Renewing Our City
About the Show
The podcast that EQUIPS YOU TO REACH YOUR WORLD. The Renewing Our City Podcast's host, Matt Shaw, interviews effective Christian leaders about missions, evangelism, service, leadership, church planting to help you share Jesus and Serve others in your neighborhood and around the world.
Episodes and Blog Entries
Episode 17: Mike Hammer on Church Planting in a Small Community
December 31st, 2017
1 hr 4 mins
church planting, small town
Mike Hammer is the Sr. Pastor at Celebration Community Church in Dillsburg Pennsylvania. It’s great to see his passion for a small community where they are making a huge impact. Guys like mike are what this podcast is all about, to take ownership in bringing the message of Jesus Christ to your community and change the world.
Episode 16: Jonathan Hentrich on Church Planting in the City
December 30th, 2017
58 mins 54 secs
church planting, city
Jonathan Hentrich is a pastor and church planter in Albany New York, one of the least churched cities in the United States. It’s awesome to listen to Jon and hear his heart for the city after he moved from the suburbs into the city of Albany.
Episode 15: Jose Rodriguez - Rapid Church Planting in Central America and Discipling Young Men
March 27th, 2017
1 hr 4 mins
central america, church planting, costa rica, discipleship, el salvador, honduras, lifeline christian mission, panama
In this episode, Matt Shaw and Jose Rodriguez discuss Jose’s background on how he became a pastor and church planter, starting house churches, using outside finances missionaries receive for the most good, how to do ministry with your family, and being a family to young men coming out of gangs.
Episode 14: Fledge Fiamingo on God's Creation, Discipleship, Fundraising, and Racism
March 7th, 2017
1 hr 1 min
africa, creation, discipleship, racism, speaker
This episode features Fledge Fiamingo, founder of Son Safaris, a ministry that connects people with Gods Creation, through his creation. We discuss lessons we can learn from the African Safari, thoughts on racism in South Africa in the early 90s and how the people of God can be a light today, and discipline people through delegation.
Episode 13: Ben Hardman on Leading Relationally Like Jesus
February 20th, 2017
36 mins 47 secs
church organization, church planting, discipleship, leadership
Ben Hardman with Gravity Leadership has experience at one of Americas largest church, Church planting, and coaching other christian leaders to live on the mission Jesus has called us to. Ben speaks on growing Christian Leaders, giving access to your life, discipleship, and the need for an apprentice.
Episode 12: Becky Carpenter on Authenticity and How You Can Battle the Storm
February 13th, 2017
57 mins 27 secs
crisis, praise, prayer, speaking, woman’s ministry
In this episode, Becky Carpenter with One Day Closer Ministries discusses her journey through the crisis of losing her 15-year-old daughter in a tragic car accident and how she this darkness with the power of Jesus Christ. We also discuss what her tools for growing in God, how you can get through a crisis in life and ministry, prayer, praise, sharing your message with the world, and Cowboy Church.
Episode 11: Tony Jones on Haiti, Sacrifice, Coffee, & Sharing Jesus with Witchdoctors
February 6th, 2017
1 hr 6 mins
evangelism, global, haiti, poverty
Tony Jones brings dynamic insight to his life and call to serving Jesus. Tony gave up a great logging business he owned in Canada to join the global mission field in Cuba and Haiti. Tony is a great story teller and discusses using businesses he started to fund his ministry and build relationships with nationals. We discussed his interaction with witchdoctors and Tony's passion for sharing Jesus with those how have never had the opportunity to hear. Tony's answer to the question, "what is your most embarrassing moment in ministry?" is hilarious!
Episode 10: Recording Artists Amy & Gary Wixtrom
Podcast Episode | December 29th, 2014 | 48 mins 21 secs
Amy & Gary Wixtrom are making a difference in the lives of thousands of people through their unique style of music, but also through their involvement with persecuted Christians around the globe. They lead worship at many of the Voice of the Martyrs co...
Episode 9: Joseph Hovsepian on Iranian Christianity
Podcast Episode | December 23rd, 2014 | 23 mins 13 secs
Christmas is just a few days away, and this is another another guest, Joseph Hovsepian, speaking on persecuted/martyred Christians, particularly in Iran. - Listen to the Episode - You can listen to the audio on iTunes (Click Here)
Episode 8: Sarah Liu on Persecution on China
Podcast Episode | December 11th, 2014 | 19 mins 6 secs
Sarah Liu has an amazing testimony of faithfulness to Jesus. After becoming a Christian, she knew it would cost everything. Because she told others about Jesus, Sarah was arrested, tortured, and put in prison for 6 years. In this episode,
Episode 7: Matt Collins & Greg Murphy-Dillow on ABC Food Packing
Podcast Episode | December 2nd, 2014 | 38 mins 24 secs
There are millions of people around the world who go hungry every day, so ABC food packing is helping families around the world meet their most basic necessity, food. Lifeline Christian Mission's Matt Collins and Greg Murphy-Dillow,
Episode 6: Dave Kyllonen on Evangelistic Meetings
Podcast Episode | November 23rd, 2014 | 1 hr 22 mins
Hearing a dynamic sermon, listening to powerful music, attending worship times that are different than the usual Sunday morning church can impact someone greatly. Dave Kyllonen and his family have been involved in multiple evangelistic ministries over ...
Episode 5: Karl Roberts on Personal Evangelism
Podcast Episode | November 10th, 2014 | 55 mins 3 secs
Pastor Karl Roberts is one of the men who inspired me to become a pastor. He loves the Lord deeply, and if you are around him you will know it by him sharing his savior with those around him. My parents, over 25 years ago,
Episode 4: Joshua Ngao on Reaching Refugees in Your Community
Podcast Episode | November 3rd, 2014 | 58 mins 42 secs
Pastor Joshua Ngao from Fisher’s of Men Ministries joins me for a second interview to talk about ministering to refugees in your community. Also, we talk about being involved in local missions before going to a foreign mission field and why short-term ...
Episode 3: Pastor Joshua Ngao from Fisher’s of Men Ministries on African Missions
Podcast Episode | October 23rd, 2014 | 56 mins
This podcast dives deeper in to the global mission field with the topic of African missions. Pastor Joshua Ngao brings his experience to the table from working with Fisher’s of Men Ministries to talk about about poverty in Africa,