Did you know that the Church was Jesus' idea? He had the perfect plan for believers to live in community with God and each other for the sake of the world. How can we recover that in our churches today? Author Skye Jethani will challenge our assumptions about what church is and help us experience the family of God as Jesus designed it to be.
Skye Jethani is an author, speaker, consultant and ordained pastor. He also serves as the cohost of The Phil Vischer Podcast. Jethani formerly occupied numerous roles at Christianity Today, including the senior editor and the director of mission advancement. He served for six years in pastoral ministry at Blanchard Alliance Church. He has consulted for the Lausanne Movement, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and theInterfaith Youth Core. Jethani has written several books, including Immeasurable, What's Wrong with Religion, and WITH. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Wheaton, Illinois with their three children.
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 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior. Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.