Greg Ogden is “retired” or better yet “redeployed” (as of March, 2012) from professional church leadership. He now lives out his passion of speaking, teaching, and writing about the disciple-making mission of the church. Most recently Greg served as Executive Pastor of Discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook, IL. in the Chicago western suburbs. From 1998-2002, Greg held the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Fuller Theological Seminary and Associate Professor of Lay Equipping and Discipleship. Prior to coming to Fuller, Greg enjoyed 24 years in pastoral ministry.
He is the author of five books with a new release coming in November, 2016: Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God (Zondervan, 2003), Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ (InterVarsity Press, 2007), Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time (Intervarsity Press, 2016); with co-author, Daniel Meyer, Leadership Essentials: Shaping Vision, Multiplying Influence, Defining Character (InterVarsity Press, 2007) and finally, The Essential Commandment: A Guide to Loving God and Others (InterVarsity Press, 2011), and Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple (November, 2016).
Dr. Ogden is a principal partner in a new ministry entitled the Global Discipleship Initiative (GDI). GDI trains, coaches, and inspires pastors and Christian leaders to establish indigenous, multiplying, disciplemaking networks, both nationally and internationally. (globaldi.org).
It has been a joy to be married to Lily for 47 years and we have one married daughter who with her husband are practicing pediatricians in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Ogdens are now “obnoxious” grandparents to their 9-year granddaughter, Claire and an almost 7- year old grandson, Dylan. (Pictures available upon request.)
For future speaking invitations, Greg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by his cell phone at 630.863.2772.