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S04E14: How to Get a New Church Without Leaving

S04E14: How to Get a New Church Without Leaving

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby talk about how God changed him in a huge way. Robby feels like he is a new pastor pastoring a new church because of the work that God did in his life. TIME STAMPS: 04:58 - God changed Robby 06:26 - When someone leaves a church 17:31 - Loving...

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S04E13: Fuel For the Fire

S04E13: Fuel For the Fire

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the prayer meeting that Long Hollow has started having. They dive into what that has looked like and how the Lord has been speaking to Robby and leading him in the way that he should lead the church. TIME STAMPS: 02:41 -...

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S04E12: Are You Quenching the Holy Spirit?

S04E12: Are You Quenching the Holy Spirit?

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the staff meeting that was unlike other staff meetings. They go into detail about what Robby said to his staff at this meeting and what made it different from others. TIME STAMPS: 03:28 - A move of God was normal for the...

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S07E15: What Does My Group Do During The Summer?

S07E15: What Does My Group Do During The Summer?

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie talk about how to best navigate leading groups during the summer, even if it looks a little bit different. TIME STAMPS:  2:30    Why is the summer such an important time to not take off? 6:20    How can you find a rhythm for...

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S04E11: A New Direction for the Church Staff

S04E11: A New Direction for the Church Staff

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the revival that is going on at Long Hollow. They focus on the first staff meeting that the staff members at Long Hollow had after the revival has started. TIME STAMPS: 05:06 - The Lord laid Joel 2:17 on Robby’s heart...

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S07E14: Does My Friend Have Depression?

S07E14: Does My Friend Have Depression?

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie are joined by Grant Haun, a therapist at Lantern Lane Farm in Mount Juliet, TN, to discuss how to spot and work with people suffering from depression.  TIME STAMPS:  3:00    What is the difference between sadness and...

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S04E10: The Most Surprising Deacons Meeting Ever

S04E10: The Most Surprising Deacons Meeting Ever

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the revival that is going on at Long Hollow. They focus on a Deacons meeting like none other. TIME STAMPS: 05:38 - Preparation for a normal deacons meeting 08:28 - Preparation for this deacons meeting 14:03 - What...

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Faith That Lives Beyond A Building

Faith That Lives Beyond A Building

Faith That Lives Beyond A Building          In 2018, during my first internship with students, one of the first things that I noticed, was that students were great listeners and excellent doers. Every student I met during my internship was passionate about something....

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S07E13: Does My Friend Have Anxiety?

S07E13: Does My Friend Have Anxiety?

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie are joined by Scarlet McGlasson, the women’s Member Care minister at Long Hollow, to understand how to identify anxiety in a friend or even in ourselves. TIME STAMPS:  1:50    What is the difference between normal worry and...

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S04E09: Spiritual Warfare in Revival

S04E09: Spiritual Warfare in Revival

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the revival that is going on at Long Hollow. They focus spiritual warfare in the midst of the Lord moving the heart of people during revival. TIME STAMPS: 05:18 - There is a price for intercessory prayer 12:08 - Robby...

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Practical Holiness

Practical Holiness

During our last post we talked about positional holiness. We are in Christ, and because of that, we are saints of God—set apart. There is a sense in which we have already been made holy. This post we will talk about practical holiness. A Goal to Pursue Practical...

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S04E08: Revival Goes Digital

S04E08: Revival Goes Digital

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the revival that is going on at Long Hollow. They focus on how Long Hollow stopped meeting in person for 4 weeks due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the area, but the revival kept growing. TIME STAMPS: 03:43 - In person...

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Creating Children’s Content

Creating Children’s Content

How do we take a ministry that is for children and transition it online? This is the question we, along with many other church leaders, face every week. The Washington Post published a post in 2019 stating that on average, American 8 to 12 year olds spend 4 hours and...

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S04E07: Pouring Water on the Fire

S04E07: Pouring Water on the Fire

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the revival that is going on at Long Hollow. They focus on the role that pastors have when revival is happening. TIME STAMPS: 03:43 - You don’t have to advertise a fire 08:28 - A pastor’s role 14:58 - After Christmas...

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S07E10: Walking Alongside People In Crisis

S07E10: Walking Alongside People In Crisis

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie are joined by Care Pastor Russell Irwin to talk about how to identify and navigate crisis situations in your groups. TIME STAMPS:  2:15    How would you define a crisis, and what are some identifying characteristics? 5:00   ...

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S04E06: Pressing In for Pressing On

S04E06: Pressing In for Pressing On

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby continue talking about the revival that is going on at Long Hollow. They focus on a very unique baptism story. TIME STAMPS: 02:58 - There was a decision to be made 07:28 - Take a break 10:28 - A special baptism LINKS: If you are a church...

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What Does It Mean To Walk With God?

What Does It Mean To Walk With God?

Every January you see people posting about their “word for the year.” “Discipline,” “Patience,” and “Focus” all come to mind when I think back on posts I’ve seen. I’ve never really felt like I had a word that has been a theme for my year before but the Lord gave me...

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S07E09: How To Know How Your Life Group Is Doing

S07E09: How To Know How Your Life Group Is Doing

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie introduce the Life Group Pulse Check: a resource to help you evaluate the health of your Life Group. TIME STAMPS:  1:45    Why is it important to take time to assess how your Life Group is doing? 5:00    Where did the Pulse...

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Positional Holiness

Positional Holiness

During my last post I wrote about the disciple’s pursuit: holiness. I suggested that as disciples of Jesus, we should pursue holiness; that is, we should desire to be more like Him. Paul expresses this desire in Philippians 3:10, notice what he says, “My goal is to...

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S07E08: Practical Ways to Care for Your Group

S07E08: Practical Ways to Care for Your Group

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie get specific in how we can best care for those in our groups, whether they are D-Groups or Life Groups. TIME STAMPS:  1:55    Why is caring for your group important? 5:00    What is the difference caring for your group makes?...

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S04E05: Life Change Births Life Change

S04E05: Life Change Births Life Change

SUMMARY: Chris and Robby take another episode to talk about the revival that the Lord is doing at Long Hollow. They are focusing on how it all started. TIME STAMPS: 01:58 - Exaggerating numbers 04:56 - Right before the downpour 08:02 - Discipleship structure is not in...

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Milestone Moments: Preparing Kids for Baptism

Milestone Moments: Preparing Kids for Baptism

I’ll never forget how the words echoed in my heart and mind for days after the conference. “Never rob a parent of a conversation that they prayed for for years.” At the time, I was about seven years into children’s ministry and had been teaching baptism classes for...

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