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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 32: Adam & Becca Stanley – Blueprint58

Blueprint58 exists to empower youth to grow into community leaders through mutually transformational relationships. Their vision: A restored SouthWest Atlanta where youth are empowered to grow into community leaders. Their approach: Deeply rooted in Isaiah 58:12, we believe that communities can be restored through building mutually transformative relationships. This approach keeps the individuals that make up the community at the center of what we do. Through spending time, sharing laughs, and engaging culture, we open up ourselves to other opportunities to partner with and empower the community we are now active members of.

Adam and Rebecca Stanley started Blueprint58 to connect neighbors and friends and broaden horizons on both sides of the relationship. Through sports programs, a young mother’s support group, community building events, and mentoring relationships, we strive to build future leaders from within. We firmly believe mutually transforming relationships will be the thing that changes the world. Crossing boundaries of race and class and history and culture will create a more beautiful tomorrow for each and every one of us.

You can find out more about Blueprint58 below:
Website: blueprint58.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Blueprint58/
Twitter: twitter.com/Blueprint_58
Instagram: www.instagram.com/blueprint58atl/

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 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/

NEW EPISODES EVERY THURSDAY

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”

Episode 19: Whitley Dykes, Dumps Like A Truck

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 8: Wren Aaron

We had the honor of sitting down with the one and only Wren Aaron. Wren is the campus pastor for the Church of the Highlands, Auburn Campus. Before taking on the role of campus pastor, Wren was instrumental in helping get the college ministry launched.