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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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Apr 20, 2018

Today on Are You Real Government we are honored to talk to Dr. Noah Manyika.

He is running for the presidential office of Zimbabwe in the 2018 race under the Build Zimbabwe Alliance. Dr. Manyika truly is a man after Gods own heart. He grew up in Zimbabwe with parents who had faith and taught him how to have hope despite the circumstances that were around him. When he was older, God called Dr. Manyika and his wife to be missionaries in the North Carolina for 22 years.

More recently God has brought the Manyika's back home to Zimbabwe to claim their inheritance and change the direction of the country. You will hear about how God has guided his campaign trail, and how the Kingdom is manifesting in the country of Africa.

This interview has so much depth, insight, and wisdom from Dr. Noah Manyika that it is undeniable that God is moving in the Government Mountain. 

If you would like to hear more about Dr. Manyika and his team we recommend going back and listening to episode 08 with Dr. Manyika's campaign advisor Chantelle Irish.

LINKS:

buildzimbabwe.org

BZA Manifesto

Donate to BZA

Email the BAZ

BZA Facebook

Apr 19, 2018

On Are You Real Linked 14 we dive further into Luke 10.

In 2017 God spoke to Christy Austin and said: "2018 will be the year of abundant harvest". That's why we love to talk to city takers around the world to see how God is fulfilling this promise. 

Today we want to introduce you to Steve and Amanda Pettit. Many years ago God told them to sell everything they own and be missionaries. Obeying that call the Lord has taken them around the world to spread the gospel and meet some incredible people.

Currently, they are taking the city of Fort Worth Texas with Mission 820. Every night they go into the streets and evangels to prostitutes, crack heads, and sex traffickers to show them the love of God. 

We love how Steve and Amanda live out Luke 10 so beautifully. They are going to people and BEING the church not TAKING people to the church.

You will love hearing how much influence God is giving them around the world.

LINKS:

Connect with Christy

Mission 8:20

Areyoureal.org

Fellowshiphomeloans.com

Apr 18, 2018

I hope you are ready for some amazing truth bombs today because I am literally talking to Captain Awesome today. Byron Taylor (AKA Captain Awesome) is a spirited speaker, trainer, and coach. He has competed in world championships in public speaking and is the co-author of The Psyche of Success. Byron Taylor has found his calling as an inspirational speaker, but the story of how he got there is absolutely magnificent. God is clearly using Byron in incredible ways.

Byron had to walk through incredible hardship to reach the level of clarity and wisdom he has attained today. I am thankful that he had the chance to openly talk about childhood trauma, depression in adulthood, and figuring out life with God one leap of faith at a time. Byron is going to share his best pieces of wisdom for going after your purpose, facing fear, and listening to the voice of God. His stories are all very real and really funny. No one shares a story like Byron! Dive in with us today to experience the wild ride for yourself!

More in this episode:

  • How “Captain Awesome” came to be.
  • Why God’s plan is better than our best predictions.
  • Byron gave his first speech at his first Toastmasters meeting.
  • Out of the hurt and pain we experience, we can glorify God.
  • Mark 11:24 is Byron’s signature Scripture.
  • Byron opens up about his past struggles and the trauma that shaped him.
  • The things we struggle with the most are often our ministry calling.
  • What being a parent can teach us about God’s character.
  • How Byron fights discouragement.
  • Stories of experiencing God’s glory.
  • A speech is important for the one life that is impacted.
  • Byron shares all of the things that excite him.
  • When we knock on doors, God will open, and we have to step through.
  • Sometimes, we learn more about what we don’t want to do than what we want.
  • Byron would help his younger self-heal more quickly if he could. 

Resources:

Byron Taylor Speaks

Toast Masters

Facebook: Byron Taylor Speaks

Apr 17, 2018

Successful business leaders and entrepreneurs have one thing in common: they are coachable. If you have people in your life who have been appointed to give you guidance and clarity, then there is no way you can go wrong. Success is about more than just making a lot of money, and we need someone who can hold us accountable and offer wisdom to help us gain excellence in all areas of life.

