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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.

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    • 4.8 • 356 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 463: Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins

    5LQ Episode 463: Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins. Jimmy is lead pastor at Family Church in South Florida and Kristin is a gifted Bible teacher and speaker. They just released the book Full Circle Parenting. They discuss the following questions:







    * Who or what has been the greatest influence in the way you parent and lead your family?* What is the foundational piece of the theology of parenting?* As pastors and leaders, how do we handle the times when our kids are rebellious?* What is your favorite parenting failure story?* What did those failures teach you moving forward?* What are the three circles and what led you to start using them in your parenting?* How did you help your kids handle the expectations and navigate the world as pastor's kids?* How do you speak to a wife who sees a spiritual leader at church, but not at home?* What advice would you tell your 20-year-old self about parenting?







    BEST QUOTES







    "If parents will develop a good theology, from that they can build a good parenting strategy, which will set up really good parenting conversations.""Theology behind parenting helps us stay in the game with what our strategy is going to be.""God has a design for every aspect of our kids lives.""Because of the gospel, there is a way for us to be restored and reconciled in every situation because of what Christ has done for us.""When our children see us trusting God, forgiving each other easily, repenting quickly, it's easier for them to believe that God is going to forgive them no matter what, forgive them easily, and give them room for repentance.""Every mistake, every sin, every meltdown isn't a reflection of me as a person, but the way I respond to it is.""The heart of parenting isn't how this is going to make me look, but who they are going to become in Christ.""We developed the three circles as a tool to talk to people about marriage and parenting.""If you are married and you are parenting, make sure your marriage is at the center of your home.""God has given us a lot of days to speak into our kids' lives, so if we get something wrong today we have tomorrow and the next hour, and our kids do as well.""We've got to stay in the game with our kids, no matter what, because that's what God does for His people."







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    Full Circle Parenting by Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins







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    • 34 min
    5LQ Episode 462: Michael Hyatt

    5LQ Episode 462: Michael Hyatt

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Michael Hyatt, blogger, speaker, former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and author of many books including Win at Work and Succeed at Life. They discuss the following questions:







    * Explain why you wrote the book.* Why would you say overworking is such a problem these days, and especially in the church?* Why do we need to understand the balance between areas of our lives?* Why do you think the cult of overwork is so prevalent?* How can pastors create boundaries and restraints to be more healthy in this area?* How do you continue to add boundaries as you move to a higher level of leadership?* What habits or practices have you created in your life?* What's the best piece of leadership advice you've ever been given?* What do you mean by delegation as development?* What do you want your leadership legacy to be?







    BEST QUOTES







    "I thought I had reached the pinnacle of success, but what I discovered was that it was a false summit. I was winning at work, but I was losing at home.""A lot of pastors get confused - does ministry come ahead of their health or their family life? Maybe they should sacrifice it all for the sake of serving other people and serving God. I think that is bad theology and doesn't work out in practice.""You can't win in just one domain of life and sacrifice the other domains and ultimately be successful because they are all interrelated.""If we aren't careful, we end up in a situation where we are helping everyone else, but we aren't helping ourselves.""Be really reticent about thinking that you are the exception to the rule.""Leaders are going to replicate themselves in the lives of their followers, whether it's the bad qualities or the good qualities.""If you are standing in the pulpit and telling people that they need to love their wives, or husband, or kids, or take care of their health, and you aren't doing it, your actions will speak louder than your words.""For the sake of the people that follow us, we have to be all in on trying to model what God would have us to be.""A habit or a system is always better than a goal.""You are either growing or you are regressing.""Define the win in advance so your delegate doesn't have to read your mind.""Design the outcome you want, don't drift into it."







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    Win at Work and Succeed at Life by Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller







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    Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy







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    • 42 min
    5LQ Episode 461: Jon Acuff

    5LQ Episode 461: Jon Acuff

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by Jon Acuff, public speaker and author of Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. They discuss learning how to be a better virtual speaker through the pandemic and ways to plan instead of pine over your current situation.







    BEST QUOTES







    "I can either pine or I can plan.""Innovation is a classroom. A crisis is an invitation.""Most people think a thought is something you have, not something you hone.""The goal of a great thought is always a great action.""I think every live event from this point on will have a hybrid approach.""One of the simplest ways to break it from a typical zoom meeting is you stand up.""Authenticity, whether it is via camera or via live, is still better than in-authenticity.""As a leader if your whole identity becomes the thing you are leading, it is game over.""One of the most damaging things you can do to yourself right now is compare this current situation to your goals a year ago.""If you decide you are going to build a platform as part of your career, admit that, and then put some boundaries around it.""It's not that I was a wise 13-year-old, I didn't have the public forum to leave a gingerbread trail back to my worst moments.""The amount of isolation we have practiced for the last year will have emotional heart cost for generations.""You should ask any repetitive thought: Is it true? Is it helpful? Is it kind? If it's not, you should probably change it."







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    Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking by Jon Acuff







    All It Takes is a Goal Podcast







    The Dip by Seth Godin







    Leap Over a Wall by Eugene Peterson







    Death by Suburb by Dave Goetz







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    No matter how many people you have on staff at your church, there’s only so much you can accomplish in a day, right? Your church exists to serve your community, so the mission of your church and its staff is to reach as many people as you can.







