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Author: Mike Yates

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Welcome to Beyond the Mic with Mike, a nurturing space dedicated to empowering new ministers across denominational lines. Hosted by Mike, a seasoned pastor with the United Pentecostal Church International, this podcast dives deep into the heart of ministry, offering actionable tips, personal encouragement, and a supportive community for those answering the call to serve. Whether you're an Apostolic minister or from another Christian tradition, you'll find invaluable guidance, inspiration, and fellowship here. Beyond the Mic is more than a podcast; it's a journey together towards making a profound impact in the lives we touch through our ministries. Join us!

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I'd love to hear from you!**Episode Title: Ministry and Family****Guest: Reverend L. J. Harry****Summary:**In this insightful episode, we sit down with Reverend L. J. Harry to discuss the challenging task of balancing ministry with family life. Reverend Harry shares his practical strategies for maintaining equilibrium, including his use of tools like Microsoft Bookings to manage his schedule and protect family time. This conversation delves into the importance of setting boundaries, the pitfa...
I'd love to hear from you!## Episode Title: Overcoming Life's Trials### Episode Summary:In this episode, we delve into the inevitable challenges everyone faces and emphasize the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and resilient spirit. Through the teachings of 2 Corinthians 11:23-28, we explore the trials faced by Paul and how his unwavering faith and determination serve as a model for overcoming adversity. We discuss the necessity of healing wounds, forgiving others, and cultivatin...
I'd love to hear from you!In this episode, Brother Mike is joined by Reverend Austin Jackson to discuss the profound topic of finding and obeying God's will. Reverend Jackson, with his extensive background in youth ministry and real estate, shares insights into understanding and pursuing God's will through a journey rather than a destination.### Key Insights:1. **God's Will as a Journey**: - God's will is not a straightforward path but often resembles a maze with unexpected turns ...
Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

2024-06-2912:31

I'd love to hear from you!Episode Summary:In this episode, we delve into the difference between perspective and perception and how they shape our understanding and interactions. We explore how these concepts influence ministry and personal growth, using practical examples and historical references. This discussion highlights the importance of being aware of our own perceptions and the perceptions others may have of us.**Key Insights:**1. **Distinguishing Perspective and Perception:** &n...
I'd love to hear from you!Episode Overview:In this episode, titled "The Importance of Accountability," the host is joined by Reverend Kyle Maddox to discuss various aspects of accountability in ministry. Reverend Maddox shares his personal journey, the role of accountability in leadership, and how it has shaped his ministry. The conversation covers practical insights, scriptural foundations, and personal experiences, emphasizing the significance of being accountable to God, leaders, and peers...
Get Ready to Hurt

Get Ready to Hurt

2024-06-1417:40

I'd love to hear from you!In this episode, titled "Get Ready to Hurt," the focus is on the various hardships and challenges associated with ministry. The host emphasizes the importance of transparency and acknowledges the difficulties faced by ministers, such as persecution, false teachings, and betrayal. The episode concludes with a powerful message about the necessity of embracing love, even when it leads to pain.Key Insights:1. **Transparency in Ministry**: The host stresses the importance...
I'd love to hear from you!In this enriching episode, we explore the profound topic of "Following the Will of God" with the esteemed Dr. Fred Childs. With 44 years of ministry experience, Dr. Childs shares his incredible journey from his early days in Pearland, Texas, to serving as an executive pastor for renowned leaders like James Kilgore and Kenneth Haney. We delve into his multifaceted ministry, his transition from engineering to full-time ministry, and his deep passion for the Kingdom of ...
Crafting the Message

Crafting the Message

2024-06-0137:35

I'd love to hear from you!**Title: Crafting the Message: The Art and Skill of Preaching**In today's episode, titled "Crafting the Message," we dive deep into the essential art and skill of preaching. We'll explore practical steps to enhance your preaching abilities and discuss why this topic may evolve into a multi-part series.First, we emphasize the value of the book "We Preach" by Reverend Jerry Jones, now available on Audible. This book is a must-read for both young and seasoned ministers,...
I'd love to hear from you!## Podcast Episode Summary: Embracing Cultural Diversity in Ministry### Episode Title:"Embracing Cultural Diversity in Ministry: A Conversation with Pastor Lee Wells"### Episode Description:In this insightful episode, we welcome back Pastor Lee Wells, a multifaceted individual who is not only a pastor but also an entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Pastor Lee joins us to tackle a vital and often sensitive topic: the role of race and culture in ministry. Listen ...
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Seeing Beyond Yourself

