Marv Nelson

Marv Nelson is lead pastor at Indiana Alliance Church in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as the College and Campus Plant Pastor at Allegheny Center Alliance Church, a multi-ethnic, inner-city church in Pittsburgh. He is author of Unleash: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders (Abingdon Press, 2018), available at Cokesbury and Amazon, and What Good is Jesus? (Ambassador International, 2016), available at Cokesbury and Amazon.

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Marv Nelson explains that leaders gain respect when they own their failures and shortcomings, not when they ignore problems or shift blame. In confessing your…