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Are You Real | Finding Your Purpose

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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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!

LINKS:

Connect with Christy

Enkindleministries.org

 

May 30, 2018

God gives us all unique gifts, and to some he even grants fame. What happens when fame comes knocking? Is it possible to stay humble? That was my burning question for Mac Powell, the lead singer of the band, Third Day. Many people consider Third Day to be a pioneer in the Christian music business, but to Mac, it was just a result following God’s call on his life. 

Mac has toured all over the world and has even been inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. During his two decades of being a recording artist, Mac stays true to his faith by clinging to scriptures like Romans 5:8. Mac looks to Jesus and his five children as his guiding forces. The music he makes is for his family and his savior. It was truly a privilege to get to talk to Mac today, and I know you will be blessed by what he has to say about his crazy gift of a life.

More in this episode:

  • Mac shares all about his history and why he started Third Day.
  • After 25 years, Mac still feels the great joy of bringing music to the world.
  • Mac tells us how he looks to Jesus to stay humble.
  • How music was a huge part of connecting Mac to his heavenly Father.
  • Mac knew nothing about Christian music before starting Third Day.
  • Holding onto something too tightly is just as dangerous as ignoring your calling.
  • Mac’s biggest strength is his people.
  • How Mac battles to have patience.

Resources:

http://www.thirdday.com/

May 29, 2018

Today we are going to explore how to do business with family. Sometimes, it’s awesome. Sometimes...not so much. My special guest today is Brianna McIntyre, my very own daughter. Today is an opportunity for you to get a peek behind the curtain to see what running the family business is all about.

Brianna is going to offer up her perspective on how to compartmentalize family and business while still utilizing the strength of those relationships. I think you will love her solid advice for young people working for their parents, as well as advice for Millennials in general. I am also excited to share with you stories from our Next Level Trainings and how it has shaped our family business! I am thankful to have Brianna on the show, and I know you will get so much out of her perspective! 

More in this episode:

  • What happens when we make excuses.
  • Brianna is excited to give you a look behind the curtain.
  • Empathy is the key to working with your family.
  • Keep your roles clear.
  • Your family can still surprise you.
  • Brianna’s takeaway from doing Next Level Training.
  • What Brianna has learned about taking care of your people.
  • What I learned by directing a conference.
  • Be servant hearted and promote them to be successful.
  • Brianna’s advice to Millennials.

Resources:

Michael P. Mcintyre

Wild at Heart

Intimacy With Christ

May 28, 2018

Mental health is a huge buzz word in our culture these days, but many people in the church are still grappling with how to look at mental health practices from a spiritual perspective. Our brains might seem distant or even disconnected from the health of the rest of our bodies, but the opposite is true! When we are not taking care of ourselves mentally, we are not reaching our fullest potential for our physical health. My guest, Christy Austin, is here to share her godly perspective on mental health, and how we can improve our overall well being.

Christy is a psychiatric therapist with a heart for the church. Though she is not a Christian counselor, there are many secular studies and practices that we as believers should apply when managing our mental health. Today, you will learn why your mental health is important and then gain some wisdom about how to go about fortifying it.

More in this episode:

  • Learn all about Christy’s history and experiences with mental health.
  • All about art therapy.
  • Christy is not a Christian counselor, but God uses her in mighty ways.
  • Physical activity can improve your mental health.
  • Christy wants to start with natural ways to boost mental health and then try medication.
  • Christy’s keys to staying mentally healthy.
  • Engage in a right brain activity to pull fear out of your brain.
  • It is important to renew your mind with the Word.
  • There is a mental component to increasing our physical activity.
  • We need more mental health plans in our high schools and churches.
  • Discover Christy’s parting wisdom.
May 25, 2018

Today on Are You Real Government Dubb Alexander welcomes Keith Ferrante. Keith is a powerful prophet to the nations, an accomplished author, and a worldwide prophetic trainer. 

Keith shares his story about how he started walking in his prophetic gift when he was 22 after God started delivering him from a religious mindset. Through that, he started to shift from the church mountain to the business and government mountain. Now Keith travels the world sharing his gift of past, present, and future prophecy to bring breakthrough to the nations.

In this episode Keith will explain how you can't bring something to people, they have to be that something. He will also share his involvement in the restoration of North and South Korea, what the Fathers' heart is for Germany and speak about the poverty mindset in the world plus much more.

What do you think about today's episode? Reach out to Dubb and let him know!

LINKS: 

Connect with Dubb

facebook.com/EmergingProphets

emergingprophets.com

Government 09:  Abby Abildness

May 24, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked Christy Austin welcomes Carston and Mandy Woodouse.

