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The 5 Leadership Questions podcast, hosted by Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy, is brought to you by Lifeway Leadership. In each episode, the hosts ask five questions of different guests or on a particular leadership topic. The aim of this podcast, which now has close to 2 million downloads, is to inform and encourage Christian leaders no matter where they are serving—whether in the pastorate, the business world, non-profits, or on a volunteer basis. Our aim is to provide you with practical takeaways that you can implement today. We want to help you grow in character, knowledge, and skills. So join our community and subscribe today! You won’t regret it.

5 Leadership Questions Podcast on Church Leadership with Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 357 Ratings

The 5 Leadership Questions podcast, hosted by Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy, is brought to you by Lifeway Leadership. In each episode, the hosts ask five questions of different guests or on a particular leadership topic. The aim of this podcast, which now has close to 2 million downloads, is to inform and encourage Christian leaders no matter where they are serving—whether in the pastorate, the business world, non-profits, or on a volunteer basis. Our aim is to provide you with practical takeaways that you can implement today. We want to help you grow in character, knowledge, and skills. So join our community and subscribe today! You won’t regret it.

    5LQ Episode 481: How to Serve Your City Well with Kevin Peck

    5LQ Episode 481: How to Serve Your City Well with Kevin Peck

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Kevin Peck. Peck is the lead pastor of The Austin Stone Church. He is the co-author of Designed to Lead. They discuss the following questions:







    * What is the biblical reason that churches should serve the city they are in?* How have the churches in Austin come together to serve their city well?* How did serving become part of the DNA at Austin Stone?* How does this become practice?







    BEST QUOTES







    "God is calling all of His people to love their neighbor and their neighbor is someone that you see that is in need, you are supposed to go help. It is really that simple.""Why should we help our city? A city is nothing if it is not just your neighbors.""When you see someone hurting you meet the need because Jesus Christ has saved your life and given you the capacity to love in ways that are alien to everyone else.""Some of the sweetest things for me as a pastor is to see one church be able to provide funds for another, not because they were doing it out of sentimentality, but because that was how the Kingdom needed to work in that moment.""During 2020 and 2021, the church was either going to become something in the city that ultimately was unnecessary or completely critical.""At the end of the day, the gospel changes you in such a radical way that we should start caring about the things that God cares about.""He gives special attention to people who are marginalized or vulnerable or hurting, and the reason He does that is because that is how fathers act.""We are trying to all the time teach them and give them tools to see opportunities around them and to meet those needs.""I don't think we can be a blessing to our city if we don't love our city."







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    Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck







    Strategic Leadership Community

    • 39 min
    5LQ Episode 480: Derwin Gray

    5LQ Episode 480: Derwin Gray

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Derwin Gray. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church. He is the author of several books including his newest, God, Do You Hear Me?. They discuss wisdom in hiring friends on your staff and closing the gap between what we know and what we live.







    BEST QUOTES







    "Leadership is about embodying what you want other people to become.""Trying to be good without God makes us bad, and people get hurt.""Make sure that Jesus comes before friendships.""The longer you keep someone in a role they are not competent for, it is actually hurting them.""Jesus is paramount and everything else is secondary.""A leader can be a leader without being a disciple, but every disciple should be a leader.""My life impacts too many other lives for me to not ask the Holy Spirit to grow me in every facet of life.""Leadership competence can be learned but discipleship flows out of obedience.""I don't think America or their church lacks leaders. I think it lacks gospel character."







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







    God, Do You Hear Me? by Derwin Gray







    The Good Life by Derwin Gray







    Conformed to His Image by Kenneth Boa

    • 39 min
    5LQ Episode 479: How to Read to Grow as a Leader with Eric Geiger

    5LQ Episode 479: How to Read to Grow as a Leader with Eric Geiger

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Eric Geiger. Geiger is the senior pastor of Mariners Church and former co-host of 5LQ. He is also author of several books including Simple Church, Identity, and Designed to Lead. They discuss the following questions:







    * Why is reading important for a leader?* How has reading helped you lead in new spaces and new disciplines?* How should a leader read a book?* How does reading help influence your preaching and how do you take what you are reading and curate it into sermon?* What are your top 5 books to read as a leader?* When should you ask your staff to read a book with you? What are the best practices?* How do you apply what you read and put it into practice?







    BEST QUOTES







    "You combine the humility of opening a book and the discipline of opening a book and that's a recipe for growth.""The more I read, the more I am able to articulate strategy, vision, and concise arguments.""Reading is important for leaders because the leader grows and the leader learns how to frame communication.""Know on the front end how you are going to engage the book.""Going into each book knowing the point of reading that book informs how you engage.""If I read a paradigm shifting book, then I look to bring it to the team to help them process where I believe we need to go.""Identify on the tail end of a book what are a couple of things you are going to do."







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







    Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger







    Identity by Eric Geiger







    Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger







    Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders







    Leading Change by John Kotter







    Leadership and the One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard







    The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Stephen Covey and Jim Huling







    A Beautiful Constraint by Mark Barden and Adam Morgan







    The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero







    Depression by Edward Welch

    • 39 min
    5LQ Episode 478: Steve Carter

    5LQ Episode 478: Steve Carter

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Steve Carter. Carter is pastor, speaker, author, podcast host and the former lead teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast, a sports podcast called The Home Team, and his latest book, The Thing Beneath the Thing, is now available. They discuss how people respond when they are triggered by past pain and why sanctification really matters.







