Abundance Podcast

Abundance is the news and information podcast of Abundant Life, focusing on the Christian life and the ministry of the church. It is hosted by Roy Harryman, pastor of communications, rharryman@abundantlifewired.com.

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What's next for our new facility plans?

We had a great groundbreaking day Oct. 13. Maybe you even turned a shovel! But what’s next? In our latest podcast, Pastor Phil explains what to expect in the weeks and months that are ahead. He also clarifies some details regarding the scope of the facility and plans for our existing buildings. Hosted by Roy Harryman.


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Posted by Roy Harryman at Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Warriors: Ordinary people, extraordinary lives

In our latest podcast, Pastor Phil Hopper shares about our upcoming series called "Warriors: Ordinary People. Extraordinary Lives." Focusing on what the Bible calls David's Mighty Men in 2 Samuel 23, we'll learn practical truths that help us win the battles we face in our lives. 

 
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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, August 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil: "What happened in our marriage series?"

We talked about love, respect, sex, forgiveness and more. But what was the end result of our  six-week marriage series? Pastor Phil shares about how the Abundant Life family and our guests responded to the message.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 0 comments

Q&A with Pastor Phil on the Pleasant Lea Campus

We're counting down the days until the kickoff of our Pleasant Lea Campus on Aug. 18. But who is it for? Who is headed there and why? What needs remain to be met? Pastor Phil answers all of these questions and explains how this initiative will help more people to find Christ and a loving church home. Hosted by Roy Harryman. Contact Pastor Bill Gibbs to learn more about the Pleasant Lea launch at bgibbs@abundantlifewired.com.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on the Court's Gay Marriage Rulings

In our Abundance Podcast, Pastor Phil Hopper addresses the implications of the Supreme Court's July 26 rulings related to same-sex marriage. Hosted by Roy Harryman.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 0 comments

Lighting the Night in Romania

Pastor Pat Koontz and a team from Abundant Life shared the light of Christ by practically supporting the work of a ministry to orphans and delivering supplies to this under-resourced ministry. Learn how the team made a difference and about the challenges faced by Romanian orphans. Hosted by Roy Harryman.


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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, May 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on an Off-Site Simulcast

In this edition of our Abundance Podcast, Pastor Phil Hopper talks about plans for a new, off-site simulcast. Learn why we're doing it, who it's for and how it will make a difference in our church and community. Hosted by Roy Harryman.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil: Be Revolutionary in 2013

In this edition of our Abundance Podcast, Pastor Phil Hopper updates us on what's next for The Revolution, our outreach initiative in 2013. Phil shares about how Jesus built revolutionary bridges to the people of His culture and how we can do the same. Our next churchwide opportunity comes in March, when we have the opportunity to lead an Easter egg hunt in our own neighborhood. Learn more and register for regular email updates from Pastor Phil here. Abundance is hosted by Roy Harryman.



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Posted by Roy Harryman at Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on God and Guns

Pastor Phil Hopper sits down for our Abundance Podcast to discuss God and guns. Are gun rights or gun control biblical positions? How should Christians think and act when it comes to the gun debate? Hosted by Roy Harryman.



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Posted by Roy Harryman at Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 0 comments

Lance Harrington on Community and Life Groups

Pastor Lance Harrington (lharrington@abundantlifebaptist.com) explains how Community Groups (Sunday morning at Abundant Life) and Life Groups (meeting monthly in homes) lead to spiritual growth and the friendships that all of us are seeking. Contact Lance to learn more about either group.



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Posted by Roy Harryman at Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Rick Friesen: Answering the Call to Africa

If you were with us during our missions conference, you likely heard Pastor Rick share about his next assignment: becoming a missionary to Africa. What will he do? When will he start? How can we be of support? Learn more in this week’s podcast. We guarantee you will be inspired. Contact Rick at rfriesen@abundantlifebaptist.com.

 

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on election 2012: What now?

The commercials are over and the votes are in. How should Christians view the results? Pastor Phil Hopper shares his view on the presidential election the day afterward. Hosted by Roy Harryman.


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Posted by Roy Harryman at Wednesday, November 07, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on "How Should a Christian Vote?"

Pastor Phil Hopper talks about a biblical view of politics, what issues matter and how to learn about candidates' stands on issues. He also shares about where our ultimate hope needs to be placed.

