CNLP 055: Brad Lomenick on The 3 Essential Components It Takes To Lead in Today’s Culture

The skills and character required for leadership are changing, and leaders want to know whether they have what it takes to lead well in a changing culture.

Carey brings Brad Lomenick back on the podcast to talk about 3 essential components it takes to lead in today’s culture.

Plus, Brad is giving away 25 copies of his new book H3 Leadership to podcast listeners. Leave a comment in the show notes as your entry to win a copy of Brad’s new book…tell us in a sentence or two why you want to win a copy! On October 6th, Brad will select 25 winners.

Welcome to Episode 55 of the Podcast!


This pic of Brad shows him demonstrating one of the 3 H’s of leadership – staying hungry. 🙂

Guest Links

H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.

Brad Lomenick on Twitter

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Catalyst Conference

Catalyst Podcast

The Catalyst Leader

10 Key Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned over the Last Year in Handing off Catalyst

CNLP 027: How to Know When It’s Time to Move On – An Honest Interview About Leadership, Personal Growth and Leaving Before It’s Too Late with Brad Lomenick

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Josh Gagnon

Perry Noble; Episode 2

Jim Collins

Tim Ferriss Podcast [Language Warning]

John Maxwell

Charlie Rose

Rethink Leadership

Things You Can Do Right Away

Being a leader isn’t about the position you’re in; you’ve got to put your guts into what you do. These are the three pillars of leadership Brad says it takes to be an influential in today’s culture

  1. Stay humble. An awareness of who you are is where it starts. You must have self awareness, that idea of being open to vulnerability, being honest and being transparent. It requires that you understand your calling and have the perspective of seeing your place in the story. As a humble leader, you’re content with where you are in the story; you’re confident in the place you’re supposed to be. Because if you’re not, the lack of humility will show up in the small things in your life. Being humble is a trait as a leader we’ve got to live out before we lead it. It’s a habit and a posture. Even if you’re leading something massive, there’s a bigger story going on than your church or organization. When you carry a humble posture, you’ll realize it’s not about you, and it alleviates the pressure you face.
  2. Be hungry. It’s the posture of consistent and ongoing learning, carrying the idea that you’ve never arrived. A leader may dominate in the industry, but someone who’s hungry is taking notes in meetings. They know that what you learn after you know it all is where it counts. Regardless of where you are in the process, you’ll always be teachable and wanting to know more. And a hungry leader is always curious. The key to curiosity isn’t just willing to learn new things, but a willingness to listen.
  3. Always hustle. This is the drive, your ambition. When you’re the person in the front, no longer are people willing to follow you because you’re in front. They’re willing to follow you because you’re willing to get into the ditch with them. If you’re not in the ditch with somebody getting your fingernails dirty, you’ve got to prove you’re willing to hustle with them. You’ve gotta be willing to move the ball into the end zone. If you’re not willing to make sure things are getting to completion, otherwise, you’re just walking around with a good idea.

Win a FREE Copy of Brad’s book

We’re giving away 25 copies of H3 Leadership to podcast listeners.

All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of the page and leave a comment. Tell us a little bit about your story (it doesn’t have to be long), and let us know what inspires you in your ministry!

Winners will be selected a week after this podcast airs.

Quotes from Brad


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CNLP 055: Brad Lomenick on The 3 Essential Components It Takes To Lead in Today’s Culture


  1. Carey Nieuwhof on October 12, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Hey Everybody!

    Well, we have 25 winners of Brad’s new book.

    Here’s the list!

    Matt Angell

    Eric McCoy

    Adam Speicher

    Andrew Walker

    Joe Ribrodueax

    Anthony Bliss

    Lance Stuckey

    Stephanie Collins

    Brenda Madsen

    Bradley Violette

    Andrew Tate

    Nate Edmondson

    Gabe Miller

    Bobby Gates

    Matt McNamara

    Chris Clarke

    Zach VerBraken

    Hannah Brimner

    Jeremiah Golden

    Jean-Paul Ramjattan

    Jon Wiebe

    Tim Pearring

    Joshua Nash

    Keith Nelson

    Jordan Geist

    Eric Lapata

    If you’re on the list, you’ll be getting an email from my team in the next 7 days requesting your shipping info.

