S4 Ep. 90 // Brandon Stewart on 20 Lessons From 20 Years in Ministry
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20 years. June 3rd marks 20 years since my first Sunday as a youth pastor in Minnesota, and that came just days after graduating from ministry school. 3 1/2 years there, 10 years on staff at my home church, and then launching Leading Second while serving both my home church and the “big C” church. In all this time, I’ve picked up a couple lessons along the way that I think can impact your life and your ministry, so I wanted to take the time to share some of those. If you and I sat down for a coffee to talk about what I’ve learned in 20 years, these are many of the thoughts I would share. I believe there is something in here for everybody. I talk about individual growth, teams, and family. So I hope you enjoy this and find something in this episode that you can apply to your own life. Thank you to everybody that has given me wisdom, encouraged me, and walked with me through any, or all, of these 20 years. Brandon SUBSCRIBECOMMENTLIKE & SHAREWe want you in our tribe! Stay connected to all Leading Second has to offer:Website: leadingsecond.comInstagram: instagram.com/leadingsecondConnect with Brandon StewartFacebook: facebook.com/brandonmstewartInstagram: instagram.com/brandonmstewartLeading Second is an extension of the Team Church tribe. For more information on Team Church Conference and One Day events, check out teamchurchconference.com or search Team Church on Facebook.
Brandon Stewart is the founder of Leading Second and the core leader of the Team Church Conference hosted by his home church in Seattle. He influences and impacts leaders all across the globe and today we are talking about what it means to SERVE the Kingdom.
Season Two EP.009 // Brandon Stewart on persevering and finding your fit in ministry.
So many decisions are being thrown at us constantly and we have to choose which route to take at every fork in the road.Reopen vs. RebuildLive vs. OnlineChurched vs. UnchurchedIsolation vs. ConnectionQuit vs. ContinuingIn this week’s podcast we have Pastor Kelly speaking with Pastor Brandon Stewart from leadingsecond.com about all of these topics, and more. With 20 years in ministry under his belt Pastor Brandon has some great insight into the aftermath of this past year and what to look ahead to in the future.
S4 Ep. 78 // Brandon Stewart on Executive Leadership & Decision Fatigue During COVID-19
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It’s only the second episode of this new fourth season, and we’re already mixing it up! We want to switch things up every once in a while this season, and this is one of those episodes. We gathered a panel of executive pastors and campus pastors. These are some incredible second-chair leaders, who sat down with me, and just got to fire away some questions that they’ve been having this past year as they navigated leading during COVID-19. This panel is from churches of various sizes, different demographics, and from all over the country. I was so happy to sit down with Jeffery Davis from Verve Community Church, Nick Dekold from Lakeshore Church, Sarah Nelsen from The Well, Stephanie Blanton from Freedom House Church, and Dillon Ritchie from Coastlife Church. The goal of today’s episode is just to share some wisdom, and our big question is, “What does leadership look like during COVID-19?” There isn’t exactly a playbook on how to lead during a pandemic. Our pastors have some of the same questions that we’ve all been asking ourselves. There is so much uncertainty right now, and we need constant flexibility. So what does leadership look like, and how do we lead well from the second chair right now? I believe the questions asked were some that so many of us have been facing this past year. We tackled real problems that we’re facing and had some excellent conversations wrestling through these topics together.Here are the questions and topics we cover in this episode:What advice on developing healthy relationships would you give pastors/ leaders transitioning into new roles or churches during this time?We live in a world where people are worshipping opinion over God, self over others, and convenience over the church. In what ways can we support our Pastors in challenging worldly culture, which sometimes causes people to exit the church and at the same time focus on mobilizing the church for growth?For those of us who have gotten the opportunity to return to in-person gatherings, one of the hurdles I think many of us have experienced is re-building our Serve Teams. What are some ways or maybe some methods that can help re-engage our church family in serving?What are some things that I can do as a second chair leader to help continue to move the vision of the church forward in a time of uncertainty and during a season where everything seems like it has been put on pause?When the church (The Christian church as a whole) is under so much pressure, our Senior Pastors need us to hold their arms up more than ever. How can we do a good job of this when we ourselves need someone to hold our arms up? How do we tap into support while we are their support?I pray this leaves you with some practical wisdom so we can all lead at our absolute best. Run strong this week, Brandon After The Episode:What are you doing as a leader right now to fill in the gaps that you see?What practical steps can you take to create and guard alignment with your Pastor and your team this week? SUBSCRIBECOMMENTLIKE & SHAREWe want you in our tribe! Stay connected to all Leading Second has to offer:Website: leadingsecond.comInstagram: instagram.com/leadingsecondConnect with Brandon StewartFacebook: facebook.com/brandonmstewartInstagram: instagram.com/brandonmstewartLeading Second is an extension of the Team Church tribe. For more information on Team Church Conference and One Day events, check-out teamchurchconference.com or search Team Church on Facebook.
