Episode 215

NAMB Evangelism Training, Gloria Gaynor & Motorcycle Sabbatical

Oct 31, 2022

When Chaplain Cathy Tisher’s flight was canceled just minutes before takeoff, she didn’t hesitate. She invited her older sister, who is battling terminal cancer, to jump with her into Cathy’s 2020 Toyota Sienna and drive 1,000 miles from Oklahoma City to Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Gloria Gaynor recalls the heyday of her iconic Grammy-winning disco hit “I Will Survive” when the Lord reined her in. And, when NOBTS evangelism professor Jeff Farmer discovered he could stay in the homes of other bike enthusiasts during his 16,400 mile “motorcycle sabbatical,” it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

Transcript

When Chaplain Cathy Tisher’s flight was canceled just minutes before takeoff, she didn’t hesitate. She invited her older sister, who is battling terminal cancer, to jump with her into Cathy’s 2020 Toyota Sienna and drive 1,000 miles from Oklahoma City to Ridgecrest, North Carolina.

The health care chaplain said she did not want to miss the chaplaincy event provided by the North American Mission Board (NAMB).

NAMB is the endorsing agency for the Southern Baptist Convention. Endorsement by a recognized denomination is a requirement for most chaplains. About 1,500 Southern Baptist chaplains serve U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and the newly organized Space Force community worldwide. Others serve in law enforcement, health care, corporations, correctional facilities and community entities.
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Gloria Gaynor recalls the heyday of her iconic Grammy-winning disco hit “I Will Survive” when the Lord reined her in.

She recalls the day in 1984 when He began specifically working to reshape the path of her life. Gaynor spent a year’s sabbatical in 1988 discerning God’s call on her life.

On Nov. 1, Pure Flix will release the inspirational Christmas movie, “The Thursday Night Club,” featuring Gaynor as a physician and encouraging good deeds particularly among young adults.
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When NOBTS evangelism professor Jeff Farmer discovered he could stay in the homes of other bike enthusiasts during his 16,400 mile “motorcycle sabbatical,” it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

Farmer booked his stays through a website where bikers and bike enthusiasts open their homes to traveling bikers.

Farmer had originally intended to spend most nights during his 46-state road trip camping out, staying with friends or family, or in churches on his sabbatical journey to research growing churches.

He says conversations about faith came up naturally as Farmer answered questions about his Indian Chieftain motorcycle, where he had traveled, and why he was visiting churches.

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