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Welcome to the Larry Kreider leadership podcast. Larry is the author of over 40 books, the founder of DOVE Int’l, a worldwide family of churches and ministries in 6 continents, and has over 50 years of leadership experience. He and his guests will share inspirational leadership insights from their journey with God. These insights, gleaned from serving leaders in many nations, will transform your life and leadership.
If you want more information about any of Larry Kreider's books, daily devotionals, small group resources, or other teachings, go to larrykreider.com.

Larry Kreider Leadership Podcast DOVE International

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Welcome to the Larry Kreider leadership podcast. Larry is the author of over 40 books, the founder of DOVE Int’l, a worldwide family of churches and ministries in 6 continents, and has over 50 years of leadership experience. He and his guests will share inspirational leadership insights from their journey with God. These insights, gleaned from serving leaders in many nations, will transform your life and leadership.
If you want more information about any of Larry Kreider's books, daily devotionals, small group resources, or other teachings, go to larrykreider.com.

    Bobby Alger on First Fruits Giving

    Bobby Alger on First Fruits Giving

    Bobby Alger joins Larry Kreider via Zoom to explore the principle of first-fruits giving while sharing inspiring stories and testimonies that shed light on the power and significance of first fruits. Bobby and Larry discuss the distinction between tithing, offerings, and first fruits as well as practical advice on how to honor God with our finances.
    Quotable Quotes:

    “First fruits is connected to increase.”
    “Tithe is connected to positioning and protection.”
    “Offerings relate to generosity.”
    “There’s something powerful about honoring the Lord with the first fruits of what we have.”

    Highlights:

    First-fruits giving is an honor gift presented to the Lord.
    Nehemiah 10
    In the Old Testament, first fruits primarily centers around physical increase.
    In the New Testament, first fruits primarily centers around spiritual increase.

    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    The Caused Blessing by Robert Henderson
    Crossroads Community Church
    Crossroads Community Church YouTube channel
    Bobby Alger video, “First Fruits Explained”

    Related Resources:

    “Tony Fitzgerald on First Fruits & Kingdom Marketplace Leadership”
    The Tithe - A Test in Trust by Larry Kreider

    For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small-group resources, or other teachings, visit larrykreider.com.
     

    • 24 min
    Dr. Peter Bunton on Succeeding at Succession

    Dr. Peter Bunton on Succeeding at Succession

    In this episode, Dr. Peter Bunton returns to the studio to talk about his book titled Succeeding at Succession: Founder and Leadership Succession in Christian Organizations and Movements. Peter and Larry delve into a range of topics, such as founder syndrome, mission drift, and routinization. Drawing from his extensive research, personal experience, and insight, Peter provides practical wisdom on how to approach succession in a healthy and honoring way.
    Quotable Quotes:

    “Sometimes founder succession can be a bit more difficult than other kinds of succession.”
    “In a Christian movement, or church network, it’s not a business. We build with relationships. It’s not a bureaucratic function.”
    “Succession is inevitable.”

    Highlights:

    Mission drift happens when an organization shifts away from its founding purpose.
    In a succession process, routinization—although often needed—has the potential to become overly bureaucratic.
    A denomination often starts out as a movement but can gradually shift into routinization.
    Many founders struggle to release their ministry or organization to a new leader.
    It is important to respect and honor the culture you are working with and navigate the succession process accordingly.
    Take time to make tacit (unspoken) knowledge spoken.

    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    “Larry Kreider & Merle Shenk on Their Succession Plan”
    Succeeding at Succession: Founder and Leadership Succession in Christian Organizations and Movements by Peter Bunton
    Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras 

    Related Resources:

    60 Great Founders: So That’s How They Started! by Geoffrey Hanks
    “Overcoming Fears in Leadership Succession” by Peter Bunton
    The Christian Leadership Alliance named Peter’s latest book, Succeeding at Succession, as one of “12 insightful books on managing risk and leading wisely” in winter 2023 

    For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small-group resources, or other teachings, visit larrykreider.com.

    • 26 min
    Cheree Shenk on Creating a Culture of Honor

    Cheree Shenk on Creating a Culture of Honor

    Cheree Shenk returns to the studio to share her heart about creating a culture that honors one another as leaders. Cheree discusses her personal experiences serving together with her husband, Merle, and her passion about being where God is moving. Larry and Cheree also dive into the changes that a succession process brings and how to walk through them with grace and wisdom.  
    Quotable Quotes:

    “The earth is hungry for a model of honor.”
    “Having different perspectives will help us hear the wisdom of God.”
    “God can work in the midst of imperfect people.”
    “Going to the place where God is moving rubs off on you and stirs your faith.”
    “Be really secure in your identity. It’s not what you do, it’s who you are.”

    Highlights:

    1 Corinthians 12:4
    Honor the unique voices and gifts in one another.
    As a leader, be secure in your own identity. It’s not a competition.
    Be convicted that the place you are is where God has called you to thrive.
    Psalm 149
    It may feel easier to go alone but be intentional about cultivating relationships.
    It’s important to be with spiritually hungry people.
    Change requires facing our identity issues and establishing clear communication.
    One of the best things we can do for the next generation is champion them.
    In a succession process, the government is changing, but the anointing, the deposit, and the call of God will remain.

