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  • Christian Nightclub. Good or bad? || S2E8

    4 DEC 2023 · Have you ever pondered the role of Christian nightclubs in forming a vibrant community? We sat down with our brother Will Chung, a church planter, Sanaz Mesa, Abundant Women's Director, and Jermain Baker, Creative Director to probe this question and more. We weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks, and discuss how important it is to have a strategy for those who are attracted to this unique form of socializing. Our chat then pivots to the challenges that young adults face in finding a church that resonates with them. Will shared his experiences in connecting with millennials and Gen Z through modern platforms such as Discord chats and dance workshops. Finally, we ignite a conversation around the vision for a Christian club in Los Angeles, launching on New Year’s Eve. We connect with two individuals who share their divine inspiration behind the club, their visions and dreams about the space, and how they're dealing with the criticism they've faced. This stimulating dialogue will assuredly stimulate, challenge, and uplift you in your spiritual journey. Thank you for spending time with us! We hope you'll leave a review or comment so we can read about your personal experiences and perspective on the topics we discussed. Let us know below if you'll be going out there on December 31st for New Years Eve! -- Christian Nightclub Event in LA - New Years Eve, December 31st Video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CzutKGLrXE9/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeV1FMED6m3eczM1NiOS0xIvllpFPPAEm_4PESoKTmGDVdzUQ/viewform -- Connect with Pastor Will Chung https://www.instagram.com/willkchung/?igshid=Y2I2MzMwZWM3ZA%3D%3D -- Connect with Sanaz Mesa https://www.instagram.com/sanazmesa/ -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OvpFp9OB9_DgVdVVbXhFg Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beyond.theletter/ Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/discover/beyond-the-letter -- Have a question? Submit it TODAY, by clicking the link below! We have a LIVE Q&A night in two locations: ***SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE: https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondtheLetterQA - Rancho Campus (10900 Civic Center Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730) Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM - Pomona Campus (490 E. La Verne Ave. Pomona, CA 91767) Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM -- Get to know some of the team: @amesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ @verlonbakerofficial https://www.instagram.com/verlonbakerofficial/ @chelsiebaham https://www.instagram.com/chelsiebaham/ @nancysnavas https://www.instagram.com/nancysnavas/ @alizee.kayy https://www.instagram.com/alizee.kayy/
    1h 41m 48s
  • A Post-Divorce Marriage & Age-Gap Love Story || BEYOND I DO || S1E11

    30 NOV 2023 · BEYOND I DO, EPISODE ELEVEN! Love awaits in the most unexpected places. How about a love story that bloomed post-divorce? Or a relationship with a significant age gap? We're talking about it all and more with our a dynamic couple who have been in the trenches and emerged with fascinating insights; Gage and Kim Henderson. They shed some light on the complexities of blended families, the necessity of setting boundaries, and the beauty of submission in marriage. Hear about their journey as new parents as they raise daughters from past and present relationships and get ready to laugh, cry, and everything in between as we compare and contrast different blended family experiences. And yes, there will be stories of the funny moments too, because laughter is, after all, the best way to bond! But that's not all - There’s wisdom to be found in every corner of this conversation, so strap in for a ride through the realm of personal style, fascinating family dynamics, and surprising love stories. You’re in for a treat! As always, leave a comment, review and share your thoughts with us! -- BEYOND I DO: MARRIAGE COURSE https://beyondido.thinkific.com/courses/beyond-I-do -- Have a question about relationships? Ask us by clicking the link below! https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondIdo -- Connect with Gage & Kim Henderson https://www.instagram.com/gagehenderson_/ https://www.instagram.com/k.y.m07/ -- Connect with Adam & Ashlee Mesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ https://www.instagram.com/ashleemesa/ -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Instagram @beyond.ido Tik Tok @beyond.ido
    1h 3m 59s
  • From the Streets of South Central LA to the Missionary Field || S2E7

