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Stories of leadership and life with Jo Saxton and Steph Williams

May 30, 2016

Racism is a curse, but diversity is a gift. How can we embrace that gift in the areas of influence that God has given us?

In this episode Jo and Steph discuss how we can seek out and pursue cultural diversity and the richness of perspectives that accompany it as individuals, churches and society as a whole.

First steps to grow in intercultural competence:

1. Seek relationships with people who are different from you.

2. Read, Listen, Learn - grow in knowledge and experience of diversity.

3. Be mentored by people who are different than you and mentor others.

The Underground Network, Tampa, Florida - http://tampaunderground.com/

Read Listen Learn: Resources on Diversity:

The Global Church Project - www.theglobalchurchproject.com

Latasha Morrison - Be the Bridge - www.beabridgebuilder.com

Dr. John Perkins & Christian Community Development Association - http://www.ccda.org/

Disunity in Christ by Dr. Christena Cleveland - http://www.christenacleveland.com/

The Next Worship by Sandra Van Opstal - http://www.sandravanopstal.com/

Austin Channing Brown - http://austinchanning.com/

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil - www.saltermcneil.com/

Questions for discussion:

1. Is there cultural diversity in your daily face-to-face relationships? How can you further embrace culturally diverse relationships in your local community?

2. Think about the books you read, the podcasts and music you listen to - are they culturally diverse? How can you seek different cultural perspectives in those areas?

3. Who are the people who are mentoring / influencing you right now and who you are mentoring / influencing? How can you grow in diversity in those areas?

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May 30, 2016

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May 23, 2016

In part 2 of stepping into empowerment as a woman, Jo and Steph discuss 9 further ways to be intentional about embracing our callings. 

 

5) Willingness to risk

6) embrace the season you are in and have the right expectations of the season you are in right now.

7) Building a network of relationships.

8) Network with people in your field.

9) We need to articulate it and say what we are called to.

10) Being aware of what is happening with the door.

11) Burn up your cultural oughts and shoulds.

12) One of the ways we can grow is to grow with others. Responsibility of calling out other’s gifts.

13) Sharpen your skills - invest in the things you are good at further.

 

Discussion questions:

1) Where are you afraid to step into your calling? Are you willing to embrace Godly-risks? Where do you feel held back right now? Is it because you are afraid or because God is holding you back?

2) Articulate your calling.  Speak out what you are called to do. (e.g. I am a mother, I am a writer, I am an evangelist, I am a speaker, I am an encourager)

3) Who are you building relationship with in your field of interest? What is holding you back?

 

 

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May 16, 2016

What does it mean to step into empowerment as a woman? This week Jo and Steph discuss 4 ways we can embrace our callings:

 

1) Embracing our identities and covenant relationship with God

2) Looking at where we have limited ourselves and made assumptions that we have nothing to offer.

3) Making our character’s a priority

4) Looking for accessible role models doing what you are passionate about.

 

Discussion questions:

1) Where have you limited yourself? What things do you believe are not open to you?

2) How do you make your character a priority? What intentional steps have you taken to get healing for hurts and to live accountably? Where do you need to take further steps to get healing?

3) Where have you found accessible role models (not just physically 1-on-1, but in books or online) doing things you are passionate about? Where do you need to be more intentional about this?

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May 9, 2016

Many leaders are asking how they can empower women into their callings. Today Jo and Steph discuss 5 ways:

 

1) Look at the assumptions we already have

2) Ask, seek, knock

3) Consider viable vehicles of discipleship and training.

4) make it visible

5) give people several tangible opportunities (and let them fail / be mediocre).   

 

Discussion questions:

1) What assumptions do you have about women in leadership? What things have you consciously or subconsciously been taught about the spheres women / you can lead in?

 

2) Where are women underrepresented in areas of influence in your life? (Both secular and church settings)

 

3) Which women have made leadership visible for you?

 

4) How do you feel about giving people who are not very good at leading an opportunity to lead? Do you have a culture of discipleship where people can practice and make mistakes in a loving, encouraging environment?

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May 5, 2016

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May 2, 2016

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

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