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Book Tour: The Gospel Shaped Leader

Leadership Requires Loving the Church

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A common expression among Christians is, “I love Jesus, but not the church.” Leaders acknowledge the weaknesses of the corporate body but view the church as the beloved bride of Christ rather than a business. Church leaders who love the bride are keenly aware of the needs of others around them and take action to meet those needs.

Topics: Loving the Church, Humility, and Gentle Communication.

How do you grow as a leader in the church? Should you read church growth books? Take a few seminars? Or just wing it? Scott Thomas, former President  of Acts 29, church planter, and pastor has a different approach. He unpacks how leaning on Jesus empowers not just your teaching, but also grows the humility and biblical wisdom you need to lead.   

Through many years of ministry experience, Thomas has seen the importance of the “soft skills” of leadership—empathy, kindness, and listening—and how not developing those skills negatively impacts churches. Yet simply knowing the need for what the world calls “emotional intelligence,” doesn’t guarantee growth in these areas. But understanding and applying the gospel will bring transformation.  

Thomas gives practical, specific help in navigating  spiritual and emotional  challenges that leaders commonly encounter and unpacks how a gospel-shaped response brings healing. Complete with reflection questions at the end of each chapter to encourage self-inventory and further study,  The Gospel Shaped Leader   will encourage church leaders of all ages in the categories of self-awareness, self-management, relational awareness, and relational management, with the goal of recognizing strengths and weaknesses so they can continue growing more like Christ.

Featured Guests

Geoff Surratt
Executive Director Rethink Leadership

Featured Guests

Geoff Surratt
Geoff Surratt helps churches across the country in strategic planning, teaching and staff development. Geoff previously led the church planting and multisite ministry of Saddleback Church and served Seacoast Church overseeing their 13 campuses. He has almost 30 years of ministry experience in a variety of roles in local churches, and is the author of several books including The Multisite Church Revolution, The Multisite Church Roadtrip and 10 Stupid Things that Keep Churches from Growing. Geoff lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Sherry. They have two children and one granddaughter.

Host

Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas is the Executive Pastor of Multiplication at Immanuel Church in Nashville, TN, and has previously served as President of Acts 29 and Executive Leadership for C2C Network in North America. He is the author of The Gospel Shaped Leader, Twenty Great Truths: Equipping Leaders in Biblical Doctrine, Gospel Coach Workbook, Redeeming Grace, and coauthor of Gospel Coach (also available in French and Russian). Scott has an MA in Missional Leadership and has planted and replanted churches for 17 years as a lead pastor. Scott and his wife of 40 years live in Nashville, TN. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.
Barnabas Piper
Barnabas is an assistant pastor at Immanuel Church in Nashville. He is the author of several books and small group studies. Barnabas writes for He Reads Truth, has contributed to numerous other websites and publications and co-hosts The Happy Rant podcast. Piper regularly speaks at churches and conferences around the country. He lives in the Nashville area with his wife and two daughters.

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Basic

Annual
Free
  • Weekly LIVE shows with thought leaders, practitioners and authors
  • NEW Community Platform
  • Annual online summits and other special events
  • Participate in groups with other leaders

Plus

Annual
$ 170
  • Everything included in Basic
  • Live Q&A with presenters
  • 2022 Empowered Digital Access Pass ($99 value)
  • Four more Digital Access Passes during the year ($396 value)
  • Additional discounts and resources

PRO

Annual
$ 450
  • Everything included in Multipliers PLUS
  • Full archive of Digital Access Passes ($1850+ value)
  • Workshops with presenters
  • Create your own groups
  • 1 Ticket to EX Orlando 2023 or 2 Tickets to a 2022 Regional