Carston and Mandy are currently planted in Glory City Aiken. However, they refer to themselves as City Takers for the entire Central Savannah River area, of South Carolina. The Woodhouse's and the Austin's have been co-labouring together for many years through the art of giving and evangelism to see an abundant harvest in their area.

Join in as they discuss how to tell the difference between religion or relationship, their personal salvation stories, their advice to fellow City Takers, and how they believe God will manifest to usher in a season of revival for all the generations.

We would love to get linked with you in prayer! Connect with Christy and the Are You Real team and tell us what City you are taking.

LINKS:

Connect with Christy

Carston and Mandy on Facebook

Email Carston and Mandy

May 23, 2018

Having a heart and a passion for service doesn’t always look the same. Sometimes, the way we conduct our businesses can also have God’s mission and our purpose in mind. My guest today sees his business in just this way—as a way to live out his calling to minister to God’s people.

Brian Schiele has been in the mortgage lending business for the past 15 yrs, and he sees his job as the perfect opportunity to serve others. Your home is your largest asset, and many people come to Brian and Fellowship Home Loans with a dream. Brian makes those dreams financially possible. For Brian, mortgages are all about the stories of people and what they are looking to accomplish. He was lucky and found a business that enabled him to use his passion for people and gift with numbers together. He grew his business not just so he could make a lot of money, but so he could help a lot of people.

The market hasn’t always been so kind to Brian. Through the market crash in ’07-’08, Brian and his partner remained faithful to the ministry God had called them to. After the crash, the market changed and they learned their trade anew. Brain’s faithfulness and passion have carried him far, and I know you will take a lot of away from this interview today!

More in this episode:

  • How Brian got his start in this business world.
  • The Scripture from Proverbs 15:3 that is so important to Brian, it’s on the back of his business card.
  • The story behind Brian’s partnership and a business built by values.
  • Brian’s business was a slow start, but he was OK with that!
  • Brian’s story of the housing market crash and how that completely changed his plans.
  • How Brian managed the changes in the market even though he felt like he was brand new at it.
  • What happens when we spread ourselves too thin.
  • God is doing big things in Brian’s life in the family sphere.
  • How Brian integrates his ministry into his business.
  • Brian shares how he wishes he had gotten to know more diverse people in college.

Resources:

Fellowship Home Loans

800- 804-SAVE

May 18, 2018

Today Dubb Alexander welcomes back Dr. Undrai Fizer, for part two of Kingdom Consciousness.

Dubb and Dr. Fizer have a great conversation about how the Kingdom of God is governmental in nature, and what that means to us as Kings of the earth.

If the earth is our Kingdom, why are we not taking our inheritance? Because we don't truly believe we are Kings. In the garden, Adam and Eve did not believe who they were. They didn't claim their territory. The fall was the first act of religion. The difference between religion and the Kingdom is: Religion caters to your mere humanity, the Kingdom tells you who you were before the foundation of the world.

Your identity transcends this dimension and this world.

In this podcast, Dr. Undrai Fizer will give you great resources to explore the Kingdom, teach you how to identify a Kingdom meeting, and more.

LINKS:

Connect with Dubb

UndraiFizer.com

Dr. Undrai Fizer on Facebook

BOOKS:

The Excuse-less Life

The 365

May 17, 2018

Today in episode 17 of Are You Real Linked Christy Austin will guide you through Luke chapter ten verse seven.

 "And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house."

This verse says a lot to City Takers about the importance of community. For true revival to come to our cities we need to link arm in arm with our brothers and sisters around us because we can not take a city alone. There is no such thing as a lone ranger city taker. 

In 2018 society is telling us that it is okay to bounce around from community to community. But Jesus is calling us in this verse to commit to one and other and stick it out even when it gets difficult.

Christy will share what her community looks like and how being intimate with each other also means true intimacy with the Holy Spirit.

LINKS:

Connect with Christy 

enkindleministries.org

Areyoureal.org

May 16, 2018

One of the most influential ministries in the United States has got to be the Passion Conference, a ministry of Passion City Church. I’ve been following this ministry for 20 years, and it is so evident that God is moving through the worship ministry at Passion City Church. Even though Kristian Stanfill is at the center of this movement, making records and writing music heard all over the world, he knows that he would be nothing without the saving grace of Jesus.

Kristian is a singer and songwriter. His most recent album, Mountains Move, is absolutely incredible. Today, Kristian is going to share all of the experiences and decisions that led him to this amazing ministry. You see for Kristian, it’s not just about making records. For him, it’s about capturing what God is doing in the people of his church. God is the vision, and he simply acts in faith. Kristian and I had the chance to talk about community, unique gifts, and God’s call on our lives. I know you are going to love hearing the extreme faith that Kristian lives out every day!

