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Pinnacle Forum's podcast features interviews with our Partners and other guest speakers. Learn how to take your position of leadership to a higher purpose and deeper significance. Our speciality is in helping leaders to steward their influence in ways that honor Jesus Christ - which changes the cultures in which we live: family, personal, work, community, country, and globally. After all people are not just observing the amount of success we achieve, but they are watching how we achieve that ...
 
For over a decade, Pinnacle Forum has observed God working in the hearts and minds of leaders who desire to use their God-given influence in order to promote the values of Jesus within our culture. We seek to enhance this movement by convening a group of community leaders who are focused on growing in their faith, networking with like-minded peers and discovering how God wants to use them for His glory. Here are the media, lessons, sermons and audio updates from pfcentralillinois.com
 
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I expect a good learning mistake everyday," says Partner Steve Marble. Steve describes the secrets of building others up and setting them up for success, including for himself. He also knows he needs the proper oxygen from other leaders who are brothers in Christ to vault him to the next level. And that is exactly what his weekly group does for him…
 
Partner, Eric Smith, thought he had landed the perfect marketing career. He was using his talents and was well respected at the company where he worked. Then one conversation changed his eternal perspective and opened up an opportunity to unite business and ministry together...what he had always hoped to do one day. Learn about Eric and his busines…
 
We all have a LIST... a trauma list. Our list can make us stronger, more resilient, more equipped, and more compassionate. Or it can literally destroy us. Partner, Laurie Sanders, has a very difficult and lengthy list, but through her griefs and hardships, she decided to believe that God could heal, sustain, and give her hope that would enable her …
 
Partner, Eric Johnsen, wanted to make his own 'half-time' count by exercising his God-given calling to serve those needing a second chance, such as the homeless, prisoners, veterans and more. Hear Eric's story and learn how his R3 ministry is bringing rehabilitation, restoration and respite care to many in need. Perhaps this will also resonate with…
 
Partner, Nick Logan, made a pivotal decision in his career to not compromise his relationship with God. What may have appeared to be a crushing financial move turned out to be a highly favored blessing from God. Learn how Nick's uncompromising stance and entrepreneurial move paved the way for him to bless ministries and to start ground breaking pro…
 
Partners, Vaughn Baker and Justin Erickson were introduced to one another in Pinnacle Forum and have become close brothers in Christ and associates in their work. These are two men with different histories and different core value identities brought together by God to align their missions in helping others understand and excel in the specific wirin…
 
After years of career success, Partner Bob Pruitt encountered a new and unexpected direction from God. Being blessed to be an attorney for various large companies prepared Bob for his current role at Alliance Defending Freedom. Hear Bob's story, gain insights into some of the current religious liberty battles being litigated, and understand the imp…
 
Colossians 2:2...'being knit together in love' exemplifies the connection made between Partners, Sue Okarma and JessicaDe La Cruz. They've experienced the richly resourced Pinnacle Forum community and were introduced by another Partner due to their mutual love for teachers and students. Together, and in their own ways, they're blessing teachers and…
 
With over 500,000 elected offices in the US from school board to President Christians can have a major influence on the nation by becoming candidates. But there is a high reluctance to say "Yes" to the challenge, and many churches have abdicated their role in encouraging Kingdom involvement in Politics. Hear from Partner, Aamon Ross...about his cal…
 
Partner Nancy Batterman had a gift set planted in her by God. Only she wasn't using it, nor did she know she had it. Despite Nancy's stubbornness, God didn't stop trying to get her attention and finally had to shake up her world to reveal the next open door. Listen to Nancy's story, how she learned to listen and to teach the art of listening as par…
 
Did you realize that veterans are highly successful entrepreneurs, even more so than their non-veteran counterparts? They apply principles and disciplines from their military service, as well as their higher education afforded by their service. However, Partner & veteran Derren Burrell also knows that access to startup capital is a huge roadblock f…
 
