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Kingdom Builders

Kingdom Builders

By Matthew Walker
Discover how to live every day on mission for God. And how to practically build His kingdom. So that you can live a life of lasting value.
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How to Stop Doubt From Destroying your faith: What to do when you are faced with deconstruction of your faith.
Doubt happens to all of us in our faith journey. But the difference-maker is how do we respond. Today we talk to Brian Zahnd who is a pastor and author of When Everything's on Fire. We hear every week of Christian celebrities deconstructing their faith. So what are we to do. There is hope. So if you feel like your faith or your loved ones' faith is on fire from the doubts that arise check out this episode and be encouraged.  * If you enjoyed the show and want to improve the listening experience while giving to missions click the link below to become part of our Kingdom Builders Community.  https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder?fan_landing=true
54:51
December 30, 2021
Forming World Changers: How to start teaching kids for life change instead of just information.
Today we speak with Dr. Holly Allen on her new book Forming Resilient Children. She unlocks the secret to teaching kids for life change instead of just information. And tells us how her view of how to disciple children drastically changed after being a part of a church plant early on.  You can check out her helpful book at the link below. https://www.ivpress.com/forming-resilient-children If you are interested in supporting our podcast be sure to click the link below. https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder?fan_landing=true
33:50
October 28, 2021
How to Respond When Good People Suffer: A look at the book of Job.
We all tend to question God when bad things happen to good people or even to ourselves. Eric Ortlund has written a commentary called "Piercing Leviathan God's Defeat of Evil in the Book of Job" on this exact theme in the book of Job. So if your questioning God or feel like God is far away listen in to find some clarity. 
24:26
October 21, 2021
From Making Deals to Drilling Wells: How your detour in life can help you find your destiny
What if you went on a trip that turned your life upside down? That is what happened to Michael J. Mantel the president and CEO of Living Water International. He went from being a single-minded career-focused businessman to drilling water wells in the African bush.  Listen in to today's episode to discover his journey and how to discover if the detour you have taken in life may actually be a God giving you the adventure to move forward with. His journey made such a difference in His life that he wrote a book on that exact theme. The book is called Thirsting for Living Water and can help you find the adventure God has for your life. 
25:37
October 14, 2021
More Than A Song: ( What it Takes For Worship to Be Transformational )
Listen to today's episode where we interview Rory Noland on his new book on worship. Discover how to have transforming worship every Sunday. You can get the book here. 
35:23
August 31, 2021
How to Survive Parenting Your Prodigal
We all love our children. But unfortunately, they can sometimes make the wrong choices. So how can you survive loving your prodigal? Listen in to today's episode as we talk with Mrs. Cheryl Ramsey on how the Lord has helped her with loving her prodigal. If you are blessed by this podcast click the link below to support our show and find bonus materials. https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
25:31
July 01, 2021
Finding Your Yes With Christine Wagoner. (How to Live a Life Open to God's Invitations.)
Do you struggle to know where God is leading you? Do you say yes to the opportunity before you or yes to staying in your current situation? Listen in to today's episode where we talk to Christine Wagoner the author of " Finding Your Yes: Living a Life That's Open to God's Invitations."The links below are affiliate links.  Get the Book Here: https://amzn.to/3qfRQW8  Support Missions and this podcast at this link: https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
39:07
June 18, 2021
How to Keep the News From Controlling Your Hope.
Today we talk to Jeffrey Bilbro on how to look at the news from a Christian perspective. We all are bombarded with news stories from the minute we wake up. Sometimes these news stories can make us feel like there is no hope. So what do we do? That is exactly what Jeffrey talks about in his new book Reading the Times. 
27:12
June 10, 2021
Why Your Approach Matters In Effective Intercultural Evangelism.
If you and I look around we are surrounded by many different cultures with a different worldview than us. Even our fellow Americans may not identify with the traditional Christian worldview that we hold. So should we give up when they don't respond to our efforts to show them the good news? Not at all. Today we talk to the authors of the book Effective Intercultural evangelism on this very topic. 
56:44
June 03, 2021
From Chick-fil-A to Small Groups Pastor
Today we talk to Nathan Thompson on his journey from Chick-fil-A to God calling him to become the small groups pastor at Christ Church in West Monroe, Louisiana.