    27 NOV 2023 · Brace yourself as we venture into a captivating conversation with Pastor La Crease Coleman, a first time guest to the podcast, but long time friend. Pastor La Crease shares her personal life-changing story, growing up as a young woman from South Central LA who pivoted her life after a brush with death, her calling to become a missionary, and the undeniable impact of prayer on life choices. We take a spiritual detour, comparing miraculous healings in different countries, and pondering on post-Christian society's influence and rationality. We also harbor discussions on spiritual oppression, possession, deliverance and their link to counseling, emphasizing the importance of discernment. As we conclude this enlightening discussion, we reflect on spiritual awareness, its connection to the gospel, and its profound effects on issues such as addiction. Thank you for spending time with us! We hope you'll leave a review or comment so we can read about your personal experiences and perspective on the topics we discussed. -- Connect with: Pastor La Crease Coleman https://www.instagram.com/lacreasecoleman/ Pastor Aaron Levy https://www.instagram.com/_aaronlevy/?img_index=1 -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OvpFp9OB9_DgVdVVbXhFg Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beyond.theletter/ Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/discover/beyond-the-letter -- Have a question? Submit it TODAY, by clicking the link below! We have a LIVE Q&A night in two locations: ***SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE: https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondtheLetterQA - Rancho Campus (10900 Civic Center Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730) Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM - Pomona Campus (490 E. La Verne Ave. Pomona, CA 91767) Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM -- Get to know some of the team: @amesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ @verlonbakerofficial https://www.instagram.com/verlonbakerofficial/ @chelsiebaham https://www.instagram.com/chelsiebaham/ @nancysnavas https://www.instagram.com/nancysnavas/ @alizee.kayy https://www.instagram.com/alizee.kayy/
    1h 19m 39s
  • Why Does Legal Marriage Matter || BEYOND I DO || S1E10

    23 NOV 2023 · BEYOND I DO, EPISODE TEN! If you're new here: Welcome to BEYOND I DO podcast! We're happy you're here! We are a branch of BEYOND THE LETTER PODCAST. Our heart on Beyond I Do is to provide tools and resources to help you thrive in your marriage and relationships. Throughout these bite size episodes we'll answer Q&A's, have guests, and you'll hear Adam and Ashlee share their experience and expertise on what it takes to have Godly, healthy, and thriving connections. Thank you for joining us on this journey and we look forward to the growth that's to come in your relationships! -- EPISODE 10: Are you ready to challenge common misconceptions around marriage and relationships? Ready to talk about the challenges that opposite-sex friendships can impose on a romantic relationship? As well as discuss cohabitation and having children outside of wedlock? We can't stress enough the blessings of adhering to God's models for relationships. We also unpack the subjects of submission and respect within marriage, focusing on mutual understanding and love. You'll hear our stories and gain insights on the fruit of commitment, the power of selflessness, and the beauty of godly relationships. We hope that our episode offers you valuable insights into the complexities of relationships and inspires you to strive for a fulfilling, blessed union by following God's guidance. Don't forget to leave a review and comment! We appreciate reading your own experience and thoughts. If you have any additional questions about relationships, be sure to submit them below. -- If you have any additional questions about blended families or relationships in general, be sure to submit them below. -- Have a question about relationships? Ask us by clicking the link below! https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondIdo -- Connect with Adam Mesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ -- Connect with Ashlee Mesa https://www.instagram.com/ashleemesa/ -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Instagram @beyond.ido Tik Tok @beyond.ido
    1h 1m 21s
  • How the Church Views New Believers, Kat Von D, Discipleship & Personal Growth || BTL Podcast || S2E6

