The Leadership Journey Podcast: Paul Tripp on ‘Lead’

My guest this week is author and conference speaker, Paul Tripp. Paul has written many books, and his most recent book is Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church – that’s what we focus on in our conversation, though Paul also talks about some of his own leadership journey.

The book outlines 12 principles that Paul would like to see worked out in every leadership community. In our conversation he gives an overview of the 12 before focussing on 3 of them for further discussion.

Paul writes with the conviction that the gospel his not simply a set of historical facts, but that ‘it is also a collection of present redemptive realities.’ Here is what he says about the book, and why he wrote it:

I wrote this book because I love the church of Jesus Christ and have a deep affection for all who have surrendered their lives and gifts to ministry leadership … And because my heart is in the church, I am concerned about the spiritual health of the community of leaders that pastor its people and direct its ministries. This book is not about the strategic work of the ministry leadership community but about protecting and preserving its spiritual depth so it may do its work with long-term fruitfulness. Really, this book is about the Lord of the church, about his love for the ambassadors he has called to represent him, and how he meets their every need with glorious and faithful grace.

You can read more about Paul and his ministry at his website, where you can also download the Paul Tripp app, with its access to many free resources.

You can order his new book here (10 Of Those will give you a free ebook when you buy a hardback copy of the book).

Enjoy the podcast!

Paul Tripp on ‘Lead’

This week I will be chatting with Paul Tripp about his most recent book – for church leaders.

Here is what he says about the book – Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church – and why he wrote it:

I wrote this book because I love the church of Jesus Christ and have a deep affection for all who have surrendered their lives and gifts to ministry leadership … And because my heart is in the church, I am concerned about the spiritual health of the community of leaders that pastor its people and direct its ministries. This book is not about the strategic work of the ministry leadership community but about protecting and preserving its spiritual depth so it may do its work with long-term fruitfulness. Really, this book is about the Lord of the church, about his love for the ambassadors he has called to represent him, and how he meets their every need with glorious and faithful grace.

The Leadership Journey Podcast: Ian Paul

Ian Paul is a theologian, writer, blogger and self-confessed chocoholic and is this week’s guest on the podcast. Ian has recently published a commentary on the Book of Revelation.

In our conversation he talks about coming to faith as a young person, sensing a call to ordained ministry, serving in a growing church, and later becoming involved in theological training and writing. He talks about some of the disappointments and challenges he has faced and along the way he talks about some of his observations on leadership.

You can read Ian’s blog at psephizo.com, and while you are there you can find details of his commentary on Revelation, and other books.

Next week, my guest will be Paul Tripp, and we will be talking about his new book on church leadership.

The Leadership Journey Podcast: Terry Virgo

This week’s guest is Terry Virgo. Terry is the founder of Newfrontiers, a family of churches that brings together some 2000 churches in some 75 nations. Terry is a Bible teacher and conference speaker, and has written several books, including his autobiography, No Well-Worn Paths.

In our conversation Terry talks about his early experience as a Christian, and about the impact of his experience of the Holy Spirit. He talks about the beginnings of local church leadership and how this eventually blossomed into the formation of a network of growing churches. We also talk about Moses – the subject of Terry’s most recent book, written this year and scheduled to be published in 2021, and he shares some of what he would want his 20 year old self to know.

Terry has a website (terryvirgo.org) where you can find out more about Terry’s books and listen to a collection of his teaching.

Next week’s guest on the podcast will be Ian Paul (aka ‘Psephizo’), a theologian, author and speaker based in Nottingham.