Love Your City Podcast

In the Love Your City Podcast presenters Sam Jackson and Letitia Shelton discuss the importance of gospel movements in towns and cities around the world.

About the Podcast

Through a unified church that proclaims the good news of the gospel, much can be done to see the transformational life of the gospel and the expansion of the Kingdom of God come to our communities and places.

You will hear stories from around the world, from various denominational, social, generational and ethnic leaders, so that more city gospel movement champions can be raised up to impact their places.

There will also be discussions on the key issues and themes that surround gospel movements and how everyone can get involved.

We invite you to join the conversation.

This podcast is brought to you by Movement Day Australia. If you would like to reach out to us you can do so at

Podcast Episodes

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    Episode 18 - Interview with Dave King and MD100C Wrap Up

    14 March 2019

    Sam & Letitia were thrilled to be part of the Movement Day 100 Cities Summit. In this episode, they share their highlights and insights, right after a special interview with David King.David is a Director of Kingdom Voice Limited based in Salford. He is an ambassador for Gather Global and one of the leaders of Movement Day UK. He is passionate about City Transformation and the role in this of the United Church. He has seen amazing strategic transformation in his own city of Salford. Having seen it there he is now passionate to see the church engage even more in city transformation UK wide and globally.

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    Episode 17 - Interview with Roger Sutton

    9 March 2019

    Roger Sutton founded and leads the Gather movement, a network of over 130 city gospel movements across the UK. Roger, alongside his wife Lesley, directed Movement Day UK held in London in October 2017 which drew together over 1,000 leaders from all denominations and spheres of life, which has resulted in 10 cities across the UK making plans to launch their own expressions of Movement Day.

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    Episode 16 - Interview with Grant Skeldon

    4 March 2019

    In response to millennials being labeled noncommittal, cynical, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network in order to shift the culture of Dallas by training millennials to be Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making, local missionaries. Initiative has impacted thousands of young leaders from over 540 different churches across the metroplex. Grant has traveled the world, speaking to thousands of pastors, parents, and business leaders on the topic of engaging and empowering millennials. His book, The Passion Generation, has been a bestseller in multiple categories. Grant serves on the advisory boards for Harvest America in Dallas and Movement Day. He is a member at Mercy Street Church, a multicultural, urban church plant in West Dallas.

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    Episode 15 - Interview with James Kelly from FaithTech

    25 February 2019

    James Kelly, the Founder and Director of FaithTech, is an entrepreneur turned pastor turned story-teller. With a unique background in business (co-founded a faith-based media company at 19 years of age, BComm and 7 years experience in professional recruitment) and church (MDiv and helped plant a church in 2012), he’s positioned to creatively bridge the gap between faith and tech. FaithTech, a growing movement pioneering new ways to advance the gospel in a new era driven by technology, started with an idea in late 2015 and has turned into a global ministry, with operations across North America in Silicon Valley, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, and Waterloo.

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    Episode 14 - Interview with Mac Pier

    18 February 2019

    Mac Pier is the founder and CEO of Movement.Org and was instrumental in founding the inaugural Movement Day conference. A visionary, strategic thinker and social networker, Mac loves to bring leaders together to transform their cities. He was on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship before founding Concerts of Prayer, Greater New York, a collaborative prayer initiative connecting pastors and churches throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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    Episode 13 - Interview with Rob Kelly, For Charlotte

    11 February 2019

    Rob Kelly serves as the founding President and CEO of the For Charlotte Mission Network. In this role, Rob is the primary directional leader of Movement Day Charlotte, the lead author of the Charlotte State of the City Report and architect of the For Charlotte network platform. Prior to this, Rob served 13 years as a pastor, along with numerous other leadership positions, including co-founding CHARLOTTE/ONE.

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    Episode 12 - Interview with RJ Holt from Dallas

    4 February 2019

    As a Global Cities Catalyst, RJ Holt designs, coaches, and facilitates leaders gathering in the urban centres of the world. In this episode, RJ shares his passion for his home city of Dallas, Texas, and in particular, the collaborative work being down to shut down drug houses in the city.

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    Episode 11 - Interview with Adam Durso

    31 January 2019

    Rev. Adam Durso is Executive Director of LEAD.NYC, a division of Movement.Org. For more than 20 years he has been a church pastor in his beloved New York City, while also finding time to speak in churches and conferences around the globe. A powerful thread runs through all of Adam’s work – a calling to connect with and have a powerful impact on people at all levels of society, especially youth, through various ministries and platforms, including social media. He serves on both the New York Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council and on the ministerial team at The Christian Cultural Center under the pastoral leadership of Dr. A.R. Bernard.

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    Episode 10 - Releasing the Whole Church into the City

    24 January 2019

    If we are to see a gospel movement in our city, the whole church needs to be equipped, released, and sent to serve in their sphere of influence. For that to happen, churches need to consider how their gatherings prepare their people for the scattering. In this episode, Sam & Letitia discuss the importance of this, as well as sharing some practical tips from their experiences in church leadership.

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    Episode 9 - Working with Others in City Transformation

    17 December 2018

    Where should we draw the line in working with people with other beliefs when it comes to city transformation and social causes? Should there be a line? In this episode, Sam & Letitia discuss these questions and the opportunities that come from working with others.

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    Episode 8 - Interview with Nick Scott and Adam Meredith

    10 December 2018

    Perth will be the first Australian city to run their own Movement Day. Sam & Letitia enjoyed interviewing two members of their team, Nick & Adam, at the Movement Day Roundtable held in Sydney in October 2018.

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    Episode 7 - Interview with Millie Voigtlander

    19 November 2018

    Sam & Letitia interview millennial leader, Millie Voigtlander. Millie lives in Montana, USA and has spent her recent years working internationally with YWAM. She has something important to say to both millennial Christians, and to those who lead churches.

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    Episode 6 - Interview with Pastor Casey Wolverton

    14 November 2018

    Sam & Letitia interview Adventist Pastor Casey Wolverton. From a rather exclusive denomination, Casey has become an integral leader in the unity and strategic collaboration of churches across his city. Listen in as Casey shares some of his story.

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    Episode 5 - Starting a Gospel Movement in Your Place

    5 November 2018

    Sam & Letitia discuss some simple tips for starting a gospel movement in your place. You may not consider yourself to be a leader, but you do have influence. These tips will help shape your posture towards being a blessing in your place, in your city.

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    Episode 4 - Interview with Ian Shelton

    22 October 2018

    Sam & Letitia interview church unity and city transformation pioneer, Ian Shelton. Ian also leads One Heart, the organisation behind bringing Movement Day to Australia.

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    Episode 3 - Changing the Scorecard

    15 October 2018

    Sam & Letitia discuss the current scorecard by which churches measure success and how it might need to change when it comes to loving and impacting your city.

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    Episode 2 - A City Free From Porn?

    3 October 2018

    In this episode, Sam interviews Letitia about the pornography education and awareness campaign she is spearheading in her home city of Toowoomba.

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    Episode 1 - Love Your City Introduction

    27 September 2018

    Sam & Letitia discuss why they started this podcast and why it’s important that followers of Jesus and their church communities love the city in which they live.