    20 NOV 2023 · In this episode, we explore the recent conversion of renowned tattoo artist Kat Von D, her baptism controversy, and the mixed reactions she received from both Christian and atheistic communities. We share our thoughts on discipleship, the unique journey to salvation, and the role of believers in creating a welcoming environment for new believers. We also discuss the need for love, understanding, consistency, and grace within the community. Join us as we reflect on our own spiritual journeys, discussing the challenges and rewards of discipleship, setting healthy boundaries, and how our relationships with others have grown and evolved over time. So, grab your tea or coffee and get ready to jump into this thought provoking conversation! Don't forget to leave a comment or review! -- Connect with: Gage Henderson https://www.instagram.com/gagehenderson.93/ Pastor Aaron Levy https://www.instagram.com/_aaronlevy/?img_index=1 -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OvpFp9OB9_DgVdVVbXhFg Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beyond.theletter/ Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/discover/beyond-the-letter -- Have a question? Submit it TODAY, by clicking the link below! We have a LIVE Q&A night in two locations: ***SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE: https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondtheLetterQA - Rancho Campus (10900 Civic Center Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730) Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM - Pomona Campus (490 E. La Verne Ave. Pomona, CA 91767) Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM -- Get to know some of the team: @amesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ @verlonbakerofficial https://www.instagram.com/verlonbakerofficial/ @chelsiebaham https://www.instagram.com/chelsiebaham/ @nancysnavas https://www.instagram.com/nancysnavas/ @alizee.kayy https://www.instagram.com/alizee.kayy/
    1h 51m 22s
  • Tips for a Healthy Sex Life in Marriage || BEYOND I DO || S1E9

    16 NOV 2023 · BEYOND I DO, EPISODE NINE! If you're new here: Welcome to BEYOND I DO podcast! We're happy you're here! We are a branch of BEYOND THE LETTER PODCAST. Our heart on Beyond I Do is to provide tools and resources to help you thrive in your marriage and relationships. Throughout these bite size episodes we'll answer Q&A's, have guests, and you'll hear Adam and Ashlee share their experience and expertise on what it takes to have Godly, healthy, and thriving connections. Thank you for joining us on this journey and we look forward to the growth that's to come in your relationships! -- EPISODE 9: Have you or someone you know ever experienced a sexless marriage? Ever wondered how to navigate the fiery pathways of intimacy in your marriage successfully? We're ripping the band-aid off this often-taboo topic. Plenty of couples grapple with the question of who should initiate sex and how. The key takeaway: Communication is paramount. Adam and Ashlee share their own experiences dealing with a sexless marriage, the temptations that could arise from it, and the real-life discipline that it requires to maintain your marriage. In the concluding parts of this episode, we reveal our secrets to a healthy and rhythmic sex life, the effects of denying your partner sex, and the importance of prioritizing intimacy in marriage. We also offer valuable advice on communication in relationships and discuss why it's important to have open and honest conversations without resorting to ultimatums. Our goal is to help you understand that strong communication is the key to a successful relationship. We hope this episode leaves you with a renewed perspective on intimacy and communication in your marriage. Don't forget to leave a review and comment! We appreciate reading your own experience and thoughts. If you have any additional questions about relationships, be sure to submit them below. -- If you have any additional questions about blended families or relationships in general, be sure to submit them below. -- Have a question about relationships? Ask us by clicking the link below! https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondIdo -- Connect with Adam Mesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ -- Connect with Ashlee Mesa https://www.instagram.com/ashleemesa/ -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Instagram @beyond.ido Tik Tok @beyond.ido
    57m 26s
  • Pastors Discuss Taboo Topics || S205

