Words cannot describe the greatness that is the Jesus Culture Leadership Podcast. There has only been one other podcast that I’ve loved as much as I love JCLP and that would be Kris Vallotton’s. A little confession here: I am famous for binging on sermons, podcasts, worship sets, etc. I have my favorites that I press play and will listen to for hours on end, anywhere from 6 to 8+ hours at a time. The JC Leadership Podcast is definitely one of my most popular binges. One of the joys of owning your own business and working from home is being able to listen to whatever you want whenever you want while you work. So, in case you’ve wondered what my days look like as a small business owner, this is it: Jesus, coffee, business, sermons, reading, podcasts… Pure bliss. The idea of this post came to me just a few moments ago as I was listening to the JCLP “Ambition” episodes from 2013 for the 10th time. I’m listening to part 2 as I type!
From message clips to wisdom, interviews, books, music, blogs, sports, and more the podcast covers multiple areas of life and highlights ones who are leading well and representing the Kingdom in all realms of life. Whether you’re leading in large or small places, in the church or business, education or entertainment, in family or in the office I guarantee you will find inspiration in the reality and transparency that this group provides on the JC Podcast. The amazing full time podcast hosts include Banning, Zack, Becky, and Dean. Along with these greats are numerous other guest hosts each month. This JCLP team provides a constant well of resources to us leaders around the world. With segments such as Banning’s Book Club, Becky’s Book Nook, In The Game, The Deans List, and In The Spot Light, JCLP covers everyone’s favorite subjects.
→Follow them on Twitter←JC Podcast – @jcpodcast Banning Liebscher – @thebanning Zack Curry – @asazcurry Becky Johnson – @beckyfoxjohnson
For those of you who are loyal JCLP listeners and fans you’ve heard of the e-book and physical book duel, the infamous Banning vs. Becky rival. I just have to say, as much as I love and respect Banning as a leader, I am ALL for Becky’s Book Nook! There is nothing better then having a physical book in your hands, the smell of the pages, the sound of every turn, margins to make notes in, lines to highlight, and so on. It is Heaven. E-books will never come close in comparison. Although, I sadly admit that I have downloaded a handful of e-books on my iPad…in the past. Most of which are books that are either out of print or I wasn’t willing to wait for an amazon order at the time. BUT, it’s been a long time since I’ve visited any of those e-books. Back to the important stuff, keep and eye out for Becky’s Book Nook on the JCLP podcast episodes. You won’t be sorry.
In the great debate: Are you an e-book or physical book reader? Do tell..
As you probably have noticed thus far, I love every aspect of the wonderful Jesus Culture Leadership Podcast. I must say though, one of my favorite segments is the one dedicated to writers. Introduced in episode #10 is the famous Dean’s List by the man himself, Dean Deguara. Dean is the Director of Resources for Jesus Culture, an inspiring leader, and a wonderful writer. To name a few. Dean has been writing his own leadership blog for years now, a blog that I regularly read and follow. As should you. (Another feature/post for another time, for sure.) As the author of The Backseat Leader Dean encourages leaders in all areas of life and ministry to live up to our full potential and callings, even when we are serving and leading from the backseat. As someone who’s lead a great blog himself Dean chooses leaders who are making a difference through writing and blogging and features them on the Dean’s List once a month.
I remember the day well. The day I received the direct message via twitter saying I would be featured on an upcoming episode of the JCLP as one of The Dean’s Lists featured bloggers. In my sincere attempts to not sound braggadocios….It is a pretty big deal! lol I felt, and still do, completely honored that a leader I look up to would choose me and my writings to share with the “10’s and 20’s” of JCLP listeners and leaders around the world. Not only that, but my name would be talked about on a podcast that I’ve faithfully followed and gleaned from for two years straight. In the podcast episode “Leading For Transformation Part 2” Dean features my blog and I, as well as a Valentine article I wrote for Scarlet Heart Magazine’s February issue. It can be assumed that this episode would be my favorite. Let’s be real. Be sure to download it, give it a listen, and tell me what you think!
I said ALL of that to exhort and encourage you to head on over and check out the Jesus Culture Leadership Podcast. I hope, after reading this, you have more than enough reasons. Hit that subscribe button on iTunes and start from the beginning, episode #1 and onward. Dig into this well of wisdom and don’t miss out on yet another opportunity to grow as a leader. You will be glad you did.