In the "Voices of the Global Church" podcast, Dr. Graham Hill interviews leading Christian thinkers from all over the world about faith, worship, prayer, discipleship, witness, and more. Most of these Christians come from the Majority World (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania, etc.). The focus is on listening and learning from World Christianity, and renewing the global church. You can find more resources at www.theglobalchurchproject.com
Holding Up Half the Sky: A Biblical Case for Women Leading and Teaching in the Church. Graham Joseph Hill.
Holding Up Half the Sky: A Biblical Case for Women Leading and Teaching in the Church. By Rev. Assoc. Professor Graham Joseph Hill.
Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ's church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, disciplers, and leaders transforms not only personal lives, but also the church and the world. This book offers a biblical case for women teaching and leading in the church. Hill then explores practical ways that we can empower and release more female leaders in the church, and ways that we can amplify the voices and honor the gifts of women in the way Jesus intended. Together women and men can revitalize the church and renew the world.
Hide This in Your Heart Sermon - by Graham Joseph Hill
"Hide This in Your Heart" sermon (Ps.119:11 and 2 Tim.3:14-16) - by Graham Joseph Hill
Hiding God's Word in your heart restores your spiritual passion.
Memorizing the Bible has been proven to be an essential, life-giving practice for spiritual growth. Those who memorize passages from the Bible can point to how it's given them greater assurance of God's love and a deeper understanding of how to follow Jesus.
This sermon goes with the book by Graham Joseph Hill and Michael Frost. "Hide This in Your Heart: Memorizing Scripture for Kingdom Impact." NavPress, 2020.
Buy the book here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hide-this-in-your-heart-michael-frost/1136591162
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See a webinar on how to memorize the Bible, here: https://grahamjosephhill.com/bible-memory-challenge/
Samson Sohail - Serving God in Pakistan
Samson Sohail and Graham Joseph Hill talk about serving God in Pakistan. The Global Church Project podcast episode #163. On www.TheGlobalChurchProject.com
Samson Sohail is executive director of the United Council of Churches in Islamabad, Pakistan. He leads a vibrant church, committed to peace and reconciliation and the Gospel, and to share the love of Jesus with the people of Pakistan.
Nikki Toyama-Szeto - On earth, as it is in heaven: Making love visible
Nikki Toyama-Szeto and Graham Joseph Hill discuss how the church can be a people who make love visible. They discuss a broad range of issues related to being a people who seek God's justice, inclusion, peace, and love. These include: (1) Partnering with the global church. (2) Being a people of justice and reconciliation. (3) Listening and learning from diverse voices and dialoguing across difference. (4) Developing unity that's deeper than agreement. (5) Being an Asian-American woman in North American church and society. (6) Being the church in rapidly changing times. (7) Embracing and welcoming asylum seekers and undocumented migrants. (8) How Jesus honors and amplifies the voices of women , and how the church can do so too. The Global Church Project podcast episode #162. On https://theglobalchurchproject.com/
As Executive Director of Evangelicals for Social Action, Nikki Toyama-Szeto guides the execution of ESA's mission and vision. See: https://www.evangelicalsforsocialaction.org/
Nikki came to ESA with a long history of working with leaders of faith communities to help ignite a passion for biblical justice among the Global Church. She speaks and trains leaders globally-past engagements include speaking for Tearfund (Nepal) and Centro Esdras (Guatemala), CCDA (USA), and Billy Graham Center (USA). She writes and speaks from her experiences as a leader in organizations like International Justice Mission, the Urbana Conference and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She served on the Third Lausanne Congress (2010), helping to develop the plenary program.
In addition to her vocational ministry, she serves on the board of Interserve USA, Missio Alliance, and Casa Chiralagua. She has written articles on gender issues and multi-ethnicity for various magazines and she serves as a "Leading Voice" for the Missio Alliance. Her work was profiled in Christianity Today's, "Who's Next?" and Rejuvenate Magazine's "40 under 40".
