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The Engage & Equip podcast is a resource designed to help form substantive disciples for the local church. You'll find a wide variety of topics to take your growth beyond Sunday sermons and into your daily life.


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#73: Escaping Babel 1 [Escaping Babel 1]

In this recording of the Sunday Growth Class "Escaping Babel," you'll hear Pastor Nic Gibson and Jill Reasa discuss topics relating to sexuality, marriage, singleness, romance, career, gender, children, and human development—and how proper understanding of those can save you from decades of future misery.

#72: Bosco's Story—Stewarding Your Life

Pastor Nic interviews Bosco Byaruhanga about his journey from the streets of Uganda, to being sponsored through Compassion International, to getting a degree in IT from Uganda Christian University, to starting his own program to help put children through college.

#71: Doing Evangelism

Pastor Nic Gibson, Pastor Vince Pierri, and Director of Worship Arts Niccole Khail all talk about how to do evangelism. They'll cover some really practical stuff—how to do it and what heart things you need to overcome as you reach out to others with the gospel.

#70: Bill & Dian—stories from 50 years of marriage

In this episode, Bill and Dian Taylor share stories of how God has worked in their lives over the course of 50 years of marriage—and how God can work in your life, too.

#67: Becca Cooks and Molly Hanson // People Who Have Been Healed

Becca Cooks and Molly Hanson share their testimonies of being supernaturally healed.

#66: The Craft of Ministry

Being a part of the local church involves more than just coming to church on Sundays—take a listen as Erin Hesse and Nic Gibson talk about what it means to do the craft of ministry.

#65: Jesus and the Disinherited—Love

Dheeraj Charles (Pastoral Intern) interviews pastors Lloyd Biddle and Nic Gibson about Howard Thurman's book, Jesus and the Disinherited. In this episode, they talk about the chapter on Love—discussing common barriers to loving each other across cultural lines, and about how in Jesus those barriers are overcome.

#64: The Heart of Ministry

Connections Coordinator Erin Hesse and Lead Pastor Nic Gibson talk about the heart of ministry—why it's important to have your heart in the right place, and what kind of activity can produce that heart in us as we follow and love Jesus.

#63: Jesus and the Disinherited—Deception

In this episode of the Engage & Equip Podcast, pastors Lloyd Biddle and Nic Gibson talk about a book written by Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited. Specifically, they're going to talk about the disinherited's tendency toward deception, and how that same dynamic can affect us today.

#62: From Slavery to Freedom—responding to Sunday's message

In Pastor Nic's sermon this Sunday, he talked some about how God views slavery in the Old Testament. This episode is a repost of a sermon from March 31, 2013, talking more about slavery in the Old Testament and how God leads us from slavery to freedom.

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