 

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Rick Friesen on the 2012 Missions Conference

Our annual missions conference, Nov. 4-11, is themed "Light: Take It to the Darkness." You'll be encouraged by special guests from around the globe and their stories of God at work. You'll also learn how you can be a part of His plan through seminars on how to use your business and professional skills in cross-cultural ministry. A new addition is a local missions outreach, where our members will serve the Kansas City community and share God's love during the conference. View images of the last year's mission trips during the interview.

 

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Discipleship 1 & 2 with Lance Harrington

Pastor Lance Harrington explains that being a disciple means more than acquiring knowledge: It's living in close relationships with people who are committed to Jesus Christ. Learn about the Discipleship Ministry at Abundant Life, how you can be a part and how you can help to make other disciples. The Discipleship 2 ministry is also explained. Learn more about Discipleship 1 & 2 at www.abundantlifebaptist.com/discipleship.

 

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Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, September 24, 2012 | 0 comments

A Contagious Carnival: A Wrap with Pastor Chris Thomson

Pastor Chris Thomson shares how many people joined us for our 11th annual free Kids Carnival on Sept. 15 and relays other highlights of the day.



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Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Sunday, September 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Blended Families Community Group

Bill Brock explains his personal story and how blended families are becoming bonded through the Blended Families Community Group each Sunday. The group, led by Bill and his wife Julie, meets at 11 a.m. at The Core in room 010 on the lower level.



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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, September 10, 2012 | 0 comments

Student Ministry Highlights, Summer 2012

Pastors Jernigan Schwent and Blake Fortner share how students grew in their relationship with Christ this summer though camp, the Boston mission trip and the back-to-school Bash. View pictures of all three events.

 

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Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 0 comments

Ed Croteau on defending the faith at ALBC

Can you defend your faith to skeptics? Can you reassure your children or grandchildren when they encounter criticism of Christianity or nagging doubts? Beginning  Sept. 5, Abundant Life's Ed Croteau will present the class "Faith = Substance and Evidence" every Wednesday night. Learn more in this week's Abundance Podcast.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, August 13, 2012 | 1 comments

Demonstrating God's love in urban Denver

Learn how a team from Abundant Life served a church and residents of urban Denver in the blazing heat. In addition to making renovations for a needy congregation, they shared God's love with prostitutes, the poor and addicts who live nearby. You can also view pictures of their service and outreach efforts.


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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, July 23, 2012 | 0 comments

South Africa team shares the compassion of Christ

In this week's Abundance Podcast, learn how ALBC's first-ever team to South Africa shared the compassion of Christ with AIDS victims, the elderly and orphans. The presentation includes photos from the team's ministry and a safari sightseeing excursion.



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Posted by Roy Harryman at Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 0 comments

New sermon series: America's Godly Heritage

Starting Sunday, July 1, we'll begin a new series called America's Godly Heritage. In addition to Pastor Phil, we'll have special guests David Barton of Wallbuilders and coach Ron Brown of the University of Nebraska. The series will focus on the challenge of our eroding Christian heritage and how we can be lights in our culture. Listen in as Pastor Phil casts a vision for the series and these guest presenters.



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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, June 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil: Update on idolatry series

Pastor Phil Hopper shares personal stories about how lives have been changed as a result of our series on idolatry. He also encourages us on how to find victory over stubborn sins and shares what is still to come as we close the series Sunday.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 1 comments

Join us for Bike Day June 16

Learn about Abundant Life Baptist Church's first Bike Day June 16. You can also learn about the ministry of Dana Webb, an FCA staff member and a part of the ALBC family.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, June 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Men's ministry changing lives

Abundant Life Baptist Church re-launched its men's ministry this year with a new focus. More than 200 men are now involved on a weekly basis, with many of them experiencing dramatic life change. Learn what's happening and how you can be a part in this week's Abundance Podcast.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, June 04, 2012 | 0 comments

All-Church Blitz June 4

It took four years to reach out to every home in Lee's Summit, sharing gospel DVDs and information about ALBC. Are we done? No! Pastor Phil Long shares in this interview how we are gearing up to begin reaching adjacent communities. Join us Monday, June 4, for outreach and a meal. Contact Phil at plong@abundantlifebaptist.com to make your reservation. Hosted by Roy Harryman.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Sunday, May 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on our new sermon series

In our latest Abundance Podcast, Pastor Phil Hopper talks about our new sermon series, "Too Many Lovers: Letting Go of the Idols in Our Lives." Learn about the battle that each of us faces in resisting the pull of idolatry. We'll discover how we can we find our strength in God alone and experience transformed lives.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, May 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on the National Day of Prayer May 3

Join Pastor Phil Hopper and other believers from around the city on Thursday, May 3, at noon at Lee's Summit City Hall for the National Day of Prayer. We'll seek God in prayer for our families, community, nation and world. The event will last one hour. Please park in public areas and not in front of businesses in the downtown area.

