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A monthly update from Chuck to Lead With Your Life Partners

May 2024 - Take a look! May 2024 - We are grateful for you! April 2024 - A few more days... April 2024 - A Doubling Opportunity! March 2024 - Compounding interest! February 2024 - Mic drop! January 2024 - Here’s WHY… January 2024 - Expect Sunrises in 2024! December 2023 - In This TOGETHER! December 2023 - You are a difference-maker! November 2023 - With Deep Gratitude October 2023 - We are a team! September 2023 - Preparing Ahead July 2023 - Take a look! May 2023 - What a season! May 2023 - In this together! April 2023 - Matching Gift 2023 March 2023 - Equipping Leaders to Stand Strong January 2023 - Overwhelmed by Generosity

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Congrats to our 2023-2024 Rock Solid grads!

Dear Partner — While the 2023-2024 Rock Solid season is in the books, the impact carries on…for decades! 

Catch a conversation with some of the grads and this is what you’ll hear:

  • My Rock Solid journey was:
    • transformational 
    • raw
    • refining
    • centering
    • challenging
    • enlightening
    • necessary
    • inspiring
    • convicting
  • In the middle of the most challenging season of my life, my Rock Solid experience provided an anchor for my life and a pathway for my leadership.

YOUR PARTNERSHIP sets in motion this kind of life-change.

Thank you.

We are in this together,

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner — ​I reached out at the start of April for your help, and you came through—big time! We not only reached our once-a-year Matching Gift Opportunity of $50,000, we exceeded it!

Thank you, thank you…for responding to God’s prompting in providing the resources needed to expand the mission of Lead With Your Life. 

With your partnership, LWYL moves forward with the strong reminder that God has His hand of anointing upon us. He is writing a remarkable story of life and leadership transformation.

More than ever, our world needs the kind of leader we seek to equip and empower for His purposes—leaders who go the distance as they lead from the inside out.

Fighting for the hearts and souls of Kingdom leaders—together,

Chuck Olson Signature

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Dear Partner — ​I want you to know how grateful I am to each one of you who have joined Pattie and me this month for our annual Lead With Your Life Matching Gift Opportunity of $50,000. 

If you haven’t had the chance to jump in, there’s still time to do so right up until April 30. And your gift will be matched!

Your gift is a strategic investment—an investment in equipping and empowering Kingdom leaders to go the distance as they lead from the inside out.

THANK YOU for your faithful and encouraging partnership! 

Chuck Olson Signature

Here are two photos of leaders who just wrapped up their nine-month, soul-shaping Rock Solid journey. Our faithful Father is smiling!

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Dear Partner — ​I trust you had a very meaningful Easter, embracing and celebrating the life-changing truth that Jesus Christ conquered sin and death, giving us life abundant and life eternal. Our hope is secure—today and for eternity!

As we move into April, we want to let you know about Lead With Your Life’s annual Matching Gift Opportunity. Through the generous lead gift of $50,000, each donation given in April will be matched up to that amount. An opportunity to double your investment! 

Please join Pattie and me in maximizing this once-a-year opportunity!

As a donor-funded ministry, your financial partnership is essential in providing the resources to fulfill our calling to empower and equip Kingdom leaders who go the distance. (You may be interested in ways you can partner with us.)

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As you know, our world is in great need for character-based leaders who not only understand but PRACTICE servant-hearted leadership. Leaders who lead out of the overflow of God’s deep activity in their lives.

Every day we see evidence of God’s transforming work in the lives of leaders. 

THANK YOU for your partnership! I am so deeply grateful!

Chuck Olson Signature

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Dear Partner — Pictured above are two of the current eight Rock Solid cohorts happening this season. One of the many topics that we dive into over the nine-month journey is that our daily practices determine the leader we become. 

It’s the small things we do daily that bring the power of compounding interest, empowering and equipping us to be prepared for the uncertainties, challenges, and temptations we all face. 

That’s why we do what we do at Lead With Your Life. We get a front row seat to build into the lives of these leaders who turn around and influence countless others. The ripple out effect is inestimable.

