What do you look for in a leader? For generations, God’s people hoped for a leader to take them into battle. They wanted a problem-solver, winner-take-all, charismatic leader. Instead, God gave them someone they did not expect...His Son Jesus. In direct contrast to the characteristics of popular leaders then (and now), Jesus was known for humility. On Wednesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, June devotional author, Chris Rappazini is convinced that our most influencial leaders are the ones we know very little about. You may not realize it, but you are a leader, too, and God is calling you to make a difference for His kingdom.
On Wednesday’s Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Pastor Darren Bennett of Calvary Chapel North Miami joins the team with encouragement he recently shared with his congregation: Scattered and Gathered. Although the early church endured many hardships, including persecution, God was with them as He is with us. Kick start your day with this needed reminder and instruction on how to go thru the fire.
Research shows that 43% of men and women serving time in prison have a history of mental health challenges and only 10% of all adults with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders received treatment for both conditions in the past year. David Jimenez, advocacy expert for Prison Fellowship, says our nation’s police officers increasingly encounter these realities in their calls to serve. How can we increase their abilities to help keep communities safe? He’s joining us on Wednesday’s Mornings with Eric and Brigitte to talk about Prison Fellowship’s advocacy work in this area.
Chris Rappazini is the Associate Professor of Leadership at the Center for Leadership and Organizations at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. He previously served as associate professor and program head of the BA and MA in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He is the vice president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and also served as the associate minister of preaching and teaching at Southside Christian Church in Spokane, Washington. Chris and his wife, Ashley, have three children.
Pastor Darren Bennett has been part of the Calvary family since 2010. He and his wife Christine have five children, Destinee 23, Robert 21, Darionna 17, Darriale 15, and Jael 13. God called Darren and his family to plant a church in North Miami, and after much prayer and confirmation, the couple opened their hands and let God lead the way. Darren and his family reside in North Miami Dade so they understand the unique opportunity they have to infuse the message of the gospel to a very culturally diverse demographic.
David Jimenez serves as the manager of government affairs for Prison Fellowship’s advocacy and public policy team, where he oversees federal and state legislative campaigns. A proud alumnus of Prison Fellowship’s internship program, he first became passionate about criminal justice reform while serving urban youth in New Jersey, where he saw up close the urgent need for restorative approaches to incarceration, law enforcement, and violence. He is passionate about theology, social policy, ethics, and culture. A Pittsburgh native, Jimenez lives in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
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