LEADING FROM ALIGNMENT EPISODE 136: INTERVIEW WITH CHAD DEERMAN – PART 1

by | May 10, 2022 | Calling, Focus, Leadership, Leading Yourself, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Podcast, Productivity, Rhythms, Routines, Uncategorized, Work | 0 comments

In today’s episode, we interview Chad Deerman, pastor of Faith Alive Church in West Branch, MI. Together we unpack Chad’s powerful approach to focused work segments that have enabled the church he leads to get healthy and grow while simultaneously allowing Chad to stay healthy in his personal life.

Here are the show notes:

  1. Chad’s story
  2. Chad’s call to pastoral ministry
  3. Chad’s journey at Faith Alive Church in West Branch, MI
    • 20 years
    • Started with 19 people – now running 800 people.
    • Feel like I’m pastoring an entirely different church post-pandemic
    • What does God seem to be up to in your neck of the woods? What are you prioritizing right now?
      • To train and disciple the next generation of leaders
      • Focused on hospitality, volunteers, and leadership
    • Understanding and appreciating the discernment of my wife over the years
  4. Chad’s five/fifties approach to work
    • How did you discover this? – Brian Bouchard – the Five/Fifties. Using 50-minute time blocks with no distractions/disruptions, with 10-minute breaks in-between each segment.
    • What challenges did you have implementing it?
      • Planning the five/fifties effectively
      • Note these segments don’t include staff meetings or appointments
      • Getting my staff used to this work approach

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