Welcome to Season 5 of the Kamloops Alliance Church Podcast! This season is all about relationships, and we have a fantastic lineup of guests that you won’t want to miss!
In this episode, we are excited to introduce you to Dr. Barry N. Danylak, and Melanie Nelson.
Dr. Barry Danylak is an international speaker and author, having a fresh perspective on singleness, marriage, and family viewed through the redemptive storyline of Scripture. With previous pastoral experience in one of Canada’s largest churches, Barry currently serves as the Executive Director for SEE Global www.seeglobal.net, a ministry that equips the global church with a biblical paradigm of offspring and spiritual family that fully engages single adults into church community and kingdom service. He also serves on the executive committee of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, an international organization that develops training tools for equipping missions to address issues of singles and marrieds working together in today’s culture.
Barry holds a master’s degrees in theology and biblical exegesis from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College respectively, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in New Testament. He is ordained with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. Barry is author of a biblical theology of singleness entitled, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Crossway, 2010).
Melanie Nelson is an IT professional with designations in organizational change management and governance, and loves to combine her occupational leadership and ministry experience for the church. She has a heart for the church and desires to encourage fellow sisters and brothers in Christ and come alongside emerging leaders, challenging them for kingdom purposes. She has graduate training in pastoral leadership and writes and speaks on community, spiritual care, and the inclusion of believers in spiritual family. She serves at Centre Street Church in Calgary, and is a ministry leader in single adult’s ministry where she leads missional community lead teams, as well as missions and spiritual care teams. She also serves as the chair of both Centre Street Church’s Board of Governors and SEE Global’s Advisory Board.
Melanie is articulate, thoughtful, pastoral, and this conversation is going to help everyone to move forward - to think biblically, thoughtfully, pastorally - and as a church, to consider, how we do this well as a family.
In this episode, Barry, Melanie, and Chris talk about singleness and celibacy, something that isn’t really talked about enough in the church. They explore the cultural perceptions of singleness, the lived experience of singles in the church, and how Jesus makes all the difference!