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Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, April 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on Celebration Sunday

Pastor Phil Hopper talks about what to expect, plan for and pray for as we approach Celebration Sunday on May 6. Hosted by Roy Harryman.

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Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, April 23, 2012 | 0 comments

SMART Team meets repair needs

The SMART Team (Small Maintenance and Repair Team) helps people in need with minor home repairs. In doing so, they demonstrate the love of Christ to our church family and community. Learn more from SMART Team leader Denny Noland, Pastor Phil Long and team member Shannon Henry. For more information on serving or sharing a need, contact Shannon at shenry@abundantlifebaptist.com. Listen now or click on the icon below to hear the podcast. Hosted by Roy Harryman.

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 Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Saturday, April 07, 2012 | 1 comments

Unlimited movie is vision of ALBC member

Abundant Life Member Harold Finch has spent decades sharing Christ around the world. Now he's seeking to expand on that work and leave a spiritual legacy through a new movie, featuring Fred Thompson and Daniel Ross Owens, set to debut in 2013. Listen to the audio-only version here, or view the video version below. Abundance is hosted by Roy Harryman.


Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, April 02, 2012 | 0 comments

Preparing Our Hearts for Easter Weekend

Pastor Brian Opperman explains the unique plans for Easter weekend, April 7-8, and how we can prepare ourselves for God to change our lives. Hosted by Roy Harryman.

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Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, March 26, 2012 | 2 comments

Church Blitzes reach community



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Pastor Phil Long explains how Abundant Life is on the verge of reaching every household in Lee's Summit through our All Church Blitz outreaches. The next blitzes are Monday, April 2, and Monday, May 21. Learn how you, family and friends can be a part of this simple, life-changing outreach.

Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., at www.abundantlifebaptist.com.
Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, March 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Public school partnerships build bridges to community

Did you know that Abundant Life partners with several local public schools to encourage students and meet practical needs? Learn about ways you can help in this interview with Children's Ministry Director Tifanni Hughes and Pastor Phil Long. 

 

Learn more about Abundant Life Baptist Church, serving Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., at www.abundantlifebaptist.com. Learn more about the partnership program from Tifanni Hughes, thughes@abundantlifebaptist.com, or Phil Long, plong@abundantlifebaptist.com.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, March 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Easter egg hunt outreach with Tifanni Hughes

Children's Ministry Director Tifanni Hughes explains how this year's Easter egg hunt outreach is moving from the church campus to individual neighborhoods. Learn how to be a part of taking the Gospel to our community -- and your friends and neighbors. Listen now or click on the icon below.

Abundant Life Baptist Church serves the Lee's Summit and Kansas City, Mo., metro area.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, February 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Pastor Phil on the 8 a.m. simulcast

Pastor Phil Hopper explains how the 8 a.m. simulcast, beginning March 4, can make room for people who need Jesus Christ and a caring church home. Learn more about how you can be a part of this effort. Listen now or click on the icon below.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, February 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Gap Prayer Ministry expands

Rick Roeber, leader of The Gap prayer ministry, explains how the ministry is expanding to provide more opportunities for group prayer. Rick also shares about his heart for prayer and offers practical advice for praying in our daily lives. Learn more from Rick at gap@abundantlifebaptist.com. The Gap meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. in room 7.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, February 06, 2012 | 0 comments

Sharing the Good News in Greece

Pastor Lance Harrington shares how Abundant Life's team to Greece served Middle Eastern refugees, shared Christ in the community and walked in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. Listen and view pictures of the trip.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, January 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Coram family heads to Africa

ALBC's Coram family -- Michael, Julie, Noah and Taylor -- are moving to Ghana on Feb. 21 to work at Baptist Medical Center. View pictures of their 2011 trip to Ghana and learn about their upcoming adventure. Contact them at corams4Christ@yahoo.com or via Facebook.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, January 16, 2012 | 0 comments

Connect in Community Groups

Pastor Lance Harrington explains how Community Groups help the people of Abundant Life "grow small" in the midst of a large-church environment. Learn how to get involved and -- if you're already in a group -- how you can make the most of your involvement and help others to engage.

Posted by Roy Harryman at Monday, January 09, 2012 | 0 comments