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Jon Fuller is on a mission to be a true example of Christ in his life and in his work. He introduces you to men and women of faith who have walked different paths to find a true Christianity that they live out each and every day. Some paths have been bumpy and filled with debris, but through it all, grace and faith have been a sustaining force in the lives of these men. You won't find any fake and phoney Christianity here.....just real people with a heart for God and living out His call on their lives. Join us for new episodes each week. We'd love it if you'd share the show with other men of faith who need support and encouragement along their journey.
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Sep 12, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Roger Thompson. Roger talks about his journey from being what the world would consider successful and living the dream, but then realizing that he wasn't truly content, and happy with the direction his life was headed. Roger says he was chasing success, and his life was full, but his heart was empty. Not only was this lifestyle taking a toll on him it was also taking a toll on his kids, and family as a whole. This is what put Roger on the path to figure out what truly brought him joy. In this interview he shares his journey, and this is why he wrote a book called We Stood Upon Stars that was recently released. This episode will inspire and challenge you to live simple.

 

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We Stood Upon Stars By: Roger W. Thompson

Sep 6, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Fit we hear from the author Tiffany King. Tiffany wrote the cook book Eat At Home Tonight. In this episode Tiffany describes the amazing recipes, and how practical the index is for anyone  to not only follow, but make a home made meal. You will also hear the many benefits to eating at home including saving time, money, healthier ingredients, and most importantly quality family time. This is a very practical and easy step you can take to begin living a healthier more balanced lifestyle today! 

 

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Eat at Home Tonight By: Tiffany King

Sep 5, 2018

On this episode we hear from the author of the book, The Brave Art of Motherhood, Rachel Marie Martin. Rachel shares what it is like to be a mother of 7 children, and all the joys and challenges that can hold. She shares that the secret to being successful is being willing to fall down, learn, and get back up again. She also shares her personal journey of coming to place of recognizing that life was not about pleasing everyone. Rachel says " I decided to place my success on what I was called to do."  You don't want to miss this inspiring episode!

 

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The Brave Art of Motherhood By: Rachel Marie Martin

Aug 29, 2018

In this week's episode of Are You Real Purpose we hear from Jack Deere. Jack has spent years in ministry working in many different capacities including church plants, being a professor, speaker, teacher, and the list goes on. Jack shares his inspiring story of how he grew up in a traumatic home environment, got saved at 17, went on to do ministry until his life was forever changed when his son took his own life the age of 22 due to drug addiction. Jack goes on to share that the beginning years of his ministry were spent seeing God and teaching God as an obligation, and that there were principles that needed to be followed. Jack says when we major in obligations it can lead us to endure God rather than to enjoy God. He says he now realizes that the love of God and experiencing the character of God allows us to have true enjoyment in Him. Jack says, we need to feel His affection, and know Him as friend. This is a truly powerful testimony of how God can transform our lives, and use even the most tragic situations to draw us closer and know Him more deeply. 

 

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Even in Our Darkness By: Jack Deere

Aug 22, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Purpose we talk to Motivational Speaker, and business coach Jody Holland. Jody has a master's degree in psychology, and has written over 17 books. His new book Faces of Reality is five years of research in the making. In this book, Jody walks you through the science behind face reading, and breaks it down into five categories. The key areas include; How a person makes decisions, how they project themselves into the world, what hold that person back, how they evaluate themselves, and how they process information. Jody shares how these skills have helped him to communicate not only more effectively, but have helped him in his business to help companies place people in the right positions for success. This is a fun, unconventional interview you won't want to miss!

 

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Faces Of Reality By: Jody Holland

Aug 15, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real purpose, host Jon Fuller, interviews Michelle Gomez. Michelle is the author of the book Own Your Brilliance. In her book, Own Your Brilliance, Michelle talks about being an imposter survivor in the work force, and how she learned to overcome that. Now, Michelle helps others discover purpose, and operate out of a place of grace, and gratitude. Michelle says when she was able to breakthrough, and show up in her own life, and career she was able to begin coaching others to achieve their own level of brilliance. Out of this experience she began to get a vision, and she wrote her book. This has helped Michelle turn the tables, and begin pioneering a new vision for others struggling with the same issues. She says "Surrendering the need, and letting God work it out is a big lesson for me." "It's okay to be human." In this episode she talks about her life, business, and the journey that has allowed her help others find true purpose, and satisfaction in not only life, but in everything you do. 

