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SOUL ATTENTION | ONE | Christa Hesselink

The Parish

What is the soul?  And where would we look to find it?  Our Guest Christa inspires us today in this busy chaotic time to slow down enough to catch not just a glimpse, but the experience of our Souls.

29mins

24 Apr 2021

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Helping Leaders Slow Down with Christa Hesselink

unSeminary Podcast

Thanks for tuning in for this week’s unSeminary podcast. We’re talking with Christa Hesselink, founder of the organization SoulPlay. SoulPlay offers creative experiences, curated resources, and personal support to help individuals and groups dig deeper, listen well, and journey towards loving themselves, others, God, and our world, well.The last twelve months have been incredibly demanding for church leaders and more than ever we are learning that we can’t ignore what’s going on in our inner lives. In fact the busier we are, the quieter we need to become because success isn’t found in achieving and doing. Listen in as Christa shares how slowing down and re-centering ourselves on God helps us to love well in our ministries and lives.Pay attention to your inner life. // From her own experience in ministry and taking a sabbatical, Christa knew that people needed to learn to slow down and ground themselves in God. But since the pandemic, church and ministry leaders are also learning just how much is inside them that they can no longer ignore. Slowing down can bring up a lot of insecurities, and leaders are sometimes afraid of feeling vulnerable and facing the problems they encounter in their work and life. It’s much easier to achieve and do, but these aren’t true measures of success. Rather our primary work needs to be slowing down and centering ourselves in God. Only from that standpoint can we observe the habits of our thinking and emotional terrain which need renewal.Show don’t tell. // Since the start of the pandemic, 20% of those who previously identified themselves as regular church attenders never returned in any way (online or in-person) to church. People are longing for a format that transforms and want an experience with their life in God rather than simply mental instruction. 70% of the population filters the world through their senses so we need to think about experiences that show how to believe, not just what to believe. SoulPlay specializes in offering creative experiences to connect people to God. Think about how you can incorporate experiences like these at your church.More than thoughts and emotions. // Leaders struggle with slowing down because they don’t know how much they need it. Western Protestant faith tends to be left-brained in nature, influencing people to wrongly believe that just acquiring more knowledge will make us more like Jesus. We can be so disconnected from more right-brained activities, like worship or listening prayer, that we don’t know how to quiet ourselves and work on the inner landscape of our lives. Spiritual formation takes a look at what is the soul and what is the connection between the mind, heart, and body.Direct your attention to God. // As we do the inner work needed in our lives, there is not a cookie cutter plan that works for every person. However, curiosity and courage are required to move ahead into new spaces no matter who we are. Christa offers spiritual direction and coaching in which she does a lot of listening to her clients, helping them to direct their own attention to God. SoulPlay is like an outfitter for the spiritual life, offering retreats and workshops as a way to introduce people to slowing down and giving them the opportunity to turn inward. Personal Pandemic Evaluation. // Christa has given us a free tool to help in slowing down and paying attention to our inner lives during this season. It is a set of questions called the Personal Pandemic Evaluation and provides a list of questions to use alone or with your family or staff. Through a time of reflection this tool will help you process the last twelve months as well as its losses and gains, how they are connected, and what you’re looking forward to in the future.Christa works with clients all over North America and you can learn more about SoulPlay and connect with Christa at www.soulplay.ca.Thank You for Tuning In!There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, but you chose unSeminary, and I’m grateful for that. If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it by using the social media buttons you see at the left hand side of this page. Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and you can bet that I read every single one of them personally!Lastly, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live!Thank You to This Episode’s Sponsor: Chemistry StaffingIt’s important for church leaders to pursue the right fit for the right position, which helps determine a long-term, healthy fit. It all starts with properly assessing the applicant’s resumé. Download Chemistry Staffing’s Resumé Screening Playbook and walk through a screening process that will help you discover which candidates to focus on.

