In our research for Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership (recently named Outreach magazine’s Leadership Resource of the Year), Warren Bird and I got to meet a lot of great leaders and thriving leadership teams. One of those was the directional leadership team at the Journey Church in Newark, Delaware. Journey’s lead pastor Mark Johnston actually gave us the final line of our book when he stated during our interview with him: “I used to lead our church. . . . Now I lead our team and they lead our church.”

We asked Journey’s directional leadership team to tell us the principles that guide their work as a leadership team. Check out the video above where Warren interviews Mark.

And then check out this article that was recently featured in Leadership Network’s Advance that lays out what the Journey leadership does, along with a few of my own comments on how research would explain why they are seeing so much success.

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