In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay talks with author and pastor Steve Cuss about what it was like growing up in an irreligious family that eventually came to really embrace his calling, the valuable experience he gained in chaplain residency and the practice of vulnerability and self-awareness that has shaped his heart and his life’s work. Steve also reveals his secret talent as a chicken hypnotist (see show notes for a visual!) **Please note: This episode contains some discussion of grief and pregnancy loss as Steve shares stories from his years as a chaplain.
Steve is the author of Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs and the founder of www.capablelife.me, an online community helping you to function as a calm, aware, present human in the work place and home place. Steve has served in a variety of pastoral roles for 26 years, the majority of those years as a lead pastor. He is also proud to be a strategic partner with Compassion International, Leadership Network, and Missio Alliance.
Steve was privileged to grow up in Perth, Western Australia, in an adventurous family of origin. After moving to the United States for theological study, he married Lisa and they have two sons and a daughter, in whom they take great delight. When Steve is not working, you can find him laughing with his family, knee-deep in a trout stream, or trying a guitar he cannot afford at a local music store.
Steve's website https://www.stevecusswords.com
Managing Leadership Anxiety by Steve Cuss Vineyard USA’s suggested reading for March https://amzn.to/3u9pS0x
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot https://amzn.to/3L22Kbd
Chicken hypnotism (not Steve) https://bit.ly/36ynMPt
Steve's Socials: Instagram and Twitter: @stevecusswords
In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay Pathak and Tod Bolsinger discuss adaptive change in the church. Tod speaks about how his passion for studying change and helping “faith leaders thrive as change leaders” developed, and the role of the pastor as a steady force in the midst of crisis and anxiety. Tod and Jay also talk about what we learned from the crucible of change that was the pandemic. Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, PhD, the co-owner and principal of AE Sloan Leadership, Inc, an executive coaching and consulting firm that works with church, non-profit, and marketplace leaders in leading change. He is also the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership, Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, was the founder of the Fuller Leadership Platform, and served as a Vice President of Fuller Seminary for six years. Prior to his educational career, he served as a pastor for 27 years. He is the author of five books, including the Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in pastoral leadership, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience and most recently, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change. Show Notes: Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger Vineyard USA's recommended reading for February https://amzn.to/3LEdIV8 Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bolsinger https://amzn.to/3oT6fb7 Reach us at: VineyardUSA.org Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @VineyardUSA ...
In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay and Julia Pickerill reminisce about their younger years together in youth and young adult ministry. They talk about the importance of embodied connection over simply teaching information and how Julia was changed by being exposed to a theology of the local church. Julia also passes on a crucial word about longevity in pastoring. In January of 2021, Julia Pickerill became one of the Senior Pastors of the Columbus Vineyard alongside her husband Eric, succeeding Rich Nathan, who founded the church in 1987. Julia and Eric have been a part of the Vineyard movement for twenty-five years, during which time they’ve held multiple roles in the Columbus Vineyard and served as church planters and Lead Pastors of Vineyard Amsterdam (Netherlands). They returned to the US in 2015 and transitioned into senior leadership of Vineyard Columbus in January 2021. Julia is a nine on the enneagram, is a really bad cook, dislikes writing speaker bios, has three fabulous kids, and relaxes by reading novels about existential threats. Show Notes: Miracle Work by Jordan Seng Vineyard USA’s recommended reading for May https://bit.ly/382EPdN The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller https://amzn.to/3FRxXwk The Tower of Geburah by John White https://amzn.to/3sFhztk ...
Everyone Gets to Play with Phil Strout Show Podcast Information In this first ever episode of the We Are Vineyard podcast, VUSA National Director Jay Pathak and former VUSA National Director Phil Strout discuss Equipping the Saints — where this principle comes from biblically, what it means, and how you do it. They also talk about the vital role of mentors in a leader’s life, share personal stories of pursuing the mentors who have shaped them and cared for their souls, and subsequently how they have learned to recognize leadership on those coming up behind them. For over a decade Phil Strout served as the National Director for Vineyard USA before he passed the torch to Jay Pathak this year. Phil also served in the Vineyard on the board of directors for Vineyard USA, as a Regional Leader, and as the Senior ...