Arena of Man Podcast Episode 6: You Were Made to Change the World with Project 615 Co-Founder and CEO Derek Evans.

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You were made to change the world! Do you believe that? I believe that about you. God has uniquely gifted you with talents, abilities, passions, and even experiences that you’re intended to use to have an impact for good in this world. In episode 6 of the podcast, I interview Derek Evans. Derek is the co-founder and CEO of Project 615 ( He is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book titled, Made to Change the World: How Ordinary People are Called to Do Extraordinary Work.

Over the course of our interview, Derek and I discuss how each of us has a calling on our lives. He shares the story behind Project 615 and their mission and how he hopes this story inspires many to embrace and pursue their calling and “change the world.”


We also spend some time talking about Derek’s hunger for adventure and how traveling solo has provided the space to think clearly and deeply and how God has used those times to speak to him in powerful ways. I think you’re going to enjoy this episode, and as always, I hope it encourages and equips you to be your best as a man in every arena of life.

Show Notes:

0:00 - Introduction
4:00 - The story of Project 615.
7:30 - The beginning of Derek’s journey toward changing the world.
10:30 - A mission trip to Skid Row…
12:30 - The calling for Project 615.
17:15 - Campaigns to make a difference.
19:30 - Derek’s upcoming book.
24:45 - The story behind Project 615’s most famous shirt.
29:30 - How can a seemingly “meaningless” job find world-changing meaning?
31:30 - Derek’s sense of adventure and the value of getting alone.
38:45 - How you can connect with Derek.
40:30 - Closing thoughts.


  1. What is your calling? Do you see your work as a calling, or do you find yourself “going through the motions” of life?

  2. If you’re unsure, here are some things to consider:

    1. What are you passionate about?

    2. When free to think, where does your mind go?

    3. What do you enjoy doing most?

  3. Remember, if you feel as though your work carries little potential to change the world, consider ways that you can positively impact the people you encounter. Change the world one life at a time. (i.e. the waiter at a restaurant creating the best dining experience possible for those he serves.)

  4. If you’re not sure how to pursue your calling, look for someone who is currently doing what you’d one day like to do and ask them to mentor you. Often, if you share the same passion as they do, they’re more than happy to help you.