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Josh and Stacy Peterson lead a church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have done an amazing job raising up leaders while raising their own physical family. In this episode we talk about what they have done to: Build a "guy friendly" ministry Raise believing kids Raise up young leaders Please register for the Climb Small Church Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, December 2-5, 2021 at RobSkinner.Com!
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Marc and Hannah Persing are disciples in the New York City Church of Christ. They will be leading a new campus sector in Manhattan in the fall of 2021. Hannah is in the National Guard and is stationed near Tucson, Arizona during the summer of 2021. They reconditioned an old tire delivery van into a comfortable RV and crossed the country with it. Find out how they did it in this episode. Please register for the Climb Small Church Leadership Conference at RobSkinner.Com This was recorded on Independence Day, 2021, July 4th, in La Jolla, California. Follow Rob's trip on Instagram.
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