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