Feb. 19, 2021

49. Derrick Engoy: Humanity in Ministry, Vulnerability Over Performance

49. Derrick Engoy: Humanity in Ministry, Vulnerability Over Performance

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"I began to realize that.  God created me as well as everyone else uniquely. And I think it was a mentor of mine who once said, the world needs you to be you, the world needs Derrick, not a carbon copy of someone else."

Show Notes

[00:00:00] Welcome + Introduce Derrick

[00:01:54] What's your relationship like to church? How did you grow up? What was religion like

[00:01:58] Catholicism + Adoption of it by family orientation, I guess it was one of those relationships with the church that I would go to every Sunday.

[00:04:13] Understanding Faith growing up and in college

 [00:07:25] Introspection and Deep Awareness of Who You Are – unpacking Derrick'sunconventional’ layers

[00:08:10] Leadership: Understanding who you are NOT

[00:09:25] Ministry with the homeless community--going with them to their mental health appointments, etc.

[00:10:26] Boundaries: Learning to say, “No” - Both physical, mental and all of the above emotional, I had to learn to say no.

[00:12:05] Mental Health in the Scriptures: Prophet, Elijah and depression

[00:12:32]Derrick and Helen Vulnerably unpack depression and suicide

[00:13:33] “Consumer- driven Christianity”

[00:19:36] “To show others that I was busy, that I was doing something in life, but inside I was broken”

[00:22:00] Derrick Discusses Navigating Spaces as an Asian American Pastor in evangelical ministry

[00:24:56] Getting Over Barriers of Judgement  

[00:26:39] Derrick On: Allowing His Kids to explore different avenues of creativity

 [00:28:53] “God created me as well as everyone else uniquely. And I think it was a mentor of mine who once said, the world needs you to be you, the world needs Derrick, not a carbon copy of someone else.”

[00:30:16] “And from a spiritual perspective, I believe that we all have a specific purpose and to not live it out would be really shortchanging, not just God, but shortchanging yourself. And that's something that has really resonated within me. And I try to instill into my book or even, back when I was teaching in the public school, teaching my students.”