Bible Roots Podcast
A podcast designed for pastors looking to engage their church with deeper conversations around God\'s Word.

Episode 7: Leading Your Church in a Divided World: Randy Frazee AND Mark Batterson

In today’s episode, Randy talks with Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Randy and Mark dive into many of the relevant and troubled topics of today’s world including divisional politics, community views, societal pressures and more.



"I am concerned about culture and where we're headed. It seems like everybody is blaming everybody for everything...And so I would flip it and say, this is our moment to stand in the gap as peacemakers, grace givers, truth tellers, tone setters. We are here for such a time as this, for such a place as this is... You need light when it's dark and you need salt in a moment like this.
—Mark Batterson

Randy and Mark discuss current culture and the culture within the American church. How should we as Christians respond to what is happening in the world today?


Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with multiple locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, as well as the DC Dream Center. NCC is also redeveloping a city block located at the intersection of the Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, and Riverfront neighborhoods. The Capital Turnaround will be a mixed-use space, including event venue, child development center, marketplace, and co-working space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of 19 books including, The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and has recently released Double Blessing, Whisper, and Play the Man. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah. Facebook Profile Instagram Profile Twitter Profile Website


Randy Frazee Sitting At a desk

Randy Frazee is the lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. A frontrunner and innovator in spiritual formation and biblical community, Randy is the architect of The Story and Believe church engagement campaign. He is also the author of The Heart of the Story; Think, Act, Be Like Jesus; What Happens After You Die; The Connecting Church 2.0; and The Christian Life Profile Assessment. He and his wife, Rozanne, live in Kansas City, Kansas.