LISTEN: Preparing the Navigator, Pt. 8; Minimality, Pt. 5; Logic of Humility, Pt. 2 (Strategic Christian Leadership, Series #1, Episode #12 with Daniel Whyte III)

The simple purpose of this podcast is to help church leaders understand how planning and strategizing is important to carrying out the Great Commission.

Series #1, Episode #12

Our Strategic Christian Leadership Bible verse for this episode is 1 Peter 3:14 which says, “But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;”

Our Strategic Christian Leadership quote for this episode is from Leroy Eims. He said, “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do.”

Our first topic today is part 8 of “Chapter 1: Preparing the Navigator — A Prelaunch Checklist” from “Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders” by Aubrey Malphurs.

We will continue looking at the Purpose of Strategic Planning

14. To make wise decisions about the facilities and their location. Churches must meet somewhere, and we have discovered that their care and the location of their facilities are strategically important to ministry to the community. Churches must determine if they are best positioned to reach their community or if they need to relocate for maximum effectiveness.

Our second topic today is part 5 of “Chapter 1: Minimality — Keep it Simple” from “Deliberate Simplicity: How the Church Does More by Doing Less” by Dave Browning.

Do What Works

In his book Managing in a Time of Great Change, Peter Drucker asserts that groups fail because “in most cases, the right things are being done — but fruitlessly … the assumptions on which the organization has been built and is being run no longer fit reality.”

Our third topic today is part 2 of Chapter 3: “Common Sense: The Logic of Humility” from “Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership” by John Dickson.

Competency Extrapolation

I will never forget an awkward conversation with a renowned engineer and family friend about Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. I mentioned over lunch that historians found the novel’s premise quite funny—my own ancient history department was running seminars at the time humorously debunking its more outrageous claims. My friend wouldn’t have a bar of it. It was substantially true, he insisted, and nothing I said changed his mind, even though he knew my doctoral work was in the relevant field.

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.