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Overcoming the Overwhelm

Strength to Strength welcomed Austin Lapp to discuss practical steps for how knowledge workers can better manage their digital world.

Digital tools and toys continue to permeate every corner of our world introducing new issues that require new, creative solutions. Knowledge workers, which include educators, students, pastors, authors, analysts, consultants, administrators, and others, depend on uninterrupted, focused time during which their minds can operate at optimal capacity.

Unfortunately, the digital world wasn’t designed with knowledge workers in mind. As a so-called knowledge worker, you have likely experienced an overwhelming barrage of emails, instant messages, interruptions, and notifications keeping you from maintaining your commitments and from dedicating sufficient focused time on your most important projects.

In this talk, we will better understand the nature of the problem and be introduced to systems and tools you can use right now to overcome the overwhelm, freeing you from the tyranny of the urgent to be fully present with your family, walk with integrity towards your commitments, and produce high quality work.

An interactive question-and-answer period follows.

Download: Slides and Resources

YouTube: The Social Dilemma

Recommended book: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Recommended book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Austin Lapp is a disciple of Jesus learning how to follow Him in the city of Boston where he lives with his wife of five years, Su, and their two children, Emerson and Elise. His family delights in nature, loves urban living, and cannot imagine their lives without Christian community. They long to see communities of faithful disciples of Jesus grounded in the Word, filled with the Holy Spirit, and living out the new humanity as whole, healthy individuals.


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tabernacle assembly at Kingdom Fellowship Weekend

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend is an annual gathering in south-​central Pennsylvania. It serves as a forum for Biblical edification focusing on spiritual renewal, fervent prayer, and absolute surrender to our King, Jesus.

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2022 was hosted at Roxbury Holiness Camp on August 26-28, 2022.

Recordings are available on the Kingdom Fellowship Weekend website.