Welcome to the WellSpring SoulCARE podcast! I’m your host, Richard Gotthardt, and I’m part of the WellSpring Team. I’ve been a pastor for almost 30 years in a variety of churches, from small, medium, to large in roles from Students, Spiritual Formation, and Lead Pastor. Now as part of WellSpring, I’m part of a team and organization that seeks to come alongside pastors, ministry and non-profit leaders to help bridge that disconnect between the outer and the inner life. We want to help you pay attention to your soul, that most important but so easily overlooked and even neglected core of who you are. So in this podcast, we want to invite you into an ongoing dialogue and conversation- between you and your own self, between you and God. We’ll do this as we have conversations with others- leaders, authors, pastors, and others who can offer us perspective, wisdom, and simply honest and authentic vulnerability about what is true and real. I’m so excited and honored to host these conversations and invite you into them as we journey together.
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The Gift of Time | James K.A. Smith
James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin University, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and a widely traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church.
Learning to Lament | Brian Morgan
Brian is one of our teaching pastors at PBC Cupertino when it opened in 1985, and has a special love for Hebrew, Psalms, poetry and Romania. With his wife Emily they have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cM6JfzBbXSxmAmTLRmLowIqK1zYy3f57/view?usp=sharing (Climbing With the Psalms Worksheet)
Sacred Walking | Adam Peacocke
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D-mxCEDnEXm3jNDzsbNmQbM99CSB-sN6/edit?usp=sharingandouid=117264295106123035000andrtpof=trueandsd=true (Breath Prayer Walk)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IsMRKKeErH4Mm72_Agpd7516tkyCLf5s/edit?usp=sharingandouid=117264295106123035000andrtpof=trueandsd=true (Life Lesson Walk)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OrXDFFqXHzxcFUNEnfKSlO_9Mb98nahy/edit?usp=sharingandouid=117264295106123035000andrtpof=trueandsd=true (Six Step Prayer Walking Exercise)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jDKTKqOMhuzouFiJrEZrNiM_9w0jzWN1/edit?usp=sharingandouid=117264295106123035000andrtpof=trueandsd=true (Personal Encounter Prayer Walk)
Adam Peacocke is a lifelong Santa Rosa, CA resident who has been a passionate leader in the recovery efforts from the 2017 October wildfires that devastated Santa Rosa and surrounding Sonoma County. Out of the devastation, Adam saw the potential for his county to find new, more effective ways of providing disaster relief. After pastoring for 15 years, Adam resigned to found Rebuilding Our Community Sonoma County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry designed to help local churches increase the effectiveness of their service and giving to their community and connect non-profits and faith community groups to offer practical assistance and hope. ROC Sonoma County has established and maintained a collaborative network connecting faith-based, non-profit, governmental, business, and other organizations to provide coordinated disaster recovery efforts. Adam and his wife, Jo, have four children.
The Gifts of SoulCARE
Three vignettes into the gift of the SoulCARE experience.
Division & Polarization: How We Got Here + How to Move Forward | Daniel Stid
Daniel Stid is the former Program Director of U.S. Democracy at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, leading the foundation’s grantmaking to support the key values and institutions of U.S. democracy–in particular Congress, the first branch of government–in our polarized age.
Previously, Daniel was a partner at The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consultancy, where he helped coordinate the organization’s work with federal, state, and local government agencies and advised nonprofit and foundation clients supporting children, youth, and families. Daniel began his career as a political scientist teaching at Wabash College and served as a Congressional Fellow on the staff of the House Majority Leader. He is the author of The President as Statesman: Woodrow Wilson and the Constitution.
A graduate of Hope College, he holds an MPhil in politics from Oxford University and a doctorate in government from Harvard University. Daniel is proud to have been commissioned an honorary Kentucky Colonel for his service to the Commonwealth.
https://oneamericamovement.org (One America Movement)
https://braverangels.org (Braver Angels Organization)
https://breakingground.us/we-need-more-christian-partisanship-not-less/ (Daniel Stid Article):
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/evangelical-church-pastors-political-radicalization/629631 (Upcoming Article from the Atlantic)
https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-polisci-041916-020727#_i11 (Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum article on partisanship )
Saying Yes | Andrea Coli
Andrea Coli serves as the Executive Director of Lead Bold, and she is passionate about affirming and activating female ministry leaders. She has been in ministry for over 25 years and currently serves as the Teaching Pastor at CrossWinds Church in California's Bay Area. Andrea is part of the teaching team for Preacher Chicks United, an incubator for women of color to cultivate their gifts of preaching and teaching. She loves connecting with women leaders. You can find her on https://www.facebook.com/andreacolispeaks/ (Facebook )or https://www.instagram.com/andreacolispeaks/ (Instagram).
https://www.leadingbold.org/events (Register for Lead Bold's Inspired to Lead Virtual Event) on Saturday 4/30 at 9:00am -12:00pm PT. Use promo code WELLSPRING for $15 off your ticket.
Inspired to Lead is a virtual gathering of ministry leaders eager to connect and learn together. Most of us have figured out how to muster up some confidence…or even fake it when needed. But how do we authentically nurture leadership confidence and lead boldly wherever God has called us?
I Am a Kinesthetic Contemplative!
Wow! I never knew that term even existed. The moment Adam Peacocke said the term I knew I was one. Thank you Adam and Richard for sharing words and methods to help me a restless ADD contemplative. Love the biblical perspective and examples plus the practical ideas for personal applications. Great job!
Enjoy listening to Richard no matter the medium. He has a real depth and sincerity that stands out.
Always enjoy the conversations & topics that wellspring brings! Keep them coming :)