Imagine how different your life would be if you spent your time doing the very thing that brings you the greatest joy. It’s possible, but most people spend their days making minimal progress on multiple tasks competent at many things but exceptional at none. That’s because for too long we’ve believed the lie that more activity, more jobs, and more responsibility equals greater effectiveness. In short, we are becoming a society of "jacks-and-jills-of-all-trades and masters of none." But what if you could shift your focus from too many things to one? Join us to learn about the exponential power of pursuing a singular craft. Through practical principles, our guest will provide straightforward steps for finding and thriving in your calling.
Scripture says "be anxious for nothing," yet most of us find ourselves increasingly worried and anxious--about our families, our jobs, our finances, our security, and so much more. We're even worried about our level of anxiety! Integrating both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety, our guest will offer a research-driven and faith-informed approach to understanding why we experience anxiety and shows us how to effectively manage it by developing three essential skills. Our world is never going to be a completely safe and understandable place. But it is possible for our hearts and minds to experience greater and lasting peace.
The bestselling author of Called to Create, Jordan Raynor, leads a growing community of Christians seeking to more deeply connect their faith with their work. In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the executive chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup that has built the world's largest library of 360-degree virtual experiences of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Jordan previously served as CEO of the company, following a string of successful entrepreneurial ventures. A highly sought-after speaker on the topic of faith and work, Raynor has spoken at Harvard University, SXSW, TEDx, and many other events around the world. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush.
Jean is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services who has been providing outpatient therapy services since 1995 when she earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. She earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and was an elementary and junior high teacher for 10 years prior to beginning her career as a therapist. Her professional experience includes working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families within a therapy setting. She has also worked as a dialysis social worker in a hospital setting. Jean enjoys working with adolescents and adults dealing with abuse, depression, marital issues, divorce, spiritual issues, changes of life, parenting, and family issues. Jean participates with Faith Communtiy Outreach, an initiative within Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services that seeks to connect area clergy, churches, and ministries to services available from Pine Rest; as well as develop new services specifically designed to benefit the faith community.