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Tara Beth Leach: Awakened, Counter-Cultural and Hopeful

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Tara Beth Leach is the Senior Pastor of The First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (also known as “Paz Naz”). She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). She is also the author of the forthcoming InterVarsity Press book, Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry (2017) and a Beacon Hill Press book, Kingdom Culture (2017).

What We Explore in this Episode:

  • Pastor Tara Beth’s Profound Encounter with Christ (3:32)
  • The Need for Imagination in the Church (11:37)
  • Living a Missional and Counter-Cultural Life (14:17)
  • Nurturing a Child-like Faith (22:41)
  • The Story Behind Tara Beth Leach’s New Book, Emboldened (24:39)
  • Deciding to Not Wear Bitterness as a Banner (37:22)

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  1. Sharon Soper on August 23, 2017 at 5:11 AM

    Thank you so much for this podcast and so true that my pastor is authentic and vulnerable, inspiring me each week with a spirit-filled prophetic voice. So blessed, so caring and reflects her love for Jesus so well.

  2. Jubilee on August 23, 2017 at 5:23 AM

    transparent and visible. honest and vulnerable. graceful and radical. relatable and emboldened. learned and teachable. So in love with our Jesus and empowered with His Holy Spirit. Glory to God in the Highest… He is worthy of all of our praise!!

    I enjoyed hearing how you fell in love with Jesus while reading the book of Luke in your Bible. Similarly, I fell in love with Jesus while reading John.

    I also resonated with your hearts prayer for your children. My hearts prayer for others, including my own daughter is to be faithful to God, to Love Him with all heart, mind, soul and strength.

    New Life in Christ
    …Ephesians 4:30-32And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.…

  3. Jack Heppner on August 23, 2017 at 6:24 PM

    A great interview. I want to encourage Tara to keep going. Yes, we need all hands on deck including the women in our midst. Keep serving Jesus!

    • Sharon Soper on August 25, 2017 at 1:53 AM

      To date, this is my favorite interview giving a fuller version of pastor Tara Beth Leach’s spiritual journey in real life context. You hear the voice of humility and honesty and most importantly how one who has received God’s Spirit and annointing can be
      motivated to live a sacrificial life of love and devotion to King Jesus. This is the REAL THING! It is the hardest most inspiring way we can live each day. Thank you Josh for your discerning questions and comments while directing this interview. Blessings for many more like this! You are connecting audiences to hear God’s Word!

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