About Shelley Ozment

Shelley Ozment is the founder/owner of Vanguard Creative, an online learning hub for kingdom-minded leaders.

Vanguard Voices – Interview with Brian Wentroble

2022-05-16T21:18:53+00:00

Vanguard Voices INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN WENTROBLE   In this episode of Vanguard Voices, I'm joined by Brian Wentroble. Brian is the owner of Create Great Stories, a membership website for beginning and intermediate fiction writers. Through Create Great Stories, Brian offers members a safe place where writers can share their works and receive valuable feedback. In this episode, Brian and I discuss: The power of fiction as a tool to impact culture The dangers young writers encounter on anime and fan fiction sites The need for greater Christian representation in secular fiction Practical advice for writers, including keys [...]

Vanguard Voices – Interview with Brian Wentroble2022-05-16T21:18:53+00:00

Vanguard Voices – Interview with Michelle Garcia

2022-04-25T00:42:24+00:00

Vanguard Voices INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE GARCIA In this episode of Vanguard Voices, I'm joined by Michelle Garcia. Michelle is the owner of Rockaware, an education company that offers practical resources to help families create everyday teachable moments that help build a rock-solid Christian foundation in their children. In this interview, Michelle and I cover such topics as: Her vision for Rockaware and the unique approach her company is taking to partner with families Strategies for empowering children to stand firm in the face of the swirling winds of culture The necessity of breaking destructive cycles in families Recognizing where fear [...]

Vanguard Voices – Interview with Michelle Garcia2022-04-25T00:42:24+00:00

Vanguard Voices – Interview with Penny Cruz

2022-03-16T22:14:15+00:00

Vanguard Voices Interview with Penny Cruz In this episode of Vanguard Voices, I'm joined by Penny Cruz, senior pastor of Journey Church in McAllen, TX. In addition to leading her church, Penny has developed a training program that has opened doors for her to speak to thousands of students, teachers, and administrators throughout the Rio Grande Valley. What began with a pro-abstinence education class in one middle school has grown into a program covering multiple topics that has been embraced by schools all across the Rio Grande Valley. In this interview, Penny covers topics such as: How the door [...]

Vanguard Voices – Interview with Penny Cruz2022-03-16T22:14:15+00:00

Vanguard Voices Interview with Jamie Boersma

2022-02-23T22:21:03+00:00

Introducing my new interview series, Vanguard Voices! In this series, I'll be sharing interviews with kingdom-minded people who are making a real-world impact in the world around them. In this session of Vanguard Voices, I'm joined by Jamie Boersma. Jamie is currently running for the position of Treasurer in Smith County, TX. In the interview, she shares a bit of her story about how she decided to take the leap and run for office! In the episode, we also discuss: Silencing the voices that make you feel disqualified to impact the Government Mountain Dealing with persecution with a Christlike [...]

Vanguard Voices Interview with Jamie Boersma2022-02-23T22:21:03+00:00

The Victim Addiction

2021-04-01T16:05:44+00:00

The Victim Addiction We have a serious addiction problem in America. It has infiltrated every part of society, corrupting the brightest minds and stealing their futures. This addiction has reached such epic proportions that the fate of our nation literally hangs in the balance. What is this addiction? It’s an addiction to being a victim. Whether it’s transgenderism, critical race theory, or some other buzzworthy cultural designation, being a victim is where it’s at. If you want to be noticed, choose your favorite label, and you'll jump up the charts in status! The pull of victimhood is so intoxicating, and its [...]

The Victim Addiction2021-04-01T16:05:44+00:00

Don’t Misread The Moment

2021-03-04T02:23:10+00:00

Don't Misread The Moment In the fog of war, it’s easy to become caught in a spiral of confusion, misdirection, and other distractions that keep you from the real battle that’s in front of you. I believe this is what’s happening to the church right now. I’ve watched over the last several months since the election as the church has been caught up in a season of loss, finger-pointing, demands for apologies, and prolonged introspection. Friends, this is exactly what the enemy wants us to do. The enemy would love for us to eat each other, while ungodly leaders inspired [...]

Don’t Misread The Moment2021-03-04T02:23:10+00:00

Are You A Vanguard?

2020-06-03T18:28:01+00:00

The word vanguard has a very interesting history with amazing applications for those leaders who are serious about being cultural change-agents. Vanguard comes from the word avant-garde, a 15th century French military term. During this time in history, battle formations were commonly divided into three guards – the van, the middle and the rear. The Van was the advance guard, the front of a forward-moving fighting force. These were strong warriors with bodies scarred by multiple battles and mindsets hardened to the task in front of them. They were unwavering. Their purpose was two-fold: – Find and destroy the enemy – [...]

Are You A Vanguard?2020-06-03T18:28:01+00:00

The Kingdom Coaching Difference

2020-05-30T19:47:40+00:00

Kingdom-focused coaching is a strategic tool that can be used to help people fulfill their kingdom assignments. God has given us many different tools and ideas over the last few years to equip us for cultural impact – things like making decrees, influencing the seven cultural mountains, apostolic hubs, and kingdom wealth transfer. While there has been a lot of teaching, I think many people are still lost as to how these ideas work in their every day lives. They hear prophetic words, but they aren’t sure how those words apply to the work they do. That’s where kingdom-focused coaching [...]

The Kingdom Coaching Difference2020-05-30T19:47:40+00:00

Understanding the Seven Mountains of Cultural Influence – Part Two

2020-05-30T19:33:52+00:00

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:18 In part one of Understanding the Seven Mountains of Cultural Influence, we looked at the origin and importance of the Seven Mountains framework for helping us create strategies for building the Kingdom. In this article, we will take a brief look at each of the Seven Mountains, reflecting on current concerns, as well as ways [...]

Understanding the Seven Mountains of Cultural Influence – Part Two2020-05-30T19:33:52+00:00

Understanding the Seven Mountains of Cultural Influence – Part One

2020-05-30T19:32:06+00:00

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:18 – 19 When Jesus spoke these words, he was leaving an assignment that would be passed on to each successive generation. It was a calling to impact and transform entire nations to reflect the values and culture of His Kingdom. Over the last several decades, God has been revealing tools to help us with this [...]

Understanding the Seven Mountains of Cultural Influence – Part One2020-05-30T19:32:06+00:00

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