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Following to Lead with Kevin East
38 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
46 - Is Grace Really Enough? with Dr. Andrew Farley
Today on the podcast, author, speaker, and pastor Dr. Andrew Farley joins Kevin for an authentic conversation about grace, the gospel, and how we view ourselves. What is if we didn't think of ourselves as filled with obstacles? Instead, what if we saw ourselves as instruments for God's use? "When we know God is pleased with us, we begin to act differently." Seeing ourselves as God sees us frees us. Kevin and Andrew take a look at what Scripture really says. Don't miss today's episode. Connect with Dr. Farley here: The Grace Church The Grace Message Check out his books mentioned on the podcast: The Naked Gospel The Perfect You
39 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
45 - Addressing Fostering Fears with Jason Johnson
Fostering can look incredibly daunting from the outside. You might be considering and praying about fostering but are facing some fears that are very real. Kevin is joined by national fostering advocate, Jason Johnson, to talk about those fears today. "I might get too attached." "How will this affect my family?" "How do I love someone who wasn't born to me?" Jason and Kevin address these questions and more. You will be challenged to overcome your fears and step out in faith. Fostering is a giving mission, not a getting mission. And you won't regret the decision to give. Find Jason's book, Reframing Foster Care, here. Check out Jason's website for his blog and so much more!
37 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
44 - The Perfect You with Tim Chalas
Do you struggle with continually trying to earn favor with God? Tired of feeling like you are not good enough? Listen in to Kevin's conversation with Tim Chalas about the new covenant and our identity in Christ. "The gospel is so much more about who God is and what He has done than about what we should be doing." Be freed from your performance-oriented mindset as Tim and Kevin unpack the myth that we have to earn our love and acceptance from God. "We do not have to continue to massage love and acceptance from a God who has freely offered it through Jesus Christ." Don't miss today's powerful episode. You can connect with Tim at gracelifefellowship.org. He is also on Facebook and Instagram. Order Tim and Andrew Farley's book, The Perfect You: God's Invitation to Live From the Heart, here.
33 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
43 - 5 Ways to Be An Intentional Parent with Lane Murray
Kevin is joined today by his long-time friend, Lane Murray, to talk parenting. Lane and his wife, Breanna, have raised three kids together. Their youngest child is heading off to college this fall. Lane quickly rose through the ranks in the world of pharmaceutical sales when his kids were small. He had a moment where he realized he was missing out on being part of his kids' lives. He decided to make changes that allowed him to be an intentional parent. Listen in as Lane gives 5 practical ways to be intentionally present in the lives of your kids and family. Learn together with us on today's episode as Lane shares his powerful story with Kevin.
19 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
42 - A Simple Phrase to Improve Excellence in Your Workplace
How do you define excellence in the workplace? We want to make our ministries, businesses, and departments places of excellence. Excellence honors God and inspires people. In the 1988 film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, there is a scene where the detective bumps the cartoon Roger Rabbit against a hanging lamp. The lamp begins to swing back and forth. The animators went the extra mile, involving hours of work, to make sure that the shadows made by the now swinging lamp were as accurate on the cartoon character as in the live-action. The catch? Only 2% of the population ever realizes the extra effort made by the animators. “Bump the Lamp “ has now become a phrase to indicate someone going above and beyond even if it won’t be recognized or appreciated. How can we best lead our teams of people to aim for the 2% and help our teams “bump the lamp“? Listen to Kevin give 3 ways that this idea helps us achieve excellence.
28 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
41 - I met Jesus on social media. Rashawn Copeland's Story
A simple social media post. A man on the brink of suicide. Jesus at work in all of it. Today on the podcast, Rashawn Copeland joins Kevin to share his powerful testimony of redemption and transformation. The gospel transforms hearts, even from the darkest places. God wants to meet you where you are, no matter how dark. If you want to connect with Rashawn, check out "I'm So Blessed Daily", "Bible Time" or "Rashawn Copeland" on your favorite social media channel or check out his personal website, copelandministries.org. You can find Rashawn's book "Start Where You Are" here!
