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How 'Bout We Do This Together?

How 'Bout We Do This Together?

By Northwest Christian Network

This podcast features interviews and messages from speakers and Christian leaders connected with the Northwest Christian Network and the events we host throughout the year--especially the Northwest Christian Convention.
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210. "Through the Church": A Look Forward at the '23 Convention with Presidents Casey & Matt Holmes
210. "Through the Church": A Look Forward at the '23 Convention with Presidents Casey & Matt Holmes
In the season 2 finale, co-hosts Chad and Becca DeKay talk with Casey and Matt Holmes about why they love the Northwest Christian Convention, and their vision for next year's gathering. The theme is "Through the Church": a celebration of everything God is doing through his church, in EVERY congregation. Speakers will include Dr. Melisa Ortiz-Berry of Bushnell University and Dr. John mark Hicks of Lipscomb University. Listin in on the conversation to find out more about what's going to be happening next June at the Northwest Christian Convention #171! This episode is sponsored by Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University. Emmanuel is a seminary offering graduate degrees in Divinity, religion and Christian ministry. Located in Northeast, Tennessee, Emmanuel Christian seminary has a special relationship with the Pacific Northwest, including a scholarship fund specifically for students from the Northwest. To find out more,please visit ecs.milligan.edu or contact Emmanuel’s Admissions Director, Aaron Woods, at ARWoods@milligan.edu . Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com) Produced by: Austin Schumacher.
46:03
November 14, 2022
209. Higher Education, Chickens, and Defining Deconstructionism with Dr. A.J. Swoboda
209. Higher Education, Chickens, and Defining Deconstructionism with Dr. A.J. Swoboda
Co-hosts Matt Holmes & Chad DeKay have an incredible conversation with Dr. A.J. Swoboda covering a wide range of topics, all of them leading to Jesus. They discuss the 'why' behind higher education and how to navigate the cultural hot topic of 'deconstructionism' while still pointing people to Jesus. Dr. A. J. Swoboda (PhD, Birmingham) is a pastor, professor at Bushnell University, and an award-winning writer. For nearly ten years, he served as a college pastor on the campus of the University of Oregon. Then, for another decade, planted and pastored a missional church in urban Portland, Oregon called Theophilus that continues to worship to this day. More from AJ Swoboda: www.ajswobodawrites.com Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com) Produced by: Austin Schumacher.
59:17
November 14, 2022
210 Bonus: Chad & Becca Dekay--Because You Say So
210 Bonus: Chad & Becca Dekay--Because You Say So
A recap of the week, and a call to the kind of TRUST that leads us to active faith and life transformation not just for us, but for our communities. Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
35:12
November 14, 2022
209 Bonus: AJ Swoboda--The Way of Thomas, Doubt and Discipleship
209 Bonus: AJ Swoboda--The Way of Thomas, Doubt and Discipleship
Dr. A.J. Swoboda leads us through the conversation on deconstructing our faith (or more often our faith institutions) and reconstructing our faith with trust in Jesus. Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
52:34
November 14, 2022
208. The Art, Discipline, and Responsibility of Curating Worship - a conversation with award-winning singer/songwriter Scott Riggan
208. The Art, Discipline, and Responsibility of Curating Worship - a conversation with award-winning singer/songwriter Scott Riggan
Co-hosts Chad Clark & Casey Holmes discuss Scott's roots, his upbringing, his band 'The Nobodies' and their brief stint in Tennesse, and how he left a great-paying job to go into worship ministry. During the conversation we hear about the importance of curating worship music and what matters most when putting together a worship service. In his long career as an indie artist, Scott has toured the globe (four continents and counting!) playing his music for new friends far and wide. He's had a #1 hit on Christian radio (along with other Top 20 songs) and received honors from the Dove Awards and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com) Produced by: Austin Schumacher.
58:29
October 25, 2022
208 Bonus: Scott Riggan--Curating Worship
208 Bonus: Scott Riggan--Curating Worship
Scott Riggan shares through his experience what it takes to lead worship in an ever changing culture, and how to minister to the team you bring with you. Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
54:60
October 24, 2022
207. AHA Moments over the years, Generations, and Getting Old - a conversation with Troy Dean (Bushnell University)
207. AHA Moments over the years, Generations, and Getting Old - a conversation with Troy Dean (Bushnell University)
Co-hosts Daniel Mallipudi & Sean Bitzer talk to Troy Dean about his church planting roots in Southern California and how that ministry prepared him to serve the students and staff in college ministry over the last dozen years. Troy Dean is the Campus Pastor and Associate Profession (Christian Ministry) and Bushnell University in Eugene, Oregon. He's responsible for the planning, organizing, and providing direct leadership to the campus ministry programs of Bushnell including chapel services, Christian faith formation, spiritual development, programming, worship opportunities, and pastoral care. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com) Produced by: Austin Schumacher.
