Servecast Dr. William Lamb invites students, educators, and community advocates to Studio 22 to explore ways individuals and communities can be agents of change for good.

The inaugural guests of Servecast, Carolyn Dirksen and Jimmy Harper, return to Studio 22 to discuss their respective journies while at Lee University. Both Dirksen and Harper are entering new chapters of their lives and have left a tremendous legacy on the Lee University campus and its students. They join William to discuss their defining moments at Lee through the lens of faith, leadership, and service.

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Leadership Challenge (book) by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

Relaunch (book) by Mark Rutland

When Helping Hurts (book) by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Half the Sky (book) by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The Female Vision (book) by Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson

Rich Christians in the Age of Hunger (book) by Ronald Sider

Toxic Charity (book) by Robert Lupton

 

To join the conversation, email servecast22@gmail.com.

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This episode was recorded on May 22, 2018.

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Duffy Robbins returns to Studio 22 to discuss ways to develop your faith with William and Jimmy Harper, the campus pastor at Lee University. Duffy, Jimmy, and William uncover the role of your story, your personal faith, and practical aspects of living out that faith as a part of the Christian walk.

Links:

Click here to download Duffy's sermon in Lee University Chapel.

The Ministry of Nurture (book) by Duffy Robbins

To join the conversation, email servecast22@gmail.com.

This episode was recorded on April 5, 2018.

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Author of 10 Seconds of Insane Courage, Garrett Graveson joins William to imagine what our lives and the world would look like if we said "yes" more. Garrett shares from his personal and professional experience to encourage leaders to overcome the parralyzing scope of challenges they face.

Links

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clay Christensen

Follow Garrett on Instagram @ggworldwide

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Following his debut in Lee University chapel, Noel Castellanos returns to Servecast and challenges Christians to move beyond the practice of faith as privatized piety. In this episode, Noel and William discuss the language used in the immigration debate, and Noel calls followers of Jesus to wrestle with the social implications of the Gospel.

This episode was recorded on November 28, 2017.

To join the conversation, email questions and comments to servecast22@gmail.com.

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William is joined by Chris Hadsell, Jennifer Hadsell, Sarah Roberts, and Dusty Strickland of Retouch, a non-profit focused on the education and discipleship of children in Kenya. In this episode, Chris, Jennifer, Sarah, and Dusty share stories of personal service experiences, leadership principles employed in their organization, and the way Retouch seeks to impact the local community in Kenya by equipping teachers. They describe how obedience to God's leading may look different for each person and how sometimes old methods need to be cast off to create a brighter future for everyone. In the end, the love of Jesus inspires believers to follow God's call to serve others with perseverance and passion. 

Click here to view the Lee University Chapel service feature the team from Retouch. 

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Focused Community Strategies (FCS) has decades of expereince serving in Atlanta, and they recently founded the Lupton Center to share what they have learned. Dr. Shawn Duncan, Director of the Lupton Center, joins William to discuss the work of community development and the philosophy FCS employs. In this episode, Dr. Duncan offers a distinction between traditional charity models and the work of community development.  

Click here to learn more about the Lupton Center and their training offerings, including their e-course Seeking Shalom

Contact Servecast by emailing servecast22@gmail.com

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Faithful Christian mission includes more than preaching. In his book Where the Cross Meets the Street, Noel Castellanos describes his dissatisfaction with the proclamation-only approach and looks at the life of Jesus for a more holistic way to engage our neighborhoods. He believes in the cross God enters our suffering and cares for the vulnerable, and the Christian's duty is to do the same. This entails moving into the neighborhood, engaging both proclamation and formation, demonstrating compassion, seeking restoration and development, and confronting injustice where it may be found. In this episode, Noel joins William to discuss how the radical story of the cross should shape the Church's presence in our communities.

Noel serves as the President of the Christian Community Development Association.

Pick up a copy of Noel's book, Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center.

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We all want to know our purpose in life. Christians often speak of this as “our call.” Author and social entrepreneur Jonathan David Golden says we should stop obsessing over missing that purpose and start doing what we can where we are. In conversation with William, Jonathan encourages listeners to consider their strengths, understand their story, and make a difference wherever they may be in life.

Check out Jonathan’s book, Be You. Do Good.: Having the Guts to Pursue What Makes You Come Alive.

Learn more about Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. and the Bwenda Water Project.

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Sometimes a "good" thing is not always the best thing, and this can even be the case when serving others. William invites Wesley Furlong to Servecast to discuss Wesley's new book, Smart Compassion: How to Stop “Doing” Outreach and Start Making Change. In this episode, Wesley shares  his journey to smart compassion and advocates for being present to others in ways that encourage reciprocity and affirm dignity. In his book, he calls Christians to embody the love of God through healing presence, radical hospitality, and collective empowerment.

Click here to learn more about Wesley Furlong.

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