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65 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 17: Mike Hammer on Church Planting in a Small Community
Mike Hammer is the Sr. Pastor at Celebration Community Church in Dillsburg Pennsylvania. It’s great to see his passion for a small community where they are making a huge impact. Guys like mike are what this podcast is all about, to take ownership in bringing the message of Jesus Christ to your community and change the world.Special Guest: Mike Hammer.
59 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 16: Jonathan Hentrich on Church Planting in the City
Jonathan Hentrich is a pastor and church planter in Albany New York, one of the least churched cities in the United States. It’s awesome to listen to Jon and hear his heart for the city after he moved from the suburbs into the city of Albany. Special Guest: Jonathan Hentrich.Links:Christ Church Albany – Christ's Church Albany is to be a group of people who love Jesus, each other, and the rest of the world.
65 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 15: Jose Rodriguez - Rapid Church Planting in Central America and Discipling Young Men
Overview In this episode, Matt Shaw and Jose Rodriguez discuss Jose’s background on how he became a pastor and church planter, starting house churches, using outside finances missionaries receive for the most good, how to do ministry with your family, and being a family to young men coming out of gangs. Pray for Jose They are working to establish 1 new church per year. They have a 100 church goal in El Salvador. Pray for Jose’s family, particularly his son as he works to become a doctor. Special Guest: Jose Rodrigues.Links:Dr Jose RodriguezLifeline Christian MissionCosta Rica - WikipediaUniversity of Costa Rica - WikipediaUniversity of Panama - WikipediaEcuador - WikipediaPanama City - WikipediaEl Salvador - WikipediaRubik's Cube - Wikipedia — A bunch of the young pastors in El Salvador love to solve Rubik's cubes.Jimmy Swaggart - WikipediaJohn 3:16 (ESV) - Biblia.com — "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
62 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 14: Fledge Fiamingo on God's Creation, Discipleship, Fundraising, and Racism
This episode features Fledge Fiamingo, founder of Son Safaris, a ministry that connects people with Gods Creation, through his creation. We discuss lessons we can learn from the African Safari, thoughts on racism in South Africa in the early 90s and how the people of God can be a light today, and discipline people through delegation. Special Guest: Fledge Fiamingo.Links:Son Safaris WebsiteSouth Africa - WikipediaBotswana - WikipediaSafari - WikipediaJohn 1:20 (ESV) — For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Apartheid - WikipediaSouth African Military WebsiteAfrican National Congress - WikipediaAfrican National Congress | South Africa's National Liberation MovementUniversity of Georgia
37 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 13: Ben Hardman on Leading Relationally Like Jesus
Ben Hardman is one of those guys who has the phrases, word pictures, and charts that bring complex ideas and makes them simple. Through his experience as a pastor at a Southeast Christian Church to planting a Church with young adults across the street from the University of Louisville, Ben’s desire is to connect great leaders with great ideas. Ben’s a cofounder of Gravity Leadership to grow Christian Leaders, focusing not on programs but on access to his life. We discuss Church planting, life-on-life discipleship, the need for pastors and leaders to have an apprentice, and inviting someone into a discipleship relationship. Special Guest: Ben Hardman.Links:Ben Hardman bioGravity Leadership - Resources and Training to Lead Like JesusMissional Think Tank - Now Gravity LeadershipSoutheast Christian Church
58 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 12: Becky Carpenter on Authenticity and How You Can Battle the Storm
Simply waking up every day could defeat Becky Carpenter and her family after the tragic loss of her 15-year-old daughter in a car crash during a school trip. Through the power of Christ and looking to Him for strength and hope, Becky has been able to use her to help others grow in their relationship with God and overcome adversity. In this episode, we discuss Becky’s home church, Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Tyler, TX and what it is like to reach ranchers. How you can battle your crisis and get filled up with God, and what to do if you have a message to share. Special Guest: Becky Carpenter.Links:One Day Closer MinistriesCross Brand Cowboy ChurchJohn 15 (ESV)The Afters - Light Up The Sky - YouTubeJohn 3:30 (ESV) — "He must increase, but I must decrease."Book: Heaven by Randy Alcorn (Amazon)
67 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 11: Tony Jones on Haiti, Sacrifice, Coffee, & Sharing Jesus with Witchdoctors
Tony Jones is a Canadian Logger turned global worker. After his conversion to following Jesus in September 1997, Tony shut down his business and moved to Cuba. After four years of underground ministry and working as a travel agent and exporter of organic fruits and veggies, Tony was arrested and deported by the Cuban government. After searching for God’s direction, Tony moved to Haiti, not realizing they didn’t speak Spanish and fell in love with the people in the remote mountainous regions. Tony continues to fund his ministry through businesses that support his family and the residents. After seeing the great need for teachers in remote villages, Tony has helped school teachers, started a Christian radio station, exports coffee, and shares Jesus with just about everyone he meets. Tony’s answer to the question, “what is your most embarrassing moment in ministry?” It is hilarious! Enjoy the episode. Special Guest: Tony Jones.Links:Tony's WebsiteCuba - WikipediaHaiti - WikipediaWitch doctor - WikipediaChristian Missions In Many LandsMissionary Services Committee CanadaJesus Film ProjectRevolution in World Missions (Book)Travesty in Haiti: A true account of Christian missions, orphanages, fraud, food aid and drug trafficking: Timothy T Schwartz Ph.D. (Amazon)
48 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 10: Recording Artists Amy & Gary Wixtrom
Amy & Gary Wixtrom are making a difference in the lives of thousands of people through their unique style of music, but also through their involvement with persecuted Christians around the globe. They lead worship at many of the Voice of the Martyrs conferences around the US and bring a unique perspective on how you can make a difference in the lives of others. Image courtesy of unsplash.com Listen to the Episode Question: How can you use your gifting for the mission of God? You can leave a comment by clicking here. You can listen to the audio on iTunes
