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Experiments in Evangelism – Expert Interview with Christy Wimber (SNEAK PEEK)

Christy-wimber-lgIn the world of outreach there are many approaches to connecting with people that work well. Christy Wimber is the pastor of the Vineyard Church of Yorba Linda (California). In the four-year history of this church lots of common, everyday people have been experimenting with the use of God’s touch in people’s lives to see a profound difference made. As the people of this congregation step out to pray for others they see some interesting, drawing things take place. They are consistently seeing people come into relationship with Christ as a result of serving and praying their way into other’s lives. Christy will be sharing stories about her people who have been experimenting with power evangelism as well as servant evangelism. In both cases the person doing the sharing is in need of the presence of God before a difference can be made with not-yet believers.

Listen in on this practical and encouraging discussion between myself and Christy Wimber. You will pick up on nuggets of encouragement that will be easily transferred to your people. This is doable. This is also dynamic. Your people can do this stuff – with gusto!

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Creating God Space – Doug Pollock Expert Interview (SNEAK PEEK)

Suffering from “evangiphobia?” Been turned off by evangelistic methods in the past? Trying to figure out how to start spiritual conversations with your friends, co-workers, and family members without turning them off? … then maybe it’s time to learn how to create some “God Space”! Doug Pollock, author of “God Space”, and co-author of the award winning book, “Irresistible Evangelism” will be serving as our guide in this interview to help us cross the us / them divide.

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Doug PollockAbout Doug Pollock

Doug’s passion for spiritual conversations has taken him to 36 different countries, six of our seven continents, and throughout most of the United States. Doug is committed to helping Christ followers increase the quality and quantity of their spiritual conversations in natural, doable, and practical ways. He is convinced that the church must leave the building on Sunday equipped to engage the culture with conversations that create plausibility for the Christian faith in the Monday through Saturday world.

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Committing To God’s Long View – Expert Interview with Doug Roe (SNEAK PEEK)

How do we commit to the long haul project God is working out through you? Pastor Doug Roe shares in depth many words of wisdom as he reflects on 20 years of reaching out in his city. Doug connects with the heart when he explains the vital importance of having a deep call from God.

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About Doug Roe

Doug Roe is the Founding Pastor of the Dayton Vineyard, “A pretty good church.” Doug planted the Vineyard 15 years ago. Doug’s passion is to reach broken, hurting people from all walks of life, restoring dignity and empowering people to do ministry. His life mission is “to leave Dayton better than I found it.” In Doug’s approach to ministry, he strives to be both spiritual and smart at the same time. With the help of some good friends, the Dayton Vineyard has grown from a few people to regular attendance of more than 3000 per week.

How To Re-Engage The Church: Expert Interview with Ike Reighard SNEAK PEEK

This is one of the most moving expert interviews to date. Pastor Ike Reighard shares with us how his trek has taken him from large churches he has started all the way to smaller works that have been renewed. This is the story of renewal.

How many times have you seen churches that have lost the steam that was once behind their backs? To lose momentum is not the end of the world for any of us. It is however a significant factor to mix in with what we are facing. God is up to the notion of renewing congregations. We need to have a hopeful approach to things. We are hopefully going to find the way forward in all that is going on.

There are multitudes of churches in America today that have great facilities but lack the essential leadership that is needed to put those facilities to the proper use. Ike  believes we are standing on the edge of some great changes in the American church scene. We need to open our hearts to doing things a little differently however. We are the ones who are able to rearrange the details of the local church such that the old can work with the new. With the interworking of the old with the new we can build churches that are going to be established in full on strength.

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About Ike Reighard

Ike has served at Piedmont Church since January 2006 (as Interim Pastor) and became the Lead Pastor in February 2007.  Prior to Piedmont, over his career he was the Founding Pastor of NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia; he was the Lead Pastor at the North Campus of First Baptist Church of Atlanta; he was the Senior Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia (recognized as the 2nd fastest growing church in the Southern Baptist Convention under his leadership.)  While serving at NorthStar Church and Piedmont Church, Ike was the Chief People Officer of Homebanc Mortgage in Atlanta, Georgia (recognized for four  consecutive years as one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For while he was the CPO.)

Ike is the author of three books – Treasures from the Dark, Discovering Your Northstar, and Discovering Your Northstar Journal.  He  has co-authored a daily devotional book with Zig Ziglar that is scheduled to be released by Tyndale House in the Fall of 2009.

Ike is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mercer University (B.A. – Religion.)  He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry  degrees from Luther Rice Seminary.

Ike and his wife Robin have two daughters – Danielle and Abigail.