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Leading Out Of Your Character – Josiah Graves

By July 15, 2021No Comments

Josiah Graves talks about leading out of our integrity and character rather than tactics, tips and tricks. He shares some valuable words that were spoken to him by a wise older mentor and how they have sustained him decades later.

Mike and Josiah also speak about internalising our sermons so much so that we don’t need to constantly refer to our notes, and the goal of speaking from our hearts while making eye contact with the members of our congregations.

Josiah Graves is the pastor of The Exchange Church in Deerfield Beach, a church with a heart to see the Gospel renew South Florida. Josiah, along with his wife Kimber, are Gospel-loving, people-loving, high school sweethearts from Southern California, who began their ministry together at Calvary Chapel. Josiah had the opportunity there to serve as an intern-Pastor and to be discipled under Pastor Chuck Smith, before hearing the calling to work in ministry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In early2017, Josiah and Kimber began pursuing that call and seeking the Lord’s wisdom and vision as they stepped out in faith on this ministry endeavor to plant a church in the city of Deerfield. Together, with their two children, Micah and Kinsley, they have felt the call to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the diverse cultures in South Florida and serve their community. Their passion is to see people come to know Jesus and to see the city find hope and healing in the Gospel.

Instagram: @josiahgraves & @theexchangechurch

Church Website:Theexchangechurch.cc

Resources Mentioned:

Tim Keller – Prodigal Son Sermonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsTzXI7cJGA

Jon Ortburg Spiritual Formation:https://renovare.org/people/john-ortberg

Jon Courson – The Great Switcheroo :https://joncourson.com/playteaching/T375

https://store.thegospelcoalition.org/tgc/products/1277/the-freedom-of-self-forgetfulness

Recommended Episodes:

Tim Chaddick :https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/1/7/episode-082-three-key-movements-in-the-life-of-a-preacher

Rob Salvato – Milk Meat Manna :https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2019/8/14/cbguzfo1uxyscczs9vdtqbdee66sdi

Bryan Stupar – Character Matters :https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2021/3/16/why-character-matters-bryan-stupar

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