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Very Bold Radio Podcast w/ Steve Teel
43 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
Very Bold Radio 7-2-22 with Jason David & Aly Sluyter (Part 2)
Part 2 of the interview with Jason David and Aly where they finish telling their testimony and how their paths led them to creating apps and streaming services that promote healthy emotional processing, conflict resolution, character building, as well as creating engaging content to bring the Bible to life to entire families. Listen for more, and check out MyTRIBE.watch as well as The Llama App for more info. Time Stamps: 0:00-1:30 Jumping into part 2 of the interview with Jason David and Aly. 1:30-5:00 Aly talks about how she worked as a teacher and for the church while Jason was in the midst of his struggles and health scares. 5:00-9:30 Continuing telling their testimony. Jason shares that after he got out of the hospital and could continue to live, he went 100mph. Feeling the effects of PTSD and burnout. 9:30-10:30 Therapy after cancer to help approach trauma and process the events better. 10:30-14:50 How things were when COVID started and how Jason took that and made ministry in the circumstances. Creating a family friendly streaming service, MyTRIBE, that encouraged families to enjoy learning the bible together. 14:50-20:15 Retelling the story of the Good Samaritan in terms of history and context. 20:15-25:30 MyTRIBE. How these are engaging, entertaining, and comedic ways to tell the stories of the bible that make it easier to retain and digest. Using pop culture references in order to speak the language of families watching. 25:30-27:45 Use the discount code jasondavid at mytribe.watch for 20$ off to watch bible stories, have worksheets to enhance learning, and listen to SCRAPs (scripture in rap form). 27:45-35:40 Talking about Lonny the llama and The Llama App which serves as a deescalation and self control tool for kids. Learning to “save the drama for the llama” and process emotions better at a younger age. 35:40-39:15 Planning and living out their new dreams like bringing their apps into public schools and reach over 50 million kids. Wanting to gain support and partnerships in these dreams. 39:15-43:20 Signing off from host Steve Teel with encouragement to remember the times the God has given you unexplainable peace and love and to be Very Bold. Standout Moments/Quotes:7:50 “You can’t push this off anymore.”10:35 “My brain was back. Jason was back. I was happy again. I was joyous again. I was peace again.”19:15 “How is that not the most important and appropriate story for right now in America where we view the other person as the enemy, when they are our neighbor?”22:20 “What do we need to do in order for them to understand the concept?”35:55 “When a dream dies, you get a new one and then you discover that that was the dream all along.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
Very Bold Radio 6-25-22 with Jason David & Aly Sluyter (Part 1)
Part 1 of Steve Teel hanging out with Jason David and Aly Sluyter, husband and wife duo. They are the creators of MyTribe.watch Christian digital platform. Part 1 includes the testimony of the two of them, facing health scares, cancer, and leaning on God’s strength in their own weaknesses. Time Stamps: 0:00-3:30 Jason and Aly, authors and first time visitors to San Antonio introduce themselves and express their excitement for seeing The Alamo. 3:30-7:15 Steve invites Jason and Aly to share their testimony, including bouts of cancer, multiple operations, and discouraging diagnoses. 7:15-11:15 Getting to ring the bell, but still facing challenges of relearning to talk and to sing. The story behind him writing viral song “These Walls” and praising God when you have not seen victory yet. 11:15-14:15 The dos and don’ts of going viral. The quickness in which Jason’s song blew up online and getting calls from international churches and news outlets. 14:15-16:00 Jason shares about sometimes needing to dream a new dream when our old dreams die. Encouragement that God opens up doors, leading to you where you were always supposed to be. 16:00-20:40 Aly, Jason’s wife, shares her perspective and side of the story. Having to support and provide hope for Jason, when he was starting to give up. 20:40-25:00 Having to learn new ways to love and walk someone else through their pain. Sitting in silence and validating emotions. 25:00-25:59 Podcast Host Steve Tell closes out part 1 of the interview with Jason David and Aly by sharing 2 Corinthians 3:12 as a reminder to be very bold. Standout Moments/Quotes: 8:20 You are greater than these walls I am circling. 9:35 It is harder to praise and shout out for victory when you haven’t seen it yet. 14:00 Because you didn’t quit singing, I’m not gonna quit painting… I’m gonna dance again. I’m gonna sing again. I’m gonna dream again. 14:50 When your dream dies, where does it go? 16:20 I knew that God was not gonna stop being good. 21:45 It’s okay that I am not happy right now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
