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Heart Pocket Podcast

Aligning the heart of man with God's heart through Bible stories, discussions, interviews and more.

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HPP293 Pastor's Perspectives of STS, part 4.
Final part with Pastors Rod and Dave. Hear how STS Oral Bible Schools offer a safe place to share. Some fear that orality turns people away from reading. Quite the opposite is true. Solid deep time in the Word leads to reading. Do we make the Gospel dependent on literacy?   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
17:37 5/21/24
HPP292 Pastors' Perspectives of STS, part 3.
In the west, we have lost community. STS helps bridge this gap especially in every day conversation. STS teaches people to embrace the difficult. Hear how these two pastors like to help people apply the Word to their lives. They also discuss the guardrails STS provides to keep people accurate to the Bible. Hear why oral Bible school students do not want to graduate.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
21:17 5/14/24
HPP291 Pastors' Perspectives of STS, part 2.
Pastor Rod, along with many, struggle to memorize Scripture. Yet after an STS training he now has large chunks of Bible in his head. Orality also encourages communal learning. With STS all ages can learn the Bible in-depth together.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
20:15 5/7/24
HPP290 Pastor's Perspectives, part 1.
Two pastors discuss their hesitations and surprises after attending an STS orality training. Both learn the value of discussion which dives deep into God's Word. They also see value in what happens afterward, people leave thinking about the Bible passage and impacted by this meditation on God's Word.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
17:54 4/30/24
HPP289 Who is Luke?
Luke and I did a Bible story together recently. His answers and our discussion in the Jars of Oil story from 2 Kings 4:1-7 might surprise you.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
18:08 4/23/24
HPP288 How to Disciple?
Betty and Butch continue their discussion about some unique aspects to STS such as the interactive and relational aspects of it. Does discipling others require a masters or PHD?   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
18:08 4/16/24
HPP287 Seeing and Sharing the Beauty of God.
Betty and Butch talk about how she got involved in STS, her experience with the advanced workshop, and how she's planning to use it in her new job working with disadvantaged kids.  They also share their appreciation regarding the mystery of Scripture and the need to not always answer every question right away.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
16:47 4/9/24
HPP286 A Daughter's Influence.
Ever wonder if children influence parents? Yes they do!  Hear how these parents took time off from the mission field and learned STS as a result of seeing changes in their daughter. As trained seminarians, they had doubts and concerns regarding Simply The Story which were answered at a recent training. They discovered the STS system provides theological guardrails to keep the veracity of Scripture.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
27:10 4/2/24
HPP285 STS Training, Which to Choose?
Part 2 with Donna describes the differences between online, in-person and advanced STS training.  She also shares how STS helps the Word of God move from the head to the heart, even among the highly literate.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
18:18 3/26/24
HPP284  From Taiwan to Impacted Ministry
Donna travels to Taiwan on a mission's trip and discovers STS. Hear how taking STS training and applying the principles impacted her ministry at a highly literate church.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
21:22 3/19/24
HPP283 Information Verses Application
In the middle of a doctorate, God challenged Jennifer with the opportunity to practice what she was learning at the tailors and on the plane. Hear the amazing results and Jennifer's conclusions. She took a moment to impact people for eternity.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
21:49 3/12/24
HPP282  Marxists and Islam?
Jennifer describes what she learned about the Marxist movement in Ethiopia and the worldview adjustment she had when hearing about Islamic terrorists. When one man's family is threatened by extremists, how should we respond?   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
33:32 3/5/24
HPP281 Kick Back and Enjoy the Learning
Sharon and Kristen share how laid back and enjoyable the advanced training has been. Yet, they go deep into the Bible, learn how to help others better, and are challenged. Although people at the advanced are at different skill levels, all learn together and grow. The Goal is not to be perfect, but to learn, listen and respond.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
17:43 2/27/24
HPP280 Give The People Chocolate!
Sharon told many people about STS after her first training and then realized giving people chocolate was the answer! Five people came to training as a result. After the advanced training, Sharon and Kristen are able to see God more clearly and accurately, as well time in the Word is changing their view of God. He's more real and relatable.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
23:18 2/20/24
HPP279  Depth and Power in the Word
Jennifer shares the differences between regular and advanced STS trainings. During her preparation times she discusses how deep these Bible stories can go and her excitement discovering more truths in the Word of God.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
22:29 2/13/24
