5.69: Exploring Pastoral Leadership Models: Mega Church

Gain invaluable insights from Pastor Mark Brandt to empower lay leaders and impact your neighborhood.

Need new ways of engaging your digital church community? In this video, we’ll look at how to help people online connect more deeply with others, how to engage teams in ministry, and how to become a community-based church that impacts the local neighborhood.

If you are a mega church or part time clergy and want to empower your lay leaders and lay pastors, then you’ll want to watch this entire video to learn from Hope Church Iowa pastor Mark Brandt who pastors a multisite church and equips and empowers volunteer teams at their church campuses. Mark has been doing digital ministry for 10 years. Learn a new way to help your digital church community connect online and how to support lay leaders in your multisite church today.

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Mark Brandt

Mark Brandt is the Digital Outreach Minister at Lutheran Church of Hope - West Des Moines, IA. Where he has served since June 1999. He started there in student ministry before transitioning to online ministry 10 years ago and has been experimenting with online ministry ever since. Married for 20 years, has twins 19 and 14 year. And in his spare time is a basketball referee.

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  • Terri Elton

    Terri is a teacher who loves Jesus and God’s world. She currently is a Professor of Leadership and Dean of Academic Affairs at Luther Seminary, but has also served in congregations and non-profit settings. In her free time, Terri loves to bike and explore nature. She, along with her husband Eric, believes the world is interesting and together they travel to different cultures and places as often as they can.

  • Alicia Granholm

    Alicia Granholm is senior director of Faith+Lead and a leadership and church consultant based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She helps pastors and leaders engage culture to make a lasting impact. For nearly two decades, she has trained, equipped, and empowered followers of Jesus to engage their local communities by contextualizing the Gospel and its application. Alicia compassionately crosses cultural boundaries having lived, studied, traveled, and served in 25 countries on six continents. Alicia has a Doctor of Strategic Leadership, Global Consulting (Regent University), MDiv (Bethel Seminary), and MA in Teaching (University of St. Thomas).

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