Over the course of his life Chad has found himself in positions of leadership. Whether it was choosing teams at sandlot football as an elementary student; being a 3 sport captain in high school; or even selling drugs as a lost college student......Chad has always led in every environment.
Once Chad truly surrendered his life to be a part of Jesus' family Chad believed that also meant that he needed to surrender all of his resources to the cause of the family.....this included Chad's leadership gifts.
Chad and Amanda believe that the highest stakes of leadership are in the local church. Meaning, there is more at stake (eternal significance) in the local church than any other environment on the face of the planet! For a leader this is very exciting because every leader wants the ball in their hands during the fourth quarter.
There are currently three professional "vehicles" Chad is driving to live out this leadership calling.
- Crossroads Church--Amanda and Chad moved to Fayetteville to be a part of God giving birth to this new church that started with just their family and has grown into a movement here in Fayetteville. Chad serves as the Lead Pastor at Crossroads where his main responsibilities include Casting and Implementing Vision, Communicating, and Leading the Crossroads Executive Team.
- 3dm Coach; Consultant; Communicator--At 3dm we are committed to empowering and equipping church leaders and congregations to build a discipling culture that multiplies missional leaders who launch missional communities that lead kingdom movements. This role involves coaching, consultation, communication in various ways and platforms as the leadership of 3dm best sees fit.
- Church Planting Coach and Visioneer--Chad has developed a church planting process that mirrors the way in which a baby develops prior to birth. During a "beta" test group this process proved to provide a practical framework that helps bring a new church from conception to birth in a way that is not currently being offered in the church planting landscape.