053 || She Was Young, Inexperienced & Unqualified || Lisa Steven

Lisa Steven has more than 20 years of experience working with teen moms. She co-founded Hope House – a residential home for teen moms who want to raise their child and its program arm which supports the educational, counseling, life skills and childcare needs of teen moms in the Denver area. Lisa has served as the organization’s Executive Director since 2003, and led it to become one of the top 10 percent of nonprofit organizations in the United States. She was the City of Arvada's 2013 Woman of the Year for her contributions to the community and among the West Jeffco Chamber's Outstanding Women of Jefferson County in 2010. A former teen mom, Lisa is committed to empowering teen moms in her community and across the world.

IF YOU HAVE EVER BELIEVED YOU WERE UNQUALIFIED, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.

In this interview, you’ll hear the beautiful story of how God took an unexpected circumstance in Lisa’s life and used it for His glory and how the ministry of Hope House has had a far-reaching impact beyond just the teen moms it serves. Lisa also reminds us that even if you feel (or actually are) unqualified, inexperienced or uneducated, that won’t stop God’s plan from moving forward.

Want to chat more about today’s show? Use the hashtag #DreamerChat53 to share your thoughts on wherever you like to hang out online. If you need a question to spark the conversation, here’s one for you: What has God already done in your life regardless of your qualifications?

MENTIONED IN EPISODE 53:

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
Mission Increase Foundation - for free biblical fundraising training

SCRIPTURE:

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
~ Psalm 127:1 (ESV)

You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 
~ Psalm 139:5 (NLT)

BOOKS:
Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby
From Good to Great by Jim Collins
Bridges Out of Poverty by Ruby Payne

Volunteer Opportunities with Hope House:

  • Meal planning
  • GED tutors (no special skills required)
  • College & Career mentor
  • Spend time with babies
  • Transportation
  • Receptionist
  • Professional volunteers (attorneys, mechanics, dentists, doctors, hair stylists, etc.)

August 8, 2017 – Open House at Hope House
4pm – 6:30pm
“A day in the life of a real teen mom”
Bring a backpack filled with school supplies for a preschooler or a college aged student – List of supplies

CONNECT WITH HOPE HOUSE:
Website || LinkedIn || Facebook || Twitter

 

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