THANK YOU for being an essential part of this mission. Your supportive partnership is making a significant impact—a difference today and one that will only be fully tallied in eternity.

In closing, be on the lookout for an email at the end of the month announcing our annual Matching Gift Opportunity. Each gift given in April will matched up to $50,000. Please consider joining Pattie and me in this once-a-year opportunity to maximize our investment in raising up Kingdom leaders who will go the distance!

With a heart full of gratitude, 

Chuck Olson Signature

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Dear Partner In our Rock Solid cohorts, we experience “iron sharpening iron”—one leader speaking truth into the life of another. It’s powerful to see it in action. Case in point…

The other day, in our Rock Solid text thread, one leader posted this:

Every day matters. How much time to are we putting into building our personal wealth? How much time are we putting into building the kingdom? I guess that is a question we will have to answer someday. I don’t want to have the wrong answer.

Mic drop…

These are some of the questions that we grapple with on the Rock Solid nine-month journey. BIG questions. Yea, we catch up on sports and hobbies when we meet up. But not for long. These leaders show up with rolled-up sleeves, ready to engage deeply in what it means to be a Kingdom leader who loves Christ without reservation and seeks to follow Him without compromise, day in and day out.

Leadership is demanding. And it’s our burden (an unrelenting one) to help leaders confront these demands. From a better place. From a deeper place. From the inside out.

Please hear my heart: THANK YOU for enabling and empowering this mission through your prayers and with your support. We are in this together!

With great appreciation,

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner 

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The other day, one of the 80+ leaders currently taking the Rock Solid journey sent me this snap. Gotta love it! Of the many things this photo says, one for sure is that this Kingdom leader had carved out an intentional time and place to seek God about his life and his leadership.

What could be better?

That’s what the mission of Lead With Your Life is all about. Too often we see leaders, Christian leaders, misuse their platforms of influence.

In our ministry, we have an unrelenting burden to help leaders avoid the pitfalls and temptations of leadership by guiding them to live fully and deeply from the inside out.

Why? Because everyone’s life gets better when a leader’s life gets stronger.

Mark it down: YOUR partnership—in prayer and in support—makes this happen. Thank you for standing with us!

As we start a new year, we are asking God to raise up a dozen new partners who would join us as monthly investors in the mission of changing the narrative of leadership. If this ministry has impacted you and as God prompts your heart, we’d love to have you jump in.

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner — 

For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
–Isaiah 43:19 NLT

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A few weeks ago, as I headed out for a time of solitude, I was met by this extraordinary sunrise. This exquisite painting by our ever-creative Father, served as a reminder that as we head into 2024, He has something new in store. 

I needed that reminder. You too?

While there may be prayers yet to be answered, while there may be petitions on hold, our God still makes pathways in the wilderness. And He still creates rivers in the wasteland.

As He continues to script your story, be on the lookout for sunrises…the kind painted by a Father who loves you in ways you cannot even begin to comprehend.

In closing, as we start a new year, my heart is full. My tank is topped off! Your generosity at the end of 2023 is allowing us to enter the new year with the financial fuel to advance the work of Lead With Your Life. 

Remember, leadership that lasts a lifetime emerges out of the overflow of a leader’s character. That is our mission.

And make no mistake about it: Your partnership is making this happen.

Thank you!

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner — I want to shout out “THANK YOU” for the outpouring of love and support we have received in response to my year-end letter asking for your help as the work of Lead With Your Life continues to grow. As I write, we are expecting to embrace the open doors of opportunity in 2024, backed by financial resources to do so.

In a world filled with unknowns and uncertainties, raising up a generation of godly, courageous, stand-in-the-gap leaders is a call that cannot be ignored. And we consider it a high calling to be stepping into this gap.

If you haven’t had the opportunity yet to join us with a year-end gift, please do jump in. Your investment will give leaders renewed hope and encouragement to stay the course as we change the narrative of Christian leadership!

May your new year overflow with God’s goodness and favor! 

For His purposes…together,

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner Some of you may not have yet received our year-end letter in the mail, so we wanted to share it with you if that is the case.

