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2-21-19_Inteview of Renee' Horevay about the 24/7 virtual NEO Prayer Shield

The Church in the City - 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tom & Steve continue on the theme of PRAYER and the citywide Church by focusing on the NEO Prayer Shield - a cooperative effort to form a 24/7 "virtual" prayer shield @ www.neoprayershield.com   Renee' Horevay is interviewed about the 24/7 prayer outreach prior and during the 2016 Republican National Convention which was germane to the development of the 24/7 virtual prayer shield.

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CITC 2-14-19_Interview of J&L Hicks, Rabbi Lakatos+Rachel Hare

The Church in the City - 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Carrying forward the topic of PRAYER & the Church in the City, Tom & Steve interview pastoral leaders on the monthly NEO Pastors' Prayer Gatherings:  Pastors Jimmie & Lynda Hicks (Start Right Church, CLE Hts), Messianic Rabbi Eric Lakatos (Tikvat Congregation, Chesterland), and Rachel Hare (Holy Trinity Anglican, Hudson). These leaders tell why they value the NEO Pastors' Prayer Gatherings, and the impact it has had in their lives.  

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CITC 2-7-19 _John 17 Unity, the Citywide Church + PRAYER

The Church in the City - 2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tom & Steve dialogue about the 3-fold cord theme of John 17 Unity, the Citywide Church, and PRAYER.  The focus of the previous program on the C-HoP, THIS program, and the following 2 programs is to focus on the essential & critical aspect of PRAYER to the fulfillment of the John 17 prayer of Jesus ... and by extension, to the visible expression of the Church in the city.  The conversation focuses on the biblical foundation of prayer as germane to the matter of citywide transformation - focusing on biblical cities such as Sodom, Zoar, Ninevah, Jerusalem, Bethsaida and Chorazin, and other key Scripture references.

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CITC 1-31-19_PRAYER & Citywide Church_Interview of C-HoP Director: Mike Noble

The Church in the City - 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

Today launches a few weeks series on PRAYER & the Citywide Church. To initiate these weeks of focusing on Prayer & the Citywide Church, Tom & Steve interview Mike Noble. Mike Noble is the Director of the C-HoP ... the Cleveland House of Prayer ... a position in which he has served from the very opening of the C-HoP. Mike tells about his vision from the Lord for prayer, the purpose of a citywide House of Prayer, and unique aspects of it -  including the biblical foundation, the uniqueness of "harp & bowl" worship, and how one can become involved with the C-HoP.

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CITC 1-24-19_ Pastor Abe Jeter re: "The Church of Anchorage Movement"

The Church in the City - 1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

A fascinating interview of Pastor Abe Jeter by Tom & Steve. Pastor Jeter lived for 30 years pastoring in Anchorage, Alaska, and was part of a unique forerunner effort called "The Church of Anchorage Movement"  -- a unique prototype of a citywide church momement participated in by about 70 of 300 congregations in the Anchorage area. You will be encouraged for God to move in your area for such a unique John 17 movement visible as a citywide Church expression.

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CITC 1-17-19_ Interview of Bob Erdmann_Founder: Trinity Equipment

The Church in the City - 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Following Tom's intro, Steve opens with a fascinating lead-in story about a man who asked himself how his faith should inform his work as an engineer.  Tom & Steve then do a live interview with Bob Erdmann, also an engineer, who started Trinity Equipment Company - a company that states on it's website that it is committed to running it's business by Christian principles.  Join the conversation.

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CITC 1-10-19 _ Electronic Guest # 5 _ Court Durkalski

The Church in the City - 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Court Durkalski of Truline Industries, an aero space manufacturing company, presents his session on "Biblical Principles that work @ Work" presented @ the Sons of Issachar Leadership Summit on Ministry in the Workplace. This session is loaded with God-glorifying wisdom that will encourage every Believer whose "mission field" is the cultural jungle of the workplace. 

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CITC 1-3-18 _ Electronic Interview # 4: "Does God Care About Economics" by Bruce Jentner

The Church in the City - 1/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

This 4th "electronic interview" is another superb presentation that was given live @ the annual HarvestNet Ministries "Sons of Issachar Leadership Summit" - which focused on effective ministry in the workplace.  Bruce Jentner, founder & CEO of Jentner Wealth Management gives his presentation titled:  "Does God Care About Economics?"

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CITC 12-27 _ Electronic Guest # 2: "Let the River Run - a Pastors Perspective on Marketplace Ministry" by Dan Scott

The Church in the City - 12/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

This 2nd "electronic interview" is an insightful presentation that provides a pastor's perspective on marketplace ministry. It was given live @ the annual HarvestNet Ministries "Sons of Issachar Leadership Summit" - which focused on effective ministry in the workplace.  Dan Scott, Sr. Pastor of Christ Church Nashville speaks about what happened at his church when Loren Cunningham of YWAM and the Holy Spirit showed up at Christ Church ... the result was: "Let the River Run."

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CITC 12-5-18 - Interview w/ Bruce Jentner (Jentner Wealth Management)

The Church in the City - 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

Steve shares an insightful story about "how a mortgage company is loving its neighbors" to lay the groundwork for this interview with Bruce Jentner - Founder / CEO of Jentner Wealth Management.  Bruce then provides an entertaining and fascinating interview with Tom & Steve.  Bruce tells his fascinating odyssey from being a neo-pagan student at Kent State to a leader of a campus ministry to a highly successful businessman managing multiplied millions of dollars. 

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CITC 11-15-18_Interview of Stan Debro

The Church in the City - 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Steve kicks off this program with the contemporary story of a Kenyan man named Charles Mully, subject of a film called: "Mully" - a literal rags to riches to transformational influencer.  Following, Tom & Steve interview Stan Debro, an entrepreneur who ministers the Gospel in word, deed and power in his work in the marketplace. This program will encourage you to see God @ work @ work, and to cooperate with His desire to bring transformational life to those God brings across your path.

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11-8-2018 _ Pastor Dan Scott & the 7 Mountains Paradigm

The Church in the City - 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Tom & STeve do a phone interview with Pastor Dan Scott of Christ Church Nashville a week prior to the Sons of Issachar Leadership Summit on Ministry in the Marketplace in the 21st Century. Dan's congregation was powerfully impacted when Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) came to their mission conference and began speaking about the 7 Mountains of Influence paradigm.  STeve kicks off the interview by reading about Loren Cunningham being interviewed about the amazing story of how he and Bill Bright (Campus Crusade/CRU) sovereignly connected and discovered each had the same "blueprint" from the Lord.

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11-1-2018 _ Jim Surace Interview

The Church in the City - 11/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Jim Surace, interviewed by Tom & Steve, tells his very fascinating life-story about a powerful & paradigm-shifting dream he had in which the Lord tells him: "Jim, your work IS your ministry" - thus radically altering the path that Jim had been mapping out in order to "get into the ministry."  Steve shares a very unique kick-off story about Ed Moy, a Christian who changed the work culture of the U.S. Mint. 

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10-25- 2018 _ Chris Yessayan Interview

The Church in the City - 10/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

The theme of 21st Century ministry in the marketplace continues to be explored through Tom & Steve interviewing Chris Yessayan, President of Bravo Wellness. Steve shares a unique kick-off story - that's relevant to anyone engaged in the marketplace, about "making God your business partner" - from Norman Vincent Peale's famous book, The Power of Positive Thinking.

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Church in the City 10-18-2018 _ Steve Erickson Interview

The Church in the City - 10/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

Tom & Steve continue the theme of "ministry in the marketplace" by interviewing a workplace leader, Steve Erickson. Steve was a VP for Strategic Intelligence for the Parker-Hannifin Corporation, and $18 billion company  headquarted in Cleveland. Steve Neptune's kick-off story is about William Carey: Missionary and advocate for social change. Steve Erickson is then interviewed and tells his most unusual story as an bio-medical engineering student who finds Christ, becomes a missionary church-planter in Japan, and then is guided into the corporate marketplace. While in that context, he has a number of Joseph-like dreams, some of which greatly impact the global corporation for which he worked. 

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Church in the City 10-11-2018 _ King-priests & marketplace ministry

The Church in the City - 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

Tom & Steve launch a timely discussion to explore "ministry in the marketplace" in the 21st century."  Steve's opening story is about Arthur Guinness, of Guinness Beer fame, a man who felt called to make a difference in his times, and did just that in an extraordinary way. The ensueing discussion covers the biblical foundation of the concept of "vocation" as a "spiritual calling" ... but in a workplace domain vs. a vocational ministry function (Pastor, Missionary, etc.). The idea of O.T. Kingly and Priestly callings are considered in a N.T. context.

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Church in the City 10-4-18

The Church in the City - 10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Tom & Steve discuss "para-church" ministries and the citywide, Cap-C Church. Steve tells a personal story about the NE Ohio ministry called Truly Reaching You (a para-church ministry that helps former felons become equipped to re-engage with society through job training).  On going discussion is about how parachurch ministries are best understood in terms of the citywide Church template.

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