What seems to us like an obstacle for gospel work often turns out to be God’s gospel opportunity! Todd Nettleton shares an incredible salvation story from Iran that proves once again, that God’s Word is not chained! Todd also tells us about some recent arrests that are cause for concern. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the stories you won’t hear on the evening news, but are critical for the body of Christ to respond to in prayer and partnership.
As we continue having conversations on Broken Faith, we highlight where some of the disillusionment with faith can happen, disagreements at church. How do we know if the conflicts we are having are healthy or unhealthy and why does it matter? Are there some strategies that will help prevent unhealthy conflicts before they occur? Dr. Michael Hare has worked as a church conflict consultant for 15 years and he joins the conversation to share what he has learned about working through conflict at church in healthy, relationship-building ways.
Todd Nettleton is Director of Media Development for The Voice of the Martyrs, working with the media to tell the stories of persecuted Christians to people in the United States. In his role with VOM, he has met with Christians who face persecution in many countries, including Sudan, China, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Azerbaijan.
Mike Hare has served over 20 years as Senior Pastor at Church Turnaround Ministries, 15 years of working as a church conflict consultant, and recently completing his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Dr. Hare also serves as a senior staff chaplain and ombudsman for Compassion with its nearly 4,000 employees, ministering in 26 third world countries. He has served as an adjunct instructor in several universities and is currently teaching mediation courses in a doctoral program in Denver. Michael and his wife Colleen live in Colorado Springs.