Following to Lead with Kevin East

Following to Lead with Kevin East

Following Jesus is not some hollow, religious duty. It is life-giving, and it changes everything. As we live completely dependent upon Him, it impacts how we live and how we lead at home and at work. Kevin invites you to join him on a journey of learning as he brings a variety of guests to share treasures of the Kingdom they have learned. Kevin will also share what God has taught him over the last decades. With extensive work in different ministry settings, Kevin has a wealth of leadership experience. He currently leads a ministry based in East Texas called Mentoring Alliance that mobilizes godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope. Kevin is also passionate about being a great husband and father and leading his home to be a grace-based environment. He is married to an amazing woman, Stephanie. They have 5 kids - 3 biological and 2 adopted. For more than 10 years they have been an active foster family, welcoming over 20 children in their home during that time. Join Kevin and his community of people as they dive into following Jesus well in order to live and lead with grace-fueled impact.

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April 5, 2021 41 min

Do you want your ministry to become more diverse, but you don't know where to start? 

Years ago Mentoring Alliance decided it would become an intentionally multiethnic ministry. It was written into the core values. Join Kevin and three members of his staff as they talk about pursuing oneness with diversity.

Kevin and his team will answer questions like:  Why is it important to be multiethnic? What are some of the difficulties o...

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You hear a lot of discussions today about diversity and being multiethnic. What does it mean? How do you go about changing? 

Kevin welcomes pastor, author, and speaker Dr. Bryan Loritts back onto Following to Lead today laying a biblical foundation for being a multiethnic ministry or business. Join them as they talk through several passages of scripture.

"The longer I'm in this, the more it really does just come back to rel...

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Everyone can cast vision. Many leaders feel they aren't good at casting vision. Join Kevin and Reed Livesay, President & CEO of Pine Cove Christian Camps, as they bring the idea of casting vision down to the lower shelf.

Hear six practical ways that you can cast vision for the people, departments, organizations, and families that you lead. 

Connect with Reed Livesay and Pine Cove Christian Camps at pinecove.com!

 

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This week Stephanie is back on Following to Lead. Kevin and Stephanie share from their own life experiences as parents and foster parents. They share four ideas to help parents as they discipline children.

Join them as they talk about freedom, forgiveness, humility, grace, and trust.

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Kevin is joined by his lovely wife, Stephanie, today. They talk together about practical tips that they have learned in leading their kids through the first two phases of parenting. 

You'll gain practical wisdom as they share from their own life experiences as parents and foster parents. 

Don't miss this down-to-earth episode full of sound advice and funny stories!

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Today we are going to look back for some of the great thoughts of the entire podcast with Julie Connor, podcast producer, who shares her favorite moments for the last months with the guests: Alan Fadling, Michelle Pokorny, Frank Friedmann, Jonathan Pitts, and Chris Legg.


Listen to this special 27th episode and have a grateful journey remembering these conversations about rest, refreshment, and Sabbath, and the Grace-Paced life and...

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What does a grace-paced life look like? How do we let Jesus set the pace in leadership? Alan Fadling in “An Unhurried Leader: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence” seeks to help us understand.

Join Kevin today as he talks to Alan about his book and topics like leadership, parenting, and grace. We have many roles and relationships: spiritual mentor, pastor, executive director, parent, professor, and God is present in all of this. Li...

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Dr. Bryan Loritts, pastor, author, and friend of Kevin's joins Following to Lead to discuss parenting through his book “The Dad Difference: The 4 Most Important Gifts You Can Give to Your Kids”.

Parenting is scary. Its about responsibility and leadership as well as the connection we have with our kids and how it shapes the relationship and models their trajectory in life. Make sure you don't miss this episode to discover th...

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Have you ever felt lost or frustrated following Jesus? Getting lost in emotional and spiritual growth? Today, Kevin talks about the Stages of Faith with Dr. Bill Gaultiere, psychologist, pastor/pastor’s mentor, and author of a new book "Journey of the Soul”, where people can find the words to describe the feelings that go with their faith. Gaultiere explains how the relationship with God changes according to the stage.

He also ...

