Preparing To Lead In Changing Times (w/ Kirk Mackie) – Episode 229

Preparing To Lead In Changing Times (w/ Kirk Mackie) – Episode 229

Kirk Mackie is a leader of leaders. His vast experience in the local church and serving as a coach and spiritual mentor to many pastors has allowed him to view ministry from all sides. One of Kirk’s best attributes is his desire to keep learning and growing in his leadership.

Kirk joins Dale on today’s 95Podcast to share some insight on where he sees the current state of our church leaders. They also discuss what he sees on the horizon as he leads hundreds of churches in the Aspire Network.


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Key Takeaways

1) One of the most shocking things Kirk experienced as a new pastor was his congregation’s common belief that he was an expert in everything. Even those in the church leadership were surprised that Kirk sought continuing education after assuming the lead pastor position.

2) Kirk highly values the role of a coach and spiritual mentor. He has a coach and spiritual mentor even while serving in these roles for many others.

3) The five ministry gifts listed in Ephesians 4:11 are just as needed today as when Paul wrote about them. However, there’s an excellent resistance to them in the traditional church versus a para-church or missionary ministry model.

4) One of the things crippling the ability of today’s local church is the view that the lead pastor is more of a chaplain than a shepherd.


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