Very Bold Radio 6-18-22 with Katy Weirich
Host Steve Teel interviews Christian singer Katy Weirich, about her first EP called Out of the Blue. This is an interview with behind the scenes information about each song on the EP, as well as getting to hear pieces of Katy’s testimony. A story of seeking the Lord and his word out in times of struggles and feeling hard pressed. Time Stamps: 0:00-1:10 Introduction to Katy Weirich, singer, who is coming out with a new EP called Out of the Blue. 1:10-5:35 Katy speaks about the story behind her song Blue Jay, talking about recovering from postpartum depression. 5:35-10:45 Expanding on how she felt oppressed, struggling to want to live life. Learning to fight the lies of the enemy with the promises of God. 10:45-13:30 The story behind Fear Not, and how it intersected with the timing of the pandemic. Reminders of where to turn in times of struggles. 13:30-19:20 The support of family during post part and during the writing of music. Reminder to seek others out instead of isolating. 19:20- 21:15 Just One, a song about thanksgiving and praise for the Lord. 21:15-24:45 Katy’s journey to this EP and how she began producing and writing music. Her encounter with God that served as a pivotal moment. 24:45-26:30 Writing with the purpose of worship, and sharing in a congregational setting. 26:30-29:00 Katy speaks about how her song More is special to her and serves as a love song to the Lord. 29:00-29:50 Getting to hear about Majestic One, the last song Katy wrote for her EP. Taking God out of the box we put Him in at times. 29:50-34:21 Closing out the interview with Katy Weirich whose EP, Out of the Blue, is out now ready to be listened to and used as worship for the Lord. Standout Moments/Quotes: 2:00 It was just like a hug from the Lord. 7:40 It’s about replacing the lies with the truth. 12:20 It was just another way of serving the body with music. 27:00 Nothing can separate us from the love of God. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
VBR 6-11-22 with Josh Whitt & Andrew Waite
Very Bold Radio and Podcast Host Steve Teel meets with Josh Whitt and Andrew Waite to talk about the FREE UNITE event (Crowder, Tomlin, for KING & COUNTRY and more) happening July 29 and 30 in San Antonio at the Alamodome. Josh and Andrew talk about the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, the heart behind UNITE, sharing the gospel, and more. Time Stamps:0:00-1:45 Introduction to Josh Whitt and Andrew Waite who are a part of the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association based out of Birmingham, Alabama. 1:45-2:50 Scott Dawson’s beginning. How a teenager started with big visions and dreams. 2:50-7:45 July 29 and 30 at the Alamo Dome. UNITE. A free two night outreach and evangelistic event. Inviting people to follow Jesus, and then using this event to follow up and help the process of discipleship. 7:45-14:00 STS Mission, a part two of the UNITE event. The Strength to Stand and partner together. 14:00-15:00 Dealing with the heat and one of the first events Josh and Andrew did on staff for Scott Dawson. 15:00-16:30 Talking the importance of partnerships with local communities to continue promoting maintaining personal relationships with Jesus and not just creating a one time event. 16:30-17:35 Differences between a para church and a planted church and how the two can unite. 17:35-19:20 Why bring UNITE to San Antonio? The common heartbeat that pushed the organization to do this outreach in certain locations. 19:20-19:50 Reminder about pieces that make up the two night event including musical acts For King and Country, Passion, Crowder, and more. 19:50-22:40 How Scott Dawson, founder of the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, shares the gospel. Difference between being a travel agent and a tour guide through the Kingdom of God. 22:40-26:40 Seeing how different gifts can be used in ministry. 26:40-29:55 Touching on Covid-19 protocols, frequently asked questions, and talking football rivalries. 29:55-32:10 Engaging with churches and reminders about the free UNITE event in San Antonio. Go to https://www.unitesdea.org/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
Very Bold Radio 6-4-22 with Clint Rutledge
A conversation with author, speaker, and coach Clint Rutledge about leading teens, using sports as ministry, and facing the world by being strong and courageous. An episode for those who want to dare to be different than the world. Time Stamps: 0:00-1:40 Podcast host Steve Teel introduces Clint Rutledge, author of Strong and Courageous. 1:40-8:30 Revealing how Clint has formed connections through the writing process. Learning from world renowned storytellers, NFL coaches, and TV stars. 8:30-9:45 Coming from a legacy. Clint touches on what is was like growing up under a high school football legend, and continuing the legacy himself. 9:45-13:30 The why and how behind Clint’s new book Strong and Courageous. Wanting to help teenagers face challenges of the world through telling a parable like Jesus. 13:30-17:25 Letting his own teens read and give feedback to his writing, that led him to including references to Joshua and how God leads him into the promise land. 17:25-20:30 Daring to be different. How to lead teens to chase something different than what the world says to instead of accepting a false standard. 20:30-27:10 The personal process for Clint of finding his passions that have led to his career today. The crazy story behind how he ended up at Baylor University. 27:10-29:20 Pastor or coach? Facing questions of which avenue fit to pursue ministry. 29:20-35:45 Struggles that young coaches face now today like negativity, social media, and anxiety but with the added pressure of leading kids and teens. Equipping kids through sports ministry and coaches. 35:45-38:40 All the necessary information necessary to get Clint Rutledge’s new book, Strong and Courageous. 38:40-41:15 Advice for parents. Noticing and being intentional with your children’s passions and talents to raise them as Kingdom builders. 41:15-44:35 Seeking God’s guidance and listening intently. 44:35-49:18 Closing out the interview with Clint Rutledge with encouragement to be Very Bold and Dare to be Different. Standout Moments/Quotes: 18:00 Dare to be different than everybody else. If everybody else is chasing something, take a step back to ask yourself is there is something better worth chasing. Something that God has called me to be. 28:20 My church in some ways is the coaching profession. However I can encourage and help them and minister to them is where I feel my calling is. 34:00 Success does not happen like immediate gratification. Success takes consistent, persistent effort. 35:20 Grass grows green in the valleys, not on the mountaintops. 43:35 It doesn’t have to be profound. It’s usually just a simple truth that you can lean on throughout your day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | May 28, 2022
Very Bold Radio 5-28-22 with Max McLean
Understanding C.S. Lewis more through the lenses of Max McLean, Christian actor and C.S. Lewis expert. McLean talks about adapting scripture and books to theatre and films, shares parts of his testimony, and speaks passionately about standing upon the Word of God. Time Stamps: 0:00-2:00 Introducing Max McLean, actor who is starring in a new movie about the Untold Story of C.S. Lewis. 2:00-5:40 The pandemics effect on pivoting theatre to the big screen. 5:40-6:20 Talking about the strong reviews of the movie, “The Most Reluctant Convert”. 6:20-9:25 Max talks about his connection to C.S. Lewis as an adult convert to Christianity. Reading C.S. Lewis and falling in love and using him as a spiritual guide. 9:25-10:30 Sharing part of his testimony. Recognizing the need for a Savior. 10:30-14:00 How spiritual warfare has had an impact both in his personal life and in his career of adapting scripture to theatre. Using the Word of God to have something to stand upon. 14:00-16:15 McLean’s production of Mark’s gospel. The start of his line of adaptations including Genesis and Acts. 16:15-19:15 Standout moments from The Most Reluctant Convert. Talking about C.S. Lewis’ moment of conversion. 19:15-22:00 What’s next for Max? New C.S. Lewis plays and movies coming up in the next couple of years. 22:00- Closing up of the interview and hearing a final encouragement to take everything including doubts and hurts to Jesus. Standout Moments/Quotes: 9:50 “I read John’s gospel in one sitting. I thought Jesus was gonna come off the pages. He was so real to me. He was like a hero.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | May 21, 2022
Very Bold Radio 5-21-22 with Ben Hastings
