Author: Grant Vissers

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 passion. Welcome to episode 12 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!   Show Notes Guest...

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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 12,000 people weekly. In this week’s episode of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers I sit down and...

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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 episode, we talk about leading in a large church as an associate pastor, carving out time and prioritizing...

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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 rhythms and practices that cultivate health, talking with God, what it’s like to pastor one of the fastest...

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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!   Show Notes Guest Links Follow Matthew on Twitter, and Instagram. Find Matthew on Facebook Westminster Presbyterian Church – Matthew’s Personal...

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