Scheduling Long Periods of Unstructured Time

Scheduling Long Periods of Unstructured Time

This past week, five of the pastors traveled to Atlanta and Nashville for a time of coaching. Former Good Shepherd attender Kevin Marks invited our team to meet with Passion City Church’s leadership. It was a powerful day of talking with their pastoral team, sharing...
Religion vs. Relationship

Religion vs. Relationship

In today’s episode we’re going to compare religion versus relationship. We’ll also discuss each of the four main aspects of the Gospel story in detail and tackle some of the common obstacles that people have when hearing it for the first time. The best way to listen...
Chain Link

Chain Link

The first time I met Mike Ely, I was struck by his ability to share Gospel-centered truths in a way that was fresh, casual, relaxed and fun. While he didn’t take himself too seriously, his faith in the Gospel was strikingly powerful. Little did I know that day that he...
Time Machine

Time Machine

Today’s episode is a bit different than our previous episodes; whereas past subjects have been focused on specific topics related to Good Shepherd Church and our spiritual walk, today we’re going back into the past to learn a bit more about Bob and his childhood.  Bob...
Ramping Up

Ramping Up

I was just reflecting on the end of summer. It could not have ended better for the Bryant family. A sweet former GS family allowed us to stay at their home in Bend for the week, and my family had a great time. We boated Lake Billy Chinook, hung out in Old Mill...
“Take a Flying Leap”

“Take a Flying Leap”

Lately, you have heard about the “Leap Event?” The idea came from an excellent book on vision and leadership we have been reading – Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols by Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez. Instead of trying...
Walking with the Lord

Walking with the Lord

Our subject today is about how we expand our walk with the Lord and how we live out this walk in our personal lives. I discuss with Bob the ways he’s found to make time with the Lord an ongoing priority. We also talk about ways we’ve been able to improve our...
the Makings

the Makings

It begins this weekend! More than fifty Good Shepherd leaders, pastors and young families have been working for three months on our new series entitled The Makings. For the next eight weeks, we will explore the Mission, Vision and Core Values of Good Shepherd. This is...
Love Rockwood

Love Rockwood

Today I’m chatting with Krisiti Knifong. Kristi is a long-time member at Good Shepherd and she is also the Local Outreach Administrator. We discuss what Kristi’s day-to-day activities look like in the role and how her position helps coordinate and lead Good Shepherd’s...
Church Values

Church Values

In this week’s episode, we talk about the core values of our church and how they relate to mission and vision statements. During the conversation, Bob shared the discovery process he and the church leadership team used to identify a number of core values that are at...

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