Today we are joined by Kevin Durham, founder of This Is My Story. Kevin and his wife, X Games gold medalist Emily Copeland Durham, are frequent guests of Word of Life's teen camps. Kevin shares the heart behind This Is My Story, which focuses specifically on sharing the stories of professional athletes whose lives have been changed by Jesus and using those stories to share hope and truth. We discuss the importance of storytelling in ministry, the power of a story to change lives, and the value of understanding that each one of us has a unique story, authored by God. Tune in to hear a bit of the Durham's journey through infertility, adoption, and seeing how God provides in seasons of brokenness. To watch more of their story, visit https://vimeo.com/171950931
On today's episode of the Word of Life Podcast, Brice and Jonathan are joined by David Collum of the Pocket Testament League. As CEO of this ministry, David is committed to helping and equipping believers to read God's Word, carry it, and share it with others. Tune in to hear the story of how this world-wide organization was started, as well as some incredible testimonies of lives changed (and saved) through the power of shared Scripture.
Today on the Podcast we sit down with a student from the Bible Instituteand her name is Alexa Miller. Alexa and her friends started a blog that is called Imposing Grandeur. The purpose behind blog is to help young ladies who want to go farther and deeper in their faith. To check out the blog you can go here imposinggrandeur.org
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On today's episode of the Word of Life Podcast, we introduce you to our friend John Kenyan. John graciously shares wisdom from his many years of walking with the Lord, including topics like growth, doubt, studying the Bible, and loving people well. He shares personal stories of how people lovingly encouraged him back to God when he was struggling with his faith, eventually leading him to minister to the inmates of the local prison. We know you will be encouraged and challenged by this episode!
This week on the podcast we listen to a different podcast that Word of Life offers. This one is hosted by Brian Baker from Local Church Ministries. Here is the description for the episode.
How much impact can one life really have? Being a youth leader can feel like a thankless position, leading many to question if it's worth it. Today, you will hear the testimony of Mark Morse. Mark was once a lost 12 year old in New England, until he heard the Gospel through a local church youth ministry. Today, Mark is a Chick-fil-A franchisee in North Carolina with a thriving ministry in his local community.
Here a link if you'd like to listen to more of the Multiply! podcast. https://lcm.wol.org/multiply/
On today's episode of the Word of Life Podcast, Phil Moser shares with us his brand new men's ministry resource, "4M Training." This new program, launching in January, is specifically geared toward helping men overcome obstacles, communicate with each other in accountability, and see victory over sin while getting them interested and committed to studying God's Word. Join Tyler, Jonathan, and Phil as they discuss practically what works, what doesn't work and how to best minister to the men in your life.
Check out recording artist Ian Zumback's brand new, never released single, "Hope Beyond Despair," played for the first time ever, here on the Word of Life Podcast! Jonathan and Tyler sit down with Ian and discuss the heart behind his music, the creative writing process, and how he got started in the music industry. Ian is a talented musician, but even moreso, and incredible lyricist who writes with sincerity. You can hear more of his music and follow his tour dates at ianzumback.com or oldbearrecords.merchnow.com
On this episode of the Word of Life Podcast, we sit down with Mark and Malachi Hall and hear about their ministry with Word of Life in the Caribbean. The father/son duo spend most of their time in Bermuda, an island with a passion for training up youth to share the Gospel. Bermuda’s churches are small but growing, as is the need for youth leaders, pastors, and missionaries to help train and equip the next generation. Could God be calling you to serve overseas? Listen in as Jonathan talks with Mark about how to know when God is leading someone to the mission field.
How much do you really know about foster care? On this week's episode of the Word of Life Podcast, Ray Deck exposes many of the common misconceptions surrounding the foster care system. Ray is the founder of Skookum kids, an organization based in Bellingham, WA, that seeks to serve children and families in foster care by providing safety and care in the most critical hours. Tune in as Ray, Tyler, and Jonathan discuss the story of how Skookum kids came to be, and find out how you can be involved follwoing God's command to look after "the least of these."
This week on the Word of Life Podcast we had Dominick Cox from Driven Eleven join us in the studio. He talked about his past and how God saved him. But what Tyler and Jonathan really went deep on was a simple question, "How do you know God is calling you to something new?" Dominick talks a lot about how he went from selling buses (literally) to leading a band with a purpose for God. How his family put their house on the market when they sensed God moving them on to something else.
Dominick also tells us about his work with Food for the Hungry and using his platform to further the Gospel in more ways than just music. From his work with Driven Eleven to helping Food for the Hungry Dominick shares a wonderful story of how God can use our talents and abilities for His glory.
In Part two of our interview with Matt, we talk about what a Mormon has to give up to come to Jesus. Often they lose their jobs, their friends, and even their families when they accept the Gospel. We also dive into different methods Matt's church uses to reach this hard to reach people in a place where 80% of Christian churches fail.
Who says you have to be a pastor to serve the Lord? Today’s guest is world renown DJ Jacob Towe. Jacob tells us his story, sharing how his time at Word of Life prepared him to be a light in the world of weddings and events. Listen in as we talk about perspective, influence, and making your dreams a reality!
Sergio Cariello is a Brazilian - American Comic Book Illustrator who has worked for major corporations such as Marvel, DC and Disney drawing all the characters we have come to love. More than these great accomplishments, Sergio spent years illustrating the Bible which was released in 2010 called, "The Action Bible." Sergio is a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute and has graciously sat down with us today to share his life story.
Throughout this episode we learn from Pastor Jonathan Falwell as he communicates the importance of prayer and the power behind it as well as becoming closer to God through reading the Bible. Jonathan speaks of his dad, Jerry Falwell, and the ministry that God has blessed Jonathan with at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA.
This two part series of the Life Story of John Yarosh is both captivating and heart-wrenching. No doubt that you will be blessed by John's story and the journey that he has taken to find Christ. Join me as we listen into the Life Story of John Yarosh.
Today we dive deep into questions that have been asked since the beginning of man...where did we come from, who created us and how old is the Earth that we are living on? Dr. Terry Mortenson has a Phd in the History of Geology and has lectured on the Creation - Evolution controversy in 22 countries since the late 1970's. Today he shares his knowledge with us and unveils the truth of where we came from and what our purpose is on this Earth.
During this episode we take a look at the life of Matt Hammitt who for the past 20 years was with the band, Sanctus Real. In 2015 he stepped away from the band and during this episode you will discover why. We also discover where Matt is today and where God is leading him in the future.
This episode we dive deep into the topic of Leadership. What does it mean to be a leader? Are their steps that you can take to becoming a better leader? Join Mike Calhoun and myself as we dive into this important subject of Leadership.
In this episode we dive into the world of Youth Camp Ministry. Why send your child to camp? What are the benefits from camp? What questions should you be asking to find out the best camp for your son or daughter? Today we discuss all of these things and also take a look into the inner workings of camp. Join Tommy Sewall the Camp Director for the Word of Life Island and myself as we discuss these topics and more.
With us today is Brian Baker the Northern Regional Coordinator for Local Church Ministries within Word of Life. The attendance to local churches are shocking as each year the numbers diminish. Brian is here today to explain why that is and what we can do as believers to help the local church.
With us today is Tom Phillips, a long time friend and asset to the Word of Life ministry. Living the Christian life is not easy and today we get real as we learn from Tom what being a Christian is all about and how we can know for sure that we truly are a follower of Christ.
Today we take the time to interview a friend of our ministry; Andy Finch. Every year Andy comes up to Word of Life Snowcamp to teach students snowboarding tricks and share his heart for God. In this episode we'll discuss what God has been doing in Andy's life and where he is headed.