Equip & Engage

24. Trends in Big Tech—what churches should know (Part one)

March 5, 2021

Carolyn talks with Nate Kach, Senior Product Manager at Subsplash, about his background in Big Tech and current trends that churches should know about. Plus, listen in to hear the benefits and true cost of “free” technology like social media.

23. Is church engagement the new attendance? (with Lee Coate)

February 19, 2021

Lee Coate, executive pastor for ministry and media at The Crossing Church and consultant at Growmentum (a church consulting group focused on helping churches and their leaders maximize their potential) joins us to discuss how churches can build culture with intentional language. Plus, listen in to hear how The Crossing measures engagement in their community. Learn more about Growmentum Group: www.growmentumgroup.com Learn more about The Crossing: www.thecrossinglv.com

22. Equipping your worship team to serve joyfully—and keep growing (with Jason Houtsma)

January 26, 2021

Founder Jason Houtsma shares how Worship Artistry—an online tool to learn and practice worship music—recognized the "burnout" involved in preparing weekend worship and addressed it by building a platform dedicated to helping churches invest back into their teams. Learn more about Worship Artistry: www.worshipartistry.com

21. Embracing technology to deepen discipleship (with National Community Church)

January 13, 2021

Lead Pastor Mark Batterson, Technology Director Matt Ortiz, and Groups Pastor Amanda Seidler join us from National Community Church—a multi-campus church based in Washington D.C.—to discuss how they utilize technology for deeper connections with their community. Plus, hear how they launched a daily devotional podcast, digital prayer meetings, TV apps, and more to stay connected in an unpredictable year for their church. Learn more about National Community Church: www.national.cc

20. Deepening biblical literacy through technology (with Jon Sharpe)

December 31, 2020

Chief Relations Officer Jon Sharpe shares how the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. is striving to engage people of all backgrounds with the transformative power of scripture. Listen in to hear how the museum is fulfilling its mission through technology and innovation. Learn more about the Museum of the Bible: www.museumofthebible.org

19. Taking historical traditions from the pulpit to print (with Esau McCaulley)

November 11, 2020

Dr. Esau McCaulley—writer, Anglican priest, and New Testament scholar—joins us to discuss his recent book, “Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope.” Listen in to hear how studying Scripture from other perspectives and church traditions can be invaluable for Christians of all backgrounds. Learn more about Dr. Esau McCaulley: www.esaumccaulley.com

18. Seeking revival & reconciliation in a multiethnic church (with Derwin Gray)

October 23, 2020

Dr. Derwin Gray shares how he and his wife set out to build the multigenerational and multiethnic community that would become Transformation Church. Plus, hear how they’re using technology to stay connected with their community and expand their reach through TV apps on the Subsplash Platform. Learn more about Derwin Gray: www.derwinlgray.com

See the Good | Jesse Eisenhart, True North Church

July 21, 2020

Jesse Eisenhart, lead pastor of True North Church, shares how they are embracing the unique circumstance of ministry amidst a pandemic to reflect upon and adapt their strategy in order to better understand, serve, and equip their community. Learn more about True North Church: www.truenorth.cc

See the Good | Zach Bolen, Citizens

July 14, 2020

Zach Bolen of the Seattle-based band Citizens shares how they’re continuing to release music amidst the pandemic and in the process have provided churches with new songs to sing and make their own. Learn more about Citizens: www.wearecitizens.net Download The Joy of Being chord charts: www.weareworship.com/citizens

See the Good | Jamie Winship, Identity Exchange

July 7, 2020

Jamie Winship shares how his organization, Identity Exchange, is helping people face the realities of life during a pandemic—and experience personal growth in spite of it. Learn more about Identity Exchange: www.identityexchange.com

See the Good | Jamie Aten & Kent Annan, Humanitarian Disaster Institute

June 30, 2020

Jamie Aten and Kent Annan join us from Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute, the first faith-based academic disaster research center in the United States. Listen in to hear how they’re providing churches with timely resources regarding spiritual health, reopening, the future of the church, and so much more. Learn more about the Humanitarian Disaster Institute: www.wheaton.edu/HDI Learn more about the Spiritual First Aid Hub: www.spiritualfirstaidhub.com

See the Good | Bert Alcorn, Anthem Ventura

June 23, 2020

Bert Alcorn, lead pastor of Anthem Ventura, shares how they are embracing the reality of ministry amidst a pandemic by thoughtfully reexamining and adapting their strategy in order to come out of this season looking more like Jesus. Learn more about Anthem Ventura: www.anthemventura.org

17. Innovating amidst crisis & injustice (with Julian Lowe)

June 17, 2020

Julian Lowe, lead pastor of Oasis Church, joins us to discuss how crisis is an opportunity for the Church to reveal deep truths and bring transformational change. Learn more about Oasis Church: www.oasisla.org

See the Good | Sam Eitzen, The SnapBar

June 9, 2020

Sam Eitzen shares how The SnapBar, a custom photo booth company, has adapted their strategy amidst a challenging economic climate. Plus, hear how this shift enabled them to support struggling local businesses in the process. Learn more about Keep Your City Smiling: www.keepyourcitysmiling.com

See the Good | Ken Weigel, The Bible Project

May 26, 2020

Ken Weigel shares how The Bible Project is continuing to come alongside churches by providing free Scripture-based content through a new initiative sparked by the increase of people experiencing church at home. Learn more about The Bible Project: https://bibleproject.com/