As men, we often face uncharted territory and unfamiliar terrain in our lives. This can manifest itself in any number of ways in our lives – from unexpected circumstances to everyday events that we face. As we seek to grow into the leaders, fathers, friends, and mentors that God has called us to be, we can expect to be barraged with attacks from the enemy. That first step of a journey into the unfamiliar or unknown can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Through UNCHARTED, we are here to equip you with the tools you need to conquer the unexplored. We will look to those who have been there before to provide guidance to help us along the way.
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TREES IN THE FOREST OF LEADERSHIP
This season we're taking on LEADERSHIP. Throughout this series, we interview our very own Mission Hills Elders on various leadership topics. We believe that God created men to honor him and extend his influence in the world through their work, relationships, and recreation. Throughout the conversations in this season, we will seek to answer the following questions:
- What does Scripture tell us about these areas?
- Where have you personally had to grow in these areas?
- How can men lean into this calling in each of these areas?
We’re proud to give you our last episode in our series, “Trees in the Forest of Leadership.” Today we have Joe Redman, an oil and gas executive. Listen in as he and Neil unpack how we can lead through self-improvement. We really hope that these “trees” we’ve picked out for you are helpful in your everyday life, enjoy!
Welcome back to our ninth episode in our series, ‘Trees in the Forest of Leadership’. Today, we have Tim Moehlenpah. Tim, who is a father and grandfather, shares how we can lead our kids well. Listen in as he and Neil discuss consistency with your family, the power of an apology, the challenges that arise from raising teens, and so much more!
Welcome back to another episode in our series, ‘Trees in the Forest of Leadership.’ Today we have Travis Ewert, high-tech executive, husband, and father of four. Listen in as he and Neil dive into what it looks like to serve your bride and your family.
Welcome back to the Uncharted podcast here at Mission Hills Church. Today we’re joined by Mark Gouin, Wells Fargo executive, and 30-year Mission Hills member. Listen in as Neil and Mark explore how to lead without a title as we continue in our series, ‘Trees in the Forest of Leadership.’
Welcome back to our sixth episode in our series, “Trees in the Forest of Leadership. Today, we have Jeff Oraker. Jeff is a lawyer and Mission Hills Church elder. Listen in as he and Neil share ideas on leading in your neighborhood and what that can look like in everyday practice.
Welcome back to Uncharted for our fifth episode in our series, “Trees in the Forest of Leadership” with Neil Eukel. Today we have John Bastian, CFO of Youth for Christ International and Mission Hills elder. Listen in as John and Neil explore best practices for leading on a team and what it looks like to lead from within.
Dave Hunt, Mission Hills counselor, and elder, shares about the importance of self-care and soul-care in the next episode in our series, “Trees in the Forest of Leadership” with Pastor Neil Eukel. To be effective leaders, we need to refuel ourselves and find rest for our souls. Listen in today as Dave and Neil reflect on techniques we can all use to care for our souls, and those of our loved ones surrounding us.
Today on Uncharted we have an incredible guest. McCory James, the owner of Elevate Photography and Mission Hills elder, talks about the importance of team building as we continue our series of Uncharted called “Trees in the Forest of Leadership” with our own Neil Eukel.
Welcome to our second episode in our new series, “Trees in the Forest of Leadership.” Today we have Mike Reagor, a Mission Hills Church elder, avid fly fisherman and mountain biker extraordinaire. Listen in as he dives into the power of rest, recreation and exercise with Neil.
Welcome to the first episode in our new series, Trees in the Forest of Leadership. Today we have Andy Limes, CEO of SDR Ventures, an elder here at Mission Hills Church. Listen in today as he dives into “How to Lead When You Have a Title”. You don’t want to miss Neil and Andy unpack how servant leadership while focusing on how connecting and collaboration are keys to developing into a great leader.
TRUE OR FALSE :: UNCOVERING THE GOSPEL IN GALATIANS
Join us this season for a modern approach to studying a book in the New Testament. We didn't want this digital/podcast Bible Study to re-hash ideas you've heard before, but instead, we wanted you to be able to walk away with real, applicable steps to take and tools to use in your life. Each week we have a guest on to help us break down part of a chapter in the book of Galatians.
Welcome back to our final episode of True or False, Uncovering the Gospel in Galatians. Today we will be going through Chapter 6 and honing in on Paul’s final message and words to the Galatians. Today, we sit down with our very own Matt Winter to explore the power of spiritual restoration discussed throughout this final chapter. We hope you enjoyed this series!