 

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Aug 8, 2018

On today's episode of Are You Real Purpose Jon talks to Will Ford. Will Ford is the Director of the market place leadership major at Christ for the Nations. Will is also the co- author of the book The Dream King. In this interview, Will talks about his family heirloom. This heirloom is a 200 year old kettle pot originally used for washing clothes, but was secretly used for prayer. Years later, this same kettle pot was used to begin to heal not just a family from slavery, and racism, but is still being used today. Will says "We are called to have a prayer life, a life of intimacy with God that respects all of society." Will also says that in order for us to change the world we must first change the market place. When we do this we are raising up marketplace revivalists who are problem solvers for society, and that brings influence to our nation. Will has a story that will touch your heart, and propel you to new heights! 

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Aug 1, 2018

On this episode of Are You Real Purpose Host Jon Fuller talks to Jessica Honegger of the Noonday Collection. Jessica lives in Austin Tx with her husband, and 3 children. Jessica shares her inspiring story of how they embarked on a journey toward international adoption in the country of Rwanda. When they made this decision to adopt they had no idea the journey that was ahead. Right after they began the process the recession hit, and the nest egg they thought they had quickly disappeared to help pay bills, and sustain everyday life. With that, Jessica had an opportunity that even surprised her to start up a brand new business to help her fund the adoption of her and her husbands child in Rwanda. As the story unfolds you will be inspired by her faith, and how God exploded this company far and above what Jessica originally thought possible, and continues to do so today with over 2,000 ambassadors, and 4,500 artisans around the world. Jessica says "There was so much power in inviting people into my story, and inviting people in to help support us." You do not want to miss this inspiring episode of how Jessica stepped into her purpose!

 

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Imperfect Courage By Jessica Honegger

Jul 25, 2018

On episode 111 of Are You Real Purpose host Jon Fuller talks with author and Director of external relations to the Seattle Seahawks Ben Malcolmson. Ben has a degree in Print journalism, and has written for many media outlets including The Associated Press, U.S. Today, and Sports Illustrated. On this episode Ben shares his inspiring story with us about how he became a Seattle Seahawk "walk on", and began to seek out His purpose by being purposeful, and allowing God to stir something inside of Him. Ben says "abundance, and fulfillment can only be found in Him." Through this journey Ben began to share his story of encouragement with others, and just released his book Walk On. His book is about his personal story, and he has shared this throughout the years, but felt it was time to share it with the whole world in this amazing story. You don't want to miss this episode of Are You Real Purpose!

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Jul 13, 2018

On this episode of Are you Real Government Host Dubb Alexander talks to David Windburn. David talks about why it is important for businesses, and investors to partner with Africa. You don't want to miss this educational, and informative interview!

 

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Jul 11, 2018

In Episode 110 of Are You Real Purpose Jon Fuller interviews Hannah Brencher. Hannah is a writer, TED Speaker, and webcast teacher with a heart for building leaders. Her first book, If You Find This Letter, tells the story behind the social movement, More Love Letters, which includes 100,ooo people in over 70 countries. Hannah shares many of her life lessons, and the stories behind how her first book has catapulted her into many different arenas in life that were unexpected! Hannah just released her second book Come Matter Here, and has many words of wisdom to share with our listeners in this interview you won't want to miss! Hannah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Lane.

 

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Jul 5, 2018

On this episode of Are you Real Linked Host Christy Austin dives deeper into what it means to be a city taker through the art of giving in an amazing interview with Joe Liggett from Ember Ministries. Joe lives in Toledo Ohio, and says unity in the body of Christ is one of the most important factors in seeing a city won for Jesus. He says just like in Acts 1 we can't do anything without being in agreement, and being in one accord. Joe also says that prayer takes patience, and we can't be discouraged when we don't see prayers immediately answered. Joe reminds us that every outpouring was proceeded by a move of prayer and unity in the body. Joe has been part of this ministry for 10 years, and throughout this interview he shares many inspirational stories, and practical ways we can learn to be city takers in our own cities and communities. This episode is one you won't want to miss! 

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Jul 4, 2018

On Episode 109 of Are You Real Purpose Host Jon Fuller talks to the Author of The Sacred Enneagram Christopher Heuertz. Christopher has spent the last 25 years of his life in the Non- profit sector. He has volunteered with Mother Teresa as well as started one of the first pediatric aids care homes in South Asia for kids with HIV. Christopher went to a Christian Liberal Arts school, and originally thought he would end up in the church world, but a trip to Jerusalem open his eyes to suffering that allowed him to change his focus. Having this experience as a young person caused him to have to go back to scripture to see what the bible says about helping others in need. Christopher talks in depth about how he was impacted by Mother Teresa during those early years of his life, and reflects on the type of person she was. He says he has never again since then been in the presence of someone who has the depth and love she had. He says she threw herself into the mystery of the divine love, and realized it was beyond her. It was something remarkable and beautiful. She was a person that continued to say yes even when everything in her wanted to say no.

Christopher also talks about his intriguing book The Sacred Enneagram, and gives much insight into the different personality types, and why it is important to embark on the journey of self love. He says "We need to build the best of ourselves. Love our neighbor as ourself. Most of us don't love ourselves well." Chris also says that recognizing the sewers in our own souls that have been neglected or ignored are an important part of growth as a person. You don't want to miss this in depth, exciting episode of Are You Real Purpose!!

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Jun 27, 2018

How has God worked in your life to put you in the places to accomplish HIs purpose? How far have you come? If you’re honest, you’ll admit that your life has been a journey that you could have never predicted. You can probably point to the markers and moments along the way that have been pivotal in influencing your faithfulness and passion for His work. Today’s guest is living proof that God’s ways are higher than ours and His purpose is bigger than we can imagine.

 

Jon Tyson is a widely respected church planter and leader in NYC. Originally from Australia, Jon moved to the US two decades ago with a passion to cultivate renewal in the Western Church. Jon has spoken at Q Conference, Catalyst, and other key venues around the world. His preaching addresses culture and faith with a rare fusion of passion and depth. He has been featured in Christianity Today, NY Times, and Relevate. Jon lives in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children.

 

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  • Jon’s story of dropping out of high school at age 16 to be a butcher in a meat factory in a sketchy neighborhood in Australia and coming to the US at age 20 to study theology
  • The visionary boss at the meat factory and the incredible vision he cast for Jon
  • How Jon became a Christian at age 17 at a Pentecostal Youth Revival at what is now Planet Shakers Church
  • The scholarship miracle that allowed Jon to come to the US to study at Bible college
  • A foundational verse for Jon’s life, in his own words: Habakkuk 3:2--”I’ve heard about who you are, Lord. I’m in awe of what you do, and I want you to do it in our day. Make what you’ve done in other generations known now.”
  • The theme of Jon’s life: Closing the gap between what God has promised and what we are experiencing
  • Sharing his testimony at the youth revival and how the Youth Pastor marked that moment to wake up Jon’s destiny and call something out of him
  • Jon’s early morning habit of earnest prayer for revival and the fire that burned within him
  • How he spent the next three years being persecuted for his faith as he completed his apprenticeship at the meat factory
  • Three years of character training, prayer, and the open doors to come to the US
  • How the character and integrity of Jesus has to be the foundation of ministry and influence and success or we collapse into a “sinkhole”--”We have to tend to the secret life of intimacy with Jesus.”
  • How he dealt with the ridicule and temptation at the meat factory and influenced his co-workers through his character and integrity
  • The root of Christianity in discipling others and leading churches: Being faithful in small things
  • Jon’s “Red Sea” story of NYC church planting and being homeless while apartment hunting
  • Jon’s biggest strength: “The ability to handle drama and keep believing that God is going to come through.””
  • Jon’s weakness within that strength: “Sometimes not meeting people in the emotional pain of their lives in sympathy.”
  • Why Jon wrote The Burden is Light to offer people hope in the things they wrestle with daily
  • The dangers of pride, comparison, and discontentment
  • The analogy of the ring with three layers: The call before God, the people we serve, and the people who are eavesdropping on our mission
  • What Jon sees in today’s culture: distraction vs. presence: why we need to learn to pay attention to the life around us
  • How to align your passion with action instead of aligning your passion with opinion
  • Jon’s advice to himself at age 30--”In my desire to model personal humility, I did not demonstrate enough executive will. I had too much of a peacemaking spirit. I would say to steward the call God has for you and I would realign personal humility and executive will in my life.”
  • A recommended book: The New Copernicans by John Seel
  • Jon’s advice: From Hebrews: “God rewards those who diligently seek Him. Seek Him and press into everything He has, and He’ll reward you in ways you can’t imagine.”

 

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Jun 22, 2018

this episode of Are you Real Government Dubb talks to Matt Gonzales about what it looks like to change culture with prophetic influence. Matt and his wife Desiree, have done campus ministries, church plants, and school of ministry trainings just to name a few! Matt has been influential in creating prophetic companies, culture, and helping others understand what a prophet is. Matt believes his highest priority is being a husband, and a father to his three kids. He says the way he advances the kingdom starts with his family. Matt shares his journey of starting on a college campus, and having an encounter with God in 2000, and how that started a campus movement that propelled a massive move of God. From there, Matt has seen God do work through so many different ays to bring His kingdom to Earth including creative miracles, operating in the prophetic, and changing cultures all around him daily through understanding God's principles. He shares these experiences, and how they have opened doors to impact government in surprising ways. You don't want to miss this interview!