    13 NOV 2023 · Ever wondered how church leaders navigate the tricky intersection of faith and politics, sex before marriage, and abortion? Join us for a riveting conversation with your host Pastor Adam alongside Pastor Julian Lowe, of Oasis LA, Pastor Will Chung of Beloved Church, and Jeff Osborne business owner and Life Coach as they peel back the layers of these delicate topics. We're throwing open the doors on taboo topics. Together with a full table of leaders, we'll challenge the preconceived notions of women in church leadership roles, exploring the scripture's context and how it can be applied to our modern world. There's a raw honesty to our discourse as we venture into the complexities of abortion and the conception of life according to the Bible - no easy answers, but much-needed dialogue. Our journey doesn't stop there. We're delving into the intricate dance of politics and Christianity, highlighting the contentious relationship between race and politics in the church. Tune in to this enlightening conversation as we unpack these complex topics and more! -- Connect with our special guests: Pastor Will Chung https://instagram.com/willkchung?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA== Connect with Pastor Julian Lowe https://instagram.com/julianlowe?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA== Connect with Jeff Osborne https://instagram.com/jefftosborne?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA== -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OvpFp9OB9_DgVdVVbXhFg Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beyond.theletter/ Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/discover/beyond-the-letter -- Have a question? Submit it TODAY, by clicking the link below! We have a LIVE Q&A night in two locations: ***SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE: https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondtheLetterQA - Rancho Campus (10900 Civic Center Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730) Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM - Pomona Campus (490 E. La Verne Ave. Pomona, CA 91767) Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM -- Get to know some of the team: @amesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ @verlonbakerofficial https://www.instagram.com/verlonbakerofficial/ @chelsiebaham https://www.instagram.com/chelsiebaham/ @nancysnavas https://www.instagram.com/nancysnavas/ @alizee.kayy https://www.instagram.com/alizee.kayy/
    1h 47m 47s
  • Newlyweds Share Experience During First Year of Marriage || BEYOND I DO || S1E8

    9 NOV 2023 · BEYOND I DO, EPISODE EIGHT! If you're new here: Welcome to BEYOND I DO podcast! We're happy you're here! We are a branch of BEYOND THE LETTER PODCAST. Our heart on Beyond I Do is to provide tools and resources to help you thrive in your marriage and relationships. Throughout these bite size episodes we'll answer Q&A's, have guests, and you'll hear Adam and Ashlee share their experience and expertise on what it takes to have Godly, healthy, and thriving connections. Thank you for joining us on this journey and we look forward to the growth that's to come in your relationships! -- EPISODE 8: New week, new episode! Ever considered waiting until your wedding day to share your first kiss? Eileen and Colin, a recently married couple, did and they generously share their experiences of navigating through the complexity of combined families and the intricacies of relationships. Eileen, with her incredible candor, addresses her parent's comments from a previous episode (linked below: HOW TO NAVIGATE BLENDED FAMILIES), and also illuminates the diverse dynamics she shares with her mother and father, setting the scene for a truly revealing and heartfelt discussion. They unravel their unique approach to dating, and their unwavering commitment to respect each other's boundaries even amidst the siren call of temptation. Not only do they provide an enlightening perspective on courtship, but they also offer practical advice to others who may be navigating similar paths, making this a vital listen for anyone in the dating scene. Marriage is a beautiful journey, but it also comes with its fair share of bumps and challenges. Have a front-row seat to Eileen and Colin's raw conversation about adjusting to marriage, learning from each other, and the importance of respect within their union. Discover how they navigated a disagreement over a mere clothing choice and what it taught them about the underlying principles of respect and compromise. Their candid discussions about self-control and moderation, coupled with their unique love story, make this episode an enriching blend of personal experiences and invaluable relationship advice. Tune in to expand your understanding of what it really takes to navigate a successful relationship. As always, leave a comment, review and share your thoughts with us! -- If you have any additional questions about blended families or relationships in general, be sure to submit them below. -- Have a question? Ask us by clicking the link below! https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondIdo -- Connect with Adam Mesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ -- Connect with Ashlee Mesa https://www.instagram.com/ashleemesa/ -- Connect with Eileen Barrier https://www.instagram.com/itseileenbarrier/ -- Connect with Colin Barrier https://www.instagram.com/_wadeinthewater/ -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Instagram @beyond.ido Tik Tok @beyond.ido
    43m 53s
  • Demons, Oppression, & Depression || S2E4