    Thanks to EVERYONE who entered. Your stories and your leadership are inspiring to Brad and me. So thankful for each of you!


    • Stephanie Collins on October 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you guys so much! I’m so pumped!

  2. Rich Biagini on October 9, 2015 at 9:10 am

    As a new leader, I often feel like a need or pressure to solve everyone’s problems. Often I jump in to offering a solution without fully understanding a situation or why someone is even sharing with me. I want to be better at asking questions so I can better serve my team. Would LOVE a copy of Brad’s book.

  3. Curt Seaburg on October 8, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    What an amazing podcast. Felt like Brad was speaking directly to my situation. I’ve listened to it numerous times already! Thanks!

  4. Shawn Phillips on October 8, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Great podcast! I am a 37 year old pastor of a 10 yr old church plant that my wife and I started. I just need more resources to soak in and help me be a better leader. I am in a season of change and the content of this podcast and book will help me a lot. That is why I feel that I cold be chosen to receive this free book. :0 )

  5. Brian Stockford on October 7, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for the great Podcast the I finished listening too today on the way home. Maybe I am too late for a book but the 3H idea of leadership including keeping the Hunger part really speaks to me. Thanks Carey for selecting such great people to interview.

  6. Michael Carlton on October 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Great podcast! I’m a young pastor of a church plant that is 2 1/2 years old and just trying to lead our team better in a season of continual growth. I’m a huge reader and this book sounds amazing!

  7. Jamie Schulz on October 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I really enjoyed the podcast. My husband and I are church planters (8 months in!) Hearing stories of church planters and ministry leaders whose health or family became a casualty of ministry life has caused us to pay close attention to the preventative measures we can take now that might save us from prescriptive measures down the road. Your conversation on this topic was invaluable to us. Thank you for your transparency in bringing this to the table…it resonated deep. We would love a copy of your book to read and discuss together.

  8. John Waldo on October 6, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I’m about to teach a Leadership class for pastors and pastoral candidates. I’d love a copy to preview and possibly use as part of the course work.

  9. Mike Farnsley on October 6, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I’m a semi-young leader just shy of 30 who’s learning that you don’t have to be a “visionary” to cast vision. That doesn’t mean I’m good at it, but it does mean that I’m willing to do what it takes to figure out how to cast vision & then equip others to build a culture that facilitates living it out.

    I’ve served in full-time vocational ministry for 8 years, with an 8-month “sabbatical” season (i.e. – Some of the best leadership training I’ve had in my life) working at Chick-fil-A while my family transitioned to Charlotte for me to begin seminary. It sounds like H3 Leadership would be a pretty fitting read for my wife & both as ministry leaders, spouses & parents.

    Thanks for what you do, Carey & Brad!

  10. Jen Godzwa on October 5, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    After working in full time university ministry in my twenties, I stepped out of full time work for several years while my 3 children were preschoolers so that I could be a stay-at-home mom. In the past few years I have slowly re-entered ministry as a vocation and am loving it! I am re-learning discipleship, mentoring, and leadership now that I am 40. Loved listening to the conversation with Brad and would love even more to read his book!

  11. Dean Brannen on October 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for the great conversation Carey and Brad! I would love to have a copy of the book to pass on to a young leader who is interning at our church. We are a church who is passionate about reaching those who are far from God and we are right now identifying leaders to launch a second location. Leadership, unity and casting a clear vision has been challenging but rewarding. Thanks again

  12. Andrew Marshall on October 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Thank you for the leadership encouragement. I love listening during my bike rides. Taking care of my body and soul. I am a Youth Director at a Presbyterian Church in the Virginia Beach area. I love what Brad said about getting things done and turning out your product because there are days that do not feel like getting anything done. I am a young leader (30) and would love this book to help me in my leadership. I have just kicked off our student leadership program and would love to use some of these principles with our teens. Thank you Carey and Brad.

  13. Colston Copeland on October 5, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Hey Carey.
    I am new listener to your podcast but in this process I have consumed over 30 episodes in the last month or so. I am very thankful for your investment into others.

    I would love a copy of Brad’s new book and here is why. I am a young leader (almost 30) and I am currently serving as the Small Groups Pastor and a Campus Pastor for a reasonably large church. There are many days that I am left wondering if I am equipped or qualified to be leading at the capacity that I currently am. I am quickly realizing that in order to stay healthy and succeed in ministry, equipping others must become a top priority. I believe Brad’s book will help me clearly communicate to my team how to serve and lead volunteers.

    Thanks for the consideration.


  14. Erin on October 5, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I am a young female leader that has been on staff at our church as discipleship pastor for 10 years. Our church faces the retirement of our pastor in the next 5 years and as he prepares for retirement I am concerned now more than ever for the hustle and hunger of our team. We have a big transition ahead and I want to encourage and help lead our team through this transition in a remarkable way.

  15. Matt Brady on October 5, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I thought this was an excellent episode of the podcast. I appreciated the reminder of how important it can be to start off from a place of being trusted with a little, instead of looking at all the twenty-somethings with their massive platforms. As an almost 35 year old worship arts pastor that is on year three of vocational ministry, I understand all too well what slow and steady responsibility looks like, although I did not appreciate it (and probably still don’t appreciate it like I should) at the time. I’m still on the shorter end of the responsibility spectrum, but I am thankful for all of the lessons I continue to learn now that I have resolved to pay attention more!

  16. Gary Floyd on October 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Hey Carey & Brad! Love the podcast & would love a copy of H3 Leadership! I’ve been a lead pastor for 10 years and always want to stay fresh and growing. I appreciate the weekly encouragement your podcast gives. I’m always amazed at the transparency of your guests. Thanks!

  17. Michael Shaw on October 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Carey, a book would be awesome.

    Two things I always laugh at when I listen to your podcast are when you say “I am super excited about today’s guest” and when you say “you are a leader.” I am a leader of nothing so that one always makes chuckle. I do have a huge desire to see revival in the church and completed my divinity degree this year at 51 years of age. I started listening (at double speed) to your podcast 9 days ago and just finished listening to every episode today. The only problem with that, is when we meet in person you are going to have to talk really fast or I am not going to believe it is you. Anyway great job, you are hitting it out of the park, but maybe that is a bad thing hummm. Better ask Brad if you should throw in some strikeouts to keep you humble 😉

  18. Aaron on October 4, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks Carey and Brad for the great podcast! I am young leader who desires to grow as a leader by following in the wisdom of leaders like the both of you (Hungry). I am commenting so that I may have another opportunity to gain that wisdom (Hustle).

  19. Wade on October 3, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Sincerely appreciate your podcasts and have been a Brad Lomenick devotee for years. And, he’s a fellow Oklahoman. Would love a book. If you wonder why, check out my social media.

  20. David Devore on October 3, 2015 at 10:29 am

    What’s up guys! I’m a young former staff member at a church of 1500 who suffered extreme burnout and was let go after 3 years. I’ve spent the last 9 months in manufacturing, and God has used this time to show me what happened and how to prevent it moving forward! Your podcast has been a HUGE tool he has used to motivate me and show me areas I need to work on. I’ve spent the last 3 weeks binge listening to the entire archive and just caught up today!
    I’m now volunteering every week at the same church, and absolutely love how God has used me to affect change and be an example of life change for those who saw me before.

    I can’t wait to read Brad’s new book so I can continue to learn how to be a better leader in my volunteer capacity, and to be prepared to whatever it is God has for me in the future!

    Thanks for all you do Carey, you’ve affected more lives than anyone can count.

  21. Alan on October 3, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Simply great to listen to. And the book well I need one and will purchase it but please give mine to someone who can’t afford it

  22. Charlie Bassett on October 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Hey Carey, first of all I want to say thank you so much for everything you do with this podcast I recommend it to everybody I come across these days. I am currently serving as a youth pastor at my church and hope to soon start taking on more responsibilities. I would love to have a copy of H3 Leadership to help me learn to keep my focus where it should be as my area of influence increases. And hey if I may be so bold let me say you can feel free to throw in a copy of Lasting Impact too ????

