Connecting the Organizational Center and the Innovative Edge with Leroy Barber, Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner

Leroy is a seasoned innovator who has spent decades as a spiritual entrepreneur and yet, he now serves deep in the center of the institution of the church. How does an edge leader thrive when working in the heart of the center? Relationships.

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Leroy Barber

Pastor, Entrepreneur, Professor, Author

Leroy Barber has dedicated 30 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.”


Show Notes

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For information about our co-host Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: https://www.caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at https://sacred.design

Find and follow Leroy Barber on Facebook @leroy.barber.71, Instagram and Twitter @leroybarber

For information about The Voices Project, visit their website: https://www.voices-project.org

Leroy Barber’s most recent book is “Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World.

This season features Wesleyan Investive’s 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit https://award.wesleyaninvestive.org

“God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark’s website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/markismusic67

This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.