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welcome to the revolution

We believe that creating a “Responsible Revolution” is one of our ultimate dreams within the Center.  We desire to create such a sense of faith in action that, as a community, we will “revolt” against what the world says is success and replace those ideas with thoughts more aligned with Christ.
— Matt Browning


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EPISODE ONE - Matt Browning, Associate VP for Local and Global Engagement at APU & Founder of The Responsible Revolution. Hear the origin story, his heart and vision, and invitation for all those ready to Stop Talking and Start Acting.

 

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EPISODE TWO - Laurelyn Shaw, our former Sr. Program Coordinator for Action Teams - Before her departure, we met with Laurelyn over several cups of coffee and absorbed all of the knowledge and wisdom we possibly could. Tune in to hear LShaw's perspective on the purpose and impact of Action Teams, the future of Short-Term Missions and the Big C Church, her personal testimony of Faith and Leadership, and as only she can do, a genuine exhortation for the Body of Christ.

 

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EPISODE THREE - Ashley Jones, Senior at APU and Student Ministry Coordinator for Local Engagement with CSA - On our first “Issues and Initiatives” podcast, Ashley talks about modern day slavery and what she is doing through a recently launched initiative to mobilize and educate APU students to be modern day abolitionists. Qavah Home Ministry is a Human Trafficking Prevention initiative that provides opportunities for education, intervention, and survivor support.

 

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EPISODE FOUR - Andrew Stallmer is a Senior at APU studying Business Marketing and Biblical Studies. For the past two years, Andrew has worked in CSA as an Operations Assistant and this summer, is leading an Action Team to Kosovo. In the episode we discuss everything from Small Groups to Senegal, Office Pranks to Action Teams, and why not… is Julie more of a Kelly or Dwight? You don’t want to miss it. #GoKosovo… thanks Andrew!

 

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EPISODE 5 - Everette Risley, Sophomore, Biblical Studies Major - Everette was born and raised in Paradise, California. He lost his home of 18 years in the Butte County Fire. In this episode of the Responsible Revolution, Everette shares what it was like to receive news of the fire while he was studying away in South Africa, see his home and community for the first time post-fire, as well as why he is so passionate about going to serve. Check it out and join Everette on Paradise Rise.

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Connor Lott is a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Marketing, with an emphasis in Music Business and Music Production. Through studying marketing and music, ministry and the passion for making disciples was a natural outflow of his life following Jesus. Transferring to APU Spring 2017, he took his year of experience dialoguing with the Latter Day Saint community, and restarted the Utah Action Team over Spring Break, partnering with Standing Together, to engage in interfaith dialogue with students from different universities in Utah. He finds it vital for followers of Jesus to understand what they believe and why, and how to articulate that belief. Most importantly though, communicate those truths with love, gentleness, and respect; not losing sight of who people are because of differing beliefs or theologies, as they are dearly loved by God. Being responsible in this endeavor is important, so Connor believes further equipping within school and church contexts is something that needs to continue to happen. He is hoping to facilitate workshops and trainings, as well as support those already engaging in interfaith dialogue with a wide array of people. If you have any questions, need resources, or simply want to reach out, please don’t hesitate to email connor.m.lott@gmail.com