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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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Mar 20, 2019

“Do you trust me?” These were the words God said over and over again to Bob Hasson a few years ago, and that prompted Bob to experience God’s kingdom in a new and different way and begin thinking “outside the box.” Bob Hasson is a businessman, leadership consultant, and the author of The Business of Honor: Restoring the Heart of Business. Bob shares his journey that began when Jesus found him back in 1978, but things changed when he was 57 years old and “the Lord started shaking my tree.” This commercial painting contractor had to learn the hard lesson that business people CAN be right in the center of God’s will, and that they don’t have to be pastors to be used by God. Bob’s passion today is developing leaders and strong organizational structures, and he spends a lot of time “pastoring” other people. Bob explains the dichotomy of our operating systems as believers, as we function either with the spirit of an orphan or as a loved child of God. His parting advice from today’s conversation is, “If it was easy, then everyone would be doing it.” Join us for inspiration and wisdom from Bob!

Resources:

The Business of Honor: Restoring the Heart of Business by Bob Hasson and Danny Silk

Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk

www.bobhasson.com

 

Find Bob on Facebook and Instagram, too! 

Mar 13, 2019

Today’s conversation is with a true “kingdom advancer,” a man who is fully devoted to what God has called him to in this life. Rev. George Lamb is Founder and Executive Director of Millennium Man Ministries and President/CEO of the Faith Advisory Council for Community Transformation; along with those positions, he has his hands in the work of numerous other ministries to further the kingdom of God. From inner city NY, growing up with poor role models and a cultural mindset that didn’t honor the correct values, George has been elevated to many places of service as God has paved the way for him. He says it comes down to obedience and availability because these are the qualities that God looks for in people He wants to use. George shares the way the Holy Spirit orchestrated and commandeered his life, back when he was a construction worker who lived a party lifestyle---it was one fateful night at church with his mother when George’s life was changed. God has put him in places the world would say he’s not qualified for, but he is helping effect cultural change on a governmental level and helping the church fit into the “cultural clash” occurring in America today. Join us to hear more from George and how he commits daily to “letting my hands be used by the King.”

 

Resources:

www.faithacct.org

www.aeccministries.com

Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men by Myles Munroe

Mar 6, 2019

From overseas professional basketball player to full-time pastor at The Rock Church in San Diego, this mentor and motivational speaker travels extensively around the world, letting his “God-brilliance” shine forth. Greg Hendricks describes himself as a man who loves God, loves his family, and loves connecting people with what God wants to do so they can thrive on their journeys. Greg grew up without a father, being raised by a single mom, but had an early awareness of God, even though church was not part of his life. He found sports, secured a college scholarship, and lived the typical “party” lifestyle until he met his wife---after praying to God to send her his way. A shift occurred when Greg met the Lord and submitted to His plan, even though being a pastor wasn’t anywhere on his radar. In today’s show, Greg shares what he has learned about being obedient, faithful, exploring God, and finding His goodness. He explains how he is learning to pursue God, helping people grasp their identity in Christ, and watching God “turn their messes into masterpieces.” Greg says, “Be passionate about the journey, because that’s where the gold is!” Join us for more about Greg’s inspiring story of God’s mercy and grace at work!

 

Resources:

 

Find out more about The Rock Church, San Diego: www.sdrock.com

 

Find Greg on Instagram: @HendricksGreg

Facebook: Greg Hendricks

 

Email Greg: greg.hendricks04@gmail.com

Feb 27, 2019

We’re talking leadership today with an expert, Terry A. Smith, the lead pastor at The Life Christian Church in the metro NYC area. In 27 years as pastor of this diverse church, Terry has seen the congregation grow from 54 people to several thousands. Terry shares how he battled pride, cockiness, and selfishness in his early ministry, even coming to the point of seeing the death of his dream and personal ambitions. He laid these at the feet of Jesus, only to see them resurrected with a clear and compelling calling to the people of NYC. His book, The Hospitable Leader, explains how leaders can create an environment where people flourish. Terry shares his “5 Welcomes,” how to find your area of destiny, and why we should NOT be telling kids that they can grow up to be anything they want to be. Terry teaches us how to find the “sweet spot” of our life, the area of destiny, and “explore all the possibility there.”Join me for more inspirational leadership advice from Terry!

 

Resources:

 

www.terryasmith.com/real

Visit Terry’s website to get his audiobook at 50% off!

