Accelerating Kingdom-Centric Ministry
The recent ministry conference stirred our hearts and imaginations for bringing the church into alignment with God’s kingdom mission. The discussion will revisit themes that Reggie presented in our October retreat. Elements will include key shifts that must occur to move from church-as-institution to church-as-movement as well as insights for leading successful transitions.
January 12: Searching for Kingdom Collaborators
Kingdom leaders co-conspire with God to bring more of His kingdom to earth. Reggie’s presentation highlights how to spot them, what characteristics they evidence, and how church leaders can partner with them for greater kingdom impact in your community. Who knows? You might just be one of these leaders yourself!
Dr. Reggie McNeal enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations determine and experience epic wins with Kingdom impact. He currently serves as City Coach for GoodCities of Minneapolis MN.
As City Coach Reggie provides coaching and consultation for individuals and teams in becoming more missionally-focused and Kingdom-biased in their ministry approaches.
Reggie has helped to shape the church leadership conversation over the past few decades through his extensive speaking schedule and work as an author. He has consulted/resourced every major denomination in North America. His books include Revolution in Leadership: Creating Apostles for Tomorrow’s Church (Abingdon Press, 1998), A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2000), The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2003), Practicing Greatness: Seven Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2006), Get A Life! (Broadman & Holman, 2007), Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Missional Communities: The Rise of the Post-Congregational Church (Jossey-Bass, 2011), Get Off Your Donkey! Help Somebody and Help Yourself (Baker, 2013). Reggie’s Kingdom Come: Why We Must Quit Our Obsession Over Fixing the Church and What We Should Do Instead (Tyndale, 2015) challenges the church to shift its narrative from a church-centric to a kingdom-centric ministry agenda. His latest book, Kingdom Collaborators: 8 Signature Themes of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down (IVP, 2018), details the character and competencies of effective kingdom leaders.
Reggie served in local church leadership for over twenty years, including being the founding pastor of a congregation. His experience also includes being a denominational executive for thirteen years and leadership development coach for over two decades Reggie has lectured or taught as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries, including Fuller Theological (Pasadena, CA), Southwestern Baptist (Ft. Worth, TX), Golden Gate Baptist (San Francisco, CA), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL), Columbia International (Columbia, SC), and Seminary of the Southwest (Austin TX). He has also resourced the United States Army Chief of Chaplains Office (the Pentagon), The Chaplains’ Training School (Ft. Jackson), Air Force chaplains, and the Air Force Education and Training Command. Reggie’s work also extends to the business sector, including The Gallup Organization, in addition to his role as an advisory board member for several ministry organizations. He served for ten years as the Missional Leadership Specialist with Leadership Network, remaining connected with the organization as Senior Fellow.
Reggie’s education includes a B.A. degree from the University of South Carolina and the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Reggie and his wife Cathy make their home in Columbia, South Carolina.