Christian singer and songwriter Benjamin Hastings (So Will I: 100 Billion X, That’s The Power, Know You Will) has a conversation about how he started songwriting, the power of obedience and God’s timing, as well as landmark moments in his life that helped him learn how to praise God even when wrestling through hard times. Time Stamps: 0:00-3:20 Starting the conversation between podcast host Steve Teel and Benjamin Hastings, Christian singer and songwriter. 3:20-7:00 Benjamin shares when he started writing songs and how his dad’s career and moments of prophesy played a role in that. 7:00-9:30 God is so big, and his plans changed the trajectory of Benjamin’s plans completely. 9:30-12:00 Benjamin speaks about the first real song he wrote that became a church anthem. Gateways to writing and starting to make a career out of a prophetic word and calling from God. 12:00-13:30 Seeing connections between a random CD from Hillsong United, and now being a part of that same band. 13:30-15:15 Special moments from God that could only be attributed to Him. Landmark moments. 15:15-19:00 The story behind writing his latest song, “Anyway”. Talking about doing the “long road” well and trusting the process of God’s will. 19:00-23:00 A personal example of praising God even in the hard times. Wrestling with God through questions and doubts. 23:00-26:00 Closing out the interview and the show with encouragement to practice gratitude and praise for how good God’s timing is. Standout Moments/Quotes: 5:30 You have the ability to express deep truth. 14:25 I feel like I see God in the details of each day. 16:20 Isn’t it the hardest bits of life that shape us into who God wants us to be? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | May 14, 2022
Very Bold Radio 5-14-22 with Billie Jauss
Billie Jauss comes on to the show to talk about her book Distraction Detox: Release Emotional Barriers, Restructure Priorities, and Realize God’s Best. It is an episode about freedom, tackling toxic thoughts, and meditating on God’s word. Time Stamps: 0:00-1:50 Intro to interview with Billie Jauss, author of Distraction Detox. 1:50-5:25 Billie’s “Big League” life. Speaking about being a MLB Baseball wife. Using the baseball field as a mission field. 5:25-8:35 Challenging baseball players in their faith. Wanting to help the players be better men than they are baseball players. 8:35-10:40 Pouring into the wives of the players. Standing in the gap and filling the needs she sees. 10:40-12:00 Participating in Baseball Chapel, which provides services and bible studies. 12:00-15:10 Watching the Home Run Derby. 15:10-19:35 Starting the conversation about Billie’s book Distraction Detox. Dealing with backlash in the baseball industry and how words can hold power for years. 19:35-22:15 Digging through the past to see why we have the negative thoughts that we do. Choosing to give more power to God’s truth, than the words of people. 22:15-27:35 How Billie personally replaces negative thoughts that keep us stuck in discouragement. Facing fear and unbelief and being your own biggest bully. 27:35-35:00 How to handle fear of judgement and unfair judgement that comes from others. Finding freedom from the yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) 35:00-40:00 Ways to identify the toxic thoughts that we have. Pausing and inviting Jesus in. Creating healthy habits to fight these thoughts. 40:00-41:20 Host Steve Teel talks about his project in works of Scrappin’, combining scriptures and rapping to help promote learning scripture. 41:20-44:15 Relating back to the book, Distraction Detox, where Billie Jauss shows deceptions versus their truths from scripture. 44:15-47:00 Words and a prayer from Billie. Reminding listeners that God wants you to be free. 47:00-49:45 Final encouragement from Steve Teel, that Jesus is very pleased with you. Go and be very bold. Standout Moments/Quotes: 6:25 God has given you this platform and this financial ability to be able to make an impact on the Kingdom. 17:55 A lot of people think when they become successful that they don’t need Jesus. 18:20 We have to experience the sadness and what pain feels like but with out getting stuck there. 25:45 The Holy Spirit can fill us with God’s truth if we meditate on it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | May 7, 2022
Very Bold Radio 5-7-22 with Mandisa
Getting to hear wisdom from Grammy winner Mandisa, who is working to bring awareness to mental health issues from a Christian perspective. She talks about her book and podcast “Out of the Dark” where she talks about the body of Christ, the word of God, and tackling depression and anxiety. Time Stamps: 0:00-3:25 Intro to Mandisa’s interview. Recapping of how Mandisa uses her music, teachings, and writing as a way to share the gospel. 3:25-5:45 Host Steve Teel reveals the moments in Mandisa’s book that made him cry. Shows the impact and influence of her music. 5:45-8:00 A connection between how Steve was saved, and a special moment Mandisa shared with her friend. They both had to handle grief and disappointment when expectations of God were not met. 8:00-9:40 Understanding the importance of community and seeking people out, instead of isolating. 9:40-11:10 Mandisa’s advocation for professional counseling, and how God works through these people to build the body of Christ. 11:10-13:20 Experience of sharing hard things and being vulnerable while writing her new book “Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God’s Joy”. 13:20-14:30 Insight to how this journey had impacted her prayer life and actually embracing “quiet” time. Learning to take more time to listen to what God has to say. 14:30-17:00 Recognizing what God is saying and how he speaks using the Holy Spirit. Looking at communication with God as a continuous thing instead of a thing to check off your to of list. 17:00-20:40 Facing isolation during the pandemic, but also how isolation is dangerous to those who struggle with depression. Combatting isolation with community. 20:40-22:25 Identifying signs and indicators of depression hitting. Recognizing the “danger zone”. 22:25-23:50 How mental health issues and Christianity intersect through Mandisa’s podcast with a licensed professional. 23:50-26:00 What makes a “tribe” special and impactful. God wants you to have people and community. 26:00-28:15 Using the word of God to counteract panic attacks or anxiety. 28:15-29:50 Final words from Mandisa, Steve closing out the interview. 29:50-34:20 Reminder from Steve and Very Bold Podcast that Jesus came to be there in our weaknesses and in our struggles. Standout Moments/Quotes 7:15 When you have undealt with grief, when you are not communicating with God about the things that are breaking your heart, that just brings ground for the enemy. 13:15 I am learning to do that and to let him in to those dark places because that is how the light starts to shine. 25:45 Do what is uncomfortable, and pursue it. 27:05 Counseling is not a sign of weakness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
Very Bold Radio 4-30-22 with David Teel (Part 2)
Part 2 of the interview with David Teel, missionary with YWAM in Amsterdam. Bringing encouragement and revelations about God’s character, how to read the Bible to gain a deeper understanding, and being a longterm missionary. Time Stamps: 0:00-0:45 Intro to Part 2 of the David Teel interview. 0:45-10:05 Testimony of when David preached to prisoners in Uganda. How God used His strength to allow David to be a blessing. 10:05-14:15 SBS, a 9-10 month program put on by YWAM to read and study the Bible in depth. Learning about Inductive Bible Study, a way to understand the Bible. 14:15-16:00 David reveals the intensive of SBS, including 40-60 hour work weeks to read the Bible at least 5 times. 16:00-21:50 The impact that YWAM, and the first two years of David’s mission work had on him. How God used these first years to teach David about the character of Jesus and God himself. 21:50-29:30 Connecting the Old Testament and the New Testament through reading of the prophets. Seeing how pride can keep you from serving and loving people, even though that is what Jesus cared for most. 29:30-34:00 Transitioning from SBS to being on staff for YWAM in Amsterdam. Wanting to partner and understand people more intimately through this role. 34:00-37:50 New role leading SBS, feeling peace and excitement for the new season. 37:50-41:00 Talking about lectures that David has gotten to teach. 41:00-43:30 How to support David prayerfully and financially. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org 43:30-47:15 Final thoughts from David about YWAM, getting to spend months on fire for God and his word. 47:15-49:00 Signing off from host Steve Teel, with an encouragement to be very bold in the light of God’s grace. Standout Moments/Quotes: 7:30 “I felt so calm in the presence of God because that’s when I realized I don’t have to be nervous about how I come off. I don’t have to be nervous about if they will accept me as just a foreigner coming in. I could just drop my insecurities because I just felt so much of God’s presence in the atmosphere. It was my joy then just to partake in that.” 16:45 “I just got to see the sweetness of Jesus and really get to see how radical He really was.” 17:30 “He is constantly remaining faithful despite the amount of times they are living faithless.” 28:40 “I do not care about your worship, if you do not care about the people next to you.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Very Bold Radio 4-23-22 with Mark Hall
Casting Crowns Mark Hall Interview with time stamps and favorite quotes. Great insights and conversation with Mark Hall, lead singer of Casting Crowns (Scars In Heaven, Only Jesus, Who Am I, Oh My Soul, Voice of Truth) on Very Bold Radio & Podcast. Casting Crowns are coming to Austin at the HEB Center in Cedar Park this Monday April 25. 4/3/22 Time Stamps: 0:00-1:30 Intro to Mark Hall, member of Christian band Casting Crowns, who have an upcoming concert in Austin. 1:30-6:00 Talking about “Crazy People”, a song of their newest album Healer. How a conversation during lunch inspired a song about our heroes in the Bible and we can continue to live like them. 6:00-10:45 Real life examples in Mark’s life where God has called him to be “crazy”. Looking at how Jesus was for people, even if it did not fit how the world thought it was supposed to be. 10:45- 12:20 Balancing Casting Crowns and leading youth, both as ministries Mark pours into. Remembering that these youth watch their elders. 12:20-15:00 Learning when being quiet and listening shows love the most. Do you care more about being right or the person you are speaking with? 15:00-17:50 How to recover when you have made the goal being right. Seeking Jesus first, to love others better. 17:50-19:15 New release coming in August from Casting Crowns with seven new songs. 19:15-20:30 Hearing about another new release coming in the form of Mark’s first grand baby this August. 20:30-22:00 Reminder about upcoming Casting Crowns concert in Austin with We The Kingdom. 22:00-25:00 Wrap up of interview with Mark. Encouragement from host Steve Teel to stay focused on Jesus in the midst of crazy ideas and kingdom dreams. Some Favorite Quotes: 2:45 When people are following Jesus and trusting Jesus, they are gonna do whatever their king says. 5:00 The world is very educated on what the Church is against, they are just not sure what we are for. 9:45 The way we love people has got to change. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
Very Bold Radio 4-16-22 with David Teel (Part 1)
Interviewing missionary David Teel on this edition of Very Bold Radio. 4/16/22 David Teel Description: Part 1 of the Father-Son conversation that Steve Teel has with his guest, son, and missionary David Teel. Listen to see how God used YWAM to help build Dave’s relationship and trust in who God is to now disciple others to do the same. Time Stamps: 0:00-3:20 An intro to the father-son conversation that Steve Teel gets to have with guest, son, and missionary David Teel. 3:20-4:20 Dave talks about what Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is. 4:20-7:45 God’s calling on Dave’s life, how he felt called to pursue YWAM after high school. Wanting to build a foundation with God before starting college. 7:45-14:15 Talking about the large scale that YWAM is on, internationally and in the states. Dave’s decision to go abroad and how his love for soccer played a role in the decision making. 14:15-16:15 DTS, Discipleship Training School with YWAM. 5-6 months of training and then outreach with specific focuses like how to use sports in ministry. 16:15-20:10 David’s view of God growing up and before DTS. Viewing God as angry and controlling, wanting to trust in His goodness, but now knowing his character fully. 20:10-23:00 DTS role in how Dave’s relationship with Christ grew and his knowledge of Him changes. Understanding the goodness and love of God more fully. 23:00-24:20 Some of Dave’s outreach experiences as a part of DTS in Uganda including preaching to prisoners there. 24:20-26:00 Wrapping up Part 1 of the interview with Dave. Information about how to get in contact and support David’s mission work and ministry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
Very Bold Radio 4-9-22 with Melanie Shankle
