Missions-minded churches know Acts 1:8 cold--or do we? In this Ramp-Up, we need reminding of the most important part of the last verse we have before Jesus ascended back to the Father. Let's talk about that.
He is risen (indeed)! On the heels of a report about decreased membership in churches, synagogues, and mosques, Phil Zuckerman pens an op-ed about how this is actually a good thing if America wants to move forward progressively. Let’s talk about that.
(Recorded April 4, 2021.)
We were so grateful to have Dr. Al Barrera with us. Al serves as a Church Planting Catalyst with our North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He shares his testimony, the work of NAMB, and the hope of the gospel through the local church.
Good Friday morning, everyone! Every so often I hear of missionaries and church planters using the term "persons of peace" in their efforts to reach their communities for the gospel. What could this mean for an established church? Let's talk about that--and anything else that may arise.
In this episode, Pastor Matt takes some time to talk with Josh and Jennifer Armstrong, IMB missionaries who preparing for Western Europe. They are currently residents at our Mission House. Let's take time to get to know them a little better, shall we?
Welcome to the #BeMakeXSend podcast. My name is Matthew Perry, Lead Pastor at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, CO. Today, we sit and talk with Kevin Hasenack, one of the elders of Calvary Church-Wellspring in Aurora, CO. We will spend time talking about discipleship both in an international missions setting as well as in a church plant setting here in the Denver metro area. We will also talk about ways that partnerships among churches can be most beneficial. Thanks for stopping by. You’ll be glad you did.
Welcome to the #BeMakeXSend podcast. My name is Matthew Perry, Lead Pastor at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, CO. Today, we sit and talk with Kara Sudduth, Kids Ministry Coordinator - RahaPlace (3 years old - 1st Grade) at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, CO. She is married to Jake and has four precious children.
"If you had told me 10 years ago that this is where my life would be I would have laughed in your face. Life has taken so many unexpected turns but I’m so grateful to be where I am. God has redeemed my story and made it so beautiful."
Discipleship is often about redeeming stories to the glory of God. Thanks for stopping by. You'll be glad you did!
Welcome to the #BeMakeXSend podcast. My name is Matthew Perry, Lead Pastor at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, CO. Today, we sit and talk with Gar Hoover. Gar serves as the youth leader at our church. He is currently a student at Denver Seminary, studying Pastoral Care and Counseling. We will spend time talking about his conversion and call to ministry, as well as his experience as a 20-something seminary student.
Define discipleship (2 mins).
Tell me how you came to Christ and how were you discipled.
How did God work in you in your call to ministry?
What are some of the joys and challenges of seminary?
What role does discipleship play in your role at ARBC?
Check out http://www.instagram.com/garhoover_music and http://www.youtube.com/garhoover.
Welcome to the #BeMakeXSend podcast. My name is Matthew Perry, Lead Pastor at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, CO. Today, we sit and talk with Mat and Amy Kountz. Mat and Amy are currently serving in Cuenca Ecuador through Reaching and Teaching Ministries, with their children - William, Lina, Jude, and Oliver. Mat completed an MA in Missiology at Southern Seminary and an MA in Church Planting at Southeastern Seminary and is doing Doctoral Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missions and Theology. The Kountzes intend to train and mobilize Ecuadorian pastors and missionaries to reach their own neighboring communities as well as peoples beyond the borders of Ecuador. The way they work towards this goal is church planting, partnering with church-planters and local church leaders, and training leaders in formal and informal manners including the founding of a formal Bible School in the major university city of Cuenca. We will talk about discipleship in their context and ways that local churches that engage in international short term missions can best help and serve the Christians with which they partner. Thanks for tuning in. You’ll be glad you did.
Kountz Family Mission Page: https://reachingandteaching.org/missionaries/kountzfamily
Arapahoe Road Baptist Church: http://www.arbc.net
BeMakeXSend blog: http://www.bemakeXsend.com
Welcome to the #BeMakeXSend podcast. My name is Matthew Perry, Lead Pastor at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, CO. Today, we sit down and talk with Mark Combs, Lead Pastor of Summit Community Church in Hazard, Kentucky. Mark and I go way back to seminary days at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the early 2000s. It’s been remarkable seeing how God has used Summit for His glory and the good of those in Hazard. Thank you for tuning in. You’ll be glad you did.
(We apologize in advance for the audio quality on Mark's end. As we continue to have these conversations, we're also looking for better production quality from a guy with a computer, a microphone, and a desire to have discipleship conversations. If any of you have advice or help to give, please let me know.)
On this very first episode, we interview former ARBC staff member and current missionary to Ireland via World Venture, Scott Morter. We will talk about discipleship, missions, and various other matters toward the end. Thanks for tuning in!
Our aim at Arapahoe Road Baptist Church in Centennial, CO (arbc.net) is to be, make, multiply, and send hopeful, joyful disciples of Jesus. Through conversations with pastors and other church leaders, we will seek to make this a reality. Thank you for tuning in.