    BEST QUOTES







    "If I say something I shouldn't say or I do not follow through on a commitment, I can't say that just like Paul, 'I do not understand what I do.'""We are people who have been triggered and those triggers are deeply connected to pains, traumas, and wounds.""The healthiest people, when they get triggered, don't see it as permission to escape. They see it as an invitation to be courageously curious.""The desert was a real gift for me because it was character school. It helped me remember why I got into this.""You can have these principles and values and practices and then all of a sudden you go through a season of three months where you feel like there isn't margin.""I needed to be healthy. I didn't want to step into another church and transfer my pain onto some other elder board.""A lot of times, especially in moments of crisis, there isn't a true north. Oftentimes, for pastors and leaders, we know the vision for our church, but we don't have a personal vision.""Every 90 days we try to look at the last 90 days to see what worked, what didn't, what needs to change, what can we be better at.""I was grateful that there were pastors in my life who could see that my success was outpacing my character and they pulled me aside.""Don't ever stop working on your craft.""I think a lot of pastors plateau in their 30s. I want to be a better communicator when I'm 70. I want to be wiser, but I always want my character to lead the way."







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







    Craft & Character podcast







    The Home Team podcast







    The Thing Beneath the Thing by Steve Carter







    Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard







    The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton







    This Episode's Sponsor:















    Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. 







    Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!

    • 32 min
    5LQ Episode 477: How to Handle Conflict on a Team with Josh Patterson

    5LQ Episode 477: How to Handle Conflict on a Team with Josh Patterson

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Josh Patterson. Patterson is lead pastor at the Village Church. He co-authored Creature of the Word and leads Strategic Leadership Community with Kevin Peck. They discuss the following questions:







    * What are the most common causes of conflict on a team?* How have you seen the dynamics of conflict change over time?* What does healthy and unhealthy conflict look like in a church?* How does leading out through conflict set the tone for everyone else?* How do you navigate conflict when it does arise on your team?* How do you create a culture that handles conflict in a healthy way?







    BEST QUOTES







    "The theological underpinning to why we have conflict is that we have things going on inside of us.""If we want to resolve the conflict and do it well we have to get to those below the line realities.""Leaders have to set the pace for the organizational values.""When I think about healthy conflict, I am thinking about robust and refining conversations.""A mark of healthy conflict is the fruit of it is you have charitable narratives.""If I am conflict avoidant as a leader then that says some thing to my team about how I engage in conflict.""There is really no way when conflict arises, if you want healthy culture, to avoid it.""If we have positive stories of how conflict was navigated and negotiated, to me that creates a culture that says this is a safe place for conflict to happen.""How your leaders handle conflict will shape the organization.""There's no way to have a healthy culture around conflict if you don't have healthy leaders who are engaging in conflict."







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







    Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, and Eric Geiger







    This Episode's Sponsor:















    Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. 







    Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!

    • 42 min
    5LQ Episode 476: J.D. Greear on Leadership and Prayer

    5LQ Episode 476: J.D. Greear on Leadership and Prayer

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by J.D. Greear. Greear is the lead pastor of Summit Church and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. They discuss the following questions:







    * Why is it hard for pastors to pray?* How has preaching and writing about prayer affected your prayer life?* How do you practically pray?* How do you engage people and get them all to work on their prayer lives?* How can we pray with intensity and clarity?* How does prayer feed vision?







    BEST QUOTES







    "Ultimately, our prayerlessness is a gospel problem. That is that the gospel hasn't trained our heart to both feel our powerlessness on things that matter and then also the promises that Jesus has for those who call to Him.""I've learned out loud and struggled in print.""The Lord's Prayer is supposed to be your outline to pray.""Pray out loud. When I am quiet that is when my mind begins to wander.""When you realize that prayerlessness is not a self-discipline problem, you realize that when the gospel is appropriately shaping somebody's soul then prayer becomes as instinctive as breathing.""When the gospel has shaped your soul properly, then you begin to crave God enough that you find yourself instinctively praying.""Prayer is not just preparation for the ministry, it is the ministry.""A significant portion of our service is devoted to the congregation praying and we make the invitation at the end very prominent.""I'm praying, so that I can preach, so that I can move people to more prayer.""In the model prayer that Jesus gave, over half of it is relational or worship oriented and only half of it is request oriented.""If you are using Jesus's model as your guide, you are going to find that you will spend a lot of time just thinking about the sovereignty of God.""When our team is united in prayer, that is when the Holy Spirit begins to plant ideas."







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







    Just Ask by J.D. Greear







    This Episode's Sponsor:















    Our sponsor, BELAY, is offering all our podcast listeners a free download of their resource, ‘5 Ways A Church Bookkeeper Can Transform Your Day,’ which shares the five most positive changes that will come out of hiring a bookkeeper for your church. 







    Just text LIFEWAY to 55123 or visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway to download it for free today!

    • 32 min

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