Honoring your predecessors gives them the freedom to support you. Former pastors are flawed humans who may be unsure about how much of a difference they really made. Acknowledging the ways they have been used by God can give them greater freedom to celebrate how God is using you.Mike Fleischmann
About the Author
For 26 years Mike Fleischmann has been joyfully married to the love of his life, Kimberly Marie. They share two exceptional, young adult children, Tucker and Taylor. They have lived in Wyoming, Oklahoma, and San Diego, but are now living back home in Oregon. They are a fun-loving, always-active, and tight-knit family that has devoted most all of their life to leading churches and serving people, with a special heart for those who find themselves searching for God but disconnected from religion. Mike earned his Doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, including researching the conversions of thousands of individuals, with special focus on those who came to faith out of unchurched backgrounds. He earned a Master of Divinity in Expositional Ministry from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and a Bachelor Degree in Management from Corban University in Salem, Oregon. Mike serves as the Lead Pastor of GracePointe Church in Milwaukie, Oregon. (To learn more about GracePointe go to www.MilwaukieGracePointe.com) Mike has spoken at churches across the country and around the world, and presently serves on the Board of Directors for Missions Door a church planting and evangelistic organization that has hundreds of staff circling the globe. He is back teaching now at both Western Seminary and Corban University training students in ministry and leadership. Mike is a writer who has been featured in a number of leading Christian publications including Discipleship Journal and Leadership Journal. Mike is passionate about the concepts of personal transformation and organizational excellence. His eyes light up to talk about what it takes for people to realize their greatest potential and for teams to achieve their greatest purpose. He loves to lead, inspire, and help move people from where they are now to where they dream of being. Mike’s greatest goal in life is to be an authentic follower of Jesus Christ, a devoted husband to Kim, and a committed father to his children.