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This is a podcast focusing on conversations with guests about following Jesus in various arenas and circumstances of life. Our team of hosts include Steven Carrizal, Tiffany Dahlman, Jeremy Hoover, and Cheryl Russell. We invite you to join us for these conversations, where we reflect on what it means to live as a follower of Jesus, where discipleship and the Kingdom of God call us into a new reality and give us a new script for life.

Discipleship Conversations Steven Carrizal, Tiffany Dahlman, Jeremy Hoover, Cheryl Russell

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

This is a podcast focusing on conversations with guests about following Jesus in various arenas and circumstances of life. Our team of hosts include Steven Carrizal, Tiffany Dahlman, Jeremy Hoover, and Cheryl Russell. We invite you to join us for these conversations, where we reflect on what it means to live as a follower of Jesus, where discipleship and the Kingdom of God call us into a new reality and give us a new script for life.

    Unveiling Vocational Formation - A Conversation with Dr. Chis Cobbler

    Unveiling Vocational Formation - A Conversation with Dr. Chis Cobbler

    Join us in this enlightening episode of Discipleship Conversations as we delve into the realm of vocational formation with Dr. Chris Cobbler, a seasoned missional theologian and the newly appointed executive director of the Center for Vocational Formation at ACU Dallas online. Dr. Cobbler brings a wealth of experience and passion to the table as he shares his vision for helping individuals recognize their vocations as integral parts of God's mission. Drawing from his extensive background in theology and practical ministry, Chris unveils the significance of vocational formation in today's rapidly evolving world. Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and equipped to embrace your unique calling in God's grand
    narrative of redemption and restoration.

    Dr. Christopher Cobbler was born in Windsor, Ontario Canada, and currently resides in Michigan with his wife and three children. He and his wife, Kahra, have been immersed in many faith traditions; he values the intersectional aspects of his journey and passionately desires to see communities in the church and academy become a sign, instrument and foretaste of the kingdom of
    God. Chris graduated from Alberta Bible College, Rochester University and most recently with a Doctoral Degree from Lipscomb University. He is the Dean of
    Vocational Formation and the Director of the Center for Vocational Formation at Abilene Christian University, Dallas.

    Thanks for listening. We invite you to subscribe
    and rate the podcast through your favorite podcast app. We’d love to hear from you. Send your comments and questions to media@missionalive.org. Learn more about the podcast and other Mission Alive media resources at www.missionalive.org/media. Intro and outro music is by audionautix.com. Mission Alive works to bring about the holistic transformation of marginalized communities through starting and renewing innovative churches that address the most challenging issues faced by their neighbors. Learn more about what we do and how to connect at www.missionalive.org.

    • 48 min
    Innovation, the Missional Call, and Reimagining Church - A Host Roundtable Discussion

    Innovation, the Missional Call, and Reimagining Church - A Host Roundtable Discussion

    Join hosts Tiffany Dahlman, Steven Carrizal, and Jeremy Hoover in the latest episode of "Discipleship Conversations," where they engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the pressing issue of church decline and the innovative ways that some Christian faith communities are responding. The hosts engage with an article by Chris Flanders from Mission Alive's Reimagining Church series titled: “Kainos Koinonias: How Innovative Faith Communities Embody the Missio Dei.” In the article, Chris challenges conventional thinking, emphasizing the importance of discerning God's missional calling in ever-expanding cultural contexts. As
    churches grapple with rapid change, and also seek to partner with God in redemptive mission, this episode considers what questions churches are asking, and how they are adapting to try to meet the evolving needs of their communities. Join us as we contemplate the future landscape of church and faith, recognizing the diverse expressions emerging in response to the call of the Kingdom. In a world where the Kingdom comes near in various forms, the discussion prompts us to reimagine our understanding of church and embrace the innovative spirit driving the Missio Dei forward.

    Be sure to subscribe to the Mission Alive Newsletter to read more from the Reimaging Church series and to receive new posts each
    time they are published.  

    Thanks for listening. We invite you to subscribe and rate the podcast through your favorite podcast app. We’d love to hear from you. Send your comments and questions to media@missionalive.org. Learn more about the podcast and other Mission Alive media resources at www.missionalive.org/media. Intro and outro music is by audionautix.com. Mission Alive works to bring about the holistic transformation of marginalized
    communities through starting and renewing innovative churches that address the most challenging issues faced by their neighbors. Learn more about what we do and how to connect at www.missionalive.org.