31:50
May 27, 2021
How Faithfulness is the Key to Success with Chad Merrel
Today we speak with the Lead Pastor of North Rock Hill Church on how faithfulness has been the key factor in seeing God's blessing come about.  
41:18
May 20, 2021
Kyle Beshears On How to Share When They Don't Care
How do you get through to people who don't desire nor care about Christianity? Discover the surprising answer in this interview with Kyle Beshears on his new book Apethism: How to Share When They Don't Care. Kyle Beshears (PhD, SBTS) serves as instructor of Christian studies and associate dean of the School of Christian Studies at the University of Mobile, and teaching pastor at Mars Hill Church in Mobile, AL. Get the book: https://amzn.to/3bFzoQL learn more about Kyle: https://kylebeshears.com/ Give to our mission: https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
38:54
May 13, 2021
What Would the Apostle Paul Say?
Today we look at Acts 17:22-23 on what we can learn from the Apostle Paul's approach on ministering to people that are different.
09:31
May 12, 2021
How to Find Joy by Seeking Gods Kingdom with Christine Hoover
Today we talk with Christine Hoover about her new Bible Study " Seek First the Kingdom". Christine is an author, podcaster, and pastor's wife.  Discover the truth that can bring you true joy. When we learn how to seek the Kingdom of God we find joy without limits. Click on the links below to find out more information about this Bible Study, her other books, and her podcast.  Click Here for the Bible Study: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/seek-first-the-kingdom-bible-study ( affiliate link ) Click here for Christine's latest book:https://amzn.to/3h0LabK Click here for Christine's Podcast" By Faith ": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/by-faith-with-christine-hoover/id1341513188
30:39
May 06, 2021
3 Steps to Becoming a Hope Dealer
Today we look at 1 Peter 3:15 on how vital hope is in us changing the world. 
09:20
May 05, 2021
How To Keep Social Media and Keep Your Sanity with Doug Bursch.
Have you ever wanted to delete your Social Media accounts? Is it possible to have a Christian presence on social sites? Also, how do you deal with trolls in a loving way? In his new book Posting Peace Doug S. Bursch gives a way forward for all of us on social media. Douglas S. Bursch is the copastor of Evergreen Foursquare Church in Auburn, Washington.He earned a DMin from George Fox Evangelical Seminary with his dissertation research focusing on social media.A former newspaper columnist and talk radio host, Doug has produced and hosted over 1,200 Christian radio broadcasts. He is the producer and host of the Fairly Spiritual Show radio program and podcast. (links below are affiliate links) Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/3ntmqKt Support this podcast and get free merch here: https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
54:41
April 29, 2021
The Easy Way or the Hard Way.
Today we look at some verses in Jude on how to approach people. Do we hit them with the hard truth? Do we hit them with compassion? Tune in to find out.
06:09
April 28, 2021
The Road to Success is Not Where Everyone Tells You: (Values-Driven leadership in a success-Driven World)
Today we talk to someone who has truly led a kingdom life. Richard Stearns enjoyed a successful corporate career at Parker Brothers, Gillette, and as the CEO of  Lenox. But God called him to leave it all to become the president and CEO of World Vision. In his book Lead Like it Matters To God Richard shares the driving force behind success. Listen in to today's episode to avoid the pitfalls of success-driven leadership and how you can apply these principles today to create lasting value in your life today. ( links below are affiliate links ) get the book:  https://amzn.to/3ntetFb Click here to support our podcast and support missions. Free merch included 
49:47
April 22, 2021
The Key To Not Wasting Your Hinge Moment With D. Michael Lindsay
If you can master your transition moments you can master your life. Today we speak with D. Michael Lindsay who was the eighth president of Gordon College. The College has flourished since his appointment as president.  He is also currently transitioning to become the president of Taylor University. D. Lindsay was a member of the sociology faculty at Rice University. Lindsay earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. One of his previous books " Faith in the Halls of Power" was nominated for the nonfiction Pulitzer prize in 2007. We discuss his new book Hinge Moments. In His book, he shows how making the most of life's transitions is the key to greatness.  https://www.amazon.com/Hinge-Moments-Making-Lifes-Transitions/dp/0830841792 https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
27:29
April 15, 2021
Change Your Method and Change Your World
Today we look at John 9:1-8 where Jesus heals a blind man by a surprising method. Tune in to discover what God says about our methods and how changing our views of people can change them eternally. 
