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7 Questions with Corey Grant
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7 Questions with Corey Grant

Name: Corey Grant

Current title: Pastor

Current organisation: Emmaus Church

Husband, father, and pastor. Undergraduate from Biola University and graduate degree from Concordia University. Mission minded and community focused.

7 Questions with Corey Grant


1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?

Other leaders who want power, control, and influence

2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I was always involved in church ministry. Was a leader in Sunday school, youth ministry, was an elder in the church for many years, and then spiritual mentors asked me to pray about going into the pastorship. After a month of praying, family decided that was the path God had for us, and left my career to go into church leadership full time

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

1. Wake up early
2. Drink coffee, pray, and mediate
3. Go to the office, answer emails, update content, work on bigger projects
4. Later in the afternoon, take phone calls, conference call, and set up appointments for the week
5. Pick up the kids from school, go home, make dinner, relax
6. Work some more before bed
7. Read before going to sleep

4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Letters to the Church, by Francis Chan. Impacted my leadership in this way--understanding the changing landscape of the church and how to lead people back to the biblical idea of church

5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

You don't have to be perfect, but you do have to be present.

6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?

Equip other leaders and encourage them to use their gifts. I don't micro-manage, but rather give advice and support when needed.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?

After leading a Bible study at a recovery home, I overheard a member from the home telling a new patient, "I have learned a lot from my pastor." Realized he was talking about me.

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