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    • 43 min
    5LQ Episode 460: Tim Keller

    5LQ Episode 460: Tim Keller

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by Tim Keller, founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of Hope in Times of Fear. They discuss the following questions:







    * What is happening in the church culture because of COVID?* How have you encouraged pastors in this season?* Are there any books that you went back to during this time?* What is a story of a leadership failure in your life?* Moving out of COVID and toward establishing a normal rhythm, what advice do you have?







    BEST QUOTES







    "COVID is probably accelerating the waning of the middle class.""The reality is there is going to be an economic inequality that is being accelerated, and that is going to have a big impact on the church.""The churches that are doing well need to give to the famine struck churches.""The extremes are very empowered, when you go online you get the impression there isn't anything in the middle.""The small churches will probably retain everybody, the big churches will be fine, the medium group is going to have to really rethink it from the ground up.""God doesn't go from strength to strength, He goes through weakness to strength.""What's so debilitating about this year is that no one is getting any wins.""If you spend twice as much time seeking the Lord's face, He actually is there.""If there are some ways in which your church is experiencing deaths - literally or figuratively - there's the resurrection on the other side you've got to seek God for.""Just because you are good at your job doesn't mean you are good at leading an organization that does that job.""The biggest advantage of leadership planning is not the plan, but the process of planning and how it enriches you and gets you ready for the future.""Even if you have a plan, the process of the planning is more viable than the plan because the future will never be quite what you thought, but you will be in a position to move much more quickly."







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    Hope in Times of Fear by Timothy Keller







    Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ by John Owens







    Communion with God by John Owens







    The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes







    Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund







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    • 44 min
    5LQ Episode 459: Robby Gallaty

    5LQ Episode 459: Robby Gallaty

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Robby Gallaty, senior pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church and author of Firmly Planted and Foundations. They discuss how is church is experiencing revival through spontaneous baptism and avoiding burnout in ministry.







    BEST QUOTES







    "God began to show us that the medium of the screen doesn't minimize the ministry of the Holy Spirit.""Here's how you know you are burning out in ministry: the Bible for you becomes a tool to use and not a treasure to behold.""It's very easy for us to fall in love with the ministry of Jesus and out of love with the Jesus of our ministry.""The Holy Spirit is a great leader, and He is honest. If you ask Him to put His finger on the pulse of the problem of your life, He is great at it.""Every great movement of God begins by not moving.""So many people want to go out in pastoral ministry and they don't want to wait on the Lord.""I went to seminary and traded an anointing for intellect. And I traded the power of God for ingenuity and my own ability.""The more I sat with the Lord the more I realized the human language is insufficient in the presence of an infinite, eternal God.""We have to, through silence and solitude, sit long enough for the voices, noises, and volume in our life to slow down enough that we can hear that small voice.""Burnout, in your life and my life, comes when we do the thing we are made to do and we do all the other things that other people can do at the same time.""If you pray for the hands of God and not His face, you may get neither. But if you pray and seek the face of God, you get both."







    RECOMMENDED RESOURCES







    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







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    The Disciple's Study Bible by Robby Gallaty







    Firmly Planted by Robby Gallaty







    Foundations by Robby Gallaty







    They Found the Secret by V. Raymond Edman







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    No matter how many people you have on staff at your church, there’s only so much you can accomplish in a day, right? Your church exists to serve your community, so the mission of your church and its staff is to reach as many people as you can.







    So BELAY, the innovative staffing solution with over 10 years of experience serving churches with virtual assistants, bookkeepers and social media strategists, is offering a free download of their resource, ‘Church Leaders: Essential Strategies to Unleash Productivity.’ 







    Let BELAY help your church live its mission in your community by helping you juggle less and accomplish more. Visit belaysolutions.com/lifeway for your free download.

    • 44 min
    5LQ Episode 458: John Mark Comer

    5LQ Episode 458: John Mark Comer

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by John Mark Comer, pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church and author of Garden City and The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. They discuss the following questions:







    * How is your church handling COVID restrictions?* What will you take with you and what will you leave behind from this COVID experience?* Who or what has been the greatest leadership influence in your life?* What is your favorite leadership failure?* What advice would you give to someone about leaning into the body of the church?* What book would you gift yourself as a young leader and how would you read that book?







    BEST QUOTES







    "For us, live stream is a concession, not a conviction.""A year of live stream, online church has deepened our conviction that the future of the church is embodied people around tables not cameras of people on stages.""Pastoral work is bottomless, there is no end to it, so if you don't self-select limits it will literally take you into the black hole because you are never done.""The church is not a lump of clay that you as the pastor get to write your theory of church and your value system and your idealism on. It is a living breathing body and family and you have to honor their heritage.""Learning to accept the reality of who the church was and who I was, was the greatest failure/my invitation.""You can be a success as a pastor and a failure as a disciple of Jesus and even as a human being.""A lot of people aren't idealistic, but a lot of leaders are.""It's important to realize that no church is as close to as awesome as it looks on the outside.""Recognize that idealism is dangerous and it can actually result in a kind of violence in leadership where you don't honor people's integrity.""Leadership is a form of suffering in love."







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    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







    Lifeway.com/CoronaVirus







    The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer







    Garden City by John Mark Comer







    The Emotionally Healthy Church by Pete Scazzero







    The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Pete Scazzero







    The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen

    • 42 min

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