24 episodes

From Neighborhoods to Nations

Creating lasting change and inspiring others to take action is the hallmark of INFLUENCERS.  Join host Dave Donaldson, author, speaker, veteran of Washington, DC, and co-founder of Convoy of Hope and CityServe International, along with distinguished co-hosts and guests as they share insights to impacting our culture. From our local communities, the nation's capital, and hot spots around the globe you will learn practical insights and tools, as well as the keys to meet the needs of your community.

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From Neighborhoods to Nations

Creating lasting change and inspiring others to take action is the hallmark of INFLUENCERS.  Join host Dave Donaldson, author, speaker, veteran of Washington, DC, and co-founder of Convoy of Hope and CityServe International, along with distinguished co-hosts and guests as they share insights to impacting our culture. From our local communities, the nation's capital, and hot spots around the globe you will learn practical insights and tools, as well as the keys to meet the needs of your community.

    Finding Joy in Quarantine (Ep. 24)

    Finding Joy in Quarantine (Ep. 24)

    Be greatly encouraged as Scott Young, “Mr. Inspiration!” and founding pastor of Church of Hope in Sarasota, Florida and Church Planting and US Missions Director for a family of over 350 churches, reveals how to find the joy that God has for you daily. You will read the book of Philippians with a renewed perspective as you discover how choosing internal joy during trials can replace your anxieties, fears, and depression. As you shift your focus to one of gratitude for what God is doing in your life you will unleash the power to change your circumstances as you ‘pray, pray, pray’ with thanksgiving and let the peace of God rule your heart!

    • 12 min
    God’s Church, the Greatest Network Ever Built (Ep. 23)

    God’s Church, the Greatest Network Ever Built (Ep. 23)

    Be inspired and then join in as the church brings transformation to broken people and communities. CityServe is transforming lives and communities and increasing the Kingdom of God during this crisis, in ways that we have all been called to do, by loving our neighbor. With limited ability to handle all the social impacts and needs, local, state, and federal authorities are gratefully and willingly empowering the church, as it was meant to be. CityServe has been going from neighborhoods to the nations with church-based compassion as a beacon of hope and resources during this difficult time. Karl Hargestam, Executive Director of CityServe SoCal, and Robin Robinson who is over Community Engagement for CityServe in Kern Country, California share the work of the ministry and stories of lives changed through the generosity of individuals and companies just like you.

    • 23 min
    How to Build Your Future During a Crisis (Ep. 22)

    How to Build Your Future During a Crisis (Ep. 22)

    George Hoskins, Executive Director of Equip and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, with over 25 years in the nonprofit sector for both Faith-based and secular leaders and communities, joins Dave to talk about the best way to get the future you want. Hoskins guides you through four crucial steps leaders can take to build their future. As a leader, you will learn the importance of mastering the art of pivot, being flexible and able to “shift”, and not lose focus on your vision and mission

    • 17 min
    Make Compassion Your Passion (Ep. 21)

    Make Compassion Your Passion (Ep. 21)

    Rich Guerra, self-proclaimed “Hope Peddler” and superintendent of the Assemblies of God SoCal district encourages and challenges pastors to create a new “front door” for their churches through social media. Guerra shows how the church is an essential business in the community that can lead to lower crime and poverty rates, meet needs, and restore families. You will be motivated to become more compassion-driven, develop routines that will keep you focused and on mission while warding off fear and frustration, and be inspired to create a compelling vision for the future.

    • 30 min
    Sharing Jesus in a Crisis (Ep. 20)

    Sharing Jesus in a Crisis (Ep. 20)

    Barry Meguiar, President of Meguiar’s Inc, the host of Car Crazy, and recipient of the Peterson’s Automotive Museum Icon Award is a passionate soul-winner. You will be moved as he shares how we can use every opportunity, including the current crisis, to reach people for Jesus; be encouraged to share your faith and love of Jesus with greater enthusiasm as he calls upon all believers to share the gospel of peace, and challenges pastors to take every opportunity to conduct an altar call. Barry reminds that people are hungry and seeking what we have especially during these difficult times, which should make us bold and fearless. As they look to us for answers, it’s time we provide them the opportunity to receive the precious gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Be strong, be courageous, and let your joy in the Lord be infectious!

    • 28 min
    Social Distancing and Your Forced Sabbath (Ep. 19)

    Social Distancing and Your Forced Sabbath (Ep. 19)

    At a time when you may be feeling sad and confused during this forced Sabbath, Chris Coli, Senior Pastor of Crosswinds Church in Livermore, CA brings an encouraging message of God’s love and grace. His inspiration, depth of knowledge, and humor will guide you on how to “live in the awareness” through the love of God. Know you can be strong and courageous, for God’s love does not depend on what you do in this world. You are not your job, your work, or your accomplishments. You matter, you are loved, and you are accepted. Hear and learn how to accept God’s gift of the sabbath, seek Him, be joyful, spend time with family, and keep it holy. Pastor Chris challenges you to find the half-full and choose the positive, “thou shall” side instead of “thou shalt not” in this season. When you do, you will be able to embrace this forced Sabbath as the gift the Sabbath was always meant to be.

    • 22 min

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