In this first ever episode of the We Are Vineyard podcast, VUSA National Director Jay Pathak and former VUSA National Director Phil Strout discuss Equipping the Saints — where this principle comes from biblically, what it means, and how you do it.
They also talk about the vital role of mentors in a leader’s life, share personal stories of pursuing the mentors who have shaped them and cared for their souls, and subsequently how they have learned to recognize leadership on those coming up behind them.
For over a decade Phil Strout served as the National Director for Vineyard USA before he passed the torch to Jay Pathak this year. Phil also served in the Vineyard on the board of directors for Vineyard USA, as a Regional Leader, and as the Senior Pastor of Pathway Vineyard Church, a multisite church based in Lewiston, Maine. He has also done extensive work in church planting around the world, especially in Latin America, and along with his wife, Jan, is bilingual (English/Spanish).
Phil is the author of God’s Relentless Pursuit: Discovering His Heart for Humanity and Thrive: How to Successfully Navigate the S-Turns of Leadership. He brings a non-hyped, down-to-earth, passionately authentic spirit and vision to leading the Vineyard Movement in its divine assignment. Phil and Jan have been married since they were teenagers and have two kids, 6 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids.
Reason for God by Tim Keller