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Now displaying: March, 2018

Stories of leadership and life with Jo Saxton and Steph O'Brien

Mar 26, 2018

Have you ever found yourself breaking a mold and you didn’t even mean to? Have found yourself having a conversation and thinking that something was a given and realize that it wasn’t? Jo and Steph talk about what happens when we find ourselves breaking molds and how we can respond accordingly.

 

The 4 Rs of handling breaking the mold by accident:

1) Recognizing

2) Reckoning

3) Reconnect

4) Respond to questions

 

Discussion questions:

1) Discuss a time when you unintentionally broke a mold by something you said or did.

2) Where do you need to make some changes to adjust to breaking a mold? Is there shrapnel that you need to spend some time removing and healing from? 

3) Who do you need to reconnect with (people or God) after breaking a mold?

 

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Mar 19, 2018

Mandy Smith, the Lead Pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati is chatting with Steph today about what it looks like for her to be the only female Lead Pastor in her denomination. Discussing both the external and internal hurdles to stepping into leadership, Mandy and Steph share from their different perspectives as an introvert and extrovert.

 

Mandy’s latest book is out now: The Vulnerable Pastor: How human limitations empower our ministry.

 

Check out She Leads for resources on how women and men can partner together: http://www.missioalliance.org/sheleads/

Mandy’s church here:  http://www.universitychristianchurch.net/

Mandy is also a regular contributor to Missio Alliance: Www.missioalliance.org

Find Mandy on Facebook: Facebook.com/mandy.smith.50999 

Discussion questions:

1) Have you spent time personally pouring over scripture to come to your personal convictions about women in leadership?

2) What do you perceive to be the weaknesses of your personality/gender and where could they be inhabited by God’s strength?

3) What ways can you identify that male and female leaders speak different languages? How can you better learn the language of the other gender?

 

Follow Lead Stories Podcast to interact with Steph and Jo:

Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox

Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast

Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast

Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton

Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph

Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com

www.leadstoriesmedia.com 

Mar 12, 2018

Lisa Harper is discussing how a failure to understand the context in which the Bible was written - by writers under oppression - has warped our understanding of what the Bible says and what Good News truly is.  

 

Join Jo and Steph as they chat to Lisa about how the Gospel can be good news to all people - not just those who are in positions of power.

 

Discussion questions:

1) How does knowing that the Bible was written by individuals under oppression change how you see the Good News?

2) Where have you allowed your understanding of the image of God to be limited to just a certain people group?

 

For more information about the pilgrimages (Deadline April 1st 2018) go to: Freedomroad.us (go to the blog)

Www.facebook.com/lisasharonharper

Twitter/instagram: @lisasharper

Www.freedomroad.us

Www.lisasharonharper.com

 

Get her latest book out now: The Very Good Gospel

Mar 5, 2018

Dominique Gilliard the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation shares ways that the church needs to rethink its attitude to the criminal justice system and incarceration. With some horrifying statistics and also some hope-filled testimonies and practical ways churches can make a change, this podcast will change the way you see those who are and have been incarcerated and equip you to be part of the change.   

 

Every church can and should be involved in one of 4 ways:

1) prevention: mentoring, tutoring, supporting underfunded schools, summer feeding programs

2) prison ministry: go behind the walls and see for ourselves.  

3) walk alongside those who have lost family members to incarceration.  

4) aid the reentry process: disciple, support and walk alongside those who have left prison and use networks to help find employment opportunities.

5) extend our definition of family to include foster care children who need care and love especially over the holiday seasons.

 

Check out Dominique’s new book: “Rethinking Incarceration: advocating for justice which restores”

 

https://dominiquegilliard.com/

Facebook: /dominique.dg.7

@DDGilliard - twitter

dominiquedgilliard - instagram

 

Discussion questions:

1) How does your attitude towards those who have been incarcerated change when you consider the number of key biblical characters who spent time behind bars?

2) Of the 5 practical ways mentioned that churches can get involved in change, is your church engaged in any? Which one could be the first step?

3) How has your perspective on the criminal justice system changed through listening to this podcast?

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