By Travis Albritton
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What is it really like to start a ministry from scratch? Most of us have only seen the end result, but what if you could experience what it was really like to be there at the beginning? This podcast is a behind the scenes look at the launch of my online teaching ministry "Unlock Your Gifts." So far, there have been stories of God moving in unexpected ways, periods of doubt where I question everything I’m doing, discouragement in the face of stern opposition from an unlikely enemy, and some tough decisions regarding when to be faithful and when to use common sense. The journey has just begun, and the ending has yet to be written. Only God knows how this will turn out in the end...
||CleanA Sneak Peak for my new Podcast||On April 2 I'm launching my new daily podcast "The Practical Christian Podcast" Make sure to subscribe to the new podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn (Amazon Echo). "I believe that the church's best days are yet to come. And...||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 A Hope Deferred||A year and a half of work has led to this moment. Will I be able to go into the full-time ministry and fulfill my dream or will this opportunity pass my by? Wanna say hi? Shoot me a message over at www.facebook.com/unlockyourgifts ...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 My Next Big Idea||I decided to create a new online course that would help church small group leaders lead thriving small groups, which was exciting. But pushing into this new endeavor revealed something in my character that I needed to address. Mainly, how...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Finding My Yoda||I found myself stuck without a clear path to grow my online teaching ministry. I needed a mentor, a guide, a Yoda. Someone who had already gone down the path and could show me what to do next. This conversation with Steve Staten and the things I...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Faithful or Foolish?||After the unsuccessful initial launch of Unlock Your Gifts I was left searching for answers. But just as I was starting to pick up the pieces and chart a path forward, God introduced a new variable into the equation. There was a new opportunity ...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Failure to Launch||After 10 months of hard work, my online teaching ministry is finally ready. On June 16, 2017, UnlockYourGifts.org went live to the world. Will it become the wild success I'm hoping it will be? Will I keep the momentum I gained from Unboxe...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 The Most Important Speech of My Life||As I continued to put myself out there and promote my new ministry I was faced with an unanticipated obstacle: lack of confidence in myself. Would I become an expert in helping Christians discover God's calling for their life or would I go down ...||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 When Passion for God Becomes a Problem||Is it possible to be TOO committed to God? History is littered with ministers whose marriages disintegrated because they were too focused on pursuing ministry excellence and didn't properly prioritize the relationships in their life. As m...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Mo' Money, Mo' Problems||What separates my online ministry from the televangelists that prey on the desperate for their own financial gain? Why would church leaders oppose a volunteer minister asking for financial compensation for their work? How can I move forwa...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 The Blueprint for an Effective Ministry||What separates ineffective ministries from life-changing ones? What are the common ingredients you need to make sure your idea has the impact you want it to have? (Hint: It's probably not what you would think) In this episode, I meet with...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Mid-Life Crisis at 26||How are you supposed to handle a mid-life crisis (at 26 no less)? Some people go out and buy a sports car, others take an exotic vacation to an island in the Caribbean. I decided to launch an online ministry. In this episode I take you throug...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Ministry Startup||What is it really like to start a ministry from scratch? Most of us have only seen the end result, after the foundation has been laid and the initial battles have been fought and won. But what if you could experience what it was really like to be there.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Relevant and relatable
Very thought provoking and inside look at what really goes on in the mind of someone trying to start a ministry from scratch. Where do you even start? Travis tells it like its happening in real time, going over what was good but also being very open about where he could have done better. Very good to hear that we're not all perfect, and you don't have to have it all together to have an impact.
Just what God wanted me to hear!
This podcast blessed me and gave me something I needed to hear! Thank you so much, great message😊
Thank you for this
Thank you for being so interactive with the people who listen to your podcast. I’m glad we had the opportunity to video chat recently. I’m glad I asked questions and you told me about this podcast. I listened to all of the episodes today. I have to say, it was a blessing to hear your story and timeline into what is now your second podcast. This one is good and I love The Practical Christian Podcast as well.