    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    The Lisa and Cheree Podcast
    Newport Church
    “Merle & Cheree Shenk on Their Story & the Succession Process”
    “Larry Kreider & Merle Shenk on Their Succession Plan”
    The Lisa and Cheree Podcast: “Discipling Leaders with Jessika Tate” 

    Related Resources:

    The Culture of Empowerment: Business and Organization Edition by Steve Backlund & Dr. Phil Backlund

    For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small-group resources, or other teachings, visit larrykreider.com.

    • 26 min
    Bob Kreider on Empowering Your Team

    Bob Kreider on Empowering Your Team

    Bob Kreider joins Larry to share the importance of empowering your team and fostering a culture of growth and development. Bob also discusses the valuable role of a business intercessor and the significance of setting aside dedicated time to pray for your business, seeking God's wisdom, guidance, and favor in all decisions and endeavors.
    Bob Kreider is president and owner of North Pointe Property Management, Inc. Additionally, he serves as an owner and real-estate broker for RE/MAX Pinnacle. Bob is a managing partner in a number of real-estate entities and has over 20 years of experience in his industry. Bob and his wife, Danielle, serve as elders at Newport Church and live in Manheim, Pennsylvania.
    Quotable Quotes:

    “We all have different gifts that we can give.”
    “All of us have strengths; all of us have weaknesses.”
    “When we stay connected with the Creator, He gives us creativity.”
    “Set boundaries on your time.” 

    Highlights:

    A team will advance further when each member is walking in their personal skills and gifts.
    Fear can be a false belief we have about God and ourselves.
    Setting aside designated times of prayer helps us stay connected to God and His direction.
    Allow your team to make mistakes, and support them in the learning process.
    As a leader, recognize the potential in your team, get behind them, and promote them. 

    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    North Pointe Property Management, Inc.
    RE/MAX Pinnacle
    Newport Church
    Living Fearless by Jamie Winship
    Kingdom Initiatives 

    For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small-group resources, or other teachings, visit larrykreider.com.

    • 22 min
    Merle Shenk on God the Strategist

    Merle Shenk on God the Strategist

    Merle Shenk returns to the studio, bringing insightful and engaging conversation as he shares various topics that are vital to our spiritual growth and development. Merle and Larry explore the significance of understanding how God created us and who He says we are. They also discuss the strategic hand of God in our lives, the wisdom of staffing our weaknesses, staying enamored with Jesus, and so much more! 
    Quotable Quotes:

    “We all have blind spots.”
    “Recognize the season that you’re in.”

    Highlights:

    Romans 12:8
    A goal of leadership is to help people step into their strengths and callings.
    Putting our energy and effort into building our strengths and natural giftings will be what allows us to excel.
    Know when to staff your weaknesses.
    We often go through seasons in our lives that cause us to wrestle with God.
    Own the season that God has you in, rather than trying to be somewhere else.
    Do the hard work of learning how God has created you and who He has created you to be.
    Hebrews 11:6
    Romans 10:17
    Learn how to value your own relationship with the Lord.
    Luke 10 

    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Living Fearless by Jamie Winship
    Encountering the Supernatural by Kevin Kazemi, Larry Kreider and Merle Shenk

    Related Resources:

    The Cry for Spiritual Fathers and Mothers by Larry Kreider

    For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small-group resources, or other teachings, visit larrykreider.com.

    • 27 min
    Jerry Horst on Walking in Your Destiny

    Jerry Horst on Walking in Your Destiny

    Jerry Horst shares inspirational personal stories and testimonies that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the faithfulness of God and how He works in our lives. Jerry and Larry Kreider delve into the topics of intimacy with God, identity in Christ, and walking in your destiny. This episode will leave you with a renewed sense of purpose and a desire to pursue your destiny with confidence and faith. 
    Jerry Horst is CEO of Vanguard Development Group, a multi-dimensional corporation developing and constructing residential, commercial, and industrial projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Ordained through Randy Clark’s ministry, Global Awakening, Jerry trains and ministers to leaders and believers throughout the world. Jerry and his wife, Sue, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
    Quotable Quotes:

    “Our life is supposed to have meaning and destiny.”
    “I want to be in the room where people are much more significant than me, and I can learn something and be transformed and changed into something meaningful.”
    “You never move towards anything that you don’t think is possible.”
    “The most important thing you can do is to get intimate with the Lord.”
    “I always want to become the person that God thinks I am instead of the person I feel like I am.”
    “Integrity is your superpower.”
    “We can always tell where we are at with God by our righteousness, peace, and joy.” 

    Highlights:

    2 Timothy 2:4
    It’s important to be intentional about what you set your mind and heart to.
    Romans 8:19
    What can we do today to manifest God’s Kingdom in all the people that we meet?
    How can we bring God’s presence into every relationship and every experience?
    John 7:38
    We often live with the misunderstanding that everybody wants something that we think they should want.
    It’s important to find the right person for a role, rather than trying to shape someone who is not the right person to fit the shoes you need filled.
    God is beckoning us to be so much more than we think we are. 

    Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

    Vanguard Development Group
    Global Awakening
    mailto:JerryHorst@gmail.com

    For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small-group resources, or other teachings, visit larrykreider.com.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

PuryCountyGirl ,

Enjoyable Listen

I am grateful for Larry Kreider and team for creating these packed leadership sessions. It’s been fun hearing backgrounds of so many leaders and their stories are inspiring.

lab672 ,

Short and powerful

I love hearing from various leaders about their varying backgrounds and perspectives. I also appreciate that it’s not too long! Around 30 minutes makes it easier to find the time to listen. Great podcast!

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