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Jun 20, 2018

When life takes you in many different directions, it can feel very confusing and purposeless. God uses our gifts and strengths in many ways and in many areas. Sometimes, it is up to us to choose what path we want to pursue. This is exactly the mentality that my guest, Scott Beebe, has used to find his passion and purpose in life. He decided that his true purpose was finding the place where business and faith intertwined.

Scott is the founder of My Business On Purpose. He is on a mission to coach small business owners to leave behind chaos and step forward into a clear vision for their business. His 4 Steps to Business Freedom systematize business principles in a structure that makes sense to everyone. He has seen firsthand how businesses thrive under clear vision and direction.

Transforming businesses just wasn’t enough for Scott. Today, you are going to find out how he used his faith to drive every business decision and vision session. You will get to see the many twists and turns that led Scott to entrepreneurship. It was an internal struggle between a desire to do God’s mission work on earth, but also to use the skills in business. Scott has managed to create something that blends the two perfectly, and I am excited for you to learn from him today.

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  • Scott shares his past work history, and how God led him to so many different industries.
  • How Scott walked onto the USC football team.
  • Vision statements aren’t new. Vision precedes time.
  • What we can learn from the prophet Habakkuk.
  • How Scott got pushed into the entrepreneurial pool.
  • Learn how Scott made faith and business intertwine.
  • Global mission work has always been important with Scott.
  • How Scott handled the loss of his position.
  • Learn how to take care of your people.
  • What you can do before you have a business to start it off strong.

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Jun 15, 2018

Join Dubb Alexander as he talks with TX 126 State Rep Candidate Dr. Undrai F. Fizer.

Jun 14, 2018

On this episode Host Christy Austin talks to Matthew Lilley about he and his wife are taking the city God has called them to through the art of giving. Matthew is the nationwide director for a ministry called Burn 24/7 out of Raleigh, NC. He believes cities can be changed by the presence and power of God through the gospel.

Through the years he and his wife have been pioneering places of God's presence in cities. As they go deeper into this interview they explore how as city takers there are very practical ways we can expect God to move, and what that looks like as we connect to God through worship and prayer. Matthew says worship and prayer are on the forefront of Kingdom coming into cities, regions, and nations, and seeing true transformations happen. The key to accomplishing the mission and vision God has given Matthew is without a doubt the secret place. He explains that everything flows out of intimacy with Jesus. Matthew is a true forerunner in city taking, and has so many experiences, and wisdom that he shares on this inspirational episode of Are You Real Linked!

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Jun 13, 2018

God’s purpose for our lives will always lead us to serve and edify other people in the church. My guest today never imagined she would be writing Bible studies or leading women towards discipleship, but by faithfully following God’s call on her life, that is exactly where she landed. Today on the show is Melissa Kruger, a writer, editor, disciple maker, and Jesus-follower who is living out her purpose in a mighty way.

Melissa is a writer focused on bringing the principles of strong discipleship to women across the world. She is a regular contributor to the Gospel Coalition and is on staff with Uptown Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her favorite role so far has been to be a mother to her 3 kids, a wife to her husband, and a sister who points others to Jesus faithfully. Melissa has found her purpose in making the Word of God accessible to women who are seeking after Him.

After noticing that there was a gap in women’s discipleship and Bible Study material, Melissa felt God calling her to bridge that gap. Filling that needled others to notice her gift for writing, and then the rest is history. Today, we had the chance to talk about the importance of studying God’s Word, finding joy in all circumstances, and what it takes to be a working writer.

More in this episode:

  • The more we learn about Christ, the more we grow and the more our church grows.
  • Melissa draws strength from Isaiah 55 and God’s invitation to life.
  • Discover Melissa’s untraditional journey to becoming a writer.
  • You can start your purpose journey later in life!
  • Melissa stepped into the gap to write excellent Bible study material.
  • What it was like to plant a church.
  • The moment Melissa realized she was called to write.
  • How to learn how to say “No.”
  • Discover the heart behind Melissa’s new book!

