Simple Faith with Rusty George

Rusty George

Rusty George is the Lead Pastor at Crossroads Christian Church in Grand Prairie. Under his dedicated leadership, Crossroads Christian Church aspires to flourish as a vibrant community committed to guiding individuals in their journey to discover and follow the path of Jesus. Beyond leading Crossroads Church, Rusty is a global speaker, leader and teacher focusing on making real life simple. Rusty has also written several books and can be heard weekly on his podcast, Leading Simple with Rusty George. Aside from being a loyal Chiefs, Royals, and Lakers fan, Rusty is first and foremost committed to his family. Rusty has been married to his wife, Lorrie, for over twenty-five years, and they have two daughters, Lindsey and Sidney. As a family, they enjoy walking the dogs, playing board games together, and watching HGTV while Rusty watches ESPN on his iPad. read less
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Episode 283: Gary Kahn turns your marketplace into a mission field.
Nov 8 2023
Episode 283: Gary Kahn turns your marketplace into a mission field.
Ever wondered how a pastor's kid from Trinidad and Tobago ended up ministering love in the American marketplace? Join me as I sit down with Gary Kahn as he takes us through his unique faith walk. Gary's life story is inspiring: from a restless pastor's kid exploring his understanding of God to hearing God's call and moving toward ministry. His 32 years of ministry have seen their fair share of crises and questioning, but through it all, Gary found his way back to the unshakeable foundations of his faith.And it doesn't end at the pulpit. Gary navigated the transition from traditional pastoral work into chaplaincy, bringing Christ's love into the workplace. He uncovers the process of building relationships with people who may not necessarily step foot in a church and shares how these connections create a platform to exhibit the love of Christ in real life ways. Gary also shares about his latest book, "That Didn't Go the Way I Thought," where he provides a refreshing take on faith and life's surprising twists. Listen in to this week's Simple Faith.Special thanks to our sponsor, Subsplash! You can find our more about one of our favorite ministry tools at Real Life Church at http://subsplash.com/simpleResourcesEpisode TranscriptConnect with GaryFacebook Message of the Open Bible - website In the Waiting - article That Didn't Turn Out The Way I thought - article That Didn't Turn Out the Way I Thought by Gary Kahn
Episode 278: Former Elevation Worship leader discusses when your dream dies
Oct 4 2023
Episode 278: Former Elevation Worship leader discusses when your dream dies
Ever dreamt a dream only to be told, "that dream isn't for you"? My guest today, Wade Joye, knows this feeling all too well. Co-founder of Elevation Worship and author of the book 'This Dream Is Not For You', Wade shares his journey of dreams shattered, only to discover new hopes in God. His book, birthed from the pain of dreams deferred, offers an enlightening perspective on how setbacks can pivot our hearts towards God. Drawing from David's story, Wade unfolds how we can refocus our dreams as parts of God's grand narrative. We also touch on the practice of pivoting our hearts daily to ensure Christ remains the core of our dreams. Wade's wisdom is not just a testimony to his journey but a guidepost for us all to navigate God leading us to a different season in our lives.No conversation with Wade is complete without discussing Elevation Worship. Wade sheds light on the influence Pastor Steven Furtick had on his journey and the creative process behind some of the most loved Elevation Worship songs. Join me in this rich dialogue with Wade Joy as we unravel dreams, worship and the art of keeping our hearts tethered to God.Special thanks to our sponsor, Subsplash! You can find our more about one of our favorite ministry tools at Real Life Church at http://subsplash.com/simpleResources" rel="nofollow">Episode TranscriptConnect with WadeWade Joye's WebsiteInstagramFacebookThreadsYouTube This Dream is Not For You by Wade JoyeDreamers and Disciples Podcast
Episode 270: Brian Dodd makes success post pandemic simple
Aug 9 2023
Episode 270: Brian Dodd makes success post pandemic simple
Brian Dodd is back with some powerful insights from his new book, Mighty: Seven Skills You Need to Move from Pandemic to Progress, based on his popular blog posts from 2021. Listen in as he discusses how churches and small groups can leverage production, protection, perception, and passion for discipleship and leadership growth.We also we take a look at church growth in a post-COVID world and the common threads that show up in successful churches. Hear how authenticity and genuine faith are driving church attendance and how pastors can connect with their congregations in this new landscape. Of course, it's not a Brian Dodd episode without some valuable lessons from sports, so we share lessons on leadership from the KC Chiefs' journey to the AFC Championship and a Super Bowl win, as well as valuable travel tips and the importance of kindness. Listen in, leave a comment, and let us know how you're finding success post-COVID.Special thanks to our sponsor for the month and one of our favorite ministry tools at Real Life Church, Subsplash, the first engagement platform for churches.ResourcesBrian Dodd on Leadership WebsiteThe Pursuit of Service PodcastMighty: Seven Skills You Need to Move from Pandemic to Progress by Brian DoddConnect with Brian:FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram Listen to past episodes with Brian here:Bonus Episode: What Football Can Teach Us about Leadership with Brian Dodd & Mark WeigtEpisode 198: How to make learning leadership simple with Brian DoddEpisode 234: Brian Dodd makes the college football playoffs simple