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Leading with Courage in Promise & Pain with Nate Edwardson | Season 1 Episode 10

A Spirit-Empowered life is not something that happens by accident. If we desire the Spirit’s work in and through us, our lifestyle can cultivate that work. Nate Edwardson, Pastor of the Stirring Church in Redding, California, joins our hosts, Travis Holownia & Daunavan Buyer, to discuss the reality of a Spirit-empowered life and how this impacts us as leaders. Pastor Nate shares from a deep theological understanding as well as a lifetime of pursuing God, regardless of the circumstances he has faced in his life. He also speaks deeply to leaders, challenging us to attend to our life with God through seasons of pain & joy, building & waiting, empowering & stepping out in faith.

Sixteen years ago, Nate and his wife planted a church in the basement of a Nazarene gym, guided by a calling to bring disconnected and discouraged individuals back to faith. This Church, Stirring Church, is making an incredible impact on the city of Redding and, despite the challenges, Nate and his wife continue to love Jesus and the church and have been able to connect with friends in different cities, fostering a global community.

Nate is also a contributor on the Pastors Podcast, and he leads a ministry to equip and empower Preachers across the world. connect with Nate, follow him on instagram @natewedwardson.

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🟢 What is the Spirit Empowered Leader Podcast all about?

Join us on an extraordinary adventure as we invite you to explore leadership guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit. God has entrusted each of us with the call to lead and has equipped us through the Holy Spirit. But how do we practically live out that calling? That’s the question we’re asking, and together, we’ll embark on a quest to uncover the answers.

“The Spirit Empowered Leader” is a podcast that delves into the challenges, trials, and lessons of leadership from a Spirit-empowered perspective. We will explore what it truly means to be a Spirit-filled leader in every aspect of life, whether as sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, in ministry, business, sports, medicine, or any sphere where God has called you to make an impact.

Your hosts, Travis Holownia, Executive Director & Visionary Founder of Resurgence Initiatives, and Daunavan Buyer, Associate Director of Resurgence Initiatives, will guide you through the depths of leadership under the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Resurgence Initiatives, a ministry born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 2008, was given a divine mandate to Reach People, Revive Churches, and Release Leaders. Our vision extends beyond Canada, aiming to see a global resurgence occur all around the world.

We believe that information may change your mind, but revelation has the power to transform your life. That’s why our podcast goes beyond providing mere information; it seeks to create an encounter with the Holy Spirit right where you are, in whatever leadership role you’ve been called to fulfill. At the end of each episode, we will pray for those watching or listening, creating space for the Spirit to speak and move in your life.

If you’re wondering how to grow in your leadership as a teacher, mother, pastor, ministry leader, CEO, athlete, or in any other role, we invite you to join us as we interview various friends about the different aspects of Spirit Empowered Leadership.

We would love to hear your comments below! Share what topics you’d like us to discuss in this podcast and where you are in your spirit empowered leadership journey.

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