Find out how to join Terry’s The Hospitable Leader community

Feb 20, 2019

Today's guest is one amazing storyteller. Shane Pruitt will captivate you with stories of God's working in his life and bringing all things to work for his good. Shane serves as the Director of Evangelism for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He and his wife, Kasi, reside in Rockwall, TX with their five children – Raygen, Harper, Titus, Elliot, & Glory. He has been in ministry for over 17 years as a church planter, lead pastor, associate pastor, and student pastor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, a Master’s Degree in History, and a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling. Shane is also a traveling communicator, evangelist, and Bible teacher. Every year he speaks to tens of thousands about the good news of Jesus Christ. Shane is also the author of a popular blog, which has over 2.5 million views. His articles have been picked up by RELEVANT, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Gospel Coalition, CrossWalk, Church Leaders, The Baptist Press, FaithIt, HelloChristian, and many others. He and his wife, Kasi, were featured as ABC’s Nightly News “Persons of the Week” in August 2017.

 
Our conversation today is almost like a myth busters - Christian edition! We’re talking with Shane about 9 common lies Christians believe. It’s not that we are intentionally believing and embracing lies, but these are things that we are completely blinded to. Our goal today is to share Shane’s stories of how God has revealed himself so that we can shine the light on the dark places. Listen in for this practical and dynamic conversation!
 
Connect with Shane:
 
www.shanepruitt.com

 

Feb 13, 2019

You’re in for a treat as we feature Part 2 of our conversation with Nathan VonMinden and Cameron Arnett. If you haven’t heard Part 1, then go back and take a listen. Nathan, an aerospace engineer turned movie producer, and Cameron, an actor who is in ministry to have an impact for faith, teamed up to tell the story of the Challenger Disaster. The film, The Challenger Disaster, tells the true story of a few angry men who tried to stop Challenger from launching on that fateful January day, knowing the risk to their jobs and livelihoods. Nathan explains how, ironically, there is no “script” to independently producing a film, and securing funding for this kind of project is a feat in itself. The Challenger story is one that “haunted” Nathan, kept him up at night, and turned him into an obsessive researcher. The product of more than 8 years of research, the movie conveys the message that all human life is valuable, an extremely relevant topic in society today. Check out our resources section to see how you can catch this movie!

 

Resources:

 

www.thechallengerdisaster.com

Find Angry Men on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Redbox, and some cable TV providers

Feb 6, 2019

Today I’m introducing you to author, speaker, and personal growth coach, John Hinkle. Since age 16, John has claimed Psalm 1:1-3 as the scripture he tries to live by and what he models his life after. He rode the corporate merry-go-round for 30 years, chasing after what he thought was prosperity. It took an intense business loss to awaken his faith, birth his mission, and light his fire for ministry. John developed his SHIFT principles, and we are the fortunate ones to be able to learn as he unpacks those concepts for us in today’s show.

John’s passion is working with men ages 40-60 who may have lost their purpose in the craziness of life. He helps them achieve what they’ve always dreamed of, and he teaches them to have “2nd half purpose” as they navigate the changes that are inevitable in life. John explains how to have a WHO to your WHY as you realign your purpose, how to take ownership and live life on your own terms, and why it’s NEVER too late to be exactly the man that God wants you to be. You’re in for a treat as you listen and learn from John today!

Resources:

www.shiftprinciples.com

Email John: john@shiftprinciples.com

Visit www.shiftprinciples.com/real to find out how to get John’s book for free and how to take advantage of his offer for a free 30-minute consultation.

SHIFT: Moving from where you are to the life you want by Russell Lake and John Hinkle

Jan 30, 2019

Today’s guest is Robby Dawkins. I met Robby through Michael McIntyre, who has introduced me to so many great people. Robby is a 5th generation Pastor who has ministered in over 58 nations. He’s been in some pretty scary environments that are hostile to Christians. The focus of today’s conversation is Robby’s quest to live out the book of Acts. There are so many ways that Christians can be activated to literally change and impact the world for Christ. As we struggle to figure out what our purpose is, we can take comfort in knowing that in following the example of Christ, everything else after that will fall into place. We don’t have to wrestle with it. We don’t have to struggle with it. We are promised it will happen. Seek yet first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you!

