Make 2018 Your BEST YEAR YET



If you’re anything like me, you have big plans for 2018. I want to be a more patient mom, a more attentive spouse, a stronger leader and I want to find ways to increase my efficiency and effectiveness in ministry. In order to do this, I need a plan. One of the best ways I’ve found to grow consistently is by reading and listening to great leadership content. I already have my eyes on a few books for 2018 and I’m adding two additional podcasts to my daily rotation.

If you’re looking for something new that will be both challenging and encouraging, I have a few suggestions…

Check out my new book, DON’T QUIT, coauthored with Gina McClain. The best things in ministry come over time, but ministry is messy and can oftentimes feel overwhelming. We wrote this book to give you insight to help you better navigate the different seasons of your ministry, as well as offer tips and advice on how to endure tough days. DON’T QUIT is available on Amazon or at

The WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP Podcast launched in December. The goal…to help women learn to lead better. Each podcast is approximately 10 minutes long. It’s narrative style and offers a personal story from my life. Each episode contains a passage of scripture and a weekly challenge. A new episode is released every Wednesday morning. Click HERE to listen now.

If you spent 2017 apologizing to your spouse and kids because you just couldn’t seem to find a good balance between family and ministry, I would encourage you to pick up my husband’s book, THE MYTH OF BALANCE, also available on Amazon or at If you’re an audio book aficionado, you’ll be pleased to find it offered in that format as well.

There are also tons of great resources as

Whatever your goals may be for 2018, a good first step is finding the right resources that speak to you in your season of life.

I’m praying and believing great things for you, your family, and your ministry this year!

Jess Bealer


Jessica Bealer has been leading children’s ministry for 17 years. The last five years have been spent overseeing standards, systems, staffing and atmosphere for the children’s ministry of Elevation Church. She has overseen the launch of nearly twenty locations, and is considered a specialist in kidmin multisite. Jessica is a mother of four and published author. She is married to Frank, the CEO of Phase Family Centers and Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange. Together they are the founders of FamilyMinistry.Church.

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