Level Paths

by Appalachian Ministry Institute

The Appalachian Ministry Institute of Tri-State Bible College affirms, encourages, and equips those engaged in Appalachian ministry to keep the glory of God in clear view (Isa. 40:3–5; Mk. 1:2–4; Lk. 3:4–6). Tri-State Bible College is located in central Appalachia in South Point, Ohio. The Level Paths podcast of the Appalachian Ministry Institute is hosted by Rex J. Howe, President of Tri-State Bible College, and Dr. J. Matt Sh ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Deconstructing Faith in Appalachia

    Deconstructing Faith in Appalachia

    Dr. Matt and President Rex welcome Dr. Mark Phillips back to Level Paths to learn how deconstructing faith takes shape in Appalachia.

  • Sufficiency of Scripture in Appalachia

    Sufficiency of Scripture in Appalachia

    Pastor and Professor Jacob Marshall joins President Rex to discuss Scripture and Spirit in Appalachia. They consider the biblical context of 2 Timothy 3 where the God-Spirited Scriptures play a central role for discipleship in difficult days.

  • Unrealistic Expectations in Appalachian Ministry

    Unrealistic Expectations in Appalachian Ministry

    Dr. Matt Shamblin and TSBC President Rex Howe consider the impact of expectations on ministry leaders and congregations in Appalachia. Unrealistic expectations anchored in the context of a past era distract leaders and congregations from the real ministry opportunities of today.

  • Legendary Leadership Rooted in Appalachia

    Legendary Leadership Rooted in Appalachia

    Dr. Matt and President Rex visit with Dr. John Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan is a native of Ansted, WV and is recognized for his 26 service as the Executive Director of the Florida Southern Baptist Convention and 68 total years in ministry. He has pastored churches from Arizona to Florida. Under his leadership, the FL SBC planted 2,500 new churches, baptized 779,391 individuals, made historical impacts on international missions and national disaster relief, and strengthened institutions of theological education.

  • Nostalgia and Mission in Appalachia (Part 2)

    Nostalgia and Mission in Appalachia (Part 2)

    Dr. Matt and President Rex continue exploring how generational competition can transform into generational contribution to the great commission in Appalachia.