The Listening Chair

Episode 23: The One Event Episodes: Michelle, Megan, Taylor, & Russ

February 16, 2019

At The One Event in Salina, KS we invited anyone and everyone to get cozy in the Listening Chair podcast and discuss questions from the Five Cups of Coffee created by Rev. Ashlee Alley Crawford.

We interviewed 30 teens and adults over how they hear God, what talents they feel God gave them, and how they use these talents to serve others, and man, did we enter some holy ground!

We were surprised at how quickly folks we just met got real and deep with us.

In this episode, you will hear from the following world-changers: the event’s keynote, Rev. Michelle Manuel from the Woodlands Loft church in Texas, Megan Briggs who is studying to be a social worker in hospitals with kids who are clinically ill, Taylor Wood who serves in the aerospace industry and Russ Plock who is an artistic handyman.

May their stories help you find comfort, courage, or clarity in your vocational journey.

The Listening Chair is an outlet of the Institute for Discipleship (IFD).

This episode is sponsored by the Summit Youth Academy - a week for high school juniors and seniors to explore their faith, learn Wesleyan theology, and connect with other youth.


Amp It Up! Worship Band Camp - Where for or five life-changing days, high school students will be mentored and taught by local worship leaders and will have the opportunity to perform with other Christian bands, artists, and high school and college worship leaders.


Southwestern College - a private liberal arts college, founded in 1885 by Methodists in south central Kansas. Today its Winfield campus is the residential hub that guides students to lives of meaning and service, with well-rounded academic and extra-curricular offerings attracting traditional-aged students from throughout the nation and world. Southwestern College Professional Studies provides options for online students in any location and has been named a top provider for persons serving in the military. The college continues to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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