Dr. Bryan D. Sims

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Are you stuck or overwhelmed when facing adaptive challenges?

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Do you long for new levels of fruitfulness through your leadership?

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I invite you to get above the chaos to find new perspective and to become the leader you are meant to be.

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This site and vlog are designed to help provide perspective to spiritual leaders who are called to lead with humility and courage through the greatest adaptive challenges.  

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Bryan is Associate Professor of Leadership and Lay Equipping at Asbury Theological Seminary and the Director of Asbury Institutes and Lay Mobilization. His expertise relates to team leadership, equipping, leading change, adaptive spiritual leadership, and the link between leadership and discipleship. As director and designer of the Lay Mobilization Institute (LMI), he has launched cohorts of churches into the 18-month coaching process in multiple states, including KY, TN, WV, FL, MS, OH, and GA. As director of Asbury Institutes, he leads a team launching new Institutes through Asbury Seminary, often in partnership with other organizations and churches, with focus in areas like Leadership, Wesleyan Theology, and Multiplication. He has also worked since 2001 as a Leadership and Organizational Change Coach with Spiritual Leadership, Inc. (SLI) where he has trained and coached leaders, teams, churches, and organizations over extended periods of time to bring spiritual awakening and missional effectiveness.

Bryan is a graduate of West Texas A&M University (1998) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div., 2003) and has a Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (2009). He is currently writing a book on shared spiritual leadership within adaptive challenges to be published by 100M Publishing in 2020. In addition, he has authored a chapter in Leadership the Wesleyan Way (Emeth Press, 2016), co-authored a book on worship, discipleship, and mission, published multiple articles, and he was co-author on version 2 & 3 of the L3 Leadership Incubator Materials developed in partnership with Discipleship Resources and SLI (2008, 2010). He and his wife MyLinda have been happily married since 1997 and have four children: Isaiah, Luke, Silas, and Lydia.