16 Leaders to Follow in 2016


Get equipped & inspired like we have by following the tweets, blogs & ministries of these dynamic leaders in 2016! (In Alphabetical Order)

1 Andrew Mason

2 Brady Boyd

3 Cindy Grasso

4 Dean Deguara 

5 Jeffery Portman

  • Former Student Ministries Director of the Northwest Ministry Network & current Church planter & Lead Pastor of New Hope Church in Puyallup, WA

6 Kevin Moore

7 Mark Entzminger

8 Mark Zweifel

  • Former Student Ministries Director of the Alaska Ministry Network & current Lead Pastor of Fairbanks First Assembly in Alaska.

9 Paul Lewry

10 Rich Guerra

11 Rick Renner

12 Tyler Sollie

13 Tyrone Rinta

  • A leader of leaders with an MA in Organizational Leadership & Lead Pastor of Bell Road Church in Phoenix, AZ

14 Scott Hagan

15 Simon Davenport

  • Youth Evangelist & Student Ministries Pastor @ Full Life Church in Franklin, TN as well as blogger at SimonDavenport.com

16 Terry Parkman

Top 7 Vertical Leader Interviews of 2015


Get equipped & inspired by watching our top 7 leadership interviews of 2015! All of these leaders are what we call “Vertical Leaders.” Leaders who dream big, never settle, take risks, continue learning, serve humbly, lead boldly, love passionately, live with integrity & desire to change a generation!

(In alphabetical order)

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason is the Small Groups Pastor at Real Life Church in Sacramento & the founder of SmallGroupChurches.com where he coaches, equips & resources pastors, leaders & churches around the nation regarding all things small groups! Possessing a wealth of knowledge, Andrew touches on several small group topics!

Growing Big Through Small Groups: Andrew Mason on Relationally Reaching the Postmodern Culture

Cole Zick

Serving as Student Ministries Director at Capitol Christian Center in Sacramento, as well as founder of My City Conference, Cole Zick is a leading voice of awakening to this generation!

My City 2015: Cole Zick on How Unity Sparks Revival

Dean Deguara

Serving as Director of Leadership Development at Jesus Culture in Sacramento, as well as founder of the leadership blog “DeanDeguara.com,” Dean possesses a wealth of wisdom & experience regarding all things faith, ministry & leadership! Check out my interview with him below!

“Dean Deguara” on Learning to Unlearn & Embracing the Unknown

Eddie De La Rosa

Eddie is the Assemblies of God Northern California & Nevada Student Ministries Director in Sacramento where he coaches, equips & resources youth pastors & emerging leaders regarding all things student ministry!

Fearless Faith: Eddie De La Rosa on Family, Youth Ministry & Leading like Jesus

Jarrod McEachron

Serving as Student Ministries Director at Harvest Church in Elk Grove California, Jarrod McEachron is a dynamic leader who possesses a wealth of wisdom regarding youth ministry & is a leading voice of awakening to this generation!

Spitting Out the Pacifier & the Ingredients Needed to Spark Awakening

Terry Parkman

Terry Parkman is a leading voice of awakening to the emerging generation & serves as the Lead Youth Pastor of River Valley Church in Minneapolis, MN where he oversees youth ministry across seven different campuses! In this interview, Terry shares a wealth of valuable wisdom on how to effectively engage the emerging generation with the gospel!

Engaging the Emerging Generation: “Terry Parkman” on Sexuality, Influence & the Missional Call

Tyler Sollie

The former District Youth Director of the Northwest Ministry Network, Tyler Sollie now serves as the Lead Pastor of Life Center Baker in Tacoma, WA. A leader of leaders, Tyler shares a wealth of valuable wisdom on topics ranging from the power of identity, navigating through transition, honoring authority & all things leadership!

BE YOU! Tyler Sollie on Identity, Transition, Honor & Leadership


Leading Like Nehemiah: 5 Steps to Complete Your Assignments With Excellence


1. Pray (Nehemiah 1:4-11)

  • Nehemiah prayed before he did anything else!
  • Pray for God to give you wisdom!
  • Pray for God to give you favor!
  • Pray for God to change lives in the process!

2. Prepare (Nehemiah 2:7-16)

  • Nehemiah prepared a plan to accomplish the assignment before him!
  • Prepare for your assignment by making a plan!
  • Ask “How much time will I need?”
  • Ask “How much practice will I need?”
  • Ask “What supplies will I need?”
  • Ask “What people will I need?”

3. Promote (Nehemiah 2:17-18)

  • Nehemiah promoted the assignment that God had called him to complete!
  • Be confident!
  • Cast the vision!
  • Be thorough in your promotion!
  • Delegate responsibilities to your team!

4. Persevere (Nehemiah 4:16-23)

  • Nehemiah persevered even when things got tough!
  • Be ready for challenges!
  • Be flexible!
  • Persevere through and complete your assignment!

5. Ponder (Nehemiah 5:7)

  • Nehemiah pondered his situation!
  • Ask “Did I complete my assignment with excellence?”
  • Ask “What could I do better next time?”