Thumpcast With Jeff & Dave



The ThumpCast is a weekly podcast with Jeff Ratliff and Dave Fishback. Jeff is the Associate Minister and Dave is the Preaching Minister at Piqua Christian Church in Piqua, Ohio. Our Podcast is primarily a place to share our lives with our church family, share stories about what God is doing in the PCC family, and to entertain, educate, and amaze!


  • The ThumpCast Vol 2 Ep 9

    22/05/2020 Duración: 36min

    It’s time for episode 9 of the Thumpcast!  The episode Jeff and Dave talk about prayer, revisit their Louisiana Pastor and his latest hijinks, talk a little more mental health, and the stresses of reopening.

  • Thumpcast V2 Ep 8

    14/05/2020 Duración: 58min

    In this episode of the show Jeff and Dave talk about court sanctioned sword fights, grand theft auto, emotional health, and what happens when you die. Resource mentioned in this show:

  • Thumpcast Vol 2 Ep 7

    08/05/2020 Duración: 48min

    In episode 7 of the Thumpcast Jeff and Dave try to go all positive and talk about ways they've seen people serve others in the last couple of months, how to find victories in this season, and how to read the Bible.

  • Thumpcast V2 Ep 6

    01/05/2020 Duración: 43min

    In episode 6 Jeff and Dave re-visit the arrested Pastor in Louisiana, the problem of "me-ism", and the clash between the New Testament and American Ideals.

  • Thumpcast Vol. 2 Ep. 5

    24/04/2020 Duración: 56min

    In this episode Jeff and Dave interview Caleb Fishback about his mission trip Slovenia and ponder why no one listens to experts anymore.

  • Thumpcast V2 Ep 4

    17/04/2020 Duración: 49min

    In this episode Jeff and Dave discuss a recap of our first digital Easter, economic idolatry, and conspiracy theories.  Everyone will be offended.

  • Thumpcast Volume 2 Episode 3

    10/04/2020 Duración: 40min

    In episode 3 Dave and Jeff talk about some of the musicians who have passed away recently, how to deal with anxiety, doing Easter online, Easter hats, and ham! It's most definitely not that terrible!  Enjoy and let us know what you think! 

  • Thumpcast Vol 2 Ep 2

    03/04/2020 Duración: 49min

    Episode 2 is here of the new and improved Thumpcast!  Jeff and Dave answer more questions, talk about whether or not coronavirus in God's judgment, and take on churches that are remaining open.

  • Thumpcast Vol 2 Ep 1

    25/03/2020 Duración: 39min

    The Thumpcast makes it triumphant return as Jeff and Dave talk pandemics, encouragement, and thumps!

  • ThumpCast Episode 45

    12/07/2017 Duración: 39min

    The guys are joined by Pastor John Scott from True Vine Church in Piqua today.  They talk about God's calling on John's life and the road that led him into full time ministry.  You can learn more about Pastor Jon and True Vine Church at Also mentioned in this podcast are the Auxano Bootcamps.  You can learn more about those at:  

  • ThumpCast Episode 44

    22/06/2017 Duración: 01h07min

    The guys are back from vacation and are joined by Houston Howard.  Houston is the founder of One 3 Creative and a Professor at the Los Angeles Film School where he focuses on telling better stories.  Houston is a near lifelong friend of Jeff's and he talks about the journey God took him on that landed him in the film industry. Highlights: -How God changed Houston's prayer from "What kind of lawyer do you want me to be?" to "What do you want me to be?" -The Nathan Model of storytelling and how the Bible is the first superstory -What's wrong with Christian films today and how they can be better -Viewing Hollywood as Nineveh and not Sodom -Giving back by teaching kids how to tell stories You can learn more about One 3's Superstory Academy here: You can reach Houston on Twitter @Houston_Howard or @one3creative

  • ThumpCast Episode 43

    25/05/2017 Duración: 30min

    This episode Becky Perry rejoins the guys to talk about discipling kids.  Becky is the Children's Minister at Troy Christian Church in Troy, OH and we talk everything from transitioning ministries to when is the right time for kids to make a decision for Jesus.  It's practical, informative, and a great testimony of God moving!  If you want to get a hold of Becky and pick her brain about Children's Ministry or just send her gifts she can be reached at  

