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Restore Podcast

A podcast seeking to Restore the Vision, Restore the Mission, Restore the Church. Presented by Javier Diaz, North Region Pastoral Ministries Field Associate for Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


Restore-Episode 101-Kevin Christenson: Head of Hope Studios and Executive Producer of The Hopeful Movie
Send us a Text Message.For episode 101, we hear from Kevin Christenson, head of Hope Studios, the cinematic arm of Hope Channel International. He and his team are behind the recently released feature film, The Hopeful, which begins to tell the story of the Adventist Church. I know you will be blessed and challenged by this conversation.More information about the movie is at where you can also sign up to screen the film at your church.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesKevin Christenson's web siteKevin on InstagramThe Hopeful movieHope Studios
110:58 5/13/24
Restore-Episode 100-Ivan Williams: N. American Division VP for Strategic Planning and Leadership
Send us a Text Message.On this, our 100th episode of the Restore Podcast, we welcome back Pastor Ivan Williams who was our guest on episode 2 back in March 2016. He returns to talk about his new role, leadership, mission, his faith journey, and more.Speaking on a personal note, thank you to everyone for listening and sharing the Restore Podcast through these 100 episodes.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesRestore Podcast episode 2—Adventist Evangelism in North America
74:04 4/16/24
Restore-Episode 99-Rich Aguilera: One Mustard Seed
Send us a Text Message.On episode 99, I talk with Rich Aguilera who has been a leader in children's ministry for many years, creating content of all kinds to bless kids and families that lead them to know Jesus. This conversation is for everyone regardless whether they are involved in children's ministries. You will be blessed as you hear his journey from a career in architecture to going full-time doing children's ministries, as well as the importance of teaching and empowering our kids in the way of Jesus, and so much more! A must-listen episode!Show Notes/Links/ResourcesOne Mustard SeedSupport via PatreonStreaming PlatformRadio/PodcastTV ShowWeek of PrayerPublishingEventsMoviesOne Mustard Seed YouTube channelKids' Bible Zone YouTube channelFacebook
83:33 3/19/24
Restore-Episode 98-Shawn Boonstra: Speaker/Director for Voice of Prophecy
Send us a Text Message.For episode 98, I have a great conversation with Shawn Boonstra, Speaker/Director for Voice of Prophecy. We talk about his faith journey, mission, discipleship, and so much more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesVoice of Prophecy web siteCycle of EvangelismDiscovery Mountain Radio Show for KidsVOP YouTube ChannelDiscover Bible StudiesVOP Facebook Page
64:12 2/22/24
Restore-Episode 97-Andrea Jakobsons - Jonathon Cobb: Kettering Church Pastors
Send us a Text Message.On the Restore podcast's first episode of 2024, we have Pastors Andrea Jakobsons and Jonathon Cobb from Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church. They talk to us about their faith journey, call to ministry, leadership lessons, and so much more! You will be blessed and inspired by this conversation.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesKettering ChurchBook—Mighty Prevailing Prayer: Experiencing the Power of Answered Prayer by Wesley L. DuewelBook—The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark ComerBook—Live No Lies by John Mark Comer
107:37 1/18/24
Restore-Episode 96-Adventist Information Ministry with Brent Hardinge and Marshall McKenzie
Send us a Text Message.Episode 96, the last for 2023, we have a great conversation with Brent Hardinge and Marshall McKenzie, director and assistant director of pastoral care, respectively, for Adventist Information Ministry. AIM is a function of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Church which focuses on digital evangelism, interest tracking, and connecting media ministry interests to the local church.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesAdventistInfo.orgBibleInfo.comA Picture of God
80:01 12/13/23
Restore-Episode 95-John Peckham: God With Us - An Introduction to Adventist Theology
Send us a Text Message.In episode 95, we welcome Dr. John Peckham back to the podcast to discuss his new book, God With Us: An Introduction to Adventist Theology. He also gives a brief update on the new role he accepted earlier this year, and then we spend some time unpacking his book.Make sure to take advantage of the 15% discount Andrews University Press has offered to listeners of this episode through January 2024. Use the promo code RESTORE2024 to receive the discount.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesBiographyDirect Andrews University Press book link: God With Us: An Introduction to Adventist TheologyUse promo code RESTORE2024 when checking out for a 15% discount, valid through the end of January 2024.Episode 66-John Peckham: Divine AttributesEpisode 32-John Peckham: Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil
64:08 11/16/23
Restore-Episode 94-Alan Parker: Professor at Southern Adventist University School of Religion
Send us a Text Message.For episode 94, we have a great conversation with Dr. Alan Parker, professor in the School of Religion at Southern Adventist University. We talk about his faith journey, how Millennials and Generation Z view evangelism, and much more. This is a power-packed conversation that will bless and challenge you.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesBio/ContactSymposium paper and PowerPoint documents: (Dropbox link) Dr. Parker's data and research covering Millennials and Generation Z regarding evangelism.
