Impact the World
By West Park Baptist Church
Impact the WorldMay 08, 2023
Biblical Counseling Certification Process | Pastor Al & Terri Cage | Ep. 37
To kick off the May Ministry Focus of Biblical Counseling, Tara, Pastor Al, and Terri Cage discuss the framework of Biblical Counseling and how it forms the process of becoming a Biblical Counselor at West Park.
Impact the World - Episode 5 - Biblical Counseling
Senior Adult Ministry | Pastor James Lynch | Ep. 36
Pastor James Lynch talks with Tara about what brought him to Senior Adult Ministry. He also discusses the importance of seniors to the church body and his vision for a growing and thriving ministry.
Book Review | Jake Bishop | Ep. 35
Tara and Jake sit down to discuss the quarterly book review. In this episode, they cover the books that are used in the Training Program. The conversation explores the benefits of these books for the Christian life whether you are part of the Training Program or not.
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible by Rob Plummer
Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life by Donald Whitney
Training Program | LeAnn Hilemon, Jonathan Russell, and Sally Folden | Ep. 34
Join Tara as she sits down with LeAnn, Jonathan, and Sally to discuss the Training Program led by Jake Bishop. They will share ways they’ve grown spiritually and give insight as to how all people in the church can benefit from this program. The application process will be open from April 16 – May 14. Weekly meetings will begin September 12, 2023 and last through May 7, 2024.
Romans Discussion | Pastor Joe Kappel & Jake Bishop | Ep. 33
Tara sits down with Pastor Joe and Jake to discuss a brief recap of where we’ve been in Romans, and where we’re headed. There is also a discussion of how the pastors determine the direction of the series and what they have learned as they prepare to preach each week.
How Do We Know the Resurrection Really Happened? | Jake Bishop | Ep. 32
In this episode, Tara and Jake discuss why the Resurrection is important to Christianity and give 5 quick points that prove it was a historical event. These points are just a few of many others and Jake and Tara discuss books that dive deeper into this subject.
Resurrection of The Son of God by N.T. Wright
Hope In Times of Fear by Timothy Keller
Renewal, Volunteers | David Jones & Scott Williams | Ep. 31
During March the Ministry Focus has been Renewal. In this episode, David Jones shares his testimony, what brought him to Renewal, and how God is using him as a volunteer. Scott Williams also joins Tara and discusses the different facets of Renewal, who the program is for, and how change is brought about.
Because You Gave | Lisa Newsome | Ep. 30
In this episode, Tara will be talking with Lisa Newsome about the new Nursery Hallway. This “Because You Gave” story is a celebration of just one of the ways God is using the resources that the people of West Park have given in order to further His kingdom work!
Renewal Participant, Kaitlyn | Scott & Kaitlyn | Ep. 29
For the March Ministry Focus Tara has a conversation with Scott and Kaitlyn about the Renewal ministry. Kaitlyn discusses what brought her to Renewal, her turning point, and how God worked in her life through this vital ministry.
Serving Opportunities | Cindy Reynolds | Ep. 28
Tara sits down with Cindy Reynolds to talk about all of the upcoming ways to reach out to our community and the updated “Serving Opportunities” page on the website.
Ministry Focus – Global Missions | Sam Polson | Ep. 27
For February’s Ministry Focus, Tara and Pastor Sam Polson sit down and discuss Missions at West Park. They take a brief look at how it has developed over the years not only around the world but also at West Park. They highlight what is different about how West Park supports missionaries from other churches.
Partner Highlight | Greg & Suzanne Pitts | Ep. 26
Tara is joined by Greg and Suzanne Pitts, long-time global partners with West Park. Get to know Greg and Suzanne better as well as hear about how God has used them in various ways through the years. Hear about how God has them serving now!
Partner Highlight, Part 1 | Carmen | Ep. 24
Listen to part one of the touching story of Carmen, one of our global partners.
Partner Highlight, Part 2 | Carmen | Ep. 25
Listen to part two of the touching story of Carmen, one of our global partners.
Book Recommendations from 2022 | Jake Bishop | Ep. 23
Jake Bishop shares with Tara his top list of books that he read in 2022. Which ones stuck out to him and made an impact on him during the last year? Listen to find out.
The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Tim Keller
Habits of the Household by Justin Whitmel Earley
How to Pray by Pete Greig
Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren
The God of the Garden by Andrew Peterson
A Burning in My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene H. Peterson by Winn Collier
Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower by Gary Moon
Recommendations by Others on West Park Staff
Think Again: The Relief from the Burden of Introspection by Jared Mellinger
The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart by Ruth Chou Simons
Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons
Romans Recap and Looking Ahead | Joe Kappel | Ep. 22
As we return to the book of Romans, Tara and Pastor Joe Kappel review main themes that were covered from chapters 1-5 as well as discuss important subjects to come in chapters 6-11.
Messages from West Park Baptist Church
Formed Through Community | Jake Bishop | Ep. 21
Tara and Jake Bishop discuss the importance of community as it relates to spiritual formation. They explore the biblical basis for community and how true community is formed.
Learn More About Community Groups at WPBC
Formed Through Prayer | Joe Kappel | Ep. 20
Tara and Pastor Joe Kappel discuss prayer and the part it plays in spiritual formation. They discuss practical applications of the REAP guides and give an outline of how to pray.
Prone to Wander: Prayers of Confession and Celebration by Barbara R. Duguid (Author), and others
Guide to Prayer
P – Praise
R – Repent
A – Ask
Y – Yield
Formed Through Scripture | Al Cage | Ep. 19
Tara and Pastor Al Cage kick off a three-week series about spiritual formation. They discuss the role Scripture plays in spiritual formation, how we received Scripture, its sufficiency for life, and the motivation of studying and living according to Scripture.
End-of-2022 Wrap-up | LeAnn Hilemon | Ep. 18
Tara and LeAnn Hilemon share a quick overview of the podcast – what has gone on since its beginning and a quick peek at what is coming up in 2023.
Legacy Giving | James Lynch, James Lawrence | Ep. 17
Pastor James Lynch and James Lawrence have a discussion with Tara about Legacy Giving. They answer the questions of what exactly is Legacy Giving, why does it matter biblically, and what does it look like practically.
Kids Ministry | Lisa Newsome | Ep. 16
Lisa Newsome and Tara talk about Kids Ministry, the curriculum, and the importance of teaching our kids strong, biblical Truth. They also discuss how the Jehovah-Jireh offering will impact Kids Ministry.Resources
Bonus: Partner Highlight | Emil T | Ep. 15a
Tara sits down with global partner Emil Toader to discuss West Park’s long-time partnership with Missio Link International in Romania. Listen as they discuss ways God is working in Romania, the war in Ukraine, and how West Park contributed to their work with Ukrainian refugees.
Hospitality | Jake Bishop | Ep. 15
Jake Bishop and Tara continue the topic of spiritual formation. On this episode they discuss the biblical view of hospitality, practical tips on what it is and what it isn’t, and why it is important.
The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
Trusting God | Sam Polson | Ep. 14
Pastor Sam Polson discusses with Tara the upcoming November focus, Trusting God – Generosity for Generations. Learn about the history of the Jehovah-Jireh offering each November as well as how God has used it in the past and how it will impact the generations to come.
SALT Luncheon Live | James Lynch & others | Ep. 13
Impact the World goes LIVE at the SALT Luncheon! SALT is the acronym for Senior Adults Living Triumphantly. Learn about the many facets of this ministry with James Lynch, Dennis Ramsey, and Pam Jackson. We also hear from Allison Thompson and Hannah Irwin regarding how CedarBrook Outreach is partnering with SALT.
Thanksgiving Boxes | Cindy Reynolds | Ep. 12
Every year, West Park Baptist Church holds a Thanksgiving Boxes event. Congregation members are encouraged to fill a box that gets distributed to families in our community to help them celebrate the holiday. Cindy Reynolds tells us more about this event, including the purpose and this year’s goal.
Renewal | Scott Williams | Ep. 11
Scott Williams talks with Tara about the Renewal Ministry, which is a ministry and support group for those struggling with bondage to addiction of any kind. During their discussion, Scott and Tara discuss the biblical view of what addiction is and how the hope offered in God’s word is truly life changing. To find out more about this ministry, visit www.westparkbaptist.org/renewal.
The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective by Mark Shaw
The Heart of Addiction Workbook by Mark Shaw
Relapse: Biblical Prevention Strategies by Mark Shaw
Sabbath | Jake Bishop | Ep. 10
When you ask the question, “How are you?” people often say one of two things – “I’m busy” or “I’m tired.” But is this how we are meant to exist in our everyday lives? On this bonus episode, Jake and Tara sit down to discuss the spiritual discipline of Sabbath. During their time, they talk about a simple definition of Sabbath and give practical steps to practicing this spiritual discipline.
Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World by A. J. Swoboda
The Sabbath (FSG Classics) by Abraham Joshua Heschel
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Financial Freedom | Jess Holloway & Al Cage | Ep. 9
Jess Holloway talks with Tara to explain what the Financial Freedom ministry is and is not. To find out more about this ministry, visit westparkbaptist.org/financial-freedom.
Money: Seeking God’s Wisdom by Jim Newheiser
Money, Debt, and Finances by Jim Newheiser
GriefShare | Tony Sawyer & Al Cage | Ep. 8
Experiencing the sorrow of a heart broken by loss is most likely the most difficult part of our journey as humans living on this earth. Listen to Tony Sawyer as he explains how Griefshare ministers to those walking through this valley. Al has a specific challenge to men. To find out more, including how to register, visit westparkbaptist.org/griefshare.
DivorceCare | Larry Cooper, Amy Larson, & Al Cage | Ep. 7
During this episode, Larry Cooper, Amy Larson, and Pastor Al Cage share with Tara their heart for bringing hope to those going through the difficulties of separation and/or divorce. This is part of a series of episodes exploring the Biblical Support Ministries at West Park and their focus of being “helping ministries” as they make an impact on not only our church body, but also our surrounding communities. To find out more about this ministry or to register for an upcoming class, go to westparkbaptist.org/divorcecare.
How We Change | Jake Bishop | Ep. 6
Since spiritual formation happens to everyone, how do we change? Jake introduces us to the topic of spiritual disciplines that each of us can implement on our journey to become more like Jesus.
Bonus: Silence & Solitude | Jake Bishop | Ep. 6a
We are distracted. How can we seek out silence and solitude to combat this constant state of distraction? Jake and Tara discuss this spiritual discipline and how it is foundational to spiritual formation.
Biblical Counseling | Al & Terri Cage, Ruth Blevins | Ep. 5
Join Tara Hayes as she sits down with leaders from the Biblical Counseling Ministry as they discuss the heart and vision behind the ministry and how it is foundational to all of the other Biblical Support Ministries at West Park. This will help you understand what biblical counseling is and is not. It also gives insight into how to get involved or how to reach out to a counselor.
For more information about the Biblical Counseling Ministry or to fill out the form for counseling, go to westparkbaptist.org/counseling or email email@example.com.
Biblical Support Ministries | Al Cage | Ep. 4
Pastor Al Cage joins Tara to discuss the Biblical Support Ministries and how the BSM team is growing and making a difference in the lives of believers. Hear an overview of the lay of the land of BSM and what this ministry covers.
Community Groups | Joe Kappel | Ep. 3
Tara invites Pastor Joe Kappel to describe the heart behind Community Groups and why they are important.
Bonus: Partner Highlight | Stephanie K | Ep. 2a
In this bonus episode, Tara chats it up with a longtime friend, Stephanie K. Stephanie shares how she ended up in Greece and also gives updates about the organization she partners with, Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel (AMG).
To find out more information about Stephanie's ministry or to sign up for her newsletter, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper (influential in moving Stephanie towards serving overseas full time)
Life Together | Sam Polson | Ep. 2
What does it mean to do life together? In today's episode, Pastor Sam Polson explains the intention behind the series on "Life Together."
Bonus: Book Suggestions | Jake Bishop | Ep. 1a
In this bonus episode, Jake Bishop offers up recommendations for books you will want to add to your reading list. He also turns the tables on Tara and asks her for her number one book to recommend. You can decide for yourself if Jake cheated a bit with his answer.
Tara's #1: When People are Big and God Is Small by Edward T. Welch
Jake's #1: Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
Jake's #2: Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Jake's #3: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Jake's #4: anything by Tim Keller (in particular, The Prodigal God, The Reason for God)
Jake's #5: old books that have stood the test of time (e.g., Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Confessions by St. Augustine, Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin)
How Do We Impact the World? | Jake Bishop | Ep. 1
In our initial episode, host Tara Hayes and Jake Bishop discuss the purpose of this podcast and its focus on how we can all impact our world. Jake also shares information about Equipping Classes.