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In this extremely interesting conversation, we hear the powerful and true story of how God worked in the life of Gonzalo Venegas to lead him from being a gang leader to being a Pastor who is planting an intercultural church in Kissimmee, Florida.
This story is amazing and I'm so excited for you to hear it!
To find out more about Encounter Christian Church: https://www.encounterchristianchurch.com
If you'd like to make a donati...
In this conversation with Sherry Surratt, we discuss leadership, women in leadership, mentoring, balance in life, Equality vs. Equity, and the impact that One Hope is having sharing God's Word with children from all over the world.
To find out more about One Hope: https://onehope.net
Free Youth Ministry Resources from One Hope:
Here's a link for more information about Sherry and Geoff Surratt's ministry:
In this conversation, I discuss a wide variety of issues including business, success, alcoholism, surviving death, marriage, and even what bail-bondsmen do, with Author, Millionaire, Business Leader, and Visionary, Ron Worley.
Ron L. Worley, is a successful business owner, real-estate investor, mentor, and self-made millionaire who follows his own code, The Worley Way. He is a proud papa and dedicated husband making his home in Colo...
This is a fun conversation with two amazing young people who are living the van-life, while also leading a successful business and starting another.
Yes, they live full-time in a self-converted Sprinter van!
This conversation is great for any dreamers and doers out there--full of practical business, wisdom, and relationship advice.
Austin & Janna's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0sqJpud9WUrVyo5Xh1_nqQ
This is a fun conversation with the extraordinary leader and visionary, Dave Ferguson.
Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author and lead pastor of Community
Christian Church in Chicago. He also provides visionary leadership for the
international church-planting movement NewThing and is the president of the Exponential Conference.
Dave and his brother, Jon, just released a book, B.L.E.S.S.--5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Chan...
In this emotional episode of Enjoy the Journey, I talk with Covid Survivor, Errol Schroeder, and his wife, Darlene.
Errol was in the hospital for 3 months--most of that time in a coma--and in a rehab facility for another month. He was clinically dead for about 6 minutes--and would be dead now, if not for the unyielding devotion of his wife and the miraculous power of God. Doctors, doing what they thought was best, marked Errol as ...
ETJ 33: A Conversation w/Pastors about Ministry, Community, Emotional Pain, & "Virtual" Christianity
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I talk with about 25 Pastors in the network I founded (The Connect Leadership Network) with my friend, Pastor Angel Flores.
We have been meeting weekly, on Zoom, for about 4 years for coaching, soul care, and collaboration.
This conversation covers the challenges of ministry, why Pastors have a hard time having friends, how Covid has effected ministry, why it bothers us when people leave the Chur...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my friend, Don Smith
Don Smith is Creative Department Director for Hope Community Church in Rally, North Carolina.
You can find out more about Hope Community Church here: https://gethope.net
Don is also the Creative Director for Exponential--an international church-planting ministry.
Here's a link to Exponential: https://exponential.org
He is also one o...
ETJ 31: A Conversation with Law Enforcement Officer, Coffee Roaster, & Abuse Survivor, Scott Bashkov
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my friend, Scott Bashkov.
This far-reaching conversation is one of the most important conversations I've had in this season of my podcast...especially if you struggle with anxiety and suicidal thoughts, or love someone who does.
He has some practical wisdom for any church leader who wants to better minister to people who live with the emotional scars ...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my mentor and friend, Alan Ahlgrim.
This conversation is rich! I've never taken more notes during a podcast conversation than I took during this one!
Alan Ahlgrim and his wife Linda have three Christ-loving children and six life-enriching GRANDchildren! He has served as the catalyst for a national church planting emphasis and as president of the North...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my dear friend, Pastor Angel Flores.
Angel Flores has been in ministry for over 25 years. He and his wife planted Mosaic Church (https://www.greeleymosaic.com) in Greeley, Colorado 13 years ago. Mosaic is one of the fastest growing churches in Northern Colorado. Three years ago Angel and I founded the Connect Leadership Network (https://connectleadership...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with a man you probably don't know, but who is worthy of tons of respect. He's been preaching for over 50 years and is highly respected all around the country for his faithful service to the Lord, the Church at larger, and the churches of East Tennessee.
This conversation is full of practical wisdom for ministry, family life, and for making the most o...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with Dr. Ruth Reyes about worship, ministry, faith, family, and what it's like to be a child prodigy and study at The Julliard School in New York City.
Here is a video of Dr. Reyes playing the piece we discussed in this conversation: Chopin Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9EH476A4cM
Dr. Reyes is the Assistant Dean of th...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with Jennifer Johnson about life, growing up in a Christian home, leadership, the Church, critical-thinking, and the challenges and blessings of being a stepmom.
Jennifer Johnson serves as the Chief Communications Officer at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, where she leads a small team of artsy people who are more creative than she is. Before joining the...
On the special edition of my podcast, I share a message where I discuss the important issues of race, racism, the love of God, love for people, injustice, and white privilege. This is audio of a message I delivered on June 7, 2020 at Journey Christian Church (www.journeychristian.org).
This is an important and timely message.
I believe the murder of George Floyd, and the protests that followed, are tipping points for our country and ...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with Pastor, Justin Miller. Justin is the Lead Pastor of one of the largest churches in America, Real Life Christian Church in Clermont, Florida. Real Life serves about 10,000 people a weekend from 7 different campuses.
There is a lot of laughter and practical wisdom in this conversation! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
If you like this audio podcast, ...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with business leader, entrepreneur, and consultant, Bruce Vande Steeg.
Bruce Vande Steeg owns and operates Vande Steeg Consulting, whose mission is “Improving Peoples Lives One Business at a Time.” Walking alongside leaders and employees to create functional, high performing, enjoyable businesses provides wind in his sails. Bruce is a serial entrepreneur wi...
If you want tons of practical wisdom on marriage, parenting, and what it looks like to love Jesus as you journey through life with your spouse and children--this is the episode for you!
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm excited to share a conversation I had with Andrew and Jamie Peterson.
Oh, before I forget..."We like you, too, Andrew and Jamie!" :)
Jamie is a deep well of wisdom, grace, and all things Jesus! ...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I interview Licensed Professional Counselor, Stephen Street about mental health issues--in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the sheltering, social distancing, etc. The Coronavirus pandemic--and all that has come with it--has brought with it an increase in depression, anxiety, fear, and suicidal thoughts. This interview is packed with practical wisdom, insights, and guidance for anyone who liv...
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I interview Coach Brett Shanklin about what it takes to build a championship culture on your team. Coach Shanklin is someone you've probably never heard of, but--if you lead a team, or are on a team, and your desire is for your team to succeed--I promise you'll be glad I introduced you to him!
Here's a list of some of his accomplishments:
2020 CHSCA (Colorado High School Coaches Assoc...
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
Camp Hell: Anneewakee
The Anneewakee Treatment Center for Emotionally Disturbed Youth operated in Douglasville, Georgia for over 25 years. Purportedly, it was a place that parents could send their troubled kids for help. But in reality, it was a breeding ground for abuse. This is the story of Anneewakee, as never told before.
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