The Heart of a Discerning Leader

KeumJu Jewel Hyun | The Heart of a Discerning Leader, Episode 3

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: KeumJu Jewel Hyun

Whether you like it or not, you are in the leadership position. Who do you think you work for?” – KeumJu Jewel Hyun

KeumJu Jewel Hyun joins the podcast to talk about the role of servant leadership within the heart of a discerning leader. Jewel is an author, a professor, and the founder of Matthew 28 Ministries, which focuses on Christian women’s leadership development and economic empowerment in Kenya. Jewel’s most recent work, The Quest for Biblical Servant Leadership: Insights from the Global Church, is a collaboration of Christian authors from around the globe. In this podcast episode Jewel shares the insight discovered from diverse cultures from Kenya to Canada to Korea. Listen and discover the common leadership thread across many diverse cultures.

Join the conversation about spiritual discernment as a way of life at www.LeadershipTransformations.org and consider participation in our online and in-person program offerings. Additional LTI spiritual formation resources can be found at www.SpiritualFormationStore.com and www.ruleoflife.com and www.healthychurch.net.

 

Steve Macchia (Podcast Host)
Founder and President of Leadership Transformations
Steve is the author of The Discerning Life,  Becoming a Healthy ChurchBroken and WholeCrafting a Rule of Life and several other titles. Steve has over 40 years in ministry and two postgraduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

KeumJu Jewel Hyun (Season 27 Guest)
KeumJu Jewel Hyun is the founder and president of Matthew 28 Ministries, Inc., focusing on Christian women’s leadership development and economic empowerment in Kenya. Jewel is adjunct professor of theology of work at Bakke Graduate University in Dallas, Texas. She is a contributing editor of The Quest for Biblical Servant Leadership: Insights from the Global Church and co-edited two other books. She received an MA in New Testament and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, with a concentration on effective ministries to women, as well as a Master of Science degree in nuclear physics from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

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Philip Yancey | The Heart of a Discerning Leader, Episode 2

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Philip Yancey

Nature, beauty, love, these are good things. They must have been given to us by God. That’s what grace is. It’s a free gift we didn’t deserve. That’s my story, being drawn back to God, not by fearsome threats, but by the experience of God’s grace.” – Philip Yancey

Award-winning author Philip Yancey is on the podcast this week to share his own life story. He candidly shares about his discovery that God is not the “super cop in the sky” looking for someone to punish but is the giver of all good things – including nature, beauty, and love. Philip teaches us that when we live as if our hands are closed in fists, God’s grace falls to the ground unreceived. He encourages us to live openhandedly and generously because that is how God treats us. Philip ends the conversation by sharing his hope for the Church in our time.

Join the conversation about spiritual discernment as a way of life at www.LeadershipTransformations.org and consider participation in our online and in-person program offerings. Additional LTI spiritual formation resources can be found at www.SpiritualFormationStore.com and www.ruleoflife.com and www.healthychurch.net.

Steve Macchia (Podcast Host)
Founder and President of Leadership Transformations
Steve is the author of The Discerning Life,  Becoming a Healthy ChurchBroken and WholeCrafting a Rule of Life and several other titles. Steve has over 40 years in ministry and two postgraduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Philip Yancey (Season 27 Guest)
Philip Yancey is the author of twenty-five books, including The Jesus I Never Knew, What’s So Amazing About Grace?, and most recently, his memoir, Where the Light Fell. Yancey’s books have garnered thirteen Gold Medallion Book Awards from Christian publishers and booksellers. He currently has more than seventeen million books in print and has been published in over fifty languages worldwide. He and his wife, Janet, live in the foothills of Colorado.

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Barbara Peacock | The Heart of a Discerning Leader, Episode 1

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Barbara Peacock

 “I believe the foundation of effective leadership is understanding and embracing and living out the discipline of love.” – Barbara Peacock

The Discerning Leader podcast returns from a summer break to focus on the Heart of a Discerning Leader. Our first guest for Season 27 is Barbara Peacock – an award-winning author, spiritual director, teacher, and intercessor. Her recent book, Spiritual Practices for Soul Care, has just been released by Baker books.

Barbara joins Steve to talk about leadership as loving people. She reminds us that we are first called to love God and then to love people and not things. Barbara shares an original poem she wrote entitled Silencing Today and encourages us to be attentive in our love for God and towards others.

Join the conversation about spiritual discernment as a way of life at www.LeadershipTransformations.org and consider participation in our online and in-person program offerings. Additional LTI spiritual formation resources can be found at www.SpiritualFormationStore.com and www.ruleoflife.com and www.healthychurch.net.

 

Steve Macchia (Podcast Host)
Founder and President of Leadership Transformations
Steve is the author of The Discerning Life,  Becoming a Healthy ChurchBroken and WholeCrafting a Rule of Life and several other titles. Steve has over 40 years in ministry and two postgraduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Barbara Peacock (Season 27 Guest)
Barbara Peacock is the author of Spiritual Practices for Soul Care (Baker) and Soul Care in African American Practice (IVP), as well as a passionate spiritual director, teacher, and intercessor. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University, her master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and her Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is founder of Peacock Soul Care.

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Mitzi Mak

Selah-West Faculty

Mitzi started her professional life as a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband Jerry then served cross-culturally for ten+ years, living abroad first in India and then Kurdistan, N. Iraq. In addition to being a Spiritual Director, she now serves as a Formation and Care pastor in her local church in Houston, TX. She has graduated from LTI’s Selah Spiritual Direction training as well as LTI’s Emmaus Formational Leadership Program.

Mitzi enjoys engaging conversation, reading fiction, doing jigsaw/crossword puzzles, ocean gazing and exploring the world with Jerry through food and travel.

God has two main callings in Mitzi’s life: to care for those who care for others and to be a guide in helping others have a healthy relationship with the Trinity – recognizing God’s loving presence and activity in their lives and how to faithfully respond.

Selah was a transformative experience for me – allowing the contemplative within to emerge and to beautifully co-exist with my extraverted personality.