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Self Aware :: See Yourself

AUGUST 9

SELF AWARE :: SEE YOURSELF

Self-aware people succeed because they are able to take feedback without getting defensive. They have a growth mindset that allows them to receive feedback, filter out the noise, and make positive changes. How can standing in God’s grace allow us to remove the fear of feedback from others? How can knowing how God sees us give us the confidence to have a growth mindset? Let’s explore these ideas together!

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Succeeding at Work and Faith :: Monica Pool-Knox

AUGUST 2

SUCCEEDING AT WORK AND FAITH

Women make up only seven percent of the top executives in Fortune 100 companies and that includes Monica Pool-Knox as the Head of Global Talent at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, Monica led human resources for Marketing and Sales at Twitter, was the Chief Diversity Officer for PepsiCo, The Walt Disney Company and Verizon, and proud UT alumni. But rising up the ranks of corporate America hasn’t been her only challenge. As a Christ-follower, Monica has also had to navigate her faith in the workplace.

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Addiction is a Family-Affair

JULY 26

ADDICTION IS A FAMILY-AFFAIR

Before the pandemic, before the stay home orders, and before national protests speaking out against injustice, families were already dealing with a crisis. Addiction. One in seven Americans has a substance abuse problem. That’s 40 million people. And, it’s a disease that can happen right in your own home. Just ask the founder and senior pastor of Austin’s Shoreline Church, Rob Koke, who witnessed the suffering of his addicted child. Rob and his daughter, Danielle, join us as part of our Voices series to pull back the curtain on the mind-numbing power of addiction and offer hope and real strategies for those longing for freedom.

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Where God Found a Muslim Boy

JULY 19

WHERE GOD FOUND A MUSLIM BOY

Every summer during our Voices series, we seek to amplify stories that seem to transcend our everyday lives but still have an impact that can affect us all. Honestly, we all have stories, and, whether we know it or not, God has a hand in the narrative of each of us. We may be afraid to tell it, but through sharing these stories, we can connect with those around us. We may never realize how our story may become someone else’s cornerstone for healing. Aman Quadri, a Gateway board member, has just such a story.

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Cold-Case Christianity

JULY 12

COLD-CASE CHRISTIANITY

Ever wanted to be a detective? Follow the evidence? That’s exactly what Los Angeles County homicide officer and former atheist, J. Warner Wallace, has done to examine the claims of Christ. Using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator, Wallace approached the New Testament like he would a cold case and recorded his findings in his book, Cold-Case Christianity.

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Pursue God’s Provision

JULY 5

PURSUE GOD’S PROVISION

When things aren’t moving as quickly as we’d like, we can turn reactive. So, essentially all of 2020 comes to mind, right? It has been coming at us Fast and Furious. That frustration can lead to anger, and anger can lead to broken relationships. God wants to be our redeemer. How can we become more humble, more trusting, and look to God as our rescuer?

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Wait on God’s Timing

JUNE 28

WAIT ON GOD’S TIMING

Frustrated with 2020 yet? This year seems to be piling it on. And, in our impatience, we want it all to end now. Imagine if you learned to trust that God had better things planned instead of getting caught up in what’s happening in our world? It is possible to navigate this Fast and Furious world with God as our guide.

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Live With God’s Heart

JUNE 21

LIVE WITH GOD’S HEART

Happy Father’s Day! Today we’re taking a look at David to help us learn how to be a person after God’s own heart. In this Fast and Furious world, what does it really take to trust God, trust God’s ways, trust God’s timing, and trust God’s process?

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See with God’s Perspective

JUNE 14

FAST AND FURIOUS

How many times have you wanted something and wanted it NOW? Impatience and anger are often just under the surface waiting for us to explode. But we don’t have to submit to that negative pressure. Through the power of God, we can develop the character to tame our Fast and Furious impulses.

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Embrace a New Relationship

JUNE 7

WHAT NOW?

In times of trouble, we find ourselves asking, “What now?” We long for a way out, for hope. We look for leadership we can trust and a light at the end of the tunnel. But what greater light is there than Jesus? What can we learn from Him that will help us in our current reality? No matter what your experience has been over these last several weeks, Jesus has the answer. Work through the following questions and scriptures on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or friends and family to talk through what you are learning.

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