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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.
“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.”
The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast
The Mythical Leader: The Seven Myths of Leadership
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.
“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.”
10 Ten Project
Life Giving Leader
Leading Things You Didn't Start
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.
“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.”
Creating a Recruiting Culture eBook
Sample Job Descriptions on Ministry Grid
6 Essentials to Onboarding and Training Volunteers eBook
5LQ Episode 487: On Church Communications with Katie Allred
In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Katie Allred to discuss 5 Leadership Questions on the topic of church communications. Katie founded ChurchCommunications.com and manages the Church Communications Facebook Group that serves as a resource on marketing and communication strategies for over 30,000 church leaders.
“You can challenge your church to be salt and light on the internet.” “You can’t be on every channel, everywhere. You don’t need to be on every platform.” “If you are on every platform, you aren’t doing any of them well.” “Social media is moving from corporate to personal.” “Remember when on Youtube to name them as if someone is searching for what you are giving them.” “Intentionality trumps excellence.”
Church Communications Facebook Group
The Church Communications Conference
Church Communications - Methods and Marketing Book
5LQ Episode 486: On Discipleship
In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins, Daniel Im, and Dan Iten discuss 5 Leadership Questions on the topic of discipleship.
“We have made discipleship unnecessarily complex.” “We teach the way we have been taught. We lead the way that we have been led. Unless we consciously do so otherwise.” “We can sometimes set the bar way too high for what it means to be discipled or disciple other people.” “A question we should ask ourselves is, When’s the last time I have made a disciple who is making other disciples?” “Culture is created by what you celebrate, measure, and control.” “Discipleship should be rooted in everything we do in the church.” “The people of your church are stickier than any program or preaching that you’ve got.” “Discipleship is very simple. It is follow me as I follow Christ.”
No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im
The Gospel Project
Bible Studies for Life
Explore the Bible
5LQ Episode 485: The Greatest Needs of Pastors Study – Part 3 with Scott McConnell
In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Chandler Vannoy and Todd Adkins are joined by Scott McConnell. McConnell is the executive director of LifeWay Research. They complete a discussion on research all about pastors and the greatest needs of pastors, including the following questions:
* What is the pastors survey?* What are the top concerns from this research when it comes to the personal life of the pastor?* What does it mean when a pastor says disciple-making is a big concern?* Are these results just a reflection of what everyone in society is experiencing or are these unique to pastors?* Are there any significant statistical differences that you might point out?* What is one encouragement that you can pull from the research for pastors?
"Several things that land at the top of the list for a pastor's needs are stress, their own disciple-making, consistently exercising, avoiding over-commitment and overwork, and time management.""Seven out of ten pastors need to invest time in their consistency when it comes to personal prayer.""Almost seven out of ten pastors say they need to be more consistent in their Bible reading that is not related to sermon prep.""The relationship with God is so vital for leaders and pastors. You have to be living it out yourself to ask people to do the same.""It can be so easy as a pastor with all the demands on you to take the personal things and say, 'I'll get to that later.' But really you have to be intentional and proactive when it comes to self-care and boundaries.""The best way to slowly build yourself back up is to have someone walking along with you.""Younger pastors are more likely to indicate that they need to work on building relationships with other pastors.""Fifty-one percent of older pastors say the consistency of taking a sabbath is something they need to work on."
The Greatest Needs of Pastors Research Study
5LQ Episode 483: Pastoral Research #1 with Scott McConnell
5LQ Episode 484: Pastoral Research #2 with Scott McConnell
Thank you for the honest and inspirational content. Great guests!
Not only is this podcast informative, it is likewise enjoyable and is never boring. Learning so many things while having fun? Yes please!
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!