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Episode 095 – A Pastor’s First 180 Days And More Leadership Lessons with Charles Stone, Part 1

Our host, Christopher J Harris welcomes Author, Consultant, and Pastor, Charles Stone to the studio to discuss his recently released book, Every Pastor’s First 180 Days: How To Start And Stay Strong In A New Church Job. Of course, we took some time and also discussed his perspective on mindfulness, brain research and a leaders’ emotional health.  In this impactful conversation the 40 years of experience and wisdom from Pastor Stone was clearly evident.

More specifically, his new book shares that – 180 days–that’s the critical time every pastor has to establish their role in a new church position to onboard successfully. That first six months can make an enormous difference and give them a powerful foundation to impact the Kingdom of God in a positive way, or it can present them with growing challenges that linger for years to come.

You can connect with Charles here: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Vimeo | Amazon Page |

You can read a few additional articles about Charles’ work here: Articles | Interview On Christian Mindfulness | 20 Things I Know Now |


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Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop’s Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He’s served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He’s an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.

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