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Episode 19 : Being A Good Neighbor With Rachel Church

Episode 19 : Being A Good Neighbor With Rachel Church

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She’s not in the spotlight often, but everyone knows her for how well she loves the people around her. We had the privilege of chatting with Rachel Church about how to care for your community and make time for the needs around you. This podcast will convict you about how you’re spending your time and resources, but it will also encourage you to look around and see the mission field in your own back yard. Oh, and yes, Rachel also happens to be married to Pastor Wes, so we discuss that too!

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Episode 18 : Kids and Missions with Megan Epting

Episode 18 : Kids and Missions with Megan Epting

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We’re gearing up for our regular Fall activities, so Megan Epting came by to share about her passion for the GA (Girls in Action) ministry and even gave the RAs (Royal Ambassadors – for boys) a good plug. We talk about the importance of getting kids involved in missions and run through the opportunities that you have to get involved on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Also get to know Megan and hear about how she ended up here at First!

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Episode 17 : Fun and Joy with Keith Watson

Episode 17 : Fun and Joy with Keith Watson

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You’ve probably seen him on stage during worship services. If you’ve done anything musically here at First Baptist, you’ve likely been led by him. He even has a viral video out there on the Internet. But how well do you actually know Keith Watson, our Associate Music Minister? Always the life of the party, Keith can be found in many different roles here at the church, working with a range of people aged 9 to 99. On this episode of the First Community Podcast, we sat down with Keith and discussed his faith, the type of journey that led him to First Baptist, living with fun and joy, what it’s like to “go viral,” and much more. Be encouraged and experience a few laughs while you’re at it!

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Episode 16 : BONUS Orchestra Night and Dessert Contest Episode

Episode 16 : BONUS Orchestra Night and Dessert Contest Episode

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On this episode of the First Community Podcast, April gets the inside scoop from Amy Sturkie on what it takes to win the annual dessert contest here at First. We also talk missions with Builders for Christ. Enjoy this bonus episode and make sure you don’t miss the Orchestra Night and 12th Annual Dessert Contest this Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 in Ellis Hall!

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Episode 15 : Call To Missions with Drew and Audra Edwards

Episode 15 : Call To Missions with Drew and Audra Edwards

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On this episode of the First Community Podcast, we talked with Drew and Audra Edwards about finding community when you’re new to town and don’t have family close by and what it’s like to juggle ministry with three small children. Be challenged and encouraged by listening to Drew and Audra’s story below!

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Episode 14 : Miracles and Commitment with Joey Huggins

Episode 14 : Miracles and Commitment with Joey Huggins

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On this episode of the First Community Podcast, we talked with Joey Huggins about Home Works of America, Children’s Ministry, REAL Men, and how prayer literally saved his life. You’ll be inspired, encouraged, and challenged by listening to Joey’s story. This might just be the most uplifting 30 minutes out of your day!

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Episode 13 : Importance of Scripture

Episode 13 : Importance of Scripture

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Caroline and April talk about the importance of Scripture and read some of their favorite verses that they’ve heard commonly taken out of context. They also share about times that they’ve struggled through Scripture and manage to struggle through Scripture right in the middle of this podcast episode. They invite you to come struggle with them and explore the goodness and power of God’s word in this episode of the First Community Podcast.

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Episode 12 : Missions with Zach Pippin

Episode 12 : Missions with Zach Pippin

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Caroline and April get to talk with Zach Pippin about working in the government, mission trips, and the importance of forming a relationship with communities you serve around the world and frequently returning to those locations. Hear the impressive story of how Zach made it to Haiti his first time and tales from subsequent visits. Find out ways that you can get involved with missions at First by listening below.

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Episode 11 : Serving with the Raybons

Episode 11 : Serving with the Raybons

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Caroline and April get to talk with Jim and Ada Raybon and hear about all of the areas of ministry that they’ve served at First Baptist since joining in 1975. They are a true example of commitment, both in the church and to each other. Find out what it takes to make a marriage happy, successful, and sold out to Jesus, despite the obstacles and road blocks that life throws in the way. Have fun with Jim and Ada by listening below.

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Episode 10 : Reading The Bible Through Neuroscience

Episode 10 : Reading The Bible Through Neuroscience

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Why don’t we hear God’s voice like God’s ancient people (Old Testament Israelites) did? Has God quit speaking or have we quit listening? Does our culture impact the way that we hear, see, and interact with God? Or maybe it’s the way our brains are wired? Caroline and April discuss these questions raised by James Kugel, Professor Emeritus in the Bible Department at Bar Ilan University in Israel through an article in The Atlantic, “Reading the Bible Through Neuroscience.” You can read the article here.

What are your thoughts? Join the discussion by commenting in the comments section at the bottom of this page or head over to Facebook and comment on this article.

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