23 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 9: Joseph Hovsepian on Iranian Christianity
Christmas is just a few days away, and this is another another guest, Joseph Hovsepian, speaking on persecuted/martyred Christians, particularly in Iran. Listen to the Episode Question: Leave your comments about the episode and commit to praying for the persecuted church during Christmas You can leave a comment by clicking here. You can listen to the audio on iTunes (Click Here) ‘Iran is a closed country with open hearts’ Joseph HovsepianClick To Tweet Overview This interview with Joseph Hovsepian’s from Hovsepian Ministries is packed with hel
19 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 8: Sarah Liu on Persecution on China
Sarah Liu has an amazing testimony of faithfulness to Jesus. After becoming a Christian, she knew it would cost everything. Because she told others about Jesus, Sarah was arrested, tortured, and put in prison for 6 years. In this episode, Sarah shares about the persecution of Christians in China, and what we can do about it. Photo courtesy of dollarphotoclub.com/58218692 Listen to the Episode Question: Will you commit to praying with me about the persecuted Church during the Christmas season? Leave your thoughts about Sarah’s interview too! You can leave a comment by clicking here. You can listen to the audio on iTunes
38 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 7: Matt Collins & Greg Murphy-Dillow on ABC Food Packing
There are millions of people around the world who go hungry every day, so ABC food packing is helping families around the world meet their most basic necessity, food. Lifeline Christian Mission’s Matt Collins and Greg Murphy-Dillow, sit down with me to discuss how they are sharing Jesus by first meeting the needs of the community. They use churches and groups in the United States to package food packs to curb world hunger. photo courtesy of JohnSmayProductions.com Listen to the Audio Question: “What is the best way you have found to get your whole family involved in ministry?” You can leave a comment by
83 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 6: Dave Kyllonen on Evangelistic Meetings
Hearing a dynamic sermon, listening to powerful music, attending worship times that are different than the usual Sunday morning church can impact someone greatly. Dave Kyllonen and his family have been involved in multiple evangelistic ministries over the last 58 years preaching to thousands of churches and inspiring people with his music. Dave’s passion and experience will motivate you, so enjoy the episode. courtesy of dollarphotoclub.com/71384131 Listen to the Audio Question: “What special event have you been to that has changed your life the most? Share some detail about the event and what God did in your life.” You can leave a comment by clicking here.
55 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 5: Karl Roberts on Personal Evangelism
Pastor Karl Roberts is one of the men who inspired me to become a pastor. He loves the Lord deeply, and if you are around him you will know it by him sharing his savior with those around him. My parents, over 25 years ago, started going to the church pastor Karl was ministering to, and after over 40 years of ministry he is still serving Jesus any way he can. He brings great insights on how you can personally share Jesus with others. Courtesy of dollarphotoclub.com/56130538 Listen to the Audio Question: Who do you know that needs to hear the message of Jesus? Share their first name in the comments, so we can all be praying for you to have an opportunity to share and their heart will be open to listening. You can leave a comment by clicking here.
59 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 4: Joshua Ngao on Reaching Refugees in Your Community
Pastor Joshua Ngao from Fisher’s of Men Ministries joins me for a second interview to talk about ministering to refugees in your community. Also, we talk about being involved in local missions before going to a foreign mission field and why short-term trips matter. If you missed Pastor Ngao’s first interview on African missions and his personal testimony, you can find that here Courtesy of dollarphotoclub.com/60708035 Listen to the Audio Question: Do you know someone from a different country in your neighborhood? What are ways you can bl
56 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 3: Pastor Joshua Ngao from Fisher’s of Men Ministries on African Missions
This podcast dives deeper in to the global mission field with the topic of African missions. Pastor Joshua Ngao brings his experience to the table from working with Fisher’s of Men Ministries to talk about about poverty in Africa, ministry in and trips to Kenya, accountabily for mission groups, supporting national pastors, and much more. Listen to the Audio Question: Who has Jesus called you to reach? What is the calling on your life? You can leave a comment by clicking here. If he has called you, whatever you go through, in the end there will be a testimony.Click To Tweet Overview Growing up in poverty with a
49 minutes | 6 years ago
Episode 2: Rusty Boruff from The 180 Zone – Crisis, Poverty, and Addictions
In this podcast, Rusty Boruff brings his passion and experience from founding and working with The 180 Zone to the table to discuss reaching those in your city who are in crisis, poverty, or addicted. We also discuss how to identify the needs in your community and how to get your local church involved outreach. Listen to the Audio Join the Conversation Question: What is the best way you have found to get involved with people dealing with crisis, addiction, or poverty? You can leave a comment by clicking here. Passions come and Go, burden are those things that literally hurt not to do. #RenewingOurCityClick To
15 minutes | 7 years ago
Episode 1: Welcome to the Renewing Our City Podcast!
Welcome to the first episode of The Renewing Our City Podcast. In the first episode, I introduce myself and give some details about what this show will be about. Listen to the Audio Join the Conversation Question: What are your problems, pain points, and needs that you would like to learn more about from the Renewing Our City Podcast? You can leave a comment by clicking here. About Matt On today’s episode, I talk about my history of getting involved with local and global outreach and the influences on my life that have fueled my passion for reaching people for Jesus. For more info about me, check out my About Page. Why Renewing Our City You may be asking why I called a show, Renewing Our City, since it is about missions, leadership, and service. In short,
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