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Unseen Leadership, hosted by Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter, explores the unseen stories that have made leaders who they are today. This is a podcast for young leaders to learn from those ahead of them by exploring the early days of their leadership, understanding the mistakes they made, and identifying the habits that shaped them. All to help you lead in the future. This podcast will be featuring guests like Carey Nieuwhof, Jamie Ivey, Clay Scroggins, Jackie Hill Perry, Levi Lusko, and many more.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 173 Ratings

Unseen Leadership, hosted by Chandler Vannoy and Josh Hunter, explores the unseen stories that have made leaders who they are today. This is a podcast for young leaders to learn from those ahead of them by exploring the early days of their leadership, understanding the mistakes they made, and identifying the habits that shaped them. All to help you lead in the future. This podcast will be featuring guests like Carey Nieuwhof, Jamie Ivey, Clay Scroggins, Jackie Hill Perry, Levi Lusko, and many more.

    Unseen Leadership Episode 74: Jamie Ivey on Being Created for a Purpose

    Unseen Leadership Episode 74: Jamie Ivey on Being Created for a Purpose

    In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Mike Kelsey are joined by Jamie Ivey who is the host of the Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast. She is also the author of several books, including her most recent children's book God Made You to Be You.







    During their conversation, they discuss using our gifts for other people to see His works and give glory to God for them, being comfortable in who God made you to be, and how to learn more about what you are gifted for.







    QUOTES FROM EPISODE 74:







    "If I am struggling and I think my gifts are small today, I still can believe that God has given them to me so that people will see them and give glory to God.""God is bringing you up as a leader and He has prepared things for you to do.""I am not trying to put on a show, I am just trying to be myself and I think God has used that in a lot of people's lives.""I had to go through a lot of laying stuff down with God - insecurities and feeling not enough.""He has equipped those who He has called and I am going to keep walking forward.""You do bring something to the table, not because you are awesome, but because God has gifted you.""Practically, one of the best things for me has been to step in and serve. Sign up to teach a class and see what happens.""Sometimes we get in the wrong mindset of thinking that what someone else is doing equals success.""Success is individualized and so many times is a moving target.""I want to look at people I can learn from, but I don't want to chase their successes. I want to chase faithfulness and what God has called me to do."







    RESOURCES MENTIONED







    God Made You to Be You by Jamie Ivey







    You Be You by Jamie Ivey







    Unseen Leadership Episode 2: Jamie Ivey on Dealing With Your Past and Sharing Your Struggles With Others

    • 37 min
    Unseen Leadership Episode 73: Derwin Gray on Prayer in Leadership

    Unseen Leadership Episode 73: Derwin Gray on Prayer in Leadership

    In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Mike Kelsey are joined by Derwin Gray who is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church. He is also the author of The Good Life and his new book, God, Do You Hear Me?.







    During their conversation, they discuss how prayer is the posture of our hearts, how prayer leads to better ministry, and how your prayer life affects how you preach.







    QUOTES FROM EPISODE 73:







    "Leadership is not telling people what to do. Leadership is embodying what you want others to become.""Prayer is a posture of our hearts to the divine presence of God in everything.""We often live out of our family of origin wounding rather than our new family of origin and our Father.""As a leader The Lord's Prayer not only shows us intimacy, but also The Lord's Prayer is God's will for our lives.""Weak people pray to a strong God. People who think they are strong don't pray to God.""Prayer is a posture of dependence and need.""We should never get good at ministry because we will get bad at prayer.""A prayerless preacher is a powerless preacher.""Don't mistake big crowds for big power.""If the redemptive work of Jesus is not the plumb line to everything, then it is not a Christian message.""Prayer is the heartbeat that pumps the blood out of the message.""Do not look for content to preach. Look for content to live."







    RESOURCES MENTIONED







    God, Do You Hear Me? by Derwin Gray







    The Good Life by Derwin Gray







    Unseen Leadership Episode 37: Derwin Gray on Focusing on Discipleship More Than Leadership







    Conformed to His Image by Kenneth Boa

    • 37 min
    Unseen Leadership Episode 72: Sandra McCracken on Quiet Leadership

    Unseen Leadership Episode 72: Sandra McCracken on Quiet Leadership

    In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Mike Kelsey are joined by Sandra McCracken who is a prolific songwriter, modern day hymn writer, and record producer. She is also an author of her new book Send Out Your Light.







    During their conversation, they discuss how a song can connect people, that leadership can take on different forms based on personality types, and the two sides of ego and that challenge that causes.







    QUOTES FROM EPISODE 72:







    "I was pretty shy as a kid, and I didn't want to be upfront. Songwriting was a way by which I could contribute and put words to something we all shared and then it could become communal.""No matter what field you are in, we are all creative.""There are all these ways we express the creativity of God - for me it is songwriting.""We have a shared human experience because this is God's world and He has made things in a way that He can speak to us through these things in the same way.""Leadership can actually be a quiet thing. You don't have to be some big personality that wants to be upfront all the time.""Leadership that reflects your personality type could take a lot of different forms.""The way we manage our pride and humility is the biggest challenge of working together in groups and a team.""If you are starting something new, you can expect that growth is going to be uncomfortable sometimes."







