300 episodes

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 • 358 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 493 with Warren Bird

    5LQ Episode 493 with Warren Bird

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Dr. Warren Bird, author, writer, and researcher of churches. During this conversation, they discuss Dr. Bird’s new research titled “The New Faces of Church Planting and Multisiting”







    BEST QUOTES







    1) The future will be…more evangelistic.







    * 97% said they started their new church to reach people with Jesus’ gospel







    2) The future will be…more multiracial.







    * If you want your church, if you believe God wants your church, to look like Revelation 5:9 where every tongue, every tribe, every people, every nation is worshiping together, praising the name of Jesus, then it’s a matter of intentionality at every size church, every race of leader, every different type of neighborhood, is able to develop a multiracial church.







    3) The future will have…more mergers and restarts.







    * Of church planters who end up with a building, one in five got their building through a church rebirthing, merging or restarting under them.* Of multisite churches, 41% of their campuses came by way of merger.







    4) The Future will have…multiplication.







    5) The future will have…financial collaboration.







    * Where the vision is - money follows. Where the spiritual fruit is, the money lines up.* When people see life changes happen because of their finance, they find ways to give more money because it thrills them.







    6) The future will be…more resilient.







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    EFCA.org/research







    Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work 

    • 41 min
    5LQ Episode 492 with Steve Gatena

    5LQ Episode 492 with Steve Gatena

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Steve Gatena who is an Entrepreneur and the founder of Pray.com, the world's #1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content.







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Pray.com

    • 30 min
    5LQ Episode 491 on Engaging Culture with Trevin Wax

    5LQ Episode 491 on Engaging Culture with Trevin Wax

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Trevin Wax who is vice president of research and resource development at the North American Mission Board and a visiting professor at Wheaton College. During this conversation, they discuss how to interact and engage with culture.







    BEST QUOTES 







    "You have to figure out what your town and local culture is like.” “Theologians have said you want to read the Bible and the newspaper. We want to see how it relates to our current context.” “If we aren’t having conversations about culture issues, you better believe the world is.” “One of the real temptations is you become a pundit, not a pastor.” “As pastors, you need to know your sheep.” “If you ask, people will tell you the areas that need focus in the community.” “We always tried to have a reputation that this church came here to serve us, not save us.” “Service can be the platform for sharing the gospel.” 







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    ArcGIS

    • 23 min
    5LQ Episode 490 on Interim Pastor Roles with Ron Edmondson

    5LQ Episode 490 on Interim Pastor Roles with Ron Edmondson

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Ron Edmondson who is the Senior Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. During this conversation, they discuss the role of interim pastor in churches and how they are successful.







    BEST QUOTES 







    “Every church is going to face a time where there is an interim pastor, a period between one pastor and the next pastor.” “Every pastor needs to think with the end in mind. Always be asking yourself what is going to happen when you leave?” “Begin by asking a lot of questions and learn the culture.” “Don’t bind the church to something that the next pastor is tied to.” 







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    RonEdmondson.com 







    The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast 







    The Mythical Leader: The Seven Myths of Leadership 

    • 26 min
    5LQ Episode 489 with Tyler Reagin

    5LQ Episode 489 with Tyler Reagin

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Tyler Reagin who is the founder and CEO of The Life Giving Company and the author of The Life-Giving Leader and Leading Things You Didn’t Start.







    BEST QUOTES 







    “Leaders are learners. If there is not a system for learning, you are not going to think about it.” “Leaders, if you are not a learner, you have a short shelf life.” “Maintenance creates momentum.” “A good product with a bad process is a counterfeit win.” 







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    10 Ten Project







    Life Giving Leader







    Leading Things You Didn't Start

    • 33 min
    5LQ Episode 488: On Effectively Recruiting Volunteers

    5LQ Episode 488: On Effectively Recruiting Volunteers

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins, Chandler Vannoy, and Dan Iten discuss 5 Leadership Questions on the topic of effectively recruiting volunteers.







    BEST QUOTES 







    “Our job of course is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.” “We aren’t just looking for a warm body who can fill a seat. We want to get the right volunteers in the right seat.” “Desperation for volunteers is not a good look, so you are going to get a poor result when you approach it with that posture.” “Many times, we actually say no for a person when we are asking them to serve.” “If you are recruiting me, you need to do so with great clarity including a job description and expectations.” “There is a high cost to a cheap ask.” “What you celebrate is what you cultivate in the culture.” 







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Creating a Recruiting Culture eBook







    Sample Job Descriptions on Ministry Grid







    6 Essentials to Onboarding and Training Volunteers eBook

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

JamieMarie77 ,

Insightful

Thank you for the honest and inspirational content. Great guests!

maxmillsaps ,

Excellent show!

Not only is this podcast informative, it is likewise enjoyable and is never boring. Learning so many things while having fun? Yes please!

Joshill:) ,

Great episode with Dr. Baugh

A lot of new insights for church leadership about working from ego, neuroscience and leading from the heart. Great production!

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