EPISODE 74. TIM TALKS TO TEAGAN
Welcoming a new staff member is always a joy, and we are excited to welcome our new receptionist, Teagan Jenkins. She joins us today and shares a little about herself so we can all get to know her better. Be sure to introduce yourself next time you are in the church office!
EPISODE 73. QUALITY QUESTIONS, QUALIFIED QUALLS
Life is full of decisions. Some are easy. Some are hard. Many decisions have had to be made during the pandemic and whether or not to take the vaccine is a decision many are working to now figure out. Dr. Justin Qualls joins us to answer questions about the vaccine and to encourage us that our focus is not on masks and vaccines but making much of Christ.
EPISODE 72. BUILDING, BUDGETING, BONDING
The Lord has continued to bless Morrison Heights over and over for which we are abundantly grateful. Billy Allen shares with us an update on how the church is ministering, serving, and giving during this difficult year. He also reminds us how the Spirit can guide us each and every day.
EPISODE 71. RELEVANT RELATIONSHIP REACHING RESONATES
Church planting on college campuses is so needed, and Preston and Kristen Dabbs are doing just that. Serving with Resonate Church in Washington State, they are ministering to and training up college students and leaders. While ministry has taken a very creative turn during the pandemic, they are still going strong. Hear an update on all the happenings, along with a reminder that our lives, no matter where they are, is a part of God’s Plan.
EPISODE 70. CONTINUALLY CELEBRATE CHRIST
December is always a busy month in the life of our church. This year some things will look a bit different, but we are still excited to be celebrating the birth of our Lord. Dr. Greg shares an update on all the happenings, and reminds us that even though we walk through trials and troubles we must still, as the redeemed, praise the Lord.
EPISODE 69. MERRY MUSICAL MIRANDA
New Ministry Assistant. Children’s Christmas Musical. Christmas Choir Performance. The Music Ministry at Morrison Heights is busy, busy, busy. Miranda Lee, our new Music Ministry Assistant, shares a bit about her first week on the job, her family, and a worthy reminder that God’s grace is always sufficient.
EPISODE 68. WOMEN WELCOMING WOMEN
The Women’s Ministry at Morrison Heights is a blessing to ladies of all ages as they strive to not only serve well, grow in Christ, and come alongside each other giving encouragement. Melanie Lenow, our soon-to-be new Women’s Ministry Leader, shares an update on her family., what the women in our church have to look forward to soon, and a worthy reminder that we all have work for the Lord to do.
EPISODE 67. CHRISTMAS CHILD CHAMPIONS
With so much going on in our world today, spreading joy to deserving children is a blessing. Our Operation Christmas Child ladies work tirelessly to ensure children around the world have a happy Christmas. Emily Kennedy shares more about this special ministry, how it got started, and how we can do all things through the One who strengthens us.
EPISODE 66. CHRIST-CENTERED, COMMITTED, COMPASSION
While life for most of us is moving along normally, for many children around the world, life is anything but normal. They are left wondering about getting the necessities for life. Alisha Love shares an update on how her family is doing, how Compassion changed the life of not only her family, but for an incredibly special little girl, and how we must remember to always be kind.
EPISODE 65. PARENTHOOD, PICNICKING AND PUMPKINS!
Sometimes the routines of our life – home, church, work – get a little off track due to the unexpected, and even at times the expected. Amber Cofer reminds us that even when life changes, He is still constant. Our church is also excited to be back in the routine of meeting together, and that means that not only could we use more volunteers, but we also would love to have you join us for our Fall Picnic this Sunday.
EPISODE 64: WILDLINGS, WELLS, WILDERNESS WATERS
Sometimes God uproots us out of our comfort zones to not only grow us, but to minister and meet the needs of those around us. Richard Rhett shares how God has led him and his family to make a difference, and how his company is helping better the lives of those not just here at home, but also in Central America.
EPISODE 63: BUBBLY, BRIGHT BETHEA
We all know that music is a joy to the soul, and Karla Bethea is a joy in the music department. Life hasn’t slowed down for her as she enjoys working at the church, wrapping up her senior year, and learning more about what it means to have a mindset of gratitude.
EPISODE 62: MOBILIZING MISSIONS
Our annual Missions Garage Sale begins this week! As believers, we share a common call to go into all the world. At Morrison Heights, we do this by going, by sending, and by partnering with people around the world. Hear how our Missions Garage Sale helps us meet our mission goals.
