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What does it look like to "be transformed by the renewing of our minds"? How do we live intentionally for Kingdom impact? Join co-hosts Heather Brown and Keane Fine every Friday to learn from our guests about how we can grow in Christ and impact the world.

This show is brought to you by TeachBeyond, an international Christian mission organization focused on transformational Christ-centered education serving individuals and communities.

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What does it look like to "be transformed by the renewing of our minds"? How do we live intentionally for Kingdom impact? Join co-hosts Heather Brown and Keane Fine every Friday to learn from our guests about how we can grow in Christ and impact the world.

This show is brought to you by TeachBeyond, an international Christian mission organization focused on transformational Christ-centered education serving individuals and communities.

    78: Child Sponsorship (with Maria Berezny)

    78: Child Sponsorship (with Maria Berezny)

    It’s Child Sponsorship Month at TeachBeyond! Listen to the conversation with Maria Berezny as she discusses the pressing need for Child Sponsors and the impact that it can have on their life. Learn how not only are children's physical needs provided for, but their spiritual and education needs as well.
    Child Sponsorship Website “From a young age, whenever somebody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I would answer that I wanted to be a Musician-ary, which of course is a word that I had made up. But in my mind, it perfectly encapsulated everything that I wanted to do. It combined my three main passions and loves, to combine music and children and ministry. And so in my mind, I just wanted to be a music teacher, missionary.” “I got to see firsthand that it doesn't matter how good of an education you provide a child if their most basic needs aren't being met, if they're hungry, if they don't have a sufficient shelter, if they don't feel safe, if they don't truly deep down know that they're loved and they belong, then the education is ineffective. They won't be able to receive and learn and apply all that they're being taught.” “What that does is, it shows the child you're seen, you're known, you're loved, you're worthy, you have potential, you have a future ahead of you, and you have a destiny and a God given purpose.” “…what really makes [TeachBeyond Sponsorship] unique is that although we, of course, recognize and meet the physical needs of our children, our focus is primarily education because we believe that students are made in God's image and they deserve an opportunity to be equipped and empowered with the knowledge, skills and tools that they need to become dynamic leaders within their communities and therefore to break these generational cycles of poverty that we're seeing.” “Beyond that, the kind of education which communicates to students that they're loved by God, gives them dignity. And of course, there's many reasons that we chose to focus on education. But I think kind of a nutshell reason is the potential for a long-term impact. We believe that by equipping and empowering these students, it's not only going to transform the children, but it's going to transform their families, and the families will transform their communities and their communities will transform their countries and so on. So, as we holistically train these students for life, we desire to instill in them an authentic vision of their calling within the Great Commission, and to raise them up to be ambassadors for Christ and reach their full God given potential. You know, the word says that the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” What’s changing our lives:
    Keane: Swimming Maria: Her garden We’d love to hear from you! podcast@teachbeyond.org
    Podcast Website: https://teachbeyond.org/podcast 
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    • 24 min
    77: Back to School (with Joan Zeberlein)

    77: Back to School (with Joan Zeberlein)

    Getting ready to begin a new school year? In this bonus episode, Heather sits down with Joan Zeberlein, Associate Consultant with Kagan and Director of Missions and Hospitality at Grace Point in Newtown, PA. Joan shares suggestions for beginning the school year from her thirty years of experience in education.
    “Prayer is foundational in setting you in the right frame of mind to tackle a new school year.” “Our connection with our students is a hundred times more valuable than that colorful bulletin board border.” “I would be more concerned about that physical space being functional than pretty.” “How can I provide a safe environment for my students?” “Our curriculum will really be accessed if we take the time to create that classroom where everyone feels like they belong.” “Ask God to renew your mind, renew your love for Him, for your calling, for what you’ve been asked to do.” “Any season I’m in, any trial I’m going through, I have a choice to either be bitter or resentful about it, or I have a choice to embrace it and steward it well.” What’s changing our lives:
    Heather: Preparing for sabbatical Joan: Mom’s cancer diagnosis and stewarding this season We’d love to hear from you! podcast@teachbeyond.org
    Podcast Website: https://teachbeyond.org/podcast 
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    • 30 min
    76: World Refugee Sunday (with Liz Steggall-Lewis)

    76: World Refugee Sunday (with Liz Steggall-Lewis)

    For this special summer episode, Keane talks to Liz Steggall-Lewis, Director of Beyond Borders, about World Refugee Week and God’s heart for the refugee. We also hear about the work Beyond Borders is doing to serve the most vulnerable.
    "The character of God shines in these stories of displacement." "In Malachi it talks about the way that you treat foreigners, orphans, and widows is a sign of your righteousness." "The whole Biblical command is to care for those who are vulnerable and to welcome and love the foreigners among us." Resources: World Refugee Sunday - Exodus World Service World Relief Refugee by Alan Gratz Beyond Borders Sponsorship Life Jacket Documentary What’s changing our lives:
    Keane: Summer Traveling Liz: Pizza We’d love to hear from you! podcast@teachbeyond.org
    Podcast Website: https://teachbeyond.org/podcast
    Learn about TeachBeyond: https://teachbeyond.org/

    • 31 min
    75: Season 2 Finale! (with David Durance)

    75: Season 2 Finale! (with David Durance)

