Hi everyone, and welcome to Restore Podcast episode 15. I am your host, Javier Diaz, and I'm delighted that you've decided to listen as we endeavor to help restore the vision, restore the mission, restore the church.
I'm amazed how this little podcast has been steadily growing and, of course, I thank you for that. Our sole purpose is to create a resource that can help in some way restore the mission and vision of the local church.
I want to give a special shout out to all our listeners outside of the US. Specifically, I want to say hello to those listening in Japan. Yes Japan! So…Konnichiwa! Which, of course, is Hello in Japanese. And Arigatou gozaimashita! Which is Thank You! Hopefully soon we can perhaps interview someone from Japan on our podcast!
For this episode, I believe you will be highly blessed with my conversation with Pastor Randy Roberts. He is the Senor Pastor of Loma Linda University Church in California. It is one of the largest Adventist churches in North America. We talk about how he came to Loma Linda, some of the joys and challenges, and perhaps most importantly the church's current transition and refocus on growing disciples.
- Loma Linda University Church web site: LLUC.org
- The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship by Dallas Willard
- Randy Roberts' Four Points on Growing Disciples:
- Engage in community
- Serve-need base/word base