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Margie Bryce

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99: Rev. Alex Lang: Part 2: Why I Left the Church

The Crabby Pastor
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99: Rev. Alex Lang: Part 2: Why I Left the Church
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Have you ever witnessed the moment when a long-held belief is challenged and, like a seedling breaking through concrete, transforms into a new understanding? That’s the kind of metamorphosis we unpack in our latest episode of the Krabby Pastor podcast, where I, Margie Bryce, sit down with guests to discuss the power of a growth […]

98: Rev. Alex Lang: Part 1: Why I Left the Church

The Crabby Pastor
The Crabby Pastor
98: Rev. Alex Lang: Part 1: Why I Left the Church
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Discover what it takes to foster a transformative ministry in today’s ever-changing spiritual landscape. Join me, Margie Bryce, for an insightful discussion with Reverend Alex Lang, whose candid revelations in “Departure: Why I Left the Church” have resonated with leaders and congregants alike.  We tackle the gritty realities of nurturing a congregation’s growth against the […]

97: A Back from Burnout Story: Rev. Tanner Griffin

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The Crabby Pastor
97: A Back from Burnout Story: Rev. Tanner Griffin
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Time for another: Back from Burnout episode. Reverend Tanner Griffin is candid about the moments that led him to step away from full-time pastoral work and this is a tale of caution as well as invaluable insight for those bearing the mantle of spiritual leadership. His emergency room wake-up call, stemming from an unrelenting panic […]

96: Transformative Coaching inspires the Leader at key ministry in Flint, Michigan

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The Crabby Pastor
96: Transformative Coaching inspires the Leader at key ministry in Flint, Michigan
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When Reverend Dawn Ramirez, the compassionate force behind Little Lambs Compassionate Ministry Center, joins me, Margie Bryce, it’s more than just a conversation—it’s an inspiring journey through how coaching is a valuable asset for ministry. Discover the powerful narrative of how Rev. Ramirez and her team have sustained hope and support for families in Genesee […]

95: Embracing AI for Innovative Worship and Design

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The Crabby Pastor
95: Embracing AI for Innovative Worship and Design
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Join me, Margie Bryce, as I sit down with Jason Moore, an innovative ministry leader merging faith with the digital frontier. We unravel the complex relationship between artificial intelligence and spiritual outreach, sharing how AI like ChatGPT can amplify the echoes of our sermons to a tech-embraced congregation. Grappling with potential ethical dilemmas, we navigate […]

94: Surviving the Highs and Lows of the High Holy Holidays

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The Crabby Pastor
94: Surviving the Highs and Lows of the High Holy Holidays
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And just where did all the people go??? Let’s chat honestly about the dip in attendance after the high holy holidays. One minute the throngs are there and the next… nada! Once those crowds disperse, reality sets in. One key reality is that we are only human. Proof: how our emotions deal with reality. Give […]

93: Advent Devotional: Finding Joy in the Challenges of Serving

The Crabby Pastor
The Crabby Pastor
93: Advent Devotional: Finding Joy in the Challenges of Serving
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Ever feel overwhelmed by personal and global challenges? You’re not alone. Margie Bryce, host of the Crabby Pastor podcast, explores how to find authentic joy amidst struggles and suffering.  Margie powerfully illustrates this with the example of Mary, and her joy in serving the Lord, even amidst trials. We also touch on the unique struggles […]

92: Advent Devotional: How well do you love yourself?

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The Crabby Pastor
92: Advent Devotional: How well do you love yourself?
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Have you ever felt like a ‘Crabby Pastor,’ hustling to keep up with ministry duties, only to realize you’re burnt out and your self-care has taken a back seat?  It’s time to pump the brakes and take a detour away from pastoral burnout and tune in to this little Advent devotional about the crucial role […]

91: Advent Devotional: Finding Sustained Peace in Ministry Leadership

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The Crabby Pastor
91: Advent Devotional: Finding Sustained Peace in Ministry Leadership
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Ever found yourself lost, grappling with the complexity of leading a ministry, especially during the hustle and bustle of the Advent season?  But how do we find peace in the frenzy and avoid burnout? I’m Margie Bryce, host of the Crabby Pastor podcast, on a journey to uncover practical, faith-based strategies – prayer, song, gratitude, […]

90: Advent devotional: Embracing Hope

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The Crabby Pastor
90: Advent devotional: Embracing Hope
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This episode: Have you ever considered how the shimmering beauty of a stained glass heart captures the vulnerability of those who lead in ministry? As your host, Margie Bryce, I’m here to share valuable insights relating to the sustainability of ministry, especially during this Advent season. Drawing on my journey as a ministry leader and […]