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Ep 778 Tara Spaw, Steve Carter, Chris Hill

The Gym Lords Podcast

This Episode we interview Tara Spaw, Steve Carter, Chris Hill about their take on being a Gym Owner.Welcome to the Gym Lords Podcast, where we talk with successful gym owners to hear what they're doing that is working RIGHT NOW, and to hear lessons and failures they've learned along the way.We would love to share your story!If you'd like to be featured on the podcast, fill out the form on the link below.https://gymlaunchsecrets.com/podcast

1hr 9mins

26 Oct 2022

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EP 52: The Thing Beneath the Thing - Steve Carter

Impactus podcast

Have you ever wondered why you do some of the things you do? Why do you react a certain way, why do you get triggered or irritated so easily, or why do you sometimes lose it only to regret it later?   The apostle Paul asked similar questions in Romans 7:15 “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.”  In this episode, Steve Carter shares the importance of abiding in Christ. One of the pieces that we often miss in scripture is the presence of God. When we break down the scriptures, we realize that God is everywhere, that He is present right now, and if He is here, He is up to something.  An Invitation As men, we often have the mentality, “I have to do this for this person,” “I have to provide for my family,” “I have to do this for my community…for my church”. The invitation from Christ is more than just to do something.  The invitation from Christ is first to come and follow Him, to be with Him and see how He does it.   With all the pressures and hurries in our world, it is no wonder many find it difficult to abide in God’s presence, sit, rest and learn. However, when we take time and experience His presence, we will find our peace and joy in Christ.   We cannot microwave spiritual formation. It takes time to grow, to heal, to mend, to discover your passions, your prejudices, your fears and hopes, your strengths and weaknesses, just like a good bottle of wine. ~ Steve Carter Spiritual formation is a process that takes time and requires we enter into the presence of God daily. We will see wholeness in our lives if we commit to abide in Christ.   Everyone that goes to the gym knows this is true. Muscle growth and development take time and consistency. In the same way, our spiritual growth requires the consistent presence of God.  The Thing Beneath The Thing When we react to something or someone, we are often reenacting something from our past. Our reaction points to a place in our hearts where we need healing and wholeness only found as we abide in Christ.  God wants us to be spiritually whole and healthy so that we can become better men, husbands, friends, and leaders.   Today, be willing to get to the thing beneath the thing. Talk to a friend, see a counsellor, and take a step forward.   Remember when Jesus said:  “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 NRSV - Craft & Character Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/craft-character/id1514214001 - https://www.SteveRyanCarter.com ---------------------------------------------- Website: https://impactus.org/ Check Our Resources for Men: https://impactus.org/resources/ ---------------------------------------------- Follow us on Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impactusmen/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/impactusmen/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/impactusmen/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/impactusmen This Is Me TV: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThisIsMeTVShow


1 Sep 2022

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The Required Humility with Steve Carter

Craft & Character

In this special episode of Craft and Character, Steve Carter shares why humility is the key to growing as a preacher一a reflection sparked by a conversation he had with Nancy Beach.Communicators give many reasons for neglecting their own development, but as 1 Timothy 4:14-15 reveals, honing our craft is a matter of stewardship, not just excellence.Steve gives three practical ways to embrace humility and grow as a preacher: Development Coaching Feedback This is a timely reminder that, to give ourselves wholly to the task of preaching, we must showcase a relentless consistency to get better each day as people, disciples, and preachers.Don’t forget to sign up for Steve’s epic book giveaway, featuring titles from past guests on the show!EPISODE LINKSSteve’s books: The Thing Beneath the Thing, This Invitational LifeWebsite: stevecarter.orgChurch: forestcitychurch.comPreaching Cohorts: theascentleader.org@steveryancarter@craft_character Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


9 Aug 2022

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511. Steve Carter


Steve Carter returns to the show for a conversation with Luke about shame, looking back, honesty and in the second half of the podcast we hear Steve preach a sermon on Hope.

