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Episode 24: Hit Hard / Guests: Pat and Tammy McLeod

Pat and Tammy McLeod serve as Harvard Chaplains for Cru, an interdenominational Christian ministry. Tammy is also the Director of College Ministry at Park Street Church in Boston. She received her MA in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Pat holds an MA in Theological Studies from the International School of Theology, and an MA in Science and Religion and a PhD in Practical Theology from Boston University. Pat and Tammy have been married for more than three decades...


Episode 23: Joining God’s Mission / Guest: Dr. Joshua Laxton

Josh Laxton is a native of Tennessee and has been serving the local church in vocational ministry for almost twenty years mainly as a Lead Pastor replanting and revitalizing churches. He is a scholar-practitioner who is passionate about mobilizing the church to effectively participate in the Missio-Dei. Josh has worked with and written for LifeWay Research, Ed Stetzer, NewChurches, and I currently serve as the Assistant Director of the Billy Graham Center and Lausanne North...


Episode 22: Gospel Reconciliation / Guest: Santes Beatty

Santes Beatty is a native of Raeford, NC. in his undergraduate studies, he earned a B. S. in Sociology with concentrations in Psychology and Peace and Conflict Studies from Guilford College. Beatty went on to obtain a Masters of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Huntington University and accepted a position at his alma mater as the Bonner Scholars Coordinator, eventually becoming the first Director of African American Affairs and later the Director of Multicultural Services. In June of 2014,...


Episode 21: Music and Missions / Guest: Dr. Katherine Morehouse

How do music and missions intersect? Find out in this episode of the Organic Outreach Podcast. In this episode, Adam interviews. Dr. Katherine Morehouse. Katherine and I had a chance to connect at the Amplify 2019 conference in Wheaton, IL. I learned some fascinating things about her and her work:


Episode 20: The Hope of True Discipleship / Guest: Ron Citlau

Today, we’re excited to share this conversation with a great friend, fellow pastor and co-writer. Ron Citlau is the Lead Pastor of Calvary Church of Orland Park, IL. He’s shared his story and biblical wisdom in two different books. I had the privilege of co-writing his first book, Compassion Without Compromise and he wrote a follow up book called Hope for the Same Sex Attracted. Ron is a man deeply committed to the Gospel and to seeing Christians actually live out the Kingdom Life that Jesus...


Episode 19: Organic Outreach in India / Guest: Sudhir Mekala

This episode, we get to speak with Sudhir Mekala, an Organic Outreach partner in India! Since 1996, the Mekala family has answered God’s call to minister to those in need in their native Andhra Pradesh on the east coast of India. Through their children’s home, public school, medical facilities, and ministry outreach, they have been a beacon of hope to thousands of orphan children, tribal people, and hurting individuals. Their facilities in the outskirts of Vishakaptnam can house 200 orphan...


Episode 18: Skeletons in God’s Closet / Guest: Joshua Ryan Butler

Have you ever had a sneaking suspicion that someone or something was too good to be true? If you did, what did you do about it? Did you ask questions? Did you search for answers? Or did you kind of just look the other way and think, “Give it time and the truth will come out. For now, don’t rock the boat.” When it comes to our questions about God and life, many people maintain a “Don’t Ask, Don’t tell” policy. In other words, bury the questions and just keep a smile on your face. Our guest...


Episode 17: Show and Tell / Guest: Dr. Joseph Stowell

Today, we have the chance to hear from someone who has had a huge impact on my life, personally. Dr. Joe Stowell has used his voice to speak for truth in a confused world. But he has done it in an incredibly winsome way. He possesses a brilliant mind, but he can connect and encourage anyone. Above all, he is a man who embodies the things he talks about. We’re honored to have him on the program today as we talk about ministry in a world that sometimes leaves us feeling marginalized. An...


