“I’ve always known Joseph to think thoroughly about where God’s grace intersects with the way people think today. He doesn’t just feel it, he takes bet-the-farm risks to put it into practice in ways that actually work.”
–Mike Foster, strategist, author and founder of People of the Second Chance
“Joseph is the real deal. As a leader, as a pastor, and as a friend. Learn from him, and keep coming back to hear more!”
–Brad Lomenick, founder of BLINC, former president and key visionary of Catalyst, author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership
“Joseph Barkley leader is one of those leaders who simply gets it. He understands culture and trends, and has done an awful lot with his years so far. He’s a leader I respect, read and listen to.”
–Carey Nieuwhof, Author, Blogger, host of The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Lead Pastor Connexus Church
“I find a great source of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration in Joseph Barkley. He is a one of those guys that just “gets it” on so many fronts. Our team loved learning from him. God continues to do incredible movements through his mind, heart, and church.”
–Billy Phenix, Lead Pastor Buckhead Church, Atlanta, GA
“Joseph is a leader I believe in and trust. I have him watched him walk through the mess of ministry leadership while not losing his joy or humility. I trust his thinking, his integrity, his faith, his love for the church, and his love for those who don’t know Christ.”
– Tom Hughes, Co-lead Pastor Christian Assembly Church, Los Angeles, CA; Author of Curious: The Unexpected Power of the Question-led Life
Worship isn’t a ritual or a routine or a song. Worship is a worldview. If we’re not worshipping, then we’re simply not seeing everything we need to see.
There’s a big difference between being rich and being blessed. Most of us are actually rich, but few of us know what it means to be blessed. God wants more for you.
God wants to awaken the furious part of your love. He wants to awaken justice. But if we aren’t also growing in mercy, we might simply replace one villainy with another.
We have to come to terms with the fact that a misuse of our individual power is just as destructive as an abuse of power.
It’s no miracle to earn your way back to God. It’s no miracle to repeat your life over and over until you’ve reach entitlement. The real miracle is a relationship reconciled across an impossible divide.
We might do well to ignore categories—all the categories that keep people in and keep people out. But Jesus went further. He didn’t ignore categories, he went through the categories and dignified everyone we try to classify. Why?