36 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
40 - Talking with Your Teens About Sex with Jon Jenz
Talking with your younger kids can be difficult. Talking with your teens can be downright terrifying. Kevin's great friend, Jon Jenz, joins him on the podcast today to discuss best practices for engaging your teenager in these difficult conversations. Kevin and Jon talk through four ideas that help parents lead their children in truth and grace about sex. Be present. Be proactive. Be transparent. Be Jesus. If you are parenting teenagers or soon will be, you don't want to miss this today's amazing conversation! As always, if you have more questions or want to connect with Kevin, please send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, don't forget to check out Kevin's website: followingtolead.com.
36 minutes | May 31, 2021
39 - Talking to Your Kids About Sex with Stephanie East
Do you dread having "the talk" with your kids? Wondering where, how, and when to talk to your kids about sex? Kevin and his wife, Stephanie, give practical tips and ideas on starting the conversation and how to keep it going. "Don't see this as 'the talk' but beginning a conversation." Kevin East. Join the honest conversation with Kevin and Stephanie today! You can read Kevin's blog posts on the topic: Part 1 & Part 2. Also, find "God's Design for Sex" that Stephanie mentioned here. If you have questions that Kevin didn't address, feel free to send an email: email@example.com.
42 minutes | May 24, 2021
38 - The Journey Through Pain with Frank Friedmann
We all encounter painful situations in our life that we wonder how long it will last or what is the quickest way out of it. On today's episode, Kevin is joined again by pastor and friend, Frank Friedmann to discuss how a Christan can react to incredibly difficult circumstances. "God doesn't promise us a fix. He promises to meet us where we are, with all that He is, and to walk with us." No stranger to pain himself, Frank shares great insight on how God actually views our painful circumstances and how He wants to meet us there. Look for Frank's new book this summer, "How Long Will It Last. Getting Through What You Can't Get Over." Also, you can connect with Frank here: ourresolutehope.com gracelifefellowship.org
34 minutes | May 17, 2021
37 - Is My Child Safe at Camp? with Suzette Farr
Summer is coming and you are getting ready to send your kids to all different kinds of camps. How do you know that the summer camp your child attends is safe? Beyond just asking about having background checks for staff, what should you know about the staff and hiring process for the camp? Kevin is joined by Suzette Farr, VP of Community Engagement, and mom fo two kids who will attend camp this summer. They talk about questions like, "How do you screen and select your staff?", "How do you train your staff?" "Do you have a monitoring system in place while my child is at camp?" and more. Listen to this episode to hear great questions that you can ask when you are vetting a new camp for your children. Check out Kevin's blog post on this topic here.
32 minutes | May 10, 2021
36 - Leading From the Second Chair with Mike Bonem
More leaders serve in a subordinate role than actually sit in the first chair, yet there were no leadership books directed at them. Consultant, author, and speaker, Mike Bonem, along with Roger Patterson set out to change that. They wrote the book, Leading From the Second Chair. Today on the podcast, Mike and Kevin unpack what is a second chair leader as well as three apparent paradoxes that leaders face: subordinate/leader, deep/wide, contentment/dreaming. Listen in to learn how you can lean into the both/and concept of these tensions and thrive in a subordinate leadership role. If you want to connect with Mike, check out his website, mikebonem.com.
31 minutes | May 3, 2021
35 - Beyond Business: Bringing the Kingdom Into Our Workplace with Carrie-Ann Jasper-Yearty
Last week we talked with Rick Betenbough about bringing the kingdom into the workplace. This week Carrie-Ann Jasper Yearty from Jasper Ventures, Inc. joins Kevin to talk about how they did that in their family-owned company and the impact it has had. As Carrie-Ann and the leadership at Jasper Ventures began to pray about loving their employees well and being extravagantly generous with them, Beyond Business was born. You will be encouraged and challenged by Carrie-Ann's story and the faithfulness of God in their work. If you want to know more, check out their website: https://jasperventuresinc.com/beyond-business/! Carrie-Ann and her team would love to connect with you.
44 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
34 - Can my business be a ministry? with Rick Betenbough
Years ago, Rick Betenbough and his dad asked themselves a simple question about the business they were building, "If we have success, could we honor God?" Rick shares the amazing journey that question kicked off in his business. He came to realize it wasn't just about making money and giving it away, it was about bringing the kingdom here on earth. God orchestrated an incredible work in Rick's heart and through his company. They have since started Kingdom at Work where they help other businesses seek to bring the kingdom into the marketplace. Listen to Rick's story on today's episode. Check out Kingdom at Work for more information on how your business can be a ministry to the people who work for you!
33 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
33 - Compelled to Mentor with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
We are all called to make disciples, yet most of us are not intentional about this call of God on our life. We don't tell God that we will not, but we crowd our lives so full of other things that we ignore God's call. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson joins Kevin today and they unpack her book, Mentor for Life. She encourages Christians to take up this most important work through three pillars of mentoring: knowing and loving God, knowing your identity in Christ, and loving your neighbor. Join Kevin's compelling conversation with Natasha as she lays a biblical foundation for mentoring as discipleship and gives practical steps to become a mentor for life! Buy Natasha's book here and check out her website: natashasrobinson.com.
41 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
32 - Becoming a Multiethnic Ministry
Do you want your ministry to become more diverse, but you don't know where to start? Years ago Mentoring Alliance decided it would become an intentionally multiethnic ministry. It was written into the core values. Join Kevin and three members of his staff as they talk about pursuing oneness with diversity. Kevin and his team will answer questions like: Why is it important to be multiethnic? What are some of the difficulties or challenges that a multiethnic ministry faces? What are some changes made that might help other ministries? What advice would you give ministries that are looking to hire qualified, godly people of color? The road to becoming multiethnic can be difficult, but it's worth fighting for. God has designed a beautiful mosaic in His body and it's worth pursuing. We hope today's episode will inspire you to follow Jesus, even if it brings you out of your comfort zone. Check out Mentoring Alliance's core values and meet members of the team!
39 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
S2 E9 Vision Casting Made Simple with Reed Livesay
Everyone can cast vision. Many leaders feel they aren't good at casting vision. Join Kevin and Reed Livesay, President & CEO of Pine Cove Christian Camps, as they bring the idea of casting vision down to the lower shelf. Hear six practical ways that you can cast vision for the people, departments, organizations, and families that you lead. Connect with Reed Livesay and Pine Cove Christian Camps at pinecove.com!
28 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
S2 E8 - Kevin and Stephanie East - Practical Discipline for Real Life
This week Stephanie is back on Following to Lead. Kevin and Stephanie share from their own life experiences as parents and foster parents. They share four ideas to help parents as they discipline children. Join them as they talk about freedom, forgiveness, humility, grace, and trust.
44 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
S2 E7 - Kevin and Stephanie East - Practical Tips for the First Two Phases of Parenting
Kevin is joined by his lovely wife, Stephanie, today. They talk together about practical tips that they have learned in leading their kids through the first two phases of parenting. You'll gain practical wisdom as they share from their own life experiences as parents and foster parents. Don't miss this down-to-earth episode full of sound advice and funny stories!
24 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
S2 E6 - A Look Back at Some Favorite Moments
Today we are going to look back for some of the great thoughts of the entire podcast with Julie Connor, podcast producer, who shares her favorite moments for the last months with the guests: Alan Fadling, Michelle Pokorny, Frank Friedmann, Jonathan Pitts, and Chris Legg. Listen to this special 26th episode and have a grateful journey remembering these conversations about rest, refreshment, and Sabbath, and the Grace-Paced life and leadership. Also, faithfulness in difficult times, the righteousness identity, and the abundance of Grace and the afterlife. Enjoy this special episode full of wisdom and advice!
35 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
S2 E5 - Alan Fadling - Living a Grace-Paced Life
What does a grace-paced life look like? How do we let Jesus set the pace in leadership? Alan Fadling in “An Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence” seeks to help us understand. Join Kevin today as he talks to Alan about his book and topics like leadership, parenting, and grace. We have many roles and relationships: spiritual mentor, pastor, executive director, parent, professor, and God is present in all of this. Listen to an episode full of wisdom and grace.
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