The Christian church – the Body of believers filled with the Holy Spirit – have a powerful message capable of transforming lives - but fewer people fill the pews with each succeeding generation. It’s time for some out of the building thinking! The Early Church understood the value of meeting people where they already gathered – in the marketplace. Join Chris Brooks on Equipped where the focus is innovative approaches to church planting and the integration of business and the Gospel!
Dr. W. Jay Moon served 13 years as a missionary with SIM, largely in Ghana, West Africa among the Builsa people focusing on church planting and water development, along with his wife and four children.
He is presently a Professor of Evangelism & Church Planting and the co-Director of the Office of Faith, Work, and Economics at Asbury Theological Seminary. He authored three books, including Intercultural Discipleship: Learning from Global Approaches to Spiritual Formation in the Encountering Mission Series by Baker Academic. He also edited three books, including Entrepreneurial Church Planting: Innovative Approaches to Engage the Marketplace.
In addition to his role as a teaching pastor in a church plant, Jay has a Professional Engineer’s license and four small businesses. His MBA focused on social entrepreneurship.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 5 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.