Seeing Beyond Yourself

2024-05-0816:42

I'd love to hear from you!In this episode of our ministry-focused podcast, we delve into the profound topic of prioritizing the kingdom of God over personal ambitions. Join us as we explore the necessity of aligning our goals with God's will, even when it conflicts with our own desires or well-being. Drawing from scripture and personal experiences, we discuss the challenges and rewards of adopting a kingdom mindset. Learn how to see beyond yourself, embrace humility, and commit to serving the...
Grace Under Burden

Grace Under Burden

2024-05-0315:00

I'd love to hear from you!In this episode, the host explores the multifaceted concept of burdens from a biblical perspective, offering insights on how to manage these challenges with grace and resilience. The discussion revolves around different types of burdens individuals may encounter, such as personal struggles, prophetic responsibilities, and communal obligations, and provides practical advice for handling these burdens without being overwhelmed.Key Insights:1. Defining Burdens: The epis...
I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** "Leadership Capacity: Expanding the Horizons of Church Leadership"**Description:**In this insightful episode of "Beyond the Mike with Mike," host Mike delves deep into the concept of "Leadership Capacity" with special guest Bishop Tim Gaddy, a seasoned church leader and the Arkansas District Superintendent. Bishop Gaddy shares his transformative journey from Chicago to Arkansas and his extensive experience in church planting and district leadership. The di...
The Messiah Complex

The Messiah Complex

2024-04-2021:58

I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** "The Messiah Complex"**Description:**In this compelling episode of the podcast, we delve into the complexities of the "Messiah Complex" within ministry and leadership contexts. The discussion outlines the psychological and spiritual pitfalls of feeling overly responsible for the salvation and well-being of others, a common trap for many passionate leaders. Our host dissects the nuances of this complex, examining its symptoms such as burnout, strained relat...
I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** "Investing in Ministry with Pastor James Stewart"**Description:**Join us in this enlightening episode as we explore the theme of 'Investing in Ministry' with Pastor James Stewart, who has over 14 years of pastoral experience and a significant secular career. Pastor Stewart shares profound insights on the importance of personal investment in ministry—not just financially but also emotionally and spiritually. We delve into the challenges and benefits of bein...
Nothing Wasted

Nothing Wasted

2024-04-0616:09

I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** "Nothing Wasted"**Description:**In this inspiring episode titled "Nothing Wasted," we explore the powerful concept that God does not waste any of our experiences. Aimed at everyone from ministry leaders to the general public, this discussion reassures listeners that every challenge, failure, or success is a stepping stone to something greater. Drawing from personal stories and biblical examples like Joseph and Moses, we delve into how apparent setbacks can...
I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** "How to Lead When You're Not in Charge"**Description:**In today's insightful episode, we delve into the critical theme of leading effectively without holding a formal leadership title. Joined by Pastor Justin Rankine, we explore practical strategies for exerting influence and making impactful contributions within local churches, districts, and beyond. Pastor Rankine shares his journey from youth pastor to various prominent roles within the church hierarchy...
A Complete Season

A Complete Season

2024-03-2219:23

I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** A Complete Season"**Podcast Summary:**In today's episode, we explore powerful analogies from sports and farming to illustrate key principles for sustaining dedication and zeal in ministry throughout the week, not just on Sundays. Drawing inspiration from athletes like Peyton Manning and insights from farming, this discussion emphasizes the importance of consistent practice, maintaining motivation, and the dangers of complacency in spiritual life.**Key Insi...
I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** Protecting Your Ministry with Pastor David Poe**Podcast Summary:**Today's episode features a profound conversation with Pastor David Poe of Star City United Pentecostal Church in Arkansas, delving into the essential topic of protecting one's ministry. With years of diverse ministerial roles under his belt, Pastor Poe shares invaluable insights tailored especially for young and new ministers. **Key Insights:**1. **Embracing Individuality in Ministry:**...
The Cost of Leadership

The Cost of Leadership

2024-03-0921:37

I'd love to hear from you!**Title:** The Cost of Leadership**Podcast Summary:**In today's episode, we delve into the often overlooked costs associated with leadership. While time and money are commonly recognized sacrifices, the focus here is on the more subtle yet significant impact leadership has on personal relationships and life choices.**Key Insights:**1. **The Personal Costs of Leadership:** - Leadership demands not just time and financial resources but also personal sacrifi...
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