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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

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    • 4.8 • 345 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 456: Dave and Jon Ferguson

    5LQ Episode 456: Dave and Jon Ferguson

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson, authors of B.L.E.S.S., Exponential and Finding Your Way Back to God. They discuss the following questions:







    * What is your current context?* What is the message of your new book B.L.E.S.S.?* Explain what B.L.E.S.S. stands for* What book do you wish someone had given you as a young leader?* What mistakes have you made as a leader?* What has it been like to stay emotionally healthy through COVID?* Who or what has been the greatest leadership influence in your life?







    BEST QUOTES







    "Community and connection is the commodity because we have been so isolated.""Anybody who has given their life to Jesus and is compelled by what has happened in their life can in turn begin to bless the people and places around them in everyday ways that could actually lead somebody to Jesus.""If you can create an outreach culture around this relational style of evangelism, that's the game changer.""Unfortunately, Christians are becoming much more known for talking than listening.""One of the greatest gifts we can give to anybody is to simply listen.""This is like a remedial course in how to be friends with somebody.""Here are some steps you can take to be a friend and then when the opportunity arises tell them your story. Tell them the difference Jesus has made in your life.""For most leaders, what happens is we drift and we suddenly find ourselves somewhere we didn't mean to be at all.""As a pretty aggressive leader, you have a fifth gear you can put it in, and I had a point this summer when I couldn't find fifth gear."







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    B.L.E.S.S. by Dave and Jon Ferguson







    Exponential by Dave and Jon Ferguson







    Finding Your Way Back to God by Dave and Jon Ferguson







    NewThing







    Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero

    • 42 min
    5LQ Episode 455: Jeff Martin

    5LQ Episode 455: Jeff Martin

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Jeff Martin, executive director at FCA. They discuss the following questions:







    * How has your role changed and how have things shifted for FCA during COVID?* In light of COVID, what has shifted in leading volunteers?* What are some of the common mistakes made in leading volunteers?* What is your main point of emphasis as you are leading your team currently?* What are 2 to 3 things you try to do daily that benefit your life and your leadership?* What would you tell your 20-year-old self about leading?







    BEST QUOTES







    "Leaders of denominational organizations, global ministry organizations, businesses have said they've realized now how important it is that we empower our people to lead.""The reality of an organization is that the most influential people are the people that take the message out.""As a church body, are we looking at these volunteers as people to be rolled into our organization or are we looking at them as influencers that are sent out into the community to change the community and ultimately change the world?""As ministers and leaders we like to control the situation, but when you empower someone you are giving up some control.""You don't value what you don't trust and volunteers can tell that.""In adversity you have to unite, you cannot isolate.""One of the key elements in a movement is the word simplicity.""Understand how God has wired you. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Once you understand that you are able to lead better.""The very thing that can make you a strong leader can be a detriment on the other side of the coin."







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    Fuge Camps







    Empower: The 4 Keys to Leading a Volunteer Movement by Jeff Martin

    • 38 min
    5LQ Episode 454: Dr. Ken Baugh

    5LQ Episode 454: Dr. Ken Baugh

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Dr. Ken Braugh, former pastor and author of Unhindered Abundance. They discuss right and left brain dynamics in regards to character building and having a safe place for feedback.







    BEST QUOTES







    "Character passes through the conduit of relationship.""Information that is dispensed from the pulpit does not produce transformation. It is a part of that dynamic but it doesn't do as much as we think it does.""To measure spiritual growth and maturity is a tricky thing. It may be that the best way to measure that is my growing capacity to love.""We don't have a good theology of emotion within evangelicalism.""You need a place where you can go to experience safe feedback.""I think Satan's greatest weapon against all of us as human beings, as believers specifically, is shame.""The whole aspect of soul care, self care, was not something we got in seminary.""If we are constantly living in the future, we are going to miss what God is doing right here and right now.""The larger your platform the easier it may be to slip into pride.""The spiritual discipline that I engage in and think is most effective in rewiring the brain is Scripture memorization.""The one dynamic throughout all of Scripture that we have been given direct control over is what we will think about.""Behavior is always a result of what is going on inside the heart."







