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Evan Blackerby–”How to Creatively Connect”

Evan Blackerby–”How to Creatively Connect”

March 23, 2020

When our routines are disrupted by unusual circumstances, how do we respond?  How do we keep connected when we can't meet in person?  In this episode Tom Knight talks with Evan Blackerby about how to creatively connect with college students and others in the church.  This will be the first in a series to see how churches and ministry groups can stay connected.  

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Dr. Steve Shadrach-”The God Ask”

Dr. Steve Shadrach-”The God Ask”

December 18, 2019

 

In this episode Tom Knight talks with Dr. Steve Shadrach about his book The God Ask. Dr. Shadrach is the Executive Director of the Center for Mission Mobilization.  He has trained thousands of Christian workers from over 500 organizations how to launch their ministries and raise support.  Tom and Dr. Shadrach talk about three big ideas about support raising and three common mistakes.  They also talk about the importance of collegiate ministry and how support raising can be an important part of reaching college students. 

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Dr. Alan Noble-”How to be a Disruptive Witness”

Dr. Alan Noble-”How to be a Disruptive Witness”

October 24, 2019

In a higly distracted culture which offers thousands of  daily choices, how do we stay focused on Christ while helping others to understand who God is, and why we should make Him the treasure of our hearts?  In this episode Tom Knight talks with Dr. Alan Noble about his book Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. They talk about some basic ideas developed by Charles Taylor about secularization, and how social media, cell phones, and consumerism lead to a distracted age.  Dr. Noble then shares several ways that we can be a witness who disrupts these routines to understand the true message of the Gospel.  Dr. Noble, assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist Univeristy, also has written numerous articles for magazines such as Christianity Today and First Things.  

 

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Jon Sheets-”Multiple Campuses:  There’s a Tension”

Jon Sheets-”Multiple Campuses: There’s a Tension”

October 4, 2019

In this episode Tom Knight talks with Jon Sheets. Jon is currently the leadership development director at Mercy Hill Church.  They explore earlier days of Mercy Hill when Jon was the college director and the church's efforts to reach multiple campuses in the Greensboro area.  Jon explains how they got started, how to best invovle students, and the tensions of student/staff, reaching/keeping, and groups/teams spectrums.

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Liz Brantley-”Reaching Those Far from God”

Liz Brantley-”Reaching Those Far from God”

August 16, 2019

In this episode Tom Knight talks with Liz Brantley from Ignite church about mobilizing college students to reach students far from God on the ECU campus.  They talk about the college ministry Fuse, the history of the church, how small groups are organized, and the importance of both gathering and scattering.   

 

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Dr. Carl Trueman “Sexuality and Personhood”

Dr. Carl Trueman “Sexuality and Personhood”

July 17, 2019

In this episode Tom Knight talks with Dr. Carl Trueman, professor in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College, on his recent study of sexuality and personhood.  They talk about not only cultural waves, but also the currents under the waves.  Dr. Trueman shares his thoughts on how our understanding of personhood shapes our ideas of sexuality, and also recomends books that are good resources for collegiate leaders.  

 

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Grace Church-”Three out of Ten is Success!”

Grace Church-”Three out of Ten is Success!”

June 21, 2019

In this episode Tom Knight talks with Ed Russ and Berk Wilson from Grace church about multiplying to different campuses.  They discuss the model of multiplication that Grace uses, its advantages and disadvantages, and insights that Ed and Berk have learned over the years.  They also talk about false notions of success in Gospel sowing, and equiping the whole church to be ministers.  

To hear more about students from Grace and free speech issues, listen to Ed Russ in #2: Ed Russ - "The Freedom of Speech on Campus (Part 1)"

 

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Lisa Courtney - “Building Bridges with Administration”

Lisa Courtney - “Building Bridges with Administration”

May 13, 2019

In this episode Tom Knight talks with Lisa Courtney about her work as both an administrator and an RSO advisor at a community college.  They talk about the importance of advisors and students building bridges with the administration and the community at large to bless the campus and reach more students.  They also talk about the importance of empowering students to lead, and being flexible to change schedules and locations for meetings as students rotate in and out of school.   

For more information about community colleges listen to episode #22 Kelton Hinton "Embracing the Silos."

 

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Failing Forward: God Moments at Community Colleges

Failing Forward: God Moments at Community Colleges

March 29, 2019

In this episode Tom Knight talks with Bo Riley and Patrick Austin about their work on two different community colleges.  They talk about the barriers and breakthroughs in their work there.  They talk about different strategies they have tried, and what they have learned in moving to a different context for college ministry.  Everyone agrees this is an Awesome episode.  

For more information about community colleges listen to episode #22 Kelton Hinton "Embracing the Silos."

 

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Dennis Runner -”A Tale of Two Ministries”

Dennis Runner -”A Tale of Two Ministries”

March 8, 2019

In this episode, Tom talks with Dennis Runner about his work with international students at Purdue University, and the nuances of doing ministry with both American and international students.  What is the best way to organize student leadership, and what interests overlap between the two groups, and what seperates them at times.  They also talk about cultural understanding, and how to help American students have a wider vision of ministry.  Read more about this issue in Dennis' article for Welcoming The Nations.

 

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