50:49
October 17, 2022
207 Bonus: Troy Dean & Pastor Panel--Surviving the Church
207 Bonus: Troy Dean & Pastor Panel--Surviving the Church
Pastor Troy Dean invites four of our NW pastors to the table to have a a conversation on what called them to ministry, what keeps them in ministry, and how they are moving forward despite the overwhelming hardships of ministry in the Church. Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
01:02:18
October 17, 2022
206. Family Ministry is Hard and other REALLY encouraging bits of hope - a conversation with Pastor Sean Bitzer
206. Family Ministry is Hard and other REALLY encouraging bits of hope - a conversation with Pastor Sean Bitzer
Co-hosts Daniel Mallipudi & Troy Dean have a great conversation with Sean on what it was like to be a 27-year-old senior pastor, what advice he would have for congregations with a young pastor, and why it's VITAL to invest in family ministry, even if it's hard. Sean Bitzer came on staff at Monmouth Christian Church in Monmouth, Oregon as an intern for the Children's department in 2007. After fulfilling that fun and challenging role, he was asked to serve full time where he practiced serving the church body in a wide range of positions. Since 2012, Sean has served as the Lead Pastor. In addition to serving at MCC, Sean is also, an advisor to the Northwest Christian Network, a founding member of the podcast Pastors in Quarantine (find where ever you listen to podcasts), and the director of the "Northwest Christian One-Day Conference, which happens in Oregon every fall. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com) Produced by: Austin Schumacher.
46:32
October 10, 2022
206 Bonus: Sean Bitzer--The Cost of Family Ministry
206 Bonus: Sean Bitzer--The Cost of Family Ministry
Pastor Sean Bitzer gives a frank description of the expense and effort involved in having a growing family ministry--and a challenge that family ministry is worth what it costs for the future of the church. Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
01:00:32
October 07, 2022
205. The Dilemma of Adolescence - A Conversation with Chap Clark
205. The Dilemma of Adolescence - A Conversation with Chap Clark
Co-hosts Chad & Becca DeKay have a revealing conversation with Chap Clark about his ministry over the years that has focused on adolescence. It's a reality check and a discussion that will bring you hope. Chap Clark (MA, MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Denver) is the leader of two nonprofit organizations: ParenTeen™, committed to train and equip adults, schools, churches and communities to understand and respond to the developmental and spiritual needs of adolescents and emerging adults; and the Institute for Ministry Leadership (IML), a congregationally based recent graduate leadership program that helps churches to nurture and equip young people in their calling as agents of Christ and His Kingdom. Northwest Christian One-Day Conference: www.nwchristiannetwork.com/oneday Chap Clark: https://chapclark.com/ Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com)
01:01:25
October 06, 2022
205 Bonus 2: Chap Clark--Do You See Her?
205 Bonus 2: Chap Clark--Do You See Her?
Dr. Chap Clark, using the story of the woman who wipes Jesus' feet with her tears, talk to us about the healing power of trust in Jesus.  Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
33:53
September 30, 2022
205 Bous 1: Chap Clark--The Slack Tide of Faith & Fear
205 Bous 1: Chap Clark--The Slack Tide of Faith & Fear
Dr. Chap Clark leads us through the moment when Peter steps out of the boat, and walks on water with Jesus. What causes him to step out of the boat? What causes him to begin to sink? And what happens next?  Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
38:49
September 28, 2022
204. A Tale of Two Cities (& Two Campuses) and How They're On the Same Team - a conversation with Dr. Joe Womack (Bushnell University) and Dr. Derek Voorhees (Boise Bible College)
204. A Tale of Two Cities (& Two Campuses) and How They're On the Same Team - a conversation with Dr. Joe Womack (Bushnell University) and Dr. Derek Voorhees (Boise Bible College)
Co-hosts Matt Holmes & Becca DeKay have a unique conversation with two Bible college/university presidents, Dr. Joe Womanck of Bushnell University and Dr.   Derek Voorhees of Boise Bible College. Although ministering and training students in two different types of demographics, they discuss how the communities of Boise, Idaho and Eugene, Oregon both fuel how they train their students. This is a refreshing conversation that presses into the idea that we are all on the same team. This episode is sponsored by Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University. Emmanuel is a seminary offering graduate degrees in Divinity, religion and Christian ministry. Located in Northeast, Tennessee, Emmanuel Christian seminary has a special relationship with the Pacific Northwest, including a scholarship fund specifically for students from the Northwest. To find out more,please visit ecs.milligan.edu or contact Emmanuel’s Admissions Director, Aaron Woods, at ARWoods@milligan.edu . Bushnell University: https://www.bushnell.edu/ Boise Bible College: https://boisebible.edu/ Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com) Produced by: Austin Schumacher.
