WFS030: John White - LK10 Community


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For 25 years, John served as a pastor in three different churches in Denver. In 1998 the Lord moved John and his wife, Tamela, into the house church world. Beginning in 2002, John worked for 6 years as the U.S. Coordinator with DAWN Ministries (Discipling A Whole Nation). Out of their experience with DAWN, John and his friend, Kent Smith, founded the LK10 Community in 2008. Currently, John is the Director of LK10 and is part of both the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors.

His favorite Scripture is John 5:19 - So Jesus explained, "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does."

John's recommended resources include The Truth about You by Arthur F Miller and Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay.

You may contact John through the LK10 Community website at LK10.com.

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WFS029: John Finkelde - Grow A Healthy Church


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John Finkelde has spent 30 years in pastoral leadership in Western Australia, initially as a team pastor for 10 years and then as the senior pastor for 20 years. His church has sent him and his wife out to be specialist ministers in the wider body of Christ, specifically to partner with pastors to grow healthy churches which they do at Grow a Healthy Church.

One of his favorite Scriptures is Matthew 16:18b - ...I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

John's recommended resources include 99u.com and the book Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn K. Glei.

You may contact John through GrowaHealthyChurch.com.

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WFS028: Peter DeGraaf - Shepherd's Staff Ministries


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Peter is a Republican member of the State of Kansas House of Representatives where he has served since 2008. He is a 1979 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Founder and President of Shepherd's Staff Ministries. He serves as an elder at Jesus the Good Shepherd’s Church and is married to Karen and has 4 children.

His favorite Scriptures are:
Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 1:8-9 - If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The recommended resources Peter mentioned are Becoming a Leader by Doctor Miles Munro and Love is Now by Peter Gillquist.

You may contact Peter through PeteDegraaf.org or ShepherdsStaffMinistries.org.

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WFS027: Roger Thoman - Appleseed Ministry


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Roger Thoman is the founder of New Springs, a Community of Home Churches, and Appleseed Ministry which provides training in several nations for planters of simple churches. He has been involved in church planting since 1976. Roger and his wife Brooks train and coach leaders in several developing countries to multiply disciples and simple churches.

His favorite Scripture passage is Luke 18:9-14 - And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’ I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Roger's recommended resources include having a spiritual coach like Tony Stoltzfus and the book Radical by David Platt.

You may contact Roger through his websites AppleseedMinistry.com, SimpleChurchJournal.com, or SimpleChurchRevolution.com.

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WFS026: Dan Schilling - Compass


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Dan is the North American Director for Compass. His desire is to free people, rich or poor, from the bondage that financial issues cause. Dan serves the church by equipping their leaders to disciple believers to be faithful stewards. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

His favorite Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Dan's one recommended resource is Your Money Counts by Howard Dayton. Listen as he describes how this book changed his perspective and life.

Dan may be contacted by email at DSchilling (at) compass1.org or by phone at 740-396-8463

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WFS025: Michael Whitworth - Start 2 Finish


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Michael Whitworth is a minister at Carter Lake Road Church of Christ in Bowie TX. He has authored several books, including the award-winning The Epic of God: A Guide to Genesis. He is an Eagle Scout and third-generation preacher who graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2006 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies.

His favorite passage of Scripture is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Recommended resources include The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey and finding a mentor.

You may contact Michael through his websites start2finishblog.com and start2finishbooks.com.

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WFS024: Cara Terrance - A Ministry's Leader


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Cara is an author, speaker, writer, and advancing leader. Her book is A Ministry's Leader: Effective Ways to Lead Kingdom Minded. She is the Founder and CEO of Youthful Soul Enterprises, LLC a creative writing company. Cara holds a Masters degree in Management (HR) and a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Troy University.

Her favorite Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Cara's recommended resources include God's Leading Lady and Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits by T.D.Jakes.

You can contact her on Facebook, at her blog, or by e-mail at BookCaraTerrance (at) gmail.com.

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WFS023: Frank Viola - Jesus Now


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Frank Viola is a happily married man, a father, a cat owner, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He loves movies, music, and NY style pizza. His mission is to help serious followers of Jesus to know their Lord more deeply, to gain fresh perspectives on old or ignored subjects, and to make the Bible come alive. He also produces the Christ is ALL podcast.

A couple of profound quotes I gleaned from this interview include "the greatest motivator in the world is guilt" and "...everything will eventually wear out except for Christ."

Frank and I discuss his newest book Jesus Now, Unveiling the Present-Day Ministry of Christ. He walks through the 7 aspects of Christ's ministry today. Buy Jesus Now at 50% OFF at Parable.com from May 5 to May 8.

A free resource Frank mentions during this interview is his eBook Discipleship in Crisis which explains why discipleship isn't working today and some solutions to this important issue.

You may learn more about, or contact, Frank through his blog at FrankViola.org.

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WFS022: Greg Atkinson - Strange Leadership


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Greg Atkinson is an author, consultant and speaker who loves Jesus, the Gospel, and the Church. He is the editor of Christian Media Magazine and lives in southwest Missouri with his wife and three children.

His favorite Scriptures are:
Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Ephesians 3:20-21 - Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

Greg and I discuss his new book Strange Leadership, 40 Ways to Lead an Innovative Organization. You can download the free PDF Discussion Guide and use it in your ministry context.

Another resource Greg mentions in this interview is the book The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon.

You may contact Greg through his website GregAtkinson.com.

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WFS021: Bruce Van Horn - Life is a Marathon


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Bruce Van Horn is a Dad, a writer, a coach, an entrepreneur, a speaker, a runner, and a lot of other things as life demands. His personal motto is: “Life is a marathon, so let’s train for it!” Most of the inspiration for that motto comes from the 12th chapter of the book of Hebrews.

Obviously, his favorite Scripture passage is Hebrews 12 which starts with - Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Bruce's recommended resources include Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

The easiest place to contact Bruce or find out more about him is at his website BruceVanHorn.com.

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