Over the past few years, podcasts have become the go-to platform for education, ministry, and entertainment. Buzz Sprout podcast statistics show that Google has indexed over 2 million podcasts. Ministry podcasts are a great source of encouragement and growth for church leadership. We’ve put together a diverse list of ministry podcasts focused on children’s ministry, church planting, pastoral work, and more.
Church Relevance: This ministry podcast focuses each episode on encouraging Christian leaders battling issues such as burnout, conflict, or struggling to find balance in their role. It is a great jumping-off point for anyone in the ministry looking to better serve in their ministry leadership role(s).
200churches: If you are a solo pastor or bi-vocational leader of a small church, this ministry podcast for you. It focuses on support and encouragement for leaders of congregations with around 200 to 400 members.
Ask Pastor John: A pillar in the Christian community, John Piper leads this podcast through his organization Desiring God. The episodes cover a range of topics geared specifically toward leaders in ministry.
Nick Blevins Family Ministry: This podcast covers everything related to family ministry. Episodes consist of interviews with leaders in this field discussing their practices for leading family and student ministries.
New Churches Q&A: If you are considering a church plant or multi-site growth, this ministry podcast is a great resource. It focuses heavily on questions surrounding church discipleship and growth.
Pastors’ Talk: A podcast focused specifically on pastoral issues and various aspects of Christian ministry. It is run by 9Marks Ministry and focuses on helping pastors take practical steps to build a Biblical ministry.
Christian Woman Leadership: The goal of this podcast is to help women discover their God-given gifts and utilize them to lead with confidence within the church. Women’s ministry leaders will be sure to benefit.
The ChurchMag Podcast: Leaders of church technology and creative ministries will benefit from this ministry podcast. Episodes cover everything from web hosting and social media to VBS tech and church email communications.
Social Media Church: Each episode consists of conversations with church leaders regarding social media. They also discuss the use of creative technology and digital media.
Church Leaders: The goal of this ministry podcast is pretty straight forward. They aspire to help anyone serving in church ministry lead better.
Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast: In this podcast, Lifechurch pastor Craig Groeschel gives practical tips on how to lead and develop teams.
The Bible Project: This podcast is filled with in-depth conversations regarding theology. It is a great ministry resource for pastors and teachers.
Called: A weekly chat with influential pastors on any issues facing ministry leadership teams. This is a fairly new ministry podcast, produced by Relevant Magazine.
The Pastors Collective: Another great podcast geared towards pastors. It addresses issues surrounding church leadership, teaching, and church planting.
The Think Orange Podcast: We’re wrapping up this list with another podcast focused on one of the largest demographics in churches: children and student ministries. The goal of this ministry podcast is to provide insight and ideas to help church leaders influence and guide the next generation.
After living overseas, Ashley DeKock developed a passion for ministry and writing, which she loves to incorporate into each of her projects. She holds a bachelors and masters degree in communications and finds great joy in learning people’s life stories. Currently residing in Oklahoma, she and her husband have one daughter and are continuing to grow their family through adoption.