Mission in 5

Mission in 5

Welcome to Mission in 5 the Podcast, where I ask five simple questions to ministry practitioners to learn more about who they are and where they see God moving in their community. 1.Who are you? (Tell us a little bit about yourself) 2.How did you get here? (To your ministry setting) 3.What is happening at (ministry context)? 4.What is next? (What is next for the guest personally, professionally, or next for the ministry context) 5. How can we partner with you in mission and ministry?

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November 17, 2021 30 min

My guest today is Donna Biek. Donna deep family roots in Hastings, NE and is a member of the First Baptist Church. Donna’s ministry focuses on students and adults with special needs in her community. She is the point person for the area Special Olympics, where she helps coordinate the various sports the athletes participate in. She is also the owner operator of the non-profit Ice Cream parlor Special Scoops, that hires over 20 spec...

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Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger joined Fuller Seminary in 2014 as vice president for vocation and formation and assistant professor of practical theology, and he now serves as vice president and chief of leadership formation. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1993, Dr. Bolsinger served in pastoral ministry for over 25 years before transitioning to Fuller. 

Tod the author of several books including three books, It Takes a Church t...

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September 14, 2021 28 min

My Guest today is Kelli Foreman, the Assistant Executive Director of Kodiak Baptist Mission and American Baptist Home Missionary. She has a full and diverse set of responsibilities at Kodiak that include grant writing, directing the before and after school programming, overseeing the only grade-A goat dairy on the Island, and is a rather imaginative social media content creator. Her husband Stephen in addition to his work with Kodi...

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J.D. and Rhonda Reed are Global Servants for International Ministries to Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

They work primarily with the House of Hope. Rhonda a nurse with multiple medical certifications, leads the House of Hope a ministry that provides a variety of health and development ministries in urban contexts. JD trains and equips missionaries, pastors, and leaders in his role as a regional consultant for theological education and partne...

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My guests today are Nolan and Amanda Hayes of First Baptist Church, Beatrice, NE. Nolan is the senior pastor and Amanda is the director of the Foster Care Closet. While each are called individually to serve in their unique ministry roles, they are also a married couple who have found fun ways to minister together in Beatrice since 2017. Nolan and Amanda are the parents of four children. In addition to his role as pastor at FBC, Nol...

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Rev. Dr. Ryan Burge is the Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. He is author of The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going. In the book he details a comprehensive picture of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. I give readers a nuanced, accurate, and meaningful picture of the growing number of Americans who say that...

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Rev. Blake Wilkes is the Pastor of the only congregation in Arthur County, NE, the Arthur Baptist Church. Blake is loves outdoor activities like skiing, riding trails, camping, and water sports. He is also a humble and compassionate pastor who gets excited about discipleship. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Blake Wilkes.

 

Links Arthur Baptist Church: https://www.facebook.com/arthurbaptistchurch

Blake Wilkes: https://www.f...

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Rev. Mark De Kluyver is the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church in Kearney, NE. Mark is passionate about discipleship. This is a great conversation that is helpful for anyone curious about how to engage in discipleship in the local church as we continue to work our way out of COVID restrictions. 

Links:

FBC Kearney: https://kearneyfb.org/

Mark De Kluyver staff page: http://kearneyfb.org/about/#staff

 

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April 5, 2021 26 min

Rev. Clint Walker is the pastor of FBC North Platte, NE. He shares his love of people, grilling, and local church ministry. We compare cooking skills to ministry of the future. 

Links:

FBC North Platte: https://www.fbcnorthplatte.org/

FBC NP Social: https://www.facebook.com/FirstbaptistchurchNP

ABC Nebraska: http://abcnebraska.com/

https://table-life.org/

 

 

 

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Curtis Ramsey-Lucas is the editor of The Christian Citizen and commissioned missionary for the American Baptist Home Mission Society. He and I discuss journalism, art, books, and more. The Red Sox even make an appearance. 

Links:

The Christian Citizen https://christiancitizen.us/

In this Together: Ministry in Times of Crisis book: https://smile.amazon.com/InThisTogether-Ministry-Times-Crisis/dp/0817018239/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=...

