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Proven Perspectives with John Hawkins
30 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Remember and Worship, Then Trust and Obey
Four words summarize God’s commands to His people in the Old Testament. These four words are Remember, Worship, Trust and Obey. Listen in as Laura and John discuss these four words and the practical guidance they give us for living out our faith, in all of life, every day. Article: Remember and Worship, Then Trust and Obey
36 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
They Need to Know About Me
In helping others to grow in their faith and influence, we realize that they need to learn about God, His Gospel and His Word. We also realize that we need to learn about them – who they are, what they think, how they live and what they believe. Too often we forget that the younger Christian also needs to know about us – especially about how we choose to believe in God and live for Him in all of life. In this episode, Laura and John look at why and how we need to share our “wrestlings” with believing and obeying as we help others grow in faith and faithfulness. Article: They Need to Know About Me
42 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Faith and Faithfulness in the Middle Years
John refers to the middle years (30-60) as the “go-go” years. What does believing in Jesus and living out our faith in Jesus look like in those years? Join Laura and John in their insightful discussion of this important, and often times, perplexing aspect of living our whole life for Him.
37 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
The Shaping of Three Leaders
Join special guest host Todd Melby, President of Leadership Edge, Inc., as he talks with three Leadership Edge Alumni about the early days of the organization, their faith, and how the impact of being mentored has shaped them into leaders they are today.
44 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
The Impact of Elisabeth Elliot
Elisabeth Elliot thought, wrote, taught and lived gospel simplicity. As part of their ongoing series of Persons, Books and Passages that Have Changed My Life, Laura and John discuss the life, message, legacy and impact of Elisabeth Elliot. Included in the show notes for this episode, listeners will receive a brief article that John wrote on growing older that draws from Elisabeth’s life and writings. To Declare that the Lord is Upright
36 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Partnering to Mentor Leaders in Uganda
Listen as Todd Melby visits with Sydney David Walusimbi from Watoto Christian Hall in Kampala, Uganda and the impact of a lifestyle of mentoring. https://www.watotochurch.com/ https://www.watoto.christianhalls.com/ https://onehope.net/
36 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Accountability – Protecting the Future of Your Organization
Personal and organizational accountability protects the future of both the leader and the organization. Laura and John discuss this timely reality using both corporate and personal examples.
44 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Encouragement for Parents
Today’s parents have many challenges and little encouragement. They also struggle to access the “lessons learned” from parents whose kids are grown and gone. In this episode, Laura and John share meaningful encouragement and practical perspective from their daughter-father relationship. Listen, learn and be encouraged.
40 minutes | May 15, 2022
Effectiveness of Christian Mentoring
Christian mentoring should be a developmental relationship. But what is it that helps ensure the growth of the mentee?In this episode, Laura and John discuss practical tools to assess and promote the mentees developmental growth; both as a Christian and as a leader.
36 minutes | May 4, 2022
The Shape of Christian Mentoring
Join Laura and John in the third of a four episode series on Christian Mentoring. Today they discuss the shape of Christian mentoring and give practical steps in beginning a mentoring relationship, planning the meeting and how to effectively lead the meeting.
33 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Profile of a Christian Mentor
Join Laura and John as they describe the profile of a Christian mentor that aligns with the developmental needs of the mentee. You will also learn about Ron Austell who was John Hawkins first Christian mentor.
34 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
The Core of Christian Mentoring
A recent participant in Leadership Edge Mentor Training commented, “I was encouraged that Biblical mentoring can be simple and yet impactful.” With this episode, Laura and John begin a four-part series on Leadership Edge’s Mentor Training. In this episode, they discuss “What Is Christian Mentoring?”, “How Is It That It Is Biblical?” and “How Does Christian Mentoring Fit with A Vision for All of Life?” Listen in to learn about the simplicity and impact of Christian Mentoring.
37 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Practices for Perspective and Balance
Over time leaders lose perspective and balance. It is not a question of if but of when. In this second of two episodes, Laura and John share practices that help us to regain and sustain perspective and balance. https://lead-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Perspective-and-Balance-Slides-for-Podcast.pdf
29 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Introduction to Perspective and Balance
Over time leaders lose perspective and balance. It is not a question of if but of when. In this episode, Laura and John discuss what is the perspective and balance that leaders need and what happens when they lose it. In the next episode, they will share tips on how to regain and sustain perspective and balance.
35 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Do you ever look at a leader and ask yourself the question, What happened to them? In this episode, John speaks on Spiritual Erosion - why it happens and what we can do about it.
36 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
The Impact of Mary Byers
Mary Byers is a Christian woman who has had nearly lifelong influence in the life of John; In this episode, listeners will learn about race, influence and how our leaders do not always have the title of leader
33 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
God's Kind Sovereignty
Laura and John look at the great hope we have due to the kind sovereignty of God at work in all of life. Though this is our hope, it is also a truth that we have to prayerfully wrestle with to come to understand and believe in on our hardest days and in our deepest disappointments. To read more on this episodes content, go here: https://lead-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Absorbing-and-Believing-In-Gods-Sovereignty.pdf.
30 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
The Holy Spirit is the Master Mentor Replay
Over the years, Leadership Edge has trained hundreds of mentors who now mentor both in the US and abroad. Consistently one of the concepts in our mentor training that is most striking and appreciated by the participants is that the Holy Spirit is the Master Mentor. In this episode, Laura and John unpack what it means and looks like for a mentor to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in a mentoring relationship.
35 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
It is Your Very Life - Revisited
At the end of his life, as Moses gave his last message to the Israelites before his death, he proclaimed to the Israelites the supremacy of knowing and living by God's Word. In Deuteronomy 32:45-47a, Moses says (excerpt) Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day...they are not just idle words for you--they are your (very) life. John unpacks with Laura the difference that reading through the entire Old and New Testament several times in the last few years has made on his personal growth and in better understanding the fullness who God tells us He is.
35 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
As 2021 comes to an end, Laura and John talk about favorite memories, biggest surprises and greatest concerns from 2021.Listeners will be interested to see if their own 2021 memories, surprises and concerns are similar to those of Laura and John.They then look ahead to what theyare looking forward to and what they hope God changes in 2022.
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