Joseph Mattera

Mattera Ministries International

Launching this Fall:

MMI Institute for Apostolic Leadership

Launching this Fall:

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

Does God Still Bring Natural Disasters, Judge Humanity?

What people fail to realize is that, God is always good—even if we do not agree with or understand His ways, actions, or judgment.

Does God Still Bring Natural Disasters, Judge Humanity?

What people fail to realize is that, God is always good—even if we do not agree with or understand His ways, actions, or judgment. 

Featured Article

Does God Still Bring Natural Disasters, Judge Humanity?

What people fail to realize is that, God is always good—even if we do not agree with or understand His ways, actions, or judgment.

20 Signs of a Toxic Organizational Culture

The following 20 signs are based on my observations regarding organizational dysfunction associated with a toxic (poisonous) culture in any organization ...
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12 Mental Health Hazards for Pastors

With the incredibly heartbreaking suicide of young pastor Andrew Stoecklein, the topic of mental health for pastors is now front ...
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Seven Reasons Why I Am Not a Christian Dominionist

There have been some in the Christian camp who have labeled themselves Christian dominionists, possibly because they refer to the ...
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Twelve Teachings That Harm the Church

I have heard it said “balance is the key to life”. I agree with that statement, as I have found ...
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Daily Blog

Contrasting the Discipleship Methods of Jesus and Jewish Rabbis

In order to understand the New Testament, it is vital for us to understand the cultural and religious background of ...
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20 Contrasts Between Healthy, Unhealthy Churches

As a leader who has been the senior pastor of a local church in a major urban context, I have ...
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The Power of Humility

Oftentimes we in the church emphasize what a person can do more than what a person should be. Molding Christ-like ...
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The Great Challenge of Fathering While Furthering the Kingdom

There have been many articles and books written regarding spiritual fathering and parenting. This article is different in that I ...
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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
  • “I am a regular at Why? Because there are no leftover subjects being microwaved on this website! I suggest you make Joseph Mattera a regular part of your informational and inspirational diet.”

    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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