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Made For This with Jennie Allen

Made For This with Jennie Allen

Author: Jennie Allen

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Jennie Allen is the author of Get Out Of Your Head and the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering. She is a passionate leader following God's call on her life to catalyze a generation of women to live what they believe. Jennie has a master's in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Zac and their four children.

On this season of the podcast:

Are your thoughts holding you captive? Our minds are anxious, nervous, distracted. I know what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, but I also know that we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns any longer.

God built a way for us to escape our downward spirals. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.

Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.

It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.

Get ready… Season 3 of the Made for This Podcast is HERE! I wrote Get Out of Your Head because I was sick of the war in my own head and in so many of yours. I pray the whole of humanity reads this and fights back with the God-given weapons we already have. ⁣You are in charge of your thoughts, they are not in charge of you. Let’s fight back together.
73 Episodes
This episode is eye-opening. Hopeful. Real. We get the opportunity to hear from a new friend who lives in Wuhan, China and her family’s experience through this Coronavirus pandemic. Read her original post here:
This isn't the first time the world's been left asking big questions. When our world crumbles, the things we've been chasing that aren't God are exposed and can leave us hopeless. But there is a great hope for us. Let's dive in! Join us every week on IF:TV:
We are in unprecedented times and this episode will encourage you and give you a hopeful perspective for these coming days. The church, small businesses, even our own families are facing new realities that cause us to be creative and need each other. Join us every week on IF:TV: Andy’s original article: more about Andy:
20 - A Mind Set Free

20 - A Mind Set Free


We don’t simply wait for our minds to change, we train. Day in, day out. On our knees. With Bibles open. This season has been an incredible journey together and we want to remember some of our favorite moments. Download the DWELL App: Get Out of Your Head book: http://getoutofyourheadbook.comDownload the FREE Get Out of Your Head book club kit: http://jennieallen.comJoin us live at every Wednesday at 7 PM CT starting April 1st.
I pray this episode causes so much hope in you and in your kids. My daughter Caroline is resilient and has battled dyslexia since 5th grade and her faith has been built like nothing else. I love that you’ll get to hear her story in this episode! Find Get Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.comA seriously fun camp for your whole family:
We’ve spent this season talking about how we can stop our spiraling thoughts… but then what? Where do we go from here? We wake up every morning and we need to not just empty our minds of toxic thoughts, but put new thoughts in their place. Dr. Tripp has pastored me and my family for years with his devotional ‘New Morning Mercies’, it is a must-read… you will love this episode because it will give you simple steps to think new thoughts. Find Dr. Tripp’s New Morning Mercies here: Follow Dr. Tripp on Facebook: A seriously fun camp for your whole family:
I want to hit pause and just talk about where we are. There are so many new realities that are affecting each of us in unique ways. New emotions, new fears, new circumstances. There is hope for you and a hope for me today. Join me today. Download the DWELL App: is coming {IFGATHERING.COM}
This episode is for those of you are going through a dark season or you know someone who is struggling because we are going to talk about depression and burn out. We will tell you about a season in our lives when Zac walked through a dark season of depression and what that looked like. Everyone needs to hear what he has to say! Don’t miss this and share with anyone in your life who feels hopeless and is struggling. Books Zac mentions: ‘Christians Get Depressed Too’ by David Murray and ‘Leading on Empty’ by Wayne Cordeiro Find Get Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.comA seriously fun camp for your whole family:
Do you tend to check out and numb out? We are bombarded with too many problems. What can we do about it? How can we even help? We zone out, check out. Let’s reject passivity and lean into the needs around us - as we fix our eyes on Jesus and throw off the sin and weight that clings to us, we run our races. We have a mission. We’re running after God.JOIN JENNIE + BETH ON MARCH 24 AT 7 PM CST: the DWELL App: Get Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.comDownload the FREE Get Out of Your Head book club kit:
Dr Perkins is a civil rights activist, Bible teacher, philosopher, and community developer. He has shaped generations and it is an incredible privilege to have him share his story with us today. He and his wife Vera Mae have spent their lives spreading the love of Christ and seeing communities transform through the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation. Don’t miss his books ‘Let Justice Roll’, ‘He Calls Me Friend’, and his newest book ‘One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love’, learn more about Dr Perkins here: Download the DWELL App:
There’s something robbing our joy, leaving us defeated and paralyzed and sad. In some degree, all of us are acting like the world is out to get us and we don’t have to live like this. God has given us a way out of our spiraling thoughts. NOTE - there are so many of you are facing unthinkable abuse and wrong, listen to the whole episode… we’re not talking about this. This attitude we’re going to address is the victim mindset that steals the hope and power of God from your circumstances.  A seriously fun camp for your whole family: Get Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.comDownload the FREE Get Out of Your Head book club kit:
You will love this episode with my friend Ruth Chou Simons. You can't fake or manufacture humility - it's something that God does in us, often through hard things. Serving others is how we interrupt our spiraling obsession with ourselves. And this happens in quiet, small, unseen places.A seriously fun camp for your whole family: Get Out of Your Head book:
Are you tired of trying to measure up and matter in life? Self-importance feels so good, it's deep in our bones to crave it and fight for it. We chase it in different ways every day. And it's an exhausting pursuit. Let's see what Scripture says, the power given to us to fight it, and the simple way forward into a whole new way of living.Download the FREE Get Out of Your Head book club kit: Listen to Scripture wherever you go with the Dwell app:
There’s no one like Bob Goff. You will leave this conversation with a huge grin on your face, more wonder in your soul, and eyes open for what God’s doing all around you. Want to fight the cynicism in you? Listen to this episode. Find Bob here: https://bobgoff.comYou will love his book ‘Love Does’: seriously fun camp for your whole family: Get Out of Your Head book:
Cynicism is the air we breathe and we don’t even notice it. We’ll ask ourselves some questions to see if we struggle with cynical thoughts! There’s a more joyful, more delightful way to live. When we’re cynical, we don’t see our need to be helped! The tool God has given us to fight this is simple. Let’s fight for each other today!Tickets for the Get Out Of Your Head Tour with me, Jefferson Bethke, and Davy Flowers are available now! http://www.getoutofyourheadtour.comGet Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.comA Gospel-centered, seriously fun summer camp for your kids: out this Spotify playlist of symphonies:
What if today could be your last? This is a question my dear friend Julie faces every single day. And yet, because she believes God is real and heaven is coming, she lives with unbelievable surrender and joy. We can face our fears and work through them and God will carry us to the other side. Do not miss this conversation. Get Julie’s incredible book: Download the FREE Get Out of Your Head book club kit: Listen to Scripture wherever you go with the Dwell app:
07- Anxiety vs. Trust

