Chris Coppernoll shares about leadership development and leaning into the needs of others. He gleans from personal experience, life on campus, in church, the marketplace and ministry abroad.
He breaks down the role of mentorship in effective leadership development.
Chris talks about ministry in Pakistan, working in the Christian music industry and a scriptural response to America’s racial conflicts.
What You’ll Learn:
- Ways to support leadership growth within a church
- About modern-day peonage, debt bondage in Pakistan
- One Christian Response to America’s Lingering of Racial Strife
About the Guest:
Dr. Chris Coppernoll has explored leadership development in varied contexts. At the time of this recording, he serves as the Associate Director of Community Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary.
He has planted a multi-ethnic church near Albany, New York. And, he has encouraged students in India and on campuses in America. Chris has preached or taught in several countries in Asia and across Africa. Prior to planting a church, he cofounded a company, working in Nashville’s Christian music industry—the Soul2Soul Radio Network. For twenty-five years, the interviews with Gospel and Christian music luminaries aired weekly. The company recently closed; during its tenure it included 600 radio markets, 40 countries and 1500 interviews.
Chris has authored or co-authored six books and his seventh book is pending, Belonging: God’s Call to Unity in a Diverse Church. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Truett Seminary at Baylor University and is married to celebrated novelist, Christa Parrish. Together, they have four children.
Scripture Related to Episode:
Links Related to Episode:
01:14 – Adventures in Ministry, Mentorship, Church Planting and the Music Industry
05:20 – Belonging, Healing and a Book about Racial Reconciliation
07:17 – Who Do We Let into Our Lives?
07:49 – A Path for Racial Reconciliation in the Church
08:55 – What about Oneness in Christ?
09:18 – Pastors and Conversations about Racial Reconciliation
10:21 – Abolitionist Movement and the Western Church
12:01 – A Forgotten National Ideal in America
13:16 – Exegesis and Civil Rights
14:02 – When One Part of the Body Suffers
15:53 – Grace Unites
17:02 – Starting the Learn to Lead Project
20:40 – Research on Leadership and Mentoring
25: 04 – Proof for Effective Leadership Development
27:27 – Immediate Impact of Leadership Class
28:19 – Jesus’ Mentorship of His Disciples
28:48 – Paul’s Mentorship of Timothy
29:27 – Working in the Music Industry
32:12 – Brick Kiln, Debted Workers in Pakistan
33:24 – Subpar Wages and Increasing Debt
34:50 – Freedom from Kiln Debt
36:39 – Kid Friendly Joke