New York Times Bestselling Author Melanie Shankle sheds light on how she became the renowned blogger and writer she is today. This podcast offers her advice on finding the bright side in the chaos of the world, moving past fear, and ultimately placing complete trust in what God has already planned to happen. Time Stamps: 0:00-3:30 Intro to New York Times Bestselling Author Melanie Shankle. Listing of some of the books which gave her that title. 3:30-5:00 Off air questions on the air revealing publishing hiccups. 5:00-7:00 Small world! The many people Steve Teel and Melanie have in common. 7:00-9:45 “On the Bright Side”, one of Melanie’s latest book about kindness, love, mercy, and joy in the midst of everything else. How coming out right before the pandemic started impacted her and others. 9:45-11:50 Finding the bright side in a pandemic. Getting to be with families, learning prioritization, what matters most. 11:50-13:50 Keeping a slower pace post-pandemic. 13:50-17:35 Origin story of “the big mama blog” that started back in 2006. Talking creative outlets as a mom. 17:35-21:45 Hearing the perspective of Melanie’s eighteen year old daughter Caroline. Not being phased by the fame or childhood stories used by her mom as an author. 21:45-23:00 The impacts of Covid on Caroline’s last year of high school, as well as the difficulty of all the lasts that happen. 23:00-25:15 How Melanie and her husband are doing as empty nesters. Being intentional in your marriage in the midst of parenting. 25:15-27:45 God’s currently speaking to Melanie about moving past fear of outcomes, and trusting in His ultimate plan and outcome more. How pleasing God is more important than pleasing people. 27:45-31:10 How can writing be the hardest thing that an author does? 31:10-34:00 Sneak peek into Melanie’s thoughts for her next book about transitions in motherhood like becoming an empty nester and conquering the fears of new seasons. 34:00-36:45 Advice for those who are feeling the pervasiveness of fear. Remembering that God is not surprised or afraid of what you are going through. 36:45- Steve closes with the final encouragement to remember that our greatest hope is in Jesus Christ, who conquers all fear so that we can be very bold. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
61 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Very Bold Radio 4-2-22 with Darius Todd
Interviewing Pastor Darius Todd of Abundant Life Christian Church in San Marcos. I love his story and you will too. 4/2/22 Darius Todd Description: Pastor Darius Todd of Abundant Life Christian Church in San Marcos, Texas shares his testimony of how God removed idols, and replaced it with His voice and direction. His story is filled with the constant presence of the Lord and encourages us to see how God pursues everyone uniquely and wholeheartedly. Time Stamps: 0:00-2:15 Intro to Pastor Darius Todd of Abundant Life Christian Church (ALCC) in San Marcos, Texas. Teases a part of his testimony that he will share in the podcast. 2:15-6:45 The origin of Pop Up Church, how God used food trucks to reveal a ministry idea to Darius. Using the ministry to go into the Earth as God commands. 6:45-8:30 Darius’ journey to become the pastor of Abundant Life Christian Church. His heart of being a minister. 8:30-11:30 Listening to God’s direction, and the frustration of hearing “Not now.” Trusting in God’s appointed time. 11:30-12:35 Darius’ wife’s role in prayer and confirmation for his pastoral role. 12:35-17:45 The beginning of Darius’ testimony. Early childhood in Turkey and how that taught him to be calm in chaos. 17:45-19:00 Darius’ father comes to know Christ which brings him to meet Christian evangelists. 19:00-21:00 Moving back to the U.S. to find himself facing major bullies. Meeting Jimmy who was like his guardian angel. 21:00-23:00 Grieving as an 11 year old. Struggling, but not sharing that with anyone. 23:00-26:10 An Incredible Hulk lunch box is what served as the pivotal moment of Darius’ testimony. A series of events of intense anger that he could not remember happening. 26:10-28:40 Life back in San Antonio, becoming the “church boy”. God using grace to teach how to navigate through life. 28:40-33:20 A change from low self esteem to having a large ego while in college. Making music and money, but feeding the flesh and reaping the consequences. Denying God calling him and convictions from the Holy Spirit. 33:20-34:50 Finally going into a church, feeling called out by the pastor. Being seen and known by a woman. Repeating the process. 34:50-36:20 Repeatedly being called by God through a friend. “I know you’re here God, but I do not understand.” 36:20-39:15 Playing Bible roulette. Deuteronomy 28. God paints Darius’ life story through this chapter. Beginning of his process of sanctification by removing things from his life, including alcohol and idols. 39:15-41:25 Hitting a high, but feeling so low. Conviction to go back to church while sitting in a bar. 41:25-42:30 The plot twist of how Darius met his wife. A change from not wanting to God to speak to him, to now asking for it. 42:30-48:20 Darius bragging about his wife, his initial love for her love for God. How their love story started. God brought Darius’ story full circle, making him the pastor of a church he swore he would never go back to. 48:20-50:00 Encouragement from Darius to trust in God instead of the idols we put in His place. 50:00-53:10 Trusting God through career changes, seeing purpose in these said changes. 53:10-56:45 Pastor Darius closes in prayer. 56:45-1:00:32 Steve Teel gives some final encouragement and reminder that there is a great hope in the story that God is writing for you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Very Bold Radio 3-24-22 with Claire Leslie