60:08 10/26/23
Restore-Episode 93-Steve Leddy: Director of Evangelism and Church Planting for Potomac Conference
Send us a Text Message.Episode 93 features a discussion with Pastor Steve Leddy, evangelism and church planting director for Potomac Conference. You will be blessed as you listen to his personal story and our conversation about discipleship, church planting, and more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesContact Pastor Steve LeddyPotomac Conference Pastoral Ministries TeamNorth American Division Evangelism Institute: ACTS Church Planting Support System
64:17 9/19/23
Restore-Episode 92-David Trim: Director of G.C.’s Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
Send us a Text Message.On episode 92, we talk with Dr. David Trim, director of the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research. In this conversation, he speaks of his faith journey, what his department actually does, why we need such a department, his recent book release, and much more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesOffice of Archives, Statistics, and ResearchAdventist ResearchASTR YouTubeAdventist EncyclopediaBook: Hearts of Faith: How We Became Seventh-day AdventistsAdventist Book CenterAmazon
93:57 8/16/23
Restore-Episode 91-Martin Doblmeier: Award-winning Filmmaker | Sabbath documentary
Send us a Text Message.Episode 91 is an amazing conversation with award-winning Christian filmmaker Martin Doblmeier. Martin has made more than 30 films on faith, religion, and spirituality. His latest film is titled Sabbath. You will be blessed and challenged by this conversation.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesJourney FilmsSabbath documentary filmOther filmsFacebookInstagramTwitter
62:50 7/17/23
Restore-Episode 90-Chris Martin: The Wolf in Their Pockets
Send us a Text Message.In episode 90, we talk with Chris Martin who, earlier this year, released his second book on social media entitled The Wolf in Their Pockets: 13 Ways the Social Internet Threatens the People You Lead.Part of the brief book description states, "Martin both exposes the ways the Internet is distorting our life in Christ and shows us how to faithfully respond. Martin teaches us how to care for people who are obsessed with followers, views, and likes—and how to love those whose online influences have filled them with cynicism and contempt."You will be blessed and challenged by Martin's book and our conversation.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesChris Martin's Blog: Terms of Service1st Book: Terms of Service: The Real Cost of Social Media2nd Book: The Wolf in Their Pockets: 13 Ways the Social Internet Threatens the People You LeadTwitter: @ChrisMartin17E-mail:
68:21 6/27/23
Restore-Episode 89-Elizabeth Talbot: Jesus 101 Institute
Send us a Text Message.Episode 89 is an amazing conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, speaker/director for the Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, a media ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. In this conversation, we discuss her faith journey, the meaning of righteousness by faith, practical ways to share Jesus, and more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesJesus 101Ministry Magazine article: "On what basis does God declare me righteous?"Dr. Elizabeth Talbot's thesis: "Rest and Sabbath in Matthew's Gospel: an investigation of Matthew 11:24–12:14"Jesus 101 mobile appApple iOSGoogle Play/Android
72:30 5/25/23
Restore-Episode 88-Debleaire Snell: Senior Pastor of Oakwood University Church and Speaker/Director of Breath of Life Ministries
Send us a Text Message.On episode 88, we have an incredible, inspiring conversation that is sure to challenge you as well. Debleaire Snell is Speaker/Director for Breath of Life Ministries and senior pastor for Oakwood University Church.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesGet Unrealistic by Debleaire SnellBreath of LifeAmazonBreath of Life MinistriesOakwood University ChurchRestore Podcast Episode 37: Carlton ByrdRestore Podcast Episode 86: Leslie Pollard
85:30 4/26/23
Restore-Episode 87-Brady Shearer: Church Digital Content
Send us a Text Message.For episode 87, we talk with Brady Shearer, YouTuber and CEO of Pro Church Tools. Brady and his team seek to help churches navigate their ministries through the single biggest communication shift we've seen in the last 500 years!This episode is full of great digital content to help churches move the mission of God forward in the digital world in which we all live. Be sure to check out for all the resources mentioned in the podcast and more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesPro Church ToolsYouTube channelSocialSermons custom social media serviceThe 1-page Church Social Media Plan
74:34 3/21/23
Restore-Episode 86-Leslie Pollard: History of Oakwood University, Leadership, and Mission
Send us a Text Message.Episode 86 celebrates our seventh anniversary of the Restore Podcast, and this edition celebrates Black History Month. Our guest is Oakwood University President Leslie Pollard, Ph.D., D.Min., MBA. We talk about his faith journey, how Oakwood was founded, the future of Oakwood, leadership, and more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesPower Through Prayer by E.M. BoundsAmazonEmbracing Diversity: How to Understand and Reach People of All Cultures by Leslie PollardAdventist Book CenterAmazonProtest & Progress by Calvin RockAmazonRestore Podcast Episode 49: Calvin B. Rock, Protest & ProgressOakwood UniversityWeb siteMission and history
65:58 2/22/23
Restore-Episode 85-Tim Madding: NAD Evangelism Institute Director
Send us a Text Message.Episode 85—our first for 2023—we have a jam-packed conversation with Tim Madding, director of the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI). In this conversation, we talk about his faith journey, being homeless at a young age, and his call to ministry. He defines and talks about plateaued, dying, and health churches, creating a multi-site church, and more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesTim Madding bioNADEIBeltsville Seventh-day Adventist Church
78:39 1/19/23
Restore-Episode 84-Dwight Nelson: Faith Journey, 40 Years of Ministry at PMC, Leadership, Evangelism, Preaching, and More!
Send us a Text Message.Episode 84 features a spirit-filled conversation with Pastor Dwight Nelson, senior pastor of Pioneer Memorial Church on the campus of Andrews University. We talk about his call to ministry, leadership lessons learned, preaching, prayer, and so much more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesArticle: NET 98 Anniversary Celebrated at Pioneer ChurchBooks:Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Sanjay GuptaThe Rational Bible: Deuteronomy by Dennis PragerFrom Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. BrooksRestore Podcast Episode 4 with Dwight Nelson and Rodlie OrtizPioneer Memorial Church web site
82:11 12/15/22
Restore-Episode 83-Chanda Nunes-Henry: Executive Secretary & Ministerial Director, Nevada/Utah Conference
Send us a Text Message.In episode 83, we have a power-packed conversation with Chanda Nunes-Henry, Executive Secretary and Pastoral Ministries Director for Nevada-Utah Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.Chanda speaks deeply about her faith journey, call to ministry, and so much more! You will definitely be blessed, inspired, and challenged by this conversation.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesArticle: Pastor Chanda Nunes Elected As Nevada-Utah Executive SecretaryContact: cnunes{a}
72:13 11/17/22
Restore-Episode 82-Heather Thompson Day - Seth Day: I'll See You Tomorrow
Send us a Text Message.In episode 82, Dr. Heather Thompson Day returns, and this time, her husband Seth Day joins as they co-authored their recently released book, I'll See You Tomorrow: Building Relational Resilience When You Want to Quit.You will be blessed with this conversation on relationships, communication, and more!Show Notes/Links/ResourcesPlutchik's Wheel of EmotionsBook—Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy by David RichoAmazonBook—I'll See You Tomorrow: Building Relational Resilience When You Want to Quit by Heather Thompson Day and Seth DayAmazonPodcast—Viral Jesus
92:12 10/20/22
Restore-Episode 81-Michael Campbell: 1922 - The Rise of Adventist Fundamentalism
Send us a Text Message.In episode 81, welcome back Michael Campbell and discuss his new book released at the beginning of 2022, 1922: The Rise of Adventist Fundamentalism. This book will unpack the rise of Adventist fundamentalism and the 1922 General Conference Session.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesBook—1922: The Rise of Adventist Fundamentalism by Michael CampbellAdventist Book CenterAmazonBook—1919: The Untold Story of Adventism's Struggle with Fundamentalism by Michael CampbellAdventist Book CenterAmazonTwitter: @m_w_campbellFacebook: AdventistHistorianRestore Episode 38 (updated with improved audio)
62:02 9/26/22
Restore-Episode 80-Karl Haffner: Loma Linda University VP for Student Experience
Send us a Text Message.In episode 80, we talk with Karl Haffner, Ph.D., vice president of student experience at Loma Linda University. We discuss his faith journey, leadership, and more! You will be blessed and challenged by this conversation.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesBook—The Speed of Trust by Stephen CoveyAmazonBook—No Greater Love by Karl HaffnerAdventist Book CenterAmazonBook—Are You More Spiritual Than a 5th Grader? by Karl & Claire HaffnerAdventist Book CenterAmazonLinkedIn
71:29 8/22/22
Restore-Episode 79-Kendall Turcios: Arise
Send us a Text Message.In episode 79, we talk with Kendall Turcios who is pastor of Arise Miami Church. He details his faith journey leading to his current assignement at Arise Church. This conversation will both challenge and bless you!Show Notes/Links/ResourcesArise Miami ChurchRestore Podcast Episode 3The Compound Effect by Darren HardyAtomic Habits by James ClearChurch Is a Team Sport by Jim Putman
83:32 7/14/22
Restore-Episode 78-Melissa and Michael Gibson: Return to Palau
Send us a Text Message.In episode 78, we have a powerful conversation with Melissa and Michael Gibson discussing the documentary, Return to Palau, which chronicles the story of Melissa and her family. It tells the "incredible true story of survival, faith, and forgiveness" as mentioned on the web site, below, where you can view the film.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesWeb site: returntopalau.comSpecial view link for Adventist pastors/leaders: from Adventist News Network (ANN)
60:11 6/2/22
Restore-Episode 77-Larry Witzel: SermonView
Send us a Text Message.Episode 77 features a discussion with Larry Witzel who is an entrepreneur, respected innovator, and an inspiring speaker at the intersection of technology and ministry. He is founder and president of SermonView Evangelism Marketing.In our conversation, we talk about his faith journey, event marketing, entrepreneurship, creating a healthy organizational culture, and more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesWeb site/bio: larrywitzel.comSermonView: sermonview.comInterest Tracker: interesttracker.orgEvangelism Web Sites: evangelismwebsites.comManaged Event Marketing:
78:26 5/16/22
Restore-Episode 76-Andreas Beccai - Albert Handal: Walla Walla University Church Pastors
Send us a Text Message.In episode 76, our guests are Andreas Beccai, senior pastor of Walla Walla University Church, and Albert Handal, campus chaplain at Walla Walla University.In this conversation, they discuss their faith journey, what the last 2+ years have been like for their ministry, and so much more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesContact info: Walla Walla Church StaffArticle: "Why Churches Should Drop Their Online Services" (subscription to New York Times required)Book: Deep Work by Cal NewportDwell mobile app:
85:01 4/19/22
Restore-Episode 75-Susan Mettes: The Loneliness Epidemic
Send us a Text Message.Episode 75's guest is Susan Mettes who released a book in the fall of 2021 titled, The Loneliness Epidemic. In this book, she unpacks research about why people are lonely, the myths of loneliness, how we can help lonely people, and much more. It's a great book and an amazing conversation of an important topic.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesWeb site: susanmettes.comBook: The Loneliness Epidemic via AmazonAdventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
70:32 3/17/22
Restore-Episode 74-Benjamin Baker: Adventist Black History
Send us a Text Message.Episode 74 is special edition for Black History Month where I have a great conversation with Benjamin Baker, Ph.D. He talks with us about what perhaps may be lesser-known facts and history of the journey of some Black Adventists.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesBlack Seventh-day Adventist HistoryWeb SiteYouTube ChannelBook: The Underground Railroad Records by William StillBook: Breaking Barriers: The First Ladies of Education by DeWitt S. WilliamsArticle: Recognition Event Honors the Life and Legacy of Lucy ByardEncyclopedia of Seventh-day AdventistsContact Dr. BakerRestore Podcast Episode 60-Hyveth Williams-Gervon Marsh: The Art and Beauty of Black Preaching
80:46 2/17/22
Restore-Episode 73-Casio Jones - Felix Bangkuai: Health and Fitness
Send us a Text Message.On this first episode of 2022, episode 73, we have a fun-filled conversation with Casio Jones and Felix Bangkuai who have been actively involved with health and fitness for many years.Last fall, Florida Conference had its inaugural "Fit Together" health and fitness retreat at Camp Kulaqua where I was able to sit with them and have this conversation discussing their journey, what they believe is the health message, how churches can empower others in their journey of health and fitness, and so much more.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesCASIO JONESWeb Site and ContactAction65Discover New VictoriesAction4LifeFacebook: @casiojoneshealthTwitter: @casiojonesYouTube: BANGKUAIFacebook: @felix.bangkuaiInstagram: @felix_bangkuaiLinkedIn: Felix Bangkuai
82:43 1/20/22
Restore-Episode 72-Ben Lundquist: Oregon Conference Young Adult Leader & Rise and Lead Podcast Host
Send us a Text Message.For episode 72, we have Pastor Ben Lundquist. He is the young adult director of Oregon Conference, a sought-after speaker, and host of the Rise and Lead Podcast.This is a power-packed, inspirational, and practical conversation I know you will find helpful and hopeful, especially as 2021 comes to an end and we are gearing up for 2022.Show Notes/Links/ResourcesRise and Lead podcastTwitter: @benjaminlundInstagram: @benjaminlundquistFacebook:
61:35 12/1/21

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