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The Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast

Aug 30, 2017

Welcome to Episode 84 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast! If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media. Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode! Today we will be talking with Jenni Catron, one of our friends and a speaker at this year’s Activate Conference! Takeaways from this episode... “Leadership shapes human lives, and for that it is sacred work.” -Jenni Catron The heart for all of us in ministry is to say “I want to understand what it means to lead well.” Leadership begins with influence. Influence: the power to change or affect someone. Leadership isn’t just power: it is an opportunity to have influence in people’s lives. Leadership is about the people you are serving. A leader needs to be open to hear from other leaders, and then discern what that looks like for them. “Your staff is your most critical resource.” -Jenni Catron Your staff is going to reach far more people than you are going to individually. When you invest in your staff, you develop your entire church. -Be intentional about your staff time. Your team needs to be able to hear from you on a regular basis. -Spiritually invest in them. -Have a system of personal development for your staff. “Be simple, and be consistent.” -Jenni Catron Engagement is more important than creating crowds. Every person that is on your team is contributing to your organization's culture. Investing in someone is a lifelong endeavor. If a leader is not healthy, their team will not be healthy. “Be attentive to your health as a leader.” -Jenni Catron Find leaders who have a regular influence in your life to mentor you. If we are not well as leaders, we have nothing to pour into people. Find Jenni: The 4Sight