Speaking | Coaching | Writing

I know what it’s like to feel stuck.

When I was serving a congregation, sometimes we just needed a voice from outside to speak–to share new ideas, to remind us of what we already knew to be true, to challenge us to dream bigger and go deeper.

I would love to be that voice for you, your team, or your church.  Whether you need a preacher for your worship service, a speaker for your retreat, someone to lead a workshop for your team, or even a coach to help you navigate the pitfalls and possibilities of spiritual leadership, I’m ready to help you and your people live into the fullness of who you were created to be.


Speaking and Preaching

Markus Watson Preaching

I’m available for all kinds of speaking and preaching opportunities, from your Sunday worship service to your fall retreat to your staff development retreat.  I have spoken in a variety of environments to both large and small audiences.  I’ve spoken in weekend worship services, retreats, and learning communities.

As a seasoned preacher and speaker, the range of topics on which I can speak is quite broad.  Some of my favorite topics include:

  • The Big Story
  • Living a “With Jesus” Life
  • Transforming Your Church Culture
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
  • Ministry in a Post-Christendom World
  • Deep Inner Life Transformation
  • Any Passage of Scripture!

I love speaking to groups of people about what’s possible and what God is longing for in their lives.  I love seeing people’s eyes light up when they have an “Aha!” moment!

Here’s a sermon I recently preached on Jonah 4 titled, “Frustrating Grace.”

Let’s connect and talk about what you’re looking for.  I’m available to speak on a wide variety of topics beyond these.  Shoot me an e-mail!

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Workshops and Coaching

Do you feel like you’re not really living out the deepest purpose of your life?  Do you feel like your team or your church isn’t fully living into all that they are meant to be?  You’re pretty sure it’s not just about attracting more people or expanding your budget.  Somehow, you feel like God wants to do more through you and your team.

I would love to come alongside you and your team for a one-day workshop or for an extended season of coaching.  Topics for discussion and learning include:

  • God’s Big Story
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
  • Transforming Your Church Culture
  • Ministry in a Post-Christendom World
  • Deepen Your Team’s Spiritual Life
  • Neighborhood Vocation Groups

Let me walk with you and your team on your journey toward a deeper and more compelling life and spirituality.  Send me an e-mail and let’s make this happen!

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I do a lot of writing!  As Director|Storyteller for Flourish San Diego, I write regularly for the Flourish San Diego Blog.

I have written several articles for Resonance Journal, including articles titled, The Incarnation: God’s Model for Ministry, Neighborhood Connection Groups: Helping Congregants Connect with their Neighbors, and Sabbath: Rest as Resistance.

I have even written a whole bunch of theological film reviews for Visual Parables.  Some of my favorite reviews include Guardians of the Galaxy, Alien: Covenant, and The Dark Tower (ok, I’m kidding about this last one–not a good movie!)

While I’m certainly qualified to write on a wide range of topics in the domain of church, leadership, and culture, some of my favorite topics for writing include:

  • Missional Church
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Ministry in a Post-Christendom World
  • Transforming Your Church Culture

If you like what you’ve read here or want to collaborate, I would love to contribute to your project through writing.  Hit me up and let me know what you’re looking for!

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