  23. Will Laohoo on October 2, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks for doing the podcast, Carey! I’ve been listening since the beginning, and the content has been pretty great! And thanks for coming back for another interview, Brad!

    Both of you guys are just great, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to endorse my book…. (just kidding; I thought that part was funny and had to rewind to listen again :P)

    I definitely appreciated the different points made here, and I would absolutely love to have a copy of the H3 Leadership book to see all of it fleshed out some more. I think all three aspects are super-important, and this was a good reminder to continue on in all three godly pursuits!

    While I’m not on any church staff, nor do I have any paid leadership positions, I am a lay leader in my church and in some non-profit organizations, and I’m always trying to learn more about how to get to the next level. I work with youth and young adults, and I want to pass along lessons like this to them.

  24. Ezekiel Abendan on October 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Hello. Just finished listening to this episode on my way to work. I just started a new job at a Tech Company here in the Silicon Valley and for the past few weeks, I’ve been struggling with “something” that I couldn’t pin point. I knew it had to do with my pride but I knew there was more into it. After listening to this episode, I was reminded to stay humble, hungry and to continue to hustle. I’m a bi-vocational youth pastor and it’s struggle to not think about ministry during my other job. Thanks for the insights from today. I was reminded to give the same focus (humble, willing to learn and add-value) as I would serving in ministry when I’m at my work. I would love to win a copy of this book to learn more as leader and teach it to my leadership team in youth ministry. Thanks

  25. Barbara Graves on October 2, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Loved this podcast, can’t wait to read the book! I am not a young leader, I am a, um, let’s say “mature” (because that sounds better than old) leader. But I try to keep reading and learning so that those younger than me that I lead will be getting the best advice, perspective, guidance that is available to make them most effective in their ministry and lives. I would love to win a copy of the book so I can pass this wisdom on!!

  26. KC Procter on October 1, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Great interview Carey! I’m a bit of a portfolio guy. I work as a data analyst by day and at night do a lot of freelance in social media and content management. It’s been a blessing to work in business while getting to explore the creative side in the margins. I’ve seen a lot of leaders bungle the opportunity while other rise to the challenge and succeed. Am really glad to see humility as one of the primary focuses of H3 Leadership.

  27. Larry Cramer on October 1, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Carey and Brad, I am a Children’s Minister and also 1 class away from getting my masters from Cincinnati Christian University in Pastoral Leadership. I would love the chance to win H3 Leadership, because I believe that a Children’s Minister is a key leader of the church. The reason why I would like the book is because it will help me grow as a leader, but also help me support my Sr. minister and lead up with my staff.

  28. Tim Pearring on October 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Great episode. I’m 30 years old and pastor a church of about 220 people in Elk Grove, CA. I also run a small landscape company I started to supplement my income. I loved the idea of hustle as a leader in balance with being humble and staying hungry. I’ve wrestle with all 3 of those things on a daily basis. I can’t wait to read the book to gain greater perspective on how to manage the tensions of life with the tensions of leadership.
    Tim Pearring

  29. Eric Lapata on October 1, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Carey and Brad, I am a 29-year-old leader who works at a church in Sandusky, OH called The Chapel. Along with leading our high school ministry at our North Campus, I also get to preach sometimes on the weekends, participate in our lead team meetings, and serve in other various leadership roles in our church.

    I would love a chance to win Brad’s H3 Leadership book because I have an insatiable desire to learn from others, to grow in my walk with Jesus and in my leadership, and to develop leaders to take their next step in their own leadership. Thanks so much for considering me!

  30. Lee Snow on October 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I’ve been in ministry for 6 years now and am at my 3rd church. The first was understood to be a 2 year commitment while I was in school but the second ended specifically because I did NOT handle my crash well. I know I was only a few years in but everything you and Brad discussed about the leadership crash happened last fall in my second work and I didn’t handle it correctly at all. But, I’m on my way up! I was hours away from the decision to leave ministry altogether but my wife’s encouragement lead me to keep going and find a new church and now I couldn’t be happier. But, I’m still rebuilding myself and my ministry so I really would appreciate a copy of H3! Thank you so much for all that you do and I can’t wait until the new book comes out! I preordered it and wish it would hurry up and release! haha

  31. Robbie1665 on October 1, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Hey Carey,
    I’m a 39 year old with 10 years of children’s ministry volunteer turned part-time children’s leader in East Tennessee. I work a full time job (40+hrs) outside of ministry plus work at the church (20+hrs) in the evening while juggling a marriage with 3 daughters. I’ve recently been offered a full time job at a larger church that is over more than just Children’s ministry. I need help to keep me from developing my own Darb. There were so many characteristics in Brad that I see in my own life.
    Thank you so much for your Podcast. I look forward to it every week.