    • 44 min
    Diverging Traditions, Merging Faith - A Conversation With Greg Taylor and Jacob Taylor

    Diverging Traditions, Merging Faith - A Conversation With Greg Taylor and Jacob Taylor

    Are you a Christian parent with an emerging adult child that is choosing a different faith than you expected? Are you an emerging adult discovering spiritual renewal as you find a path to faith and spirituality apart from the tradition of your youth? Many Christian families are experiencing a change in their family faith dynamic as emerging adults discover their own path to faith and spirituality. On this episode of Discipleship Conversations, we talk with guests Greg Taylor and Jacob Taylor, a father and son navigating a shift in familial faith. Listen in as they share their experience about how they are navigating these changes, finding common ground, and moving closer to one another in the process.



    Thanks for listening. We invite you to subscribe and rate the podcast through your favorite podcast app. We’d love to hear from you. Send your comments and questions to ⁠media@missionalive.org⁠. Learn more about the podcast and other Mission Alive media resources at ⁠www.missionalive.org/media⁠. Intro and outro music is by ⁠audionautix.com⁠. Mission Alive works to bring about the holistic transformation of marginalized communities through starting and renewing innovative churches that address the most challenging issues faced by their neighbors. Learn more about what we do and how to connect at ⁠www.missionalive.org⁠.

    • 45 min
    More Than Just Lighting The Candles – A Conversation About Advent

    More Than Just Lighting The Candles – A Conversation About Advent

    It is the season of Advent! Check out our latest podcast episode as hosts Steven Carrizal, Tiffany Dahlman, Cheryl Russell, and Jeremy Hoover, discuss Advent and what it has meant to them personally and in their ministries. Whether you're a seasoned
    Advent enthusiast or new to the tradition, we invite you to listen to this "Discipleship Conversation" as we consider the meaning of Advent, share personal stories, and discuss the timeless themes of the season.



    Advent isn't just about lighting candles or following traditions; it's about finding hope in Jesus, creating balance in the holiday chaos, and bringing warmth to your life and community. It is about discovering how a Christ-centered Advent propels us forward and invites us to partner with God in making the world a better place in the present. We hope that our candid discussion will resonate with you, especially if you are seeking a season of reflection, hope, and anticipation.



    Happy Advent and Merry Christmas!



    Thanks for listening. We invite you to subscribe and rate the podcast through your favorite podcast app. We’d love to hear from you. Send your comments and questions to media@missionalive.org. Learn more about the podcast and other Mission Alive media resources at www.missionalive.org/media. Intro and outro music is by audionautix.com. Mission Alive works to bring about the holistic transformation of marginalized
    communities through starting and renewing innovative churches that address the most challenging issues faced by their neighbors. Learn more about what we do and how to connect at www.missionalive.org.



    Episode Photo by KaLisa Veer on Unsplash

    • 34 min
    Everyday Pilgrimage – A Conversation After Talking With Kevin & Shelly Huddleston

    Everyday Pilgrimage – A Conversation After Talking With Kevin & Shelly Huddleston

    Walking the Camino de Santiago, as Kevin & Shelly Huddleston did (see Season 5 Episode 10), is a big undertaking. But what if we could see pilgrimage and the lessons of pilgrimage in the everyday of our lives. In this episode, the hosts have a roundtable discussion about finding and implementing pilgrimage in our ministry contexts.

    • 34 min
    Learning Prayer, Community, and Presence on the Camino de Santiago – A Conversation with Kevin & Shelly Huddleston

    Learning Prayer, Community, and Presence on the Camino de Santiago – A Conversation with Kevin & Shelly Huddleston

    Each day between two and three thousand people arrive in Santiago, Spain as pilgrims. This past summer, Kevin and Shelly Huddleston were two among that number on July 13 as they along with a small group of friends completed a 14-day walk on the Camino de Santiago. In this episode, we talk the two of them about their pilgrimage experience—about how they were formed by daily prayer, an expanding understanding of community, and the expected and surprising presence of God.

    Kevin & Shelly Huddleston have been in ministry together for over 35 years. They spent 30 years in congregational ministry and now Kevin is the Director of Ministries for Arms of Hope, a Christian care organization that cares for children and single moms with families. He has a Bachelors degree from Abilene Christian University, a Masters degree in Missional Leadership from Rochester University and a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation from Lipscomb University. His doctoral emphasis is on Sabbath and the Mission of God. Shelly is an assistant superintendent with the San Angelo Independent School District where she has worked for the past 28 years and holds a Bachelors in Communication from ACU and a Masters in Education from Angelo State. Both Kevin and Shelly are certified Spiritual Directors. Best of all, they have a few awesome pairs in their lives: 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 2 grandsons and 2 rescue schnauzers that rule the house. They are excited to share their passion for families and the love of Jesus.

    You can reach them via Facebook or by email: kevinhuddleston@me.com and huddlestonshelly500@gmail.com.

    • 51 min

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