37 episodes

The Be the Difference Podcast by Back2Back Ministries shares stories of everyday people who are being the difference in the lives of others. Hear what they’ve learned, obstacles they’ve overcome and why it’s worth it.

Be the Difference Back2Back Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The Be the Difference Podcast by Back2Back Ministries shares stories of everyday people who are being the difference in the lives of others. Hear what they’ve learned, obstacles they’ve overcome and why it’s worth it.

    32 | Patience and Perseverance | Rick & Lisa Bursey

    32 | Patience and Perseverance | Rick & Lisa Bursey

    Rick and Lisa Bursey are husband and wife, mom and dad to two boys, and officially the new Site Directors for Back2Back’s ninth global site in Linares, Mexico! Originally from Ontario, Canada, the Burseys have long served children and said yes to every big and small moment God has extended an invitation. In 2008, they quit their jobs, sold their belongings, and moved two hours south of Monterrey, Mexico to a small town called Linares. Today, they are excited for the future of the Linares site and all it will provide for the children they serve.

    In this episode, Rick and Lisa share the three words they’d use to describe their life in Canada, how saying yes was like building muscle over time, and why they believe comfort can breed discomfort. Hear how Lisa responded when God put hungry, sad, or withdrawn people in front of her, how one of Rick’s worst moments led to the opening of Possibilities House, and why patience and perseverance are words, and attitudes, they live by.

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    • 41 min
    31 | The Power of Presence | Dynette Clark

    31 | The Power of Presence | Dynette Clark

    Dynette Clark is a wife, a mother to three, and sees the best in everyone she meets. She is also the Executive Director of Building Blocks for Kids (BB4K), a Cincinnati-based organization with a vision to create community for all children, regardless of challenges, through support, resources, and scholarships. As a child, Dynette always wanted to babysit and long considered being a teacher before getting her degree in business. After having her first son, and attempting to return to work, she realized she wanted to be with her child and started an in-home daycare service. She later received certification for Montessori education and taught while her own children were in school. She and her husband were blessed with a third child, and shortly after he arrived, everything changed.

    In this episode, Dynette shares about a baby girl named Sydney who was born in 1998, and how her story was the foundation for Building Blocks for Kids. Hear how Dynette believes our stories are changed when people are beside us, why community is the foundation of what Building Blocks for Kids does, and the one thing every child served through BB4K gives back.

    Links to learn more:

    www.bb4k.org

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    • 36 min
    30.5 | Clips from the Cutting Room Floor | Kevin Schwieger

    30.5 | Clips from the Cutting Room Floor | Kevin Schwieger

    Welcome to Be the Difference: Clips from the Cutting Room Floor! In these bonus episodes, we turn the reins over to our amazing producer Mikeyy, to share with you some of his favorite conversations from previous episodes that didn't quite make the final cut.

    In this episode, Mikeyy shares a clip from Episode 30 with Kevin Schwieger. In this clip, Kevin shares a story about two brothers who found connection through nature, play, and God shining through the darkness.

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    30 | Impossible Made Possible | Kevin Schwieger

    30 | Impossible Made Possible | Kevin Schwieger

    Kevin Schwieger was born on the mission field and has served within ministry for over 30 years, from serving as a missionary to Marketplace Pastor at Grace Chapel. Two and a half years ago, Kevin discovered a new hiking trail and in his excitement to share about it, the vision for of Luke5Adventures was born. Luke5Adventures makes the impossible possible by gathering dedicated volunteers and special equipment to give outdoor experiences to people with disabilities. From Ohio to Colorado, Kevin and his team bring Luke 5 to life by helping everyone experience Jesus through nature, no matter their abilities.

    In this episode, Kevin shares about how a conversation that never happened sparked curiosity and, ultimately, the founding of Luke5Adventures. He talks about “target versus tool,” how it applies to this work, and how God convicted him. Hear how God focused Kevin’s attention on a population of people that had before been “out of sight, out of mind,” and why he considers it “soul-quenching work” whenever they help provide a way to nature that was previously inaccessible.

    Links to learn more:

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    • 42 min
    29.5| Clips From the Cutting Room Floor | Troy Culbreth

    29.5| Clips From the Cutting Room Floor | Troy Culbreth

    Welcome to Be the Difference: Clips from the Cutting Room Floor! In these bonus episodes, we turn the reins over to our amazing producer Mikeyy, to share with you some of his favorite conversations from previous episodes that didn't quite make the final cut.

    In this episode, Mikeyy shares a clip from Episode 29 with Troy Culbreth. Troy shares about the power of music, the connection point that worship is to God, and Mikeyy reflects on where he has experienced God in music.

    Links to learn more:

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    • 3 min
    29 | Cross Worship | Troy Culbreth

    29 | Cross Worship | Troy Culbreth

    Troy Culbreth is husband to Sharmaine, father to Troy Jr, Kaleb, Riley, and Austin, and founder of Cross Worship Music. Cross Worship is a collective of worship leaders and musicians based out of Cincinnati, Ohio with a heart to reconcile the body of Christ across denominational and racial divides. They believe there is something special when we all come together, and the musicians capture that divine guidance and share it with their audience.

    In this episode, Troy shares about how he went from a 12-year old boy who just wanted to be a basketball star to leading cross-cultural denominations in worship. He talks about the impact one song can have in a person’s life and why he believes the message doesn’t end when the melody does. Hear how God burdened Troy to do something about His people worshiping as one and what Troy sees for Cross Worship in the next nine years.

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    Song Troy mentions (So Will I): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdIOaAvvOp8

    Song Sammy Mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUJ9A8oE9U



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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

WiseandProud ,

Great podcast

Uplifting guests showing how to Be The Difference every day!

mikeyyevans ,

Inspiring

This podcast is the best. Joey’s episode about story telling and listening really inspired me.

Back2Back Ministries!! ,

Be The Difference Podcast is TERRIFIC!

Hosts Chris Cox and Sammy Matthews complement one another very seamlessly and effortlessly as they share amazing stories, interviewing Kingdom builders from all walks of life. I can’t wait for each next episode. Be sure to tune in and show them some love with you own 5-star review.

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