Hi! I’m Stephen Blandino. I am the Lead Pastor at 7 City Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. 7 City Church launched in September 2012 and is located in the West 7th/Cultural Arts district near downtown Fort Worth.
My blog is about leadership, personal growth, church, and culture. I aim to provide insightful and practical content that will help you engage in personal growth, develop your full leadership capacity, and produce effective, Kingdom-advancing churches and organizations.
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I hold a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Prior to launching 7 City Church, I was the executive pastor at Christ Church in Fort Worth. I’ve also served as Vice President of a leadership development organization where I provided oversight to product development and conducted more than 100 leadership conferences and trained over 13,000 leaders across the United States and in Japan. I am also an adjunct professor at SAGU. I live in the Ft. Worth, Texas area with my wife Karen and our daughter Ashley. Karen holds a Master’s in Counseling from TCU and is a counselor in a local school district. Check out Karen’s blog here. Ashley recently graduated college and now serves as the Children’s Pastor at 7 City Church.
I am the author of three books including, GO! Starting a Personal Growth Revolution, Creating Your Church’s Culture, and Unexpected: What to Do When Life Disrupts Your Plans. I’m also a blogger, communicator, coach and the author or co-author of several small group curriculums including:
- Unexpected [Study Guide
- You Are: What God Has to Say About Yo
- Risk: Living Above the Normal
- Love’s Playlist: A Small Group Study of 1 Corinthians 13
- Journey of a Dreamer: A Small Group Study on the Life of Joseph
- 9=1: Nine Ingredients to Make One Incredible You (Fruit of the Spirit)
- Essentials: Six Keys to Inspire Spiritual Vitality
- The Uncommon Life: A Small Group Study of the Book of James
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