If we stop to visualize, strategize,
and realize the future Church, what do we see?
"From a planning point of view the Church is introverted. It complements itself instead of complementing the community."
Jack DeBartolo II, FAIA is a world-renowned architect who has been an active architect for over 50 years. His roots go back to the founding of Anderson DeBartolo Pan, Inc. and his father-son private practice, DeBartolo Architects. In this interview Jack discusses the things he's learned from working as an architect for churches, intentionally creating community, facility utilization, finding sacredness in buildings, and he gives us his encouragement to young pastors and architects as they look ahead.
"I'm all for big - I think the Kingdom of God is for big - but you've got to love the one."
Dave Ansel is the Lead Pastor of Family Church, a thriving multisite church in Southern California. With campuses in Whittier and Signal Hill, Family Church is a growing, innovative force in the future of the Church. In this interview Dave talks about entitlement, reaching the intellect, church staff, humility, serving your community, the challenges of collaboration and having a spirit of gratitude. Dave's heart is transparent and his humility is inspiring - you won't want to miss his insights.
"As Christians we buy into a narrative of consumption and individualism at levels that are sometimes higher than our belief in the Gospel."
Tyler Johnson is the Lead Pastor of Redemption Church, a multi-congregational church throughout Arizona. He is one of the youngest pastors in the country to be leading a mega church. In this interview Tyler talks with us about the influence of the global church, Jesus' heart for collaboration and unity, intellect and the Church, truth, cultural questions, idolatry, mega church responsibility, and his encouragement to pastors. You won't want to miss hearing from this thoughtful and wise leader.
"God gives us a vision, but if it's really a God-sized vision it will most likely be fulfilled not in your lifetime, but in your lifeline."
Benny Perez serves as the Lead Pastor of the Church LV and the Church OC. Since the church's inception it has grown to over 3,000 in weekly attendance and expanded it's reach to three campuses in Las Vegas, Orange County and Online. Benny is a highly sought after conference speaker and author of several books. In this interview Benny talks with us about cultivating leadership, the presence of God, teamwork, overcoming obstacles, church mergers, honoring past leaders, running a church in Sin City, the new generation of up and coming pastors, and much more. You won't want to miss this insightful interview.