  • ThumpCast Episode 42

    18/05/2017 Duración: 34min

    Jeff and Dave are back this week to put a bow on our Will Heath two parter and talk about our experience at Catalyst Cincinnati last week.  Show notes from Craig Groschel's talk that we discuss at length: Uncommon Fellowship requires Uncommon Unity "Pursue discomfort" 1. Recognize we (churches) desperately need each other    "Unity is NOT uniformity" 2. We err on the side of for and not against 3. We're going to give everything we can to stregthen others     "We will lead the way with irrational genorsity" 4. We're going to love like Jesus loved

  • ThumpCast Episode 41

    04/05/2017 Duración: 49min

    In part two of our conversation with Will Heath we get real practical about making change and transition in your church or organization.  You will want to take notes!  Will talks about 5 signposts to use when you facilitate change they are: 1. Pisgah 2. Teams 3. Search 4. Transition 5. Ceremony Will explains each of these signposts in depth.  "Account for these," Will says, "and things will go well.  Don't account for even one of them and things will go bad." In the course of the discussion we talk about ending ministries and the fact that no matter what there will be pain, but the process is ultimately the point. Unfortunately I say Will's wrong twitter account in the episode, but the actual twitter where you can reach Will is at @willardheath or via e-mail at:

  • ThumpCast Episode 40

    02/05/2017 Duración: 29min

    The guys are back with the ThumpCast!  And to celebrate their 40th episode they have the first of a two part conversation with Will Heath from the Auxano Group.  Will works a Lead navigator for Auxano and he helps churches and leaders navigate transitions and changes and achieve clarity in their vision and direction.  In part one Will talks about his personal journey that led him into a relationship with Jesus and eventually to joining Auxano! To learn more about Auxano visit or connect them on Twitter @auxano You can connect with Will on twitter @willardheath Resources mentioned in this episode: Church Unique by Will Mancini available here: God Dreams by Will Mancini available here:

  • ThumpCast 39: Vision and Clarity

    16/02/2017 Duración: 34min

    This week we talk about how important vision is in smaller churches and moreover how vital clarity is in getting the vision for your church.  We discuss: -Why small churches need vision to fight complexity -We talk about the tendacy of smaller churches to roll out generic vision so they don't really have to change -We talk about how complexity confuses disciple making -We then shift to clarity and what you need to do to determine where you are.  That clarity takes time. -We talk about the importance of starting with your leadership first -3 ways to get clarity on who your church family is:               -Conversations with members               - Surveys at the right time               -Prayer, prayer, and more prayer Resources mentioned this week: Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger Church Unique by Will Mancini

  • ThumpoCast 38: The Reboot

    02/02/2017 Duración: 23min

    In episode 38 we lay out our vision for the podcast and the thumps God has given us related to it.  We talk about what we hope to accomplish with our new format and discuss some of the challenges of doing ministry in the small church.  We discuss a blog post by Karl Vater specifically about podcasts and I incorrectly give the link Karl Vater's blog.  The correct link is below.  We talk about how vital vision is for small churches and close the show by laying out where we are going over the next couple of months with the ThumpCast.  All the links we reference in this episode are: Pivot: Karl Vater's blog Twitter @karlvaters The200 Podcast: Phil Vischer Podcast: Corey Neuhoff Podcast: Unseminary Podcast:

  • ThumpCast 37: Feliz Navidad

    06/01/2017 Duración: 34min

    The guys are back and discussing Christmas, their trip to Mexico, and the issue of complexity.

  • Episode 36

    15/12/2016 Duración: 33min

    The guys are back for one more go around this year.  We start off talking about the ridiculousness in Christianity sometimes.  Jeff reads some comments a writer made a Christian TV Show about President-Elect Trump being the new John the Baptist.  We also talk family and Christmas traditions and our favorite Christmas food.  We close off the show talking the passing of Jeff's Grandmother and legacy she has left behind.

  • ThumpCast 35

    17/11/2016 Duración: 35min

    This week we talk a little about the election results and a lot about sharing your faith without being a jerk. 

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