In this episode of Uncharted, Mission Hills life group leader Hugh White and host Neil Eukel unpack Galatians 5 in our series, “True or False: Uncovering the Gospel in Galatians.” Hugh and Neil explore how we can walk in the balance between legalism and self-indulgence.
We are so excited to be closing out Chapter 4 in Galatians today with Justin Adams. Listen in as Neil and Justin discuss Paul’s letter to Galatia. This chapter starts off with Paul stating that the Lord did not make us like the other elements on the Earth. He made us as His sons and daughters. In fact, we call Him Abba, which means Father, just as Jesus used to call Him. You don’t want to miss this one!
In this episode of Uncharted, Mission Hills staff member Mike Gerrells and host, Neil Eukel, share the importance of getting to know our good Father while exploring Galatians 4:1-7 in our series, “True or False: Uncovering the Gospel in Galatians.”
Welcome back to Uncharted as we close out Chapter 3 in our Galatians Series, True or False. Today, we have our very own Zak Flowers on the podcast to discuss what Paul is writing about at the end of the chapter here. Zak is a current Denver Seminary student, also working in our Middle School Ministry department here at Mission Hills, who loves studying the Word, and has some wonderful insight on this passage of scripture. Listen in today as Zak and Neil break down what the Law and the Promise look like as well as an encouraging word to the Children of God, as we close out this chapter. You won’t want to miss this!
Welcome back to Uncharted as we dive into Chapter 3 in our Galatians Series, True or False. We’re really excited, today, we have Scott Wenig on the podcast. Scott and Neil know each other from Neil’s days at Denver Seminary and we can’t wait to bring you their conversation here. Listen in as Scott and Neil discuss what it means that Jesus “paid it in full” as well as other fundamental truths that Christians hold fast to. You don’t want to miss this one!
Welcome back to Uncharted as we wrap up Chapter 2 in our Galatians Series, True or False. Today on the podcast we have an old friend of Mission Hills Church on, Blake Burget, to discuss the back half of this chapter with Neil. Blake is the Teaching Pastor at Redemption Hills Church here in Littleton, Colorado who is an incredible student of the Word, he’s got some great stuff for you today. Listen in today as the guys talk compare faith to works of the law and everything in between.
Welcome back to our third episode in our series ‘True or False, uncovering the Gospel in Galatians.’ In this episode, Mission Hills Counseling Pastor Jerry Jones and host Neil Eukel remind us that God cares about our faith rather than our performance. Jerry walks us through how many of us have added our own expectations to the Gospel, and he also gives us great insight into how we can practice relationship over practicing religion.
Welcome back to our second episode in our new series True or False, uncovering the Gospel in Galatians. In this episode, Mission Hills member and father of three Tyler Holden and host Neil Eukel explore how to guard against false doctrine by diving deeper into the truth of scripture. Using Galatians 1:11-24 as a jumping off point, we review how Paul quickly and decisively asserts the truth of the Gospel, using his compelling conversion story and pointing back to the consistent truth of scripture. As Tyler says, “Satan’s greatest tool is deception,” and he walks us through how to seek out the truth in scripture by asking critical questions and investigating the context and deeper meaning of passages.
Welcome back to Uncharted as we kick off our new series, True or False, uncovering the Gospel in Galatians. This series is focused on showing men how to study their Bible. Imagine you’re at a coffee shop with a few buddies, or a mentor, and you’re working through how the passages you just read, relate to you; and that’s what we hope this is. Today we’re joined by Craig Smith, our lead pastor here at Mission Hills Church, as we pour into Galatians 1:1-10. Craig and Neil brake down the background of the book as well as kick off our series with some excitement! Make sure you don’t miss this one.
In this season we focus on Male, Christian Athletes and how we have walked the path of finding our identity in being a son of Jesus Christ while the world has told us to find it in our skills as an athlete.
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Today marks the final episode in our Identity Series here on Uncharted. We hope that you have taken away some helpful navigational tools for your journey with Christ through this series. Today, we sit down with Kip Nanninga. Kip has had an incredible journey from someone whose entire identity was wrapped up in a sport that he played, a passion of his, to someone whose life is devoted to full-time ministry. Kip is a wonderful father, husband, mentor, disciple’r, and from the stories, we’ve heard here, quite the basketball player. Listen in as today as Neil and Kip discuss growing in your faith, choosing the correct paths along your journey, and the sweet sound of your Father’s voice as He calls you home.
