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Conversations: Marcus Bieschke on Balancing Attractional vs. Incarnational Church Strategies

October 9, 2014

We are excited to continue a new Leadership Network blog series called Conversations on Church Innovations.” These video and audio posts feature candid conversations with innovative church leaders from across the country talking about the areas of ministry they are passionate about.

Marcus Bieschke Headshot Marcus Bieschke has served in ministry for 17 years. Since 2008, he has served as the Lead Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church’s largest regional campus—Willow Crystal Lake, which also launched Willow’s 1st grandchild, Willow Huntley, in 2011. Marcus holds a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University’s School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Marcus has a core conviction: he believes the Apostle Paul wasn’t kidding when he said, “Now you are the Body of Christ” (1 Co 12:27). He is steeled in his resolve to energetically apply his gifts to build the Church… the way God intended—by joining with multiplying leaders to plant and growchurches that are dynamic incarnational movements, not institutional monuments.

Leadership Network Director Greg Ligon had the opportunity to talk with Marcus Bieschke in detail about leadership and our disconnected postmodern world—a world of unprecedented spiritual receptivity where people have rejected the Church but not Christ. Marcus is convinced that we have a unique opportunity to represent the exquisite power and hope of Christ through synergized, connected, incarnational ministry and partnerships that more accurately reflect God’s very nature. And we haven’t a moment to lose. Enjoy this Conversation!

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