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Start Dreaming Again

Start Dreaming Again

By Ryan Meek and Lexi St. Clair

Featuring content including arts, culture and spirituality from a community where friendships rooted in Jesus change the world.

Based in Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Slowing Down in a Face Paced World
Slowing Down in a Face Paced World
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Ryan and Lexi chat about the importance and difficulties of slowing down in the midst of an endlessly busy schedule. We can all benefit from finding new ways to rest & spend time with God!. 
33:20
October 26, 2022
Herd Behavior
Herd Behavior
Lexi & Ryan break down what Herd Behavior is and the ways it can effect individuals and a community. Listen in to hear what they learned about the difference between aimlessly following a crowd and living into the truth that God made each of us to exist in community and with our own set of gifts and individuality. 
32:51
September 21, 2022
Finding Community in College
Finding Community in College
Lexi & Ryan jump into the reality of adjusting to a new school year & trying to find good friendships. Tune in to get some tips on how to start building an awesome community in college! 
25:10
September 13, 2022
Advice for future ministry leaders: A conversation with our UMW senior interns!
Advice for future ministry leaders: A conversation with our UMW senior interns!
In today's episode, which was recorded in early May 2022, Tabitha and Natalie sit down with three of the Center's interns who are seniors at Mary Washington. They chat about how they became leaders at the Center, what they've learned over their college years, and give advice for future interns at the Center.  This is our last episode of the spring 2022 semester, and our last episode with Tabitha and Natalie as hosts! We're taking a break for the summer, then will return with two new hosts in fall 2022. Ryan and Lexi will take over the podcast as Natalie and Tabitha pursue studying abroad and new internships. We'd like to say thank you for all the support and fun this year, and we hope this last episode together is a blessing.
23:17
May 25, 2022
A conversation on Lent with Gordon and Carey
A conversation on Lent with Gordon and Carey
Tabitha and Natalie sit down with Carey Sims, co-director at the Center, and our friend Gordon, amateur apologist and church history buff, to talk about Lent! What does it mean? What is the biblical precedent? How has it been used for both good and bad? Listen to find out how you can implement Lent and fasting into your life before Easter and all year round.
25:30
April 04, 2022
BRINGING CHURCH HOME: A Conversation with Gannon Sims!
BRINGING CHURCH HOME: A Conversation with Gannon Sims!
Gannon Sims' book Bringing Church Home is officially available APRIL 7. Find more info here: gannonsims.com and preorder HERE!  This interview with Tabitha and Gannon was recorded at the book launch on March 26. We'll hear about Gannon's heart behind his book, his view on family and church, and the passion he's poured into his ministry. Get ready to be encouraged, challenged and inspired! #bringingchurchhome
33:45
March 29, 2022
A conversation on the Center's way of life with Lexi and Ryan!
A conversation on the Center's way of life with Lexi and Ryan!
In today's episode, Tabitha and Natalie sit down with Lexi and Ryan, two of the other interns at the Center. They start with the question "What's attractive about the way of life with Jesus at the Center?" Along the way, they touch on accountability, friendship, listening to God, and how the pandemic affected relationships.
18:18
March 20, 2022
Perseverance in prayer -- Tick Williams (Renew 2021)
Perseverance in prayer -- Tick Williams (Renew 2021)
In today's episode, Tabitha and Natalie introduce a session with Tick Williams. He talks about perseverance, specifically in prayer, and leaves us with several memorable catchphrases for when we need reminders of truth. We also go into several scripture passages, including the parable of the persistent widow.
01:05:41
March 10, 2022
Perseverance with Faith Romasco (Renew 2021)
Perseverance with Faith Romasco (Renew 2021)
