How To Build Culture & Discipleship In A Growing Church with Heather Zempel [Podcast]
By: Vanderbloemen October 18, 2016
The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.
In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Heather Zemple, Discipleship Pastor & Campus Ministries Director at National Community Church in DC.
Heather Zempel currently leads the discipleship efforts at National Community Church in Washington, DC, where she oversees small groups, directs leadership development training, and serves on the weekend teaching team. She has written several books, including Sacred Roads, Community is Messy, and, most recently, Amazed and Confused.
Heather followed a circuitous route into full-time ministry. Having obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in biological engineering, she worked as an environmental engineer and as a policy consultant on energy and environment in the United States Senate before coming on staff at NCC. Using her educational background, Heather now can be found exploring environments that foster spiritual growth.
William talks with Heather about:
- How team dynamics change as your church grows
- How to build & maintain great staff culture throughout growth
- How your specific culture & community gives context for how you should develope your discipleship efforts
- Ways to measure your church's discipleship efforts
- What millennials want from their leaders