Apr 20, 2017


Episode 148: Lifeplanning

Why Every College Student Needs It

Today, David Mitchell and Luke Francis join us to talk about LifePlanning and how a process can help you to plan your life and develop action steps to find where your gifts and heart intersect.

David Mitchell // President of the Paterson Center //@dmitchelltweets

Luke Francis // Executive Pastor First Baptist Church Vandalia //@lukefrancis

Notable Points:

  • What is LifePlanning?
    • It is a process that helps individuals and organizations find the purpose that God has saved them for.
    • It is about seeing your place in God’s Story.
      • Answering big questions like why am here and things like that.
      • Then it helps you make a plan.
    • This is about pausing and zooming out to get perspective.
    • This helps you find where you are going and help develop a plan to get there.
    • This is an intensive process and helps to get clarity.
      • This walks you through difficult times and reveals your life story.
    • This helps to process things about your life that you may not have spent time thinking about.
  • What is the goal of this process?
    • To leave with clarity and focus for their life.
    • This helps break down practically what you need to do to achieve your goal.
    • The goal is to find the intersection of your talents and heart that God has given you.
  • What are the potential benefits?
    • It helps you to design a life that leverages your talents in your personal life and in your community.
    • It can help you to understand your convictions and how they have been developed through your life narrative.
    • It will help you to say yes to the right things and no to the things that don’t fit.
  • What if I can’t afford it?
    • Ask your friends about yourself.
    • Read books that make you think about your life.

Links We Talked About

Paterson Center Home Page

Life Younique Home Page

Sample LifePlan

StratOp and Otterbox Article

Recommended Books

Living the Life You Were Meant to Live

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about the author

Luke Francis

My responsibilities are focused in the areas of Administration, Personnel, and Operations. Primarily, I assist in overseeing and working alongside team leaders to carry out and evaluate what they are trying to accomplish in their respective ministry areas.

about the author

David Mitchell

David is the President of the Paterson Center. Prior to taking the lead at Paterson, David was the General Manager of a utility company. He has also worked with a Private Equity firm in New York, the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and taught at Eton College in England.