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How I Lead as Lt. Governor & Primary Music Leader | An Interview with Spencer Cox

8/18/2019
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Spencer Cox is currently serving as Utah's Lieutenant Governor and running for Governor of Utah. He served as a bishop while also serving as the mayor of the town of Fairview, Utah, and currently has a calling as Primary music leader. In this interview, Kurt and Spencer discuss serving in those positions and why serving in the community matters. Highlights 04:30 Deciding to run for office; creating the RV they are using to visit cities across Utah 08:20 Where his spark of interest in...

Duration:00:55:00

Ministering to Those Who Question | An Interview with David Ostler

8/11/2019
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David Ostler is a former bishop, stake president and mission president (Freetown, Sierra Leone). Now retired, he has a professional business background focused on executive management of bioinformatics and evidence-based medicine. A lifelong member of the Church, Brother Ostler was raised in Utah, served a mission in Japan, and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Utah and Dartmouth College respectively. He and Sister Ostler, who reside in the Washington, D.C....

Duration:00:53:09

Heart of a Woman in Relief Society

8/4/2019
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In this podcast, Kurt and his wife, Alanna, talk with Melanie Meszaros, Celeste Jensen, and Michelle Miner from the team hosting the upcoming The Heart of a Woman retreat. Melanie was raised in Ogden Utah, the youngest of six children. She attended Brigham Young University, earned a Master’s Degree in Education, and served in the Vienna, Austria mission. She and her husband have four children and eight grandchildren. Melanie has served in Primary, Young Women’s, and Relief Society...

Duration:01:04:59

Seekers Wanted | An Interview with Anthony Sweat

7/28/2019
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Anthony Sweat is a “regular Latter-day Saint” who is trying to do his best. He is a Church Education System educator for his career, has a PhD in Religious Theory, and is a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is also a writer and speaker. His Bachelors degree is in fine arts and he is a painter as well. Anthony's latest book is “Seekers Wanted”. This is not a book to tell people what to think or to provide answers, but rather “how” to think, how to...

Duration:00:57:50

The Ministering Muscle

7/26/2019
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The Ministering Muscle

How I Lead as the Bishop’s Wife | Interviews with Jordan Brown and Amanda Fristrom

7/21/2019
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In this podcast, Kurt interviews two women with the unofficial leadership calling of Bishop’s Wife. Sister Jordan Brown First he speaks with Jordan Brown, who lives in Spanish Fork, Utah, where her husband has been the bishop of their ward for two years. Highlights 4:25 The circumstances surrounding her husband Brian’s calling as Bishop 9:45 The makeup of their ward 11:35 Leadership Principles: Communication as a couple: it first stopped being as intimate until they decided to focus on...

Duration:01:12:19

Teaching Through Better Stories in Sacrament Meeting Talks & Lessons | An Interview with Matthew Dicks

7/14/2019
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Matthew Dicks is an author, columnist, teacher, storyteller, podcaster, blogger, playwright, and more. He is the co-founder and creative director of Speak Up, a storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England as well as a weekly podcast, and the author of Storyworthy. Matthew is a 40-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time GrandSLAM champion and has told stories for a wide range of events, radio shows, and performance venues. He lives in Connecticut with his wife,...

Duration:01:15:49

The Hidden Poison of Being Called to Lead

7/12/2019
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The Hidden Poison of Being Called to Lead

I Need Brotherhood

7/11/2019
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I Need Brotherhood

Women in Council Meetings | An Interview with Wendy Ulrich

7/7/2019
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Wendy Ulrich is a psychologist, educator, and writer. She holds a PhD in education and psychology from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. A former guest on the podcast, Wendy is the founder of Sixteen Stones Center for Growth, has been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years, a former president of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists, and a visiting professor at Brigham Young University. She and her husband Dave...

Duration:01:12:43

Take Your Ward Behind the Scenes

7/6/2019
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Take Your Ward Behind the Scenes

Start with Heart

7/5/2019
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Start with Heart

How to Lead When You’re Not the Leader

7/3/2019
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How to Lead When You're Not the Leader

Is Elders Quorum Working?

6/30/2019
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We are instructed in Handbook 2 (7.1.2) that "The primary purposes of quorums are to serve others, build unity and brotherhood, and instruct members in doctrines, principles, and duties." How effective is your quorum at succeeding in this purpose? Is the more that can be done to leverage the inspired quorum structure that has been restored in these latter days? The reality is, men live lives of quiet desperation even while attending elders quorum once a week. They attend elders quorum with...

Duration:01:15:08

Meet My Little Notebook

6/29/2019
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Meet My Little Notebook

The Power of Small Commitments

6/28/2019
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The Power of Small Commitments

Finding the Seed of Greatness in Troubled Youth | An Interview with Kami Smith

6/23/2019
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Kami Smith grew up in Arizona, Kansas, Utah, and Idaho in an active Latter-day Saint home. She suffered abuse as a young child and had a troubled youth with anxiety and addiction, but found her way back with the help of loving leaders, earthly parents, and heavenly parents. Her story can help us as we lead and help troubled youth. Highlights 5:00 Abuse at a young age 12:00 Experience with therapy 16:00 Struggles as a teenager 18:40 Recognizing her abuse 21:00 Advice to leaders of rebellious...

Duration:01:02:08

God’s Glory Through You

6/19/2019
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God's Glory Through You

What Conversation are You Avoiding?

6/16/2019
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What Conversation are You Avoiding?

Suicide Prevention for Latter-day Saint Leaders | An Interview with Kristen Coltrin

6/16/2019
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Kristen Coltrin has a bachelor's degree in psychology and is working on a master's degree in clinical social work. She has been working as an intern with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, and felt called to help support Church leaders after an August 19, 2018 letter asking us to be more educated about suicide. The people she worked with at the hotline were excited to do outreach with organizations, and she stepped into the role of providing knowledge about suicide to Church leaders in...

Duration:00:55:33