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Ike Miller: How Understanding Our Baggage Improves Our Leadership

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How can we process the baggage we’re carrying from dysfunctional relationships in our past in a manner that helps us become healthier in both life and ministry? In this week’s conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Ike Miller. Ike is the founding and lead pastor of Bright City Church in Durham, North Carolina. Ike writes regularly about the intersection of theology and mental health. His newest book is titled “Good Baggage.” Together, Ike and Jason look at the importance for us as pastors and ministry leaders to better understand the coping mechanisms we’ve developed from past dysfunctional relationships and how those impact the way we minister and live today. Ike also shares how God can redeem some of that baggage in such a way that we can embrace healthier lives and ministries.

FrontStage BackStage Podcast With Ike Miller

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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