In this podcast, I interview Kurt Bjorklund, Pastor of Orchard Hill Church. In the interview, we talk about leadership and ministry. You can find the Kurt’s bio, questions that I asked, my key takeaways, and ways to connect with Kurt below in the show notes. I know that this interview will add value to your life! Enjoy!
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Kurt was welcomed as the Senior Pastor of Orchard Hill in November 2005. He holds a B.A. in Business from Wheaton College, earned his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to assuming the leadership of Orchard Hill Church, Kurt served for over 10 years as the Senior Pastor of a church in Michigan. Kurt, his wife, Faith, and their four sons live in Sewickley.
Connect with Kurt:
- Tell us about yourself, your family, your passions!
- Walk us through your leadership journey . . . How did you learn leadership?
- Can you name one or two people who have had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? Why and how did this person impact your life?
- What are you doing and what have you done to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?
- What books have you read that have made a great impact on you that you would recommend?
- Could you talk about one or two of your greatest leadership failures? What did you learn from them?
- How do you balance ministry with your family life?
- How do you process pain as a leader?
- What qualities do you look for in up and coming leaders?
- What can young leaders do to set themselves apart in their organizations?
- Where do you see young leaders “missing it” most often?
- If you could give young leaders any advice, what would it be?
- Our of everything you’ve accomplished in your life and ministry, what are you most proud of?
- Where do you see yourself in 15 years and What do you want your legacy to be?
Some Key Takeaways:
- Books to read: The Leadership Challenge, 30 Days to Confident Leadership, The Dark Side of Leadership, Ten Mistakes Leaders Make
- If it’s not a moral failure or a trust failure, it’s not bad
- Schedule your family events first, ministry second
- If people’s pain doesn’t bother you, you need to get a different job
- You are not called to impress
- Entitlement gets leaders off track
- Lead well where you are
- People will be moved more by who you are than what ou do
- Be who God called you to be
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