Small Churches In Denominational Leadership, with Matt Henslee (Podcast Ep 013)

Karl Vaters interviews Matt Henslee about his recent appointment to regional and national leadership in the SBC and the importance of having small church representation in denominational leadership.

My podcast guest this week is Matt Henslee.

In addition to being a small church pastor and authoring/co-authoring several books, Matt has recently been appointed to leadership in his denomination (Southern Baptist Conference) on both a regional and national level.

We talk about how this happened and how important it is for all church groups, including denominations, to make a place for small church pastors in leadership.

While Matt never sought out these positions, he did do some things that put him into a place where he was recognized for his contributions. His advice for those who may be called to similar positions from a small church includes

  1. Do solid ministry in your current church
  2. Show up – get engaged in the process
  3. Offer positive ideas and solutions in your denominational meetings

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Some of Matt’s books:

His recommended website:

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