Doug Balzer and Brent Trask discuss the release of the 2023 reKindle Trend Tracker, emerging issues we need to pay attention to, and the needed posture and response of the Church to align with God’s mission in the world.
50. Trend Tracking for Kingdom Advancement:
Seismic Shifts Affecting Christian Mission
January 24, 2023 • Doug Balzer, Brent Trask
Ep. 59: Pursuing God’s Presence
Dr. Roger Helland is the Prayer Ambassador for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and previously served as district minister of the Baptist General Conference in Alberta. The author of seven books, he has over 35 years of experience as a pastor, denominational leader, adjunct professor at several theological schools, and renewal catalyst. He lives with his wife, Gail in Alberta, Canada.
Ep. 58: Possibilities and Potential Perils of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
May 23, 2023
We are on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution that will profoundly alter how we live, work, relate to one another and engage in God’s mission. As with all technological advances, the possibilities and potential perils are endless. On one side, the missional opportunities are expanding with better real-time translation services, AI discipleship partners and chatbots for social media engagements and so forth. On the other side, there are many ethical challenges and unknowns. Join Jerin Thomas, Nick Kadun and their guests Rev. Dr. Bryce Ashlin-Mayo (Dean of Theology, Ambrose University) and Jeremie Boulianne (Electronics & Robotics Hardware Designer, EZ-Robot, Inc.), for a discussion around possibilities and potential perils of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).
Ep. 57: Building Disciple Making Capacity
April 28, 2023
For decades, the church has focused on increasing "ministry capacity" - where we invite people to events and programs, hoping to make disciples. What could happen if we shifted our focus from "ministry capacity" to Disciple Making Capacity? Join Sarah Hunter and her guests Brian Johnson and Rob Wegner of the KC Underground for a discussion around what it looks like to build the capacity to make disciples within every believer.