In order to be coachable, you need to be able to swallow your pride. Once you know you are coachable, the hard work of finding someone begins. Lucky for you, I happen to have plenty of knowledge about how to find a great life or business coach. Let’s dive in today to see what it takes!

More in this episode:

  • What we can learn from Jerry McGuire.
  • Check ego and pride at the door in order to be successful.
  • How do your find a coach?
  • Look at the fruit from that coach.
  • Your coach should not be your peer.
  • Pay for your coach!
  • In Samuel 1, David shows us the power of a coach.
  • You’ve got to know when to get out of the way.
  • Don’t forget your affirmations!
Apr 16, 2018

I met Jason Earls, the comedian, about a week ago at the Shawn Bolz Conference, in Dallas, Tx, and had an immediate connection with him. I ask Jason to tell us one of his favorite verses that help guide him. He quoted Colossians 4:17. Paul writes, “And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.” Paul saw the need to encourage Archippus, maybe because people were not paying his ministry much attention, and Paul knew he wanted him to fulfill it.

Jason says he doesn’t live to make people laugh but makes people laugh to help them live! He says he knew as early as high school that being a comedian was his destiny. He went on to seminary and grad school, and knew he could use laughter to glorify the King!

Learn to be diligent to God’s direction in this episode of Are You Real: Success!

More in this episode:

  • Jason shares how God directs his ministry.
  • You can desire success in your family and career, but you also have to be diligent!
  • If we are going to be in our best place to succeed, we cannot compare ourselves to others.
  • Learn what Jason does when he finds himself in a difficult place.
  • Sometimes things crack us so that the treasure inside us oozes out.
  • Learn to surround yourself with key people to help ensure your success.
  • Learn how you shouldn’t be satisfied with “base camp,” but need to press on to the peak!
  • Jason uses humor to share his passion for living for God.
  • Jody shares his views on successful living.

Resources:

Are You Real

Jason Earls

Apr 13, 2018

Today on Are You Real Government we talk to David Windhorn. He is the Congo Presidential Campaign Advisor for  Dr. Mukumbay's.

Their vision is to build and promote The Democratic Republic of Congo and to care for its people and its land. This vision summarizes the work of Dr. Mukumbay who, professionally, is an independent business consultant in the United Kingdom. Dr. Mukumbay is regarded as a statesman in the truest sense for his new leadership style and stands out among a new generation of African leaders in diaspora. 

David shares his passion to see Dr. Mukumbay succeed, how God is using his gift of prophecy to influence government leaders, and why he believes God will use Congo to restore Africa.

You will also hear David's insight on what God is doing in the U.S.A, The Korea's and why God is rising up women leaders across the world.

LINKS:

Upardc.org

Connect with Dubb

Fellowshiphomeloans.com

Apr 12, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked we continue our study on Luke 10. Over the past few episodes, we have talked to many different city takers across the nation and heard their story's about how God is using them to take back their city for the Kingdom through the art of giving. If you have missed these interviews we highly recommend going back and listening before you dive into today's episode.

On episode 13 Christy Austin dissects Luke 10 Verse 4 and what it means in 2018.

 "Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road."

What does that mean? Why is Jesus saying I don't need my shoes? What about my debit card? This verse can bring up so many questions if you are not studying the word properly.

Christy breaks down how this verse is talking to us about God's provision, his faithfulness, and how we need to silence our distractions.

We can't wait to hear how God speaks to you in this episode!

Connect with Christy

Past Linked Episodes

Areyoureal.org

Fellowshiphomeloans.com

Apr 11, 2018

It is always refreshing to find someone else who has found purpose in podcasting, and that is exactly what the Zach, Scott, and Jeff over at Bros, Bibles, and Beer are doing. These three guys are modeling what it means to have authentic, real, and often difficult conversations around a shared belief in God. Unlike many podcasts out there, the Bros all come from incredibly different spiritual backgrounds and viewpoints. The result: authentic conversations that are rarely tied up in a bow, but are often glorifying.

