One of the fiercest players in Nashville, Andy Wood is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists. Touring with acts as diverse as Rascal Flatts and Sebastian Bach, Andy's musicianship is legendary. Greg and Andy talk about the Woodshed Guitar Experience, Telecasters, and the upcoming post-COVID world for guitarists.3:07 - The fun and success of Andy’s COVID-friendly 2020 Woodshed Guitar Experience, plus what Andy’s been up to recently between his podcast and work with Rascal Flatts8:29 - How Andy got involved with Rascal Flatts13:55 - Andy Signature guitar from Suhr Guitars, and his love of Telecasters23:40 - Patreon, Instagram, and the evolution of guitar playing as it relates to social media, improvement, and creativity46:28 - How musicians might transition back into playing live, and what Greg and Andy miss most about social (music) gatheringsTotal Length: 56:46
Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Church Real Estate Lessons with Andy Wood
Thanks for joining us for this week’s unSeminary podcast. Today we’re talking with Andy Wood, founding and lead pastor of Echo Church in California.Many times in ministry, the thing that should be an obstacle actually can become an opportunity if we think about it differently. Echo Church held strongly to this idea when it came to finding a building in the pricey San Francisco Bay area. Listen in as Andy shares how the spiritual and the strategic can work together to uncover God-sized opportunities.Look for opportunities. // When it came to finding a location that the church could afford, Andy first turned to God in prayer. Echo Church held the mindset that if Facebook and Google could get into a building, they should be able to as well. As he sought God, the Lord began to speak to Andy’s heart to be like a Joshua or a Caleb in the Bay Area. This idea meant instead of seeing only the obstacles in the real estate market, they had to look for opportunities.Spiritual and strategic. // Meanwhile on the strategic side, Echo Church looked at what kind of facility they would be able to afford so they could pack it out with services. The spiritual and the strategic need to work together in these situations. Use eyes of faith to see possibilities, and then on the strategic side look at your trajectory of growth and what you could raise in your budget. Invest for the future. // Echo Church ended up moving into a 54,000 square foot building, though they could only afford to use 22,000 square feet initially. Yet they saw an opportunity there. They established a relationship with the owner of the building and asked if they could be the master tenant and pay the landlord what he was making to rent out the whole building, some of which was empty. Echo Church did a giving initiative, signed a 35 year master lease, raised the value of the property through improvements, and found companies in the area to fill the open 20% of the building. As the church grew it eventually brought the cost down so it could begin to invest in other properties.Generosity begins with the leader. // It’s easy for leaders to lean too far toward the strategic and forget about the spiritual aspect of these opportunities and giving initiatives. The bottom line is generosity has to begin with the leaders. Andy has found that as he works on his own personal generosity, God moves to stir generosity up in the church too. Remember that your health as a leader influences everything you touch and everything you lead.Fundraising. // The spiritual and the strategic partner in capital campaigns as much as in any other area. Raising funds needs to begin with prayer and working on your personal generosity. From a strategic standpoint, seek training on fundraising. Every time you’re raising resources or casting vision, however, it has to be deep in your heart and not simply strategic.Be aware of the trade-offs. // The more aware you are of the different trade-offs in going into debt, the better decisions you can make. In some contexts it might be wisest to pay off all your debt, and in other situations it’s wisest to absorb debt. Extremes on both sides (having debt or not having debt) can become an idol. At the same time you don’t want so much debt that it cripples other areas of your ministry. Whatever your unique situation, recognize that there are trade-offs for every financial decision you make.You can learn more about Andy, Echo Church, and leadership at www.echo.church/leadershippodcast.Thank You for Tuning In!There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, but you chose unSeminary, and I’m grateful for that. If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it by using the social media buttons you see at the left hand side of this page. Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and you can bet that I read every single one of them personally!Lastly, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live!Thank You to This Episode’s Sponsor: Carey NieuwhofLeadership has felt pretty uncertain and divisive this past year. How do you make decisions when the future isn’t predictable and your team has different opinions?Download the FREE Pivot Ready Cheat Sheet to get help making progress and gaining clarity through rapid change and disruption. It will give you a framework that effective and resilient leaders use to make decisions and take action.