More in this episode:

  • What it is like to be a part of the Passion City Church.
  • Learn the story behind the Passion Mission.
  • Kristian shares his own experiences by the Passion Movement.
  • How Kristian learned how to write songs and express his love for God.
  • Take your walk with God seriously.
  • Get anchored to your church community.
  • You don’t have to promote yourself when you are seeking Jesus.
  • What it was like for Kristian and his wife to move to Atlanta to plant a church.
  • What happens when God calls you to give sacrificially.
  • Kristian’s biggest strength with Passion City is to see people.
  • Pray for God to show you the people that you need to love.
  • Kristian’s biggest weakness is an inability to plan ahead.
  • What’s going on in Kristian’s life that we need to know about.
  • Get Kristian’s “Back to the Future” answer!

Resources:

Passion City Church

Instagram

@PassionMusic

May 11, 2018

Today Dubb Alexander talks with Dr. Undrai Fizer from the Kairos Institute of Personal Discovery!

Dr. Undrai Fizer is also the publisher of Divine House Books. Fizer has devoted his life to the genius work of the Kingdom and the Fathers divine mind as it pertains to the spiritual intelligence of sons and daughters of God on the earth. 

Listen in as they discuss how the Kindom of God is governmental in nature and how it displays the Fathers' heart.

Dr. Undrai Fizer's will share how he first experienced the Kingdom and explain how a saved man has trauma but a Lord has authority, plus more. You will love being challenged to live a more Kindom live style through this episode!

"The Kingdom is question activated"

Reach out to Dubb If you have any questions about the Kingdom or any ideas presented in this episode.

LINKS:

Connect with Dubb

UndraiFizer.com

Dr. Undrai Fizer on Facebook

BOOKS: 

The Excuse-less Life

The 365

May 10, 2018

Welcome to Are You Real Linked episode 16! Today Christy Austin breaks down Luke 10 and Galatians 5. These verses are extremely important for all City Takers as we look for "men and women of peace" in our towns.

The church is having an identity crisis because we are losing the relational aspect of the body and the bride.  In the beginning, God longed for intimacy with man. A relationship is the foundation of our creation. When we press into our relationship with Him it transforms us from the inside out and we start bearing good fruit.

In Luke 10 Jesus doesn't tell us to look for the rule followers, or the churchgoers, or the religious He says "look for the man of peace". Peace is a fruit of the spirit if you flip over to Galatians 5 Paul clearly lays out how to identify good (Holy Spirit) and bad (Sin Nature) "fruits".  If you are taking a city through the art of giving, you will love the wisdom in this episode. 

What City are you taking? Reach out and tell us! We would love to link with you in prayer.

LINKS:

Connect with Christy

Areyoureal.org

May 9, 2018

Is the fear of failure holding you back from God’s purpose for your life? Do you get stuck in the planning phases, but never actually take that leap of faith? I think today’s guest might inspire you to step out into your purpose. Matt Miller has had a variety of experiences from 9 years in the Air Force to being a top performer in the corporate world. Eventually, Matt decided that he wanted to be his own boss, so he started his wild ride in entrepreneurship. Now, he is helping schools raise funds and running a successful business, School Spirit Vending. You'll also want to check out his podcast, School Zone!              

Today, Matt is going to share how failure was his best teacher, and why it is so easy to be paralyzed by analysis. We also had the chance to talk about podcasting, mastermind groups, and building a business after a market crash. Matt has so much practical wisdom to share for any of you out there with a dream you are scared to pursue. Lucky for you, Matt has had plenty of experience and is willing to get you started. Most importantly, Matt sees his businesses as a way to bring God glory. The relationships he has built as a result of his business has opened doors for the gospel.

You can bring God glory through your business, too! You just have to step out in faith.

More in this episode:

  • Matt shares his personal history and experiences in the Air Force and in the corporate world.
  • How the idea for custom stickers for schools came to be.
  • How to manage when you are burning the candle at both ends and making time for your family.
  • Matt shares all of the financial setbacks that happened after the market crash.
  • The process of getting School Spirit Vending in schools.
  • How to create a win-win setup.
  • Why niche is important.
  • Matt’s biggest strength is to use an outsider perspective to get into an industry he knows nothing about.
  • Matt got into podcasting just for his private team.
  • Why a mastermind is so important.
  • Your ministry is all about relationships.
  • Matt shares his best stories of failure.

Resources:

School Spirit Vending

School Zone Podcast

Sewing Seed: Faith, Family, Farming, and Financial Freedom

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud

May 8, 2018

When we commit our fitness goals to the Lord, he will absolutely bless our endeavors. This is exactly the mentality of Teri Dempsey, my guest on Are You Real: Fit. Teri has over 20 years of personal training experience, with additional certifications in all kinds of athletic disciplines. She runs a small, private gym called Fit For My King, and hosts online and in-person challenges. Teri is a grace mentality trainer, and she works with women to empower them spiritually as well as physically.

