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.
Courage Over Passivity-Selah52-CMAW145
men struggled with this from the very beginning with the first Adam in Genesis, sat by as Eve ate the fruit
a life of passivity is void of courageous decisions
The life of Jesus was an engaged, active life, marked by obedience, obedience to His father
We know how Jesus turned over the money changer tables in the Temple and challenged the pharisees by healing and other activities He did on the Sabaath.
Freed from Horror Movies with Damon Hinkle-CMAW144
What You'll Hear:
Damon became a believer in 2009 after being a false convert earlier
As a young boy he felt like he wasn't able to do what he wanted and he had a problem with authority. He had a false conversion including a confession in church and baptism. Soon after that He saw his first horror movie and got hooked
Looking back, he sees that this was something he loved that no-one that could take away from him and he wanted an identity from things in the world and he wanted to be accepted
Fellowship Over Isolation-Selah51-CMAW143
God and wife most important relationships, but God wants us to invest in other relationships as well, in particular other men. Jesus demonstrated this in how he invested in his 12 disciples but was closest to 3, Peter James and John, and you might say the closest was John.
The Bible is filled with wonderful stories of how people relate to each other and how we should do the same (Elijah/Elisha, David/Jonathan)-anyone think of others?
Haiti Update with David Vanderpool-CMAW142
What You'll Hear:
From an early age, David and his wife wanted to do missions in a low tier country
They worked in Africa, Central America and then after the 2010 Earthquake they went to Haiti to help and then went on to move to Haiti full-time
They have a compound with a surgical clinic, a school, a church, a maternal health program, and a childhood Christian program.
They meet physical needs of people first and then minister spiritually. This is what Jesus did and something we all can learn
Before I get into Something that's on my heart today, I want to share something with you.
I seriously considered these past 2 weeks changing this podcast to one that you need to pay for to listen to, through Patreon or Glow which partners with Libsyn the media host I use.
Isolation, Passivity, and Political Idolatry with Dave Brown-CMAW140
What You'll Hear:
Dave grew up in Ohio then began a career in the Federal Government in Wash DC
In 1980 God pulled out the pins from under him. He asked what his purpose was. God granted Dave repentance and faith, and Dave was born again.
The only Christian Dave knew was Chuck Colson. Chuck told him that God would make it clear to him what his will was for him
Later Dave went to Seminary and pastored some churches and started WACMM
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!!
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!
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.