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Thinking about some of the deepest and most profound conversations we see in Scripture, I’m struck by how many take place over food and/or drink.…
James Travis
April 30, 2024

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  • 159- What is Spiritual Health?
    on June 12, 2024 at 11:19 pm

    If we pastors don't know what we're aiming at, we'll never hit the target. It's essential to have the right target, and there's no question that the Biblical target is to equip saints unto spiritual maturity and spiritual […]

  • A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Growth, & Creating a Discipleship Pathway - with John Whittaker
    on June 12, 2024 at 8:24 am

    What is a discipleship pathway, and how do you go about creating one? What is the process by which people grow spiritually, and how do we help them do that? Dr. John Whittaker has served as a pastor and theologian for many years, in […]

  • Holistic Transformation Part 2
    on June 12, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Matthew 5:33-37

  • How to Be a Good Guest Speaker, How Much You Should Tell Your Kids About Church Drama and So Much More!
    on June 11, 2024 at 7:12 pm

    Dr Philip Nation's work has included roles as a Bible publisher, revitalizing established churches as a pastor, working with non-profit organizations, curriculum publishing, and serving as a university professor. His personal […]

  • “Heirs of the Grace of Life” | Joy and Phil Metzger
    on June 11, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    In this episode, Joy and Phil bring a fresh perspective on 1 Peter 3, offering just a glimpse of what promises to be an inspiring session. This conference will be packed with incredible content, enriching fellowship, great coffee, and […]

  • Finding Joy In Suffering
    on June 11, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    The intersection between joy and suffering is hard to process. Hearing someone talk about joy in the midst of suffering can feel deeply conflicting. How are we supposed to find joy in the midst of pain? That is a perfectly fair […]

  • The role of small group ministry and spiritual formation
    on June 11, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Summary The conversation explores the state of small group life in churches, the decline in commitment to small groups, the impact of COVID-19 on small group engagement, and the importance of intentional spiritual formation. It also […]

  • Jeanna Combs, Part 1
    on June 11, 2024 at 7:00 am

    It was great to be able to sit down and talk with Jeanna Combs in studio. Jeanna was born in Hawaii, but was raised by her single mom along with her three brothers in Vista, California. As a young girl, the church became her second […]

  • Holistic Transformation Part 1
    on June 11, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Matthew 5:33-37

  • How to Be a Good Guest Speaker, How Much You Should Tell Your Kids About Church Drama and So Much More!
    on June 11, 2024 at 6:15 am

    Dr Philip Nation's work has included roles as a Bible publisher, revitalizing established churches as a pastor, working with non-profit organizations, curriculum publishing, and serving as a university professor. His personal […]

  • Collaborative Culture - Part 1 | Daniel Fusco & Zach Vestnys
    on June 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    Rob Salvato is joined by Daniel Fusco (Crossroads Community Church) and Zach Vestnys (Calvary Petaluma) to talk through building a flourishing culture of partnership and collaboration amongst our church and ministry and teams. --- […]

  • 8 Things Ministry Leaders Need In Transition (featuring Matt & Marilee Davis)
    on June 10, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    Summary In this episode, Matt and Marilee Davis discuss eight things that ministry leaders need in their transition out of ministry. These include consistent community support, affirmation of personal integrity and worth, financial […]

  • S6.E6 - Staying Humble
    on June 10, 2024 at 11:00 am

    What’s Going On? | The Backstory with Pastor DanielWe are back with Episode 6 of Leadership Lessons. Pastor Daniel explains all the things that have been happening in his life and ministry, Big changes. God has called him to a new […]

  • Divorce Then and Now Part 2
    on June 10, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Matthew 5:31-32

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