Today, we are getting real and talking about everything, from Angry God to Grief and Theology. Along the way, the Bros will share some of their favorite moments and discussions from the show, and how they have been stretched and their view of God has changed. Each of these gentlemen has been called to a different area of God’s mission, but they can still come together to produce an amazing show you should certainly check out. Today, we won’t shy away from the hard stuff, but in the end, we will all agree that God is good! I can’t wait for you to hear what Scott, Jeff, and Zach have to say!

More in this episode:

  • The podcast started with authentic conversations, and it has transformed into something amazing.
  • Dive into the “Angry God” debate.
  • There is a need for repentance and to turn from your sin.
  • How our parents might (or might not) change our perception of God.
  • The Bros share some of their favorite moments of the podcast.
  • Why the Bros want to avoid the “echo chamber” effect.
  • Be with people while they are grieving.
  • How grief affects faith.
  • All of God’s children have value.
  • Conversations on education and the impact of real-life implications in the classroom.
  • Look at multiple angles for every story to create empathy.
  • The Bros help one another see their gifts and strengths.
  • Get a little advice from the Bros.

Resources:

https://www.brosbiblesbeer.com/

Find Your Purpose Chapter 1

Rureal.org

The Canon Revisited

Apr 6, 2018

Joining us today on Are You Real Government is the Mayor of Amarillo, Texas Ginger Nelson.

Ginger Nelson got her unexpected start in local government after she saw the need for Godly leaders to step up in her city. After months of praying for these leaders to come Ginger thought that God was calling her husband to run for Mayor. However, God had placed the mantle of leadership for Mayor on Ginger's shoulders. 

Ginger truly lets the heart of the Father direct her time in office. Since being elected in 2017 she has been hard at work creating a culture of honor and a culture where every citizen in Amarillo can achieve greatness for the Kingdom.

She believes the God-given identity for Amarillo is to be the Ambassador for the state of Texas. Due to interstate 40, Amarillo has a unique opportunity to represent the state of Texas and the body of Christ to over 8 million people that drive through every year.

           

We would love to hear how God uses this episode in your life.

LINKS:

Ginger's Official Facebook

City of Amarillo Facebook

Connect with Dubb

Areyoureal.org

Fellowship Home Loans

Apr 5, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked we continue our talk on the church leaving the building and going out into the world. Our guest today is Pastor Michael Thorton from Global River Church. They are a network church of Bethal and are doing huge things for the Kingdome in Wilmington North Carolina.

Their vision statement reads...

"We are loving God and loving people, encouraging them to live the Spirit-empowered life, reaching pre-Christians, making disciples, and raising up leaders to fulfill the Great Commission. We live as a Family, an Army, a School in the Spirit, a Temple of worship, and a Hospital to the wounded."

... and they are doing that and much more.

Micheal shares how when you have the anointing of the Holy Spirit it empowers you to go into your city and cross over every race, social, or political barrier and start changing it for the Kingdome.

You will also enjoy hearing about Micheal's advice on how to get your assignment from God, how to start taking your city and how to find the "man or women of peace" in a community.

LINKS:

Global River Church

Ignite the Nations

Connect with Christy

Fellowship Home Loans

AreYouReal.org

Apr 4, 2018

Through pain, we find purpose. No one understands that Like Jerrad Lopes. After starting out early in full-time ministry as a pastor, Jerrad placed all of his identity in his ministry. Late in his twenties, Jerrad knew he needed to leave ministry, and his world was wrecked. Looking back, Jerrad knew he was being a bad husband and an absent father as he tried to pursue things of this earth that would fulfill him. He reached out on the internet, asking if any other fathers and husbands felt this struggle, and the response was incredible.

Dad Tired is a podcast and a movement that is leading men to Jesus. Jerrad is cultivating authenticity within marriages leadership within the culture. He believes that more men need to step up to the plate to lead their families by example. This knowledge is personal, and it was born from years of struggle. Jerrad’s dark season gave birth to a movement that God is using to transform families.

In addition to Dad Tired, Jerrad has started a nonprofit and his own branding agency. Even with all of these plates spinning, Jerrad prioritizes time with his family and his wife of 8 years. Instead of being content to stay in struggle and in failure, Jerrad asked God to transform his life. He answered in a big way. Listen to this week’s episode to find out how he did it!

