Trey is a Husband, Father, Pastor, and YouTuber. He lives each day to inspire and inform people that Jesus is better! He’s got a heart for reaching people where they are at, which is why he loves church planting and Youtube.
In this episode, we talk about how church planting and YouTube both affect the heart and why you need to be sure of who you are before you do either.
Welcome to episode 32 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!
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Takeaways from the Episode
1. How Can I Serve the Church?
From a young age, Trey was asking God this question: “What is my spiritual gift and how can I serve the Church?” So often people are waiting to be promoted to a higher position by simply doing the right things while overlooking the mission of the Church. God is not concerned with your job title; rather, God is concerned with the heart behind the one who is serving. So, whether you are the lead pastor or chief chair stacker, the real question to ask yourself is this – How can I serve the Church?
2. Accountability, Authenticity, and Transparency.
Surround yourself with people who can laugh at your issues so you can grow from them. Having the ability to process decisions with others such as a close friend or a spouse will assist in eliminating idol worshipping. Authenticity and transparency are both important traits to have, especially in ministry, but knowing when to be transparent is of utmost importance. Trey mentions this: “We need to be authentic with everybody, but we only need a few people where we’re just completely transparent.” Authenticity is something that should never waver, and it is perfectly okay to just be transparent with a few people who provide a safe space.
3. Battling Your Ego and Guarding Your Heart
Whether you have a YouTube channel or are leading a church, there are going to be ego pieces to battle. Relying on statistics or looking at numbers is bound to cause a stir; instead, humble yourself, pray, and wait patiently for God to show up. Tim Keller talks about the idea that when work is your idol, success with go to your head and failure will go to your heart. Jesus is so much better than any number of followers and any humiliation is worth it when that one person is encouraged or hears about Jesus. If you say to yourself, “I’m going to be faithful with few,” you will eventually take on something else but only in God’s timing.
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