Teri cites Proverbs 3:5-6 as her inspiration. When she is trusting the Lord the most, she finds that her goals are absolutely achievable. Today, Teri and I will talk fitness, faith, and family. I am excited for you to hear how Teri has been seeking God through her athleticism and her business. I think you’ll be inspired by her passion for Jesus and for other people!

More in this episode:

  • Teri gives us the inside scoop about what it is like to be a personal trainer.
  • Teri is also on staff at her church.
  • The personal training businesses is also a spiritual ministry.
  • We have to get rid of the root issue and have an inward change before we can enjoy an outward transformation.
  • Teri shares her testimony about overcoming issues of depression and anxiety.
  • The flaws we see have a divine purpose from God.
  • How Teri went from a fear of jumping to specializing in high jump!
  • What Teri’s workouts look like now.
  • Our diet impacts our overall health just as much as an exercise plan.
  • Teri’s motto is “Do it anyway.”
  • We have to work through fear and trust God. 

Resources:

Facebook

May 4, 2018

Today on Are You Real Government Dubb Alexander welcomes back Dr. Barry Lenhardt.

Dr. Lenhardt joined us on episode six and touched on many great Kingdom points and ideas, we wanted to dive a little deeper into these topics. We would love for you to go back and listen to part one before joining today's conversation.

We will explore the ideas of how to start governing yourself properly, how to start seeing yourself as a country. Along with expounding on the different departments in heaven, having the mind of God versus having a mind on God, how you can't have two kings in the same territory, and so much more. 

Get ready for your mind to be blown! This episode has so much Kingdom wisdom waiting for you.

We would love to hear what God is has been showing through Are You Real Government. Reach out to Dubb with your questions and comments! 

LINKS:

Connect with Dubb

Llbd.org

Listen to Part 1

May 2, 2018

Today, we are going to shine some light on a topic many people don’t know much about. The subject is Embryo Adoption, and my expert guests are Katie Cline and Charis Boone. Embryo Adoption occurs when a couple has undergone IVF to produce embryos outside of the womb for the mother to carry to term. It is a miracle of modern medicine that is helping infertile couples grow their families, but it also has an unfortunate consequence: there are leftover embryos. Charis and Katie believe that life begins at conception, so these embryos are children waiting to be adopted. This is the inspiration behind the National Registry for Adoption, an organization committed to helping these embryos find forever families.

If this whole process sounds a little uncertain to you at first, give these ladies a chance to explain. Katie is an Embryo Donor, and Charis is an Embryo Adopter. They each have a unique perspective on the adoption process that is truly wonderful. Each of these ladies has the heart to give homes to the homeless and to nurture every child that is born or unborn. They were willing to walk through uncertainty, awkward conversations, and pregnancy to give these kids a life. God has been blessing their organization, and it is clear why. The National Registry is on to something!

Listen this week to hear how Charis and Katie found their purpose, and why Embryo Adoption needs to be at the forefront of the public eye. 

More in this episode:

  • Katie shares the process of IVF and what it means to be an Embryo Donor.
  • Charis shares what it meant for her to be an Embryo Adopter.
  • An embryo adoption only costs $4,000.
  • The difference between orphan care adoption and family growth adoption.
  • There are 28 families waiting for every child put up for adoption.
  • God is using the gifts he gave Charis and Katie to change lives.
  • No one hears about embryo adoption.
  • Is it difficult to donate an embryo?
  • There are varying levels of involvement with the donor families.
  • Charis shares her relationship with her donor family.
  • The positives of Embryo Adoption.
  • How the National Registry for Adoption has grown over the years. 

Resources:

Prebornkids.com

Twelve Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden

May 1, 2018

This is a historic day for the Are You Real: Business podcast because I am interviewing my very first guest, Merrick Porchéddu, Founder and CEO of the Dallas-based Artist Uprising. Along with her business partner, Angela, Merrick took a unique idea and transformed it into a business that serves others and also glorifies God.

Artist Uprising is devoted to uncovering hidden talent and matching them to clients and audiences across the nation. They have carefully curated their groups of artists and then given them the tools they need to gain exposure and build an audience. Merrick is going to share today about the amazing ways God has blessed their business. She is equal parts steeped in ministry and business acumen, and we have so much to learn from her!

More in this episode:

  • Merrick tells us her testimony and how God gave her an encounter with his messenger.
  • How Artist Uprising helps clients find an artist to pair with them.
  • Business can be a model of caring.
  • How Merrick fills a niche with a killer business model.
  • How the ladies rely on their faith in their business.
  • Merrick breaks down the course that she developed to help artists network and become visible.
  • The story behind Forbes!
  • Two pieces of advice for entrepreneurs.

Resources

Artist Uprising

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