Renewing Our City

The podcast that EQUIPS YOU TO REACH YOUR WORLD. Matt Shaw interviews Christian leaders about missions, evangelism, and leadership.

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.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 17: Mike Hammer on Church Planting in a Small Community

    Episode  |  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

    Episode  |  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

    Episode  |  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

    Episode  |  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

    Episode  |  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

    Episode  |  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

    Episode  |  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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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,

  • Episode 2: Rusty Boruff from The 180 Zone – Crisis, Poverty, and Addictions

    Episode  |  October 12th, 2014  |  48 mins 31 secs

    In this podcast, Rusty Boruff brings his passion and experience from founding and working with The 180 Zone to the table to discuss reaching those in your city who are in crisis, poverty, or addicted. We also discuss how to identify the needs in your c...