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FP Podcast Episode 4: Brad Fiscus

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Brad Fiscus, Director of Next Gen Discipleship

Brad Fiscus is a former science teacher and wrestling coach who now serves on the Williamson County School Board and Director of Next Gen Discipleship for the TN Conference of the UMC denomination. Fiscus shares with us the ABC’s of ministry; starting with knowing a person’s name leading to ministering as a community to your community to reach every student in every school.

You can connect with Brad for further discussion at brad.fiscus@tnumc.org and by searching the social media platforms.

FP Podcast Episode 3: Jon Hartman

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Jon Hartman, Nashville

“Relationships are like anything; there are some that are super quick. There are some that are super long. There are some that are gonna be a burst in your season. There are some that you didn’t even see coming that you are going to be talking to 20 years from now. I encourage you to be bold, especially if you think you can bring something to that person.”

Jon Hartman is an entrepreneurial leader from the Nashville, TN area. He has been deeply involved in the music and media industry for the past 20 years. Recently, Jon has been working with faith based child sponsorship organizations, connecting them to artists who want to share their burden for such ministry opportunities to their established audiences.

Jon and his wife Claudia have been married for over twenty years, with two teenage children Cruz and Lyric. In his free time Jon tries to stick very close to family and their activities, but will still dabble in the world of music and sports when time allows.

You can connect with Jon on Instagram at jonbonhartman

FP Podcast Episode 2

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Ben Trueblood, LifeWay Students

“Students have a sense of belonging that they want to have fulfilled. They are going to find new ways to fulfill that sense of belonging, but it is a search that every teenager, every person, has ever had.”

Ben Trueblood serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has seventeen years of student ministry experience, fourteen of which were spent in the local church as a student pastor. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S.

He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to develop students who shape the culture in which they live. In his recent book “Student Ministry that Matters”, Ben shares what it takes to build and lead a truly healthy student ministry.

Ben and his wife Kristen have four children. In his free time, Ben enjoys family, hunting, is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan, and is an affiliate streamer on Twitch under the name of Flashbang_CSN.   Connect with Ben on twitter at: @bentrueblood