From Church Plant Worship Leader To Life After Fat Pants, with Jeremy Rochford – EM220

From Church Plant Worship Leader To Life After Fat Pants, with Jeremy Rochford – EM220

From Church Plant Worship Leader To Life After Fat Pants

Episode 220 - Jeremy Rochford

When you see life as an act of worship, then that worship can spread into everyday things like losing weight. In this episode, Jeremy Rochford joins in to talk about his ministry as a weight loss trainer. He was a worship leader for some time, but now he sees his training as a form of worship and ministry.

Jeremy shares about his own weight loss story and how God impacted him through it. He is passionate about weight loss and using it as a form of ministry. Because of his story, he is able to tell people about what Jesus has done in his life.

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What we talked about

  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:43] – Introduction
  • [02:07] – What would you say to the past you?
  • [03:35] – The role of a worship leader
  • [05:40] – Using talents for the Kingdom
  • [08:08] – How did you let people into the team?
  • [12:08] – Screening for issues of the heart
  • [17:12] – Involvement in church plants
  • [17:39] – Was weight an issue in ministry?
  • [27:17] – The transformation of obedience
  • [33:53] – Physical and spiritual change
  • [40:06] – The eternal value of weight loss training
  • [42:35] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [44:09] – Closing thoughts
  • [44:42] – Podcast recommendation and updates

 

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Jeremy Rochford

Jeremy Rochford

Life After Fat Pants

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The Burmese Karen Refugee: How to Love & Serve Like Jesus, with Bob Druecker – EM219

The Burmese Karen Refugee: How to Love & Serve Like Jesus, with Bob Druecker – EM219

The Burmese Karen Refugee: How to Love & Serve Like Jesus

Episode 219 - Bob Druecker

God has some amazing ways of bringing things full circle. On this week’s podcast, Bob Druecker comes to talk about his work with the Karen people in the Nashville area. His story is filled with many twists and turns as God led him into this ministry. Because of the refugees from Karen, Bob was able to find his way back into ministry and help this community.

During the show, Bob shares various stories about his life. Also, he talks about a movie that was made based on his work with the Karen people through his church – All Saints. Through it all, God’s hand is clearly evident in his life and testimony.

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What we talked about

  • [00:24] – Episode Summary
  • [01:55] – Introduction
  • [02:19] – A transformation of the heart
  • [08:09] – The moves of God for the underserved
  • [09:45] – The story of the Karen in Nashville
  • [15:09] – Results of being faithful
  • [21:22] – Coming full circle in ministry
  • [22:55] – What keeps you going in frustrating times?
  • [24:07] – Changes in the future
  • [26:19] – Unexpected events and adventures
  • [29:54] – What is it like to come here?
  • [35:23] – The emotional and spiritual needs of refugees
  • [36:39] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [37:28] – Closing thoughts
  • [38:14] – Podcast recommendations and announcements

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We're raising funds to help Global Initiative equip the Church to share God's love with Muslims. Visit our fundraiser page for more information about Global Initiative and how YOU can be involved.
Bob Druecker

Bob Druecker

Missionary, All Saints

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Feedback

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

How to Get the Most From Special Events – EM218

How to Get the Most From Special Events

Episode 218

Whether you’re out and about or attending a missions event, it’s easy to miss opportunities. But the great new is that it’s not hard to take advantage of them if you do a few simple things.

Here’s what helped me make the most of a recent podcasting event. Even though I was the only faith-based podcaster there, I was able to make some great connections, find potential guests and listeners, and was encouraged because of what happened.

And not only did it encourage me and lead to new connections, I was able to pick up some ideas that I hope to use to improve THIS show.

Listen to discover what worked for me (and a couple of things I got wrong).

Listen to the Episode Below (00:25:23)
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Here's what I talked about

Before the Event

  • [05:33] – Know why you're planning to go
    • What are you hoping to do or accomplish? What's your end goal?
    • New relationships?
    • Deeper relationships?
    • New partnerships?
    • Information?
    • Encouragement?
  • [06:52] – Build a rough plan
    Once you know what you're hoping to accomplish, you can start building a rough plan? It's not a play-by-play outline, but just some ideas of what kinds of things might lead to the outcomes you're hoping for.
  • [08:15] – Figure out what you need
    • Will you need any special equipment or materials?
    • Maybe business or prayer cards?
    • Batteries?
    • Sunglasses?
    • Something else?

