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A podcast full of inspiration and application as Matt Bird talks to leaders around the world who are seeing their communities and cities transformed by the life and love of Jesus.

Talking Transformation with Matt Bird Cinnamon Network International

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A podcast full of inspiration and application as Matt Bird talks to leaders around the world who are seeing their communities and cities transformed by the life and love of Jesus.

    #35: Dave Barker - Serving And Listening To A Community

    #35: Dave Barker - Serving And Listening To A Community

    This week's podcast is an interview with Dave Barker, a pastor in Folkestone who has helped run a Cinnamon Faith Action Audit in his town and is now working closely with local authorities to meet the needs of his community.

    In this episode he tells Matt about the doors that opened to the church after the Faith Action Audit, how the church has served people during the pandemic and how he thinks the church's role will change after Covid-19.

    A great listen, full of insights and encouragements. 

    Find out more about Matt and Cinnamon Network International at:
    http://cinnamonnetwork.com

    • 14 min
    #34: Dusan Beredi Bera - Radical Solutions For Addiction

    #34: Dusan Beredi Bera - Radical Solutions For Addiction

    This week Matt talks to the Dusan Beredi Bera, a pastor in Novi Sad, Serbia. They discuss Dusan's journey to faith and his incredible story of meeting God and becoming free from an addiction that threatened his life.

    In the challenging and inspiring interview they also talk about the work of Dusan's church, helping people in addiction to discover God's life-changing love. 

    To find out more about Dusan visit
    http://www.phz.rs/onama.php

    Find out more about Matt and Cinnamon Network International at:
    http://cinnamonnetwork.com

    • 16 min
    #33: Dr Vladimir Ubeivolc - Frontline Stories In The Fight Against Human Trafficking

    #33: Dr Vladimir Ubeivolc - Frontline Stories In The Fight Against Human Trafficking

    This week's Talking Transformation is an incredible listen as Matt talks to Dr Vladimir Ubeivolc, a pastor in Moldova who is working in a country where human trafficking is tearing apart families and communities.

    His church is involved in work with people at risk of being trafficked and people who have been trafficked, listen as he tells stories of challenge and stories of hope.

    Moldova is the poorest nation in Europe, yet this podcast shows us how much we can learn from Dr Vladimir and his team about empathy, education and transformational action. 

    To find out more about Dr Vladimir visit
    http://bol.md

    Find out more about Matt and Cinnamon Network International at:
    http://cinnamonnetwork.com

    • 19 min
    #32: Niky Dix - Health, Healing & Online Courses

    #32: Niky Dix - Health, Healing & Online Courses

    This week Matt talks to Intentional Health's CEO Niky Dix about attitudes toward health and how her organisation has grown as online training has grown exponentially during Covid-19 lockdown. 

    The pair also talk about how the present opportunities to resource churches far and wide, and how churches can meet huge local demand for community health solutions, especially as people emerge from the pandemic.

    To find out more about Niky and Intentional Health visit
    https://www.intentionalhealth.uk

    Find out more about Matt and Cinnamon Network International at:
    http://cinnamonnetwork.com

    • 15 min
    #31: Alfonso Schilder - Stories Of Transformed Lives

    #31: Alfonso Schilder - Stories Of Transformed Lives

    This week on Talking Transformation Matt talks to Alfonso Schilder, a minister at Mount Hope Kingdom Life Christian Church to hear stories of lives that have been transformed by the rehab program run through the local church.

    We can talk about initiatives and programs without hearing how individual lives have been changed, today Alfonso shares stories of people who have experienced the love of Jesus and seen radical life transformation.

    To find out more about Alfonso visit
    http://mounthope.co.za

    Find out more about Matt and Cinnamon Network International at:
    http://cinnamonnetwork.com

    • 18 min
    #30: Revd Paul Cowley MBE - Thief, Prisoner, Soldier, Priest

    #30: Revd Paul Cowley MBE - Thief, Prisoner, Soldier, Priest

    This week Matt talks to the Reverend Paul Cowley MBE, part of the HTB leadership team in the UK about his life story and experiences ministering to those in his local area and in prisons across the UK.

    Paul talks to Matt about the importance and impact of getting involved with actions, not just words, and how the church can provide vital infrastructure to communities in times of need.

    To find out more about Paul visit
    https://caringforexoffenders.org/who-we-are

    Find out more about Matt and Cinnamon Network International at:
    http://cinnamonnetwork.com

    • 20 min

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