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New episodes air every Tuesday. Wholly Equipped is a Christian podcast for new and seasoned believers alike who are hungry to learn more about Jesus. Through casual talks, Bible teachings and interviews with leaders, teachers and sharers of their story, we will learn and grow to become disciples of Christ, that is, wholly equipped followers of Jesus! I am Melina Heavener, a former school teacher turned pastor wanna-be and current seminary student who writes and teaches on all things Jesus. I ...
 
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We often leave the sharing of Jesus to our pastors, missionaries or evangelists. But did you know that we are all called to spread the Gospel. Meaning we are all called to share Jesus. But I know it seems intimidating, especially with some of the not so effective ways we've seen it done on street corners and scare tactics. But take heart! There are…
 
Ever find yourself asking that? If you are frustrated, let me tell you, you need to lean into that! This is a follow up to Episode 18's topic but I just get more personal and let you in more on this my own experience with this frustration and the steps and processing I did in my journal time to get more clarity with the decisions I am making! I sha…
 
Have you been asking God for an answer or direction in something but it feels like He isn't responding? Sometimes our stubbornness, pride and/or fear gets in the way. But God has a way of bringing us into seasons that remind us of His faithfulness. In this episode, I share about my current season of a few decisions I am making that don't make sense…
 
There are so many questions surrounding the desires of our heart. Are they good? Are they bad? Are they of God or not? How do we know? Or better yet, when we do know a certain desire to be a promise from God, yet we remain in waiting. In this interview episode, I have a very special guest and author, Ophelia Lorraine, to help us navigate these them…
 
We fall into this online world where comparison crosses the line from aspiration to negativity. Comparison can be good in that it can show us what is possible, or give us goals to aspire to. And above that, comparing ourselves to Jesus on the regular keeps us in check to be sure we are still in strive to be as Christ-like as we can be as sinners of…
 
Just in case you weren't paying attention to the Easter message this Sunday. I know that there are seasons where hearing the Easter message feels like just another Easter message. It is like the seasons in our life where we may miss connecting with the Word of God. Well, here is a message for you to encourage you with 3 reminders all seasoned Chris…
 
As we grow in our walk with Jesus, we go through different seasons that require that our relationship with Him changes too. We ultimately learn how to have a stronger relationship with the one who is the relationship we will have with no one else, yet it will teach us how to have relationships with others! As we grow in Him, we will see how he will…
 
Have you ever felt like the odds are stacked against you? Or that there is no way you are getting out of what you are going through? Resilience is the ability to bounce back and it is possible. With Christ all things are possible! In this special interview episode, we hear from a fellow podcaster of God, Coffee & Resilience, Rashadah Jordan, on how…
 
When in your life have you felt like you just didn’t want to be doing what you are doing anymore? Or that you just don’t have the strength to keep doing what it is you are doing? You know, being Christians, we are often looked at as if we are strong and have it together and can do no wrong and nothing bad will happen to us. Oh if only the secular w…
 
I have asked this question myself so many times. In fact I still do. I often wonder why did I go through what I went through? That's great that I grew and I am better for it. But what am I supposed to do with that? There is no way I went through that stuff only to keep it to myself and just pat myself on the back for getting through it. There has t…
 
In this milestone episode, (10 episodes wow!) I decided I'd take some time to practice what I preach in sharing out story by sharing my own. In my journey through divorce, abuse and addiction, I share how Jesus transformed and healed me. I think you'll feel a lot closer to knowing me after listening to this one and I hope it inspires you to want to…
 
Have you ever been so caught up in something that it caused you to miss the details? A single line in scripture that I typically never notice had me thinking about the things we pass by. There are details we don't want to miss because they may have an impact on our heart and life! Sometimes we can't help it, but in this episode I go over some ways …
 
There is so much more that we are capable of! You can do all things through Christ, the power that rose Christ from the dead resides in you, and today I go over another affirmation in case you need more encouragement. Find Show Notes Here! Leave iTunes Review If you enjoyed this episode and are excited about what's to come or if you have topic idea…
 
There are many things that might hold us back from sharing our story and putting ourselves out there. It might be fear of judgement, fear of failure, shame, guilt or even just knowing how much or how little to share and when. In this teaching episode, I talk about a story in the Bible between Peter, a disciple of Jesus, and Jesus that looks at how …
 
What does the Year of the Lord's Favor mean? Is this the year we finally get that house, or job offer, or get that bonus? It might be. But the favor that God is giving us looks a bit different than what we might think. In this episode, we talk about the way that God favors us and what it means. When we accept that favor and walk in our faith with i…
 
There are very common, probing/nosy questions we all get asked in our lives that often leave us scared or ashamed to answer them. But these are opportunities to grow in confidence in sharing our story while pointing people to Christ! I've been asked, "So what do you do?" and "When are you going to have a baby?"...yeah those types of questions. But,…
 
As believers, we were all new to the Bible at some point in our faith journey. Chances are we will also come into times where we will get to help new believers take their next steps after they said "yes" to Jesus. In this interview episode, I have a conversation with my very first guest, who happens to also be my sister and best friend! As she is n…
 
God is always faithful to His promises and wants to give us new blessings. But we have certain blocks that keep us from receiving His blessing sometimes. This can affect how we behave and speak as well. In this Teaching episode, we will look at how our perception of "new" is different than how God perceives "new". When we understand both perception…
 
Do you ever feel like maybe you missed your calling? Or maybe you got it wrong and have been on the wrong path all along? In this conversational, talk-style episode, it is just me talking to you! I share a little bit about my story that I hope resonates with and encourages you if you ever found yourself thinking you might have mistaken your calling…
 
The Wholly Equipped Podcast has officially launched! This first episode is an introduction to the why behind the podcast and how it came about. Learn about the mission to make disciples who make disciples! What is a disciple? Well, a disciple for Christ is a follower of Jesus. If you are a Christian, that is you! This episode covers the calling on …
 
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