084 – Significance, Is It Worth It and Does It Matter?

significance

Significance is importance, we want to be important. Significance is being of consequence, mattering. Our existence and our presence being of consequence, mattering, making a difference. When we say we want to live a significant life, what we usually mean is we want our life to matter, we want the fact that we were here to change something, to be transformational in some way. We want our lives to have worth.

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079 – Making the Most of Time and Taking a “Long-Play” Attitude

Making the Most of Time

Quick wins are important, focusing on urgent projects is necessary, but to accomplish deep things, things of eternal significance, we’ve got to take a long view of things. We’ve all been given the same amount of time, but we can trust God to manage time according to his agenda. When we place all of our energy on the things we can accomplish over the short-term, we miss the value of the long-play.

In this episode we discuss how God is the master of time and we’ve got to be willing to take on things that will take a long time to build. To see transformation, to build an enduring work, and to fulfill our mission, we’ve got to take a long-view.

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078 – Encouraging Our Daughters to Lead: Interview with Kelly Delp

Encouraging Daughters to Lead

Raising daughters with a leadership call upon their lives requires seeing and responding to the path God is crafting in their lives. Honestly, we are a part of a tribe that theologically embraces women in ministry and leadership, but sometimes, in practice, we are more comfortable with traditional roles. As a Dad, I had a front row seat over a couple of decades of the struggles and challenges of a young women feeling a call to ministry in a world where men in lead pastor roles just makes some people more comfortable.

We took the opportunity to have a conversation with our daughter, Kelly Delp, who is a young single woman serving as the lead pastor of The Bridge International Church in Paris, France. We discussed our experiences during her developmental years and the challenges, but mostly the joys, of her journey toward God’s great adventure calling upon her life.

You can connect with Kelly at her blog, KellyDelp.com 

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077 – Navigating and Leading Chaos

Lead the chaos

Whether we initiate the chaos or it spontaneously erupts, we’ve got to give leadership to the chaotic state of things. We’ve got to navigate through the chaos. Leaders sometimes lead through spontaneous chaos that just happened, and at other times, we actually initiate chaos to transition from our present reality to our desired future. In this week’s episode, David and Donna discuss when to initiate chaos and how to appropriate lead through chaos.

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076 – Embracing the Chaos of Life and Leadership

Chaos is part of transformation. Before we can experience transformational change, we’ve got to experience the disorganization of chaos while a new reality is underway. Why must we face chaos, how do we navigate it, and what is the difference between destructive and constructive chaos?

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075 – Gaining Humility Through Adversity and Serving

Adversity Brings HumilityHumility is one of the greatest assets and attributes of a leader. Pride goes before a fall and arrogance is self serving. How do we position ourselves to lead in humility? Humility being what it is, how do we even pursue humility, isn’t it just something that is? And how to we coach and mentor humility in those we are leading and lifting? 

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