Episode 11 | Motherhood with Megan Smalley

We are talking about all things motherhood, but we would be remiss to not talk about the very difficult road some of us walk through to get there: infertility. On today’s show, Megan Smalley brings a feisty and faith-filled view of her well-known journey. Megan is the host of the Give Grace podcast and several amazing resources for walking through hard things. We laugh and learn together with this beautiful and tenacious soul!

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Episode 10 | Motherhood with Craig Flack

Yes we did. We invited a man to talk about motherhood and we went places we never thought we’d go! It was an absolute blast! You do NOT want to miss this one. Craig Flack is the teaching pastor at Celina First and a return guest–because so many of you enjoyed him the first time! He’s hilarious, a straight shooter, and has provocative thoughts for our culture. 


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Episode 09 | Motherhood with Alli Patterson

Who doesn't want to hear from a mom who kick boxes, loves baking, and is finishing her masters degree at Dallas Theological Seminary talk about motherhood? Allie Patterson has fantastic thoughts as one of the teaching pastors at Crossroads Church in Cincinatti, OH. She is practical, brilliant, and with four kids–has a thing or two to say about motherhood!

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Episode 08 | Motherhood with Courtney Defeo

What do Justin Timberlake, lemurs, and motherhood have in common? Well you're about to find out! We adore Courtney Defeo and her wit, charm, and beautiful wisdom. Courtney is a mom of two girls, an author, a speaker, a visionary, a podcaster, and a woman who has enlightening thoughts on motherhood. She gives us some golden truths on who YOU are as a mother, what season you are in, and what God is doing around you.

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Bonus Episode 07 | Motherhood Series Kick Off!

Who wouldn't want just a quick bonus episode where Lori and Amy talk about being moms, about how Amy wrote her book (Chin Up) on motherhood because it felt like a lopsided dress on her when it looked so beautiful on everyone else, and on some bonus encouragement for the weekend? No one, that's who.

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Episode 06 | Women In Leadership: Amy and Lori

This is the one where Lori and Amy suggest Cheeto's and icecream solve all your leadership problems! And on top of that stellar wisdom, they have an honest conversation and share their leadership struggles, joys, and lessons learned. If they had advice for both women and men in leadership, what would they say? Take a listen and enjoy the show! 

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Episode 05 | Women In Leadership: Ben Thompson

"Be careful where you’re saying God can’t and God won’t...because it’s never gone well where the church has done that…." - Ben Thompson. On this episode Ben, the Pastor of City Campus Church in Columbus, Ohio, gives us a four-chair analogy for thinking about women in leadership. He shares his honest journey on how he saw women in leadership ten years ago and where he is now. We are positive you'll enjoy his chill but brilliant nature in this episode. But let's not overlook his lightening speed skills in our opening conversation. We may need to have a best of the best when it comes to our circus games. 

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Episode 04 | Women in Leadership: Craig Flack

What pastor has a former life in stand-up comedy, challenges the status quo on women in leadership, and shares about some serious zipper snafoos he's run into while preaching? This guy. 

On this episode with pastor Craig Flack you will definitely find a good bit of circus shenanigans and a great deal of thought regarding women leading in the church context. Which is a perfect combo when it comes to The Big Top.

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Episode 03 | Women In Leadership Series: Barb Roose

What are the top three leadership tips Barb Roose keeps in her head at all times? Barb shares these simple yet profound thoughts with us on this episode! We had an absolute blast talking with Barb about leadership blunders, leading yourself well, and what it looks like to be confident in the seat you find yourself sitting in.  She also sings us a little song that all leaders MUST hear! The three of us were our own little circus of laughter and leadership chatter. You're going to want to take notes on this one!

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Episode 02 | Women In Leadership: Kevin Crawford

Why would a pastor change his life mission statement after thinking through women in leadership? Kevin shares why on this episode of women in leadership in the church context. Kevin has been pastoring for 16 years and has learned, grown, and shifted his view on women in leadership over the past two decades. On this episode, he shares about creating a culture for women to lead, his thoughts on female pastors, and the women he respects in leadership. He asks some great questions at the end for us all to think through and a game of Mad Gab to start us off? Yes please! Enjoy The Big Top this week! 

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The Big Top: Episode 1

This is the inaugural show! Meet your hosts Amy Seiffert and Lori Brittenham as they share embarrassing moments, biggest fears, pregnancy cravings, motherhood struggles, and more! As dear friends, they're laughing and learning as they juggle all the things in their work and home life. Stay tuned for the next episode kicking off the series: Women in Leadership. 

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