Hope: The Journey of sharing Jesus in Maternity Homes

Valerie Harkins, Director of the Maternity Housing Coalition interviews Allie Reuscher, Director of The Nesting Place Maternity Home about her experiences that led her to starting a maternity home, and what she has learned along the way. They discuss challenges that come with opening a new home and when/how to share the Gospel.

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Building a Dynamic Board

Beth Diemert and Sara Dominguez discuss how Board Members and the Executive Director can grow in their roles in order to set the tone for a healthy, well run, truly life-affirming organization. Listen in to discover techniques and practical tools to build your pregnancy center’s core governance of vision and mission, planning and implementation, and Board function and development.

Mentoring – Everyone Needs a Miss Lu in their Life

Betty McDowell interviews her longtime friend and mentor, Lu, about the qualities needed to both minister to someone else and to be ministered to. At 90 years old, Lu has spent much of her life mentoring others and knows the sacrifices and blessings that come along with that calling.

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Dear Reluctant Leader

Betty McDowell talks with Christine Grimmett about what she has learned in her years of work in the pregnancy help movement. Although she was not looking for a leadership role, God brought Betty to Heartbeat where she currently serves as the Vice President of Ministry Services. Listen in as Betty shares what God has taught her about trust, building relationships, overcoming obstacles, and moving forward.

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Rooting for Rivals

Recorded during Heartbeat’s Annual Conference, Betty McDowell interviews Peter Greer, President and CEO of HOPE International, a global, Christ-centered microenterprise development organization. Peter has authored numerous books including “Rooting for Rivals”, and he talks about how organizations can multiply their impact through collaboration and friendship with other organizations.

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From the Archives: Rapid Growth

Cindi Boston tells of her experience as a center director during a time of rapid growth for her center. Listen to hear how you can prepare your board, staff, and volunteers to serve more clients than ever when pro-life legislation leads to an influx of clients.
This episode was originally published July 2019.

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Tools for Leadership

Beth Diemert interviews Kelly Ross about her journey to becoming the CEO of Piedmont Women’s Center in South Carolina, and the people and training experiences that helped her along the way. Listen to find out more about the resources that are available for others in the pregnancy help movement as well, including Heartbeat’s Pregnancy Help Institute.

Embracing Change

Beth Diemert talks with one of our Annual Conference workshops presenters, Anne Camille Talley about how change really isn’t all that scary! Learn to drive change to accomplish the mission of your organization instead of running from it.

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