Podcast: The Value of Simple Mentoring

There is something in the air recently at our church and others, regarding mentoring and discipleship. In this All Saints conversation, Brock Bingaman talks with Roc Bottomly, who has a lifetime’s worth of experience in the value of mentoring.

            Mentoring doesn’t have to be complex or difficult or intimidating. Lots of people have reservoirs of wisdom to share with others – wisdom gained through doing life with God, over time. You don’t have to be perfect or have had no struggles to be a good mentor. In fact, just the opposite: broken people who have walked through hard times make good mentors.

            How do you get started? We’ll give some practical help for

 

            • How to start a mentoring relationship

            • What to talk about during meetings

            • How often — and for how long— to meet

 

The process isn’t complicated, and the results can be life-changing—and life-bringing.

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Podcast: The Risk and Mystery of Worship

In this All Saints podcast, Connie and Brock talk with Brad Kilman, the worship pastor at Our Lord’s Community Church. Brad has been leading worship for more than 20 years, ever since he encountered God as a teenager. In the conversation together, we explore the risk and mystery of worship — and talk about what Brad would say to a roomful of young worship leaders.

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Podcast: The Prophetic—Why Is It Central?

In this podcast, we talk about the spiritual gift of prophecy — the kind described in 1 Corinthians 14 where Christians “speak to other people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation” (verse 3). Prophecy is based on who God is: One who speaks and communicates, whose written word begins and ends with His speech. Because prophecy is based on who God is, pursuing it starts not with the gift itself, but with relationship and communion with God.

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Podcast: The Philokalia — A First Look

“The Philoka …what?” That’s what many people might say when they hear the word philokalia. It’s a Greek word that means “love of the beautiful or good.” The Philokalia is a collection of writings from within the Orthodox tradition written from the 4th to the 15th centuries by 35 different monastic authors. You could call these their “best of” spiritual classics. They instruct people on prayer and the life of Jesus — and are surprisingly applicable to our modern world.

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