Leading Through Growth: Executive Pastor Roundtable with Jeremy Peterson, Kayra Montañez, & Jesse DeYoung

This episode of unSeminary brings together a distinguished panel of Executive Pastors—Jeremy Peterson, Kayra Montañez, and Jesse DeYoung—for an insightful roundtable discussion. These seasoned leaders from across the country share their frontline experiences and strategies in navigating the complexities of expanding churches in today’s rapidly changing ecclesiastical landscape.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Innovative Leadership Development: Jeremy Peterson details the transformative journey of cultivating leadership within the church. Discover One Church’s effective strategies to empower volunteers and develop leaders for a resilient church community.
  • Mastering Growth While Fostering Community: Kayra Montañez offers a deep dive into balancing the challenges of rapid church growth with nurturing a close-knit community feel. Learn how Liquid Church utilizes technology and strategic initiatives to ensure every member feels connected and valued.
  • Strategic Leadership and Staff Culture: At Flatirons Church, Jesse DeYoung emphasizes strategic leadership and a robust staff culture to drive growth. His approach involves aligning bold decisions with core values, fostering a team committed to innovation and impactful community engagement.
  • Digital Ministry and Engagement: The discussion shifts to the critical role of digital platforms in modern church ministry. From using church apps to enhance member engagement to navigating online services, the panellists explore how technology reshapes church community dynamics.
  • Strategies for Financial Stewardship: Addressing the financial aspects of church growth, the roundtable covers innovative fundraising, budget management, and stewardship practices that underpin successful ministry and mission fulfillment.
  • Volunteerism and Service Culture: Uncover the secrets to building a vibrant volunteer culture as our guests share their approaches to recruiting, inspiring, and retaining volunteers, emphasizing the impact of service on church growth and community engagement.

Guest Bios:

  • Jeremy Peterson is the Executive Pastor at One Church, where his forward-thinking leadership has fostered a strong, vibrant community across multiple locations.
  • Kayra Montañez serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries at Liquid Church, guiding the church through significant growth phases with her expertise in operations and digital engagement.
  • Jesse DeYoung holds the position of Executive Lead Pastor at Flatirons Church, where his strategic planning and commitment to community engagement have been instrumental in the church’s growth and outreach efforts.

This episode offers unSeminary listeners a treasure trove of wisdom from three of the church’s most dynamic Executive Pastors. Their shared experiences and innovative strategies provide actionable insights for church leaders looking to navigate growth, digital transformation, and community building. Tune in to be inspired and equipped for leading your church through growth with innovation, integrity, and purpose.

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Rich Birch
Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 18 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church - a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for it’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact. Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution.His latest book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church is an Amazon bestseller and is design to help your church reach more people in your community.