Episode 88: Better yourself so you can better others with Nathan Tate

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

At Loveworks, we believe that one of the ways that you can become one of the best versions of yourself is to focus on personal growth. We love curating things like books, music, organizations, blogs or resources that have encouraged your personal growth. 

Today, we are going to share about great stocking stuffers!



Nathan Tate: Associate Pastor at Summit Church

Nathan Tate is the associate pastor at Summit Church in Oklahoma.  He serves in the areas of local and global missions.  He has been in ministry for over 35 years serving as a student pastor, worship pastor, associate pastor and lead pastor.  His passion in ministry is caring for people and serving those who live in the margins of life.  His job allows him to partner with local and global missions partners to assist them in accomplishing their goals in their communities. Summit Church currently works with several local ministries and agencies in OKC, Norman & Newcastle.He has been married to his wife, Sharla, for almost 32 years, and he has two children, Lauren & Nicholas, and one granddaughter, Declynn.  His passion for serving people in need caused he and his wife to start a foundation called Bay Island Impact.  This foundation partners with missionaries in the Bay Islands of Honduras by raising funds for their ministries, sponsoring mission teams to take short-term mission trips, funding and building homes for families and other construction projects as needed, etc.

Nathan’S ADVICE –

Be true to yourself. Don’t be so concerned about what people think about about you so much so that you are not who you need to be. Many of the people who are around you right now will not be there in the future. Don’t let others change what you believe, what you do; just keep being who you are. The reality is you have to live with who you become so believe in yourself and be who you were created to be.

Bay Island Impact exists to partner with missionaries in the Bay Islands of Honduras, Central America, who are committed to Biblical justice – spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ while also meeting the physical needs of people living in poverty.  We seek to do this by raising funds, leading missions teams, and organizing projects. Their purpose is to offer a chance at a better life to people who dream about the life that we already have.  For more information visit https://bayislandimpact.com/

Key Takeaways

  • The reality is you have to live with who you become so be true to yourself
  • Dream big, don’t sit on your dreams, but work hard.
  • Surround yourself with people who are better than you
  • Be coachable
  • Don’t be afraid to get better by letting people into your life

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