Today culture wants you to believe that God is unknowable and unreal. Logic is a thing of the past, and feelings and relativism are highly praised. How did we get to this point? Young Successful Leader Forum member and Partner Phil Carlson takes us on an intriguing journey over the last century, revealing how Christians have been convinced to belie…
 
Partner Kris Castro learned to listen for the Holy Spirit's voice. She decided to respond in faith to His promptings and began an adventure that would take her places she needed to be and to people He wanted to bless. Through it God would demonstrate His divine faithfulness and provision. Kris promises that there is no better approach than embracin…
 
God’s calling for everyone is as unique as a fingerprint. Partner Timothy Morgan knows this and is using his marketing business to help individuals and entities shine a light on their mission. Learn some valuable tips and how Timothy aligns his expertise with his own calling to make a great Kingdom impact, particularly in helping churches and minis…
 
When your vision is stifled and the doors keep closing, is it time to step out and cast a new net? Pinnacle Forum Partner and former board member Rick Stephens shares about this very thing through the journey of his career and building his own business with an upside-down leadership pyramid approach. Explore the biblical values he instilled in Hori…
 
When all seemed lost for JT and Mary Patton's marriage, the light began to steadily dawn. Despite all of the counseling and programs, God was gently waiting to be personally sought after. He is the God of restoration. Listen as our Partner JT unpacks a very personal story of brokenness and healing and shares about his and Mary's Ten09 Effect marria…
 
Partner Terry Beatley unveils the abortion industry, its beginnings and the lies deeply seeded in our culture and among Christians. A divinely orchestrated interview with the former “Abortion King” Dr. Bernard Nathanson has spurred her on to courageously share truth with the churches and the masses to see God's promise to heal our land come to frui…
 
By God’s grace the YSL Forum is answering the hunger of young successful leaders to learn what it means to actively live out their God-calling in a culture that needs their influence TODAY. Meet the Wise Owls that come alongside these leaders in the Forum every week to help activate their faith, and learn how you can be a part of the transformation…
 
Pinnacle Forum's Field Executive Director, Eric Bents reveals how a well-done Forum uniquely taps into God's design for character growth primarily via deep relationships. New developments in brain science have immensely sharpened our understanding of how to apply Scripture pertaining to genuine community, identity formation and overcoming evil. Eri…
 
A gentle soul, Partner Terrilyn Miller gets real with us about challenges she has faced in life. Along the way her faith and trust in God grew wildly dim, but her faith was restored to an overflowing joy and desire to answer His call a day at a time. She finds ways to encourage others to move forward and to see their strengths and giftings in the m…
 
Our Partner Blake Mattocks has a beautiful story of "falling forward." Initially closed off from the world due to the cruelty of others, Christ healed Blake's angry and broken soul and called him to be a pastor for a time. Learn how God's grace mightily showed up again in Blake's life and spurred him to minister to hurting people through sharing ot…
 
Craig Fry, President & CEO of Christian Leadership Concepts (CLC), joins our Partner Leigh Gerstenberger to discuss CLC's 2-year program for preparing leaders to use their influence for the Kingdom. You'll hear about Leigh’s story and the tie into mentorship and how all of this compliments the leader's journey with Pinnacle Forum. Leigh Gerstenberg…
 
Partner Gwendolyn Bork was pronounced dead as a young woman. But God's light and His voice let her know that her life's purpose was just beginning. He radically transformed her, set her feet in motion to transform the lives of youth with addictions and to be a confident example and hope to other women. Gwendolyn Bork's bio. PinnacleForum.com Show N…
 
Partner John Ramstead overcame the brink of death twice and is equipping and inspiring leaders through his story to live for the Kingdom. He just authored a book, On Purpose With Purpose... Listen and be encouraged knowing that tomorrow can also be your "second chance" to begin your best life. John Ramstead's bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: http…
 
