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Ross Lockhart on Training Up Missional Leaders with Passionate Hearts

Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall. Ross serves as the Presbyterian Director of Denominational Formation at VST as well as an Adjunct Professor of Homiletics at St. Mark’s College, UBC. Ross has a particular passion for shaping missionary disciples and “scholarly evangelists” for leadership in Christ’s Church for the sake of mending God’s creation. Ross is the author of Lessons from Laodicea: Missional...

Duration: 00:54:19

YCLP 014: Justin Herman on Creating and Leading a Healthy Team

Justin Herman serves as Junior High Pastor at Mariners Church in California. On today's episode of the podcast, we talk about how self-awareness is crucial to cultivating and leading healthy teams. Welcome to episode 14 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers.

Duration: 01:03:39

YCLP 013: Ben Stapley on Leading Creatives

As the Creative Arts Pastor, Ben is responsible for the weekend service, worship experience, video creation, and church online. Ben has a passion for creating and capturing memorable moments designed to bring people closer to Christ. We sit down with Ben to discuss how to lead creatives well and encourage health as they lead in the local church. Welcome to episode 13 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers.

Duration: 00:55:05

YCLP 012: Jeremy Macdonald on Learning and Leading with High Capacity Leaders

Jeremy serves at Connexus Church north of the Toronto, Canada as the Campus Pastor for their Orillia site. Jeremy is often described as an excited, positive, and organized person. He seeks adventure, whether it’s living out of a tent for a month and a half while travelling across the US and Canada, or renting an aeroplane in an elaborate plan to propose to Chantal. In this episode, we talk about learning and leading with high-capacity leaders, pursuing work and family with...

Duration: 00:50:54

YCLP 011: Clay Scroggins on How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

Clay has the privilege of being the lead pastor of North Point Community Church (NPCC) in Alpharetta, GA, but he didn’t start in that role. Beginning as a facilities intern (a.k.a. Vice-President of Nothing), he worked his way through many organizational levels and learned all too well the challenge of authority deprivation. As the original and largest campus of North Point Ministries, which was ranked by Outreach Magazine in 2014 as the largest church in America, NPCC averages over...

Duration: 00:47:02

YCLP 010: Joseph Kim on Family, Ministries of Healing and Living Your Calling

Joe is the husband to an incredibly talented artist and justice-seeker, Joann; dad to their fun-loving, music-playing son, Asher; and best friend to their dog, Leigh. Joe is loves being outdoors and travelling and enjoys all things music and sports. Joe serves as Associate Pastor at Bothell UMC in Seattle. He has travelled around the world as a speaker, workshop leader and facilitator, encouraging people of faith to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. In this...

Duration: 01:14:57

YCLP 009: Adam Weber on Planting Embrace Church, Cultivating Health, and Talking With God

Adam Weber lives in Sioux Falls, likes typewriters, drives a Rambler, cheers for the Cincinnati Bengals, is married and has 4 kids and 4 chickens. Adam pastors Embrace church which is a 10-year-old church that has grown to 6 campuses and 4,000+ people in weekly attendance, and is still growing. In 2013, 2014, & 2015, Embrace was listed as one of the fastest growing churches in America according to Outreach Magazine. Adam's new book is called Talking with God. In this episode we talk about...

Duration: 00:46:24

YCLP: 008 Matthew Ruttan on Burnout and Habits for Health

When asked, “What gets you up in the morning?” Matthew’s answer is simple, “A desire to help people live out their faith in practical ways today. Oh, and also my family. My three kids get up early and want breakfast!” Matthew is a husband, dad, and the pastor at Westminster Church in Barrie Ontario. In this episode we talk about burnout, cycling, and practices for health. Welcome to episode 8 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Duration: 00:56:29

YCLP 007: Frank Bealer on the Myth of Balance

Frank is the CEO of Phase Family Centers and Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange / The reThink Group. He is driven to develop leaders to reach their full potential. Frank is married to Jess and together they have four children. In this episode we talk about the myth of balance and what you can do to lead with integrity at work and at home. Welcome to episode 7 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Duration: 00:50:59

YCLP 006: Andrew Beal on Relationship, Leadership Junkies, and Leading Up

Andrew Beal serves as Pastor to students. He's in his sweet spot when he's guiding students in discovering their unique identity and purpose in living a Jesus-centered life. Andrew also serves as content manager for and helps the team hold onto the vision to help leaders grow by developing their hearts first. Andrew has a passion for writing and leading leaders. Welcome to episode 6 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Duration: 01:04:16

YCLP 005: Luke Powery on Preaching and the Heart

Luke Powery serves as Dean of Duke Chapel at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. I first met Luke at Princeton Seminary where he was my first preaching professor. I quickly grew to respect Luke for his passion for communicating from the heart and his desire to raise up preachers and communicators who loved Jesus and were committed to the powerful message of the Gospel. Luke talks openly about the connection between developing as a preacher and developing your heart as a...

Duration: 00:52:19

YCLP 004: Micaiah and Brian Tanck on Growing Together in Leadership

Micaiah and Brian and Tanck did something unusual in ministry. They graduated from seminary, got married, moved to a new State and began leading in a local church. Today they talk about navigating personal change, professional ministry, marriage, and leadership all while pursuing Jesus' heart. They're honest, real, vulnerable and encouraging. And you're going to love what they have to say! Welcome to episode 4 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Duration: 00:59:26

YCLP 003: Rich Birch on Being Unreasonable and Taking Risks

Rich Birch has been on staff at multiple churches in both Canada and the United States. He currently serves as Executive Director of Camp Mini-Yo-We north of Toronto, Canada. He also writes a blog, hosts a podcast and coaches church leaders around the world. Rich has a heart for leaders, and especially young leaders. Today he talks about his journey in ministry and gives his best advice to young church leaders. Welcome to episode 2 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Duration: 00:53:00

YCLP 002: Josh Pezold on Starting and Why Your Heart Matters

Why does your heart matter as a leader? If it matters so much, what can you do to develop your heart? These are some of questions that led Josh Pezold to start At we believe your leadership development starts with the heart. Here's an inside look on why we do what we do. Welcome to episode 2 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Duration: 00:48:06

YCLP 001: Carey Nieuwhof on Pursuing Passion

Have you ever wondered how Carey Nieuwhof is a husband, and father, leads a church, writes a blog, hosts two podcasts, speaks internationally AND stays healthy? I asked him! Welcome to episode 1 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!

Duration: 00:55:41

YCLP Intro: The Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers Introduction

Welcome to the very first preview episode of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers. In this short fifteen minute introduction Grant talks a little bit about why we decided to start a podcast in the first place, what to expect from the show, and we even give you a sneak peak at the guest list. We're excited to share this with you! Thanks for tuning in!

Duration: 00:16:32