Create environments that lowers people’s barriers so that they may have an experience with God. His second passion is to see organizations grow!
I believe that ministry must be focused solely on people. People must feel welcomed, accepted, and loved. It is more important to create an experience that models excellence, relevance and fun. Excellence because our God is excellent. Although there is an excellence threshold which means that once the threshold is tripped, excellence has been met and the costs of additional excellence has diminishing returns. Relevance because God is distant, old, or only for the weak. Fun because God is fun and desires the best for us. Finally, we must work like it depends upon us, but pray because it all depends upon God.
My personal values include family; hard work; flexibility; trustworthiness; and efficiency. His philosophies include decentralized centralization; measuring what is valued; polarity management; the significance of below the waterline systems; simplicity; and teams. He believes in continual 1% improvements; form follows function; under promise over deliver; behavioral modification; and organizational structures.
I feel a deep calling to serve the local church by helping them steward and resource their vision to reach the community where God has placed them in a culturally relevant way.
I have been an insightful, strategic leader with more than nineteen years of experience in leading churches from the second chair. I bring a diverse set of business acumen and strong talents in leadership, management, analysis, and execution. For the past eleven years, I have led a church in south Mississippi in a transition from a medium-sized (1,000 people), downtown, traditional church into a three-campus, modern, elder-led, mega-church (3,200 people) with seven-weekend services.
I have designed and implemented a number of strategies that has proven foundational to undergird organizational structure leading to the church’s substantial growth. Under my leadership, the church grew by 269%; OutReach magazine recognized the church as one of American’s Fastest Growing Church (20th in 2012; 32nd in 2013).
The previous confirms Strengths Finders 2.0 findings that Jason’s strengths include responsibility, learner, achiever, relater, and analytical. Additionally, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter – II describes Jason as a Guardian Supervisor (ESTJ).
I have earned three masters degrees (MBA, The University of Memphis; MAMFC and MACE, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) and a Ph.D. in Human Capital Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. My dissertation is a cross-sectional study on volunteer’s satisfaction and volunteer’s intent-to-continue among America’s 2013 top 100 churches as identified by OutReach magazine.
Got married in 2000 to Sabra. We have four children: Moriah (13); Mallory (12); Mollee (11); and Trevor (10). And yes, Trevor is an “M” — Trevor McKinley. Oh, and yes, I know what causes this!
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Potential. With the projected growth that Midlothian is anticipating, we have a great opportunity, responsibility, and burden to connect a community far from God to their creator.