22 episodes

The New Now: a series of leadership conversations helping two church pastors lead in an unprecedented season. Leaders are learners, and Matt and Jon go on a journey learning together by interviewing special guests to help them (and anyone else who also wants to learn) lead both now, and into the new.

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The New Now: a series of leadership conversations helping two church pastors lead in an unprecedented season. Leaders are learners, and Matt and Jon go on a journey learning together by interviewing special guests to help them (and anyone else who also wants to learn) lead both now, and into the new.

    E8: The New Now Christmas Special

    E8: The New Now Christmas Special

    Listen in as Matt and Jon for this Christmas special episode as they review some of the key themes that have resonated for them over the last 7 months of interviewing, discovering and navigating in this new context. As they draw in sound bites from key leaders they have chatted with like futurist Patrick Dixon, Theologian Elaine Storkey, or Social entrepreneur Debra Green, hear about:-Acceleration of trends-Authentic leadership-Digital opportunities-Conscious incompetence-The place of specific prayerAll this, plus some Christmas jumpers, festive jingles and some hilarity too.  

    • 43 min
    E7: Leading Change - Andy Blacknell

    E7: Leading Change - Andy Blacknell

    Every leader needs to navigate change. Every leader will have to react to change. But does every leader know how to lead change and lead it well? We spend some time with change expert Andy Blacknell who has huge experience consulting institutions like the NHS, Church of England and the BBC. Spending time with Andy, you will discover key change principles that will help you lead change well in your organisation or team. Learn about communication, pitfalls to be aware of, and even discover what God thinks about change! Change is something we all need to consider. Welcome to Episode 7 of The New Now.  ————— Thanks so much for listening in on another episode of The New Now. If you enjoyed it please do share, comment or review so that we can hear from you but also enable others to listen as well.You can follow Matt and Jon on their social channels. Thanks for being on this journey with us.

    • 49 min
    E6: Turning Vision into Reality

    E6: Turning Vision into Reality

    Leadership guru John Maxwell once said that Vision tells us WHAT, Mission tells us WHY, but strategy tells us HOW and today we spend a bit of time looking at how vision can become reality for the Christian leader.More than just setting goals and objectives, strategic plans and gathering teams, there’s an essential element in this process that can sometimes be forgotten.In Episode 6 Jon we share examples of what this process looks like and analyse how to discern whether God is at work in a particular course of action. We hope you enjoy Episode 6 of the New Now----------Thanks so much for tuning in on another episode of The New Now. If you enjoyed it please do share, comment or review so that we can hear from you but also enable others to listen as well.You can follow Matt and Jon on their social channels. Thanks for being on this journey with us. 

    • 52 min
    E5: The Inner Life of the Leader - Will van der Hart

    E5: The Inner Life of the Leader - Will van der Hart

    A brilliant and powerful conversation with Will van der Hart who is the director of www.mindandsoulfoundation.org and the author of a number of great and practical books. No leader is immune to worry, burn out, isolation or competition and these are some the things we discuss in episode 5 as Will shares very openly about his own journey, but also gives us as Christians leaders in whatever sector some very important things to reflect on. We think you'll enjoy this episode.----------Thanks so much for tuning in on another episode of The New Now. If you enjoyed it please to share, comment or review so that we can hear from you but also enable others to listen as well.You can follow Matt and Jon on their social channels. Thanks for being on this journey with us.   

    • 50 min
    E4: Resilient Leadership

    E4: Resilient Leadership

    In this episode Matt and Jon look at the subject of resilient leadership. Developing the conversation that began with James Lawrence in Season 1 (E9: Leadership that Lasts) they spend some time considering what the bible says about a 'long obedience in the same direction', level 5 leadership, failure in leadership as well as the all important character of the leader. Listen in on another conversation as these two friends and Church of England vicars reflect on leadership together.

    • 41 min
    E3: Discerning Direction

    E3: Discerning Direction

    Listen to a discussion between Matt and Jon as they explore what it means for leaders to discern vision and commit to a direction. Does it require the leader to go up a mountain by themselves in search of God's vision statement? Is discerning direction a one off event or an ongoing process, navigating the journey up a series of metaphorical peaks? You will get some behind the scenes insights into the way two church leaders have learnt about discerning vision and setting a course. From quoting Sinek, to the Archbishop of Canterbury, we're pretty sure you won't be disappointed. ** If you like this episode, please do leave a review, or like, comment or share! We think there will be others who may appreciate these kinds of discussions out there and we would love your help getting the word out about The New Now. 

    • 52 min

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