This podcast is for those who want to engage with Latter-day Saints in a culturally discerning way. We recognize that Mormonism is a cultural identity rather than merely a religion, so our witness must take into consideration their cultural context.
We aim to release a new episode every two weeks, many of which will be conversations with ministry leaders, church planters, and everyday followers of Jesus who are engaging with Latter-day Saints.
To learn more, listen to Episode 1: What is This Podcast About?
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February 5 Ministry Among LDS Teens. How can youth ministry develop Christians who model spiritual authenticity and verbally share the gospel among LDS peers? Josh Gardner of Flourishing Grace Church in Bountiful, Utah shares his learning curve and his priorities in serving Utah teens.
January 22 Church Planting in Rural Utah. Rural Utah churches face unique challenges and opportunities compared to urban contexts. Shane Finley, lead pastor of Mountain View Fellowship in Heber City, shares how the culture and context of rural Utah has shaped MVF's ministry approach and vision.
January 8 Intro to Movement Mindset Shifts Among Latter-day Saints, how we think about ministry will shape our efforts and outcomes. Derek Murphy (https://intermountainchurchplanters.com) along with Justin Woodward, share mindset shifts that have influenced ministry leaders in Utah. Listen in for encouraging stories of God's faithfulness in the Harvest!
December 4 Navigating Baptism Among Former LDS Given critical differences of understanding, how can we wisely help former Mormons consider the Biblical view of baptism and why they should be baptized? Trever McIntyre and Logan Wolf provide Biblical instruction, principles, and patterns alongside their experiences to guide us through this topic.
Nov 20 College Ministry in Salt Lake City with Chasen and Kelly Robbins.
Nov 6 Church Planting Stories from Farmington with Austin Glenn and Brent Van Sickle.
Oct 23 Telling Powerful Stories of God's Redemption with Mark Parsons and Brian Urbanek.
Oct 9 From Games to the Gospel with Dylan Tidwell and Trip Bumgarner.
Sept 11 How to Respond to LDS Missionaries with Michael Flournoy.
Aug 7 Mentoring Former LDS through Faith Crisis with Kimberly Shugert
July 31 Stories From One Multi-site Church with Eric Nelson
July 24 Precision in Gospel Sharing with Jon Leach
July 17 Helping LDS Friends Encounter Jesus with Sarah Rudd
July 10 Training Women to Study the Bible with Jill Johnson
July 3 A New Church Plant in Utah with Nate Ray
June 26 Introducing Christianity to Mormons with Eric Johnson
June 19 Challenges in Connecting Relationally with LDS
May 15 2 Kinds of Righteousness with Mark Parsons
May 8 Ministry Among Polygamous Mormons, with Chris DeMorell & Kirk Shull
May 1 Adapting Ministry and Church Planting Strategies, with Logan Wolf
Apr 24 Contextualizing Discipleship and Church with Jon Stoddard
Apr 17 Reflections on LDS General Conference
Apr 10 Neighboring Among the LDS, with David Henderson
Apr 3 Common Obstacle Among Transitioning LDS, Part 2
Mar 27 Common Obstacles Among Transitioning LDS
Feb 20 Open Doors for the Gospel, with Greg Johnson
Feb 13 Ministry Stories From a Utah Internship, with Jonah Naylor
Feb 6 Investing in Future Ministry Through Internships, with Dave Elshaug
Jan 30 Trends Among Transitioning LDS, with Nate Fox (Part 2)
Jan 23 Trends Among Transitioning LDS with Nate Fox
Jan 16 Sharing the Gospel Through Story
Jan 9 Contextualization Among Latter-day Saints
Nov 21 Sounds Like Good News
Nov 7 Engaging LDS Leaders, with Don Krafft
Oct 24 One True Jesus, with Dave Elshaug
Oct 10 Sharing Your Story with Latter-day Saints
Sept 26 The Language of Experience
Sept 10 The LDS Cultural Identity
Aug 22 What Is this Podcast About?