In this episode, we hear an informal conversation with Faith Romasco from Renew Gathering 2021. She touches on abundance vs. scarcity mindset, perseverance through trials such as covid, and leads a journaling exercise to help us evaluate our habits and mindset.
01:07:15
February 22, 2022
10 years in college ministry: an interview with Gannon and Carey Sims
10 years in college ministry: an interview with Gannon and Carey Sims
In this episode, Natalie and Tabitha have a conversation with Gannon and Carey Sims, directors of the Center for Faith and Leadership. They discuss their past 10 years of ministry in Fredericksburg, their struggles and joys, and their vision moving forward. 
23:25
February 12, 2022
Interview with Becca Covington on The Center Core Themes
Interview with Becca Covington on The Center Core Themes
In this episode Tabitha and Natalie have a conversation with Becca Covington, a staff member at The Center, about our core themes and community!
16:08
February 04, 2022
A Conversation on Joy with Tabitha and Natalie
A Conversation on Joy with Tabitha and Natalie
In this episode, Tabitha and Natalie dive into an informal conversation about the word joy and how it's related to gratitude, love and intentionality! They also share their own experiences with finding joy in difficult seasons and some advice on living a more joyful life.
12:40
January 30, 2022
The Vineyard with Faith Romasco (Renew 2021)
The Vineyard with Faith Romasco (Renew 2021)
In this episode, Tabitha and Natalie introduce a session from Renew Gathering 2021 with Faith Romasco! We're talking about John 15:5 and how Jesus renews and re-establishes us. Faith also discusses how having deep roots of abiding in Jesus gets us through seasons of drought. 
49:40
January 27, 2022
A Conversation on Friendship with Tabitha and Natalie
A Conversation on Friendship with Tabitha and Natalie
In this episode, Tabitha and Natalie sit down to chat about their experiences finding friendship in college, how to find a good group of friends, and how the Holy Spirit changes our friendships. Enjoy this quick listen and stay tuned for more sessions from Renew Gathering!
12:51
December 10, 2021
Integrity of Ownership--Friendship in Community (Renew 2021)
Integrity of Ownership--Friendship in Community (Renew 2021)
In this episode, Tabitha and Natalie unpack a breakout session from Renew Gathering 2021 all about friendship. During the session, Alan Poole leads a conversation about Christian friendship, its pitfalls and possibilities. Listen to hear more about incorporating Christian friendship into your own life!
01:06:01
November 22, 2021
Listening in Community--the Why Behind House Church (Renew 2021)
Listening in Community--the Why Behind House Church (Renew 2021)
In this episode, Tabitha and Natalie unpack a breakout session from Renew Gathering 2021 all about community. During the session, the Sims have a conversation about house church, family community, and opening up your table to those around you. Listen to hear more about how to make church happen organically in your local community!
01:06:33
November 01, 2021
Welcome!
Welcome!
Tabitha and Natalie introduce us to what the Center Community is and what to expect from the podcast coming soon!
06:55
October 08, 2021
Songwriters Workshop
Songwriters Workshop
Jordyn Armstrong and Gannon Sims talk about their process and their heart for sharing the Gospel through worship.
44:06
October 29, 2020
The First Act of Love: Worship & Devotion
The First Act of Love: Worship & Devotion
Music from our Renew worship team and a devotion on Luke 7:36-39 led by our friend, Emma Meek.
27:47
March 27, 2020
Frederica's Story
Frederica's Story
How can someone who once identified as “anti-Christian” experience radical transformation in Jesus? Frederica Mathewes-Green shares about her personal journey to finding truth and life. Part 2 of her Saturday Morning lesson from Renew Gathering 2019.
33:30
January 31, 2020
Identity, Loneliness & Freedom in Community
Identity, Loneliness & Freedom in Community
Frederica Mathewes-Green teaches on identity, freedom, and community in a world weighed down by loneliness. Part 1 of her Saturday Morning lesson from The Renew Gathering 2019.
23:47
November 20, 2019
The Renew Gathering: From Dream to Reality
The Renew Gathering: From Dream to Reality
Maddie Garrett and Luke Taylor kick off the Start Dreaming Again podcast by sharing the vision behind The Renew Gathering.
18:18
November 14, 2019