    It’s the final episode of Season 2! TeachBeyond President David Durance joins co-hosts Heather Brown and Keane Fine for this final conversation of the season to talk about TeachBeyond’s values, favorite episodes of the season, and - as always - what’s changing their lives.
    Season 2 survey! “God is calling us to respond to what’s right in front of us.” “With God’s ‘help’ we live out our values: Humility, Excellence, Love, Partnership.” David’s favorite episodes: Episode 70 with Paulo Jobim and Episode 62 with Harold Klassen Heather’s favorite episodes: Episode 40 with Tara-Leigh Cobble and Episode 46 with Annie Stepanenko Keane’s favorite episodes: Episode 72 with Sarah Fine, Episode 67 with Aubrey Sampson, and Episode 53 with Chris Ruge What’s changing our lives:
    Keane: Recording the finale Heather: Not having to move David: Celebrating 40th birthday and 20th anniversary recently We’d love to hear from you! podcast@teachbeyond.org
    Podcast Website: https://teachbeyond.org/podcast 
    Learn about TeachBeyond: https://teachbeyond.org/

    • 31 min
    74: Reaching the Least-Reached (with Steve Johnson)

    74: Reaching the Least-Reached (with Steve Johnson)

    Steve Johnson of SIL shares about his family’s experience living and working for over 20 years on the island of Papua New Guinea and invites everyone to be part of reaching the least reached. Listen in for an inspiring message rooted in the Great Commission. This episode is out just in time for the International Day for the Unreached! If you’re participating, be sure to tag TeachBeyond on social media.
    A Third of Us Ukarumpa International School Urbana Missions Conference “What we’re doing here doesn’t just matter for me and for my life, but it matters for the nation of Papua New Guinea.” Dr. Ralph Winter “There are locations around the world, peoples around the world, who still haven’t heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Why haven’t they, and how can we reach them?” Matthew 28:19 - the Great Commission “Until everyone has had the chance [to hear the Gospel], we haven’t [finished the Great Commission].” “These [...] people need God’s Word in their language.” “Everything starts with prayer. God is the initiator of His work in my life and in your lives and in the lives of people here in Papua New Guinea.” Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project Joshua Project “Having [teachers] who are passionate about seeing young men and women grow in their knowledge and understanding of the world, of God and how He has created it, seeing them thrive and be healthy - we are blessed as parents.” Season 2 Survey! What’s changing our lives:
    Keane: House projects Heather: Cut-and-come-again zinnias sprouting Steve: Son getting married and team members leading in his absence Weekly Spotlight: Click here to explore opportunities with TeachBeyond!
    We’d love to hear from you! podcast@teachbeyond.org
    Podcast Website: https://teachbeyond.org/podcast 
    Learn about TeachBeyond: https://teachbeyond.org/

    • 34 min
    73: Remember: A Spiritual Discipline and Life-Giving Practice (with Brian Delamont)

    73: Remember: A Spiritual Discipline and Life-Giving Practice (with Brian Delamont)

    Brian Delamont walks us through Scripture and spiritual practices that emphasize the importance of remembrance as part of our spiritual development. 
    Genesis 8:1 “Memory has a tremendous potential to impact our lives and our bodies, our emotional health, our spiritual health in deep, deep ways.” Episode 70: Neuroscience and Belief (Paulo Jobim) Exodus 12:13-14 “We can’t face future battles until we remember God’s continual presence.” “God has been active in the past, is active in the present, and will be active for future generations.” Joshua 4 1 Corinthians 11:24-26 “We don’t think fondly of Jesus as if that’s the end of His story, but it’s this calling of Jesus to mind when we remember [in communion].” “God’s not limited to a specific location. We don’t have to go back to that pile of stones by the Jordan in order to recall that God will be with us.” Deuteronomy 6 Psalm 77:11 Psalm 111:3-5 “It’s this mutual spiritual practice: It’s God speaking into our lives, us speaking into the lives of those around us, and me reminding myself of who God is and HIs actions.” “When you start thinking about spiritual disciplines, you can’t actually do them without memory.” Jeremiah 31:33-35 Episode 43: May They Be One 2 Timothy 2:8 “Memory is what you’re choosing to actually have shape your life, so for us to remember Jesus Christ raised from the dead would be the challenge.” Take the Season 2 survey! May Reflection: What are you remembering most these days? What memories are you rehearsing most often?
    What’s changing our lives:
    Keane: Fire pit Heather: Planning Orientation Brian: Rewarding work Weekly Spotlight: Grace International School
    We’d love to hear from you! podcast@teachbeyond.org
    Podcast Website: https://teachbeyond.org/podcast 
    Learn about TeachBeyond: https://teachbeyond.org/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

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Challenging and Encouraging

I am continually challenged by the testimonies of the guests. I am not a teacher, so I thought this might exclude me from gaining anything from this podcast. However, stories of the challenges and joys of serving God in all aspects of life, are applicable to every believer. I’m encouraged weekly and often take away practical applications for “renewing my mind” as I seek to become a more effective vessel for God’s transformational work.

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I’ve listened to every episode and definitely plan on listening every week. They have a super wide range of guests and the topics they cover are really interesting. The hosts are really great too, and with their “What’s changing your life this week” question, I really feel like I get to know them personally.

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