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Bill Prather is the pastor of historic First Baptist Church in Omaha, NE. During our conversation we talk his Baptist heritage, Midwest roots, and the shifting ministry landscape for FBC Omaha and the American Church generally. 

 

Links:

http://www.omahafbc.org/wp/ First Baptist Church Omaha

http://campmerrill.com/ Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center

https://table-life.org/ Table Life: An Invitation to Everyday Discipleship

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March 21, 2021 32 min

Rev. Dr. Jeff Savage is a Spiritual Director and Pastor Emeritus of FBC Springfield, OR. He and his wife Janet are hosts of Sacred Space Vida, a spiritual retreat center in Oregon. Their home and retreat center were lost during the west coast wild fires in 2020. They are in the process of rebuilding. During our conversation we discuss the role of a spiritual director, the benefits of spiritual direction, and what to expect in such ...

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John Sievering is the pastor of Benson Baptist Church in Omaha, NE. During our conversation we talk about rec league sports, back up plans for ministry, spiritual disciplines, and how to create hands on worship engagements even from home. 

 

Links:

http://www.omahabbc.com/ Benson Baptist Church

http://campmerrill.com/ Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center

https://table-life.org/ Table Life: An Invitation to Everyday Discipleship

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Worship shapes our faith and what we believe. Preparing each week for worship is challenging in the best of times. Since COVID pushed many of our in person experiences online, the challenges have been magnified. Yet we know that quality Christ centered worship is a feast for the soul.

Our special guest are the praise team from the American Baptist Church of FBC Gardner, KS. Because we have learned that consuming religious content i...

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Our conversation today is with Rev. Joy Martinez-Marshall, Pastor of FBC Lincoln, NE. We talk about her call to ministry, the way challenges, nay sayers, and injustice only serve to fuel her passion for ministry. 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistChurchLincoln and http://fbclincoln.org/  FBC Lincoln

https://www.facebook.com/joy.e.martinez Rev. Joy Martinez-Marshall

http://campmerrill.com/ Moses Merrill Camp and Conferenc...

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February 15, 2021 24 min

Ben Poole is the Pastor of FBC Scottsbluff, NE. He has a shepherds heart for ministry. We discuss ministry adjustments during a pandemic, adoption, discipleship, and evangelism. 

Links from this episode:

http://abcnebraska.com/wp/ ABC Nebraska

http://campmerrill.com/ Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center

https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistchurchofscottsbluff/ and https://www.firstbaptistscottsbluff.com/ FBC Scottsbluff

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Taylor Shippy is pastor of Gibbon Baptist Church in Gibbon, NE. We discuss his theological training, his love of stories, how online church is changing pastoral ministry and his love of people.

Links from this episode:

http://abcnebraska.com/wp/ ABC Nebraska

http://campmerrill.com/ Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center

https://www.gibbonbaptist.org/  Gibbon Baptist Church

https://www.baylor.edu/truett/ George W. Truett Baptist T...

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January 14, 2021 2 min

Welcome to season 4 of Mission in 5. Please rate and review us. 

Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center: http://campmerrill.com/

Table Life: An Invitation to Everyday Discipleship: https://table-life.org/

 

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 Mark Merkel is the Chaplain at the Maple Crest Care Center. In this episode we talk about the ministry long term care and caring for people with grace and dignity during their time in hospice.

Maple Crest Care Center: https://maplecrest.net/

2824 N. 66th Ave Omaha, NE 68104

phone: 402-551-2110

 

MI5 Podcast Sites

Podbean: https://missionin5.podbean.com/

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mission-in-5/id1351442157?mt=...

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November 18, 2019 26 min

Brian Sauter is the Communications Pastor at FBC Norfolk, NE. 

Text Brian at 712-577-7901

FBC Norfolk Website: https://www.firstbaptistnorfolk.com/

 

Podcast Sites

Podbean: https://missionin5.podbean.com/

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mission-in-5/id1351442157?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?authuser&u=0#/ps/Igyf3c7fkf4jdubr5b5mj6e5iie

 

Links

ABC of Nebraska: http://abcnebraska.co...

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