Welcome back, Uncharted listeners, to Episode 10 in our Identity Series. Today, we have an old friend of Tyler’s on the podcast, Patrick Cone. Patrick is a former collegiate football player at Stetson University in Florida. Patrick now works our in Missouri at the Kanakuk Camps and is a strong follower of our Father. Patrick has an incredible walk with the lord and we can’t wait to bring you this conversation between him and Tyler. Listen in today as the guys discuss what it looks like to own your faith, the developments he’s had in his life and his faith journey and just what it truly means to lean into the Father through the toughest times.
We’re glad to have you back for another episode in our Identity series here on Uncharted. Today, we have a really amazing guest. This man embodies what it looks like to be a warrior in his sport as well as someone who puts on the Battle Armor of God every day. Dave Hippensteel is a Cross Fit Games Champion (60+ ’16, ’17, ’18) as well as a loving husband and father. Listen in today as Neil and Dave talk about what it looks like to train and be prepared for where the Lord calls you, keeping your mind and body ready as well as just a really cool look into the life of a true Man of God. You don’t want to miss this one. And if you’re looking for another fun episode, his daughter (Heather Hippensteel) is on our Women’s Podcast, Anchor + Waves this week for their Identity series.
We’re glad to have you back for another episode of our Identity series here on Uncharted. Today we have an awesome friend of the show on to talk about stepping into fatherhood, leading in your community, and what it’s like to hang up your spikes. Colton Duffy is a Colorado State University graduate down in the Denver area whom Colin played ball with for his last year in college. Colton has an amazing perspective on what it looks like to own your faith while leading by example. Tune in this week as we walk through what it looks like to be a strongly rooted man of faith.
Welcome to another episode in our Identity series here on Uncharted. Today we have a very special guest, our very own Marriage Pastor from Mission Hills, Will Cunningham. Will is a true modern-day renaissance man in every sense. He is a gifted storyteller, a well-read Christian student, a loving father, grandfather, and husband as well as a brilliant camp counselor, among many other things. Listen in today as Tyler and Neil dive into Will’s upbringing in the Ozarks, his love for the great outdoors, and his unique perspective on mentorship and discipleship.
Welcome back for another inspiring episode of Uncharted. We continue our identity series with Brad Thoms. Brad grew up in Estes Park, Colorado and found his love of the outdoors through month-long summer camps as a kid. Today, he and his wife work with college students as outdoor guides in backpacking and rock climbing through Cru, a ministry for college students.
In this episode you will learn the importance of mentorship and the impact it has at all stages of life. Brad shares his passion of sharing the gospel in unconventional ways through rock climbing and backpacking.
We’re glad to have you back today for a great episode of Uncharted as we continue with our Identity series. Today we have a life-long Mission Hills member, Ryan McSparran, who is an “outdoorsman” in every sense of the word. Ryan owns his own marketing company where he comes alongside Outfitters and elevates their digital platform. With an interesting perspective on how the natural and digital worlds meet, and what they mean to us as Christ-followers, Ryan walks us through a multitude of interesting topics. Listen in as Neil and Ryan talk about everything from stepping out on faith to being first-time dads.
Welcome back to our 4th episode of Identity here on Uncharted. Today we have a great guest, AJ Dudek. AJ is a midwest soul who spent a lot of time in Colorado exploring his faith, solidifying his love for Jesus, and trying to drain the rivers of all their fish. AJ has a wonderful perspective on discipleship and mentoring and we hope that you are both encouraged and impassioned to not only get outdoors and fall in love with God’s creation but also to crack your Bibles and fall in love with His Word. Tune in and get ready to take notes, AJ drops wisdom like it’s his job (which it kind of is).
Welcome back as we continue our Identity series here on Uncharted. This series is all about how people have experienced sports, recreational activities, or the outdoors in a significant way and how it’s played a role in their faith and identity. We’re really excited as today, we sat down with a good friend of the Men’s Ministry here, Mike Petrelli. Mike currently splits time between being a husband, a father, and serving at Mission Hills Church on top of his full-time position of running the marketing department at The Club at Ravenna. Mike does an amazing job of walking us through what it was like transitioning from a life of baseball to a life devoted to Christ and the realizations he had along the way that lead him to where he is today. You don’t want to miss this one.
Welcome to the second episode of our Identity series here on Uncharted. This series is all about how people have experienced sports, recreational activities, or the outdoors in a significant way and how it’s played a role in their faith and identity. Today, we sat down with Guy Beesley. Guy is a Colorado native with a unique perspective on team sports, mentorship, the great outdoors and what goes into leadership. Listen in today as we talk about picking up hunting later in life, plugging into Church, baseball in Holland and a myriad of other topics that you for sure don’t want to miss.
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