A Conversation About Leadership and Integrity with Dr. Mark Batterson
Releasing May 15, 2023
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The Search for Humility and the Power of Gratitude
It’s impossible to host a series on integrity without considering how our conversation influences our ability to impact others for the Kingdom, and that is why I am so very grateful for Pastor Mark Batterson’s time today. Pastor Mark has recently authored a new book, Please, Sorry, Thanks: Three Words that Change Everything, and I am so grateful he accepted my invitation to join us.
Today, he talks with us about:
- the humility our Lord modeled,
- the ability we have to choose our response when tragedy strikes or we find ourselves on the receiving end of the pain someone refuses to acknowledge
- celebrity culture in the Church and so much more.
Today, we’re reflecting on James 1:26 CSB
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Meet Dr. Mark Batterson
Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, one church with multiple locations. NCC also owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, the DC Dream Center, and Capital Turnaround as gathering places for the community and funding for Kingdom causes.
Mark serves as lead visionary for The Dream Collective, which equips and supports dreamers who long for revival in the church, reformation in the kingdom, and renaissance in culture.
Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the author of 23 books including the New York Times bestselling The Circle Maker as well as In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Double Blessing, Whisper, and, most recently, Win the Day and Do it for a Day.
Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill. They have three children: Parker, Summer (married to Austin), and Josiah. You can connect with him on Instagram at @markbatterson
I asked Pastor Mark:
- What inspired you to write Please, Sorry, Thanks?
- Can you talk to us about how important it is to follow Christ’s example of humility?
- What is the difference between washing others’ feet and washing our hands of the situation, and what do we need to know about people pleasing?
- How do you conduct yourself with integrity when someone refuses to apologize for an offense they’ve commited against you?
- What can someone do to reset their priorities when they realize they have failed to uphold God’s values?
- What are you thankful for?
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