Welcome to the Icon Church Leadership Podcast, hosted by Icon’s Director of Operations, Ilona Trofimovich, with Lead Pastor, Justin Anderson. We believe investment in leaders makes the church thrive, so in this podcast we provide formative practices that help transform & equip people for meaningful Kingdom work. Find more information at iconchurch.org/leadershippodcast.
Isolation and the Immanence of God - Leadership in the Valley
In this episode, Josh and Justin discuss what is one of the most widely felt experiences in 2020: isolation. All of us have experienced some level of isolation this year, and that may have some serious consequences for us as human beings and for us as leaders. Tune in this week to hear how isolation kills collaboration in our leadership, and how God’s nearness can change that.
Shame and the Grace of God - Leadership in the Valley
In this episode, Justin and Josh discuss shame and leadership. As human beings, we are all storied-creatures, which means we live and thrive off of story. And shame actually is a story, though a deeply destructive one. As destructive as this story is, there is still hope in the grace of God. Tune in this week to hear how shame kills creativity in leadership, and how the grace of God can interrupt the narrative of shame.
Anxiety and the Faithfulness of God - Leadership in the Valley
In this episode, Justin and Josh pick up our first topic for the series: anxiety. To some degree, everyone experiences anxiety. But leaders have a unique danger when we allow anxiety to take root in our lives: it kills our vision. The ability to have a creative vision for our groups, church, or organization is killed when we “dress-rehearse” the unfaithfulness of God. And so, Josh and Justin discuss how God is faithful, and what that means as we move from anxiety to trust.
Why Mental Health? - Leadership in the Valley
In this episode, Justin brings on our Spiritual Formation Director, Josh Sercey, to discuss mental and emotional health. Specifically, this season we want to discuss the ways in which our mental and emotional unhealth affects our leadership, and how God’s character matters for such struggles. For this episode, Justin and Josh discuss the false ideas we have about leadership that would keep us from being honest in this conversation.
Is My Organization Ready? - A Strategy for Re-Entry Ep. 6
In the final episode of the season, Ilona and Justin close by discussing how to get our organizations ready for whatever we’re trying to accomplish this fall. Using a framework of process and product, they discuss how we can evaluate organizational products and processes in light of our goals.
Is My Organization Healthy? - A Strategy for Re-Entry Ep. 5
In this episode, Ilona and Justin pivot to discuss our organizations. Reminding us that we should be assessing health regardless of whether the world’s in a global pandemic, they use a classic business school assessment tool as a framework to assess whether your organization, be it a community group, church, or company, is healthy. How can you leverage your organizational “superpower” as you anticipate the future? What hard facts do you need to face? How can you prepare to take advantage of opportunities and protect yourself from organizational threats?