01:02:21
September 26, 2022
204 Bonus: Dr. Joe Womack & Dr. Derek Voorhees--A Conversation Between Two Presidents
204 Bonus: Dr. Joe Womack & Dr. Derek Voorhees--A Conversation Between Two Presidents
President's Dr. Derek Voorhees and Dr. Joseph Womack share in a conversation about the spiritual health, vision and mission of their schools, and future of this generation of young leaders.  Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
01:10:31
September 22, 2022
203. Your List is NOT Your Name - a conversation with Violet Gott about Celebrate Recovery, Mexico, & the 'humanness' we all share
203. Your List is NOT Your Name - a conversation with Violet Gott about Celebrate Recovery, Mexico, & the 'humanness' we all share
Co-hosts Becca DeKay and Casey Holmes have a real conversation about what it might look like for the kingdom of God if we all had the courage to take of our   masks. This globe-trotting conversation will take you from rural Oregon to Mexico, to Boise, Idaho, right back to Turner, Oregon. Violet Gott's love for the Lord and desire for others to know Him moved her to Boise Bible College, where she graduated with her Associates in Bible in 2012. She has spent over 20 years serving the local and international church. She worked for 14 years at Marcola Christian Church focused on student ministry. While at Marcola, she enjoyed serving in and directing camp ministry. For the last 5 years, she has served as a missionary in Mexico with CMF International. While in Mexico, she trained people to start and lead Celebrate Recovery ministries. This episode is sponsored by The Unfolding Soul, a ministry offering hope and tools for people to experience spiritual transformation. Find out more at www.theunfoldingsoul.org. Boise Bible College: https://boisebible.edu/ Celebrate Recovery: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com) Produced by: Austin Schumacher.
53:32
September 19, 2022
203 Bonus: Violet Gott--Saying Yes to Jesus
203 Bonus: Violet Gott--Saying Yes to Jesus
Violet shares about her colorful past, and how the minutes she began to say YES to Jesus, her life began to transform. God has been using her yes, and continues to give her opportunities to be an instrument of His Kingdom. What can God do with your Yes? Watch the video of this episode here. Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
01:13:15
September 15, 2022
202. "Dear Younger Me:" A Conversation with Dr. D H Shearer
202. "Dear Younger Me:" A Conversation with Dr. D H Shearer
Co-hosts Matt Holmes & Becca DeKay discuss with DH what advice he would share with his younger self, should he have had the opportunity. The two-fold reply from D H will surprise you and give you pause to think about the trajectory of your life differently. DH is a retired pastor, current elder, author, and teacher extraordinaire. Episode produced by Austin Schumacher Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com)
28:37
September 12, 2022
201. Moving at the Speed of Trust - A Conversation with Steve & Patti Buss (One Hope Lane County)
201. Moving at the Speed of Trust - A Conversation with Steve & Patti Buss (One Hope Lane County)
Co-hosts Matt Holmes & Becca DeKay discuss Sizzler lunches, unity vs. unions, and how a prayer movement turned into county-wide work of the Gospel with Steve & Patti Buss (One Hope Lane County). One Hope Lane County is a group of pastors, leaders, churches & businesses who join together to love God, love each other and demonstrate His love to their community in the greater Eugene/Springfield area. Steve & Patti are dynamic leadership and passionate voices of unity and collaboration for the Kingdom of God in the Pacific Northwest. This episode is sponsored by The Unfolding Soul, a ministry offering hope and tools for people to experience spiritual transformation. Find out more at www.theunfoldingsoul.org. One Hope Network: onehopenetwork.org Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan (www.scottriggan.com)
33:37
September 05, 2022
201 Bonus 2: Steve & Patti Buss--This is God's Movement
201 Bonus 2: Steve & Patti Buss--This is God's Movement
Catch up on Steve and Patti Buss's convention messages before their episode launches on September 3rd! This bonus episode contains their second message. Watch for their episode next week! This is God's Movement. His Prayer. His Design. And it takes an active faith to partner with God. Are you ready to partner with God? Watch the video of this message here. One Hope Network: onehopenetwork.org Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
48:41
September 02, 2022
201 Bonus 1: Steve & Patti Buss--The Communities in Which We Live
201 Bonus 1: Steve & Patti Buss--The Communities in Which We Live
Catch up on Steve and Patti Buss's convention messages before their episode launches on September 3rd! This bonus episode contains their first message. The second one will be out in a couple of days! Is the resurrection of Jesus enough to change a community? What Steve and Patti are learning through their catalytic movement of unity in the Lane County area. The divisiveness of our communities may not be going away, but when we prioritize what Jess prioritized, we become a part of a completely different kind of community - the Church. Watch the video of this message here. One Hope Network: onehopenetwork.org Theme Music: Simply Beautiful by Scott Riggan. Find out more at www.scottriggan.com
44:14
August 31, 2022
200. You're Invited to 170th Convention! (Interview with Chad & Becca DeKay)
200. You're Invited to 170th Convention! (Interview with Chad & Becca DeKay)
The 170th Northwest Christian Convention is almost here! In this episode we interview convention presidents Chad & Becca DeKay about their vision for this year's convention, including speakers, worship, workshops, children's programs, and food trucks!  Join us June 21-26th in Turner, Oregon for the 170th Convention! Register at www.nwchristiannetwork.com/the-convention