29mins

1 Apr 2021

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Christa Hesselink

The Drew Marshall Show

“What is your soul saying to you? Not sure? Let us help you listen. Explore and choose a best-fit experience now. Retreats | Workshops | Pilgrimage | Yoga | Spiritual Direction | Personal Coaching. SOULPLAY offers creative experiences, curated resources, and personal support to help individuals and groups dig deeper, listen well, and journey towards loving themselves, others, God, and our world, well. What do you need to slow down? What do you need to wake up and love well?”*Christa Hesselink has been guiding individuals and groups as they dig deeper into their spiritual life for her entire twenty-year career. She is a well-respected keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and retreat leader, and her focus content includes; transformation & vulnerability, the inner-life of an effective leader, contemplative spirituality, grief & loss, and soul care. She holds a Master’s of Leadership and a Masters of Theology degree and has been named a “Hero of Children” from World Vision Canada. She is the Canadian best-selling author of Life’s Great Dare and the founder of the Love2Love Project. Christa is a certified coach, certified yoga instructor, and is training to become a spiritual director with the Haden Institute. Christa’s “happy place” is hiking on the trail. Her favorite adventure to date has been her solo trek across northern Spain, walking 800km on the Camino de Santiago.

31mins

13 Apr 2019

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Life Lived Abundantly | Christa Hesselink | Author, Startup Advisor

The Jake Nicolle Podcast

Christa Hesselink is a non-profit worker and author of the book Life's Great Dare. She is an advocate for organizations and people who are doing important work on behalf of the world's most vulnerable. All of her book sales go directly to her project Love2Love, a movement that financially supports Syrian refugees. She was also named one of Canada’s Fantastic Christian Leaders and a “Hero of Children” from World Vision Canada.   Aside from being a great author and speaker, Christa is currently the Director of Next Generation Engagement for BIC Canada directing the Flow Internship program and The Spark Initiative. This is a startup community that helps young entrepreneurs incubate their businesses in Canada.

42mins

25 Jun 2017

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Life’s Great Dare - The Risky And Worthwhile Journey Of Transformation - Christa Hesselink

Wycliffe College

This presentation is a part of Wycliffe College's Refresh 2017 Conference , "God in My Ambition".Christa Hesselink is the author of, Life's Great Dare: Risking it all for the Abundant Life, which was released in March 2016.A gifted speaker, Christa has taught in many settings and has enjoyed advocating for organizations and people who are doing important work on behalf of the world's most vulnerable.A gifted speaker, Christa has taught in many settings and has enjoyed advocating for organizations and people who are doing important work on behalf of the world's most vulnerable. She’s been named one of Canada’s Fantastic Christian Leaders and a “Hero of Children” from World Vision Canada.Christa has worked in a non-for-profit and ministry context her entire career. Currently, Christa is the Director of Next Generation Engagement for BIC Canada and directs the FLOW Internship program and The Spark Initiative.

55mins

12 May 2017

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Fuelling Desire When You’re Burnt Out - Christa Hesselink

Wycliffe College

"Fuelling Desire When You’re Burnt Out - A Helpful And Healthy Guide On How To Keep Going"This presentation is a part of Wycliffe College's Refresh 2017 Conference , "God in My Ambition".Christa Hesselink is the author of, Life's Great Dare: Risking it all for the Abundant Life, which was released in March 2016.A gifted speaker, Christa has taught in many settings and has enjoyed advocating for organizations and people who are doing important work on behalf of the world's most vulnerable.A gifted speaker, Christa has taught in many settings and has enjoyed advocating for organizations and people who are doing important work on behalf of the world's most vulnerable. She’s been named one of Canada’s Fantastic Christian Leaders and a “Hero of Children” from World Vision Canada.Christa has worked in a non-for-profit and ministry context her entire career. Currently, Christa is the Director of Next Generation Engagement for BIC Canada and directs the FLOW Internship program and The Spark Initiative.

40mins

11 May 2017

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Christa Hesselink Story of Risking It All for the Abundant Life

Your Story with Melinda

On this week's show, Melinda Estabrooks is joined by Christa Hesselink, author of Life's Great Dare: Risking It All for the Abundant Life. She is currently the Director of Next Generation Engagement for BIC Canada and directs the FLOW Internship program and The Spark Initiative. Learn more about Christa and her book at www.lifesgreatdare.com. Connect with Melinda Estabrooks at www.melindaestabrooks.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdsEdQ_bjBkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26mins

11 Apr 2016

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Jesus People #2 with Christa Hesselink - Life's Great Dare

The Meeting House

Jesus People with Christa Hesselink

13 Mar 2016

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#10 - BIC in Zambia (with Christa Hesselink)

The Meeting House Video

One Church - Bruxy Cavey with Christa Hesselink

15 Aug 2011

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#10 - BIC in Zambia (with Christa Hesselink)

The Meeting House

One Church - Bruxy Cavey with Christa Hesselink

14 Aug 2011