MMP014: A Conversation with Associate Pastor, Ben McSpadden

Welcome to Episode 14! This week’s conversation is with Ben McSpadden.

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Ben is the Associate Pastor of Connections & Missions at Hope Church in Fort Worth, TX.  He has been on staff at Hope Church since 2008.

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Comments from Ben:

  • One aspect of teachability says, “I’m willing to walk in a different direction than where I was previously aiming.”
  • Advice to a college graduate:
    • “Don’t chase after a career, but find a church who’s mission you want to support and go support it regardless of how you get a paycheck.”
  • Good Mentors: “Men not afraid to share the truth whit me, even if it’s hard, especially when it’s from God’s Word.”
  • “I’ve responded to the light God has given me and He has give me more along the way.”

Lighting Round Notes:

  • Books:
  • Quotes:
    •  “Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” Proverbs 14:4 ESV
    • “The Bible teaches you what is REAL, not just TRUE.”
    • The Definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.”
    • “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
  • Ben’s advice to his 23 year old self:
    • Commitments will help you grow into maturity, they teach you faithfulness.  So commit!
    • Don’t shy away from noble things because you fear impure motives.
    • Pursuing wisdom is worth it!

To Connect with Ben:

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Next Week: My conversation with Church Planter John Worcester.

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