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Current Disciple-Making Practices in the Charlotte Area

Current Disciple-Making Practices in the Charlotte Area

April 24, 2020

This episode discusses stories of where God is at work and learn best practices for making disciples in and around the Charlotte area. Speaker: Caleb Sprinkle

Sharing the Gospel With Neighbors of Other Faiths

Sharing the Gospel With Neighbors of Other Faiths

March 12, 2020

God is bringing unreached peoples from around the world to be our neighbors, which provides amazing opportunities for the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. This episode will teach you how to use the “3 Circles” evangelism tool and adapt it to share with people from other world religions. Speakers: James Cooper, Jonathan Derbyshire, John Messiah

Moving People From ‘Doing Church’ to ‘Being’ the Church

Moving People From ‘Doing Church’ to ‘Being’ the Church

February 18, 2020

What does organic disciple-making look like within a group? This episode focuses on how to love people where they are in life. Speaker: Andy Hughes

Mission Trips That Make Disciples

Mission Trips That Make Disciples

February 13, 2020

How could we leverage short-term missions to partner well with our missionaries overseas, while at the same time discipling our members to live their lives for God’s global mission here? This episode examines how your church can make the most of mission trips. Speaker: Matt Willis

How to Study the Bible for Yourself

How to Study the Bible for Yourself

February 11, 2020

Have you ever wanted to know the Lord and hear His voice? This episode will provide tools to use in the inductive study of Scripture so you will be able to study the Bible. Speaker: Ashley Allen

Gospel-Centered Life Design: ‘God’s Great Work’ in You

Gospel-Centered Life Design: ‘God’s Great Work’ in You

February 4, 2020

Most church members struggle with how to articulate God’s unique calling for them and how to plan their everyday lives around that calling. This episode aims to equip you with a basic tool kit for life design. Speaker: Brian Upshaw

Goodbye Millennials, Hello Generation Z

Goodbye Millennials, Hello Generation Z

January 30, 2020

This episode will cover the basics of how Generation Z differs from millennials and help your church be prepared to engage them with the gospel. Speaker: Tom Knight

‘God’s Great Work’ in Reaching Singles

‘God’s Great Work’ in Reaching Singles

January 21, 2020

This episode will teach how to not only reach single adults of all ages and backgrounds but also get them involved in the overall growth of your church. You too can reach every “single” person for Christ. Speaker: Kris Swiatocho

Moving People From the Sidelines Into the Game

Moving People From the Sidelines Into the Game

January 7, 2020

This episode focuses on the importance of assimilation to connect people to where real church happens. Speaker: James Zik

Reaching Muslims for Christ

Reaching Muslims for Christ

December 24, 2019

This episode will focus on sharing Christ with Muslim neighbors and friends who live in America and will also include a brief overview of Muslim beliefs, rituals and traditions. Speaker: Kambiz Saghaey

What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

December 12, 2019

This episode will discuss some of the best practices in disciple-making throughout North Carolina. Speaker: Josh Reed

Blessing Every Home in ‘God’s Great Work’

Blessing Every Home in ‘God’s Great Work’

November 21, 2019

This episode features a brief overview of the “Bless Every Home” tool, and how it is helping one church focus on the work of evangelism and discipleship in its community. This episode can help you learn how to get the tool and begin implementing it from a pastor’s perspective. Speakers: Jeff Blackburn

Mirroring Your Community: The Gospel According to the Technicolor Church

Mirroring Your Community: The Gospel According to the Technicolor Church

October 15, 2019

Staff from First Baptist Church, Duluth share experiences of leading a church from “traditional” monoethnic programs to a ministry that reaches “every nation, tribe, language and people.” They shared what worked, what did not, and what is still in the process to “love, reach and disciple all people for Jesus.” Speakers: Keith Murdock, Todd Jones, Abioye Tela

The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

October 10, 2019

This episode will help you discover, understand and engage the diverse people groups in your community. We will explore research tools to examine the demographics in your area, discuss points of connection for engagement with internationals, and provide an overview of gospel-centered resources and processes for disciple-making. There will also be suggestions for next steps to move forward. Speakers: Russ Reaves, John Davenport

Reaching Hindus for Christ

Reaching Hindus for Christ

October 3, 2019

This episode includes a brief overview of Hindu belief, rituals and tradition. We must create a sense of urgency among believers to reach Hindus for Jesus and to give practical training for sharing Christ with Hindu neighbors and friends who live in America. Speaker: Charlotte Kumar

Minorities Reaching Minorities

Minorities Reaching Minorities

October 1, 2019

Yesterday’s mission field becomes today’s missions force! This episode highlights how one ethnic minority church reaches other ethnic minority groups. First Korean Baptist Church has been faithfully serving and reaching refugees at Cedar Point Community. You will hear practical examples of how they reach other ethnic minorities for the Kingdom. Speaker: YongCheol Jung

Loving the Foreigner through Immigration Issues

Loving the Foreigner through Immigration Issues

September 26, 2019

This episode focuses on what the Baptist State Convention is doing on the immigration front to assist our churches in loving their neighbors in their various cultural contexts. Speakers: Amaury Santos, Larry Phillips, John Faison

Gospel Conversations

Gospel Conversations

September 19, 2019

Have you ever wanted to have a gospel conversation with someone but had no idea where to begin? “How to Begin Gospel Conversations” leans on best practices for how to have these conversations across various contexts. This episode surveys tools, tips and resources for turning conversations toward the gospel, by drawing from Scripture and stories to help produce solutions. Speaker: Andrew Ivester

