Skip to main content
The Expositors Collective

Spiritual Character Outweighs Technical Competencies – Marcus Honeysett

By August 8, 2023No Comments

Join us in this heart-searching and thought-provoking podcast episode as we dive into the essence of spiritual leadership with Marcus Honeysett! After discussing some of the technical issues of preaching and the opportunities that the pulpit has for shaping a culture of truth and love, Mike and Marcus then speak about the limitations of the pulpit, and the importance of imitation and emulation in the life of a spiritual leader.

Discover why the character of a preacher outweighs mere competencies, and how imitation and emulation play vital roles in shaping effective leaders.

Marcus also helps us explore power dynamics and how to foster a healthy atmosphere of accountability within a church context, and the value of not only having healthy church policies and procedures, but how to communicate them to the members of the church congregation.

If you’re passionate about personal growth, spiritual leadership, and creating a positive impact within your faith community, this podcast is a must-listen!

Marcus is founding director of Living Leadership. There is nothing he enjoys more than encouraging and nurturing church leaders. His books includePowerful Leaders?(IVP, 2022),Finding Joy(IVP, 2005), Gospel Centred Preaching (Good Book Company, 2014) andFruitful Leaders(IVP, 2011). Marcus is married to Ros and they have one son.

Twitter @marcushoneysett

Resources Mentioned:

LeadershipCommitmentScheme :

Powerful Leaders?: How Church Leadership Goes Wrong and How To Prevent It:

Gospel Centred Preaching:Becoming the preacher God wants you to be by Tim Chester and Marcus Honeysett

Recommended Episodes:

Preaching God’s Grace to the Disgraced – Justin Holcomb:

Battling Pride in the Heart of the Preacher- Tim Chaddick, Clay Worrell, Nick Cady

Preaching through Tension and Division: Julius Kim & Paul Hoffman :

Self Absorption is the Death Knell to Faithful Preaching – Paul LeBoutillier :

Register for our Indianapolis, Indiana Preacher Training event here:

The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit

Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: