Brian Boitmann is the Head of Sports for a media measurement company using data to contextualize and grow the value of sponsorships for teams, and leagues all over the world. He's worked in for-profit ministry, non-profit ministry, the Church, and now a small tech company. In every space, he has learned a very important lesson- security is found nowhere but in Christ. You'll hear his journey of taking big leaps with no reason but obedience, and the places God has taken him since then. This one is fun, and extra personal as Brian is the husband of your Dear Graduate host.
Tiffany is an accounting student in a prestigious program at the University of Texas. As she prepares for a promising future, God has presented her with a journey of discernment and surrender. Many students worry if they will ever be able to find a job, but for some students, the guarantee of a "successful" career brings with it an entire different set of questions. We're exploring that today with Tiffany and you're going to love it.
When we talk about making big life decisions and how hard it can be to step out in faith with confidence, inevitably the word obedience comes up. Living out the life God has purposed for us is made up of a million tiny steps of obedience… but what does that really mean?
We’re diving into the freedom of hearing, trusting, and surrendering. I tell a story of a moment that changed my life in a tiny village in Kenya, and what God taught me about obedience. He cares. About every tiny moment and decision, and we get to know that and live tangled up in relationship with Him.
We’re giving you 10 practical tools for stepping into an internship with confidence. When you become an intern, you sometimes miss out on some of the best lessons simply because the rest of us forget to teach you. The truth is, mastering the art of the internship will set you up for success in every part of life ahead. A truly impactful internship is an integrated experience of hard work, communication, confidence, growth, and care for people around you. We are praying for you to feel more prepared for the journey ahead, and to give you a place to check in if you are feeling overwhelmed in the midst of a new internship experience.
Today we are jumping in the deep end with our dynamic and encouraging friend, Gabe McKinney. Gabe is the Director of Spiritual Development for BYX, the nationwide Christian Fraternity that exists to establish brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ. Gabe is passionate about sharing his failures so that others are encouraged to follow Jesus with all of their imperfections. In this conversation you will hear about redefining success, building healthy habits that draw you closer to God, and how the healthiest version of yourself is worth pursuing and embracing.
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Doubt. Whether we experience it in seasons, or a moment, chances are we will find ourselves asking big scary questions at some point. 2020 was a hard year for us all, but today we are talking to Katie Guy who experienced multiple losses on top of an isolating year. Katie vulnerably shares how she navigated this season and all of the hard questions that came with it. One thing you'll walk away from this conversation with is a reminder that God is not afraid or intimidated by your questions, He values intimacy with you.
Today we are exploring the power of your "yes" and your "no". Often times, I find myself in a conversation with college students who are feeling stretched thin and are coming to terms with how hard it is for them to say no and create boundaries. This causes the process of making big life decisions more difficult and overwhelming than it needs to be. We can learn how to make decisions from a place of conviction, not culture or habit.
Praying about our “calling” or “purpose” can be powerful, but often times we are missing out better questions we could be asking. While we believe in praying specific prayers, sometimes those prayers can come from a place of claiming God’s simple call on our lives is not BIG ENOUGH. Love God, love people- it’s not a small calling.
Today, Iesha tells a story of a time in her life where God answered her questions of purpose in a way that left her wrestling and wanting more, only to come to the realization that more is not necessary when you have enough.
You guys are going to love this conversation with Chris Buster! He is a husband, father, and the Executive Director of Makarios, a nonprofit working to equip churches, schools, and families in order to bring about spiritual restoration. Makarios operates a school and a Family Empowerment Center in Montellano, Dominican Republic. Chris is a unique leader, and one who has impacted many people with his humility, vision, and decade of experience in the nonprofit world. This conversation is full of wisdom and reminders that you will never be able to predict where God will take you. Your only job is to trust Him, and see what happens.
*Update on Makarios since this interview* After years of educating children in their school while also equipping their families, they have seen how this investment brings about spiritual restoration in the family unit. Now, they are compelled to share their experience by designing tools that equip and strengthen families through church and school partnerships.
Learn more: makdr.org
Joseph Krum joins us today to reflect on his experience approaching graduation with many questions still unanswered. We talk about holding fast to Truth and how this experience challenges his faith, friendships, and preparation for the future. Joseph interned last summer through ServeHere at RBI Austin. He's truly an example of a young leader committed to honoring God with his life and his work. Our goal for these episodes is to give you familiar voices with familiar questions, and hopefully help you feel less alone in your thoughts about your future.