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I am so grateful and humbled by your partnership, both your prayer support and the financial backing you provide for the work God is doing in and through the mission of Lead With Your Life.

While a single letter cannot begin to capture all that is being experienced by leaders, I’d like to share a poignant inside-look from the prayer of one of the leaders at the start of our 2023-2024 Rock Solid journey:

Father, I pray that in these upcoming nine months you transform me completely. I want to have a firm foundation on the inside. Set my mind on Your desires for me. Let me think not of myself in every situation but of You and others. Strike into me the vigor and splendor and beauty to live boldly. Cause me to be obedient. Ultimately, Lord, I wish to live to the full potential that You are calling me into.

The spirit of this prayer was repeated over and over again by each Rock Solid leader during our initial gatherings. These leaders will in turn influence the lives of countless others. The ripple impact simply cannot be tallied.

I am certain that the end of a calendar year is a very significant time for many of you as you seek God’s guidance for to how best to steward your resources. As you may know, Lead With Your Life is a donor-funded ministry, with a major portion of our annual income received in December. Will you please pray about making a gift to Lead With Your Life, especially if you or a leader you know has been impacted through this ministry? Included below are a number of ways that you can partner with us.

Making a difference…together!

Chuck Olson Signature

How to Partner With Us

Dear Partner — It’s true. Everyone’s life gets better when a leader’s life gets stronger.

In short, that’s what Lead With Your Life is all about.

We give special focus to the growth of a leader’s heart and soul so they can more fully deliver Holy Spirit-inspired leadership wherever God has positioned them—in their marriages, in their families, in their churches, in their workplaces, in their communities. What we like to call, their circles of influence.

In that pursuit, the main way we do this is through a journey we call Rock Solid—a one-of-a-kind, nine-month leadership experience where leaders are more fully equipped and prepared to lead from the inside out.

The other night, I had the privilege to host a virtual conversation with several of the coaches for this season of Rock Solid. What an absolute privilege to serve alongside these leaders!

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You need to know in no uncertain terms that YOUR support is allowing for this to happen! This ministry, this mission, this work, is fueled by your prayers and through your faithful giving. 

THANK YOU!

Fighting for the hearts and souls of Kingdom leaders…together,

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner — Life is full of uncertainties. Unknowns.

While some of you experienced damage from the recent tropical storm in SoCal that delivered some heavy blows, including flooding and power outages, we were all warned to get prepared. In our neighborhood, the day before the storm hit, we even had helicopters flying overhead, verbally warning us to be prepared.

In a similar manner, Lead With Your Life is preparing Kingdom leaders for the storms of life and leadership—challenges that while unpredictable in timing are inevitable in reality.

As you know, the primary way we are doing this is through our Rock Solid ministry—a nine-month boot camp where leaders are equipped and discipled to be rock solid on the inside and courageous for the Kingdom on the outside.

This month, we will launch nine cohorts for our 2023-2024 Rock Solid season, which means there will be 90-100 leaders participating. And we know that as in the past,  there will be multiple evidences to God’s stunning work of life-transformation that will occur in the lives of these leaders. I cannot wait!

THANK YOU for believing in the strategic work we are doing and for joining us to make this happen through your faithful prayers and financial support. 

Fighting for the hearts and souls of Kingdom leaders…together,

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner God is using YOU to make a BIG difference in the lives of Kingdom leaders. Want to know how? Take a look at a few of the comments I have received by our recent Rock Solid grads…

  • Deep, honest, liberating, fulfilling, awesome
  • Transformational and challenging 
  • Authentic, biblical, practical 
  • Affirming, transformative, deeply spiritual, rewarding
  • Encouraging, uplifting, inspiring
  • Community with other Christian leaders
  • Expanding my leadership at home, work, and church
  • Examining more closely how I use my influence on a daily basis
  • Life-changing experience in deepening my walk with the Lord

I want to THANK YOU for your support. Together we are seeing God do an extraordinary work in the lives of leaders—leaders who then turn around and impact countless others!

Fighting for the hearts and souls of Kingdom leaders…together,

Chuck Olson Signature

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Congrats to our 2022-2023 Rock Solid grads!