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In All Things: Unshakable Joy

Jun 8, 2018

In this episode of Are You Real Government Host Dubb Alexander talks to Brian Orme about University Ministry, and the unique tactics and strategies he and his wife, Cecily, have learned over the past 20 years. He will go into to depth about what it takes for this type of ministry to think outside the box to reach the "hungry" on the campus God has called them to in San Diego, California.

Through the last 20 years, Brian has learned some important lessons including what it looks like to operate out of "rest" as opposed to doing more than is humanly possible. As you listen to this episode of Are You Real Government you will be stretched in your thinking, and hear more about Brian's journey into the prophetic that started when he was only a young boy at the age of 10 years old. Brian talks about the advancement of prophetic, and what that looks like for the future of the church including how we are moving into knowing what we are, and not just who we are! This is an exciting episode you will not want to miss!

 

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Jun 7, 2018

On this week's episode of Are You Real Linked host Christy Austin talks in depth to Kaitlyn Lee. Kaitlyn is an intern at the Living Water adopt a child out of Guatemala where they have impacted over 8,000 children. This ministry is giving back to the city by making it a priority to feed the children, provide much needed discipleship programs, and church planting that will ultimately lead not only the children, but the families to God.

The unique expression this ministry has is directly linked to the needs of the community, and making a difference by setting up weekly meals, and addressing very specific ways they can do that. Kaitlyn also talks about the challenges she has faced as an American coming to a new country, and gives her ultimate key to being able to take the city she feels God is calling her to be. You don't want to miss this episode of Are You Real Linked where Christy gives you unlimited strategies for being a city taker through the art of giving!

 

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Jun 6, 2018

Is the church blinded to injustice? How can a novelist be on the front lines of change? I am excited you are joining in today because I have a guest who is writing books that are on track to change the church.

Katie Ganshert is a midwest gal who is passionate about Jesus, writing, her family, adoption, and God’s grace and justice. When she’s not plotting her next novel, she is on dates with her husband, hanging with her kids, and chatting with girlfriends over coffee. Her passion is for telling stories that demonstrate life’s most difficult problems from a spiritual perspective. Katie’s newest book, No One Ever Asked, is an incredible story based on true events about issues of racial injustice in America. Today, Katie is going to explain why social justice is so important to her and to God, and how sharing stories can change lives. Writing is such an exploration of how God has uniquely gifted Katie, and I am excited to share her stories with you.

If you are interested in racial reconciliation in the church, writing good stories, and finding your purpose inside change, feel free to chime in! This is an episode you do not want to miss.

More in this episode:

  • Katie shares why she is so passionate about storytelling.
  • Katie uses Isaiah 1:17 and it speaks to her heart.
  • Social justice is a part of the gospel.
  • Katie wants to write stories that the whole world will hear.
  • How one trip to Kenya gave Katie the story she needed to share.
  • How to become a working writer.
  • Dive into Katie’s book, spoiler free.
  • Katie asks the question of “What does it mean to be human?” in the light of real events.
  • Learn Katie’s perspective on racial inequality and where that journey started.
  • International adoption takes a long time, but Katie was determined to get her daughter.
  • The church needs education to have eyes to see injustice.
  • How our strengths can also be our weaknesses.
  • Let’s get uncomfortable for those we love.

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No One Ever Asked

Jun 2, 2018

Today on Are You Real Government Dubb Alexander welcomes Pedro Adao. Pedro is an established businessman with a Kingdom mindset.

Predro started his career in the corporate world and left it to become an entrepreneur. Now, Pedro is a financial services professional, specialising in helping people plan for retirement and live life on their terms. Through God-given ideas, great marketing plans, and more Predro is able to use his company to influence the Business Mountain for the Kindom.

Dubb and Pedro talk about how the church can use the wisdom of the business mountain, how the prophetic can play into your business, and how the Kingdom of God operates plus so much more.

If God has called you to the business mountain you're going to love this interview. Do you have questions about the Kingdom? Dubb would love to talk with you! 

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May 31, 2018

Over the past several episodes we have been learning what it means to be a City Taker. From our studies in Luke 10, we know that taking a city starts with the art of giving. But how can you bring true revival to your city for generations to come?

Today on Are You Real Linked we are excited to welcome Leland Hall. Leland is from Aiken, South Carolina and is over the youth department of Enkindle Ministries.  Leland has an anointing on his life to connect with the younger generations. Through being a local teacher and other outreaches he is trying to make sure every young adult in Aiken feels the love of the Father.

Christy Austin shares her heart for the younger generations and her affection for Millennials. If you want to know how to connect with the younger generations through the ecclesia than you're going to love this interview.

What city are you taking? Connect with Christy and let us know!

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