Episode 16: Vertical Marriage / Guests: Dave and Ann Wilson

In this episode, Adam has the chance to talk about the connection between marriage and outreach with Dave and Ann Wilson. Dave and Ann are co-founders of Kensington Church, a national, multi-campus church that hosts more than 14,000 attendees every weekend, and authors of Vertical Marriage. For the past twenty-five years, they have been featured speakers at Family Life’s Weekend to Remember®, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country.


Episode 15: Outreach Starts with Family / Guest: Dr. Jim Burns

Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of numerous books and an expert on marriage and family ministry. His most recent book, Doing Life with Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out, provides an incredible blueprint for how you can continue to have influence and input into your adult child’s development. He answers questions like: In this episode, we address...


Episode 14: An Organic Outreach Update / Guest: Walt Bennett

In this episode, we hear some exciting news about all things Organic Outreach International. God is at work in his church around the world!


Episode 13: Targeted? / Guest: Dr. Michael Wittmer

The people of God have always lived in tension with the prevailing culture. On one hand, we have to engage. On the other, we are called to be distinct and holy. Dr. Mike Wittmer is a theologian and author of several books that help us think through these issues. He also helps raise up a train a new generation of leaders for the Church in his role as a professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. I’m excited to share our conversation with you today.


Episode 12: Crossing Borders / Guest: Nick Field

One of the most amazing things about the church is how a single organism can take on so many forms. The Gospel of Jesus Christ can cross any border, connect to any people group and penetrate any heart! This episode, we’re crossing over to New Zeeland for a conversation with Nick Field. Nick and I […]


Episode 11: Gospel Clarity / Guest: Jeff Ludington

In this episode, we’re excited to introduce you to Jeff Ludington. Jeff is an Organic Outreach International Teaching Team member and lead pastor of Generations Church, a generationally and ethnically diverse church intentionally city-focused. He leads breakout sessions at the annual Organic Outreach Conferences, is an adjunct member of the Organic Outreach Intensive Training Team, […]


Episode 10: Contagious Leadership / Guest: Mark Mittelberg

We all know that there is a connection between the heart of a leader and the heartbeat of an organization. As leaders, we’re aware of our own shortcomings and grateful for any strengths we bring to the table. The longer we are part of an organization, the more we can see some of these reflected […]


Episode 09: No is a Beautiful Word / Guest: Kevin harney

Happy New Year! We’re helping you kick off 2019 with an episode about being intentional. If you look that word up in a dictionary, you’ll see a picture of our guest, Kevin Harney. That’s right! We get a chance to hear from the founder of Organic Outreach who also has a new book coming out […]


Episode 08 / Making Your Case For Christ / Guest: Lee Strobel

Today’s guest really needs no introduction. His writings and resources have influenced millions of people to consider and reckon with the claims of the Gospel. They have led people to confess Jesus Christ as Lord. And they have helped Christians everywhere to live a more confident faith. We’re talking about Lee Strobel, the author of […]


Episode 07 / Innovation and Evangelism / Guest: Wes Dupin

In this episode, we welcome guest Wes Dupin, pastor of Daybreak Church and author of Almost Chosen. Wes is a pastor with the pounding heart of an evangelist! After spending some time with Wes, I’ve come to the conclusion that over the last thirty years, he has led and organized his church with one constant […]


Episode 06 / Praying With Eyes Wide Open / Guest: Sherry Harney

How can we make prayer a bigger part of our lives? What’s the connection between prayer and outreach? In this episode, we chat with Sherry Harney, author of Praying With Eyes Wide Open and co-founder of Organic Outreach International. Sherry is an international speaker, author, editor, and has served the local church in the areas of […]


Episode 05 / The Gospel and Hobbiton / Guest: Steve Murray

In this episode of the Organic Outreach Podcast, we talk with Steve Murray, lead pastor of Lifezone Church in Tauranga, New Zealand–home of soaring mountains, pristine waters and Hobbit homes. Lifezone is a central hub for Organic Outreach International. Steve is a pastor who understand what it means to reach out with the Gospel in […]