Leading in Challenging Times
& Navigating a Pastoral Calling
with Nate Wagner and Host Neil Spencer
NATE WAGNER, Lead Pastor
Anthem Chapel, Goleta California
NEIL SPENCER, Lead Pastor
Coastline Calvary Chapel, Gulf Breeze, Florida
"Dangerous Calling" by Paul David Tripp
"7 laws of a teacher" by Howard Hendricks
QUOTES FROM NATE ON LEADERSHIP:
"I can offer things that only I can offer."
"This is not 'Nate's church,' this is YOUR church, this is OUR church, this is the CHURCH OF JESUS."
"I didn't know how it was going to go...but let's just go for it. Lets just see. Lets just lead."
"The hardest thing to hear is 'not yet'."
"Lead well. Lead with Vision"
QUOTES FROM NEIL ON LEADERSHIP
"Be a 'steward' not an 'owner'."
"Collaborate...do not compete."
"when there are giants around you there are shadows around you, and those shadows are pretty big. And, the thing about those giants is--they're giants for a reason; because they are amazing men-- in their calling, in their character and in their capability and their chemistry to speak to God's people. so those shadows are challenging to come out of, but on the flipside of that, the benefit!"
"Every strength has a backhanded weakness"
Q&A with NATE WAGNER
What would a "41-year-old Nate say to a "21-year-old Nate?"
Nate, just keep saying, "Yes."
A. Don't be afraid of opportunity
B. You don't know what your calling is...just serve the church
A. Don't grow weary in doing good
B. Do not compare.
Truly, the best is yet to come
A. Just keeps getting better with Jesus
B. If you just stay the course, the course starts looking better
Candy Bar vs. Candy?
Candy - Banana Runts / Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
Burrito vs. Burger
Burrito, carnitas, from supercucas or freebirds
Beach or Mountains?
Most influential books/podcasts/sermons/individuals?
1. Howard Hendricks 7 laws of a teacher.
2. Craig Roeschel Podcast -
3. Les Miserable unabridged version
What does "date night" look like?
Dinner: Janes' (El Macho Burger)
Activity: Evans (foot massage)
**No movies (wife prefers activities and conversation)