Valor Conversations

Valor Conversations

Valor Conversations is the official podcast of Christian Service Brigade and exists in order to better equip men today for the legacy that is coming tomorrow.

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September 23, 2022 33 min
Ryan Dewey works for CRU at Buffalo State College and for the Buffalo School District. Dewey shares his story of coming back to the Greater Buffalo area after spending time ministering in other places, discussing what the urban cultural ministry is like in today's world.
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Ben Espinoza serves as the Vice President of Northeastern Seminary on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan University. He joins this episode of the podcast to encourage people to be proactive in having healthy conversations and empathy with individuals from all walks of life.
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Welcome to the new series called Culture Changers - engaging culture with biblical responsibility. Dan Landin is the Senior Pastor of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holland, Indiana. He joins in to discuss cultural engagement and provides practical insight to what this looks like in everyday life.
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You've got questions; our panelists have answers! Listen in to this roundtable discussion about the importance of gearing up our units for excellence and effectiveness for the new ministry year.
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Howard Pike serves as the President of CSB Canada and has over 40 years of experience discipling young men. He joins this episode to talk about resources that are available specifically to Battalion units, specifically how Battalion Missions and Leadership Team Meetings can benefit your unit.
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A look back at the current Brigade Tune-Up Series and a look at what is to come including the VALOR Conversations Roundtable on August 23rd at 8pm ET.

Register for the VALOR Conversations Roundtable: https://forms.gle/Vskj8uqGLzezfoZn8

Email your VALOR Roundtable Discussion questions to jtrainer@csbministries.org.
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Josh Tallman has been involved in many different areas both as a student and leader in Christian Service Brigade. His current area of passion is to assist in some of the program development for discipleship purposes both regionally and nationally. Hear his heart on the value of events and programs for Brigade resources.
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CSB Ministries is pleased to announce a new initiative called Unit Advocate. This is to assist in helping our leaders make an even greater impact on the local church level. Ed Babcock (CSB Alumni Association member) and Joel Fiscus (CSB Vice President) discuss the details of this upcoming initiative!
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Jim Szczodrowski has been a leader with Unit 2047 at Orchard Park Wesleyan in Western New York for several decades. He joins this podcast to talk about the importance of record keeping and its role for effective ministry. Hear some of Jim's backstory and lessons he has learned over the years working in ministry.
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Jerry Smith has served in Brigade leadership for 15 years at Unit 1180 in Northeastern Ohio. He shares a very unique perspective that focuses on having a legacy of humility and what it means to "pass the torch". Enjoy hearing his thoughts on being sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
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Alex Mull and Mark Fiscus are leaders at Unit 8034 in Stillwaters Presbyterian in Pennsylvania. Both leaders have different approaches as it relates to relational focus and development in a Brigade Unit. Tune in to hear their incredible perspectives on how their unit works from a relational perspective.
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David Droppa is an active Chairman of Unit 2760 at Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Goal-setting is an important attribute for Dave and his team as they lead young men in Battalion. He takes time to share some insights about how goal-setting has helped his time in ministry.
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Dave Dixon is an expert storyteller and long time Brigade Chairman at Unit 1540 at Claremont Bible Chapel in California. He is also a former woodshop teacher in high school. Dave shares his expertise in storytelling with everyone and provides resources for you to strengthen you storytelling skills.

Resources available at www.claremontbiblechapel.com
Email Dave at davedixoncustomcabinets@yahoo.com
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Coit Morrison and David Taylor, Jr. are Brigade leaders with Unit 2733 located in South Carolina. Coit and David join in kicking off a new series called Brigade Tune-Up: Gearing up your local unit for the upcoming ministry year. They share their experience and challenges in planning out the calendar and schedule for their local unit.
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Mike Young is the Founder and Executive Director of Noble Warriors. He is a friend of Christian Service Brigade and shares his experiences with intergenerational ministry in the context of Noble Warriors. Mike believes in the call and continuation of discipleship as the core element to any effective men's ministry program.
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Chuck Stecker is the Founder and Executive Director of A Chosen Generation. He also is a former CSB Ministries board member. Chuck sits down to discuss the importance and value of intergenerational discipleship and ministry to young people today.
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May 27, 2022 31 min
Ron Mackey, Executive Director of Deerfoot Lodge and fellow CSB alum, drops in to talk about the incredible resource camp provides for young men and boys on this episode of Valor Conversations. Ron also discusses his own personal experiences growing up in camp and the value of it towards discipleship. Enjoy this episode as we begin planning to move into our next series on Brigade resources.
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When it comes to the variety of options to get involved with in the summertime, consider the Kingdom impact that happens through camping experiences for your child or grandchild. This special Valor Conversations is audio taken from a live video episode takes a deeper look at camping through the importance of same-gender camp ministry, discipleship, and the experiences offered. Join Sam Richbart from Camp Hickory Hill and Ron Mackey...
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Dave Stiansen joins Valor Conversations to discuss the value of camping experiences for young men and boys at Haycock Camping Ministries in Pennsylvania. He has served as the Executive Director since 2012 at Haycock. Dave discusses the importance of ministering to young people today in the camping environment comparing it to the changing times of when he first came on staff.
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Host Jay Trainer looks back on the previous episodes of some of the themes surrounding camp life and experiences. The ideas that are shared continue to build unity around Brigade and the efforts of discipleship from our previous conversations. There is more to come, including a free live video Valor Conversations roundtable event on May 17th @ 8pm ET!
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