It is honorable to be loyal and dedicated to the same company for many years. Such was the case for our Partner, Joe Slawek. After he and his wife became Christ followers, it was clear God wanted to shake things up. Hear Joe's successful entrepreneurial pursuit and how his company boldly blessed their employees as God closed another chapter in Joe'…
 
As a Christian immersed in business you could grow your company through conventional strategies. You may even be highly successful. But have you considered the costs of such methods? Our Partner & guest, Harry Plack, shares a better way to grow your business, be one complete person, and to maintain the key relationships central to your life and cal…
 
Partner Kendall Qualls narrowly lost a 2020 MN race for Congressman to a well-funded incumbent. However, he discovered a wellspring of citizen support and founded a new organization, TakeChargeMN.com. Kendall shares the story behind his new mission to inspire minority groups to take charge of their own lives, their families and their communities. K…
 
What if you had a way to encourage yourself to do good in your community? Well, there is! Our Partner and guest, Nicole Sdao shares her story and about her free app, Altruize. It tracks both an individual's and even an entire organization's journey of volunteer/service projects. It is a way to spur us on to good deeds. Nicole Sdao's bio. PinnacleFo…
 
Many times the gift of wisdom comes wrapped in a journey of wrong choices, trials and a lonely path of self-sufficiency. Our Partner and Guest, Andy Wyatt shows us that during these times, God is pursuing us, revealing Himself, and leading us to the promised land. Andy Wyatt's bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: https://pinnacleforum.com/2021/03/ul-…
 
Partner and guest, Mike Frank, held top leadership roles for several household names such as Walt Disney and went on to build two TeleCom companies. God changed Mike's trajectory through the loss of his daughter and blessed him to steward his time and financial blessing in 25 non-profit ministries and churches to bring about positive change and hea…
 
Guest and Partner, Dr. Jannah Scott, pulls back the curtain so we can peek into the halls of Washington, DC. Her prayer ministry goal is to reach all 535 congressmen and senators. Jannah also shares about the power of bringing her God-assignment into a Pinnacle Forum, where she received the clarity needed from her peers to execute it. Jannah Scott'…
 
...A lot of insight to unpack in this episode. Partner and guest, Robert Chin, understands the connection of pursuing a dream in service to God. It only served to greatly enhance his medical practice's patient care and operations. Robert also takes us behind the scenes in 'all things' vaccines. Listen and be encouraged. Robert Chin's bio. PinnacleF…
 
Sandy Wheeler's story is a great example of how God allows major trials to steer us back to Him and to what's truly important. Maybe our Partner's journey will lend perspective to that blessing in disguise in your own life. Sandy also shares an exciting vision God gave him, which you can explore on mychapters.org. Sandy Wheeler's bio. PinnacleForum…
 
What if you approached your day with more confidence because you knew you had "back up?" And what if you knew how to connect all the moving parts in your life together for your true purpose? Listen to this special episode and meet a group of young successful leaders who challenge one another to grow in significant ways. Connor Hillard, Pinnacle For…
 
Our Partner and guest, Nichole Henderson, is executing her calling in therapy to encourage Christians and to encourage others. Learn how her faith-based practice, Victorious Beginnings, is using divinely-inspired equine therapy to heal broken souls. Nichole Henderson's bio. Caroline Mendez, Pinnacle Forum's Director of Women's Forums co-hosts the d…
 
Our Partner/guest/staff member, Doug Hunter, shares his journey from running an elevator company to lifting people up spiritually. He is moderating many Pinnacle Forum groups and making special one-on-one connections for Partners in our network. It is an honor for us to introduce you to him. Doug Hunter's bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: https://…
 
True discipleship has been absent in America and in many places around the globe, and yet this is THE GREAT COMMISSION from our Lord. Our Partner, Brad Bright, poses a challenge to the body of Christ this year. Listen as he keys us in to the model God intended for Spirit filled transformation and a transition from isolation to an investment into th…
 
