“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.”
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
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.
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.
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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.”
Dr. Carol Archer is the originator of the Culture Bump theory and methodology. She’s an international trainer and coach, based in Houston, TX.
She first started working with the Culture Bump theory in October of 1978 and has since trained people in various fields, such as international business, religion, education, and medicine to use the approach in their work and lives. With a Doctorate in Education, she spent over 30 years as a teacher of cross-cultural communication and ESL with the University of Houston’s Language & Culture Center and as a professor of ESL strategies and second language acquisition theories at the University of St. Thomas.
She is the author of Living with Strangers in the U.S.A: Communicating Beyond Culture published in 1990 and the multimedia training courses the Toolkit for Culture and Communication in 2004. In addition to teaching and research, she has worked with companies like AT&T, Pecten/Shell Oil, Exxon, and the World Trade Association to train over 1,000 businessmen and women from the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the USA using the Culture Bump Approach. Additionally, Dr. Archer developed cultural orientation for refugees for the State of Texas and served as a cross-cultural consultant for the PBS series, “Images of America.” Currently, she serves as a consultant to Auburn University’s Program for Cultural Insight. She speaks Spanish and studied Arabic and French. She enjoys her extended family, gardening, and playing the piano.
Book Link: www.amazon.com/Living-strangers-USA-Communicating-Learning-ebook/dp/B00SUMOAE2
The genesis of the culture bump theory and steps occurred to Dr. Carol Mae Archer in 1978 as a response to her grappling with her difficulties living in Algeria the previous year. Thus, the eight steps of Culture Bump and its basic foundation were born. Over the past 40 years, Culture Bump has grown in understanding of that initial insight as many people have contributed and developed it.
We sit down with Dr. Carol Archer and Dr. Stacey Nickson to discuss Culture Bump, where it has been and where it is headed.
To learn more about Culture Bump visit their website https://culturebump.com
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.
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.