Flourishing Communities Podcast

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This resource is part of the Flourishing Communities Collection.

Communities flourish when we live out our faith in Jesus. But...that’s a lot easier said than done. InterVarsity staff, Caroline Lancaster and Andy Kim, unpack (and sometimes wrestle with) the values and practices that help grow flourishing communities on campus. Through honest conversations, and some serious reflection on their own friendship and the communities they share, Caroline and Andy will make you reflect on the beauty and struggles of forming real community.

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Season 1 Episode Guide

Season Credits

  • Hosts: Caroline Lancaster (@carolinesusie)  & Andy Kim (@andrewsunkim)
  • Producers: Kyle Lee, Caroline Lancaster, & Alex Waters
  • Design: Gary Nauman
  • Brought to you by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 


Season 1 Episode 0: Flourishing Communities

Season 1 Episode 1: Embodied Faith

  • Description: InterVarsity staff Andy Kim and Caroline Lancaster talk about the foundation of a flourishing community: embodied faith. But, living out faith in Jesus through loving our neighbor and pursuing justice is so easily disregarded, especially in Christian spaces that prioritize a disembodied faith. 
  • Show Notes

Season 1 Episode 2: Selfless Love  

  • Description: In this episode, Caroline Lancaster and Andy Kim talk about the ways technology and culture shape a shallow understanding of love and how the other-focused love of Jesus is revolutionary. Let’s all pray that “one-trick-love-pony” doesn’t actually become a thing.
  • Show Notes

Season 1 Episode 3: Radical Inclusion

Season 1 Episode 4: Mutuality

Season 1 Episode 5: Reconciliation

  • Description: Will this be the episode where Andy and Caroline’s friendship finally blows up? Their conversation covers everything from tv shows (no surprise) to Scripture as they fill in a picture of how reconciliation can lead to flourishing. We also hear a glimpse of Caroline’s story as she retells the fear she had of being disowned by her parents. 
  • Show Notes

Season 1 Episode 6: Costly Compassion

Season 1 Episode 7: Justice

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Caroline Lancaster serves as InterVarsity’s Associate Director for Multiethnic Initiatives and is on South Asian InterVarsity's national leadership team. She is a second-generation Indian American that has lived in California, Singapore, Boston, and the Chicago 'burbs. She is a creative at heart and loves equipping students, faculty, and staff to pursue justice in their contexts. 

Caroline is a certified Cultural Intelligence Trainer, participated in Rev. Dr. Brenda-Salter McNeil’s Reconciliation Leaders Cohort, and is currently pursuing an MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary. Find Caroline on instagram @carolinesusie!

Andy Kim serves as the Multiethnic Resource Director for InterVarsity Multiethnic Initiatives and Associate Director for InterVarsity Creative Labs.

He is passionate about the intersection between ministry, technology, and innovation as well as developing resources to equip students, faculty, staff, and alumni to reach people of every ethnicity and culture with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He previously served as the director of intercultural development at Trinity International University, a campus minister at Northwestern University, and as part of the worship team for the Urbana 12 Student Missions Conference.

He holds an MDIV from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a BA from Northwestern University, and lives in Urbana, IL with his wife, Madeline, and son, Joseph.