More in this episode:

  • Jerrad shares why he feels called to many different things over the course of his life.
  • Scripture from Exodus 35:6 has influenced how Jerrad views God.
  • Jerrad has spent his journey starting as a pastor, but he always felt called to branch out.
  • In the middle of an identity crisis, Jerrad discovered that so many other fathers wanted to learn how to lead their families better.
  • What we can learn from the God-led decisions that do not lead to perfect happiness.
  • Discover the explosion of Dad Tired.
  • Jerrad’s wife prayed for Jesus to capture his heart again.
  • There is hope for your marriage if you feel like you have fallen away.
  • We need to be investing in young people.
  • How Jerrad grew his ministry to reach tens of thousands of people.
  • Jerrad can communicate the gospel in “street language.”
  • How we can respond to an identity crisis to fuel our faith.
  • Let’s not rely on technology to connect with one another.
  • Audiobooks are a go-to for busy parents.
  • What changes to our responsibilities once we get married.

Resources:

Dad Tired

Apr 3, 2018

Today we need to talk about something really important for the life of your business: failure. Yes, failure is important! How and why we fail can teach us so much about where our business is weak, and also strong. I have noticed over the years that there are 3 Big Business Setbacks: Disappointment, Discouragement, and Distrust. 

I am going to break down each of these three setbacks and show you how your authentic faith can combat each of them. God has given us Scripture as a guide and a comfort when failure strikes. Instead of making us figure it all out on our own, we can rely on His wisdom and the wisdom of those who have gone before us to understand how to be successful in business. Just because you have suffered a setback does not mean you cannot move forward. Today, I am going to show you how.

More in this episode:

  • We set out all the plans we possibly can.
  • Failure happens to everyone.
  • Where does disappointment in business happen?
  • We need to manage our expectations.
  • What happens when we experience disappointment, and then manage it.
  • Discouragement is brutal.
  • Psalm 112 is a great way to get out of discouragement.
  • Distrust is from the enemy.
  • The world is going to want to make us jaded.
  • There are so many wounds that we have to deal with!
  • There is hope and encouragement for you!
  • Pray over your business.
  • John 10:10—have an abundant life!

Resources:

Are You Real

Apr 2, 2018

Today’s guest is John Clark. John Clark was the general manager of the Boys Scouts of America and he’s here to talk about what it took to be successful leading these organizations. Success leaves clues and today we are looking for all the clues that John’s successful career left behind.

John’s favorite quote is a Teddy Roosevelt quote that says, “A job that’s worth doing is worth doing well.”

 

Show Highlights:

  • Failure is the inability to meet our goals.
  • Success can look different at different points in your career.
  • Being happy with what you are doing is a key factor in your success.
  • Relying on God to help make tough decisions and handle tough circumstances is key.
  • If you can figure out what keeps people awake at night and then solve that problem, you will have unlimited income.
  • Setting goals will help improve your performance.
  • When we have success, you always have success habits that were implemented to make it happen.
  • Knowing how to set and manage goals individually and as a team is critical to success.
  • You can’t achieve success completely on your own. You have to have a winning team around you and achieve the goals together.
  • Sometimes to be a good leader it just means that you get out in front of your team and run faster.

 

Connect with Jody on Twitter: @jodynholland

Mar 30, 2018

 

Our guest today is Abby Abildness. You will hear all about the Kingdom Start of our nation and her study of William Penn.

Have you ever heard of William Penn? You may know him by "Grandfather of our nation". He is the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. William wrote the first founding documents of the United States of America and his peace treaties are still used today. William Penn went on to be a spiritual advisor to our founding fathers. He understood government with a kingdom mind.

"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants." - William Penn

William Penn started a good work in Pennsylvania that people and nations have benefited from for generations. Abby Abildness is going to make sure that legacy continues.

Abby has such a big heart for Pennsylvania, it will make you want to move there tomorrow. She is currently the State Leader of the International Prayer Coccus. She sits with government leaders and prayers with them so that God's will can be done in legislation.  Abby and her husband are also the CEO's of Healing Tree International.  Their passion is to network pastoral, medical, business and government leaders for the healing of nations.

