Enjoy the Journey with Arron Chambers

Arron Chambers

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ETJ 42: A Conversation w/Literary Agent, Publisher, and Creative Leader, Don Pape
Oct 7 2021
ETJ 42: A Conversation w/Literary Agent, Publisher, and Creative Leader, Don Pape
With more than thirty years working alongside sales and marketing staff, literary agents and authors, Don Pape's greatest pleasure is seeing great content become reality on the page – in a physical or digital book! He's had the privilege of helping fiction and non-fiction titles reach bestselling status. In his varied career, from warehouse packer to agent and publisher, he's had the honor of serving such notable authors as Madeleine L’Engle, Louis Giglio, Eugene Peterson, Francis Chan, and Liz Curtis Higgs.This is a fascinating and far-reaching conversation with a man who is full of life, love, and stories!The literary community Don created: desire to curate beautiful words through a convivial gathering of winsome writers and thoughtful creatives," Don Pape.Some of the books Don mentions (In no particular order):Devoted by Arron Chambers-- Love by Francis Chan-- by Eugene Peterson-- by Anthony Doerr-- Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson-- Power of Place by Daniel Grothe-- by Madeleine L'Engle  -- you'd prefer to watch this podcast, you can go here: you like this Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 42: A Conversation w/Literary Agent, Publisher, and Creative Leader, Don Pape
Oct 7 2021
ETJ 42: A Conversation w/Literary Agent, Publisher, and Creative Leader, Don Pape
With more than thirty years working alongside sales and marketing staff, literary agents and authors, Don Pape's greatest pleasure is seeing great content become reality on the page – in a physical or digital book! He's had the privilege of helping fiction and non-fiction titles reach bestselling status. In his varied career, from warehouse packer to agent and publisher, he's had the honor of serving such notable authors as Madeleine L’Engle, Louis Giglio, Eugene Peterson, Francis Chan, and Liz Curtis Higgs.This is a fascinating and far-reaching conversation with a man who is full of life, love, and stories!The literary community Don created: desire to curate beautiful words through a convivial gathering of winsome writers and thoughtful creatives," Don Pape.Some of the books Don mentions (In no particular order):Devoted by Arron Chambers-- Love by Francis Chan-- by Eugene Peterson-- by Anthony Doerr-- Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson-- Power of Place by Daniel Grothe-- by Madeleine L'Engle  -- you'd prefer to watch this podcast, you can go here: you like this Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 37: A Conversation w/Millionaire, Author, Business Leader, Bail bondsman,& Survivor, Ron Worley
Feb 25 2021
ETJ 37: A Conversation w/Millionaire, Author, Business Leader, Bail bondsman,& Survivor, Ron Worley
In this conversation, I discuss a wide variety of issues including business, success, alcoholism, surviving death, marriage, and even what bail-bondsmen do, with Author, Millionaire, Business Leader, and Visionary, Ron Worley.Ron L. Worley, is a successful business owner, real-estate investor, mentor, and self-made millionaire who follows his own code, The Worley Way. He is a proud papa and dedicated husband making his home in Colorado. He refused to accept circumstance, taking himself from a man on a path to death to living a world-changing reality. He shares real life lessons that inspire countless entrepreneurs, thinkers, and those wanting lasting change. His systems guide wealth and well-being. Follow him on Facebook @RonLWorley, Instagram @ronaldlworleyii, or at his website: was honored to help Ron write his most recent book, Ditches to Riches.To order Ron's Book: Ditches to Riches you'd prefer to watch this podcast on Youtube, you can go here: you like this Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages, go to: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 35: A Conversation with Leader, Visionary, Author, Pastor, & Cross Country Fan, Dave Ferguson
Feb 8 2021
ETJ 35: A Conversation with Leader, Visionary, Author, Pastor, & Cross Country Fan, Dave Ferguson
This is a fun conversation with the extraordinary leader and visionary, Dave Ferguson.Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author and lead pastor of CommunityChristian Church in Chicago. He also provides visionary leadership for theinternational church-planting movement NewThing and is the president of the Exponential Conference.Dave and his brother, Jon, just released a book, B.L.E.S.S.