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7 Questions with Craig Heilmann
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7 Questions with Craig Heilmann

Name: Craig Heilmann

Current title: Senior Pastor

Current organisation: Upper Room
55 years old, married 3 children, planted the church 10 years ago after graduating with a doctorate from Duke University.

7 Questions with Craig Heilmann


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


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

Felt a call of Jesus and a passion for his church

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

Keep a diary, plan well, have routines
Start with exercise, end with family time
Work hard in between

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?

Exodus — the story of Moses. It shows you you must carry your cross. Everyone has s cross, yours is your church.

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

Be humble and don’t take yourself too seriously

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

Spend time with good people, trust them, give them responsibility

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

The conversion of a 60 year old man and watching him grow — Alasdair

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