If you are a leader, or desire to be a leader, there are some things that shouldn't happen on your watch. If you are called to lead, whether as a parent, middle manager, business owner, team member, church staff member, pastor or politician, there are things that are non-negotiable.
Whatever happens while you are the leader, happens on your watch. Therefore, your commitment to excellence, your understanding of decision making and your ability to stand alone if necessary are crucial components for a leader.
In "Not On My Watch" Michael Catt takes leadership principles from Nehemiah and from dozens of other sources to provide us with clear, concise, practical principles for leading with excellence. Along with the principles, are personal stories and applications.
Leadership Studies from the Life of Nehemiah - Nehemiah (Note sheet)
The Leaders Perception, Planning and Prayer Life - Nehemiah (Note sheet)
The Tenacity of a Leader Part 1 - Nehemiah 2 (Note Sheet)
The Tenacity of a Leader Part 2 - Nehemiah 2 (Note Sheet)
Great Leaders are Seldom Overwhelmed, they are Overcomers Part 1 - Nehemiah (Note Sheet)
Great Leaders are Seldom Overwhelmed, they are Overcomers Part 2 - Nehemiah (Note Sheet)
When the Leader Has to Stand Alone Part 1 - Nehemiah (Note Sheet)
When the Leader Has to Stand Alone Part 2 - Nehemiah (Note Sheet)
Michael has served as Senior Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1989. The church has 3,000 members and has averaged one hundred baptisms each year. Thousands have joined the church from Albany and 29 surrounding communities. The church has changed from a neighborhood church to a regional, multi-ethnic congregation with members from eleven nations. Sherwood has three campuses covering 130-plus acres—the main church campus, the lower school campus and the upper school campus. The 82-acre sports complex, Legacy Park, is currently being developed with tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, equestrian center, fishing pond, pavilion and other facilities to reach the community through sports and recreation. “Path to Truth,” the weekly broadcast of Sherwood’s services, is seen in over ninety markets around the country and is also available on the web and via podcast at www.sherwoodbaptist.net.
Michael’s life verse: “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5) Michael’s vision statement: “Whoever wants the next generation the most will get them.”
Michael holds degrees from Mississippi College, Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary and Trinity Seminary. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mobile in 2010.
Michael and his wife Terri have been married since 1974. They are the proud parents of two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.