--5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the WorldAs pastors of Community Christian Church in the Chicago-area, Jon and Dave have seen the opportunity for their congregation to invest in others around them as we become more isolated as a society. In B.L.E.S.S: 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World, Jon and Dave provide a step-by-step guide encouraging Christians to love others, share the good news of the Gospel, and change the world. It all starts with one easy saying: B.L.E.S.S.Begin (with prayer) to discover your personal mission Listen to othersEat with others and build the relationshipServe othersStory. By establishing a relationship and investing in others, opportunities will arise toshare your story of God’s influence on your life.Designed to be a practical resource for pastors, church leaders, and fellow Christians of all ages, B.L.E.S.S. inspires us all to be the light and salt of the world. Readers will discover:• The impact prayer has on both believers and non-believers• How to tangibly love others as Christ loved in the New Testament• How God can use friendship to bring hope—and change our communities for good.To order Dave and Jon's book: information on the Bless Book: Website: New Thing Network: Conference: you'd like to see another resource on relationship evangelism, check out my book, Eats with Sinners:  If you'd prefer to watch this podcast, you can go here: you like this Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages, go to: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 31: A Conversation with Law Enforcement Officer, Coffee Roaster, & Abuse Survivor, Scott Bashkov
Oct 27 2020
ETJ 31: A Conversation with Law Enforcement Officer, Coffee Roaster, & Abuse Survivor, Scott Bashkov
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my friend, Scott Bashkov.This far-reaching conversation is one of the most important conversations I've had in this season of my podcast...especially if you struggle with anxiety and suicidal thoughts, or love someone who does.He has some practical wisdom for any church leader who wants to better minister to people who live with the emotional scars of abuse and/or mental illness. In this deeply personal conversation, Scott shares his experience with abuse on the mission field, his struggles with mental illness, and why he was intent on killing himself last year. We also discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and his perspective on it--as a white Christian law-enforcement officer born in the Philippines.We also discuss the wonder of roasting coffee and ponder Godzilla driving a convertible!Here's a link to Scott's coffee company: www.nococoffeecompany.com.If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, here's the number for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255.If you like this Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you'd prefer to watch this on YouTube, here's a link to my podcast: you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages, go to: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 30: A Conversation with Mentor, Leader, Heart-Shaper, and Applied Theologian, Alan Ahlgrim
Oct 20 2020
ETJ 30: A Conversation with Mentor, Leader, Heart-Shaper, and Applied Theologian, Alan Ahlgrim
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my mentor and friend, Alan Ahlgrim.This conversation is rich! I've never taken more notes during a podcast conversation than I took during this one!Alan Ahlgrim and his wife Linda have three Christ-loving children and six life-enriching GRANDchildren! He has served as the catalyst for a national church planting emphasis and as president of the North American Christian Convention. He is a two time church planter, leading churches in growth, ranging from 50 - 2,500 in size.Since transitioning in 2013 as the founding pastor of Rocky Mountain Christian Church, Alan has developed a system of soul care for pastors nationwide. He now serves as founder and CSO (Chief SoulCare Officer) of Covenant Connections for Pastors, Inc.  transformational covenant group model Alan has designed and leads is breathing new life into Christian leaders of all ages. These groups are typically composed of four to six leaders, meeting together over three years, twice each year in retreat and monthly face-to-face via the internet. This dynamic relational model is producing life enhancing and even ministry saving results. The network is now expanding nationwide through trained facilitators committed to helping leaders serve well and finish well.Alan finds great fulfillment in mentoring leaders both nationally and internationally. In addition, he loves biking, kayaking, hiking and snow shoeing with Linda, his wife for life, and their adorable labradoodle, “Molly Brown the dog of renown!”If you like this Video Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you'd prefer to watch this,  here's a link to my YouTube channel: you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages, go to: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 29: A Conversation with Pastor, Leader, Author, Speaker, and Jui Jitsu "Master", Angel Flores
Oct 13 2020
ETJ 29: A Conversation with Pastor, Leader, Author, Speaker, and Jui Jitsu "Master", Angel Flores
