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Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

The Corporate Minister Dwayne Dixon

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

    Who's Sharpening Your Iron? Seeking and Cultivating Mentors

    Who's Sharpening Your Iron? Seeking and Cultivating Mentors

    "Comfort is not your friend - Connection is."
    These powerful words from this episode's guest provide the backdrop for our discussion. In this second of a 3-part series on mentoring, we explore how to seek mentors and cultivate those relationships. We also explore how those relationships can enable and equip us to lead in the spaces we occupy.
    Scriptural Reference: Proverbs 27 : 17 - "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
    Guest: http://lr3inc.com/dr-james-l-miles-sr-bio/ (Rev. Dr. James L. Miles), Founder, http://lr3inc.com/ (Lodestone R3).
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Resilient-Ministry-Pastors-Surviving-Thriving/dp/0830841032 (Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving) by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman, and Donald C. Guthrie
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Community-Building-New-Participation/dp/1449312063 (The Art of Community - Building the New Age of Participation) by Jono Bacon
    Concept: https://hbr.org/2014/01/what-vuca-really-means-for-you (VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity)
    Concept: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policy_entrepreneur (Policy Entrepreneurship and Three Streams) by John Kingdon

    • 31 min
    Owning and Sharing the Wisdom of Your Years

    Owning and Sharing the Wisdom of Your Years

    I recently came across these words in an online article:
    “Sixty-five is my rite of passage to elderhood, a place of willful obligation to family and community. The benefits I have been blessed to receive come with an immense obligation to the others around me. Anything less would be the epitome of disrespect to those who walked this journey before me.”
    I decided to reach out to the author, Rev. Raymond Jetson, and this episode is the result. This is the first in a 3-part series on mentoring and it’s a powerful discussion about how we can share our accumulated knowledge, wisdom, and perspectives.
    Scriptural Reference: Titus 2:2 – “Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.”
    Guest: Rev. Raymond A. Jetson, Founder and CEO – https://metromorphosis.net/ (MetroMorphosis); Former Pastor - Star Hill Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, LA
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Website: https://www.raymondajetson.com/ (Raymond A Jetson)
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Forever-Connecting-Generations/dp/1541767810 (How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations) by Marc Freedman
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/How-Think-Like-Leonardo-Vinci/dp/0440508274 (How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day) by Michael J. Gelb

    • 32 min
    Combating the Loneliness of Leadership

    Combating the Loneliness of Leadership

    Being a leader can be a lonely road, especially in a work setting. You are a steward of your company’s resources including time, money, and people – especially people. One of the many things a leader is responsible for is making the hard decisions and usually, “The Buck Stops Here.” That can make for a very lonely existence. In this episode, we discuss how to address that loneliness and be a more effective leader.
    Scriptural Reference: II Corinthians 4:1 - “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not.”
    Guest: Bishop Joseph Walker, III, Senior Pastor - Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, TN
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Website: https://www.josephwalker3.org/ (Joseph Walker III)
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Loneliness-Dr-Joseph-Walker/dp/0998776602 (Leadership and Loneliness) by Bishop Joseph Walker, III
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Couple-Destiny-Creating-Matters/dp/1426711980 (Becoming a Couple of Destiny: Living, Loving, and Creating a Life that Matters) by Bishop Joseph and Dr. Stephanie Walker

    • 24 min
    Networking as a Blessing to Another Brother

    Networking as a Blessing to Another Brother

    How often do you get an unsolicited connection request on LinkedIn? Maybe an email where you're introduced to someone by a mutual acquaintance. Do you answer them, put them aside, or blow them off? In this episode we explore how those connections can be "God moments" where we can let the love of Christ shine through us to bless others.

    • 26 min
    The Importance of Physical Wellness

    The Importance of Physical Wellness

    Taking care of yourself physically is important any time but especially in this current season. Unfortunately, our cultural attitudes about food can sometimes conflict with what we’ve come to know about how to stay healthy. Other times, we simply don’t have the opportunity or the bandwidth to make healthy choices. In today’s episode, we spend time unpacking some biblical perspectives on taking care of our physical selves.
    Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
    Guest: Rev. Dr. Marcus Davidson, Senior Pastor - New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Website: https://chaamps.com/ (Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS))
    Website: https://www.balmingilead.org/ (Balm In Gilead)
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Nutrition-Christine-Prescott/dp/1632693216 (Spiritual Nutrition) by Christine Prescott

    • 25 min
    Dealing With the Pressures of the Work World

    Dealing With the Pressures of the Work World

    "You can’t be as good as, you have to be better than” or “You have to work twice as hard to get half as much.” Sound familiar? Those are the expectations that many of us were raised with. Unfortunately, those are super-human expectations and you are only human. Where do you go when the burdens of superhuman expectations become too heavy? In today's episode, we deal with healthy ways to lighten that load.
    Scriptural reference: Matthew 11: 28-30 - “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
    Guest: Rev. Dr. Curlee Adams, Senior Pastor - St. Paul CME Church, Chicago IL
    Resources mentioned this episode:
    Website: https://www.galileanministries.com/ (Galilean Ministries)
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Lone-Ranger-Frank-Wilson/dp/1565078527 (Unmasking the Lone Ranger) by Frank Wilson

    • 26 min

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