I want to introduce you to Micah Dodson, who I am collaborating with for the Leadership Collective 2020.  We have known each other for some time and I thought you would find his story interesting and inspiring.
Here are the questions I’ve asked him to respond to:
  1. Tell us a bit about yourself?
  2. Why is the Leadership Collective so important for leaders?
  3. Who would be a good candidate for the Leadership Collective?

This week, he is going to tell you his story.

My name is Micah Dodson. My wife, Kristen and I have been married for 23 years and we have three amazing children, Elijah (22), Hannah (21), and Zeke (18). We live in Vancouver, WA which is a suburb of Portland, OR. During our 23 years of marriage we have lived in the Vancouver, Seattle, and then Vancouver again for the last two years.

An interesting fact about my past was that my first career was in Starbucks Coffee. I started as a barista in college and then moved into management while I was attending seminary. When our fist two kiddos were born (and they are 11 months apart), I moved from being an assistant manager to being a store manager. This job later became a part time management role while I was serving on staff in a church plant.
Another strange fact is that I’m a Buffalo Bills fan, but have only ever lived in the Northwest…. but that’s a story for another time.
Our family has invested the last twenty plus years in the planting of churches. Our calling to church planting came from a prayer that Kristen and I started praying right after we got married. The prayer was asking God to help us find a way to connect our friends who didn’t yet know Jesus to a church. In particular, we asked God what it would look like to be part of a church that cared deeply about people who don’t know Jesus? God answered by connecting us to a church plant. Fast forward 23 years and we have planted in suburban and urban contexts. We have lead attractional churches, parish oriented neighborhood churches, and missional communities. Additionally, we have invested in caring for, assessing, training, and coaching church planters.
Here are 3 reasons I wanted to partner with Micah on the Leadership Collective:
  1. Micah has a vision to reach people far from God who are not currently in a local church.
  2. He understands the context of planting in suburban and urban settings along with diverse models.
  3. Micah understands the bi-vocational nature that more and more church planters must embrace.

Who in your network, has a vision to accelerate the process of making disciples and empowering leaders?  Please CLICK HERE for more information.  Next week I will share what Micah had to say about the motivation behind the Leadership Collective.


Leadership Make-Over

with Gary Reinecke & Micah Dodson


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