Andy Wood is our guest this week on Leaders in Living Rooms, where he and Sean Morgan talk about the dangers of limiting ourselves with self-doubt. In his roles of church planter, pastor, and podcaster, Andy has experienced the mind-games that can reduce our capacity for what God has called us to do, and he has suggestions for overcoming them. He and Sean also discuss building better teams and empowering them to perform at their best—which often requires us to grow first. Andy Wood is the Lead Pastor of Echo.Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in the San Francisco Bay area. Echo’s vision is to make a positive difference through serving and loving the community around each of its 4 campuses. Andy is an entrepreneur at heart, a husband, and a father to 3 children.
This week's podcast features pastor Andy Wood. Andy is the lead pastor at Echo.Church. His church has become one of the fastest growing churches in the most unchurched area of the United States and is now reaching over 2,300 people in regular attendance in three locations across Silicon Valley. You can find out more about Andy's church here: https://echo.church/
'If we want to start turning out well-balanced young men, we need to mentor boys into adulthood.' Andy Wood, founder of Menscraft, talks to James McDermott about peace, love, and the difficult relationship between aggression, cowardice, bravery and masculine identities.
Ep 37 - Andy Wood Is A Jeopardy Champion Here to Help!
This Might Help with Matt Braunger
My friend Andy Wood is a comedian and massive nerd (his own admission) who started the Bridgetown Comedy Festival with me in 2007. It ran ten years and helped the PDX comedy scene hugely, as well as gave a ton of comedians and fans the times of their lives. He also won Jeopardy four times (!!). A kind and gentle fella, he was the only guy in my bachelor party that women actually hit on, which I of course forgot to mention. THE CALLS: 1) A lady with a broken heart wants to know, how to get over it without becoming a full-blown drunk? 2) A 37-year-old woman accidentally put herself down as 30 on her dating apps and her likes exploded! The people on dates with her haven’t cared. Is she wrong? 3) A nice fella who served me drinks in Portland once lost a friend to suicide after gaining some professional success. It feels wrong to be proud of himself, is that weird? Listen, tell your friends, subscribe, and be good to yourself, my Mightys.For advertising opportunities email email@example.comCall Matt and ask a question 323-763-0228New episodes arrive every Thursday via The Laugh Button.For advertising opportunities email firstname.lastname@example.orgCall Matt and ask a question 323-763-0228New episodes arrive every Thursday via The Laugh Button. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Andy Wood is a world class guitarist with the street cred to prove it. Andy talks Ben through his humble beginnings picking bluegrass with his grandfather, and how that manifested itself in a career playin guitar and other instruments with some of the worlds greatest touring acts. Andy has become a goldmine of knowledge, and a bastion of guitar chops; both of which he shares with his proliferating following on his YouTube channel "Andy Wood Music."
Andy Wood is a comedian and friend of Doug's and Brent's AND he just appeared on the game show Jeopardy! and won four times! They talk all about the process and what it was like to spend time with the late Alex Trebek. On After Dark, the boys sort of PLAY Jeopardy! and try to answer some other trivia questions as well as some questions for Andy on Instagram.For extended Poundcast episodes, subscribe on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/poundcastNew Pound House "Dope Beats" Pins right here:https://www.rockinpins.com/product/pound-house-dope-beats-enamel-pinFollow The Poundcast on Instagram and Twitter @thepoundcastFor video, check out www.youtube.com/thepoundcastAnd use the code word "POUNDCAST" at www.louisvilleveganfoods.com for, that's right, 20% off!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Andy Wood - Grace Ridge Church / Level Grounds Cafe
Taste Test Thursday with Adam Owens
Andy grew up in western Michigan and spent several years teaching math in highschool. He taught in Alaska, Boston and eventually returned to western Michigan. After teaching math for 8 years, Andy felt called to work in the church and found a position in Wayne County, PA at the Grace Ridge Church on Terrace St in Honesdale. He and his family relocated and the rest is history. Andy's first job in Honesdale was as a youth pastor, but he has recently been promoted to Assistant Pastor, and he has overseen the opening of Level Grounds Cafe - a unique breakfast and lunch spot located inside the church. Level Grounds donates all of its profits to two awesome groups of people, and Andy explains who receives these funds and why Level Grounds was first started.