Mark Batterson

Mark serves as lead pastor of National Community Church (www.theaterchurch.com) in Washington, DC. One church with 10 services in six locations, NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations. The vision of NCC is to meet in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the DC area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill.

Mark has two Masters Degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the best-selling books: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy DayWild Goose ChasePrimal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity, and Soulprint.

Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.

Mark Batterson Posts
  • Steps to Setting Life Goals

    Be Specific Getting in shape is not a goal. That is a wish. Goals have got to be specific. You need... Read more

  • The Holy Dare: All in for the All and All

    Few Americans have stamped the collective consciousness of our country like Jonathan Edwards. He... Read more

  • 3 Ways To Take Up Your Cross

    “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow... Read more

  • Divine Appointments

    Proverbs 16:9 is one of my favorite promises: “In his heart a man plans his course, but God... Read more

  • Overlook An Offense

    How you handle offense has the potential to make you or break you as a leader.  You will... Read more

  • 10 Quotes on Prayer

    All of us love miracles. We just don’t like being in situations where we need one. 2. If God is... Read more

  • 10 Steps to Goal Setting – #6 & #7

    The following is parts 6 and 7 of the article by Pastor Mark Batterson concerning recommended steps... Read more

  • 10 Steps to Setting Goals #4 – Think in Categories

    It is hard to pull life goals out of thin air. I think some of our minds go blank when we think... Read more

  • 10 Steps to Setting Goals Part 3 – Get Ideas from Others

    Step #3 Get Ideas from Others Let me share the genesis of my goal setting journey. I think it was... Read more

  • 10 Steps to Goal Setting Part 2 – Check Your Motives

    #2 Check Your Motives It is difficult for me to publish my life goals because they are subject to... Read more

  • 10 Steps to Goal-Setting Part 1

    #1 Start With Prayer A few years I read a little book by Catherine Marshall titled The Adventure of... Read more

  • Setting Life Goals Intro

    I recently read an interesting book by Garry Kasparov titled How Life Imitates Chess. Kasparov won... Read more

  • The Land Of Unfamiliarity

    We naturally gravitate toward what is familiar. Once we find a place to sit, we’ll sit there... Read more

  • 12 Prayer Maxims

    I love maxims. Always have. Always will. Jesus was the master of maxims! He could say so much... Read more

  • Overlook An Offense

    How you handle offense has the potential to make you or break you as a leader.  You will... Read more

  • Are You A Busybody?

    II Thessalonians 3:11 says, “We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not... Read more

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