The Now Life

The Now Life

Welcome to The Now Life Podcast, where we are passionate about encouraging people to experience the abundant life Jesus came to give. The Now Life is a term that describes the life we have the privilege to live NOW as disciples of Jesus. We do this for the Glory of God and for the sake of others until we see Jesus face to face.

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June 13, 2024 35 mins

SURPRISE! Welcome to our special bonus episodes of The Now Life. These episodes are a continuation of bonus episodes released back in April. Back in March our church (Desert Springs Community Church) sent a team of 10 adults led by Pastor Jamie Engram to serve with our missionaries Wade + Shannon Cooperrider in Nicaragua. They had a VBS, shared testimonies and sermons, handed out flyers, swam in a volcano lake and even sang a speci...

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SURPRISE! Welcome to our special bonus episodes of The Now Life. These episodes are a continuation of bonus episodes released back in April. Back in March our church (Desert Springs Community Church) sent a team of 10 adults led by Pastor Jamie Engram to serve with our missionaries Wade + Shannon Cooperrider in Nicaragua. They had a VBS, shared testimonies and sermons, handed out flyers, swam in a volcano lake and even sang a speci...

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SURPRISE! Welcome to our special bonus episodes of The Now Life. These episodes are a continuation of bonus episodes released back in April. Back in March our church (Desert Springs Community Church) sent a team of 10 adults led by Pastor Jamie Engram to serve with our missionaries Wade + Shannon Cooperrider in Nicaragua. They had a VBS, shared testimonies and sermons, handed out flyers, swam in a volcano lake and even sang a speci...

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Welcome back to The Now Life! Shawn and Josh wrap up the season with an episode discussing an important element of making disciples. Without relationships, spiritual transformation is very unlikely to happen. If you want to see your life lived for the glory of God and the sake of others, then you need to have a growing relationship with God and His church. As you listen in and consider where you are in your walk with Jesus, we enco...

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This week Shawn and Josh have Manny Hernandez in the studio with them. The guys have a fun time discussing things that make them laugh but also things that really matter.  As the High School Pastor at Desert Springs, Manny has the responsibility of helping students follow Jesus and grow up spiritually. The guys discuss the Student Missionary Internship (SMI) program that has been a huge part of growing up the next generation. Liste...

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Today on The Now Life podcast Shawn and Josh are continuing the discussion on creating a disciple making culture. This episode focuses on the language we use to express our culture. Language matters and is important because we want people to understand what we mean. We are communicating mission and purpose and clearly defining words. We are telling the stories of what God is doing and celebrating how the culture is changing people ...

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Shawn and Josh are continuing the discussion on creating a disciple making culture. This episode focuses on how the right behaviors help to form culture. No matter what we believe or say we believe, our culture is what we make a priority and do. We may value the right things and tell all the right stories, but if we don’t also do the right things we won’t change. Remember, Jesus is our model. His message and His methods are perfect...

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SURPRISE! Welcome to our special bonus episodes of The Now Life. Back in March our church (Desert Springs Community Church) sent a team of 10 adults led by Pastor Jamie Engram to serve with our missionaries Wade + Shannon Cooperrider in Nicaragua. They led a VBS, shared testimonies and sermons, handed out flyers, swam in a volcano lake, and even sang a special music song in Spanish. Most importantly, they got to see God work in som...

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SURPRISE! Welcome to our special bonus episodes of The Now Life. Back in March our church (Desert Springs Community Church) sent a team of 10 adults led by Pastor Jamie Engram to serve with our missionaries Wade + Shannon Cooperrider in Nicaragua. They led a VBS, shared testimonies and sermons, handed out flyers, swam in a volcano lake, and even sang a special music song in Spanish. Most importantly, they got to see God work in som...

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SURPRISE! Welcome to our special bonus episodes of The Now Life. Back in March our church (Desert Springs Community Church) sent a team of 10 adults led by Pastor Jamie Engram to serve with our missionaries Wade + Shannon Cooperrider in Nicaragua. They led a VBS, shared testimonies and sermons, handed out flyers, swam in a volcano lake, and even sang a special music song in Spanish. Most importantly, they got to see God work in som...

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Welcome back to The Now Life! Shawn and Josh are continuing the discussion on creating a disciple making culture. This episode focuses on how beliefs and values help to form culture. Beliefs and values are vital to change because our behaviors are meant to flow out of them. Jesus is our model. His message and His methods are perfect and need to be what guides our beliefs and values about making disciples. Jesus truly is the picture...

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Meet Josh Fricovsky! In this episode Shawn and Josh discuss how they met and began walking together to become more like Jesus. Josh encourages everyone to humble themselves and embrace the fact that we need other disciples in our life who are following Jesus' methods to help us become more like Jesus. It is good to be passionate about learning, but we must be intentional to do the things we are learning so that we can actually...

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March 11, 2024 40 mins

This week on The Now Life we are continuing the discussion on creating a disciple making culture. Last episode we said culture could be defined by saying “It’s How We Do Things Around Here.” Our culture reflects our mission. Our Values, Beliefs, Behaviors, Language etc. should demonstrate our desire to accomplish that mission. Creating a culture that’s connected to our mission is vital! We must start with defining what we are tryin...

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Welcome back to The Now Life! This season is going to be awesome! We are going to be focusing on how culture is an environment that produces something. In this episode Shawn and Sam begin the conversation speaking about creating a disciple making culture. They talk about good food, throwing rolls and more importantly, how your culture isn’t what you say is important, but what you actually do. Culture could be defined by saying “it’...

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December 18, 2023 44 mins

Welcome back to The Now Life! This is the last episode being released this season. Listen in and hear Shawn and Sam talk about how The Gift of Christmas outreach event went at Desert Springs. Also, Shawn and Sam discuss how we can ask questions about Christmas to help us get to spiritual conversations during this wonderful time of year. Shawn and Sam have loved talking with you this fall and hope to talk again soon!



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This week on The Now Life Trevor Schalow and Sam Washington join Shawn in the studio to talk about following Jesus. The men discuss ways God has moved in their lives when the decision was made to trust and follow Jesus. They talk about the need for intimate community where vulnerability and accountability can be experienced. Transformation can really happen in relationships where people trust and love one another. The following que...

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This week on The Now Life Shawn and Sam take some time to discuss the importance of understanding the decision that is being made when someone is placing their faith in Jesus. In evangelism training they use an illustration named “The Call” to help people understand that forgiveness is just the beginning of a relationship with God and that Jesus is calling everyone to follow Him. We hope that you are encouraged by this discussion!

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November 20, 2023 38 mins

Wow!  This is a great discussion!  We have Joe Diaz in the studio with Sam and Shawn.  Joe put his faith in Jesus as a child and has now been really following the Lord for the last 5 months.  God has really been working in his life!  Listen in and hear how God will transform you and use you if you will follow Him and do what He says.



Evangelism Training at Desert Springs will be coming up in February 2024.  If you have not...

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November 6, 2023 45 mins

Shawn is in the studio this week with Sam Washington and Estefany Rodriguez. Their discussion centers around evangelism and why being equipped matters. Both Sam and Estefany have taken evangelism training at Desert Springs Community Church and are now training others to learn to share their faith as well. Listen in and hear how God uses people who are equipped and prepared to share their faith! 


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October 9, 2023 33 mins

Welcome back to The Now Life! We have Sam Washington in the studio with us. Shawn and Sam take some time to discuss the importance of understanding the cost of discipleship. Jesus has called us to follow Him. He says that we must deny ourselves and take up our cross. He calls us to a new way of living.  He says, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save...

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