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Dr. Barry Raper - Answering the Call to Ministry

Dr. Barry Raper - Answering the Call to Ministry

August 12, 2020

It is no secret that there is a shortage of pastors for our churches. Dr. Barry Raper, program coordinator for Pastoral Ministries at Welch College, joins the podcast to share how we can help equip pastors and encourage others to consider their calling to ministry.

Elizabeth Hodges - Women of God

Elizabeth Hodges - Women of God

August 10, 2020
Elizabeth Hodges, executive director of WNAC, joins the podcast to discuss the various ministries the organization has to offer for women of all ages.
 
Tune in to their online Flourish! Conference, "Grace in the Chaos," this Saturday, August 15, on WNAC's Facebook page.
Greg Fawbush - Balance in Athletics

Greg Fawbush - Balance in Athletics

August 7, 2020
As a coach and athletic director, Greg Fawbush's focus is to cultivate the talents of young people so that they can excel in athletics while pursuing a life pleasing to Christ. He gives specific pointers for parents on maintaining the balance of faith and athletics for their children.
 
Greg coached women's baskeball at Seffner Christian Academy for 22 years before becoming athletic director and men's basketball coach at Welch College in 2017. He was inducted into the National Athletic Association of Private Schools Hall of Fame in 2019.
Dr. Greg Ketteman - The Public School as a Mission Field

Dr. Greg Ketteman - The Public School as a Mission Field

August 5, 2020

Dr. Greg Ketteman, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Graduate Dean of Education at Welch College, spent thirty years in the public school systems. He shares how his experience as an educator, coach, and principal was an opportunity to be salt and light in the public schools.

Molly Hudgens - Preparing Your Children to Return to School

Molly Hudgens - Preparing Your Children to Return to School

August 3, 2020

As school resumes across the nation in one form or another, school counselor Molly Hudgens joins the podcast to encourage parents as they prepare their children to return to class.

 

Molly serves as school counselor for Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View, Tennessee. She was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Citizens Honor in 2017 after she talked a student with a loaded handgun out of committing a mass shooting.

Jeff Nichols - Starting a Good News Club in Your Local School

Jeff Nichols - Starting a Good News Club in Your Local School

July 30, 2020

Jeff Nichols joins the podcast to share why it is critical that churches continue to minister to children, and how churches can minister to children in their community by starting a Good News Club in the local school. Jeff serves as the state director for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of Tennessee.

 

Read Jeff's article: Good News for Public Schools.

Bobby Jackson and Robert Picirilli - A Lifelong Friendship

Bobby Jackson and Robert Picirilli - A Lifelong Friendship

July 27, 2020

Evangelist Bobby Jackson and Dr. Robert Picirilli first met at Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College) singing together as part of The Gospeliers quartet, and developed a friendship that has stood the test of time for the last 60 years. They reminisce about their time together and share the value of good friendships and how to maintain them.

Dr. Robert Picirilli - FWB History and the Church Covenant

Dr. Robert Picirilli - FWB History and the Church Covenant

July 23, 2020

On the heels of a historic National Convention, Dr. Robert E. Picirilli joins the podcast to discuss how preserving our rich history gives Free Will Baptists a sense of identity and an appreciation for who we are. He discusses the “main stream” and various “tributaries” of our history as well as the origin of the Church Covenant.

Dr. Picirilli serves as chairman of the Free Will Baptist Historical Commission. His books, “Free Will Baptist History” and “Little Known Chapters in Free Will Baptist History” are available for order from Randall House: https://store.randallhouse.com. #NAFWB

Lindsey Yerby - Equipped to Go Out

Lindsey Yerby - Equipped to Go Out

July 16, 2020
Lindsey Yerby is a law school student currently serving as a legal clerk for the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C. She shares how God led her down her education and career path.
 
Lindsey also credits the Truth and Peace Student Leadership Conference, a ministry of Vertical Three Ministries, with training and preparing her for a career in servant leadership. Find out how your young people can get involved in Truth & Peace at http://verticalthree.com/truthandpeace/.
Dr. Neil Gilliland - A View From Grief’s Window

Dr. Neil Gilliland - A View From Grief’s Window

July 15, 2020
Dr. Neil Gilliland is the author of "A View From Grief's Window" and director of member care for IM, Inc. He shares his first-hand perspective on grief to offer hope and encouragement to those experiencing it.
 
Dr. Gilliland's book is available for order through Randall House: https://store.randallhouse.com/product/a-view-from-griefs-window/.

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