37 episodes

What would it look like to transform our cities with the Gospel of the Kingdom? It would start with our own personal transformation, flow into the transformation of our community, and then it would spread into our workplaces and neighborhoods. After decades of experience in bringing transformation to various cities around the globe, Jon Petersen and Ken Janke have a passion to ignite "hungry hearts" with the joy of becoming transformational people. The City Table Podcast features their stories, lessons learned, musings and humor. Welcome to the Table where all are invited, all are encouraged, and all are released into God's dream for their cities.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

What would it look like to transform our cities with the Gospel of the Kingdom? It would start with our own personal transformation, flow into the transformation of our community, and then it would spread into our workplaces and neighborhoods. After decades of experience in bringing transformation to various cities around the globe, Jon Petersen and Ken Janke have a passion to ignite "hungry hearts" with the joy of becoming transformational people. The City Table Podcast features their stories, lessons learned, musings and humor. Welcome to the Table where all are invited, all are encouraged, and all are released into God's dream for their cities.

    Culture Influencers: Creative Strategies

    Culture Influencers: Creative Strategies

    One of the four sides of the City Table is reserved for cultural influencers, who bring translation and often understanding to the times we live in. They can interpret the cry of the city at its point of pain, and help contextualize the Gospel in the culture. The truth about city transformation is that transformation does not happen until the culture responds. Join us to hear from our friend Jeremy Bryan; a hip hop artist, educator and spiritual director from Milwaukee, with a background in youth work, nonprofit management, and hospice care. He is currently working as a teaching coach and curriculum developer for an arts-based nonprofit and as grief and creativity guide for a hospice care group in Milwaukee.

    Find more about Jeremy Bryan’s work and music:
    https://www.jeremyjohnbryan.com/
    https://refreshcollective.org/
    https://quillthemessenger.bandcamp.com/

    Visit citytable.org for more information, resources, and ways to get connected with Jon, Ken, and the City Table community. We’d love to hear from you!

    Music in this Episode by St. Vrain. https://linktr.ee/stvrain

    • 47 min
    Our Stories of Transformation: From Embers to Holy Fires

    Our Stories of Transformation: From Embers to Holy Fires

    There’s nothing like a story to catch the imagination and embolden the heart to “step off the ledge” into being a transformative leader. This story-telling episode is a celebration both of the stories from this season, and other encouraging stories that have come up on Jon and Ken’s radar. Our very own host on the podcast, David Blackwell, talks of his transition from church leadership into the business sector. These stories might even move you from ember status to become a contagious, Holy Fire-starter.

    Visit citytable.org for more information, resources, and ways to get connected with Jon, Ken, and the City Table community. We’d love to hear from you!

    Music in this Episode by St. Vrain. https://linktr.ee/stvrain

    • 47 min
    God's Story of Transformation

    God's Story of Transformation

    We believe it all starts with our own personal transformation, and then it flows into the transformation of our community of family and friends, then spreads into our workplace and neighborhoods. We need to have a Jesus Movement Mentality, where we see every area of life as an opportunity to display - Jesus’ kingdom, His words, His works, and His way.

    Visit citytable.org for more information, resources, and ways to get connected with Jon, Ken, and the City Table community. We’d love to hear from you!

    Music in this Episode by St. Vrain. https://linktr.ee/stvrain

    • 42 min
    A Holistic Approach to Reaching Your Place

    A Holistic Approach to Reaching Your Place

    Reaching your place is a holistic approach. Place matters. The geography and the people matter, but also the making of the place. How do we engage our home place, workplace, recreational place, and community place in a way where the mundane becomes magnificent? Join our roundtable discussion with Shawn Cardwell, who is a seventh generational resident of Forest Grove, Oregon. His story and how he and his wife Laura have embraced a Kingdom way of loving their city will inspire your faith.

    Visit citytable.org for more information, resources, and ways to get connected with Jon, Ken, and the City Table community. We’d love to hear from you!

    Music in this Episode by St. Vrain. https://linktr.ee/stvrain

    • 45 min
    Speaking Truth to Power (Part 2 of 2)

    Speaking Truth to Power (Part 2 of 2)

    Speaking truth to power is really speaking Jesus and His kingdom to human authorities and cultural mindsets. Power based mindsets and systems can’t stand up to God’s Kingdom delivered through His sacrificial servants. We’ll explore the final argument of Paul’s address in Acts 17 to the Athenian philosophers and the temple of “gods”: The resurrection of Jesus changes everything.

    Visit citytable.org for more information, resources, and ways to get connected with Jon, Ken, and the City Table community. We’d love to hear from you!

    Music in this Episode by St. Vrain. https://linktr.ee/stvrain

    • 44 min
    Speaking Truth to Power (Part 1 of 2)

    Speaking Truth to Power (Part 1 of 2)

    With human public discourse collapsing into spin—and with current philosophies and theories of right and wrong attempting to rule out alternative points of view other than the assumed current correct one—it seems that what we need is wise sound Christian voices at the table, voices both humble and clear. The voice is not of those with instant answers, but of those with a fresh grasp of God's truth, whose word will carry conviction.

    Visit citytable.org for more information, resources, and ways to get connected with Jon, Ken, and the City Table community. We’d love to hear from you!

    Music in this Episode by St. Vrain. https://linktr.ee/stvrain

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

lukefmiller ,

Definitely worth listening to AND sharing :)

This is one my favorite podcasts at the moment. The first season should be required listening for all disciples of Jesus much less those in vocational ministry. It does a great job of laying healthy foundations. Looking forward to season 2!

plai4 ,

Very informative & uplifting

I love to listen to this podcast. Very inspirational & really challenges me in my Christian faith. Keep up the great work!

Millspaugh1 ,

Thank you

This podcast is a gift that keeps on giving. Thank you guys for sharing your experience, strength and hope in and from our King!

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