EPISODE 61: FEARLESSLY, FAITHFULLY FOLLOWING
We love our missionary families, and we are excited to hear an update from Jonathan about how his family is doing and what’s next for them as they get ready to return home. Jonathan offers an incredible reminder to us to not forget that God is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do.
EPISODE 60: SENDING, SHARING, SERVING
The Lord has continued to bless our church for which we are extremely grateful. Not only is the Lord working in and through our church body, but ministry and plans are also being worked on to further our love and commitment to others. Dr. Greg shares an update on the life of our church and upcoming events as well as a word of encouragement that God will keep His promise to see us through.
EPISODE 59: NEW NORM NOW
Life doesn’t always go as planned, and we have to adjust. Teachers everywhere are adjusting daily, and Khadijah Nobles is no different. She shares today an update on her family and school, and encourages us that it’s exciting to return to church.
EPISODE 58: CLAY CHAMPIONS COURAGE
We are all passionate about something, and for Clay Norton that passion is educating future leaders and teachers. The classroom may look different, but nor the learning. Clay shares an update on family and school, and gives us a worthy reminder to be bold in our faith.
EPISODE 57: TIP-TOP TAYLOR
Everyone enjoys a break, but our teachers are ready to be back in class and see their students. Steve Taylor is no different, and he can’t wait to interact with them again. In the meantime, he’s staying busy and enjoying leading in our Student Ministry and in our Men’s Mentoring Program.
EPISODE 56: HELLO HARDING
Our college students are back with us, and we couldn’t be happier! Being back means being busy as they focus on reaching out to other students, helping them plug into the local church, and growing in a missional community group. Jon Harding has joined our college ministry staff and shares an update on all the happenings, and encourages us to pour into others.
EPISODE 55: OTHERS OVER OURSELVES
Life Groups are back on campus, and we couldn’t be more excited. Bill Harris shares how his group has stayed connected and served together during the past few months, and he reminds us that we must continue to look out for those around us.
EPISODE 54: FAITHFUL FOCUS
Meeting together and encouraging one another is crucial in the life of a believer. Bill Jones shares an encouraging word today reminding us to spur each other on to holiness and to not forget that togetherness is important.
EPISODE 53: STUDENTS SELFLESSLY SRV’ING
The Student Ministry of Morrison Heights is getting ready to kick back off soon, but our students have not stopped doing. Chris gives an update on all things students, shares how our students are on mission with our SRV2020 projects, and reminds us that we are all ambassadors of Christ.
Episode 52: Shea’s Servant Spirit
SRV2020 has kicked off, and lives in our community and in our church family are being changed. Shea Whitfield shares a touching story about how he and his group were able to minister to a family in need and make a lasting impact in their life.
Episode 51: Confidently Christ Connected
While church may look a little different these days, much of what makes our church family a family looks no different – encouraging and serving others. Dr. Greg shares today an update on life in the church, on our upcoming SRV2020 kicking-off, and on remaining confident in Christ.
Episode 50: Going, Giving, Glorifying
Sharing the Gospel takes places in so many different places whether here at home and around the world. This summer, we are excited to be sending out some of our college students to serve locally through our One:Eleven Project. They share with us what they have been doing, and remind us that we must value the Gospel above all else.
Episode 49: Missions Minded Ministry
MHBC has a passion for mission work and outreach, and our people are still serving others during the coronavirus outbreak. Scott Fortenberry shares an update on how we are ministering to people not only at Second Harvest but also through our 1:11 Project, and he also reminds us that we must bear one another’s burdens.
Episode 48: Merritt Ministers Musically
This past Sunday, we were so excited to celebrate being back on campus as a church family to worship together and to welcome our new worship associate, Merritt Blackwell. He shares with us today more about his life so you can get to know him better, and encourages us with a reminder to continue to run the race that Christ has set before us.
Episode 47: Willie’s Wise Words
Coronavirus concerns have been eclipsed by all the racial tension taking place in our country. Willie Brown joins us to share his thoughts and insights, and to remind us that we must cry out, humble ourselves, and ask God to show us our hearts.
Episode 46: Creatively Continuing Church
The time has finally arrived and we are eager to welcome our church family back to campus in the next couple of weeks. Today, Michael shares with us what we can expect and encourages us with a reminder that God will always hold us fast.