Season Three Ep. 69 // Brandon Stewart on Rebuilding vs. Reopening
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We are back to Season Three of the Leading Second podcast!! It is our honor to lead this tribe of UNCOMMON leaders. In this season, we believe that UNCOMMON leaders have never been so essential.We're picking back up with a conversation about the differences in Rebuilding vs. Reopening. It is a conversation for teams, not just individuals. So share this episode and don't listen alone.A bit has happened since our last episode, so we start things off with a little hello, share a few announcements, and some thoughts we had during our break. But if you want to jump right into the episode, it starts at 10:25.Are you just reopening, or are you rebuilding? With all of the challenges that churches are facing today, how you answer that question could determine a lot about how effective your ministry is right now. The lens that you choose to look through could be making a difference in your ministry and church. So join me today as we talk through five observations that I have from the book of Ezra. I hope and pray that these help you frame this season correctly and bring strength to you and your teams!We'd love to have you join in and continue this conversation at the Leading Second Collective on Facebook.
Season Three Ep. 61 // Brandon Stewart on The Tension of Authority vs. Submission
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Am I a leader or a follower? Do I take charge or do I sit back? Do I forge a new path or do I make a u-turn? If you are leading from the middle, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Yes, you lead. Yes, you follow. Yes, there are times where you are expected to take charge. Yes, there are times when you need to sit back. A lot of times, the answer is even yes, to both questions at the same time! This is the tension that we face of being in a place of authority vs. being in a place of submission. Leading from the middle will require you to live in both worlds frequently and be able to switch between both with ease. As we introduce this topic that we will be exploring all month long, our prayer is that God will use this topic to bring health to teams in the areas of authority and submission. Head over to our digital magazine for some monthly questions on this tension. https://www.leadingsecond.com/post/authority-vs-submission-discussion-questions
Season Three Ep. 060 // Brandon Stewart on Leading in the Tensions
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When you are leading from the middle, you will often experience tension. We’re not talking about disagreements with your leader or another team member. When we say tensions, we’re referring to the pressures we face as leaders in the second chair. There is a tension of being in charge, but also having somebody in charge of you. There is a tension in making sure you’re doing the right thing in a given situation. There is a tension in boundaries. When you lead in the second chair, you WILL face tensions. This season, we're going to explore the tensions common to leading from the middle. Our prayer is that you will navigate these tensions well, and that Jesus will play a beautiful song through your life.Show Credits:Host and Creator: Brandon StewartProducer: Hayden BoydAudio Editing: Clarke BurtonVideo Editing: Clarke Burton, Dion WiebeCreative: Yellowbox CreativeSUBSCRIBECOMMENTLIKE & SHAREWe want you in our tribe! Stay connected to all Leading Second has to offer:Podcast: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/leadi…d1352176626?mt=2Website: leadingsecond.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqchbxE4DF6HJzeYmr72OoQInstagram: instagram.com/leadingsecondFacebook: Leading Second Forum www.facebook.com/groups/1763432817304646Connect with Brandon StewartFacebook: facebook.com/brandonmstewartInstagram: instagram.com/brandonmstewartTwitter: twitter.com/brandonmstewartLeading Second is an extension of the Team Church tribe. For more information on Team Church Conference and One Day events, check-out teamchurchconference.com or search Team Church on Facebook.
Bringing Honor Back | Pastor Brandon Stewart | 01.26.20
Pastor Brandon Stewart from Leading Second and Team Church brings us the last part of our Momentum series. In this podcast, he speaks on the importance of honoring up, down, and all around in the church and when we begin to view the church as common, we have lost honor.