In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Eric Geiger who is the Senior Pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Before moving to Southern California, Eric served as senior vice-president here at Lifeway. He is the author of many books including Simple Church, Designed to Lead and his latest How to Ruin Your Life.
During their conversation, they discuss how to build credibility with those you lead, how to equip others to do ministry, and how to replace a long term pastor.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 27:
“As a young leader, you want to honor and respect those who have been there before you.”
“One of the biggest mistakes a young leader can make is to bash the past and try and make themselves look like the hero.”
“The pastor is not supposed to do all the ministry but instead, prepare others to do the ministry.”
“Read or get out of the ministry.” – John Wesley
“Reading helps you formulate your thinking and process information.”
“Young leaders need to always stay curious and stay hungry.”
“One of the biggest misconceptions of young leaders is that people will follow simply because of the role or position you have been placed in.”
“You have to use your leadership role to serve others. Not use your role to be served by others.”
“Find one thing you are passionate about and that your supervisor is passionate about and ask if you can run that initiative.”
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