  32. Kirk Stewart on October 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I’m a 2nd chair leader who has lost the Sr. Pastor and am navigating these new waters. I’m in my mid-40s, but am only a few years into full time ministry. I’m just looking for help in becoming a better leader. Sure appreciate y’all.

  33. Bill Paulin on October 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Carey. I am a 31 year old Children’s Pastor. I was recently laid off at a church and am now at a new church with a bigger role and more influence. I am looking to grow as a young leader with some great Leadership books and podcasts so, would love to get a copy of H3. I just listened to a podcast by Andy Stanley and he mentioned that great leaders ask great questions. I appreciate Brad giving us tips on how to ask great questions. What inspires me in ministry is developing leaders and kids, letting them go, and watching them soar as they use their gifts that God has given them. Carey and Brad, thanks so much for sharing your wisdom.

  34. Shameeka Battle on October 1, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I am a leader in my secular job, in my church and I am the wife of a senior pastor. I learned a lot from listening to this interview. The biggest eye opener for me was the bow out before you pass out. It is such a part of a leader’s life to push through the challenges and we sometimes negate to address the things that keep us from being great leaders.

    I would love to read Brad’s (and Darb’s) story. I hope that this will help me to see the signs and leverage the lessons learned as a result.


  35. Jordan Geist on October 1, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Hey Carey, I’m a 22 year old at a NP strategic partner (Northpoint Austin with Buck Giebelhaus), and I serve part time as the InsideOut Director while I finish my marketing degree at the University of Texas. I’m incredibly honored to be coming on full time when I graduate three months from now, and would really love the book to help leave as little damage as possible being the young leader that “doesn’t know anything” that Brad so accurately describes! We’re experiencing a ton of growth, which of course brings amazing but new challenges for us and H3 seems to be a very valuable resource for that. Thanks for all you do to help equip leaders across the globe and I look forward to seeing you here in Texas in November!

  36. amber042004 on October 1, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I’m a woman’s ministry leader and would love a copy of this book to share with my team to better impact the people in our sphere of influence.

  37. Scott Kedersha on October 1, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Brad’s stuff is always great! I’m excited to have a copy to read and have already talked about reading with some other guys. I get to pour into singles, primarily on the premarried side of life, and we talk a whole lot about leadership.

  38. Keith Nelson on October 1, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Great Topic! I already have my copy of the book. I’d like a copy of the book to give away. I’m a District Superintendent in the United Methodist Church and I have several pastors that I am working with on leadership. I would like to give the book to one of the pastors I’m working with so that we can read, study, and discuss it together. Thanks for the great podcast.

  39. Joshua Nash on October 1, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Hey Carey and Bard, thanks for your insights on the podcast. I’m the associate pastor/worship leader/middle school youth pastor at a small church plant just outside Detroit, MI called Mercy Road Church. I’d enjoy a copy of the H3 book because I love learning about leadership and both of you ROCK : )

  40. Seth Heydinger on October 1, 2015 at 4:19 am

    I am a missionary in Poland and I want to be the best leader that I can be by God’s grace. For all that I have heard, the H3 Leadership would help me be a better leader, so I would love a copy. Thanks for the Podcast, I learn something every week!

  41. Drew Peterson on September 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I’m a young High School Pastor – I know my ability to steward what God has given me directly influences the Kingdom fruit I get to see. I want to reach High School students who don’t know Jesus.

    I’d love a copy of the book. I’m super thankful for this podcast and your transparency here, Brad!