31:08
June 13, 2022
S1 E16: Seth King
S1 E16: Seth King
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean and Matt Holmes as they welcome Seth King and discuss his message from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance. Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
36:12
December 19, 2021
S1 E15: Mitchell Davis & Rachel White
S1 E15: Mitchell Davis & Rachel White
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean and Matt Holmes as they welcome Mitchell Davis & Rachel White and discuss their messages from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance. Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
33:56
December 12, 2021
S1 E14: Chad DeKay & Brett Harvey
S1 E14: Chad DeKay & Brett Harvey
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean and Matt Holmes as they welcome Chad DeKay & Brett Harvey and discuss their messages from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance. Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
27:21
December 05, 2021
S1 E13: Russell Clum
S1 E13: Russell Clum
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean, Matt Holmes, and Bob Johnson as they welcome Russell Clum and discuss his message from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance. Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
30:16
November 28, 2021
S1 E12: Bob Johnson
S1 E12: Bob Johnson
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean, Matt Holmes, and Russell Clum as they welcome Bob Johnson and discuss his testimony from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance. Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
24:23
November 22, 2021
S1 E11: Julie White
S1 E11: Julie White
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance   Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes as they welcome Julie White and discuss her workshop from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance.    Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
31:51
November 01, 2021
S1 E10: Gabe Piechowicz and Daniel Baker
S1 E10: Gabe Piechowicz and Daniel Baker
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance   Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes, as they welcome Gabe Piechowicz and Daniel Baker and talk about the fourth morning session from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance.    Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
28:56
October 25, 2021
S1 E9: Kip Lines
S1 E9: Kip Lines
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance  Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes, and Joe Hoover as they welcome Kip Lines and talk about his message from a session of the 169th NWCC.    Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
34:50
September 26, 2021
S1 E8: Joe Hoover
S1 E8: Joe Hoover
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance  Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes, and Kip Lines as they welcome Joe Hoover and talk about his afternoon workshop from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance.  Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
23:55
September 20, 2021
S1 E7: Jordan Bureros
S1 E7: Jordan Bureros
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance   Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes, and Silas Moe as they welcome Jordan Bureros and talk about his morning testimony from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance.    Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
31:08
September 13, 2021
S1 E6: Gary Selby Pt. 2
S1 E6: Gary Selby Pt. 2
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes, and Derek Voorhees as they welcome Gary Selby and talk about his evening message from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance.  Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
38:55
September 05, 2021
S1 E5: Derek Voorhees
S1 E5: Derek Voorhees
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes, and Gary Selby as they welcome Dr. Derek Voorhees and talk about his message from the second evening session of the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance.  Watch the session, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
30:49
August 29, 2021
S1 E4: Gary Selby Pt. 1
S1 E4: Gary Selby Pt. 1
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes, and Derek Voorhees as they welcome Gary Selby and talk about his workshop titled "That Was a Great Class" from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance. Watch the workshop, and many more, at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
25:35
August 22, 2021
S1 E3: Melisa Ortiz Berry
S1 E3: Melisa Ortiz Berry
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Daniel Mallipudi, Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes as they welcome Dr. Melisa Ortiz Berry and talk about her message from the first morning session from the 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance. Watch the session at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
26:15
August 15, 2021
S1 E2: Troy Dean
S1 E2: Troy Dean
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Pastors Mike Miller, Daniel Mallipudi, Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes as they converse about Troy Dean's message from the opening session. Watch the session at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
30:53
August 08, 2021
S1 E1: Daniel Mallipudi
S1 E1: Daniel Mallipudi
Season 1 - 169th NWCC - A Good Endurance Join Pastors Mike Miller, Daniel Mallipudi, Troy Dean, and Matt Holmes as they intro the podcast and converse about Daniel Mallipudi's testimony from the opening session. Watch the session at https://mynwcc.org/endure/
24:28
July 27, 2021