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Dave Hilgendorf from DaveHilgendorf.com interviews men from all walks of life who are choosing daily to be led by the Holy Spirit and live out their Christian faith at their work and because of that they are leading, prospering, glorifying God, and experiencing joy and purpose in their work, and you can too. Have you bought into the lie that your work has no real significance or meaning beyond a paycheck? How about the lie that the time you spend working is not kingdom work and not part of God's plan unless you're a full-time pastor or missionary or you're volunteering at your local church? The Devil is thrilled when you spend your work day feeling like the work you do is somehow second class spiritually. In this podcast I interview Christian men who have made a simple choice, regardless of what particular denomination their church is a part of and regardless of their job title. That simple choice is to invite the Holy Spirit to lead them at their job and in so doing to surrender their work, the biggest part of their life in terms of time, to God. The various reasons why they've made that choice may be different for every man but I believe there are two primary common reasons. The first is they know both from scripture and from a feeling deep down inside that this is God's will for them. The second reason is they know that this is the only chance they have of having a job and a career that really means something beyond simply earning money. This is the one and only way to have a sense of joy and purpose in the work they do. What kind of work they do and whether their work lines up well with their desires, talents, and strengths are both important, but they pale in comparison to whether or not God is in their work. God must be at the center of your work or your work truly will be the necessary evil the world and the Devil wants you to believe it is. The men I interview don't have it all figured out (none of us do!) and I encourage them to be real and transparent about both the victories and struggles of their journey of being Spirit led at their work. Hopefully, in this way, you'll find someone and something in every episode that you can relate to and through which God can help guide you to be closer to Him and more fulfilled and joyful in your daily worklife. Your work can truly be marketplace ministry and much more.

Christian Men at Work Podcast Dave Hilgendorf

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Dave Hilgendorf from DaveHilgendorf.com interviews men from all walks of life who are choosing daily to be led by the Holy Spirit and live out their Christian faith at their work and because of that they are leading, prospering, glorifying God, and experiencing joy and purpose in their work, and you can too. Have you bought into the lie that your work has no real significance or meaning beyond a paycheck? How about the lie that the time you spend working is not kingdom work and not part of God's plan unless you're a full-time pastor or missionary or you're volunteering at your local church? The Devil is thrilled when you spend your work day feeling like the work you do is somehow second class spiritually. In this podcast I interview Christian men who have made a simple choice, regardless of what particular denomination their church is a part of and regardless of their job title. That simple choice is to invite the Holy Spirit to lead them at their job and in so doing to surrender their work, the biggest part of their life in terms of time, to God. The various reasons why they've made that choice may be different for every man but I believe there are two primary common reasons. The first is they know both from scripture and from a feeling deep down inside that this is God's will for them. The second reason is they know that this is the only chance they have of having a job and a career that really means something beyond simply earning money. This is the one and only way to have a sense of joy and purpose in the work they do. What kind of work they do and whether their work lines up well with their desires, talents, and strengths are both important, but they pale in comparison to whether or not God is in their work. God must be at the center of your work or your work truly will be the necessary evil the world and the Devil wants you to believe it is. The men I interview don't have it all figured out (none of us do!) and I encourage them to be real and transparent about both the victories and struggles of their journey of being Spirit led at their work. Hopefully, in this way, you'll find someone and something in every episode that you can relate to and through which God can help guide you to be closer to Him and more fulfilled and joyful in your daily worklife. Your work can truly be marketplace ministry and much more.

    Loving Your Job with David Winters and Steve Reynolds-CMAW076

    Loving Your Job with David Winters and Steve Reynolds-CMAW076

    What You'll Hear:
    Steve Reynolds asked the Lord into his heart at age 10
    David's Mom was an angel and his Dad lived like the devil.  David accepted Christ in his early teens after seeing a Billy Graham movie in high school with a washed up lounge singer
    Steve has been a full-time pastor and has written 5 books and loves it

    • 48 min
    Don't Be Alone at Work-CMAW075-Selah13

    Don't Be Alone at Work-CMAW075-Selah13

    What You'll Hear:

    S - Don't Be Alone at Work - God didn’t mean us to be alone, Lord’s Prayer, 12 steps for Christians CBC being isolated, creation not good for man to be alone, Trinity, my prayer, 1st person vs we, Jesus got alone to pray but even then was with a God, use lunches, new friends invited me to play ping pong, tried inviting everyone on my email list (fail)

    • 13 min
    Starting a Non-Profit with Raleigh Sadler-CMAW074

    Starting a Non-Profit with Raleigh Sadler-CMAW074

    What You'll Hear:
    Raleigh felt led to get involved in fighting human trafficking after hearing a message in a conference, he realized that "If we're not paying the highest price, someone else is"

    He saw there was a need to work with churches to help the vulnerable people that were being trafficked
    "You take one step at a time and learn"
    He read the book "Start Something that Matters" and that was very impactful

    • 39 min
    The Accidental Social Entrepreneur with Grant Smith-CMAW073

    The Accidental Social Entrepreneur with Grant Smith-CMAW073

    What You'll Hear:
    Grant's father was a strong Christian and he passed away when Grant was 10 years old. Through a conversation with his sister the issue of heaven and hell was discussed and Grant accepted Christ as his Savior that night
    Nothing changed in Grant's life for the next 9 years, until Grant met a man who was living the reality of being a disciple so Grant committed to attempting to live his life as a disciple of Jesus Christ from that point forward

    • 1 hr 6 min
    CMAW072-Selah12-Politics, Health, Thanksgiving

    CMAW072-Selah12-Politics, Health, Thanksgiving

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    politics- start emailing all your leaders, 2nd pray for your leaders, 3rd vote, stay informed with mix of neutral sources, decide on how you will contribute to causes you’re passionate about,  Chuck Colson in speech on Biblical Worldview in 2010  it's a reminder of

    • 17 min
    Chaplain to Legislators with Bert Jones-CMAW071

    Chaplain to Legislators with Bert Jones-CMAW071

    What You'll Hear:

    Bert was offered the role of State Chaplain in NC starting this year after he chose not to run for re-election in the state legislature
    It's a full-time position, though there's some flexibility with it
    It's a mission position, so each chaplain needs to raise money to fund their position
    Most legislators are away from their family and lose that support system so they need chaplain support

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

Matt87r ,

The Real Deal

Full of honest and open dialogues about the challenging issues men of God face. I especially loved listening to the episode with the police liaison officer Theo Schaffer. Worth the listen!!

RHisser ,

Thank You.

Thank you for your time and energy producing this podcast. It provides a meaningful discussion and insight on living our faith at work. I have been looking for podcasts on this very issue. The episodes with Ed Libby and Hugh Whelchel were very helpful!

ChanceEMN ,

Get Topics from Great Speakers

Listening to this podcast is a real highlight of my day. Real men speak about their faith and their faith journey, and that offers some insight on my own path. Dave engages a variety of speakers to the podcast, so there are some special topics that I listen to several times. Some great thoughts for us all.

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