Engaging Your East Asian Neighbor

Engaging Your East Asian Neighbor

September 12, 2019

Asians are the largest and most unreached people group on the planet. By God’s grace, God has brought them to North Carolina. In this episode, you will get to know the culture of Asians (especially East Asians) and how to engage them with the gospel of Christ. Speaker: Sammy Joo

Engaging the Cultures you Want to Reach

Engaging the Cultures you Want to Reach

September 10, 2019

Learn how to connect, create and collaborate with other cultures on a deeper level in order to love and lead them to the Lord. Gain practical skills and biblical approaches to developing deeper relationships. Speaker: Ken Tan

Cultivating Multi-Ethnic Worshipping Communities

Cultivating Multi-Ethnic Worshipping Communities

September 3, 2019

Multi-ethnic worship is about much more than Sunday morning services and songs in different languages. This episode discusses the characteristics of healthy, diverse worshipping communities that are united around Jesus Christ. Speakers: Mark Barneycastle, Jaewoo Kim, Joy Kim

A Biblical Worldview: Cross-Cultural Fellowship and Cross-Cultural Witness in a Cross-Eyed World

A Biblical Worldview: Cross-Cultural Fellowship and Cross-Cultural Witness in a Cross-Eyed World

August 29, 2019

Every culture tries to make sense of the mess we’re in, asking at least two questions: what’s gone wrong and what’s the solution? The unique way a culture answers these questions profoundly shapes how it views the world. This episode explores how the Bible answers these questions and how a biblical worldview enhances cross-cultural fellowship and opens doors to cross-cultural witness. Speaker: Cris Alley

Addressing the Poverty of your Community

Addressing the Poverty of your Community

August 22, 2019

Sometimes we are so familiar with something that we don’t even see it anymore. At other times, a need seems so great that we become paralyzed by the feeling of insufficiency. As followers of Jesus, we should never let people fall through the cracks, especially when it comes to people struggling with poverty. This episode offers a fresh look at poverty in North Carolina and how the gospel compels us to care for the often overlooked and frequently forgotten. Speaker: Dan Collison

Cross-Cultural Competence and Interactions

Cross-Cultural Competence and Interactions

August 20, 2019

This episode focuses on how to formulate cross-cultural discussion groups in your church. These groups will provide the impetus for shared ministry and interaction that lowers the fear of awkward interactions. Speaker: Mark Hearn

Cross-Cultural: How to do Mutual Disciple-making

Cross-Cultural: How to do Mutual Disciple-making

August 19, 2019

A growing number of churches have been captured by the vision of every tribe, tongue and nation being represented in their churches. In an effort to promote this kingdom in our churches, the rudimentary elements of what it means to do church and ministry must be reconsidered in light of John’s vision in Revelation 7:9-10. Discipleship is one of those fundamental Christian tasks that we need to reimagine to consider the cultural dynamics that come into play. Speaker: Walter Strickland II

How to Develop a Biblical Leadership Pipeline (Korean)

How to Develop a Biblical Leadership Pipeline (Korean)

April 25, 2019

One of the integral parts in ministry is leadership. In this session, we will discuss biblical leadership and how leadership can be developed and used in the context of Korean churches.

목회에 있어서 가장 중요한 부분 중의 하나가 리더쉽이다. 이 세션에서는 성경적 리더쉽과 한인 교회 상황에서 어떻게 리더쉽을 계발하고 활용할 것인지에 관한 구체적인 내용을 다루고자 한다.

Speaker: Sammy Joo

Walking with Our Neighbors in Hard Times

Walking with Our Neighbors in Hard Times

April 11, 2019

Sometimes reaching our neighbors with the gospel is hard because life can be messy. How can we reach a woman with the gospel when her life seems to be falling apart and we have grown weary? This breakout session will focus on biblical and practical ideas for reaching our neighbors and finding encouragement from God’s Word for staying the course. Speaker: Meredith Snoddy

Using Sunday School and Small Groups to Impact Our Neighbors

Using Sunday School and Small Groups to Impact Our Neighbors

April 9, 2019

Is your Sunday School or small group stuck in a rinse and repeat mode? In this breakout session, we will look at both theoretical and practical steps to turn Sunday School and small groups from an inward focus to an outwardly focused missional mindset. Come learn how to bring unchurched neighbors into biblical community. Speakers: Rick Hughes & Jeff Holder

Understanding the Impact of Various Worldviews on Our neighbors

Understanding the Impact of Various Worldviews on Our neighbors

April 4, 2019

While everyone lives or works in a neighborhood, not everyone lives with their neighborhood. If Christians are going to minister in our neighborhoods, we must understand the impact of various worldviews on our neighborhoods and learn to love our neighbors with the truth as we minister to their needs. Understanding worldviews is an important aspect of successful discipleship. Speaker: Scott Thompson

Multifamily Housing Part 1: Engaging Our Neighbors

Multifamily Housing Part 1: Engaging Our Neighbors

March 26, 2019

Hear the stories of several churches who are strategically and faithfully engaging their neighbors in multifamily housing communities, loving them well, sharing the gospel relationally, making disciples and starting gospel communities. Speakers: K.O. Grissett, Joe Maye, Brian Norris