  42. Jon Wiebe on September 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Hey Carey and Brad – I’m a bi-vocational church planter working at Starbucks and working towards planting a church next year just outside Vancouver, BC. Would love a copy of H3 Leadership to help grow my own leadership as we build our team and prepare for launch!

  43. Andy Smith on September 30, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I am the board chair of a Christian not-for-profit in Canada. The board is full of great leaders from a wide variety of sectors. Leading this board is a great and rewarding challenge. I would love to continue to grow as a leader through this book!

  44. Jean-Paul Ramjattan on September 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I am a 32 year old associate pastor here in Trinidad, and will be launching out to plant our own church soon! So definitely been staying hungry, with such great podcasts from Carey, but I know the challenge in myself is the hustle! The humility part, I personally think it is lifelong journey so anything to challenge, or align my focus on that is always welcomed.

    My passion, and belief is we are going to change the Church throughout the Caribbean! As such, I need to keep growing higher, while going deeper at the same time!

    H3 Leadership!

  45. Jeremiah Golden on September 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Would love a copy to learn how to become a better leader myself, from one who has been through the “trenches”.

    Also thanks to both of you for speaking at Activate here in NH! I left that one-day conference more filled up than many multi-day conferences I’ve attended. So much of it spoke to where our church is at right now. I’m still gleaning from the notes I took. Thanks for the invaluable insight you guys give!

  46. Hannah Brimner on September 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Hey guys! I’d love to have a copy of the H3 leadership book. I am a freshman at Lincoln Christian University majoring in Christian Ministry. I feel like this book would be a great tool for me to learn about ministry. I have been listening to your podcast regularly since I was a senior in high school. Thank you so much for what you have already equipped me with this far. God bless!

  47. Danny Schulz on September 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Hey Carey – I’d love to win a copy of H3 leadership. My wife and I launched our church in Spokane, WA this year in Spokane, WA. We’re doing well and trying to figure out how to break past the 200 barrier. We want to read this book along with the Warren Bird book you’ve been recommending with our team. God bless and thanks for all you do!

  48. Andy Minard on September 30, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Getting ready to head to session 2 of 3 of my 6 month long course on Calling and Ministries Studies. Learning more and more about who I am and how God may use me. I love my wife and my two boys, Cash and Bear. Exciting to be a young-ish growing leader and grateful for the desire he has given me for the wisdom you make available.

  49. Zachary Verbracken on September 30, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Loved this podcast. I’m a young leader and big reader. I’m serving in student ministry and learning more every day… enjoying the opportunity to work with students at such a pivotal stage of life. Catalyst Leader was one of my favorite books in recent memory and I can’t wait to read more from H3 Leadership.

    My favorite part of the podcast is probably just hearing the emphasis on Hunger and reiterating the importance of asking questions. I’m a question asker myself and I love that even at a level like Brad is at, he still has a hunger to know more. I hope at his age, I’m the same way.

    If I could ask Brad a question… I would just be curious to know:

    As a young leader, how do I gain influence and favor with older generations?
    That’s something I’m trying to learn how to do better. I know the easy answer is “show respect”, but I think it’s much more than that.

    Anyways, thanks again to Brad and Carey.

  50. Chris Clarke on September 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I’m 32, just finishing my first year of leadership leading a growing Presbyterian Church in Duncan BC, and I have used up most of my book budget on Study bibles and I could really use more help to grow as a leader, I listen to podcasts every time I walk my dog, but as we approach the 200 bump the more I can learn the better!

  51. Matthew McNamara on September 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I am a 33 year old Student Ministry pastor at a struggling church. I am also the grounds keeper, tech support, and anything else that needs to be done.
    I have heard so much about Brad’s book H3 Leadership. The church is in the midst of evaluating what we are doing and I want to help my pastor how ever I can.
    Great podcast. I have been listening since the summer when a friend introduced me to it.

  52. Bobby Cates on September 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I would love a copy of H3 Leadership. After 15 years of ministry, my hustle is running low. I’m trying to reignite that “fire” via as many resources as possible. It sounds like Brad’s new book is going to be a great avenue for a much-needed renewal.

