Shawn Lovejoy is a guy I know and trust. As a strong visionary yet authentic pastor, he leads Mountain Lake Church, outside of Atlanta, and is the directional leader of He recently came out with a book that will bless many pastors: The Measure of Our Success: An Impassioned Plea To Pastors.

I got to know Shawn because he hosted a Vision co::Lab several years ago. Eight other churches met at the Mountain Lake campus, over six months, to work on vision clarity. One giant piece of getting vision right, is thinking through the ultimate metric of success; and Shawn has done the hard work for his church. More importantly, he has personally walked the minefield of relying on false measures and isn't afraid to talk about it. Listen to his story and consider purchasing this encouraging and strategic book: