Driven By Podcast

51. Serve By Principle, Not By Politics with Scott Sauls

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You may ask, what prompted me to ask a pastor for the first time on this podcast? I wanted to have Scott on this podcast because I heard that when he moved from New York City to Nashville, Christ Pres had many people leave. As Scott described it, this was a rebuilding effort. Several years in, Christ Pres has grown and planted multiple campuses around the city of Nashville, TN. In addition to this, I found Scott’s leadership style unique since Christ Presbyterian gives away over 40% of their income each year.

This was a fun conversation where we cover:

  • What a rebuilding effort looks like and what to expect
  • His own struggle with approval. What he has learned to lead by principles and not by politics
  • Why leading a large Church teaches you your limitations. Why the needs are overwhelming and what this has taught him about control
  • What he’s learning about planting campuses in the 5th most diverse city in the United States and how to give people what they need
  • Building an organization bigger than yourself. What he is doing to make succession a smooth process
  • And more!

Scott’s also the author of five books, and you can find those here:

Please enjoy this week’s episode with Scott Sauls!