Episode 45: Memorable Mullins
It’s always fun to celebrate one of our own, and today we are enjoying a visit from Kristen Mullins who has been named Teacher of the Year at Eastside. We not only get to hear an update on family and school, but a are blessed with a wonderful reminder to always offer grace to others.
Episode 44: Cooley’s Creative Childcare
While the church may have been closed, our Morrison Heights Preschool and Afterschool has stayed open in order to serve families in need of childcare. Mallory Cooley, Director, shares an update on all the happenings, and Tim encourages us to always walk closely with our one, true Friend.
Episode 43: Always Able Amber
We are looking forward to welcoming our church family back soon. Amber Cofer shares with us some of the plans being made to keep everyone safe and comfortable as well as remind us that God is here to do something greater!
Episode 42: Caves Caring Counsel
Difficult times can make one wonder if God still really cares. Whitney Caves encourages us with a reminder that God cares for us personally, and that it is good to acknowledge the difficulty while staying focused on Christ.
Episode 41: Belser’s Bytes
With hope and encouragement, we are looking ahead with anticipation to the day we can gather back together. Dr. Greg shares a brief update on what church might look like when we return and reminds us that our priority in good times and bad is to be a worshipper of Christ.
Episode 40: Silly Songs Soothe
Uncertain times are hard for everyone, but they can be especially hard on children. Kristie Dabbs shares today how she is loving and caring for her family and children during this time, and offers a word of encouragement by reminding us that we always have the comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Episode 39: Making Melodious Music
Music plays an incredibly important role in the life of our church. Today, Kathy Langworthy shares with us how she is working, planning, and serving in our music department while we are unable to meet. She also shares a comforting reminder from Scripture and the ageless, wonderful hymn, “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.”
Episode 38: Donna’s Donation Dedication
Coronavirus may be keeping you at home, but it doesn’t have to keep you from serving others. Donna Pierce shares how she has kept busy during this time serving others because we are all capable of giving.
Episode 37: Celebrating Christmas Child
It may only be May, but Operation Christmas Child boxes can still be packed and prepped for children around the world. Today, Barbara Wolfe shares her passion for this very special ministry and encourages us to stop and take a moment to see Christ in all this is going on around us.
Episode 36: Soul-Searching Stevens
Staying at home can be a great time to not only get things done, but to also slow down and do some self-evaluating. Casey Stevens has been busy at home and shares today and update on his family and reminds us to take advantage of this time and to ensure that nothing compares with our relationship with Christ.
Episode 35: Restrictions, Relationships, Rejoicing
What an encouragement to know that even during lockdown, the Gospel can be shared with others. Our missionaries are being given unique opportunities to build new relationships as they minister during this time. David and Laura share with us an update on their ministry in Spain, and how we always apply God’s grace to our current situation and continue to rejoice.
Episode 34: On Offering Obedience
Isolation doesn’t mean you can’t be faithful to your calling whether at home or abroad. Today, Clay and Melissa share with us an update on their family and their ministry. Clay also reminds us that even during this time of quarantine, obedience is still required and commanded.
Episode 33: Loving Lenow Life
Staying busy during difficult times can get the creativity flowing and allow for some special family times. Evan Lenow shares with us an update on his family, his book (did you know he was a writer?), and his confidence in God’s perfect timing.
Episode 32: Cosme’s Calling
Pastor Cosme Arana brings a timely reminder for us about worry and anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown, and shares an update with us on Iglesia Hispana De Clinton.
Episode 31: Vet’s Valuable Virtual Visit
We all worry about our family and friends during the coronavirus lockdown, but many of us also worry about our beloved four legged friends. Dr. Richard Gill encourages us today not only with good news for our pets during this time, but also with the reminder that God is good and in control, and from that, we can gather peace.
Episode 30: Christ Confident
While our lives and the church may not be where we thought or would like, we are looking forward with hope to the days ahead. Dr. Greg shares with us an update on church life, church decisions, and how we must never lose our steadfast confidence in the Lord.
Episode 29: Admin Appreciation Abounding
So many valuable people and their work behind the scenes during a virus lockdown often goes unnoticed. We are excited to have in the spotlight today one of our very own staff members, Dalton Frasier who not only shares how life at home and at church have been going, but how even in life’s most anxious moments, God will carry us through.