A conversation with Claire Leslie, upcoming Christian artist and worship leader. The 20 year old who is opening up for Cory Asbury (Reckless Love, The Father’s House, Sparrows), shares parts of her testimony, talks living authentically, and how identity plays a role in her everyday life. Time Stamps: 0:00-3:20 Intro - How Claire Leslie got to open up for Cory Asbury through building a friendship after he saw her Instagram cover. 3:20-4:20 Cory Asbury’s songs had an impact on Claire’s spiritual journey. 4:40-6:30 Songwriting vs perfectionism. Learning to write out of authenticity and the heart. 6:30-9:00 Upcoming songs coming out from Claire about identity, ambition, and dreaming. 9:00-11:50 Combatting lies and doubts about our identity. Claire shares part of her testimony in how the Lord uses worship to find freedom from these lies. 11:50-17:15 Discernment in what is from God and what is from the enemy. God has a calling and purpose for each of us, for a specific reason. 17:15-20:00 Asking “What and who does God say I am?” Living with authenticity and zeal. 20:00-22:30 Having a heart for a younger generation of girls, wanting to lead them through seasons of struggle with identity and purpose. 22:30-26:00 Upcoming opportunities for Claire Leslie like ones in College Station, Texas. 26:00-27:30 Acapella moment from Claire singing “Turn your eyes upon Jesus” 27:30-31:10 Talking about the long relationship between Steve and Claire. Ending with encouragement to be Very Bold. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | Mar 19, 2022
Very Bold Radio 3-19-22 with Jordan Feliz, Matthew West, and Hannah Kerr
Host Steve Teel has conversations with Contemporary Christian Music artists Jordan Feliz, Matthew West, and Hannah Kerr who are getting ready to perform together in an upcoming Austin show. All three express their excitement for God’s calling on their life and how music has allowed them to share the gospel in a unique way. Time Stamps: 0:00-1:10 Intro 1:10-2:00 Quick catch up with Jordan. 2:00-3:50 Jordan speaks about his ability to write successful songs that come from the Lord, calling them buried treasure that he loves to work for. 3:50-8:40 A time of celebration for Jordan, hitting a 10 year wedding anniversary, birthdays, skiing in Vermont. Putting together footage from his time skiing @jordanfeliz on Instagram with his friends. 8:40-10:20 What God is teaching Jordan. Learning the word “No” to help break people pleasing in a healthy way as well as redefining success for Jordan. 10:20- 11:50 Wrapping up with Jordan and his wife. 11:50-12:35 Recapping some of Jordan’s biggest hits and talking about his upcoming Austin concert. 12:40-13:00 Intro to Matthew West who will be in Austin with Jordan and Hannah Kerr. 13:00- 14:30 What Matthew is expecting for the concert. There are people ready to celebrate together again after a hard season of carrying heavy burdens. 14:30-15:50 Songs that seem to gain more of a response from people in this season. 15:50-17:10 Transition from Matthew to Hannah 17:10-19:00 Intro to Hannah and talking hits like “Warrior”, “Same God”, and “Split the Sea”. Talks about future plans to just keep writing until God says no. 19:00-22:45 Joking about being birthday buddies, and other famous people with the same birthday. Random observations about Hannah, like how she is a Buffalo Bills fan. 22:45-24:40 Hannah’s calling from God in life into Contemporary Christian Music and her journey to get where she is at. How she uses music as her ministry to remind people that God loves them. 24:40-26:00 Final encouragement to be Very Bold and to reflect the love of Jesus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Very Bold Radio 3-12-22 with Justin Kendrick
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35 minutes | Mar 5, 2022
Very Bold Radio 3-5-22
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31 minutes | Feb 26, 2022
Very Bold Radio 2-26-22 with Andie Elise
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26 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
Very Bold Radio 2-19-22 with Hannah Kerr
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