Each person has unique gifts, ways of thinking and experiences. Each one of us is created in the image of God, but we all reflect that image differently. We can help each other broaden our perspectives and more fully understand God and the world around us.
Episode 22 - PASTORING IN TUMULTUOUS TIMES with Dr. Theo Williams & Adam Sharp
The last several years have been difficult on all of us, and pastors have carried a particular burden during those years. Two local pastors, Dr. Theo Williams of Covenant Community Church in South Bend and Adam Sharp of St. Mark Missionary Church in Mishawaka, stepped into lead roles at their respective churches within the last few years. Their insights about these tumultuous times we're living in are very helpful as we consider the current state and future outlook of the Church.
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Episode 21 - SPIRITUAL DIRECTION with Michael Baughman
Have you ever heard of spiritual direction? Don’t worry if your answer is “no”. Counseling and – especially around ISI – mentoring are words we hear a bit more often. That’s why we brought Michael Baughman on the podcast. Michael is studying to become a spiritual director and has already begun meeting with spiritual direction clients. He helps us understand what spiritual direction is and why it can be helpful.
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Episode 20 - GOING DEEPER with Ali & Kory Lantz
For the last 13 years Ali & Kory Lantz have lived in Northwest South Bend and have been leading Transformation Ministries. What started as a couple living in a small neighborhood home, trying to be good neighbors and welcoming families into their lives has become an organization that operates several programs for youth and young adults.
The growth of Transformation Ministries wasn't something Ali & Kory planned, but they've learned to trust God every step of the way. The latest step started when Kory heard God repeating the word, "Deeper."
For Transformation Ministries, going deeper means expanding its programs, opening up opportunities for more students and families to join, starting new programs and dreaming bigger dreams. Construction has started on an industrial building just off Portage Avenue and the project should be finished in time for the 2023-2024 school year.
If you'd like to support the Transformation Ministries Deeper Campaign, please visit transformation58.com/deeper_campaign to learn more and find ways to give and/or volunteer. Thank you!
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Episode 19 - A PLACE CALLED BRAVERLY with Kate Berkey & Kristy Mikel
Kate Berkey and Kristy Mikel are longtime friends, ministry partners and now they are also co-authors of the new book A Place Called Braverly.
Braverly is a real place in Mae Sot, Thailand where Kristy lives and works. Kate has also lived and worked at Braverly, but she currently resides in Chicago and works at Devon Oasis Ministry.
The major theme of the book is living courageously in the face of opposition, fear and lack of opportunity. This conversation with Kate & Kristy was full of laughs but also clear challenges to choose to live bravely every day.
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Episode 18 - DOING IT FOR THE KIDS with Karen West
As the Director of Academic Empowerment at Transformation Ministries, Karen West has had to develop rapport with students, parents, school administrators, teachers and more. Her God-given gifts of connecting with young people and a genuine love for people have made her a perfect fit!
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Episode 17 - TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE with Kalyn Lantz
Kalyn Lantz has been deeply involved at Transformation Ministries for years. She knows our work as well as anyone and she has helped equip our volunteers to be the best they can be. As a licensed counselor who specializes in trauma-informed care, Kalyn has unique insight into the ways trauma manifests in emotional, behavioral and physical ways.
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