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April 14, 2021
Bringing Jesus to the Gym: A Conversation With Oral Roberts's Paul Mills.
In todays episode we talk to Oral Roberts's University Basketball coach Paul Mills. He tells us some of the lessons he has learned along the way and  how his faith intersects with his career as a coach. 
39:14
April 08, 2021
You Are God's Plan A
Today We look at 2 Corinthians 5:20 on how God has chosen to use everyday people to do extraordinary things.  
06:43
April 07, 2021
Trading Anxiety for Hope With Sarah Zylstra.
Today we talk to Sarah Zylstra about her new book that she wrote with Colin Hansen. She is the senior writer and faith-and-work editor for The Gospel Coalition. Her new book Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age highlights stories of regular people making a big impact on the Kingdom of God. Listen in to discover how you can be the good news someone needs in a world of bad news. Also check out our patreon page if you are blessed by our ministry.  https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/sarah-eekhoff-zylstra/ https://www.amazon.com/Gospelbound-Living-Resolute-Hope-Anxious-ebook/dp/B08DMXJ1F8 https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
39:01
April 01, 2021
The #1 Strategy For Successful Life Change.
Today we look at Ephesians 4:15 where Paul shares a must have attitude for seeing people who are far from God to become close to God.
07:48
March 31, 2021
Why You Need A Grace Bomb With Pat Linnell.
Today we talk with Pat Linnell who is the founder of the non profit Grace Bomb. Regular bombs destroy lives whereas spirit led acts of grace redeem lives.  Pat felt God calling him out of a comfortable job as a teaching pastor to start an organization that equips everyday Christians to commit acts of grace that can bring life change across America. Listen in to hear success stories of what Grace Bombs can do and how it can change your community. Be sure to check out his book  " Grace Bomb" and take advantage of the free resources available for churches at his website. Also don't forget if you are blessed by this podcast click our patreon link below. When you support us through patreon you get free merch every three months and access to exclusive posts. Also half of your support goes to the International Mission Board.  https://www.gracebomb.org/partnerchurches https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Bomb-Surprising-Impact-Neighbors/dp/0830782001 https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
41:37
March 25, 2021
Even The Bible Belt Needs The Gospel
Today we look at Romans 10:13-14 where Paul shows us we have to use words when sharing the gospel. We learn how even in the Bible Belt the gospel has to be proclaimed. We may not get out neighbors to church but we can get them to our living rooms. Listen in to discover how to deal with fear of witnessing and what our responsibility is. If you are blessed by this podcast visit our Patreon page below to Kingdom Builders merch every three months and get exclusive access to Patreon only posts. On top of this half of your support will go to the International Mission Board and the other half will go towards making this ministry more effective. https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
08:13
March 23, 2021
How to Love Your Neighborhood Into Life Change With Don Everts
Today we interview Don Everts on his book The Hopeful Neighborhood: What Happens When Christians Pursue the Common Good. He is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries  and has served as a pastor and campus pastor. He has also been a speaker  and trainer for Alpha and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Listen in to discover how the key to getting the neighborhood to love your church is getting your church to love the neighborhood. To support Kingdom Builders click on our Patreon link below. Supporters can get free merch every 3 months and half of all support goes to the international mission board.   https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder https://www.amazon.com/Hopeful-Neighborhood-Happens-Christians-Pursue/dp/0830848037 https://www.hopefulneighborhood.org/
34:26
March 18, 2021
Choose the Great Commission Over Great Complaining
Today we look at John 3:17 where we discover how our world can actually change for the better. If you are blessed by this podcast make sure to support us on Patreon.  https://www.patreon.com/KingdomBuilder
06:06
March 16, 2021
How To Turn Your Dinner Table Into A Discipleship Table
Everyone loves a good meal and everyone has a dinner table. Listen in today to discover how you can use your everyday dinner table to see the lives of people around you radically changed for Christ. Today we talk to Rev. Dr. Greg Mamula on his new book Table Life: An Invitation to Everyday Discipleship. Greg is the Associate Executive Minister for the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska. He has a Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in the Jewish context of the New Testament from Northern Seminary. If you would like to get in touch with him click on the links below. https://table-life.org/ https://www.judsonpress.com/Products/J283/table-life.aspx
44:32
March 11, 2021
How the Gospel Can Turn Enemies Into Friends.