07- Anxiety vs. Trust


So many of us are living afraid. Let’s talk about it and what Scripture says about our spiraling anxiety. God has given us a way out of our crippling fear. To take this a step further today, go to to download the FREE Anxious Thoughts Guide. Read Get Out of Your Head book with friends and use the free GOOYH book club kit here: jennieallen.comWe love the Dwell app and made a special audio Scripture plan to help you stop spiraling toxic thoughts:
We are lonelier than ever and something has to change. You will love this conversation with our dear friend Pastor Charles Mugisha because he will open your eyes to the ways people connect more deeply and intentionally in his country. Pastor Charles is a visionary and the ministry he founded (Africa New Life) serves over 10,000 children in Rwanda. His story will blow you away!Learn more about Africa New Life: https://www.africanewlife.orgGet Out of Your Head book: getoutofyourheadbook.comA Gospel-centered, seriously fun summer camp for your kids:
Too many of us are living lonely. Let's talk about it. We are physically hardwired for connection and it is not optional! Let's make the choice to live radically connected, it could change everything. (Don't miss season 1 that is all about how to make deep, connected, real relationships.) GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD BOOK: DOWNLOAD THE FREE BOOK CLUB KIT: Stop your spiraling thoughts with Scripture using the Dwell App:
Join us today as we talk about abiding in Christ and spending time with God. Beth has been a spiritual hero of so many of us, and her faith comes from a deep well of time with God over her lifetime. Connection with God is the foundation of everything we will talk about this season! {This episode pairs with chapter 8 of Get Out of Your Head book} Read Beth's new book "Chasing Vines": Listen to the Bible anytime, anywhere with our favorite app called DWELL, use this link to get 10% off the year plan!
Comments (16)

Jennifer Pitcher Pina

Wow!!!! Absolutely incredible interview

Feb 21st

Jennifer Pitcher Pina

I am so grateful for this podcast! Thank you for fighting for us!

Feb 20th
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Jennifer Pitcher Pina

Wow!! That was fantastic!! I am going to listen again because there was so much truth. Thanks for this awesome podcast.

Feb 18th

Jennifer Pitcher Pina

This was fantastic! Thank you

Jan 27th

Liza Van Zyl Santos

Jennie is so easy to listen too. Everything points to Jesus and having more of Him in my life. Super practical and honest, I have grown and loved this podcast and I am picky 😉

Nov 27th

Sarah Lathrop

I could listen to Miss Thelma talk forever! Love this episode.

Oct 30th
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Margie Coursey

love the podcast Jennie & friends! thanks for the inspiring. challenging, real, informative bible-based discussions and practical suggestions! keep me coming!

Aug 28th
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Meg B

I am so grateful for this podcast. It gives me a boost of joy when I listen.

Aug 20th

Christin-Derek Carpenter

sooo good!! thank you for talking about this! my husband and I are starting a church plant and it's great to be encouraged about something we're trying to create in our new community!

Aug 12th
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Jennifer Willis

thank you for sharing your heart Kate. I listened to this with my 15 year old daughter. this met her right where she is right now. your words were encouraging.❤

Jul 2nd

Amarilys Birks - Doula

I'm super excited about this podcast!!! I found Jennie through the If: Gathering that I was invited to by a complete stranger who I was connected to through her mom randomly at a McDonald's playground. I love what Jennie is all about becausr her heart is one that seeks to follow Christ and that is what I want. I hope to one day meet her in person and dare I put it out there, be a speaker at one of her events!

Jun 27th
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