During the Event

  • [09:30] – Work your plan
    If you don't follow through on your plan, you may as well have not made one, so make sure that you follow through? That doesn't mean you can't be flexible, but always remember that you're there on purpose.
  • [10:11] – Be memorable and engaging
    You don't have to be the life of the party but it's important to engage with people. To share your heart and passions. And to take the time to listen to people.
  • [12:39] – Look for unexpected ideas, experiences, and opportunities
  • [17:40] – Have ways to remember stuff

After the Event

  • [18:39] – Debrief
    • Plan time to debrief.
    • Plan to review your notes and capture anything that you want to consider further or plan to put into action.
    • Consider any follow-up with other people.
    • Summarize your experience.
  • [19:53] – Build a plan
  • [20:47] – Work the plan

Summary

  • [21:24] – Just being out and attending isn't necessarily enough
  • [21:32] – What are you going to do differently the next time you're out and about or headed to an event?
  • [22:13] – Audio Book Recommendation (Radical by David Platt)

Our Fundraiser!

We're raising funds to help Global Initiative equip the Church to share God's love with Muslims. Visit our fundraiser page for more information about Global Initiative and how YOU can be involved.

Resources & Contact Info

Feedback

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The Lost Word: How to Let Jesus Lead in the Church, with Steve Simms – EM217

The Lost Word: How to Let Jesus Lead in the Church, with Steve Simms – EM217

Listen to the Episode Below (00:42:11)

There's more than one way to approach a church service. Discover what happens when we make space for open sharing. How God leads and also protects His people – and what's coming next for Steve Simms and his church.

The thought of allowing church members to share during a service is a new idea for most people. In Western church services, it’s usually worship, a sermon, and an altar call, with no time for people to speak. Today, Steve Simms comes to share about this unique format of “open sharing” and how he has used it for the last 9 years.

For nearly a decade, Steve and his wife led this kind of church in Nashville through Salvation Army. He has seen the Holy Spirit move and work through this ministry. Every week, he relies on the Lord to speak through the people who walk through their doors.

  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:13] – Introduction
  • [03:02] – Rearranging church structure
  • [04:22] – The benefits of open sharing
  • [06:05] – Various stages of church experiences
  • [07:53] – Sharing as an act of worship
  • [09:55] – The challenges of ministry
  • [12:27] – Learning from others about who God is
  • [14:36] – What has God been teaching you recently?
  • [16:28] – Conversations with God
  • [18:24] – What is the “lost word” in Scripture?
  • [20:47] – Understanding the meaning of the word
  • [21:52] – The implications of seeing church rightly
  • [23:15] – How do we live a life on mission?
  • [26:17] – Looking for the assembly
  • [28:11] – Training and leadership in the church
  • [31:18] – What strengthens you in hard times?
  • [32:48] – How clear is the path before you?
  • [34:50] – Where can people buy your book?
  • [36:46] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [38:54] – Closing remarks
  • [39:54] – Prayer requests

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How to Show God’s Love Through Missions and Convoy of Hope, with Terry Hoggard – EM216

How to Show God’s Love Through Missions and Convoy of Hope, with Terry Hoggard – EM216

Showing God's love through humanitarian aid can be challenging. There are many opportunities to make mistakes. Listen as Terry Hoggard shares his missionary experiences and what he's doing with Convoy of Hope.

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Those who follow Jesus have the opportunity to carry great treasure in simple jars of clay. Terry Hoggard joins us to talk about the treasure he carries in his ministry, Convoy of Hope. He has been involved in ministries across the world over the last few decades. One of his goals is to see churches form relational networks to better the spread of the Gospel.

Terry also shares stories about God’s redemptive work through Convoy of Hope. He brings a lot of thought and hope to the episode. His focus on the fragile and voiceless is truly inspiring.

  • [00:24] – Episode Summary
  • [02:59] – Introduction
  • [06:34] – Finding a path forward
  • [09:13] – What can the US churches learn from Europe?
  • [11:20] – Responding to the heart of God
  • [12:56] – Stories of God’s faithfulness
  • [15:02] – Building education and expertise
  • [18:01] – Powerful and provoking questions
  • [19:07] – What has God been teaching you?
  • [22:49] – What is Convoy of Hope?
  • [25:46] – Learning to help in a healthy way
  • [28:27] – Balancing rules and regulations
  • [30:32] – The positive impact of Convoy of Hope
  • [33:38] – What fuels your passion?
  • [35:07] – How to be fully present in the world
  • [37:13] – Ways to recognize the need
  • [40:14] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [41:38] – Recommendations and reflections

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