Episode 28: Hudson’s Helpful Heart
People serving in ministry are all ages – from children to adults. Today, Hudson Shotts, one our very own students in our Student Ministry shares how he is planning to serve this summer, and how he’s been making the most of this extra time he’s been given.
Episode 27: Faith-Filled Floyds
Serving in missions during a pandemic brings a unique set of challenges to those serving others. Paul and Rhonda Floyd share how they are containing to minister to their church and community during this time.
Episode 26: Genuine, Gracious, Gafford
Learning new things can be challenging, but many face those challenges head on and excel just like our senior adults. Larry Gafford shares with us today not only an update on his family but his Life Group as well which is one of our largest senior adult groups.
Episode 25: Properties Pristine Preparations
While many of us are ready to get back to normal, there is much that can be done when things slow down. Jake Harper shares how the properties staff is getting Morrison Heights ready for the day we can all meet together again, and Tim shares with us a reminder that while satan may accuse, God is there to extend grace.
Episode 24: Dent’s Delightful Discussion
School must go on, and today, Terry Dent shares with us how he and his wife are continuing to teach during the coronavirus lockdown as well as what they have been up to lately when not at Chick-Fil-A! Don’t miss Terry’s word of encouragement as he reminds us of God’s beautiful promises.
Episode 23: Wonderful, Whimsical Waverly
Children brighten up any day, and today we’ve all had our day brightened with our visit from one of our elementary friends, Miss Waverly Renick. Not only will you love hearing what she’s being doing during the lockdown, you will love seeing her sweet smile and having your heart encouraged.
Episode 22: Souls Sharing in Seoul
Ministry looks quite a bit different during a pandemic. Stuart and Ashley Robinson share with us how they have found some creative ways to continue to outreach and serve the people they are ministering to in South Korea.
Episode 21: Love, Laughter, Lowery
COVID-19 has not just had an impact on us here in the United States, but also our missionaries friends around the world. Jeff and Olivia Lowery share an update from White Rock, British Columbia and remind us to take time to assess our spiritual foundation.
Episode 20: Texan Take Three
Everybody deals with good days, bad days, and schedule changes even more so during a pandemic. Dr. Greg shares an update on his family and the church, and encourages us to remember that even when it feels like God may be unaware of what’s happening in our lives, He is working out His glorious plan.
Episode 19: Standing Strong Smiling
A shift in our focus can do much good for our attitude and heart, especially as we walk in times of uncertainty and struggle with not being in control. Suzanne Cole not only gives us a timely reminder of precautions we should be taking during the lockdown, but she also reminds us that we should still rejoice in Him, count our blessings, and stand on His promises.
Episode 18: Family, Faculty, Fellowship
Mississippi College is in the heart of Clinton, and due to the coronavirus, learning has taken an unexpected turn. Dr. Blake Thompson shares today how Mississippi College – it’s faculty and students are doing, plans for the days ahead, and how we always have a hope and future because of Christ.
Episode 17: Wonderfully Woodward
Seeking the Lord’s face in good times is easy, but we must remember that even in the midst of difficulties, we must continue to seek after Him. Isaac Woodward shares encouraging words from Psalm 27 and some parting words as he and his family prepare to move back to New Orleans.
Episode 16: Positively Preschool
Finding ways to get through challenging times can be discouraging. Melissa Frasier, our Preschool Director, shares an encouraging word on how to view our wilderness times, and how to reassure our preschoolers that they are loved and going to be okay.
Episode 15: Gunn’s Governmental Guidance
While the coronavirus may have many of us finding ourselves with less to do, there are many, including our healthcare workers and government officials who are staying busy helping to protect numerous people. Speaker of the MS House of Representatives, Philip Gunn shares with us today an update from the frontlines.
Episode 14: Encountering Everyday Encouragement
A sense of community is important and can help us all feel connected. Today, Clay Mansell, owner of The Clinton Courier, shares with us how his family is doing and some of what’s going on in the life of our Clinton Community.
Episode 13: Dispersed Discipleship
When life is moving along normally, we know the daily in’s and out’s. What happens though when there is suddenly no play book? Drew Dabbs shares how our college students are caring for one another from a distance, and encourages us with a reminder that God makes no mistakes, and His purposes and glory will be fulfilled even during a pandemic lockdown.