Our Partner, John Decker, shares his story and his life passion. The seven mountains of influence need energized and Kingdom-minded workers. Learn how your city can produce many more believers on college campuses, who will then graduate with a strategy to impact the workplace and society. John Decker's bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: https://pin…
 
An adventurous soul, our Partner Michelle Mojica, experienced God's calling on her life in remarkable ways. Listen to find out how God used a friend's literal dream, time-shares, and an unexpected encounter at a leadership conference to unfold His plans for blessing families through His purposes for Michelle. Michelle Mojica's bio. PinnacleForum.co…
 
Our Partner, Ron Henry, Executive Director of Expansion for Marketplace Chaplains, shares his story and passion. In a year in which depression has skyrocketed, employees can regain wholeness with access to a chaplain. Learn how you, your company or organization can participate. Ron Henry's bio. PinnacleForum.com https://pinnacleforum.com/2020/11/ul…
 
Pinnacle Forum Partner, Laura Bonsness, knew something was missing in her life. It wasn't God, and she was successful. By all appearances everything was going well. But listen as she shares how God was speaking to her and about the leap of faith He was asking her to take. Laura Bonsness' bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: https://pinnacleforum.com/…
 
What do nail biting elections say about the hearts of the people? Do we realize that where we are as a society is a reflection of how people are educated? What can we do to tip the scales towards unity and to educate society on crucial principles? Join expert and Partner, Mike Winther, as he shares his story and answers many of our questions. Mike …
 
The hearts of these two veterans to serve and to mend even when the risks were so high. They knew the risk was not just from the frontlines, but from the spiritual enemy within. Listen to Pinnacle Forum Partners, Justin Roberts and Ricardo Pacheco tell their story and how God led them, shaped them and prepared them for life beyond service. Justin R…
 
Experience the power of community in a Forum group as our CEO, Chuck Bryant, joins in on a men's video Forum to ask them about their recent mountaintop retreat. Listen to their adventure...feel their connection...visualize the intentionality of the rich scriptural symbolism of their time together. And know, the oneness they share is not reserved ju…
 
Our Partner and guest, Denise Johnson, learned that she was gifted with a business aptitude and multi-faceted skills. Her faith and story lead us through the sharing of her core values, her principles for success in business, and what made her a successful woman in leadership. Caroline Mendez, PF's Director of Women's Forums co-hosts this discussio…
 
Why do many of us do things we hate? Our guest/Partner, Garry Ingraham, and co-host/Partner, Mike Manzie share about the statistical epidemic around intimacy brokenness. Garry’s ministry https://www.loveandtruthnetwork.com and Mike Manzie’s New Creation Ministry (https://ncmfresno.org) expose the God level breakthroughs to sexual addiction in the c…
 
God was dropping clues for Mary Conley Eggert about His Kingdom assignment for her since childhood. Listen to our Partner as she shares her passion for water and her love of bringing people together in collaboration. You'll learn about some creative technologies that can be leveraged around the world. Caroline Mendez, PF Director of Women's Forums,…
 
Our Partner and guest, John Ramstead, shares how God used a life-threatening trial to draw him closer to God and give his life a purpose aligned with God's plans. John's story is a remarkable one. One that will encourage and inspire your own. John Ramstead's bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: https://pinnacleforum.com/2020/10/ul-podcast-123/…
 
God sure knows how to get your attention when He wants to. Hear from our guest and Partner, Lenita Davis, share about a major pivot in her life and her passion to help shape the future of the next generation. Co-host and Partner, Caroline Mendez, joins the discussion. Lenita Davis' bio. PinnacleForum.com Show Notes: https://pinnacleforum.com/2020/0…
 
If there was someone that understood the drama, complexities, and fortitude of our men and women serving or contending for positions in the Senate, our Partner Steve Taylor most certainly does. Steve is our guest on this timely episode, sharing insights on November's election race and some interesting facts you probably didn't know. Steve Taylor's …
 
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