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Following Jesus is not some hollow, religious duty. It is life-giving, and it changes everything. As we live completely dependent upon Him, it impacts how we live and how we lead at home and at work.

Kevin invites you to join him on a journey of learning as he brings a variety of guests to share treasures of the Kingdom they have learned. Kevin will also share what God has taught him over the last decades.

With extensive work in different ministry settings, Kevin has a wealth of leadership experience. He currently leads a ministry based in East Texas called Mentoring Alliance that mobilizes godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.

Kevin is also passionate about being a great husband and father and leading his home to be a grace-based environment. He is married to an amazing woman, Stephanie. They have 5 kids - 3 biological and 2 adopted. For more than 10 years they have been an active foster family, welcoming over 20 children in their home during that time.

Join Kevin and his community of people as they dive into following Jesus well in order to live and lead with grace-fueled impact.

Following to Lead with Kevin East Kevin East

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 92 Ratings

Following Jesus is not some hollow, religious duty. It is life-giving, and it changes everything. As we live completely dependent upon Him, it impacts how we live and how we lead at home and at work.

Kevin invites you to join him on a journey of learning as he brings a variety of guests to share treasures of the Kingdom they have learned. Kevin will also share what God has taught him over the last decades.

With extensive work in different ministry settings, Kevin has a wealth of leadership experience. He currently leads a ministry based in East Texas called Mentoring Alliance that mobilizes godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.

Kevin is also passionate about being a great husband and father and leading his home to be a grace-based environment. He is married to an amazing woman, Stephanie. They have 5 kids - 3 biological and 2 adopted. For more than 10 years they have been an active foster family, welcoming over 20 children in their home during that time.

Join Kevin and his community of people as they dive into following Jesus well in order to live and lead with grace-fueled impact.

    Ep. 68 • You Can Mentor with Ken Turner

    Ep. 68 • You Can Mentor with Ken Turner

    Consistency, Commitment and Authenticity.  Those are the three main ingredients every mentor/mentee relationship needs.  As we dive deeper into National Mentoring Month,  Kevin interviews long-time minister to fatherless and at-risk youth, Ken Turner.  To know that he works weekly in juvenile detention centers and with kids of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds might cause you to expect a loud, domineering personality.  But success with students is found in things far more real and relational.



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    • 33 min
    Ep. 67 • The Multiplication Mindset of a Leader with Dave Ferguson

    Ep. 67 • The Multiplication Mindset of a Leader with Dave Ferguson

    While the average church leader might be comfortable with growth by addition, the model of Jesus is that of multiplication.  When we realize we are the platform and not the show,  our attention shifts from “MY ministry” to kingdom expansion.  In this episode,  Pastor Dave Ferguson, author of HERO MAKER discusses vision, dreams, and discipleship through multiplication thinking. 
     
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    • 32 min
    Ep. 66 • Building Future Kings And Queens

    Ep. 66 • Building Future Kings And Queens

    Are you building a current kingdom or a future king or queen?We have no higher calling as men than to raise up future generations of godly men. In other words, building the kings and queens of tomorrow is time well spent today. And it doesn’t happen just by watching but primarily by intentionality.

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    • 36 min
    Ep. 65 • Setting Goals In Marriage

    Ep. 65 • Setting Goals In Marriage

    It’s more than setting goals as a couple. It’s actually all about growing in intimacy with your spouse. As National Mentoring Month kicks off, Kevin East sits down with us to talk about 7 categories every successful marriage needs to discuss. Did you know marriages that start with debt are often stronger in the long run? Listen to this episode of Following to Lead as we discover why.
     
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 64 • Following Jesus with Samuel Deuth

    Ep. 64 • Following Jesus with Samuel Deuth

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    As we’re following Jesus, we are submitting our hearts and lives to Him.  Your job is to promote Jesus in every facet of life.  God decides when to promote you in those facets of life.  In this episode, Kevin and Samuel talk about following the Jesus of the Christmas season into the new year and how to lead others to do the same.

    Bio:
    Samuel & Katie are passionate about life, family, friends, church, and most importantly all about Jesus! For them, life and ministry focus on strengthening, encouraging and equipping The Church through discipleship resources, church leadership coaching, and minister with a prophetic edge. Calling the Church to know and follow Jesus passionately, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and bring the hope of the gospel to every corner of the earth!
    Samuel, Katie, and their beautiful daughters, Mercedes and Kenzie, are on the pastoral team at Awaken Church in San Diego, with their pastors,  Jurgen & Leanne Matthesius. They travel full time ministering to churches and working to help church leaders develop their strategy for discipleship and growth!
    A little more of the backstory: They both grew up in Minnesota and responded to the ministry call from a young age and launched into full time ministry in 2003 after Samuel graduated from Champions Centre College and Katie from Hillsong College. They’ve served and led as youth and young adult pastors, directed Champions Centre College, lead community outreach efforts, and now travel full time encouraging and strengthening the Church through preaching, writing and consulting.
     

    • 43 min
    Ep. 63 • Cold Case Christian with J. Warner Wallace

    Ep. 63 • Cold Case Christian with J. Warner Wallace

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    Frosty, Rudolph, Santa and Jesus can often get thrown into a blender in the westernized Christmas season. So, as parents, how do we lead our kids in following Jesus?  Current reports indicate the age of skepticism is between 10 and 17 years old in today’s generation of young people, deciding that Christianity is not true.  Parents must be committed to leading the next generation to Christ, but how can they without the proper tools?  In today’s episode with J. Warner Wallace, we take a look at a cold-case detective's case for Christ.  The story of Jesus is true, and today’s guest can prove it.

    Guest Bio:
    J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an adjunct professor of apologetics at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and Southern Evangelical Seminary, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner became a Christ-follower at the age of thirty-five after investigating the claims of the New Testament gospels using his skill set as a detective. He eventually earned a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary.
    Warner has appeared on television and radio, explaining the role that evidence plays in the Christian definition of “faith” and defending the historicity of Jesus, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview. Jim also speaks at churches, retreats and camps as he seeks to help people become confident Christian case makers. J. Warner’s book, Cold-Case Christianity, provides readers with ten principles of cold case investigations and utilizes these principles to examine the reliability of the gospel eyewitness accounts. In God’s Crime Scene, he investigates eight pieces of evidence in the universe to make the case for God’s existence. In Forensic Faith, J. Warner makes the case for a more reasonable, evidential Christian faith.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Rashawn Copeland ,

Need a podcast to binge? This is it!

When I heard the first episode of this show...BOOM! I was blown away by Kevin’s authenticity and sincerity for families ❤️ — I truly believe this show is for you if you need to be challenged and encourage to grow as a parent or a leader of any capacity. Make sure you help spread the word, the world needs this power-packed content. Sound biblically and truly Inspiring!

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The real-life valuable advice and tips are so helpful as a mom of young children wanting to grow them for God’s glory!

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