Info

Lead Stories Podcast

Tales of Leadership and Life with Jo Saxton and Steph Williams
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes
2017
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: June, 2017

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

Jun 26, 2017

It is the end of Season 2! Jo and Steph reflect over the different series which have been part of this past season and the podcasts that have impacted them personally.  They also discuss what life looks like for them right now as Summer begins - from horse camp to baseball and book writing.

 

Make sure you don’t miss out on new updates with Jo and Steph by signing up to their personal websites: www.josaxton.com and www.pastorsteph.com

 

Join Steph’s Author page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pastorsteph/

 

We would love it if you could support Lead Stories Podcast by rating our podcast on iTunes!

 

Finally… don’t miss out on the Lead Stories resources, Hello Goodbye, Life in the Wilderness and Empowering Women study guides.  Find them at: www.leadstoriesmedia.com/resources

Jun 21, 2017

In this episode Steph chats with Patrick Lambertz from Men Against The Trafficking Of Others (MATTOO), an organization working to educate men and stop the source of human trafficking.

 

Listen in to discover how you can help be a part of stopping human trafficking by helping to create stigmas against it.

 

Check out:

Www.mattoo.org and their course: ‘Extinguishing the flames.’

 

Discussion:

1) Think about the quick decision someone makes to view pornography or go to a strip club for a bachelors party.  What does the web of human trafficking look like behind those decisions?

2) How can you intentionally help those around you (and yourself) make better decisions to not support human trafficking, bearing in mind that doing nothing is often helping a fire to spread?

 

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

www.leadstoriesmedia.com 

Jun 19, 2017

Continuing the series on Stigmas, Jo chats to Kaitlin Curtice, a native-american Christian about her re-discovery of her heritage and how that has impacted her faith and relationship with God.

Listen in to hear how God has revealed himself in new ways to Kaitlin as she has researched her heritage, and Kaitlin’s ideas of how the church could be blessed by recognizing and learning from certain cultural values from native americans tribes.

 

Discussion:

1) What did you learn about native american tribes as a child? Were they positive or negative influences?

2) Kaitlin mentioned that teaching her children traditional ways may mean they are made fun of.  Are there parts of your heritage / ideals you hold to that you are afraid to influence others with for fear of what they may say /do? How can you make sure it is not the enemy who is silencing you?

3) What positive things could/should the church embrace from native american cultures?

 

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

www.leadstoriesmedia.com 

 

Check out Kaitlin’s book ‘Glory Happening’ coming November 7th

 

https://kaitlincurtice.com/

 

And find her on facebook, twitter and instagram!

Jun 12, 2017

Jo and Steph continue the series on Stigmas and race today with Edrin Williams, who was born in South Carolina and now a pastor in The Sanctuary Covenant church in the Twin Cities.

Listen in to hear how growing up in the South impacted Edrin’s childhood and raised early questions about race and how we can all become more inter-culturally competent as we lead others from different backgrounds and races.

  

Sanctuarycov.org

Www.edrinwilliams.com

 

Also find Edrin on:

Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook!

 

Discussion questions:

1) Take some times to think through the prejudices you probably hold.  When you think about people from different backgrounds (white, black, asian, latino…) what roles / professions do you naturally assign to them?

 

2) What do you know about your family culture? What is your ethnic story? What is in your roots? Share what you know and investigate further!

 

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

www.leadstoriesmedia.com 

Jun 8, 2017

This week on LEAD VOICES Jo and Steph interview Pastor Sandra Maria Van Opstal on the topic of multiethnic leadership and worship. 

She is a liturgist and activist who is passionate about re-imagining worship that mobilizes for reconciliation and justice.

Check her out at: http://www.sandravanopstal.com/

Also, get her new book The Next Worship here: http://www.sandravanopstal.com/the-next-worship/

https://twitter.com/sandravanopstal

https://www.instagram.com/sandravanopstal/

 

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

www.leadstoriesmedia.com 

Jun 5, 2017

Surely with a black family living in the White House for so many years, America is now in a post-racism era, right?! This week Jo and Steph chat race and stigmas with Deidra Riggs, a missionary to the white evangelical church.

Listen in to find out:

- What is white-privilege and does it still exist?

- How can change be brought to the white evangelical church regarding race stigmas?

- How can you be proactive in supporting diversity in your spheres of influence?

 

Check out Deidra Riggs website (and sign up for her newsletter!) at www.deidrariggs.com and also check out her new book: ‘One’.

 

Discussion questions:

1) What is white-privilege and where have you experienced it?

2) What practical steps can you take to encourage diversity in race and culture in your spheres?

 

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

www.leadstoriesmedia.com 

1