1hr 8mins

25 Jul 2022

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E263 The Thing Beneath The Thing with Steve Carter

Doable Discipleship

Author and pastor Steve Carter joins Jason Wieland and Linda Tokar to talk about The Thing Beneath The Thing… Steves new book. When the unexpected happens, as it does in all of us, how do you respond to the change that you didn’t see coming? How do you see God in the midst of the hard times? Steve explains how you can’t achieve your way out of something, and that you have to grieve your way through it. These thoughts and more are a part of this fascinating conversation.For complete show notes, click HERE

22 Mar 2022

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488. Steve Carter- Fail February


On Episode 488, and the first of Fail February, Steve Carter, the author of the Thing Beneath the Thing, joins the show to discuss the failure for which he’s most grateful. For more on this week's sponsor, Harbor the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, click here. 


14 Feb 2022

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Steve Carter – Just Say Yes | Closing Keynote

No Regrets Men's Conference


5 Feb 2022

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Steve Carter: What All Church Leaders Must Do To Be Spiritually Healthy

The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast

Get notes on this podcast here:  https://churchleaders.com/podcast/416288-steve-carter-church-leaders-spiritually-healthy.html Steve Carter joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned about the importance of addressing "the thing beneath the thing" and the devastation that occurs when leaders fail to do so.  ► Listen on Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-churchleaders-podcast/id988990685 ChurchLeaders brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on faith, ministry and leading the church. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive content. Visit ChurchLeaders Website: https://churchleaders.com Find ChurchLeaders on Facebook: https://facebook.com/churchleaders Follow ChurchLeaders on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChurchLead Follow ChurchLeaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/churchlead/ Follow ChurchLeaders on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/churchleaders/


2 Feb 2022

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5LQ Episode 478: Steve Carter

5 Leadership Questions Podcast on Church Leadership with Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy

In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Steve Carter. Carter is pastor, speaker, author, podcast host and the former lead teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast, a sports podcast called The Home Team, and his latest book, The Thing Beneath the Thing, is now available. They discuss how people respond when they are triggered by past pain and why sanctification really matters.BEST QUOTES"If I say something I shouldn't say or I do not follow through on a commitment, I can't say that just like Paul, 'I do not understand what I do.'""We are people who have been triggered and those triggers are deeply connected to pains, traumas, and wounds.""The healthiest people, when they get triggered, don't see it as permission to escape. They see it as an invitation to be courageously curious.""The desert was a real gift for me because it was character school. It helped me remember why I got into this.""You can have these principles and values and practices and then all of a sudden you go through a season of three months where you feel like there isn't margin.""I needed to be healthy. I didn't want to step into another church and transfer my pain onto some other elder board.""A lot of times, especially in moments of crisis, there isn't a true north. Oftentimes, for pastors and leaders, we know the vision for our church, but we don't have a personal vision.""Every 90 days we try to look at the last 90 days to see what worked, what didn't, what needs to change, what can we be better at.""I was grateful that there were pastors in my life who could see that my success was outpacing my character and they pulled me aside.""Don't ever stop working on your craft.""I think a lot of pastors plateau in their 30s. I want to be a better communicator when I'm 70. I want to be wiser, but I always want my character to lead the way."RECOMMENDED RESOURCESLifeway Leadership Podcast NetworkCraft & Character podcastThe Home Team podcastThe Thing Beneath the Thing by Steve CarterRenovation of the Heart by Dallas WillardThe Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas MertonThis Episode's Sponsor:Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!


15 Oct 2021

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Mars Hill and the Failure of Faith Leaders with Steve Carter and Bob Merritt—Former Megachurch Pastors

The Aggressive Life with Brian Tome

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast is everywhere. Yes, I’ve listened to it, and like everyone else, I’ve got opinions. Today, I sit down with two former megachurch pastors, who’ve personally experienced the pain of fallen faith leaders, to hear their thoughts and wisdom around Mars Hill, Willow Creek, and recovering from church hurt.

1hr 1min

5 Oct 2021