Joy Byers on Using Technology for Discipleship, Unity and Diversity, and Dispelling Differences
Episode 007: It’s time we started having those uncomfortable conversations around race as a Church, isn’t it? Be prepared because episode seven of The Change Makers Podcast is a really honest conversation where Ellen and Joy Byers, the Discipleship Pastor at The Peoples Church in Toronto, discuss race and the need to break down old ways of thinking, especially around diversity, so that we can find new unity. They also discuss the benefits of technology and systems as tools for discipleship and our need for diversity in the Church and in our lives.
About Joy Byers: A Montreal native, Joy found her way into the loving arms of Jesus much later in life. Joy is Mom in a blended family with four grandbabies and “Mama Bear” to many others that God has placed in her path. Joy loves using words and sounds to create and produce music and to encourage others. Joy is Discipleship Pastor at The Peoples Church in Toronto and is passionate about equipping the body to handle the Word of God.
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Resources mentioned in this podcast:
- One: Unity in a Divided World by Deidre Riggs
- HubSpot CRM
- Permission to Speak Freely – Anne Marie Miller
- The Myth of Certainty – Dr. Daniel Taylor
- Messy Spirituality – Michael Yaconelli
- Dangerous Wonder – Michael Yaconelli
[bctt tweet=”“It’s good to have a system. It’s not useful if you don’t use it.” – Joy Byers”] [bctt tweet=”“If my circle of friends all look like me or are all Christians, I have a problem. The tapestry of God’s kingdom is not single gender, is not single ethnicity, is not a single age.” – Joy Byers”] [bctt tweet=”“To be relevant we need to stay with relevant things. It doesn’t mean that we compromise the gospel in any way. What it does mean is that we are given tools to help us advance the gospel.””]