Leader, Draw Near Podcast2020-01-03T10:20:54-07:00

Leader, Draw Near podcast

Can You Spare 4 Minutes?

That’s the average length of OCF’s new weekly devotional podcast for leaders. Who is a leader? You are—the one who turns to God for wisdom and direction in leading others.

Leader, Draw Near is based on the book written by Col Larry Simpson, USAF (Ret.). The podcast features 12 narrators from a variety of ranks, branches of service, and walks of life.

Each podcast devotional is fashioned to prompt reflection on a specific topic. Listeners are encouraged to search out each Scripture reference and to lean into God for more light as He meets you where you are. Each episode ends with a few Points to Ponder, which are perfect for personal reflection, or for use with a mentor or in a small group setting.

The leader who intentionally integrates the teachings of Scripture into daily decision making will have lasting influence and will lead with integrity, humility, and a servant’s heart.

Take 4 minutes and integrate this devotional into your week!

Weekly Episodes

25. Your Every Need

“God will supply every need of yours” whether it is a financial concern, effective time management, or dealing with disgruntled people. Jesus is the resource for all our needs. As faithful followers, ours is to approach Him confidently for grace and help.

June 19th, 2020|Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|0 Comments

24. Are You Leading?

Faith and leadership are more appropriately modeled through keeping sight of how to achieve God’s purposes in and out of the workplace through godly influence, using softer tones, quieter approaches and direct resolve to see the mission through. Simply acting or reacting is not necessarily an effective leadership quality.

June 12th, 2020|Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|0 Comments

23. What Say Ye?

Are you discerning God’s voice when you find yourself speaking to many, a few, or one on one? Just as Jesus spent much time in prayer and solitude with God, the basis of our responses may be proportional to the time we spend with God in study of the Scriptures.

June 5th, 2020|Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|0 Comments

20. Big-Picture Perspective

Jesus said He “did not come to destroy lives but to save them.” If one’s tendency is to write people off when there is disagreement, might this have the same effect as “commanding fire” or wishing another dead, spiritually dead that is. The gospel message is for all people and the servant leader does not withhold the message at the first sign of personal rejection.

May 15th, 2020|Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|0 Comments

19. Faith Rhythm

Faith, like any muscle, requires exercise. Faith enlarges our leadership effectiveness, enables us to achieve the mission, and makes us more capable of serving others. Those who follow your lead will note your faith in action and prayerfully glorify God.

May 8th, 2020|Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|0 Comments

12. Reality Check

Where do we, in our leadership zeal, draw the line when it comes to pushing our own agenda or totally acquiescing to God’s divine plan? Are we convinced that God has a plan, or do we “head fake” God by developing our plan then devoutly asking His blessing?

March 20th, 2020|Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|0 Comments

4. Faithful Leadership

From a leadership perspective, I must ask: What enables Christian leaders to maintain the charge when all around us say, “Give up?” Oaths, contracts, and legal agreements bind some to the task, but that which binds the Christian and Christian leader is God’s demonstrated faithfulness.

January 24th, 2020|Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|0 Comments