She was a co-editor of the book More than Serving Tea (IVP, 2006), a collection of essays, stories and poems looking at the intersection of race, gender, and faith for Asian American women. She also co-wrote Partnering with the Global Church (IVP, 2012) with Femi Adeleye and edited the Urbana Onward series. Additionally, she is a co-author of The God of Justice: IJM Institute's Global Church Curriculum (IVP, 2015). Nikki also co-authored a paper on "The Pursuit of Shalom in the Face of Violent Injustice" for the Micah Global Consultation.
Much of her insights stem from experiences living among poor people in the slums of Nairobi, Cairo, and Bangkok. She helped develop and direct the Global Urban Trek, an urban immersion program designed to challenge students to use their majors on behalf of the world's poor people.
James Pender - Transforming and Empowering the Lives of People Affected by Leprosy
James Pender and Graham Joseph Hill discuss ministries transforming and empowering the lives of people affected by Leprosy. The Global Church Project episode #161. On www.TheGlobalChurchProject.com
James Pender is the Programmes and Advocacy Officer - Asia at The Leprosy Mission England and Wales, having formerly held the position of Development and Natural Resource Management Advisor for the Church of Bangladesh Social Development Programme. James was immersed in mission work in Bangladesh for nine years.
James said: "Leprosy is a disease of poverty and there is widespread poverty across Bangladesh with more than half of the population living on less than US$1 a day.
"Leprosy breeds in squalid conditions and there is a rising number of new cases in Bangladesh. If left untreated, the disease causes nerve damage which leads to disability.
"I've met leprosy-affected people in Bangladesh that have attempted suicide as they have felt so dejected by not only facing the stigma that still surrounds leprosy, but the desperate situation of not being able to work and feed their families."
The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. Their aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy.
Leprosy is a disease of poverty and as well as providing healthcare, the Leprosy Mission offers rehabilitation, education, vocational training, small business loans, housing and fresh water supplies and sanitation to tens of thousands of people each year. The Leprosy Mission provides a springboard to restored health, self-sufficiency and renewed hope. Their services are provided regardless of religion or ethnicity, promoting equality and social justice. See: https://www.leprosymission.org.uk
Vladimir Ubeivolc - The Missio Dei & Transforming Moldovan Society: Confronting Poverty, Corruption, & Human Trafficking, & Offering Hope
Vladimir Ubeivolc and Graham Joseph Hill discuss "The Missio Dei & Transforming Moldovan Society: Confronting Poverty, Corruption, & Human Trafficking, & Offering Hope." The Global Church Project episode #160. On www.TheGlobalChurchProject.com
Vladimir Ubeivolc is a pastor, author, theologian, and social activist. His father was a member of the Communist Party in the USSR and his mother was an evangelical Christian. Vladimir became a Christian at the age of 22 and later graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Saint-Petersburg Christian University. He then earned an MA from TCM International Institute for Biblical Studies and a PhD from the University of Wales. He taught different disciplines in various colleges and universities in post-Soviet countries. Vladimir is an ordained pastor. Being a social activist and reflective practitioner, he has led a number of NGOs and platforms in Moldova and other Eastern European countries. Together with his wife Yulia they raise their daughter, Anna.
For many years, Vladimir Ubeivolc and his wife Yulia led Beginning of Life NGO in Moldova; which runs two programmes. One is focused on preparing children and youth for a better future through educational and training course and the other programme helps people who have suffered from different types of social injustice, such as single motherhood, human trafficking, domestic violence, and poverty.
Vladimir has taught Ethics and Missiology in different colleges and universities in Moldova and Russia, leading and speaking in conferences in almost all countries from the former Soviet bloc in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In 2014, together with his colleagues, he launched Studio of Innovative Leadership, which focused on teaching and promoting social transformation from a holistic theological and missiological perspective.
Vladimir is author of numerous of articles on holistic mission, human trafficking, and social justice, and co-author and co-editor of a few books. His book Rethinking Missio Dei Among Evangelical Churches in an Eastern European Orthodox Context was published through Langham in 2016.