Author: Grant Vissers

YCLP 016: Drake de long-Farmer

Drake currently serves as the Executive Pastor at and the Founder of As well as a speaker, writer and leadership coach/consultant. Drake is passionate about seeing people thrive and come alive. To BELONG, wrestle with what they BELIEVE and BECOME people FULL OF LOVE, FUELLED BY FAITH, and ADDICTED TO HOPE. Drake is also a life learner and loves being challenged to think deeper and grow further. One of his favorite things to do is spend a good amount of time in a good café or coffee shop with a good book or engaging conversation. To be able to share in someone else’s journey and experience is always a pleasure and an honor. Welcome to...

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YCLP 015: 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 Leadership in a Culture of Affluence, Gen X, Y Faith? Getting Real with God, co-editor of Three Ways of Grace – a collection of essays on...

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YCLP 014: Justin Herman on Finding Health in Work and Marriage

Justin Herman serves as Junior High Pastor at Mariners Church in California. Justin once got a job because he decided to go surfing with some students rather than have breakfast with a lead pastor. True story. Justin is passionate about finding health inside a team ministry setting. His wisdom comes from real life-lessons and he’s got a lot to share!   In this episode, we talk about ministry and family as well as leading healthy teams. Welcome to episode 14 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!   Show Notes Guest Links Follow Justin on Twitter, and Instagram....

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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.   In this episode, we talk about leading a healthy team of creatives who love Jesus and love the Church. Welcome to episode 13 of the Young Church Leaders Podcast with Grant Vissers!   Show Notes Guest Links Follow Ben on Twitter, and Instagram. Find Ben on Facebook Liquid Church Ben’s Website Ben’s Email – Takeaways from the Episode 1. ENCOURAGE A SIDE...

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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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