I want to introduce you to Dave Gibbons. He’s known in some circles and not in others but what he has to share and offer is important to the larger Church – especially as the World changes in a way that the majority of the Church cannot see or [want to] acknowledge. I first met Dave about 14 years ago on a tour bus in Seoul, Korea [a long story]. This was before he planted NewSong Church and before Quest Church was even a thought in my heart.
One of the things that’s most impressed me about Dave – in his various roles – is his vision as a ‘social entrepeneur.’ And honestly, I’m also encouraged that he’s one of the handful of Asian-American faces that’s recognized in the so called ‘mainstream subculture of Western Christianity’. Truth be told, he’s half Korean and half Irish but we’re going to go ahead and claim him.
As my readers know, I’m working through my list of books I want to read this year and his new book, The Monkey and the Fish: Liquid Leadership in a Third Culture Church,is on that list. I had a chance to sit down with him and ask about leadership, his understanding of social entrepreneurship, ministry and of course, the idea of “Third Culture’ and The Monkey and the Fish.’ You may also be interested in checking out my recent video interviews with Scot McKnight and Phyllis Tickle.
Here’s the interview: