FOUNDRYcast is produced by Foundry, in Sterlington, La. It features a mix of conversation and other audio content from our ministry. At Foundry, we believe Jesus is Big Enough and we focus on creating environments for people to experience a God big enough for all their needs.

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What is Anxiety? | FOUNDRYcast

Space is an interesting thing. It can mean many different things to many different people. Space is all about possibilities...or space is all about chance. It can either be full of good things, or it can simply be space for bad things to happen. In the...

How to read the bible for normal people | week 3


It's not if, but when | FOUNDRYsermon

Anything that might give you a significant better situation requires some risks. To not take risks means to live a dull life. When I think of the things I have done that have provided the most enjoyment, they never come without cost. It might be time, ...

Testimonies | FOUNDRYsermon

On this episode of FOUNDRYcast, Jack Lockeby, our director of discipleship, shares a message about the power of testimonies. 

Telling the Truth | FOUNDRYcast

I think every kid goes through the “tell the truth” phase. It seems like understanding the difference between truth and lies is part of that early childhood learning phase. Sadly, we don’t grow out of it all the way. It seems to be something that many ...

#Blessed | FOUNDRYsermon

#Blessed. It’s a loaded word. And not just for the young, hip instagram crowd, trying to somewhat normalize their public displays of the ideal life. We are in the deep south. How many times have we made jokes about knowing what “bless your heart” actua...

Reading the Bible for normal people | Week 1

Do you struggle with reading scripture?   Join us for a 6 week study of 1st John and a series of lessons on how to read the Bible. We will tackle the problems folks have shared with what stops them from reading the Bible and learn together.  For all di...

Over-Burdened | FOUNDRYsermon

Think of a few paradoxes. You might have a couple in your own life...I know I do. Our expectations can sometimes get the best of us. We can try to be well meaning, but it sometimes escapes us, even with our best actions. Jesus dealt with the paradox of...


Every so often I run into a story in the Bible that leaves me speechless. It’s one of the ones that is so odd we don’t really know how to react to it. And in these stories we can take a few different paths. One of them is we simply call it allegory or ...


Have you ever had an awesome neighbor? They can totally change your standard of living. Instead of just a simple “Hey, can I borrow this?” you might end up with a radically different understanding of community. But have you ever had a frustrating neigh...

Sabbath Makers

We've got a complicated relationship with work. We want to find fulfillment and value in life...but we also need to pay the bills. For most of us, it means finding a balance between what we enjoy and what doesn't drive us crazy (but anything can make u...

Finding the Kingdom | FOUNDRYsermon

How good are you at finding things? Perhaps a better question is how good are you at losing things? I once lost my keys and functioned for months without a way to lock my dorm room, access my mailbox and only could drive my car because I had given my r...

Hand to the plow | FOUNDRYsermon

Over the last couple of weeks we have dug deep into what the idea of the Kingdom of God means. This week, we are going to get a little specific and Jack Lockeby will be sharing from an encounter someone had with Jesus. It makes us ask tough questions o...

Get Ready | FOUNDRYsermon

One of the most common teachings of Jesus is the “Kingdom of God”. We’ve been dancing around it this last year in our year of Jesus*, but now is the time to jump into the bigger picture. And the best place to really start of with is…well, the start of ...

Jesus Math | FOUNDRYsermon

Over the last year, we have been focusing on gospel passages and the teachings of Jesus on Sunday morning. We have looked at stories He shared, the way he challenged both people and systems, and we’ve also talked about how people chose to share these s...

Big Love | FOUNDRYsermon

Have you ever wished for a 2nd chance? Thought about what it could look like, what you might do different? I think we all have. It’s an important thing. Peter, after last week, most certainly needed a second chance. And the gospels tell us about the sm...

Big Loss | FOUNDRYsermon

Have you ever found yourself backed into a corner? It’s the hard way to learn the world isn’t what we thought it was or doesn’t work like we want it to. And this is an old tale. Sometimes we learn it easy and sometimes we learn it hard. Peter, a discip...

The Scum of the Earth | FOUNDRYsermon

So who gets to belong? That’s a big question. We could almost say the majority of our social discourse these days is about who gets to belong and at what level. The conversation begins when we are kids on the playground and in the classroom and sadly c...

The Best Way to Shock Jesus | FOUNDRYsermon

So what surprises you? I’m not necessarily talking about someone jumping out from behind a door, but what behavior do you so rarely see that you end up genuinely surprised when you encounter it? They can be both negative and positive actions, but we al...

Eyes & Ears | FOUNDRYsermon

Jesus liked to tell stories. I imagine he did for the same reason other people like to tell stories. You see, words create worlds, and stories can create the worlds in which we can look at things differently…mainly ourselves. Jesus tells a story about ...

Agree to Disagree | FOUNDRYsermon

When was the last time you got into a disagreement? Did it end well? Do they ever actually end well? We live in a world that seems to be filled with disagreements. And how do they typically end up? What would it look like if the typical reaction to dis...

What Nearly Dying Taught Me About Really Living

Earlier this year, Chad Brooks (our pastor), had a pretty serious medical scare. He took the time to talk about it on Sunday morning and also to share what Scripture revealed to his heart during the season of healing and reflection. 

When You're Stuck in a Rut

So what baggage do we carry around and what are we doing with it? “I have made no trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “You and your family are the troublemakers, for you have refused to obey the commands of the Lord and have worshiped the images of Ba...

When We Should Know Him | FOUNDRYsermon

Seriously? Think about it. What normally happens before a tough conversation has to happen? One person does something that has sadly turned out to be a repeating problem. Another person has to step in and have one of those tough conversations. I can on...

