In this episode of the Unseen Leadership Podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Dan Iten are joined by Ben Stuart, the pastor of Passion City Church in Washington, DC. Ben shares his leadership journey and the different roles he has held in ministry, including his experience as a youth pastor and his current position at Passion City Church. He emphasizes the importance of consistent leadership, and the impact leaders have on those around them. Ben also shares insights on student leadership at Texas A&M University and the value of serving and following God’s leading rather than seeking the spotlight.
QUOTES FROM EPISODE 76
“Don’t chase the spotlight. Don’t chase the mic. Chase the Lord. And He’s going to lead you where you need to go. You keep learning, you keep growing, you keep serving, and He’s going to elevate you.” – Ben Stuart
“What seems like a great moment of failure might be a step into your biggest victory.” – Ben Stuart
“Sometimes God is going to make you sit on something for a long time to sharpen your vision of it.” – Ben Stuart
“Just be faithful to the reveal that’s in front of you. Don’t try to play chess with your life. Sometimes you just must be faithful to what’s in front of you.” – Ben Stuart
“Don’t hurry up and grab a thing, position, or title to validate your existence. That’s such an unhealthy dangerous place to be. The older I get, the more grateful I am that God hid me from any spotlights and surrounded me with good mentors.” – Ben Stuart
“You really need to make sure that you trust someone’s character and that you have chemistry with another person before you put them in a position of leadership because your job as a leader is to protect the culture. Of course, you want one that’s filled with grace and truth, humility, and a commitment to the Word of God. So, you’ve got to be careful whom you hand the mantle of leadership to.” – Ben Stuart