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  1. The Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast - Ep 011: Interview with Gordon MacDonald Part 2 | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

    Listen to The Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast episodes free, on demand. Don’t forget to leave reviews and share on social media!

    We want to hear from you! Email info@joshuagagnon.com for any questions or comments you may have.

    Activate Conference is coming up on Wednesday, September 16 at Next Level Church in Somersworth, NH! You can get more information and register for tickets at www.activateconference.tv. Register before July 31 for special early bird pricing!

    Watch out for our next episode featuring Ben Dubow, an openly gay man who had previously attended Next Level Church and has since then gone on to be a pastor and a church planter. You can expect this episode to be extremely eye opening as Ben shares his story, as well as how he has seen the church deal with the issue of homosexuality and where he thinks the church is missing the point.

    This episode is a continuation of an interview Pastor Josh had with Gordon MacDonald. If you have not listened to part 1, please do so before continuing this episode!

    Here are some of highlights from this episode:

    Some of the disciplines Pastor Gordon has developed over the years that bring depth to his life both personally and as a Christian leader:

    Being a man of the Word. We must be committed to God’s Word by absorbing and memorizing it.

    Reading biographies of past Christian leaders

    Prayer

    Accountability to a mentor and close friends

    Asking questions. Few people know how to ask questions.

    As leaders, we must pry into people to help them grow spiritually.

    “Your peers help you to create, but your mentors help you to go deep.” – Gordon MacDonald

    “Asking questions is a powerful key to spiritual development and growth.” – Gordon MacDonald

    Every person has a story. Asking questions engages people to truly think about their honest answers. Hard questions force you to account for the depth of your life. Be the leader who doesn’t just ask surface level questions, but who reveals their motives by the first question they ask.

    “The questions you ask will reveal the motives of your heart.” – Josh Gagnon

    The best piece of advice Gordon ever received for his marriage was, “God means to say many things to you through [your wife]; listen to her.” For any men in ministry, it is important to remember that your wife will have many things to say to you that you need to hear. Treat your wife with dignity and respect and help her recognize her spiritual gifts, then draw upon them.

    “Your job is to help your wife to become everything God wan. Listen to over 40,000 radio shows, podcasts and live radio stations for free on your iPhone, iPad, Android and PC. Discover the best of news, entertainment, comedy, sports and talk radio on demand with Stitcher Radio.

    http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/joshua-gagnon-leadership-podcast/e/ep-011-interview-with-gordon-macdonald-part-2-39729081

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  2. The Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast - Ep 010: Interview with Gordon MacDonald Part 1 | Listen via Stitcher Radio On Demand

    Listen to The Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast episodes free, on demand. As young church leaders, we are often so quick to flock to the hip, influential pastor of the biggest mega church. But what we desperately need is to seek out the priceless wisdom offered by generations of leaders who have gone before us.

    In this episode, Pastor Gordon MacDonald shares his experiences as a pastor of more than 40 years, as well as his insight for where he believes church leadership is headed.

    Here are some of the main ideas from this episode:

    When faced with new situations, learn to decode the culture and understand what is important to people. Otherwise, you’ll miss them by a mile.

    In the context of ministry, New England is unique in several ways:

    Connectedness to the local community – this same connection is expected in church

    New Englanders are not impressed with size – they don’t want church to get too big and impersonal

    There is an edge of arrogance to New Englanders – they uphold education and history

    We are being brought up in a culture that says the more influence you have, the more successful you will be. This way of thinking is different from the past, where people were taught to be humble and grateful with what they had. The message we hear today is that when we trust Jesus, he will make you successful, but we cannot forget that real success can also come in the form of persecution. This truth is becoming less relevant in today’s culture.

    Today’s generations crave personal attention. The only way to reach a broken people is through transparency. People don’t want to run from tradition because there is a richness in tradition. We’re going to miss something if we chase after new and forget the old. Generations today are lacking personal and as a result, they are looking at the past and how things were done then.

    Gordon MacDonald is the Chancellor of Denver Seminary and has previously served as spiritual advisor and mentor to President Bill Clinton. He has written over two dozen books, including Ordering Your Private World and Going Deep: Becoming a Person of Influence.

    He and his wife, Gail, live in Concord, New Hampshire.

    Be sure to tune in for part 2 of the interview! Listen to over 40,000 radio shows, podcasts and live radio stations for free on your iPhone, iPad, Android and PC. Discover the best of news, entertainment, comedy, sports and talk radio on demand with Stitcher Radio.

    http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/joshua-gagnon-leadership-podcast/e/ep-010-interview-with-gordon-macdonald-part-1-39721125

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