Episode 67: The Preacher and Leadership

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Jeff Iorg joins me in a discussion on the preacher and leadership. Dr. Iorg is the president of Gateway Seminary in Onterio, California. He also teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses at Gateway, and has authored six books including: The Painful Side of Leadership, The Character of Leadership, and Is God Calling Me?

Guest(s): Dr. Jeff Iorg


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief update on Gateway Seminary
  • When leadership became personally important to Dr. Iorg
  • A brief discussion on leadership styles
  • How credibility affects leadership
  • How pastors should view leadership
  • The difference between leading the church staff and the church body
  • Why pastors should think of those they are leading as volunteers
  • Negative leadership traits pastors should avoid
  • Positive leadership traits pastors should pursue
  • How pastors can evaluate their leadership


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