LINKS:

healingtreeinternational.com 
 
thelondonderryinn.com
 
Fellowship Home Loans
 
CONNECT WITH ABBY:
 
healingtreeinternational.com/contact
 
Abby@healingtreeinternational.com
 
Mar 29, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked you will hear the heart and passion of one woman who has been called my God to help heal and restore women and children who have found themselves homeless.

Kari Heffron is the Woman & Children Program Coordinator at The Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia, South Carolina.  They are currently serving 27 women and 19 families in their area. They are very intentional about calling themselves a "Transitional Home" and not a homeless shelter.

After the Holy Spirit set Kari free from a reckless lifestyle, Kari came to the conclusion that being homeless is not someone's identity it is just a result of being broken. God started a fire in her heart to create a safe place for homeless women and children to come and feel safe, loved, protected, wanted, and somewhere they can meet Jesus.

After 10 years of pressing into God Kari's dream finally came to fruition. Even though Kari is walking in her calling now she gets real about the struggles that come with this type of ministry.

Kari is a true City Taker and we can't wait to see what God does next with her ministry.

LINKS:

Connect with Kari

Donate to The Oliver Gospel Mission

Are You Real

Fellowship Home Loans

Mar 28, 2018

God has given us all a purpose and a passion, and when someone is being obedient to live out that purpose, amazing things happen. I am seeing amazing things from Shane Blackshear, and so I was excited to talk to him today about the unique passion God has given him for theology, ministry, and racial relations in the church. Shane is from West Texas where he lives with his wife and two kids. He is a podcast host with two amazing shows you should definitely check out. On Seminary Dropout, Shane interviews theologians who might not have the biggest microphone but have such wonderful things to share about our Creator. Shane’s second podcast, On Ramp, discusses how race and the church intersect.

Shane and I will dive into a lot of different topics in today’s episode. We started off with a discussion of race in the church, and how God’s Kingdom will absolutely be more diverse than the typical American church. Shane is teaching his listeners how to learn about the human experience through the eyes of someone who might not look exactly like them. It is a humbling conversation and one we probably can’t have enough.

From there, Shane and I are going to talk about how Seminary Dropout came to be, and why a show like Shane’s has such huge potential. God has given Shane more than enough strength and wisdom to graciously and empathetically interview the people who are seeking a thorough understanding of who God is and what his plans are for this world. Ultimately, Shane is encouraging anyone who will listen that, as image bearers of Christ, we have the potential to proclaim God’s goodness through every word and deed. That is absolutely what Shane is doing in the world, so you will want to check out my interview today!

More in this episode:

  • Shane tells us all about himself and what his passions and purposes are.
  • Shane shares why he feels burdened to bring issues of race in America to the church.
  • Diverse churches are incredibly rare in America.
  • We have so much to learn from the experiences of our brothers and sisters in Christ of different races.
  • Shane loves to point people to rich resources for understanding race in the church.
  • Why Shane ended up dropping out of seminary two times.
  • Shane’s favorite, mind-blowing interviews.
  • The thing that keeps Shane going with his podcast is the ministry opportunity.
  • It’s hard to interview well, and Shane is certainly gifted at it!
  • Why we struggle with self-confidence.
  • God is getting Shane excited to speak about idols and the “us v. them” mentality.
  • Who Shane is reading right now!
  • Church can be taken outside the walls.
  • Shane would tell himself right out of college to not limit his options.

Resources:

Twitter: @Beardonabike

Facebook: Shane Blackshear

Seminary Dropout Podcast

N.T. Wright

The Benefit of the Doubt

Fresh Expressions

On Ramp Podcast

Mar 27, 2018

What is the soul? What does it even look like to have a healthy soul? I’m going to tackle these questions in Part 2 of our 3 part series on Spirit, Soul, and Body!

