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The Rob Skinner Podcast: Helping You Make This Life Count

Jun 27, 2022

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Today I’m talking to Jimmy Black (31) from Bowling Green Kentucky.  He and his wife, Katherine, planted a church in Bowling Green, Kentucky that started with 12 people and more than doubled in 14 months.  In this episode Jimmy talks about:

  • How he left his engineering job with Hitachi to plant a new church
  • How he tackled a mountain of school loans to be able to pursue his ministry dreams
  • One question he uses to strengthen disciples weakened by the pandemic
  • How one member’s challenge to “Stop waiting and start being faithful” spurred growth in his church this year
  • His goal that everyone in his church is in a Bible study and how he managed to get a church of 25 members to have 26 active Bible studies with seekers
  • How being faithful is more important than being successful
  • One secret he learned from Phil Knight, the founder of Nike

Interview Questions:

  1. How did you become a Christian?
  2. How did you meet?
  3. What were you doing prior to living in Bowling Green?
  4. Why a mission team to Bowling Green?
  5. I heard you started with 12 members and doubled the first year.  How'd you do that?
  6. What have you done during COVID to keep the church growing?
  7. What are your plans moving forward?
  8. Why should someone consider either going on or leading a mission team?
  9. Any advice for someone who wants to make this life count?