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In this second part, Kevin East raises questions about parenting to Dr. Kimmel. This exchange presents some pieces of advice to create an atmosphere of Grace at home while we prepare our children to be on their own. This relates to the freedom we give to them and the responsibilities that carry. Besides, understanding the true success as a parent guide through the qualities of greatness. You do not want to miss out on this second p...

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In this first episode of the new season of Following to Lead, Kevin joins the head of Grace Based Families Ministry, Dr. Tim Kimmel, to discuss parenting and the way to create a culture of grace at home. The author of Grace-Based Parenting and Connecting Church and Home explains how 4 freedoms are the basis to improve a grace atmosphere in our relationships with our children and through that they can connect with God. We hope you e...

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Have you ever experienced transition within an organization? Or have you navigated moments when leaders leave & new leaders join? Today, Kevin is joined by Dr. Doug Fagerstrom to discuss how to prepare & navigate these transitions with success. Make sure to check out Dr. Fagerstrom's book, "Succession: 7 Practices to Navigate Mission Critical Leadership Transitions".

Whether parents, teachers, CEOs, or everyday ...

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Mario Zandstra, current President of Family Legacy Ministries and a long time friend of Kevin's, joins Kevin to discuss 5 leadership lessons on today's episode. Having spent many years working together, Kevin has learned many profound and shaping lessons from Mario, his leadership, and his friendship. Mario explains and breaks down each of these lessons, ranging from spiritually deep to pragmatic tips to be successful in wh...

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Kevin and Dr. Andy McQuitty, pastor at Irving Bible Church, author, and cancer survivor, discuss their journeys of cancer. Dr. McQuitty's book, "Notes from the Valley", details his story with cancer through the lens of the biblical wisdom God taught him throughout his cancer years. Kevin and Andy candidly recount and reflect on his book, as well as Kevin's own life, with the hopes you will be encouraged by their con...

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Dhati Lewis joins Kevin for a conversation about pursuing gospel racial reconciliation in our families, work places, lives, and communities. Dhati is the lead pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA, the Vice President of the NAMB, husband and father of seven, an author of multiple books, and a needed voice in the area of reconciliation. 

Kevin and Dhati tackle why reconciliation is a gospel issue, how it affects our disciple mak...

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December 28, 2020 34 min

Kevin and Preston Reece, the Director of the Mentoring Alliance After School programs, sit down to discuss what it means to aim for the 2% in today's episode. In their discussion, Kevin and Preston unpack what it looks like to care for and run after the one, to stay on course in aiming for the 2%, and doing things with a work ethic of excellence which sees and aims for the 2%.

We hope and pray you leave today's episode thin...

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Pastor Chris Legg and Tony Beck, an atheist, join Kevin to continue their conversation from last week about faith and beliefs. Topics such as intrinsic human value, suffering, animals, and varying questions from the Bible are discussed in today's episode. We hope you are encouraged by this conversation!

If you like what you hear, make sure to subscribe and leave us a review! Got questions or comments about today's episode? ...

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Join Kevin as he sits down with pastor Chris Legg and Tony Beck, an atheist. Both Chris and Tony have exchanged questions for each other concerning their own beliefs, or lack of, and they talk through them in today's episode. Topics such as morals, suffering, and more are discussed in hopes of being an example of how we can kindly and compassionately engage others who differ from us in conversations about faith.

This conversati...

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Those born within the years 1985-2000 are affectionately categorized and known as “millennials”. As they make up our young adult generation of today, there’s a necessity to understand them, engage with them, and help mobilize them to lead Godly lives. 

Today, Grant Skeldon, author of “The Passion Generation: The Seemingly Reckless, Definitely Disruptive, But Far From Hopeless Millennials” joins Kevin as they discuss the Millennial ...

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How do you achieve a thriving workplace culture? Culture is such a multifaceted idea. Join Kevin as he talks with staff member, Julie Connor, for part 2 on shaping culture with team values. Find out what the heck these team values are, why these team values are so important, and how they implement the values at Mentoring Alliance. 

Last week they talked about the first four of their nine team values. This week they will discuss the...

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