When it comes to complex questions like these, I think it is best to take a basic and practical approach to understanding it. I am so thankful that God has provided us with Scripture that tells us all about our soul and how we can keep it healthy. Today, I am going to bring you Scripture from both the Old and the New Testament that illustrates a healthy soul.

Ultimately, we need to learn how to trust God. When we surrender our mind, will, and emotions to Him, he will bring us to a place of peace and health. If you are pursuing an overall healthy lifestyle, you cannot neglect the health of your soul. You will see today how it impacts every single aspect of your life, including your physical health!

More in this episode:

  • I give my most basic explanation of what the soul actually is.
  • Let’s unpack the mind as described in Lamentations 3:20.
  • Job 7:15 and 1 Chronicles 22:19 give us a good idea about how the will works.
  • Our emotions are complex. Psalm 42:1 and Psalm 86:4 describe just a few emotions we experience.
  • What it means to have a healthy soul according to Romans.
  • Understand that your mind is part of your soul.
  • We can choose to walk in God’s will.
  • Proverbs 3:5-8 is a gem for us!
  • 3 John 1:2 shows us that our soul brings us bodily health.

Resources:

Are You Real

Mar 23, 2018

Today on Are You Real Government we speak to Chantelle Irish. She is the Senior Campaign Advisor for Zimbabwe candidates: Noah Manyika and William (Widzo) Pilbrough. They are running for President and Vice President of Zimbabwe in the 2018 election. They are running under the political party of "The Build Zimbabwe Alliance".

Despite how dangerous politics can be in their country they are ready to see a change and are helping usher in Gods favor to Zimbabwe. 

The country as a whole is in very hard times. Their people have little access to clean water, and proper medical care. On top of that their unemployment rate is 95% and it is currently illegal to withdraw any sort of currency from a bank due to the countries crippling debt.
Many Zimbabwean people leave the country to work abroad to send money back to their loved ones just to make it by. 
 
This may seem like a terrible place to most people, but not for Chantelle. She shares how there is so many wonderful things about her country and her favorite are: the people, the countryside, and the untapped potential. The Build Zimbabwe Alliance sees past the brokenness, and the statistics to see God's heart for this country. 
 
She believes "God's identity for Zimbabwe is to be the Switzerland of Africa". She longs to see healing and peace in the country just like our Father does. 
 
In future episodes, we will talk to Noah Manyika and  William Pilbrough to hear more about the election.

LINKS:

buildzimbabwe.org

BZA Manifesto

Donate to BZA

Email the BAZ: info@buildzimbabwe.org

BZA Facebook

Samuel Rodriguez book "Lambs Agenda"
lambsagenda.com

messengerinternational.org

Areyoureal.org

Connect with Dubb

Mar 22, 2018

Today on Are You Real Linked we speak with Jeremiah Bolich.

When Jeremiah was young he was discharged from the military due to a drug and alcohol problem. After hitting rock bottom a Christian couple invited him into their home and took him to a Billy Graham conference. At the conference, he had an encounter with the Holy Spirit that would change his life.

Now Jeremiah is gone 47 weeks of the year traveling the world spreading the good news and equipping "City Takers". You will hear all about how he and his wife lived out of a bus during the first years of the ministry and now how he balances his family and ministries. However, in the near future, his travels may be few and far between as he plants a training center in Lebanon to help equip leaders.

"Reject religion and embrace Jesus".

LINKS:

AreYouReal.org

Connect with Christy

JeremiahBolich.com

Download a Free Audiobook on Audible

Mar 21, 2018

Purpose is all about living out God’s plan, even if it looks nothing like anything you’ve seen ever before. Christians have a pretty good idea of what it means to do church, but today I am talking with someone who listened to the Lord when he asked him to think differently about his ministry and his congregation. This is Jordan Sutton, the pastor of Clearpath Church in Dallas, TX. He and his congregation are redefining church, and the Lord is working and speaking in mighty ways through them. 

Instead of a pulpit, Clearpath has tables. Instead of a traditional gathering, they meet in homes. Everything from worship to Bible studies has been prayerfully refashioned so that the members of Clearpath can have a whole new experience with the Living God. What gets me excited about guys like Jordan is that I feel like the Lord told me long ago that the church was changing, and I think pastors like Jordan are on the frontlines. 

