Gidon Ariel and Jeff Hutcheon - November 14, 2023
Faith-Based Life Coaching Discussion
Gidon and Hutch had a discussion about their personal experiences and Hutch’s ministry, which is a faith-based life coaching and discipleship for executives, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. Hutch has been doing this for nearly 20 years, and some of his clients have been with him for the entire duration. He emphasized the importance of accountability in personal growth and faith journey, likening it to a cowboy spurring a horse. He also clarified that his ministry is not about business but about life, and he loves doing it despite not officially considering it as his job.
Mentorship Program Structure Discussed
Gidon and Hutch discussed the organizational structure of Hutch’s mentorship program. Hutch divides his mentees into groups of 7-8, meeting with each group once a month for a full morning. He also meets with each mentee individually throughout the month. Hutch also revealed that he officiates college football games on weekends, which is a hobby for him.
Margins, Interactive Teaching, and Current Affairs
Hutch emphasized the importance of creating margins in life to have time to care for others. He also discussed the importance of interactive teaching from the Bible, and how they use this method in their 4-hour meetings with groups. They also discuss current affairs and how they use this information to keep Christians informed and educated.
One-on-One Meetings and Historical Discussions
Gidon and Hutch discussed the possibility of one-on-one meetings for team members who had time. Gidon noted that he was willing to meet with team members either as a group or individually. He also shared his personal experiences, including a recent trip to the United States and a church project he ran. Hutch and Gidon also briefly touched upon a historical topic, with Gidon sharing about Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and its significance in history.
LightUpTheChurch.org: Building Bridges Between Jews and Christians
Gidon discussed the initiative he started called LightUpTheChurch.org, which encourages churches to leave their lights on for one night as a symbol of solidarity with Israel. The event has been increasing in participation, with over 150 churches and businesses taking part this year. Gidon also shared his passion for building bridges between Jews and Christians and how he sees this initiative as a part of that. He mentioned a TV interview he had with Chris Mitchell of CBN regarding the event. Hutch asked Gidon about his motivations for wanting to be a bridge between Jews and Christians, which Gidon attributed to feeling a calling from the Lord.
Torah, Judaism, Love: Gidon’s Journey
Gidon shared his personal journey and passion for studying the Torah and promoting Christian-Jewish understanding. He emphasized the significance of Judaism in his life and society and noted a growing interest among Christians in learning more about Judaism. Gidon and Hutch had a conversation about the concept of love, particularly within the Christian context. They also touched on the idea of love languages and expressed concerns about using them to change people.
Remnant and Relationship Discussion
Hutch shared his personal journey about transitioning from a traditional men’s ministry to a more focused approach, referring to these men as the remnant, based on a biblical term. Hutch and Gidon had a discussion about interpersonal relationships and the Lord’s communication.
Biblical Attunement: Ready to Receive God’s Voice
Hutch and Gidon discussed the biblical passage from First Kings, Chapter 19. They compared the experience to tuning in to a radio station, highlighting that God’s voice is there, but it’s about being attuned and ready to receive it. Gidon agreed with Hutch’s perspective, reinforcing the need for believers to remain open and attentive to God’s word.
Jewish Covenant and Personal Journeys
Gidon emphasized the significance of the Jewish covenant and his personal journey of moving to Israel. Gidon and Hutch discussed the evolution of their community and nation, with Gidon expressing his feelings about the changes he has observed. The conversation shifted to focus on Gidon’s personal faith journey and his belief that his role in the covenant is not conditional. Gidon also talked about the significance of choices in spirituality and how work can be a form of worship.