  53. Dustin Gallup on September 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    As a pastor who has recently merged our church with another, I’ve found myself feeling many of the same feelings mentioned in this podcast. It’s crazy when you’re convicted so heavily in a podcast. I identify with looking in the mirror and realizing you’ve changed and it’s not necessarily the change you like.

    Often I too have had the attitude of never quitting all the while ignoring loved ones around me telling me to take a break.

    Thanks for the podcast. I will be looking at the other resources, and would love a copy of the book if you have a spare. But what were your next steps in addressing these issues once you came to grips that things needed to change?

  54. Dan Brubacher on September 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I am a 40-year-old associate/executive pastor in the same city (Barrie) as Carey’s main Connexus campus. Unless God supernaturally directs me otherwise, I will be a lifelong #2 guy, and I long to be the absolute best leader I can be to (1) support my lead pastor and free him up to excel in his unique giftedness and (2) help our church be all that God desires it to be. I am constantly looking for ways to grow in my leadership capabilities, and I believe that Brad’s book on H3 Leadership would be a big help.

  55. Gabe Miller on September 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I would love to receive a copy of H3 Leadership! My family and I just recently moved to a new city where we have been called to plant a new life-giving church. This book would be a great resource for us as we begin this journey of church planting!

  56. Justin on September 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Our team relaunched a 38 year old church this February! The church went through some challenges after the founding pastor, who was a great man, retired. After two failed attempts to find pastors from the outside, I became the pastor of a church with the average age that was twice of mine. After some time and serious evaluation, we took a sixteen month journey to relaunch the church. God has done amazing things here. I just want to keep growing in my leadership skills, and love reading about leadership development.

  57. Lauralee Kirkland on September 30, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Really enjoyed the podcast this week! I devour any leadership input I can get because I recently switched out of ministry and into the accounting world. While I love it, I miss learning about leadership and ministry as a part of my daily life. Would love a copy of H3!

  58. Nate Edmondson on September 30, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I’d love to get a copy of H3. I’ve recently ended a season of ministry leadership due to burnout and stress. I’m trying to reconnect to my leadership roots and learn from the experience in preparation for what God’s got next.

  59. Andrew Tate on September 29, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I am in transition between ministries and, Lord willing, new roles, and I’m seeking to take my leadership to the next level. I’m currently reading The Catalyst Leader and Brad is a dude I respect, honor, and learn much from! I’d love to dive into this new book so God could use it to help propel me into this new season of leadership!

  60. Bradley Violette on September 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I am a brand new Student Ministries pastor that is just setting the rhythms and patterns for a life of ministry. Trying to soak in and learn as much as I can.
    Something that really inspires me is talking with healthy leaders and asking questions. I love hearing the wisdom the comes from the experience of those who have gone before and walked through a lot of where I am now. Great blog and podcast as well!

  61. Bradley Violette on September 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I am a brand new Student Ministries pastor that is just setting the rhythms and patters for a life of ministry. Trying to soak in and learn as much as I can.
    Something that really inspires me is talking with healthy leaders and asking questions. I love hearing the wisdom the comes from the experience of those who have gone before and walked through a lot of what I am now. Great blog and podcast as well!

  62. Brenda Madsen on September 29, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    What sets me apart from others who want this book is that I am old (57) and female. But, I am stepping into new leadership calling and responsibility in my church (my husband is the Pastor). I am a reluctant leader and a introvert, but everything I heard from Brad and Darb resonated with me. #pickmepickme

  63. Stephanie Collins on September 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’m a young, female leader who wants to learn how to lead better.. And how to support my ministry/Lead Pastor better. Would love a chance to win this book!

  64. Jeff Prewitt on September 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    I’m inspired by learning. Enjoyed listening to the podcast along with the first 54 podcasts. I’m serving and leading a church in Wisconsin. Even after 27 years there’s a fire in me for humility, hunger and hustle. If I am gifted a book great and if not great as I will be reading it. Thanks. Glory!

  65. Andrew Krayer-White on September 29, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    “I know a lot of leaders that are humble but have no hustle…I like them, but I will never follow them because they never follow them because they don’t get anything done.” – Brad

    Wow, that one hurts a little bit, but well worth the cost of admission!

