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Voices 2021

JULY 11 – AUG 1

VOICES 2021

You matter. Your story matters. Others’ stories matter.

God works in the hearts and lives of people. As you hear from a well-known tech executive and some of our young leaders during the Voices series, you will be inspired towards a deeper faith, a greater love, and more hope.

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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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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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The Case for Miracles

AUG 4

LEE STROBEL – THE CASE FOR MIRACLES

Gateway welcomes Lee Strobel, former legal editor for the Chicago Tribune and New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Christ, as he shares about miracles.

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Be The Bridge

JULY 28

LATASHA MORRISON – BE THE BRIDGE

Gateway welcomes Latasha Morrison, certified trainer in cultural intelligence and unconscious bias and recent winner of a one million dollar grant from Facebook for being a cultural bridge-builder. 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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J.P. Moreland

JULY 14

J.P. MORELAND – OVERCOMING ANXIETY

Distinguished professor and prolific author featured in secular and religious news outlets, J.P. Moreland shares about overcoming anxiety.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1. What stood out/intrigued you from the messages?

2. Can you relate to what you heard in the message? Has this same idea/challenge come up in your life before, or is it new?

3. How does what you heard affect your life right now (maybe it speaks to something you are going through, struggling with, looking into, etc.)?

4. What challenged you?

5. What is your next step to apply what you heard?

6. Is there someone you feel prompted to share with about what you’ve learned from the message?

DIGGING DEEPER

As you look to dig deeper into the topics of this week’s message, consider checking out JP Moreland’s book called Finding Quiet, available at Gateway on 7/14/19 and on Amazon.com.

Typical Distorted Thinking Patterns in our Self-Talk – J.P. Moreland

1. All or nothing thinking (If you’re not perfect or get anything wrong, you’re a total failure.)

2. Overgeneralizing (“I always do that.”)

3. Mental filter (You pick out a single negative detail and dwell on it.)

4. Discounting the positive (If you did a good job, you tell yourself that anyone could have done it.)

5. Jumping to conclusions or mind reading (Interpreting others actions, tone of voice or body language in a negative way—and fortune telling—you assume and predict that others don’t like you and that things will turn out badly.)

6. Magnification or catastrophizing (You exaggerate your weaknesses or the harmful aspects events that have or may happen, and minimize your strengths or the odds that the event will never happen and, even if it did, the results won’t be that bad.)

7. Emotional reasoning (You actually believe that reality is the way you feel.)

8. Avoid inappropriate “should” statements (Example: “I should avoid being around people because they will see what a loser I am.”)

9. Self-labeling (“I made a mistake so I am a loser.”)

SPIRITUAL OUTCOMES— gatewaychurch.com/spiritual_outcomes/surrender