When You Hope You Know Him

Everyone loves the inside scoop. Sometimes it’s because we are nosey. Other times it’s because we want to make sure we have right information. Inside scoops clarify. Especially when big things are at stake. So how do you go about doing it? You typicall...

When You Don't Know Him | FOUNDRYsermon

We are starting a new series called “Good Talk Bro” and looking at three conversations Jesus had with individuals. In each of these he confronts an assumption they have and invites them into a new change life. If we think about the people we trust to h...

Let's Get This Party Started | FOUNDRYsermon

Parties are about change. Are you tracking with me? Think back to late adolescence and early adult-hood. To go to a party was to have the ability to change things. You could finally have a conversation with that special someone, social ladders would mo...

Walking Through the Broken Divide | FOUNDRYsermon

We often think of Easter morning being this peaceful, calm situation. It has been imprinted on us that the angel was in all white, the women at the grave were squeaky clean and bathed, and even the Roman soldiers guarding the tomb were willing and exci...

Big Arrivals | Allan Martin | FOUNDRYsermon

In this special palm sunday message, Allan Martin shares about how Jesus showing up in Jerusalem was quite the big arrival. 

Mexico Mission 2019 with Cade and Preston Reynolds and Grahm Burks | FOUNDRYcast

So what happens when we bring #JesusIsBigEnough south of the border? 

When Things Don't Go As Planned | FOUNDRYsermon Ben Nicholson

With Chad out for a few weeks for sick leave, we are hearing stories from those who are part of Foundry. Ben is one of the original leaders of the church and is a pediatric behavioral therapist in North Louisiana. He shares a story learned while workin...

Leaving | FOUNDRYsermon

Each time I lead a funeral service, I include a handful of passages from John 14. They are meant for us to feel comfort, understand the place of death, and reflect on what and where Jesus currently is. In John 14 are many of our favorite readings about...

Washed | FOUNDRYsermon

When I was in High School, our principal was a pretty big guy. He actually started at our high school as a freshman the first year it opened, came back after college and began coaching and teaching at his alma mater. Eventually, he became principal. An...

Childlike Humility | FOUNDRYsermon

When I was a kid I remember my parents being amazed at how quickly I could work through a transformer. Every now and then my Dad would pick one up and attempt it. He’d quickly be lost. Now, my niece knows how to change the brightness setting on my iPho...

Pursuit of God Teaser

We are currently producing both devotional content AND the full audio text of Pursuit of God for our discipleship system. Here is a teaser with the devotional content for the preface and the full book text. For more information, go to

What Drives Us Defines Us

When Meredith and I were engaged I came up with a rule for when we were registering for things. I got to hold the registration gun. You know, the electronic scanner that puts stuff on your digital registry? I felt like it was attempting to maintain som...

3 Things About Prayer | Jack Lockeby

This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done,     on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,     as we also have forgiven our debtors...

Great Faith | FOUNDRYsermon Rev. Alan Johnson

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “B...

The Four Gospels | FOUNDRYsermon

Ever got into one of those situations where a pack of kids just experienced something and are all attempting to explain it to you at the same time? If you know the bunch, you typically learn to listen to each one of them with a different ear. You’ve go...

Jesus' First Sermon

This year we are spending our time each Sunday on a different passage from one of the four gospels. Why? Well, if we are claiming to follow Jesus, couldn’t we all benefit from a clearer picture of what He told us? In a day where even religion is becomi...

Vision Sunday 2019

What does it mean for Jesus to call us to specific ministry, especially with those we encounter in our community and neighborhoods? Chad shares this passage from John 1 with us.  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb...

Jesus and the Moving Truck | FOUNDRYsermon

For Foundry, much of our vision comes from John 1:14. So the word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness, and we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John 1:14 NLT Since the...

The Weirdest DTR (ever) | Wesleyan Covenant Service

Remember that awkward conversation you’ve had with someone? You know…the one where you are trying to figure out what the relationship is actually like? When I was in high school, in the mid-90’s we called it the DTR. As in “define the relationship”. It...

The Biggest Grinch of All | FOUNDRYsermon

Do you ever feel like you just don’t want to do Christmas? It’s alright. It happens from time to time. I created a video a few years ago on my own bah-humbugness. We all have these different factors at play during the holidays. But if we are honest wit...

That Ain't The Freakin Christmas Star

This week, Rev. Alan Johnson, the director of the ULM Wesley Foundation and Foundry board member is sharing the message. Alan always brings a great conversation to Foundry (check out this one about a demon-possessed man).  Back in the 90’s when I was i...

Christmas Belongs To The Washed Up

It’s been one of my favorite Christmas conversations of the last few years. Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?* To really answer that, we have to look at what makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie? There is a typical pattern. You have to have a great s...

Thankful Hearts | FOUNDRYsermon

I sometimes feel like filling ourselves up is a prerequisite for Thanksgiving. We all have those favorite things to enjoy. And many of us gather around the table and each answer a question along the lines of "What are you thankful for this year?". But ...

Expectors Experience | FOUNDRYsermon

These last few weeks, we have been talking about the different ways leaders engage with God and work inside of his mission. We learned from Nehemiah that “Burdens Break Us for the Mending of Others” Last week, we learned in Jeremiah that Jesus guides o...

The Big Return

So let's get straight to it. Why does the average person, the everyday "normal" Christian, have problems seeing the power of God in their life?  I think it's because we fail to take a personal stance on the idea of repentance. Repentance, which means t...

The First Steps of Spiritual Leadership

When was the first time your heart hurt? Not some high school love heartbreak, but a genuine brokenness for other people. For me, it was seeing the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. The storm didn’t affect my family, but it had changed the lives of many ...