  66. Lee Pilgreen on September 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I am a second chair leader right now but I feel God calling me to be a lead pastor in the near future and I want to be prepared as possible when that time comes.

  67. Tim Stevens on September 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    As a first time lead pastor trying to revitalize an older church in the Maritimes, I would like to walk my key leaders through the principles of this book. I’ll get it regardless, but hey, free is awesome.

  68. Derek on September 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Young leader being helped and influenced greatly by everything you guys are doing. Thanks!

  69. Nate G on September 29, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    As a pastor I’m always trying to find ways to improve on my leadership abilities and I love getting insight from other pastors and leaders. H3 looks like an awesome book that I’d love to have as a part of my library!

  70. Anthony Bliss on September 29, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I would love to win a copy of Brad’s book because Bible college prepared me to preach, but not to lead. The biggest problems I face on a daily basis are not theological or doctrinal, but issues of leadership, delegation, and training others. I eagerly look for any resource that can equip me in this capacity for the good of the church in which I lead.

  71. Lance Stuckey on September 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I lead overwhelmed, overworked, type-A volunteer discipleship leaders in the local church. They are hustling in life and in ministry. And while they want to be successful in life (and most are), they desperately want to succeed in God’s economy. They want to fulfill the mission of God in their lives. But they are overwhelmed by the busy that comes from the reward of the hustle.

    So I want to win a copy of this book because I want to dig into Brad’s insights on “hustle” and how it impacts “hunger”. How can leaders remain hungry when the rewards of their hustle start to overwhelm them?

  72. Joel on September 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I would love to win a book because I want to be a better leader and see better results in my ministry and on my ministry team.

  73. Joe Robideaux on September 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Always appreciate the interviews but especially love the ones where leaders open up about their most difficult seasons. As you said, we learn most from our mistakes. Hopefully, we can also learn from the mistakes or difficult seasons of others as well so we don’t have to experience the exact same season ourselves. Appreciate Brad’s insights.
    I’d ask Brad the question: What do you think you did as a leader to create a culture where people were willing to speak the truth about your dark time to you? It seems to me most people are too conflict-averse to be willing to say those difficult things to their leaders. Something about your leadership must have created the space for that conversation to happen… or was it something else?

  74. Caleb Mason on September 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I’m a leader in the church who is constantly learning and looking for ways to grow and I think that H3 Leadership would be a great way for me to continue to be developed in my leadership

  75. Andrew Walker on September 29, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I am 31 years old and have been a discipleship pastor for 4 years, and have just taken on a church replant about 5 months ago while continuing with my responsibilities at my other church. The replant is going well and growing, but I wake up every morning with the realization that I have no idea what I am doing. I look forward to the help this book can provide me.

  76. Adam Glenn Speicher on September 29, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I am 27 and just beginning as a children’s minister of 100+ kids and 20+ volunteers part time, while also running my own business of making bow ties (Speicher Tie Company). I feel this book would help me become a better leader in my church and in my business.

  77. Marc Ulrich on September 29, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Next year I’ll be launching a church, and this episode has some great insights for me to learn. Excited to use his insights when I lead

  78. Nick on September 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I am a 26 year old pastor who has recently taken over a young adults ministry. I am also a “type A” leader and often find myself driving a tad too hard. I feel as though reading your book would be a huge help to me as I seek to make and impact and keep my sanity. I will buy a copy of your book regardless! Thanks Brad and Carey.

  79. Nathan Castleberry on September 29, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I loved today’s podcast. I’m 29 serving Mountain Lake Church in the Atlanta area as a campus pastor. I’m going to buy the book because our pastors are about to read it together. If I won a book I’ll give it to someone on my team.

  80. Matthew Angell on September 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I am 23 years old and am hoping to transition into full time ministry in the next year. I am always trying to find new resources to develop my leadership skills and grow personally. This podcast has been a huge help and I know Brad’s book would be too!

  81. Eric McCoy on September 29, 2015 at 7:24 am

    I’d love to win a copy because I’m a 24 year old leader in a church leading in an area well beyond my experience, and as you said, I don’t know what I’m doing and need some wisdom around me!

  82. Chad McCallum on September 29, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Why do I want to win a copy? I need something good to read on vacation!

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