299: Mark Batterson on Dreams, Writing Books, Parenting, Leadership

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with eight locations, NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, and most recently, Whisper and Play the Man. Mark and his wife Lora live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.

Mark Batterson on Dreams, Writing Books, Parenting, Leadership

In this rebroadcasted episode, Mark joins me to share the lessons he’s learned on his journey. He talks about why not to underestimate God or overestimate yourself, shares the real cure for failure, and stresses our need for the Holy Spirit. He notes the importance of humility, the power of dreams, and why patience is crucial. He posits that everyone has a book in them and offers his advice on writing. He redefines success and shares his insights on parenting, goal-setting, and good versus bad complications in life.

“You overestimate what you can accomplish in a year or two. You underestimate what God can do in 10 or 20.”

– Mark Batterson

Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

● Why failure is the cure for failure

● The importance of humility

● The power of dreams, and what they really are

● The need for patience

● The perfect parent vs. the praying parent

● Why God complicates your life, and that’s okay

Mentioned Resources:

Praying Circles Around Your Children

Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God

Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be

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