leadership

LL35: Pastor Dino Rizzo

“Serving people is not just something we want to do; it’s something we need to do. People discover personal healing through helping others.” – Dino Rizzo

Dino Rizzo serves on the Executive Team and is the Outreach and Missions Pastor at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL. In these roles, Dino teaches in some weekend worship services throughout the year with a special emphasis on leading the church to recognize and meet needs in the community. Dino also serves as the Executive Director of ARC – the Association of Related Churches, located at the Billy Hornsby Center for Church Planting in Birmingham, AL.

From Church of the Highlands: “In 2000, Dino co-founded the Association of Related Churches (ARC), a growing group of churches devoted to launching, connecting, and equipping churches and pastors—with the ultimate vision of seeing a life-giving church in every community in the world. Dino serves as the Executive Director for ARC, which has now launched hundreds of life-giving local churches, and is poised to train, equip, and resource many more couples to launch churches in the coming years. In his role at ARC, Dino leads the National Serve Day initiative, encouraging ARC churches to serve their communities on a specific, designated day—hoping and praying that serving will become part of every church’s DNA. He is also highly visible as host and emcee at ARC’s conferences that bring thousands of pastors and leaders together annually. Additionally, he serves as a keynote speaker and is involved in planning the conference App workshops. For years, Dino has talked and walked out God’s call to His people to serve others. In 2009, he released the best-selling book Servolution: Starting a Church Revolution Through Serving, which has sold thousands of copies. The book’s success launched a movement of more than 700 churches throughout the world that participate in Servolution in their own communities, including Lakewood Church (Houston, Texas), Life.Church, Camina De Vida (Lima, Peru), Life Church (Manurew, New Zealand) and Assembly of God (Gdansk, Poland). With Servolution, Dino sounds a mass call to churches that serving is not about an event, but rather, infusing a “serving” culture into their DNA.”

Website: https://www.dinorizzo.com

ARC: https://www.arcchurches.com

Servolution (book): https://www.amazon.com/Dino-Rizzo/e/B002D1CZJ8/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Serve Day: https://serveday.com

Serve Your City (book): https://www.arcchurches.com/equip/serve-city-book

Church of the Highlands: https://churchofthehighlands.com

Episode 33: Edward W. Neufville, III – Olympic Runner, Immigration Lawyer

Edward Neufville is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC. Born in Liberia, he moved to the US in December 1990 at the age of 14 to escape the civil war that started there. He was a Division 1 track and field runner at UNC Chapel Hill, has held US records in the 400m hurdles and represented Liberia in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as a relay team member. As you listen, you’ll notice a slight stutter, and this along with being an immigrant to this great country is what makes his story so compelling. Never give up!

The law office is a full-service United States Immigration and Nationality law firm and they are committed to their clients and their community. Their firm has the reputation of taking challenging cases and producing positive results on behalf of their clients. In most cases, the stakes are extremely high and the lives and livelihood of the firm’s clients depend on the outcome of their cases. Their firm’s goal is simple. They provide excellent and competent legal services to corporate and individual clients on their immigration or international matters.

In addition to the firm’s immigration practice, they serve individuals and U.S. businesses, especially in matters relating to Sub-Saharan Africa, by providing general consultancies, and advice on the intersection of United States domestic law and international law or foreign law. With an expansive understanding of American and African legal and socio-cultural affairs, the office effectively provides solutions to concerns arising from the convergence of African and the Western legal policies.

Episode 31: Dr. Stacey Nixon

Dr. Stacey Nickson, Director of Auburn’s Center for Educational Outreach & Engagement began partnering with Culture Bump in 2012. She serves as the Product Director and University Partnership Director for Culture Bump. She created and administers the Auburn University Cultural Insight Program as a home for research, training and product development using the Culture Bump Approach. As such, she presents workshops and seminars locally, nationally and internationally to train educational leaders from varied disciplines in cross-cultural communication. As a Fulbright Specialist and president of the Alabama Fulbright Association, she continues to work with the theory in the international arena. She and Dr. Archer have collaborated on publications including “The Impact of Culture Bump and technology on creating effective diversity leadership”, “Culture Bump: An Instructional Process for Cultural Insight;” and “The Role of Culture Bump in Developing Intercultural Communication Competency and Internationalizing Psychology.”

Episode 28 – #TBT to Episode 19 with Whitley Dykes

Dumps Like A Truck is a food truck with a cause. Authentic Chinese Dumpling Truck that helps educate and put shoes on the feet of children living & scavenging for survival in third-world trash dumps.

We sit down with Whitley Dykes to talk about life, family, faith, and reasons why he and his wife started Dumps Like A Truck. It’s a longer episode that normal….and one you won’t want to miss a minute of. It was good for our soul to sit down with Whitley and I know his story and his mission will impact you as well.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dumpslikeatruck_foodtruck/
FB: www.facebook.com/FoodTruckWithACause/

Episode 27 – #TBT to Episode 18 with Ron Anders

We sit down with Ron Anders to discuss Anders Bookstore, being the mic man at Auburn University, former president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, mayor pro tem for the City of Auburn, city council member for Ward 2, and now mayoral candidate.

Episode 26 – #TBT to Episode 8 with Wren Aaron

Welcome to a Special September #TBT episode where we revisit some of our favorite episodes from the last season. On this episode, we revisit Episode 8 to hear from Wren Aaron of Church of the Highlands, Auburn, AL.

Episode 25 – #TBT to Episode 3 with Cris & Mikey Goode

Welcome to a Special September #TBT episode where we revisit some of our favorite episodes from the last season. On this episode, we revisit Episode 3 to hear from Cris & Mikey Goode of Recipes That Crock.

Website: www.recipesthatcrock.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RecipesThatCrock
Twitter: twitter.com/crisgoode
Instagram: instagram.com/recipesthatcrock
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/sixstringonfire
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/recipescrock

Episode 23: Bonus Episode – Jeff Whitaker

BONUS EPISODE with Jeff Whitaker. Former Auburn defensive tackle Jeff Whitaker is familiar with adversity. From living in poverty as a child to his mom dying of cancer when he was 13 years old, Jeff shares how football and the people around him helped lift up his hope for life.

With a new lease on life and a full time recruiting gig under Coach Gus Malzahn, Jeff talks about his plans for the future, lessons learned from the past, and how living out your passion can lead to truly living out your purpose.

Twitter: twitter.com/realjeffwhit
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jeffreywhitakerjr/

NEW EPISODES EVERY THURSDAY

Episode 22: Jeff Whitaker – Auburn, AL

Former Auburn defensive tackle Jeff Whitaker is familiar with adversity. From living in poverty as a child to his mom dying of cancer when he was 13 years old, Jeff shares how football and the people around him helped lift up his hope for life.

With a new lease on life and a full time recruiting gig under Coach Gus Malzahn, Jeff talks about his plans for the future, lessons learned from the past, and how living out your passion can lead to truly living out your purpose.

Twitter: twitter.com/realjeffwhit
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jeffreywhitakerjr/

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Episode 20: Brandon Isbell – Church of The Highlands (Opelika Campus)

We sit down with Brandon Isbell, Campus Pastor of Church of the Highlands, Opelika Campus, to discuss life, family, ministry, passions, and leadership.

“Your most important ministry is your roof”