Episode 12: Super Sensational Seniors
Sometimes life changes on us when we least expect it. Mallory Burnside, a Clinton High School Senior, shares with us today why God might use those unexpected changes to show us what we really value.
Episode 11: Connecting, Clinging, Caring
While we may not able to go, we are still able to do. Today, Tim Rowan shares an update from our Missions Ministry and encourages us that during this difficult and questionable time, we should strive to hold fast to our God.
Episode 10: Greg’s Greetings
While the coronavirus may have changed our lives and schedules for the moment, it’s important to remember that there is still much good being done within our church and community, and that by God’s grace we are all doing well. Let’s not forget, as Dr. Greg reminds us today, that He is our comfort and joy even among our difficulties.
Episode 09: Parke’s Ponderings
In every season, God can use our situation to not only grow us but to give us hope. Dr. Ivan Parke shares with us today about his recent trip to Israel, and how even in difficult situations, God is never surprised.
Episode 08: College Conquering COVID
Our college students may be gone, but they are not out! Lockdown isn’t keeping our college students from discipling, encouraging, and leading! Kalaishi Johnson, College Ministry Assistant, shares how the college ministry is staying active, and they we have nothing to fear in this time of uncertainty.
Episode 07: Seniors Serving Selflessly
Tough times can bring out the best in people, and that is certainly the case with our senior adults! Dr. Charles Scrivener gives us an update on how they are doing, what they are doing, and how a good attitude just makes everything better.
Episode 06: Going, Growing, Gone
We all enjoy hearing good news! Even though our church family may be apart, good things are still happening! Student Minister Chris Cunningham shares an update from our youth and encourages us that it really is okay to slow down.
Episode 05: Monday Musings
We’re back for another week because we understand that in the midst of confusing times, it can be difficult not knowing how others are doing and what’s going on. So join us for another edition as Dr. Greg and Michael Cole share what life has been like for them and the church and just why worship is so important during a quarantine.
Episode 04: Health, Hazards, and Hand Washing
If you have questions and would like answers about the coronavirus then this is the podcast for you! Join Tim Peabody and Dr. Justin Qualls as they discuss what’s happening with the virus and how to protect yourself.
Episode 03: Paige’s Practically Perfect Pointers
Difficult times can create a great deal of anxiety and fear for children. Paige Atkinson, Director of Elementary Ministry at Morrison Heights, shares some ways to help your children cope and keep them entertained all at the same time.
Episode 02: Serving Souls
Looking for ways you can serve the community, family and friends during the COVID-19 crises? Hosts Tim Peabody and Scott Fortenberry invite you to join us for updates and encouragement in today’s Morrison Heights Family Connect podcast.
Episode 01: Coping & Caring
Feeling the need to stay connected with your church family during COVID-19? Hosts Tim Peabody and Dr. Greg Belser invite you to join us for updates and encouragement in our first Morrison Heights Family Connect video podcast.
Host & Guests
Tim Peabody, Host
Dr. Greg Belser,
Episode 01, 10, 15, 17, 20, 30, 41
Scott Fortenberry, Episode 02
Paige Atkinson, Episode 03
Dr. Justin Qualls, Episode 04
Michael Cole, Episode 05
Chris Cunningham, Episode 06
Dr. Charles Scrivener, Episode 07
Kalaishi Johnson, Episode 08
Tim Rowan, Episode 11
Mallory Burnside, Episode 12
Drew Dabbs, Episode 13
Clay Mansell, Episode 14
Philip Gunn, Episode 15
Melissa Frasier, Episode 16
Isaac Woodward, Episode 17
Blake Thompson, Episode 18
Suzanne Cole, Episode 19
Jeff & Olivia Lowery, Episode 21
Stuart & Ashley Robinson, Episode 22
Waverly Renick, Episode 23
Terry Dent, Episode 24
Jake Harper, Episode 25
Larry Gafford, Episode 26
Paul & Rhonda Floyd, Episode 27
Hudson Shotts, Episode 28
Dalton Frasier, Episode 29
Dr. Richard Gill, Episode 31
Cosme Arana, Episode 32
Dr. Evan Lenow, Episode 33
Clay & Melissa, Episode 34
David & Laura, Episode 35
Casey Stevens, Episode 36
Barbara Wolfe, Episode 37
Donna Pierce, Episode 38
Kathy Langworthy, Episode 39
Kristie Dabbs, Episode 40
Whitney Caves, Episode 42
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