Improbable Friendships with Matt Russell, Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner
Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry
Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Dr. Matt Russell, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner, about what he calls the “improbable friendships'' that have enriched his life and influenced the direction of his ministry. From these improbable friendships emerged projectCURATE, a non-profit educational and social enterprise incubator that seeks to build bridges across cultural, economic, religious, and racial divides, and Iconoclast Artists, a creative writing and arts program that gives young creative minds a chance to speak through written, visual, and performance art. The two organizations are making a big difference in the city of Houston and beyond. Matt serves as Executive Pastor at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. He shares how innovation is not a formula to replicate but a faithful response to relationships based in trust and mutuality where the Spirit can work. “How can I be faithful to this moment?” is a question he asks often. Hearing Matt describe his answers to that question throughout his ministry journey is inspiring and may well lead you to discern your next faithful step or the next improbable friendship you are being invited to cultivate. QUOTES “I think faith early on has always been a verb for me.” -Matt Russell [06:40] “All improbable friendships move at the pace of guidance. It’s not an agenda. It’s a guidance of relationship that are moving together.” -Matt Russell [21:27] TIMESTAMPS [00:00] Intro [00:52] Meet Matt Russell [03:26] Significant encounters that have shaped Matt [07:01] How Project Curate came to be [15:06] Improbable friendships & what draws him to those relationships [20:17] How he navigates resistance [23:34] How he knows what’s working [30:30] Working with the pressure of the institution of the church [34:54] Three rapid fire questions [39:36] A blessing [40:46] Outro RESOURCES & RELEVANT LINKS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes? For information about our co-host Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at sacred.design For information about Project Curate, visit their website: projectcurate.org or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @projectcurate For more information about Iconoclast Artists, visit their website: iconoclastartists.org or follow them on Instagram or Facebook @iconoclastartists Find and follow Matt Russell on Facebook @matthew.russell.1048, Instagram @mhrussell1, and Twitter @Dudeabides67 This season features Wesleyan Investive’s 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit award.wesleyaninvestive.org. “God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark’s website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at youtube.com/c/markismusic67. This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.
Episode 005: Sound like you, love like Jesus - Matt Russell
The Deconstructing Worship Podcast
This week we get a whole boatload of wisdom from the talented Matt Russell. Matt draws from his wealth of experience playing in both secular and worship bands to form his thoughts around playing with passion and expression when serving God as part of a worship service. Matt champions the individual sound of the local church and highlights the importance of loving one another like Jesus in the way we serve. We explore the perfection of God's timing and the plans that He is working out in our lives, and how we can step out and trust Him when He calls. ---------------------------------------- Welcome to The Deconstructing Worship Podcast; A series of positive and constructive conversations about the current culture of modern worship. Each week we will be talking to a new guest about their own experiences and thoughts about worship and church worship culture. We explore the highs and lows, the weird and wonderful that many of us have experienced whilst asking difficult questions that are far too often brushed under the carpet. Perhaps between us with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can find a way through, to lift up and edify this mysterious thing we call worship into a place of increased freedom and peace. We cant wait to share these conversations with you and we would love to hear your thoughts too. ------------------------------------------- If you want to find out more about Matt and his clothing line check out the links below: instagram.com/matt4heroes instagram.com/ghostclubco ------------------------------------------- Connect with us at: instagram.com/deconstructingworship email@example.com Or leave us a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deconstructing-worship/message--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deconstructing-worship/message
Listen to Pat Boddy, former DNR acting director and retired environmental engineer for RDG Planning & Design, and Matt Russell, executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and a 5th generation Iowa farmer, discuss natural capital in Iowa.
It started with a couple beers on the road, as an NFL scout, to pass the time. But it turned into raging alcoholism. And after a night, seven years ago, when he nearly lost everything, his life has completely changed. Former college football star and former Denver Broncos Director of Player Personnel Matt Russell is this week's guest on Amazing Americans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Matt Russell - Standing with Farmers to Fix Climate - Dec 4, 2019
Soil4Climate Voices - Outspoken Advocates of Soil Restoration as a Climate Solution
"Standing with Farmers to Fix Climate" - Matt Russell, Executive Director, Iowa Interfaith Power and Light. Interviewers, Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann, Soil4Climate Inc. - Matt Russell is a fifth generation Iowa farmer who has dedicated his career to working in nonprofits and advocating for social justice. He spent over a decade training for and working in ministry and has since focused primarily on economic and environmental sustainability. In this podcast Matt discusses how he is standing with farmers to fix climate.