The Daily Growth Discipleship Podcast

When Faith Becomes Sight - Dave & Beth Booram - Episode 42

When Faith Becomes Sight - Dave & Beth Booram - Episode 42

Dave & Beth Booram are trained spiritual directors who now work to train other spiritual directors. Beth has written several books, including Starting Something New: Spiritual Direction for Your God-given Dream. Dave is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and now continues his private practice in college and career counseling with Direction 4 Life Work. In 2011 they launched Fall Creek Abbey in Indianapolis as a place for individuals to step away from the responsibilities of life and reorient their heart to the loving heart of God.

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Why the Digital Age Needs an Analog Church - Jay Kim - Episode 41

Why the Digital Age Needs an Analog Church - Jay Kim - Episode 41

Jay Kim is a graduate of Fuller Seminary and serves on staff at Vintage Faith Church in Silicon Valley, overseeing leadership and teaching. He's on the leadership team at The ReGeneration Project and also co-hosts The ReGeneration Podcast. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Relevant Magazine. He and his wife Jenny live in California with their two kids.

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Why Disciples Need Coaches - D. Alan Baker - Episode 40

Why Disciples Need Coaches - D. Alan Baker - Episode 40

Alan Baker is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, OH) and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Springfield, MO). He's been in ministry for 39 years in the United States and Europe. During those years, he's served as a lead pastor, assistant pastor, missionary, evangelist, professor, college campus pastor and pastoral coach. He's also the author of two books: Those Who Turn Worlds Upside Down, and When the Call Comes – A Funeral Guide for Pastors. In 2014, he launched Journey Pastoral Coaching, a ministry whose mission is helping young ministers build strong for a lifetime of healthy and effective ministry.

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Discipleship Happens in Relationships - Josiah Smith - Episode 39

Discipleship Happens in Relationships - Josiah Smith - Episode 39

Josiah Smith is the senior leader and founding pastor of New Hope Community Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Central Bible College, he has a passion for building up the Church across denominational lines, seeing new churches planted, and teaching the Bible in a practical and understandable way. He is an ordained minister in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN).

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Does God Really Like Me? - Cyd & Geoff Holsclaw - Episode 38

Does God Really Like Me? - Cyd & Geoff Holsclaw - Episode 38

Cyd and Geoff are both pastors at Vineyard North in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cyd is also a ministry and life coach, and a spiritual director. And Geoff is an affiliate professor of theology at Northern Seminary, and is the co-author of Prodigal Christianity. They have been married for 20 years and have two teenage boys.

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The Possibility of a Lifestyle of Prayer - John Starke - Episode 37

The Possibility of a Lifestyle of Prayer - John Starke - Episode 37

As a pastor in Manhattan, John Starke knows the bustle and busyness of our society. But he also knows that prayer is not just for spiritual giants. Prayer, he writes, is for each of us―not because we are full of spiritual wisdom and maturity, but because we are empty. John is the lead pastor at Apostles Church Uptown in New York City. He is also the coeditor of the book One God in Three Persons. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and four children.

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Training for Endurance in the Discipleship Lifestyle - Trillia Newbell - Episode 36

Training for Endurance in the Discipleship Lifestyle - Trillia Newbell - Episode 36

Trillia Newbell is the author of several books, and her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, and The Gospel Coalition. She's also a commentator for World Radio and has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, women's retreats, colleges, and seminaries. She's currently the director of community outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Becoming Who You Were Meant to Be - Gem & Alan Fadling - Episode 35

Becoming Who You Were Meant to Be - Gem & Alan Fadling - Episode 35

Gem and Alan Fadling are founders of Unhurried Living, Inc., a non-profit that resources and trains Christian leaders to rest deeper, live fuller, and lead better. Gem is a trained spiritual director, retreat speaker, and podcaster, and she enjoys serving as a guide, with the intention of helping people encounter God in their very real lives. Alan is also a trained spiritual director and he speaks and consults internationally with organizations such as Saddleback Church, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Open Doors International. He is the award-winning author of An Unhurried Leader and An Unhurried Life, which was honored with a Christianity Today Award of Merit in spirituality.

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Five Steps to a Lifestyle of Discipleship - Episode 34

Five Steps to a Lifestyle of Discipleship - Episode 34

We're back! We took some time off for personal health and for the holidays, but during that time we also worked on a ton of new ideas that God's been growing in our hearts. So to start off 2020, we want to take some time to focus on the most important aspects of creating a lifestyle of discipleship that we've found most helpful in our own lives. These five steps have been crucial for us over the last decade. So we wanted to take the time to unpack what they are and how they can help you on your path to a lifestyle of discipleship.

We also want to preview some of the other great things coming your way this year. So be sure to listen to the last chapter this week!

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How to Find Joy in Your Work - Shundrawn Thomas - Episode 33

How to Find Joy in Your Work - Shundrawn Thomas - Episode 33

Shundrawn Thomas is the President of a trillion-dollar global investment management business. As a strategic thinker and trusted advisor, he helps corporations, non-profits and religious organizations achieve their purpose and vision. As a masterful communicator and motivational speaker, he enlightens and inspires individuals in the areas of professional and personal development. He is widely respected by professional colleagues for his dedication to excellence and principled business approach. In 2017, Black Enterprise identified him as one of the Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America. Shundrawn is also an entrepreneur, previously founding businesses with retail and publishing interests. He is an engaged civic leader serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He also serves his local community as associate pastor of his Church located on Chicago’s Southside.

Shundrawn speaks and lectures nationally on subjects including vocation, leadership, strategy, investments, personal finance, values and faith. His passion for communicating led him to author four books including his recent release, Discover Joy In Work.

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Becoming an Ordinary Mystic - Albert Haase - Episode 32

Becoming an Ordinary Mystic - Albert Haase - Episode 32

Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Albert Haase is a popular preacher, teacher, spiritual director and guest on talk radio shows. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the award-winning author of eleven books on popular spirituality and the presenter on five best-selling DVDs. He is currently chaplain at Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center, Temple TX.

His book Becoming an Ordinary Mystic offers a daily path to connecting with God and cultivating a life with him in which we draw close, listen, and respond moment to moment.

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The Winding Path of Transformation - Jeff Tacklind - Episode 31

The Winding Path of Transformation - Jeff Tacklind - Episode 31

Jeff is the lead pastor of Church by the Sea in Laguna Beach, CA. He is passionate about spiritual formation, surfing, and anything C.S. Lewis. He's also a spiritual director and has a master’s degree in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies. His book, The Winding Path of Transformation, describes spiritual formation as an invitation to paradox. By entering into suffering, we find joy. By embracing the downward path of humility, we find glory. And by remaining small, sometimes we grow to great heights.

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