Today, Jordan is not just going to share how and why Clearpath changed so drastically, but also the amazing changes that happened inside Jordan himself. God really emphasized for him a pursuit of holiness in spite of a fallen world and has asked him to think deeply about what it means to be set apart from the world. If you have a heart for people, especially in the American church, then you are going to want to listen to this episode. I think we have so much to learn from Jordan Sutton. 

 

Show Highlights: 

  • Jordan shares how his upbringing led him to a different perspective on church. 
  • 1 Corinthians 2 was super influential for Jordan and his church ministry. 
  • Jordan learned about holiness alongside of grace. 
  • The opposite of holiness is commonness. 
  • Supernatural encounters in the most basic moments. 
  • Why it is so easy to move away from the tenacity of your conviction. 
  • What would church look like if we had never seen it before? 
  • Transforming Sunday services into prayer meetings. 
  • Turning pulpits into tables. 
  • Jordan lost people, and here is how he handled that. 
  • Lessons from God’s people. 
  • The Bible is filled with people who questioned and sought God. 
  • How God impacts our lives through money and privilege. 
  • Abundance looks differently for everyone. 
  • Jordan is still learning how to take care of the details. 
  • How Jordan would challenge us to think about our growth with God
  • Advice to Jordan’s younger self. 

 

Resources:

Jordan Online 

Clearpath Online Magazine 

Clearpath.live 

Clearpathdallas.com 

 

Mar 20, 2018

What’s so creative about business? Everything! Especially if you are an entrepreneur, you are extremely creative. Businesses thrive when we are using our God-given creativity. When we don’t we get caught in a cycle of constant striving, and strife is the opposite of creativity. You were made in the image of a creative God, and I think some commonly overlooked creative processes will be the key to your success in business.

Today, I want to give you easy tools to help you access your creativity, apply it to business, and then watch all of your endeavors thrive. I’ll show you 5 habits successful business leaders DON’T have because I think we can learn just as much from what we are not, as we can what we are. Your authentic self is capable of creating so much! It’s time to start thinking about how we can bring some creative solutions to our businesses.

More in this episode:

  • When you get into striving, you are using up your creative energy.
  • Biblically, what does it look like to be creative.
  • We should be praying for creativity specifically for our business.
  • Start drawing things with your opposite hand!
  • Get involved and around creative individuals.
  • Be abundant in the Kingdom.
  • We have such a fear of loss.
  • Money means more opportunities.
  • 5 Things That Great Business leaders DON’T Do.

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Are You Real

Mar 19, 2018

How would you define success? We tend to define things in our lives incorrectly because we are either using someone else’s definition of success or following the world’s definition. When we take a close look at our definition, we may start to realize some unrealistic expectations. Today is your chance to redefine success so that you can actually see it manifest in your life. I am going to show you how!

There are five areas of my life where I need to have a balanced definition of success: Faith, Family, Fun, Finance, and Fitness. When I take a close look at these categories, I have to ask myself if I am reaching towards a goal for that particular arena. I want to challenge you today to look at how you define success in these areas and much more. You will also get a look at what influences our definition of success, and how we can take steps now to change our definition to a more positive one.

Practical wisdom and easy first steps are waiting for you in this episode of Are You Real: Success!

More in this episode:

  • We all have a different definition of success, as unique as we are.
  • We often let ourselves down by our own definition of success.
  • Lessons I learned about paying my dues and then redefining success as having fun.
  • We are bombarded with advertisements that try to define our lives.
  • Just doing works is not salvation.
  • You can define balance in your success as well.
  • Motivation starts with movement, and then the mental and emotional follows.
  • We are influenced by our connections.

Resources

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Mar 16, 2018

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Are You Real Government episode 07.

Today we speak to Jenn Bara. You will hear all about her incredible journey about how God is using her in both the Government and Business Mountian. 

When Jenn was young she wanted to be a women's pastor and work in the church, because that is where she thought God moved the most. After attending Bethel Church's Heaven and Business Conference God opened her eyes to all seven Mountains of Influence.

