Wes Woodell: Immature Apostles, Finding Your Fit and Getting the Help You Need | #29 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

“Always be in Kindergarten.”

That’s the advice Wes Woodell gives on how he went from a dysfunctional Campus Ministry to making disciples who plant new churches. Get a glimpse of Wes’s whirlwind journey, and  be inspired to get the help you need to do what God is calling you to do.

Get to know Wes on his blog here.

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Neediness, People-Pleasing and Getting Over Ourselves | #28 Tear Gas and Gumdrops

Live from Pepperdine, Chris and Kyle discuss Enneagram, people pleasing and their slow process of getting over themselves in order to focus on ministry and mission.

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Mandy Smith on Learning How to Be Vulnerable | #27 Tear Gas and Gumdrops

Queen of the Podcasts, Mandy Smith joins us to discuss how her Tear Gas Moment taught her how to be comfortable in her calling to pastoral leadership.

You can learn a lot more about this in her most recent book The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry. 

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Just a Couple of Amateur Sermonsmiths | #26 Tear Gas and Gumdrops

There’s a really good podcast about the art of Sermon Prep called Sermonsmith. This is not it. You should subscribe to Sermonsmith.

In this episode, two new-ish preachers reflect on why sermons are different than other public speaking. They also workshop their approach to preparing a sermon.

We’re still learning this, so leave us your suggestions in the comments!

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Caleb Borchers: What to Do When You’re Called to Plant a Church, but Not Ready For It | #25 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

Often, when people talk about church planting, especially among the unchurched, it’s with a rah–rah zeal. But the truth is, it’s really hard, and not many people know how to do it.

In this episode Kyle Sapp (Preacher) and Chris Morton (Church Planter) interview Caleb Borchers of The Feast in Providence, Rhode Island. You’ll hear what happened when he and his wife felt called to plant, but all traffic lights were yellow.

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Make the Dream Work! | #24 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

As much as you might want to, you can’t do ministry alone. Kyle Sapp (Preacher) and Chris Morton (Church Planter) discuss their worst and best experiences of team work. They also find hope in Ephesians 4 that we can all make the dream work 🙂

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

How to Be a Church Leader and Be Married at the Same Time! | #23 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

Church Planter Chris Morton has been in and out of ministry for about 10 years, but he’s been single the whole time…until now! Kyle Sapp (former Youth Minister, and preaching minister in training) shares what he and his wife have learned from navigating ministry, mission and marriage.

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Tommy Butler: 12 Years of Youth Minstry & Jesuits in Space! | #22 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

Director of Student Ministries at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church. In this interview, he discusses how to navigate tricky relationships among Church Staff.

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Do Zuckerberg, Muslims or Guns Really Matter to Jesus? | #21 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

Boy Scouts, Sharia Law and Philanthropy are just a few of the topics Chris and Kyle tiptoe around in this tour de force.

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

Paul Cartwright: Ministry Optimism After Crushing Disappointment | #20 Tear Gas & Gumdrops

Paul Cartwright is the Youth and Family Minister at Pearland Church of Christ. In this interview, he discusses how he got called back into ministry after a crushing disappointment.

Tear Gas and Gumdrops is Kyle Sapp (Young Adults and future Preaching Minister) and Chris Morton (Church Planter). If you appreciate this podcast, please take a moment to subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review. It helps a lot!

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