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Saving the Persecuted Church

October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019 • Sam Rohrer, Gary Dull, Dede Laugesen

On November 3rd, believers around the world will participate in an international day of prayer for persecuted Christians. In much of the world, the plight of these men, women, and children is dire. While you and I can hardly imagine the suffering and difficulties believers in other countries experience-the Bible tells us that we’re to “remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being (y)ourselves also in the body”. On this Stand in the Gap Weekend program, Dede Laugesen with Save the Persecuted Christians, is going to give us an update from the perspective of someone who’s on the frontlines in the battle against worldwide persecution. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Gary Dull Guest: Dede Laugesen

Christianity, Culture, and Credibility

November 10, 2019

The story is all too familiar. A young person, raised in a Christian home, possibly homeschooled or having attended a Christian school, made a profession of faith, by all accounts embraced a biblical worldview...and suddenly they walk away. They turn their back on what they’ve known and decided they’ve missed out on life and they begin to ‘sow their wild oats’ as the saying goes. The pain of watching a beloved son or daughter stray from the faith is particularly distressing, especially for the parent that has poured a lifetime of love and prayers into them. However, we know there is always hope for this kind of situation. John Dickerson,our guest for this program, was born and raised in a loving Christian home, but found himself questioning the validity of the Bible, the story of Jesus and the need for salvation. Over time, his journey led him to discover the truth for himself, which led to a career in journalism, apologetics, and eventually the pastorate. Host: Sam Rohrer Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: John Dickerson

Your Work Matters: Doing ALL to the Glory of God

November 3, 2019 • November 3, 2019

The fast food restaurant, McDonald’s, reportedly spent over one million dollars last year installing kiosks and other technology to its stores. Experts believe the fast food industry will be the first to be run by robots. Why, you might ask? Well, a telling headline by CNBC this past August, said this, ”Panera is losing 100% of its workers every year as Fast Food Turnover Crisis Worsens”. On this program, Host Isaac Crockett will be interviewing Pastor Josh Crockett about his "theology of work". Could it be that much of this tech savvy generation has lost the ability to work with their hands, to shoulder responsibility when it comes to steady employment and take pride in a job well done? They'll be answering these questions and more on this program titled, "Your Work Matters". Host: Isaac Crockett Co-host: Dr. Gary Dull Guest: Pastors Josh Crockett

October-Pastor's Appreciation Month

October 27, 2019 • October 27, 2019 • Keith Wiebe, Gary Dull, Marty Von

October is Pastor’s Appreciation month. A time set aside to honor our church leaders and express appreciation for their service in the work of the Lord. Did you know that the job of being a Pastor is considered one of the most stressful jobs, second only to stay-at-home-Moms with young children? Add today’s challenging cultural issues into the mix and it’s a recipe for burnout, family trouble, and even suicide. One Pastor described how he feels by saying, “ “Pastoring is like being a Gumby doll. You will get pulled in many directions and sometimes feel like a limb (is) fall(ing) off.” Unfortunately, Pastors are usually on call 24/7 tending to the needs of their church while often neglecting the needs of their own spouse and children. This program features an interview between Dr. Keith Wiebe, VP of State Chapter Development, and Dr. Marty Von, founder and President of ChurchCare discussing the needs of Pastors and how you can help.