Staff life is complicated. We wear so many hats that seem to pull us in all directions. How could we go from surviving to thriving? In the Art of Venn we look for places of convergence - hear the wisdom of voices across the movement.
Leadership and Inner Work: Sandy Shugart
“Hope doesn’t come from circumstances. Real hope comes from a real expectation of goodness in the future…”
This week we talk to our SC20 conference speaker Sandy Shugart, President of Valencia College. Sandy experienced early success in his career, but found himself on a trajectory of character deformation. How has his commitment to doing his inner work impacted his leadership and how he's leading out during COVID-19?
Planning With the Holy Spirit: Jasmin Rouse
“One of my convictions is knowing what the Spirit is doing in the room and how people are responding…”
How do you adjust your well laid plans to what the Holy Spirit is doing? We chat with Jasmin Rouse, National Director of Leadership Development, about how she discerns what God is doing, how she pivots, and how she thinks about leading trainings with staff of color in mind.
Development Through the Decades: Paul Tokunaga
“It was important in my 20s to fail well and fail often"
What does lifelong learning look like through each decade of ministry? We chat with Paul Tokunaga, Executive Coach & Senior Consultant. Hear stories from his 20s, what he learned from those experiences, and how he continues to grow in his current role.
Loneliness in Leadership: Jason Gaboury
“I am alone. I feel so unknown… Is this what leadership in ministry is supposed to be like?”
Leadership is our calling, but it’s often lonely. What is God’s invitation to us when we experience loneliness as leaders? We chat with Jason Gaboury to hear more of his InterVarsity journey, becoming an Anglican Friar vowing, and how God met him in times of deep loneliness.
Systems are Fun?: Joshua Haupt
"It’s giving time back ultimately to do the things that the Lord has called us to do on campus."
What is this Salesforce thing we keep hearing about? Can it really help improve campus ministry? Imagine a world where AFR numbers and chapter information is at your fingertips. We chat with Joshua Haupt, Process Improvement Manager, about his excitement for the new Salesforce staff portal and also the spiritual formation lessons he's learned in the implementation process.
Change as Discipleship: Jen Hollingsworth
“We will always feel a level of resistance to enter into the unknown.”
Do you embrace or dislike change? Regardless of your preference, change may often be experienced as loss, especially change that is done to us. How can we understand our relationship to change during this where it feels like everything has changed? We chat with Jen Hollingsworth, Change Management Manager, on ways to understand change as discipleship.
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A *Venn*ding Machine of Wisdom
This podcast gives InterVarsity staff access to stories and resources from every corner of the movement. Peggy Kao Enderle expertly explores each guest’s diverse ministry experiences and delivers practical wisdom for the broader staff community. I love that each episode is short, has a specific theme, and ends with book recommendations from Greg Jao. It has been a timely and helpful resource for me this year!