In a world filled with skepticism, cynicism, defeat and despair, how can we as pastors and ministry leaders uncover authentic hope? In this week's conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Danielle Strickland. Danielle is a best-selling author and a powerful speaker. She's the founder of many ministries and gospel movements, and she's also launched and created several justice initiatives for the Salvation Army. Together, Danielle and Jason explore how cynicism can sometimes seep into our ministries. They also look at practices in which we can engage in our lives as we face challenging times to help us find the shalom center, so that we can lead out of the hope of Christ.
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Some key takeaways from this conversation:
Danielle Strickland on the importance of honesty as it relates to hope: “If you will not be honest about who you are and what you're struggling with, there will not be hope to be found, because hope is honest”
Danielle Strickland on what to do if you're lacking in hope: "Hope is the living presence of God at work in the world... If you're lacking in hope, what you need is to spend time with hope… look for where God is at work….. and watch God show up”
Danielle Strickland on why challenging times are a gift to the Church: "I think the season we're in as a Church, as a culture, is such a gift to us. Because what we kind of identify as sorrow is actually, just we're no longer self-sufficient. We can't do this, but with God. And that is a great gift to us, because what it's doing is it's knocking us down that vertical continuum into a center place where we actually come back into agreement: Oh, yeah, God does these things. God changes the human heart. God is our hope for a future that we can't see yet. God is the one that can actually give me what I need for today. God is the possibility of the future of the Church, for example. God is doing some things that I can't do."
Looking to dig more deeply into this topic and conversation? FrontStage BackStage is much more than another church leadership show, it is a complete resource to help you and your ministry leaders grow. Every week we go the extra mile and create a free toolkit so you and
Looking to dig more deeply into this topic and conversation? FrontStage BackStage is much more than another church leadership show, it is a complete resource to help you and your ministry leaders grow. Every week we go the extra mile and create a free toolkit so you and your ministry team can dive deeper into the topic that is discussed.
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