Jeff Iorg: Pastor, author, teacher, leader
Dr. Iorg teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses at Gateway Seminary. He speaks frequently on these subjects in conferences and other venues, including college campuses and leadership seminars. His publications include nine books: The Painful Side of Leadership, The Character of Leadership, Is God Calling Me?, The Case for Antioch, Seasons of a Leader’s Life, Unscripted, Ministry in the New Marriage Culture, Leading Major Change in Your Ministry, and his latest, Shadow Christians. Iorg has also written dozens of articles and curriculum materials.
Iorg is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University (B.A.), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is married to Ann, has three adult children, and five grandchildren. His hobbies include reading fiction, cheering on the Oregon Ducks, and searching for the world’s best barbeque restaurant.
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Listen to Lead On, Iorg's radio show on 99.5 KKLA Sundays at 3 p.m. pacific time. For more information about the show, visit KKLA's website.
Over the past few months, Christian unity (or the lack of it) has been at the forefront of my thinking. One particular verse has captivated me. In Colossians 3:15, the Bible mandates, “And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule your hearts.”
When the Vietnam War ended, military veterans and others who served came home to shame and disappointment. They were ridiculed by some, ignored by others. Their physical injuries scarred over but their emotional wounds remained raw reminders of the frustration, anger, and emptiness many of them felt. Slowly, we realized our mistake in caring for these hurting veterans and—far too late for many—embraced them with appreciation and belated recognition.
A common concern among Southern Baptists is our decline in both the number of baptisms and the ratio of members to baptisms over the past decades. The data indicates a significant problem. How do we reverse this trend and baptize more people?