 

You can connect with Robby Dawkins at www.robbydawkins.com

Jan 23, 2019

When you find God’s purpose in your life, you gain the confidence to make decisions full of faith and integrity. Today, I am bringing to you two men who have operated with faith and integrity in a way that could completely shift our culture and the entertainment industry. I’m chatting with Nathan VonMinden and Cameron Arnett. Both men are involved in the production of Angry Men, a film about the deadly Challenger explosion that rocked the nation. This film tells the story of the true events of a few angry men who tried to stop the Challenger from launching, knowing very well that they were putting their livelihood on the line. While this film is not evangelical in nature, those guiding principles of faith and integrity are put on full display for audiences to see.

Up first is Nathan VonMinden, who started off his adult life as an aerospace engineer, but found a passion in producing video for his church. He saw his early video production days as a training ground for much bigger film projects God had in store. After eight years of research and a year of writing, Nathan decided to take a giant leap of faith and produce Angry Men. It is an all-hands-on-deck type of project, but so far his team has seen incredible results and rewarding experiences of genuine faith. He will share all about how God has empowered him to do the impossible, and after listening to his story, you’ll believe the same. I’m confident in that!

Next up is Cameron Arnett, an actor with one of the pivotal roles in Angry Men. Cameron will share how he got his start in Hollywood, but felt God call him away and into ministry. He never thought he would be able to act again, but God showed him the way to fulfill his purpose and use his gifts in Christian film. Now, he is working with Nathan and his team and seeing the enormous impact that faith and integrity are making in this film’s production process. He has an encouraging word for Christians who might want to consider acting, as well as courage for young people in the midst of tough decision making.

If you need a confidence boost today, this is the episode for you. God is doing incredible things in the lives of Nathan and Cameron. You don’t want to miss out!

More in this episode:

  • Nathan shares how he went from aerospace engineering to producing films.
  • Working with creative believers is all about a creative purpose for Nathan.
  • God has provided everything they needed to create his vision.
  • Entrepreneurship and integrity are the keys to Nathan’s success.
  • Nathan shares a story of creative problem solving on set.
  • Hear all about the incredible story of some angry men who attempted to stop the Challenger launch.
  • Nathan shares why Cameron was such a good fit for the movie.
  • The cast of the movie works together in an incredible way that speaks to God’s character.
  • Cameron speaks candidly about his history as an actor, and what drew him to be a part of Christian Film.
  • Trust that God is for you. All you have to do is give yourself unto his way.

Links:

Learn all about Nathan’s film

Nathan VonMinden

Learn all about Cameron

Cameron Arnett

Jan 16, 2019

Today’s show features a glimpse into the mind of Travis Thrasher. As a fiction writer of novels ranging from love stories to supernatural thrillers, Travis has focused on his writing full-time for the past 11 years. He’s written over 50 books, including many collaborations and memoirs with notable people from various walks of life. One of Travis’ favorite inspirations from scripture is God’s message to Moses: “Don’t forget what I’ve done for you.” Travis endeavors to live out this theme in his life and work, always remembering what he’s learned, and to pay attention to what God wants for his life. Travis gets real about some interesting details of his writing, including algorithms and smartphones, and how they play into future technology---and biblical prophecy. You don’t want to miss Travis’ encouraging message about living without regrets and letting God truly be in control of your life, so you can KNOW who you are, what you should do, and why you should do it. Join me for this inspiring conversation with Travis!

 

Resources:

www.travisthrasher.com  

Find Travis Thrasher on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too!

Jan 9, 2019

On this episode of Are You Real Purpose Jon and Kasey revisit the year, and talk about the ups and downs of 2018. They go into depth about the challenges that they faced, and how they had to work through certain trials and circumstances in order to come into alignment with what God has next for them. Going into 2019, they talk about the words God has given them, vision, goals, and how you can be ready to face the year ahead with success! This is a great topic to reflect on, and it will help you as you are preparing for that is ahead in your life as well!

 

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Jan 2, 2019

On episode 132 of Are You Real Purpose we talk to Jack Smith. Jack is a kingdom minded business man who lives in Santa Barbara, CA. He grew u in Northern CA, and did know one Christian as a young man. As a result, he ran wild at a young age. At the age of 23, he was given a large mortgage business to run, and says it was a failure from the beginning, because of lack of knowledge and responsibility. Jack continues to share how his journey turned from hopeless to hopeful as he turned his life over to Christ, and turned everything around. You don't want to miss this inspiring interview!

 

Connect with Jon

Connect with Jack

Email Jack Smith

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