Terry and Michael welcome back Mark Matlock to the show. Mark was the first ever guest on 37 the Podcast, on March 3, 2015. For many years, Mark served as president of Youth Specialties and he transitioned in 2016 to become president of Wisdom Works and work in an advisory role to many prominent Christian organizations in America, including the Barna Group. He serves on the board of the American Bible Society and is the author of numerous books, including Real World Parents, Ideas for Parents, and Raising Wise Children. Mark talks about what it takes to transition well and why it’s so difficult for Christian leaders.
Helen Lee is the marketing director at InterVarsity Press. She got her start in ministry leadership with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She has an MBA from Babson College in entrepreneurship. Helen has more than two decades of publishing experience in the Christian market, beginning as a reporter and then an editor at Christianity Today. She is the author of The Missional Mom and the co-editor of Growing Healthy Asian American Churches. [Read more…]
In this episode, Terry uses the story of THE SELF-AWARE LEADER, a book that took 11 years and 5 months to be published from first proposal, to share tips, insights, and resources for those who have a dream of getting published.
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Elle Campbell and her husband Kenny, are founders of Stuff You Can Use.They have been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years. They got their start at a church called The Chapel in Buffalo, NY, where they started as volunteers, but eventually joined The Chapel’s Middle School Ministry staff full-time
In 2010, they launched Stuff You Can Use with just the two of them, a handful of resources, and a Twitter account. Their goal was to share some of the things we had created with the rest of the youth ministry community, and to make those resources as high-quality and easy-to-use as possible.
“Seeing Your Emotions”
This episode tackles and under-discussed area of Christian leadership: Handling our emotions. Too often we discount the emotional element and to our detriment. Terry and three prominent leadership coaches talk about the emotional side of leadership, based on the book, The Self-Aware Leader.
April Diaz is 20-year youth ministry veteran who got her start at Willow Creek Community Church and then Newsong Church in southern California. She has authored the book, Redefining the Role of the Youth Worker. She is the director of coaching for The Youth Cartel and is a member of the advisory council for Fuller Youth Institute. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Brian, and they have three children. You can connect with April on Twitter or at AprilDiaz.com.
Joan McClendon is the project director at Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative at St. Mary’s College and co-author of Life on the Fringe: Testimonies of Women Moving Beyond Desperation to Faith. She is an executive-level coach to women who run large companies in the Midwest. Joan and her husband, Kary, are the proud parents of two adult children. Connect with Joan at joanmcclendon.com
After 16 years as an executive pastor at two different large churches, Jon Swanson is a consultant with the Center for Congregations. He is also a senior consultant with The Arbor Research Group and a hospital chaplain at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. He has authored numerous books, including A Great Work: A Conversation with Nehemiah for People (Who Want to Be) Doing Great Work and Lent for Non-Lent People. He and his wife Nancy have two adult children. You can connect with Jon on Twitter or at 300 Words a Day.
The Enneagram is an effective tool for leaders to learn about what motivates them.
The best-selling book, THE ROAD BACK TO YOU, is a super helpful tool when working through the Enneagram.
Visit The Self-Aware Leader home page for more resources.
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Terry’s book, Teaching the Next Generations, is a 2017 finalist for Christian book of the year in the ministry resources category.
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