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September 26, 2022

Stop Going to Church

You know Jesus. You have for a long time. But maybe it’s time to rediscover who he really is. Jesse Reeves is church planter and a prolific songwriter. Among his songs, How Great Is Our God, Lord I Need You, Indescribable, Our God, and I Speak Jesus.  Jesse toured with Chris Tomlin for 17 years. After that he helped plant Austin Stone Church a mega church in Austin, TX. Then he helped plant Passion City Church in Atlanta. But in 2017 the Lord challenged Jesse through his wife to reboot his life in Jesus.

First, when Jesse’s wife Janet said: “Jesse, you’ve been paid to be a Christian since you were 15; you need to quit going to church for a year to rediscover who Jesus is.” Then, Jesse says, “We have everything in the west, mega-churches, vast resources to reach people for Jesus, but it’s not happening. What if we stripped everything down?” Next, Shawna admits, “I’m so busy, even with Jesus stuff, but I can miss making Jesus the center of my life.”

Then, Jesse Reeves explores why hundreds of thousands of people in America aren’t coming to know Jesus. Next, if you’re a follower of Jesus, you’re a priest, you’re a bridge from people to God and from God to people. This has the power to change your ordinary life into the extraordinary, and bring spiritual awakening to America. Last, Umar went to a church in Nigeria intending to kill Christians, but Jesus had something entirely different in mind.

Jesse Reeves content provided by The Walk Podcast: Devotionals by Worship Leaders from Worship Leader Magazine.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!