MMP026: A Conversation with Director of Church Starting, Jay Harris

Welcome to Episode 26! This week’s conversation is with Jay Harris.

Jay Harris brings nearly 50 years in Christian ministry to his work training, equipping, and developing Christian leaders. He has served since 2008 with Coaching4Clergy (C4C) where he presently serves as a trainer, faculty member, and mentor coach.

Jay is the Director of Church Starting for Tarrant Baptist Association (TBA) in Fort Worth, Texas, a network of nearly 400 Southern Baptist Churches. He has served on the TBA staff since 2000. TBA enjoys a coaching culture where each director is an active certified coach, trainer, and faculty member with C4C. Jay is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Jay lives on mission by pouring into marred vessels revealing God’s treasures.

THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: The Antioch Project

The Antioch Project is a 5 year, ministry leadership training program developed by the 17:6 Network for men and women who feel called to full-time vocational ministry.  It provides participants hands on training and leadership skills development in a peer cohort under coaching.  Students can also earn a Masters of Divinity degree if they join the Antioch Immerse specialty track.

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Lighting Round Notes:

  • Books:
  • Quotes:
    • “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV
  • Jay’s advice to his 23 year old self:
    • Discover who God is creating you to be, don’t try to be someone else.
    • Become a student of yourself.

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