tension, and ...

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Chris Maxwell and Tracy Reynolds enjoyed their conversation with Steve Ely. Steve is the Director of Clergy Development for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He has pastored a local congregation and served in various roles of ministry through the years. In his present position, Steve hopes to offer care and encouragement to clergy across the IPHC fellowship. Steve is also an author. His new book is titled Climate Chang...

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This is the second episode of Chris and Tracy’s conversation with Steve Spillman of True Potential. What has God called you to say? How does He want you to tell others your story? How can you help others discover God’s love? Steve offers great wisdom for how to get stories to others. He talks about the latest books by Chris and Tracy, “Equilibrium” and “Second Chair Leadership.” He believes we can take time to read books which can ...

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Have you ever wanted to write a book? Is your story important? Will anyone want to read your story? How can you write and publish a book? Many of today’s leaders are asking those questions and thinking about those possibilities. Tracy Reynolds wrote his first book last year. Chris Maxwell‘s 12th book will be coming out later this year. Their publisher Steve Spillman is this week’s guest on Next Step Leadership. He has learned much ...

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Beth Erwin is again the guest for Tracy and Chris in the Next Step Leadership podcast. In this episode, they talk more about the amazing message of Beth’s book Wander No More: Stepping Out of the Wilderness Into Abundant Life. Bad things do happen. Life isn’t always easy. People often distance themselves from God’s love and joy. But we all have a purpose. God does have huge plans. The abundant life is for us. Where are you in your ...

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In this episode of Next Step Leadership, Chris and Tracy talk with Beth Erwin. Beth’s book is Wander No More: Stepping Out of the Wilderness Into Abundant Life. She tells her story of a life with many seasons. Coming from a background of pain and sadness to now leading a ministry of healing, Beth offers assurance for those who face difficulties. Her battles and uncertainty seemed impossible. But God did His work in her life. Beth i...

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This episode of Next Step Leadership Podcast continues the conversation Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell have with Eddie and Beth Taylor. The Taylors are spending time pouring into the leadership of churches during these difficult seasons. Instead of being defeated by church conflict and division or an anti-church culture, they believe we can walk in joy globally. Through the books and resources they’ve written, the Taylors help pe...

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People love to listen to stories. Don’t you? As leaders, we all understand the power of narratives. In this episode of Next Step Leadership, Eddie and Beth Taylor tell us their stories. Listen to how God has guided their journeys related to becoming followers of Jesus, marriage, family, their calling into ministry, years of pastoring a local church, and obeying God to start a new ministry. Learn how they have worked together to ser...

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This week’s episode of Next Step Leadership continues the conversation with Peter Greer. Tracy and Chris were honored to listen to Peter and learn from his story. Mission work doesn’t always need to be done the same way it has always been done. New opportunities are all around us. What is microbusiness? Why is it important? How can we do more than has been done in the past? How does God want to move us from arguments and division t...

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It is time for Season Four of Next Step Leadership Podcast with Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell. Isn’t that hard to believe? Each episode offers audiences a chance to gain information and inspiration. And this week’s podcast is one of the best in all the previous three seasons. Peter Greer, author and President & CEO of Hope International, is the Next Step Leadership guest you do not want to miss. Peter’s wisdom and compassion...

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Jon Shabaglian continues telling his story to Tracy and Chris in this episode of Next Step Leadership. Jon knows about pain, about difficulty, about reconciliation, about praise, about intercession. He offers his insight to us, believing God is calling us all deeper into His presence and into healthy relationships with many others from many places. Jon's music needs to be heard. His ministry needs to be noticed. His training n...

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In this week’s episode of Next Step Leadership, Chris Maxwell and Tracy Reynolds interview Jon Shabaglian. Jon is a recording artist, singer, songwriter, and minister seeking to bring God’s hands and people’s hands together. God continues creating psalmists, Jon believes. He tells his story of international influence, family trauma, musical styles, historical genocide, loving enemies, and the deep calling to guide every nation towa...

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Seana Scott continues her conversation with Tracy Reynolds and Chris Maxwell in this episode of Next Step Leadership. She talks about those people who helped her come to know Jesus and also the need for people to mentor her in that spiritual journey. She is now seeking to be there for those needing the right type of spiritual mentors. Through her writing and teaching, Seana encourages her audience to connect with a local church. As...

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Tracy and Chris loved their conversation with Seana Scott. They believe you will also. Seana is a biblical teacher and writer. She brings a wonderful perspective on spiritual growth and development. As in most of the first episodes with their guests, Tracy and Chris ask Seana to tell her story. Though she did not grow up in a Christian home, she was always attracted to spiritual issues. Her journey has revealed her a reality beyond...

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