Dear Partner This time of year is always a time to celebrate at Lead With Your Life! High-fives. Fist-bumps. Football-spikes. You get the picture!

92 Kingdom leaders have just completed their nine-month Rock Solid leadership journey. These leaders have been equipped, challenged, rooted, and discipled. They can be counted on to lead from the inside out…for the long haul.

Here’s what one grad shared with me the other day:

You have paved the way for leaders like me. This is just the start of a long road I intend to finish strong. Rock Solid has changed me! 

As we celebrate and give praise to God, we do so in a spirit of thankfulness for your faithful prayers and financial support. You are a vital part of the mission to equip leaders to lead with their lives.

Together we are fighting for the hearts and souls of Kingdom leaders,

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner I reached out at the start of April for your help, and you came through–big time! We not only reached our once-a-year Matching Gift Opportunity of $65,000, but we exceeded it!

Thank you, thank you…for responding to God’s prompting in providing the resources needed to expand the mission of Lead With Your Life. 

With your partnership, LWYL moves forward with the strong reminder that God has His hand of anointing upon us. He is writing a remarkable story!

More than ever, our world needs the kind of leader we seek to equip and empower for His purposes.

Fighting for the hearts and souls of Kingdom leaders—together,

Chuck Olson Signature

Dear Partner — I’ve got great news to share with you today…

Generous friends have offered a $65,000 annual Matching Gift Opportunity that will double whatever amount you give–starting today and throughout the month of April–to support the work of equipping leaders through the ministries of Lead With Your Life.

That means your gift will be worth TWICE as much as we invest in developing the kind of leaders that people WANT to follow.

Recently, LWYL added what we call Rock Solid NEXT— a four week intensive module designed to add to a Rock Solid grad’s toolkit. Here’s a snap of our first gathering:

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Your partnership makes this all possible, and so much more. 

Your matched contribution will continue the momentum of developing Kingdom leaders who turn around and impact the lives of countless others.

You can’t find a better ROI!

For His purposes,

Chuck Olson Signature

Chuck Olson
Founder | Lead With Your Life

Dear Partner, 

I’ve got a question: Does our world need leaders who lead not from a place of power or intimidation, but with character? Who lead from the inside out?

I know you would agree. The answer is a resounding YES!

A Rock Solid coach said it well:

We desperately need strong-minded, soft-hearted, joy-filled, and Spirit-led leaders who will give themselves sacrificially to their families, communities, churches, neighbors, and especially to their God. There are so many distractions and temptations that will either derail or destroy the soul of a leader. Rock Solid is an essential tool for building a God-shaped structure in and on every level of society.

That’s why we do what we do: Equipping Kingdom leaders to lead with their lives–from the inside out…with courage and integrity.

And that’s why I thank the Lord for your significant partnership. Your prayers and your support make this mission a reality!

Fighting for the hearts and souls of the next generation of Kingdom leaders…together,

Chuck Olson Signature

Chuck Olson
Founder | Lead With Your Life

PS: We are excited to share with you that during April, Lead With Your Life will hold our annual Matching Gift Opportunity. Each donation given during that month will be doubled up to $65,000. Be looking for more information the last week of March.

Dear Partner, 

I would like to share a couple thoughts that I am holding in my heart…

The first is to say THANK YOU! Thank you for your generous financial partnership in 2022, allowing us to close our fiscal year with the resources to step confidently into the new year. We enter 2023 with Holy Spirit-authored expectancy of what He will do in and through the ministry of Lead With Your Life!

The second thing on my heart is the reality that we each are given the opportunity for a FRESH START. A new year means new beginnings. 

What new beginnings are you asking God for in 2023? A fresh start in replacing worrying with trusting? A new beginning in starting each day in God’s presence? A fresh start in deliberate care of your soul? A fresh start in a broken relationship? A fresh start in paying more attention to practicing healthy habits?

Whatever your fresh start looks like, our Father promises to be your strength. Count on it! You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, His generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus (Philippians 4:10, The Message).

May you be overwhelmed with God’s generosity in 2023!

Chuck Olson Signature

Chuck Olson
Founder | Lead With Your Life

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