The May 2017 issue of Christian Doctor’s Digest all about empowering you to make an impact in your community and our world for Christ. Dennis Rainey shares about resources and methods to help your teens remain pure in our sexually saturated culture. Participants in a CMDA Marriage Enrichment Weekend conference share about the ways it helped them make their marriages stronger. Bert Jones and Dr. David Stevens share from their book Servant Leadership about how to lead like Christ did, as a servant to all.
Meet Our Guests:
Individual Interview Location within the program: 1:55
Dennis Rainey is the President and CEO of FamilyLife, a subsidiary of Campus Crusade for Christ. Dennis’ leadership has enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry that offers families blueprints for living godly lives. He has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books including the bestselling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close. Dennis serves as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series®. A powerful and effective communicator, Dennis can be heard daily as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today®. He serves on the Board of Directors of Dallas Theological Seminary. Dennis has spoken across the United States and internationally, has testified on family issues before Congress and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. Dennis earned a degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and have six children and numerous grandchildren.
Nadia & Jason Sheridan
Individual Interview Location: 36:00
Jason & Nadia Sheridan, Jason completed his BA in speech communication from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2010. He is currently finishing his final year of the master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been on mission trips to China, South Africa and Mexico. He has served as an Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Discipleship, worked with local church plants and volunteered teaching youth and college students. After completing his MDiv work, Jason plans on planting churches, while starting PhD work in the field of apologetics. Nadia completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and attended medical school at Loma Linda University, graduating in 2012. She went on to complete her family medicine residency at St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham, Alabama. Currently, Nadia works as a hospitalist at Ochsner Medical Center on the Westbank in New Orleans. Nadia has a heart for healthcare missions and served with CMDA’s Global Health Outreach on healthcare mission trips to Honduras and Nicaragua. Jason and Nadia have been married five years and welcomed their first child in 2016. They both have a heart for missions, and they plan on serving as missionaries in the future.
Farris & Elvia Tarazi
Individual Interview Location: 36:00
Farris & Elvia Tarazi, have been married for 32 years. Elvia was born in La Jolla Guadalajara, Mexico and speaks Spanish, and Farris was born in Ramalla, Palestine and speaks Arabic. Farris is a Medical Management Consultant who for 38 years has been handling the business side of medicine and now has a passion to get into the advocacy in order to bring dignity back for doctors and save our healthcare system. Elvia was a stay home mom until the kids were teenagers. Elvia now works in administration for a large medical group. Farris and Elvia raised five children, live in California and enjoy their work and their numerous grandchildren. They are both involved in the church and have the privilege to facilitate a marital intelligence class together, while Farris also teaches a Godly husband class. Both Farris and Elvia are excited about being together and look forward to flourishing every moment together. God’s love, grace, wisdom and mercy have had a big impact on their lives, and they are very grateful for His goodness.
Rev. Bert Jones
Individual Interview Location: 55:30
Rev. Bert Jones serves as the Senior Pastor at Woodburn Missionary Church in Woodburn, Indiana. He previously served as the President and CEO of GO InterNational, as well as the Director of Leadership & Church Ministries at CMDA. Prior to working at CMDA, Bert planted Harvest Community Church in Kittanning, Pennsylvania and served as its Lead Pastor. Since 1988, Bert has led multiple mission teams nationally and internationally. He has traveled on five different continents and to 33 different countries to teach and preach the gospel. Bert co-authored Leadership Proverbs and now Servant Leadership with Dr. David Stevens. He is a certified instructor for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement and frequently teaches lessons regionally for the Perspectives movement. He graduated from Asbury University in 1989 with a degree in Bible. Bert and his wife Cheryl have been married since 1989 and have three children.