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my dear friend, Pastor Angel Flores.Angel Flores has been in ministry for over 25 years. He and his wife planted Mosaic Church ( in Greeley, Colorado 13 years ago. Mosaic is one of the fastest growing churches in Northern Colorado. Three years ago Angel and I founded the Connect Leadership Network ( to provide soul-care, coaching, and collaborative opportunities for pastors from all over the world.In this conversation Angel and I discuss everything from leading the church during Covid, parenting, leading a large staff, jui jitsu, racism, to white privilege.This episode is sponsored by Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky.Kentucky Christian University ( is a private, non-profit Christian university located in the beautiful foothills of Eastern Kentucky. For nearly a century, KCU has been transforming the hearts and minds of students through a Christ-Centered academic community that is both academically rigorous and intimately personal.KCU invited me to deliver 4 Ted-talk-style presentations on Evangelism in a Covid World. These videos, which will be available as of 10/15/20, offer practical insights and encouragement for any leader committed to reaching lost people today and into the future. The link to these videos can be found here: you like this Podcast, please give it 5 Stars, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you'd prefer to watch this podcast, here's a link to my podcast on YouTube: you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages, go to: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 27: A Conversation with Professor, Worship Leader, and former Child Prodigy, Dr. Ruth Reyes
Jul 2 2020
ETJ 27: A Conversation with Professor, Worship Leader, and former Child Prodigy, Dr. Ruth Reyes
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with Dr. Ruth Reyes about worship, ministry, faith, family, and what it's like to be a child prodigy and study at The Julliard School in New York City.Here is a video of Dr. Reyes playing the piece we discussed in this conversation: Chopin Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23:  Reyes is the Assistant Dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts, and a Professor of Music at Johnson University.Here's some other information about Dr. Reyes...Pre-college studies at the Juilliard SchoolB.Mus. in Piano (Queens College)M.A. in Piano Performance (Aaron Copland School of Music)Ed.D. in Higher Education (Nova Southeastern University)Rehearsal accompanist for Disney’s Epcot Center Candlelight Processional servicesLeader of worship clinics and classes in local churchesShe answers some questions...My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: The ability to impart to students skills I’ve gained over my long career in a very practical and relevant way.When I’m not teaching, I love to: Travel, sample my husband’s culinary dishes, practice the piano.In my classes, students can expect: Me to demonstrate musical and worship concepts in a practical way: on the piano or by singing or by helping students craft a good worship song.My best advice to a new student in my program is: Hard work, patience, and dedication to practice and honing your skills will pay off in the long run and will add to your versatility in the marketplace or ministry.Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Confident with their God-given abilities – to use your giftedness, to respond to a calling in kingdom work, and to earn a living while doing what you love most is a very cool thing to achieve in life.The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: There are no easy shortcuts to being a complete worship leader and a musician: the deeper you are in the word, the more committed you are to spiritual disciplines, and the more dedicated you are to being the best musician in any setting, the greater your capacity will be for high impact in whatever you do.A quote that influences how I live is: “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” – Johann Sebastian Bach--Source: you like this Video Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you'd prefer to watch this interview on YouTube, here's the link: you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages, go to: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial
ETJ 26: A Conversation with Leader, Author, Critical-Thinker, and Stepmom, Jennifer Johnson
Jun 18 2020
ETJ 26: A Conversation with Leader, Author, Critical-Thinker, and Stepmom, Jennifer Johnson
In this episode of Enjoy the Journey, I'm sharing a conversation I had with Jennifer Johnson about life, growing up in a Christian home, leadership, the Church, critical-thinking, and the challenges and blessings of being a stepmom.Jennifer Johnson serves as the Chief Communications Officer at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, where she leads a small team of artsy people who are more creative than she is.  Before joining the JU team, she owned her own business, See Jen Write, and worked with businesses and ministries around the world to create books, small group curriculum, videos, websites, and marketing campaigns. Jen spent her thirties blogging about faith, doubt, the church, and the idiosyncrasies of Christian culture and compiled those posts into her book, "See Jen Write: The Best of the Blog," in 2018  - she was honored to have Arron write the foreword. She's currently a wife, a stepmom of two young adults, a board member for Orchard Group and Christian Missionary Fellowship, a graduate student, an American Airlines Gold member, a reluctant dog owner, and a big fan of caffeine.If you like this Video Podcast, please like it, subscribe, and share it with as many people as you can. If you'd prefer to watch this conversation on YouTube: you’d like to contact me, you can reach me at arron@arronchambers.com. My website is www.arronchambers.com. If you’d like to check out the church where I serve or watch one of my messages, go to: www.journeychristian.org/media. My Instagram @arronchambersTwitter @ArronChambersMy Official Facebook Page: @ArronChambersOfficial