    RESOURCES MENTIONED







    Send Out Your Light by Sandra McCracken







    Hearing the Call by Nicholas Wolterstorff







    Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff







    Hearing God by Dallas Willard







    This Episode's Sponsor:















    Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. 







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    • 40 min
    Unseen Leadership Episode 71: Dr. Scott James on Using Your Leadership to Let Others Flourish

    Unseen Leadership Episode 71: Dr. Scott James on Using Your Leadership to Let Others Flourish

    In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Mike Kelsey are joined by Dr. Scott James who is a pediatric physician and an elder at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also the author of two devotions, The Expected One and The Risen One.







    During their conversation, they discuss how leadership is letting others flourish, investing in a local church, and making a purposeful shift between work and home.







    QUOTES FROM EPISODE 71:







    "My biggest misconception was that leadership, in and of itself, is defined as an active, out front, action-oriented role.""If you are surrounded with good people, you don't have to drag them from up front. You support them from behind and let them thrive and flourish in what God has already gifted them to do.""Wherever you are, whatever role God has you in, invest your life in a good, local church.""Making that commitment to a local church then puts you in a position to serve other people.""When pivoting between things, I will stop, pray, and do something that is a very concrete shifting of gears.""Stay humble, keep your head down, do the work in front of you.""Most people that step into a leadership position have this expectation that they need to do grandiose things right out of the gate. I think plodding is the better course."







    RESOURCES MENTIONED







    The Expected One by Scott James







    The Risen One by Scott James







    Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund







    Every Moment Holy







    The Wolf Hall Trilogy by Hilary Mantel







    This Episode's Sponsor:















    Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. 







    Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!

    • 53 min
    Unseen Leadership Episode 70: Gregg Matte on Leading Through Your God-Given Identity

    Unseen Leadership Episode 70: Gregg Matte on Leading Through Your God-Given Identity

    In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Mike Kelsey are joined by Gregg Matte who is the senior pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church and the founder of Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University. He is also the author of many books including his upcoming devotional, Capture the Moment.







    During their conversation, they discuss leading through your God-given identity, the three-legged stool of calling, and the need for grace in learning.







    QUOTES FROM EPISODE 70:







    "Pray for leadership and wisdom every day.""I really value peace, and that is a tough one for a leader.""If I can be myself and walk with God, number one I am going to honor Him, and number two I am going to be able to lead.""Calling is: Do I want to? Do people respond when I do it? And does God want me to?""My high value of peace negated my need to be clear.""I want to make a good, clear decision, but I'd like to do it and keep the body of Christ unified.""Give your mornings to God, your afternoons to the church, and your evenings to your family.""Do not sell your family on the alter of ministry.""Realize you are continually learning, and, therefore, show yourself grace."







    RESOURCES MENTIONED







    Unstoppable Gospel by Gregg Matte







    Difference Makers by Gregg Matte







    Capture the Moment by Gregg Matte







    Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders







    The Seven Money Types by Tommy Brown







    This Episode's Sponsor:















    Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. 







    Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!

    • 39 min
    Unseen Leadership Episode 69: Coach Mark Richt on Making Decisions

    Unseen Leadership Episode 69: Coach Mark Richt on Making Decisions

    In this episode of the Unseen Leadership podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Mike Kelsey are joined by Coach Mark Richt who is the former head football coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Miami Hurricanes and a longtime assistant coach for the Florida State University Seminoles. He is currently a football analyst for the ACC network. He is also the author of his new book, Make the Call.







    During their conversation, they discuss how to know if you are making good decisions, the importance of being genuine, and being a good steward of the influence that God has given you.







    QUOTES FROM EPISODE 69:







    "It's hard for faith and fear to live in the same mind.""My fear was stronger than my faith and God helped me grow my faith like I asked for.""If you are making a big decision and your goal is to try to please somebody or some group of people that can be dangerous.""My goal was to make a decision that God would be pleased with and my gauge on whether I did that or not was how I felt when I put my head on the pillow at night.""To try to change your personality to be somebody your not, first of all takes too much energy, and maybe more importantly, people under you are going to see you aren't genuine.""If you do something for someone who can't help you back it changes the way you look at life.""You can change any cycle that has been going on in your home.""Within a couple generations you might affect 50 to 100 people's lives because you decided you were going to man up.""One size doesn't fit all when it comes to capturing the heart of a player or a person, a wife or a child. They all feel love different ways.""God said, 'I will certainly be with you.' If you know that, then you can make it. If you make the mistake of thinking it's all you, that is when you get crushed."







    RESOURCES MENTIONED







    Make the Call by Mark Richt







    The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman







    Kingdom Man by Tony Evans







    This Episode's Sponsor:















    Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. 







    Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!

    • 45 min

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