In episode two we explain in depth the Seven Mountains of Influence. If you missed it, we recommend going back and listening so you can fully understand some of the ideas shared today. Click here to listen.

Jenn is the current President of the Panhandle Restaurant Asociation. This organization is equipping the next generation of entrepreneur that want to be in the industry. They provide educational conferences to small business owners to educate them on ever-changing laws, and much more. Jann also helps run her families local restaurant. Their business just celebrated 35 years and is thriving. 

After Jenn realized she was called to both the government and business mountain she received a phone call from Ginger Nelson who was running for mayor in her hometown. During the call, Ginger shared that God had told her that she needed Jenn on her campaign. This was a clearly a God-ordained moment, considering that Ginger Nelson had never met Jenn. She only knew her name because of her great influence Jenn had in the business mountain.

Jenn shares that the number one lesson that she learned from the campaign was learning how to see God moving in people regardless if she agreed with their policy's. Also, she dives into how to fight the spirit of religion in government.

Links:

Seven Mountian Printable PDF

Seven Mountian Strategy Explained 

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Mar 15, 2018

We are so excited to continue the conversation about "City Taking".

In episode 5 "City taking 101" we had a great time with George and Sarah from City Light Church about how to start "taking" your city back for the Kingdom. We recommend going back and listen before you dive in today. (Link below)

Today we had the pleasure of speaking with Naomi Volkman. She is a 12-year old Christian and is making a huge difference in her community. When Naomi was young her Mother was diagnosed with cancer, and she began to struggle with suicidal thoughts. She was saved after experiencing an incredible vision of Jesus telling her how much he loved her. After that, she started evangelizing in her high school which turned into a passion to see City's restored back to the love of Christ and has since graduated from Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and has traveled around the world, sharing the gospel. Pretty much... she is a rock star!

Links:

City Taking 101

citylighttoledo.org

enkindleministries.com

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Mar 14, 2018

More of then than not, you are in the middle of your purpose before you realize it’s even started. God has a funny way of taking us on a journey to find our calling, and he is certainly capable of working through us all in a might way, even if we can’t see it. This is why I am so excited to have Matt Brough on the show today. Matt has many passions that seemed to have all converged at this moment in time. Primarily, Matt is a family man in Winnipeg, Canada. When he isn’t spending time with his family, he is pastoring Prarie Presbyterian, a small but faithful and diverse congregation that is walking faithfully with God in this season.

What sets Matt apart from the rest is how his ministry has expanded beyond the pulpit. Knowing he had been gifted with words, Matt decided that he would start a podcast and write both non-fiction and fiction books on the side. It is incredible to see the way that Matt has listened to God’s call on his life and walked faithfully towards these creative endeavors, even though “success” looks a bit different than he thought. Matt has no idea what God might have in store for him next, but he continues to pursue more books and opportunities as a supreme act of faith.

Matt’s writing, his podcast, and his pastoring have all converged to make Matt a powerhouse of spirituality. He humbly wears his many hats with an attitude of service. He writes books his family would want to read. He shares stories that his church would want to hear. Above it all, Matt chooses where to use his gifts to serve others, and I think we have a lot to learn from him. You do not want to miss out on Matt’s story in this week’s episode, so let’s dive right in.

More in this episode:

  • Matt considers his family most important next to God.
  • Authoring and podcasting is a very new journey that God has been teaching Matt through.
  • Why the podcast can be a part of Matt’s ministry.
  • Philippians 2 is the character guiding scripture for Matt and his ministry.
  • Matt shares a time when he was doing ministry for the wrong reasons.
  • It is hard to connect sometimes, and Matt shares his best ways to get a support system.
  • How Matt ended up at this point of convergence.
  • Why Matt is just a bit like Abraham.
  • The system that Matt uses when he felt like he needed to start writing.
  • You can trust God with your mission and your gifts.
  • My prayers for Matt.
  • Matt would tell his younger self that fear is normal, and we can have courage.
  • Matt’s big advice would be to step back and listen to God.
  • Learn how to participate in Matt’s giveaway!

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