We all deal with people that we do not like. So how can we turn those we call enemies into friends? We find the answer in Acts 16:25-34 where Paul sees his enemy turn into a friend through the power of the gospel.
09:12
March 09, 2021
How one pastor brought the gospel from the church foyer to the Ford dealership
In today's episode Dr. Greg Clark from Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe, La shares with us how he came to be the chaplain of a Ford dealership. He has been ministering to this business for over twenty years. During that time he has seen God change lives in the workplace. Listen in to discover how you to can successfully bring Jesus to the places you go every day. All through leveraging the power of relationships. 
30:04
March 04, 2021
Why What You Want Isn't Always Productive
Today we look at Matthew 16:24-26 on the most important step for life change. That being discovering what it means to take up our cross and follow Jesus. Listen in to discover the key to life change in yourself and others. A key that is often ignored but always successful. 
07:57
March 02, 2021
How God Took a Pilot From the Cockpit to the Pulpit.
Listen in to discover a wonderful example of someone living on mission for God. Seizures may have taken Pastor Kevin out of the commercial pilot game but it did not destroy his faith. Discover how God brought him through the good times of being a pilot, the painful times of health scares, and the new times of transitioning into a life of pastoring. Also discover how even when he was a pilot he was living out His Christian witness. 
24:53
February 25, 2021
How whatever it takes is what it takes to win your world.
We all want to Win our World for Christ. But are we willing to do whatever it takes? Today we look at Luke 5:17-20 where a paralyzed man's friends were willing to do just that. Listen in to hear about these men's bold faith that made a huge difference.  
11:34
February 23, 2021
From Angry at God to accepted By God.
In Andrews words his anger towards God over losing his dad caused him to deny that God exists at least on the outside. But in his heart, he knew God was there. So after finally calling out to God, the Lord answered him in a big way. Today he is the first to tell someone about Jesus and his now-wife helps lead worship at church. Tune in to discover the hope that the gospel changes everything. All we have to do is share it. 
13:52
February 18, 2021
The Greatest Example of How to Speak the Truth in Love
Today we look at Luke 19:1-10 where Jesus shows us how people will change when the truth in spoken in love. 
06:50
February 16, 2021
From Police Officer to Missions Pastor
Most people after retirement spend the rest of their life enjoying the fruit of their labor and  living out the American dream. Todays guest James Keys the mission pastor at Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe, Louisiana chose a kingdom building path. As a police officer His career involved undercover work , patrol, and supervisory roles. After retiring from the police force,  years past and  he found himself being called by God to become the missions pastor for Cedar Crest. Listen in to discover his story and you never know his story might open your eyes to what God is calling you to do in your next phase of life.   
30:15
February 11, 2021
How what Your good At Is Good for The Kingdom of God.
Today we look at Acts 9:36-42 about how one disciple used what she was good at to make a difference for the kingdom of God. We all have different talents and when we use those gifts as this woman did in the book of Acts then communities are changed.Discover how to leverage your gift to lead people to Christ. 
07:55
February 09, 2021
The Reason Why Technology and the Church Mix Well Together ( radio edition )
Tech and the church have had a rocky relationship at times. Today we look at an often forgotten avenue of communication that is surprisingly still impactful.We interview Bro. Craig Beeman to discover how lives are still being changed through their churches radio ministry. So changed in fact that one of their broadcasts literally saved a mans life. If you are interested in reading the article we mention in the podcast click the link below.  https://radio.co/blog/radio-still-popular
16:44
February 04, 2021
The One Man Desert Revival
In this episode of Kingdom Builders we look at the amazing story of Phillip and how he obeyed God for His glory. 
07:52
February 02, 2021