    6 NOV 2023 · Ever wondered how demons gain access to humans? Are you interested in the science behind holy water and why certain prayers work? Today we journey through a world that many fear to tread, exploring demonic influences, possession, and spiritual warfare. The team discusses, the popular podcast, The Exorcist Files, hosted by Ryan Bethea, and they share his illuminating insights, along with spine-chilling stories that promise to challenge your understanding of the spiritual realm. The narrative gets even more intriguing as we recount the journey of a Christian psychiatrist who questions his faith following an encounter with a schizophrenic patient displaying multiple personality disorder. Together, the team unravels the terrifying ways in which demons feed off fear and trauma. As they wrap up, the spotlight goes on the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in freeing ourselves from the shackles of our past. They discuss the potential for demons to infiltrate dreams and the pursuit of health and healing in a spiritual environment. This is not just a journey into the unknown; it is an exploration of our fears, beliefs, and the power we possess to conquer them. So, grab your tea or coffee and get ready to jump into this chilling conversation that will undoubtedly leave you with much to ponder about the spiritual realm and its impact on our lives. -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OvpFp9OB9_DgVdVVbXhFg Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beyond.theletter/ Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/discover/beyond-the-letter -- Have a question? Submit it TODAY, by clicking the link below! We have a LIVE Q&A night in two locations: ***SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE: https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondtheLetterQA - Rancho Campus (10900 Civic Center Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730) Every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM - Pomona Campus (490 E. La Verne Ave. Pomona, CA 91767) Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM -- Connect with Pastor Aaron Levy https://www.instagram.com/_aaronlevy/?img_index=1 -- Get to know some of the team: @amesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ @verlonbakerofficial https://www.instagram.com/verlonbakerofficial/ @chelsiebaham https://www.instagram.com/chelsiebaham/ @nancysnavas https://www.instagram.com/nancysnavas/ @alizee.kayy https://www.instagram.com/alizee.kayy/
    1h 15m 28s
  • How Having Children Changes Your Marriage || BEYOND I DO || S1E7

    2 NOV 2023 · EPISODE 7: In this week's episode Adam and Ashlee unravel the complexities of how marriage looks after having children. Navigating the turbulent waters of marriage after children is no easy task. It demands audacious selflessness, resilience, and a unified approach to parenting challenges. Just like a kaleidoscope, each twist in life after children brings a new design and perspective. It reshapes and transforms our lives, often reflecting the true state of our marriages. For some, it could be a rosy picture, while for others, it might reveal complex and intriguing patterns. Yet, the challenges that come with parenting can't be ignored. While it's an incredibly rewarding journey, it can also be an emotional rollercoaster. So, as we ride the wave of raising a family while keeping the marital spark alive, let's remember to celebrate both the chaos and joy it brings. In the end, it is about surviving and thriving in the beautiful chaos of raising a family without losing the essence of the love that started it all. Get ready to take good notes as we dive into how children changes your marriage! Don't forget to leave a review and comment! We appreciate reading your own experience and thoughts. If you have any additional questions about relationships, be sure to submit them below. -- Have a question? Ask us by clicking the link below! https://alfc.church.ai/form/BeyondIdo -- Connect with Adam Mesa https://www.instagram.com/amesa/ -- Connect with Ashlee Mesa https://www.instagram.com/ashleemesa/ -- Don't forget to stay connected with us: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Ov... Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beyond.ido/ Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/@beyond.ido?_t=8f7THSAPwTb&_r=1
    50m 56s

Adam and Caleb Mesa are two brothers who also happen to be Pastors. They love to have real life conversations with people of all backgrounds. In a world today that’s...

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Adam and Caleb Mesa are two brothers who also happen to be Pastors. They love to have real life conversations with people of all backgrounds. In a world today that’s muddled with hate, divisiveness, and separation; they help us discover everyone has a story to tell, how these topics relate to us as Christian’s and how can we take these conversations into our world.
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