Joseph Mattera

Mattera Ministries International

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MMI Institute for Apostolic Leadership

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Poisonous Power

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MMI Institute for Apostolic Leadership


The author of a number of well-received books, many of Dr. Mattera’s works address the concerns of Christians, marketplace believers, emerging leaders, and pastors who want to renew their communities.


In addition to his longer works, Dr. Joseph Mattera writes a newsletter and blog entries that speak directly to Christians striving to have a greater impact beyond the walls of their churches. Subscribe today and stay informed.


Practical, motivational, inspirational—Dr. Mattera’s classes prepare young Christians to take on leadership roles with their churches and communities and help church leaders learn the keys to community outreach and engagement.

Featured Article

8 Humanistic Errors that Have Crept into the Church

I have learned a long time ago that societal culture and its values actually frame much of the preaching, teaching, and theology of the church.

Featured Article

8 Humanistic Errors that Have Crept into the Church

I have learned a long time ago that societal culture and its values actually frame much of the preaching, teaching, and theology of the church.

Warning Signs Before Leadership Failure

Unfortunately, in every level and realm of life, we have all witnessed serious leadership failure. It is no longer a ...
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Biblical Standards for Leadership in an Age of Scandal

In an age of an Evangelical church culture that is fraught with scandals, we must continually remind and ground ourselves ...
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Five Things We Absolutely Need For Racial Reconciliation

A few years ago, my dear friend Bishop Harry Jackson called a few leaders and discussed his plans to initiate ...
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The Folly of (Skin)Color-Based Supremacy 

With the rise of white supremacist groups there has been an increased need for understanding the root reasons for this ...
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Daily Blog

The Ten Commandments of Effective Spiritual Leadership

As someone who has been involved in some form of leadership and studied this subject for over thirty years, I ...
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Seven Contrasts Between Churchill and Chamberlain Type Leaders

Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister during WWII. His daily radio speeches and courageous leadership singlehandedly led his nation to ...
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21 Contrasts between Commercial and Biblical Christianity

After Pentecost (Acts 3 and later), Christ-followers were first involved in something called “the Way” (Acts 24:22). After the gospel ...
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Annulling Our Covenants with Death

A covenant is an agreement we make with someone else. Whenever we have an agreement within ourselves to disobey God ...
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  • “Dr. Mattera is a unique voice in the Kingdom of God. He is firmly planted as an invaluable resource to those in the ministry as well as those in the marketplace. Invite him into your life and world—you’ll never regret it.”

    Dr. Samuel R. Chand
  • “It takes a clear mind and excellent wordsmithing to communicate powerful revelation and wisdom from God. Few men or women can do this like Joseph Mattera. He is not only biblically correct but spiritually accurate.”

    Dr. Ed Delph
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    Mark Pfeifer
  • “Joe Mattera is one of those rare leaders who possess the qualities of an innovator, an entrepreneur and a visionary combined into one. His integrity is impeccable and his ability to teach his ideas and skills to others is remarkable.”

    Pastor Bob Phillips
  • “Dr. Joe Mattera’s leadership teachings are a refreshing read for me. I highly recommend to both young and old—minister, businessman or leader—to tap into this deep, rich well of anointed, truthful and sound teaching.”

    Bishop Bart Pierce
  • “Following the teachings of Bishop Mattera, my ministry focus has changed, giving me the understanding that I am not only responsible for my local church and the apostolic network that I lead, but for the transformation of my community.”

    Carlos Luis Vargas
  • “Dr. Joseph Mattera is a wise and anointed leader who has provided clear and practical biblical perspective and direction for leaders around the world. His weekly articles and books provide inspired insights to maximize our Kingdom impact.”

    Steve Fedyski
  • “Joseph Mattera is a teacher and theologian whose prophetic insight identifies problems and provides solutions for today’s churches. Reading any of his teachings will sharpen one’s discernment. I recommend his writings for every ministerial leader. “

    John P. Kelly
  • “Bishop Mattera’s articles are always insightful, thought-provoking, profoundly relevant yet biblically sound. I look forward to reading them each week!”

    Bishop Dale Bronner
  • “Joseph Mattera’s articles are always a blessing to me. Joseph’s articles ‘feed me.’ They are ‘feeders for leaders.’ Sorry Australia is so far away!”

    Kevin J. Conner
  • “Joe Mattera has the rare virtue of combining a thoroughly orthodox, biblical outlook with the capacity to think systemically and with a sharp, critical eye toward contemporary culture. He is a prophetic voice to the Church of the 21st century, providing a much needed balance between simplistic charismania and false cultural sophistication.”

    Dr. Roberto Miranda
  • “Joe Mattera cuts to the chase, nails every issue with such clarity and makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that!”

    Jim Garlow

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