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Rich Villodas: Resisting Reactivity in a Divisive World

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In our increasingly fractured world that’s just amped up with reactivity, how can we as pastors and ministry leaders create a calming presence in our churches and in our communities? In this week’s conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Rich Villodas, lead pastor of New Life Fellowship in Queens, New York. Rich has written several books, including “Good and Beautiful and Kind.” Together, Rich and Jason explore nurturing a culture in our churches that provides an alternative to the mean-spiritedness and divisiveness that we see in the world all around us. Rich also shares some personal practices, including five questions, that we can reflect upon in our own lives as pastors and ministry leaders that can help us overcome reactivity and engage in conversations with people who might not believe as we do.

FrontStage BackStage Podcast Guest Rich Villodas

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye