Dave talks with Dan about the rebirth of his church, Rose City. With the new life that followed, they have said, "yes" to many opportunities and the Lord has blessed them with significant influence in the city of Pasadena.
Dave & Chris talk with Tim (edgewaterlutheran.org) about God uses conflict, challenges, and coaches/mentors in our lives to bring about significant heart & life change. God is masterful at keeping us focused on what is most important - if we'll listen.
Dave & Chris talk with Kirk about how easy it can be to lose perspective on what our main purpose and priorities are. And they also talk through some key ways to stay clear and focused on what the Lord has called us to join Him in.
Dave talks with his guest, Kyle Rodgers, about how having clarity on our call from God to serve His purposes leads to greater joy, perspective, and staying power in challenging times. They share how they discerned and keep their calling in front of them.
Your physical health is very important to longevity as a kingdom leader, here are some practical ways to get started. Chris & Michelle (summitfitness.net) share from their expertise & experience how to begin to make better choices for better health.
Dave & Chris talk with Lynn Thrush about how God tends to show up in our lives and ministries when we expand our hope & holy imagination. These traits increase our faith, which impacts our acting, and together they invite God to do new and amazing
Dave & Chris continue their conversation with Adam about ways they communicate with their children about the privileges of being a leadership family in a small church community.
Dave & Chris talk with Adam Wagner about how to prioritize their relationship with their spouse by asking good questions that will reveal important insights about the state of their marriage as ministry leaders.
Dave talks with his wife, Temple, about how they navigated ministry as a family. She gives some good insights and they invite you to have this kind of conversation with your spouse.
Dave & Chris wonder if the question, How do I get it all done? is the best one to ask. Maybe there is another way to approach our To Do List that will lead to less frustration and more productivity.
Dave & Chris talk about how exhilarating and exhausting ministry can be. Being drained as a result of your hard work is to be expected. Because none of us want to stay in that condition, they discuss ways to re-fill with the good things God has for you.
Dave & Chris talk about risk-taking is the path to accomplishing the dreams God gives to us for our lives and ministries. They also discuss a number of practical ways to grow in taking risks that will grow your faith and influence others for Christ.
Dave & Chris talk about how valuable it is to dream big God-sized dreams for our ministry. Yes, there are many things that might derail our dreams, so they encourage some practical ways to keep the dream alive.
Dave & Chris talk about how to lead in our ministries when we have bumps, bruises, and hurts from those we serve. The Apostle Paul is our example here in 2 Cor 4.
Dave & Chris talk about how God provides perspective through the people who walk with us. It is too common for us to go it alone. They invite you to seek the perspective of a like-minded partner in ministry.
Dave & Chris talk about how, as leaders, there will be times of difficulty. They wonder what might happen if we actually talked about the experiences of hardship as normal. How might that impact our relationships with God and other leaders?
Dave & Chris talk about how to battle against the feelings of being overwhelmed by having clarity of what is important and what is urgent. When we get clear on these, then we can act on what are priorities are with greater confidence and effectiveness.
Dave & Chris talk about how in order to put the First Thing First (seeking God) it will take great focus to keep the distractions from doing their thing. But the effort has a great reward!
Dave & Chris talk about what they desire the impact of this podcast will be -- encouraging as well as provoking new insights so as to inspire small church pastors to a relentless pursuit of the upward call of God as leaders for His cause.
This morning I had a good workout with my partner. Jake likes the unconventional training we do each session. So, yes, he’s a little warped. When he arrives, he’s “all in” and seems to fill the room with energy each workout. There are times when we’re working out and I want to take it easy… maybe even quit before the training’s completed. But Jake’s presence and partnership provokes me to press on.
He speaks my language. Keeps me focused. And Jake makes a lot more noise than I do when he’s exercising!
Then I had coffee with Rob. He asked meaningful questions and then leaned in for the responses. He laughed with me. Cheered me on in my pursuits to change the world. And he cared about my private life in ways that few seem to notice. Jake and Rob are what I call “Advocates”.
By the time I left my heart was full. My eagerness to push ahead to disrupt the world (for good) was at 100%. My confidence that I was making a difference for God was bolstered. Driving away I had the thought:
“Wow! Let’s attack the rest of the day!”
What about you?
Who are the advocates in your life—the people who help lift you to the next level? Maybe a better question is: How often do you connect with them?
My Advocates are like air to me.
I need a lot of it to keep me lively and filled full.
They are my heroes.
They may not run around with brightly colored capes, but they definitely rescue me from my small thinking and easily distracted mind. They get my eyes back on the path the Lord has charted for me.
When it consider how thankful I am for the advocates I got to be with today, I hope to return the favor and to advocate for their greatness.
What about you?