Join Ken and Deb Wednesday for our every other week visit with Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs. Todd reports on news from the persecuted church, giving us specific ways to pray and help. We are also challenged and inspired as we hear stories of courage and faith from those who are suffering for the cause of the Gospel around the world.
What does being left or right brained have to do with how we function as the church? Why do some people thrive in the body, while others struggle with church and grow increasingly disappointed? Wednesday we talk with Moody Publisher authors Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks, who will show us the way to fostering a full-brained vibrant faith community.
Todd Nettleton is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs—USA and the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 70+ nations where they face persecution for wearing His name. During 20+ years serving at VOM, Todd has travelled the world and conducted face-to-face interviews with hundreds of Christians who’ve endured persecution in more than 30 nations.
Michel Hendricks (M.Div., Denver Seminary) has been a teacher and trainer for more than 25 years. He is the former pastor of spiritual formation at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, Colo. He has also served and trained people in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Kenya, South Sudan, and Uganda. He is the author of Basic Training for Walking With Jesus and Intentional Apprenticeship and co-author of The Other Half of Church. He and his wife, Claudia, have three adult children.
Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of nine books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. He is currently executive director of Shepherd's House Inc., a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology, and founder of Life Model Works that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive clinical counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary, and elsewhere.