Karl is the Senior Pastor of Central – a church with a big vision. He is also the founder of Cairn, a movement of mission and discipleship, involved in training and building relationships with churches across the Celtic nations. Karl is passionate about equipping, encouraging and releasing individuals in leadership.
Karl is married to Niki and they have four daughters who have given him a love of rom-coms, dance movies and Downton Abbey. He would be playing cricket, rugby and football for England if it wasn’t for an old knee injury. He tweets regularly at @revdkarlmartin.
You can catch Karl most Sundays at Central, Edinburgh, or online
Stand is a call to discipleship. A call to really live. To live out your Christian life, standing on the truth of who God is and who you are in him, standing on the reality of what he’s done. Standing firm in battle. Standing up for others. Being prepared to stand out.
Ultimately, true leadership is not about persuading others to serve your dream – it is about seeing others released into the dreams, the gifting and calling that the Lord has placed on their lives. This deceptively profound, honest and practical book gives challenge for younger leaders, encouragement for mid-life leaders, and refreshment for the mature leaders – and what may be some of the most significant lessons of their leadership life.