The Called to Serve Podcast explores the stories of leaders who have made a difference by answering God’s call to serve. Through conversations with mission-driven leaders, you’ll discover how they discovered their calling, overcame challenges and obstacles, and what they learned along the way. Called to Serve is a production of St. Louis Christian (Florissant, MO). Our mission is to develop biblical servant leaders for urban, suburban, rural, and global ministry. Please visit us on the web at STLChristian.edu, where you’ll find all kinds of great information about our scholarship, degree programs, and upcoming events.
014: Joe Lieway, Professor of Intercultural Missions & New Testament
We’re excited to bring you this conversation with Joe Lieway, who is our Professor of Intercultural Mission and also teaches New Testament here at SLCC. Joe has been with us since 2008, and was previously the Campus Minister of International Students at Ball State University in Indiana.
Previous to that, Joe held ministries in Missouri and his home country of Liberia. Joe holds degrees from Emmanuel School of Religion as well as SLCC.
In this conversation, Joe shares his powerful testimony of coming to Christ as a young man, how he experienced a call to ministry, and how he is growing in the Lord today.
To access the show notes for this episode, please visit https://stlchristian.edu/podcast014.
013: Professor Bill Thomas, Online Learning Coordinator
We’re excited to bring you this conversation with Bill Thomas, who is the newest faculty member here at SLCC. Bill is a Professor of History and Education, as well as our Online Learning Coordinator. He also serves with First Christian Church in Washington, MO and has held ministries in Circleville, OH and Kansas City, KS. Bill holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Manhattan Christian College, and Johnson University.
In our conversation, we focus on the value and distinction of online learning. Bill shares details about our upgraded online program in partnership with Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO.
To access the show notes for this episode, please visit https://stlchristian.edu/podcast013.
012: Dr. Don Sanders, Director of the Merold Institute of Ministry (St. Charles, MO)
We’re excited to bring you this conversation with Dr. Don Sanders, who is the Director of the Merold Institute of Ministry and the Staff Development Pastor at Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles, MO. He is also a long-time adjunct for SLCC, teaching in the areas of ministry, Biblical languages, and education.
Don is a 1991 graduate of SLCC, a graduate of Lincoln Christian University, and recently graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with his doctorate.
In our conversation, we focus on the role of Christian higher education in the ministry landscape today. You’ll learn about online vs. face-to-face education, how The Merold Institute brings a unique approach to ministry education, the future of Christian higher education, and much more.
To access the show notes for this episode, please visit https://stlchristian.edu/podcast012.
011: Kevin Colclasure, Lead Minister at Scott Avenue Christian Church (Newton, IL)
We’re excited to bring you this conversation with Kevin Colclasure, who is the Lead Minister of Scott Avenue Christian Church in Newton, IL. Kevin has held ministries in Nashville, Charleston, and Effingham, IL. He and his wife Leah have been married for 32 years and have two children, Jordan and Tatiana. Kevin is also a 1989 graduate of SLCC.
In our conversation, Kevin shares several key insights for leadership and ministry, including: how to handle being an introvert in ministry, the importance of prayer, the impact that one person’s invitation can have, and much more.
To access the show notes for this episode, please visit https://stlchristian.edu/podcast011.
010: Jesse Eubanks, Executive Director of Love Thy Neighborhood
Today we're excited to bring you this conversation with Jesse Eubanks, who is the Founder & Executive Director of Love Thy Neighborhood, an organization that focuses on social justice internships and Christian community. Since SLCC is a college located in a large urban area, we were excited to feature Jesse as a Chapel speaker this Fall, as well as having him as a guest on today’s episode.
In our conversation, Jesse talks about his background and the story behind Love Thy Neighborhood, how it impacts communities as well as students, and Jesse’s experience as the host of two successful podcasts.
To access the show notes for this episode, please visit https://stlchristian.edu/podcast010.
009: Jeff Fife, President of the 2019 International Conference on Missions (ICOM)
We are excited to bring you this conversation with Jeff Fife, the President of this year’s International Conference on Missions, or ICOM for short. Jeff is the Executive Director of Brazil River of Life Ministries, and he and his family live in Sao Paulo, a city of over 20 million people. Jeff is married to Monica and they have two sons.
In our conversation, Jeff expands on his work in Brazil, what it’s like to live in one of the world’s largest cities, and his work as the President of this year’s ICOM. Missions work has been one of the hallmarks of SLCC for many years, and we were excited to feature Jeff in one of our Chapel services this Fall, as well as this podcast episode.
To access the show notes for this episode, please visit https://stlchristian.edu/podcast009.