Watch the video below to see Dr. Richard share firsthand the background behind the LEADERREACH video initiative, which seeks to address the heart needs of leaders who reach leaders. Further below is the GProCommunity interview with Dr. Richard regarding LEADERREACH.
Below are links to videos on topics vital to healthy leadership that Dr. Richard has already addressed. We invite you to subscribe here for future video sessions in the current series!
GProCommunity Interview with Dr. Richard below:
GProCommunity Team: What is LEADERREACH?
Dr. Richard: As leaders have come to my office, they tend to ask questions about personal spiritual growth and spiritual health, which seem to be the fundamental source and resource for all their leadership standards. These are the questions we seek to address as LEADERREACH. I want to stress that this is not a leadership website. There are many such wonderful sources and resources. LEADERREACH is our way of giving biblical and spiritual input into your hearts and minds as we are reaching leaders who reach leaders.
GProCommunity Team: Why are you doing the LEADERREACH videos?
Dr. Richard: I want to be strategic in my intention to address the spiritual needs and health of leaders, because if leaders are not vitally spiritually healthy, they will not be able to influence the people that they lead now. As much as I would love to visit with every leader personally in my office, I know that is not possible. Thankfully, through technology, we can have a unique opportunity where I can bring my office to every leader via the Internet.
GProCommunity Team: What topics do you cover in these videos?
Dr. Richard: We have covered issues from significance, failure, success, usefulness, playing God, as well as life-work-family balance. You can access previous episodes via our LEADERREACH website. Perhaps the question facing you today will be our next topic! In fact, you can submit your questions via the website (see further below).
GProCommunity Team: Who do you hope sees these videos?
Dr. Richard: Our primary focus will be pastoral leaders, but LEADERREACH applies to everyone who has the role and responsibility of being a leader. God has placed you in a position of influence whether you serve as leader at home, the workplace or in a church setting.
GProCommunity Team: How do I submit my questions so that they might be answered in a video?
Dr. Richard: It is our desire that LEADERREACH be a continual source of encouragement and wellspring of wisdom to all leaders, but especially those who are engaged or want to be engaged in the work of training other leaders. I encourage all leaders to share their pressing questions here. Unfortunately, we will not be able to address all questions, but please submit yours and we will evaluate them all. Even though we already have recorded the first ten episodes, more episodes will be filmed soon and I need your questions!
As you watch the LEADERREACH episodes may you invite God to examine your heart so that He may “lead through us, so that we are the means by which He accomplishes His will, and then to love through us, because love is the greatest of all spiritual leadership characteristics. But none of these would be possible unless He lives through us…that God is living through us in our leadership role, in our discovery, in our implementation, in our execution.”