Project THRIVE is a collaboration between Redemption and Advancement Alliance and Kinsman Inc., in partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine and Villages at Carver Family YMCA in South Atlanta. Our focus is on empowering men with challenging backgrounds and circumstances to make "Healthy Choices for a Successful Life."
Our first event was held on January 24th. We had several session including fitness, nutrition, sexual health, drug and alcohol addiction awareness training, and mental/emotional awareness. From excellent instructors to a professional chef, the 15 attendees had a great time and provided very useful feedback which we'll use to develop our long-term programming. It was a great success and the men provide great feedback with which we'll use to develop a long-term program.
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Did you know the manifestation of your dream was meant to be a gift from God that keeps giving to others? On the most recent Sunday night Dream Catalyst Weekly Prayer Call I taught about the Parable of the Ten Minas found in Luke 19. One of the key principles gleaned from this parable - similar to the Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25 - is that the most significant reward for our faithfulness is not money. Instead it's responsibility that's connected to influence over people.
We must recognize that the dream given to us by God comes with His expectation that through the fulfillment of our dreams our lives will continually be a blessing to others.
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This unique training, part of my new Dream Builders Webinar Series, will help you realize God's process of making your dreams come true is a matter of "heart work" more than hard work. The grace of God allows us to partner with Him to get more results and find more fulfillment with less stress and toil when we have a godly "receiver" mindset versus a worldly "achiever" mindset.
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We had another powerful call this week in our continuing series #YourDreamMatters: From Dreaming to Thriving. The specific focus on this call was part 2 of Grace vs. Grind. During the devotional portion I talked about how important it is for us to focusing more on "becoming" rather than "doing" or performing our way into God's grace.
When you understand your true identity in Christ you will embrace the fact that you don't have to earn or perform your way into God's grace.
In addition to listening to the call I also included some bonus content for you to download. Just click the link below and enjoy!
As we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am reminded of one of his most potent quotes:
"If a man hasn't discovered something to die for, he is not fit to live."
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It's amazing how many Christian entrepreneurs glory in their grind more than relying upon the grace of God. On this week's prayer call the focus was on the choices that we make to either work based on our own strength or work resting in the strength of God. And according to Mark 4:1-20, our choice and the corresponding harvest (or lack thereof) is based on the condition of our hearts.
You will definitely be blessed and challenged by this call (I know because I was challenged as I was in teaching it). Click below to listen to the call and download the teaching notes. You can also access the previous call and notes if you haven't done so already.
Also, don't forget to mark your calendar for the continuation of this series, #YourDreamMatters: From Dreaming to Thriving, this Sunday at 8:30 PM
This past Sunday on the Dream Catalyst Prayer was the first in the six-week teaching series #YourDreamMatters: From Dreaming to Thriving. Each week will have a different theme and the one for this week was The Dream Giver, which of course is God.
You can listen to the playback of the call as well as download the teaching notes to help you in your personal study.
I am committed to helping you connect the dots and close the gaps between what you see in your mind and what is produced in your life as it relates to your dream. These resources will be a great benefit to you.
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Did you know that your spiritual gifts were not just meant for church and could also be used in business? In reality, because we are the church and our spiritual gifts are always with us, they can be used in any environment as we are led by the Spirit of God. Many people miss out on their harvest because they put God and their spiritual gifts in a box and don't realize or embrace using them in the marketplace.
Darren Shearer, author of Marketing Like Jesus, recently recorded a great podcast discussing the 3 ways that you can use your spiritual gifts in business. He writes in his blog post:
"Certainly, we should offer our spiritual gifts in a way that helps our churches have outstanding services and excellent programs. I believe this is an essential part of transforming our communities.
Using your spiritual gifts in business is a great lesson that should be taught in more churches. You can listen to the entire podcast here: http://darrenshearer.com/episode-30-3-ways-use-spiritual-gifts-business/
What are you spiritual gifts? How do you use them in your business?
I'm excited to kick off the Dream Catalyst Weekly Prayer Call in 2015 with a special teaching series over the next 6 weeks entitled, #YourDreamMatters: From Dreaming to Thriving. I will be discussing how to make the successful transition from having a dream to living your dream according to God's purpose and plans for your life. It's great to have resolutions, but it's even more important to be resolved to pursue the heart of God and operate from His strategy for your life this year.
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Also, I will be posting the audio and notes each week a few days after each call so that you can track along with us.
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It's "that" time again. What is "that" time you ask? At the beginning of the year it is very common to see many coaches and trainers offering vision boarding workshops and seminars as a way to help people visualize their dreams and goals for the year. Vision boarding can be a very powerful tool if utilized as part of an overall process of transformation, but it definitely is not as a silver bullet for success. Just because you create a vision board doesn't mean you will accomplish that vision - even if you look at it every day all day.
Your vision boarding exercise will be a frustrating waste of time for the following three reasons:
I'm definitely a proponent of vision boards, but I'm not of a fan of getting people hyped up and started on something and then not equipping them with the tools they need to finish the process. If you don't have a God-directed plan, structured process, and committed team of people your implementation will be lacking and your vision will fail to come to pass.
If you're interested in taking the next step from vision boarding to Dream Mapping please contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 310-3017.
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