Do you dream of ways to tangibly make the world around you better? Do you desire to be a person of courageous action?
Join Dave Donaldson and Scott Young as they discuss stories and strategies with leaders, experts, and professionals from around the globe, who will help you uncover the keys to unlocking your full potential, empowering you to leave a legacy of change through kindness and compassion from your neighborhood to the nations.
Dave Donaldson is an author, international speaker, and veteran of Washington, DC, and co-founder of Convoy of Hope and CityServe International. Scott Young is an expert communicator with an extensive broadcasting background and global speaking platform. He currently serves as the lead pastor of Church of Hope in Sarasota, Florida as well as a board member on CityServe International.
Changing Lives through Church and Government Partnership
Ivanka Trump, Paula White, and other influential ministry leaders share the amazing stories of how people and organizations working together have impacted their communities through the USDA’s Farmers to Families Program. The Farmers to Families Program is an incredible example of what’s possible when church and government collaborate in compassion. Through the program the faith-based community delivered over 15 million food boxes, reaching more than 60 million people. This episode will take you from remote tribal nations to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and beyond to hear how lives are being changed as physical needs are being met. God is looking for those willing to move in compassion to bring physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to the hurting. Are you willing to take the first step so you can be a person of influence who makes a difference right where you are today? The world is in need of your “yes.”
How the Right Influence Can Transform Your Future (31)
Dave and Scott kick off a new season of the podcast by sharing their personal stories and talking about the people who influenced their life choices. You will learn that no matter the challenges you have experienced in life, God can use you to make a difference in His kingdom. If you have ever wondered how to become worthy of God’s trust, to have him fill your heart with vision and compassion, and desire to have him expand your abilities…then do not miss this episode.
Seven Ways to Living Generously (Ep. 30)
Have you ever been inspired by generosity? You will be as you listen to Brad Formsma, author and founder of the organization I Like Giving. As you hear personal stories from Brad and Dave, you will be encouraged and moved to evaluate how you share your thoughts, words, money, influence, time, attention, and even your stuff. You will discover that true generosity is a lifestyle as Brad breaks down the seven ways to live generously in a practical, loving way. He reminds us that scripture says God loves a cheerful giver and encourages us to open our eyes and heart to the opportunities that surround us. To hear more from Brad check out his podcast, The WOW Factor, for words of wisdom from leaders of businesses and communities. His book, “I Like Giving” can be your starting point to living a life of generosity, knowing God will bless you even more abundantly.
ChildHope: Transforming Lives Through the Power of the Gospel (Ep. 29)
Mary Mahon, President of Child Hope, an amazing organization that provides food, clean water, medicine, education, and the power of the Gospel to needy children and their families in Latin America and the Caribbean, joins Dave and guest cohost John Johnson. With over 300 schools and more than six thousand teachers, Child Hope partners with churches to bring the love of Jesus into the lives of more than 100,000 children and teach them that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them. Through ChildHope children are given the tools that can one day help raise them out of poverty. You will be moved as you hear the stories of the children, their families, the teachers, and churches that have been forever changed as a result of the work of God through ChildHope. Today, you too can help invest in the future of these children through your sponsorship at www.childhopeonline.org.
Winning Government Grants (Ep. 28)
The wealth of information you will glean from this podcast comes from years of hands-on, personal experience. Terri Hasdorff is the President of Capitol Solutions Consulting, a boutique firm that assists faith-based organizations and non-profits in accessing private and government grant funding. She has served as Director for the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at USAID, the office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives for the Governor of Alabama, and with the White House Office of Public Liaison. Terri will help alleviate your fear of not only applying for grants but show you how to comply with the requirements of utilizing funds. Terri’s insight from both sides, granting and receiving, will guide you on how to prepare for the process, when to hire an intermediary, where to look for funds, and how to use and not use the funds, to allay the fear of government intrusion and auditing of your entire organization or church. She implores you to do your homework before applying and how partnering with larger entities already funded can help get you to the next level and closer to your vision for your organization.
Godfidence: Certainty and Hope in God Despite the Circumstance (Ep. 27)
Have you ever worked toward a goal you thought would bring you happiness only to find something is missing once you achieve these external measures?
Sit back and listen as Dr. Derwin Gray shares his thoughts and his story on finding true happiness. Dr. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church in South Carolina, a multiethnic, multi-generational, missions based church. A former professional football player in the NFL, he found the career happiness he perceived to be ‘The Good Life’ was not fulfilling his happiness goal. He will help you to see how the COVID-19 crisis has exposed our idols - like job and finances. The very things we thought were our road to happiness. This powerful message will show you how the lasting happiness that shapes you comes from the internal working of the eternal God of love. Dr. Gray shares some practical and daily guidelines to help you achieve and understand that happiness is about becoming who you were created to be!