Candid Conversations About Women and the Church with Tara Beth Leach and Aubrey Sampson

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 19
Series: Candid Conversations About Women and the Church

In this episode, Sue and Janet have a conversation with Tara Beth Leach who finds her way, from a teenage girl preaching to the cornfields to her role as a Lead Pastor. Also featured in this episode is Aubrey Sampson who shares her journey of church planting and passion for all women to find their place in the local church. Together these women are envisioning a city wide church planting network for women. Why women only? Listen and find out their powerful description of what women need to thrive in this season of the Church.

Hosts: Sue Ferguson-Women NEXT, Co-Director
Janet McMahon-Women NEXT, Co-Director

Guests: Tara Beth Leach – Senior Pastor, Good Shepherd Church
Aubrey Sampson – Teaching Pastor, Renewal Church

Category: Women NEXT

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Sue Ferguson

Sue Ferguson

Sue Ferguson is a follower of Jesus, a wife, mom, sister, friend, small groups’ director, an equipper of leaders, and an encourager of women! Sue oversees women’s small groups at a campus of Community Christian Church. She loves to help others develop skills to lead groups of all sizes, and also loves helping women craft their stories and share how Jesus has made a life changing difference in their lives You can contact Sue at sueferguson@communitychristian.org
Janet McMahon

Janet McMahon

Janet and her husband Troy are the founding pastors of Restore Community Church, a multi-site church in Kansas City. Through its focus on developing and sending leaders, Restore has been a part of planting over 40 churches and invested over a million dollars in Church planting.
Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach is a pastor at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the western suburbs of Chicago. She previously served as senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena ("PazNaz") in Southern California and has pastored in Illinois and New York. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and Northern Theological Seminary. Tara Beth is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and writes and speaks widely about women in ministry and church leadership. She is the author of EmboldenedRadiant Church, and Forty Days on Being a Six. She has two beautiful and rambunctious sons, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006. You can find her at tarabethleach.com.
Aubrey Sampson

Aubrey Sampson

Aubrey Sampson (M.A. Evangelism and Leadership) co-planted and serves on the preaching and leadership teams at Renewal Church, a multiethnic congregation in West Chicago. She is the author of several books, including Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything and The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament. Aubrey cohosts The Common Good teach and talk radio show in Chicago and the Nothing Is Wasted podcast. She also contributes regularly to Propel Women and Christianity Today’s The Better Samaritan. Aubrey and her husband and three sons live and minister in the Chicagoland area.

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