In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter are joined by Matt Chandler who is the lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas, and the president of Acts 29. He has authored several books, including To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain, Creature of the Word, and The Explicit Gospel.
During their conversation, they discuss how Matt was diagnosed with brain cancer as a young leader, how to understand yourself as a leader, and how to create an ideal week and schedule your days.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 47:
“I’m all gas and no brakes. So I needed some brakes around me. Or we were going to do 6,000 things and none of them well.”
“As leaders, we need to flank our weakness and bolster our strengths with the people around us.”
“The biggest pivotal moment that changed my life was when I got brain cancer, and honestly, it was both the scariest and coolest season of my life.”
“My heart when coming to the Village Church was that I didn’t want to make it my church.”
“What’s going on inside of me is a question leaders don’t pay attention to often enough.”
“Without repetition, there is no formation.” – Jon Tyson
“As a young leader, I had the misconception that people would just do what I said.”
“There is a game we play of winning over people and learning to take an idea from our head and to its inception and not destroy people along the way.”
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger