J.R. Briggs has three passions: to equip and invest in hungry kingdom leaders, to grow fruit on other people’s trees and to collaborate with others to create good kingdom mischief.
With these passions in mind, he started Kairos Partnerships in 2011. Kairos Partnerships serves leaders – mostly, but not entirely faith leaders – through leadership coaching, consulting, speaking, teaching, equipping and writing.
Over the past 15 years, J.R. has had the privilege to serve in pastoral roles at mega-churches, church plants and house church networks serving a wide variety of leaders, pastors, churches, non-profits, ministries, companies and denominations in over 24 states and more than 40 different denominations.
He received his Masters of Missional Theology degree at Biblical Theological Seminary and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry at Biblical, writing his doctoral thesis on how question-asking in leadership can advance God’s mission.
He also serves as adjunct professor in the Practical Theology department at Biblical Seminary and serves as guest instructor at Friends University with the Apprentice Institute. He has guest lectured, taught, spoken and/or consulted with over a dozen colleges, universities and seminaries.
He also serves as the Director of Leadership & Congregational Formation for The Ecclesia Network and as the Mid-Atlantic Coordinator and as a National Trainer for Fresh Expressions U.S. He also serves as an affiliate consultant with Credo Higher Ed Consulting and as lead coach for Rooted Leadership.
He is an author, co-author and contributor of nine books on a wide variety of topics, most of which seek to equip faith leaders so they can be healthy and flourish.
J.R. and his wife Megan have been married for over 16 years and have two sons, Carter and Bennett. They live in the heart of Lansdale, PA in the greater Philadelphia area.