HPP278  STS, EMDC and the Streets
Jennifer describes when she first experienced Simply The Story at EMDC in Europe and how that grew to her most recent time at the STS Advanced training. Hear how her unique experience of getting nails done led to answered prayers by God.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
22:20 2/6/24
HPP277  STS, Oral Hermeneutics, and Ethiopia
Oral Hermeneutics by Bjoraker and Steffen includes Simply The Story woven in parts of the book. Jennifer describes the value of the STS model for seminaries and the balance necessary to protect the classroom from fads. During her research, she met one of the spiritual fathers of an entire region in Ethiopia and shares the difficult road he traveled.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
23:11 1/30/24
HPP0276 Real Life and Raw
HPP276  Real Life and Raw   Raw testimonies and specific examples of the strength of God's Word with Simply The Story. Jennifer describes meaningful ways to share stories when she only had one or two Bible stories in her heart pocket.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
26:57 1/23/24
HPP275 Shy and new storyteller?
Taylor, a "newbie" to STS, describes his introduction to storytelling, his training, his struggles, and his plans to continue growing in his skills.    Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
23:23 1/16/24
HPP274 God's Story Launchings, Powerful!
What happens after God's Story: From Creation to Eternity has been mastered for use? The teams premier the God's Story languages in a very unique and far reaching way. Storytellers, translators, and whole villages are impacted by this clear overview and understandable meta-narrative of the Bible.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
24:55 1/9/24
HPP273 Finding a Diamond, part 1
John started out bored, but God brought him back for more training in recording languages of "God's Story: From Creation to Eternity." Now he sees the value of recording "God's Story" in the lives of so many people. An incredible testimony of patience and endurance form our recording leader.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
18:07 1/2/24
HPP272 Don't Judge a Training by Its Rumors.
How often do we realize our pride or assumptions hold us back? Neil experienced prejudice against Simply The Story just from hearing others talk about the process. However, Neil turned 180 degrees the other way when he finally experienced a couple of Bible stories done in the STS method. What he thought the process would do was not what he experienced.    Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
24:40 12/26/23
HPP271  Where are the Pastors? Children Leading the Way?
What happens when children learn and own accurate Bible stories?  They share with others! Why? Children want to tell others what is important to them. Hear about churches growing from these pint size evangelists. The church has people, the land for a building, but now there is a good problem.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
16:20 12/19/23
HPP270  Church Outside the Building? How can this be?
Several displaced people (refugees) in Burkina Faso are taking church to the people using Bible stories. Even pastors who were afraid to go out to the villages are finding unbelievers are waiting for the pastors to come to them. Hear what God does when the people share.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
16:20 12/12/23
HPP269  Hidden Laborers in the Harvest Field
Working in Burkina Faso, one of the top 25 countries persecuting Christians, means life or death in some parts of the country. Being a woman ministry leader adds to this dangerous dynamic. The women of the Sarah Movement embrace these challenges in unique ways to bring the Way, the Truth, and the Life to many all over West Africa.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
22:56 12/5/23
HPP268 Equipping People, establishing Oral Bible Schools, and Developing Leaders
Incredible testimonies of God's Word penetrating hearts and changing villages. Praise the Lord as God gets all the glory. Organizations are changing what they do for evangelism as results pour in. Be encouraged.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
20:26 11/28/23
Cross Cultural Church Planting and Missions: Oral Bible Schools and Prisons.
John shares how Oral Bible Schools are developed, setup and why they impact communities, including the prisons. Amazing story from among the Massai in Kenya. Part 2 of a 3 part series.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
18:26 11/21/23
Cross Cultural Church Planting and Missions: Myths and Solutions
John describes his experience being a cross cultural missionary and church planter. Hear his difficulties and amazing solutions.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
20:14 11/14/23
HPP265 Training in Unique Parts of the World, part 2
Mike and Butch continue to discuss their experiences leading Simply The Story workshops in widely different parts of the world.  Very interesting to hear.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
24:41 11/7/23
HPP264 Story Telling Through the Bible pt 1
Butch Vernon talks with Mike about leading Bible studies by storying chronologically through whole books of the Bible. They also talk about Mike's time in East Timor, and how STS opened up the scriptures to oral people groups who had previously struggled to understand the Bible.   Links: Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity …  Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism   Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Podcast ~ Vimeo ~ STS Youtube ~ God's Story Youtube
23:31 10/31/23

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