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    Unhindered Abundance by Dr. Ken Baugh







    The Other Half of the Church by Jim Wilder and Michael Hendricks







    Warren Wiersbe's Be Series

    • 44 min
    5LQ Episode 453: Brad Lomenick

    5LQ Episode 453: Brad Lomenick

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Ben Mandrell are joined by Brad Lomenick, author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership. They discuss the following questions:







    * What have you learned over the years about movements and the value they bring?* How are you moving forward now?* What does it look like to bring smaller groups together?* Do you see the shift happening from just preaching to also gathering and developing leaders?







    BEST QUOTES







    "If something is God-breathed, just hold on.""Nobody wants to see a movement end, but there is a season to movements and it is OK that they wrap up.""We have to remove ourselves from the idea that whether it grows or it stops that's because of me as the point leader.""Movements don't have to be global in nature. They can be neighborly in nature and still be incredibly God-breathed.""When you gather influencers, let them be the center of the conversation.""The experiences we are creating, how are they different from content that is readily available at all times for free?""Content might be the draw, but the connection is what retains people.""As a pastor, I need to give the sheriff's badge to as many of my lay leaders to let them carry the weight of the responsibility of discipleship.""Right now and going forward, small is the new big. People want something that is real and that is personal.""The reason your church is now unique is because people know each other."







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    Lifeway Leadership Podcast Network







    Lifeway.com/CoronaVirus







    Brad Lomenick







    H3 Leadership Podcast







    Cataylst







    The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick







    H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick







    Living By the Book by Howard Hendricks

    • 50 min
    5LQ Episode 452: Larry Osborne

    5LQ Episode 452: Larry Osborne

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Larry Osborne, author and teaching pastor at North Coast Church. They discuss succession planning and how people choose to live in echo chambers.







    BEST QUOTES







    "There are no good transitions, there are only good people.""Godly people can make weird structures work, even co-pastoring.""When you have goals you immediately move to metrics, and when you move to metrics you artificially try to reach them.""God does not give me a flock, he gives me to a flock.""It's not a trick to explode in growth, it's a trick to be healthy.""We choose the world we live in informationally.""We need to have a true kingdom mindset to reach our communities like we never have before.""The absolutely predictable fruit of a culture in which everything is have it your way is everybody is different.""The weekend service is simply a catalyst for discipleship.""The only legacy you have is with your spouse, your children, your closest friends. No one remembers a great-great-grandfather unless he's famous or infamous.""We all overestimate what we can do in one year and greatly underestimate what God will do in five.""If you can't learn to find peace in circumstances that aren't great, you still won't be at peace when they are great."







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    5LQ Episode 258: Larry Osborne







    Sticky Church by Larry Osborne







    Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne







    Sticky Leaders by Larry Osborne







    Lead Like a Shepherd by Larry Osborne







    Thriving in Babylon by Larry Osborne







    A Contrarians's Guide to Knowing God by Larry Osborne







    The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker







    5LQ Episode 93: Simon Sinek

    • 45 min
    5LQ Episode 451: Ed Stetzer

    5LQ Episode 451: Ed Stetzer

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. They discuss navigating leadership during times of crisis and being a better leader through learning.







    BEST QUOTES







    "The cultural moment now is more complex than it has been anytime in my lifetime.""We are probably in the worst days of the worst crisis of our lifetime, so I think things on crisis leadership are really helpful.""We help lead conversations for greater gospel impact.""My role as a missiologist is to help people be thoughtful about engaging an increasingly disinterested and in some ways more hostile culture.""Mission, vision, and values stay the same, but strategy and structure have changed.""Leading through this time is in a lot of ways asking, 'what now?'""What does it look like to pivot as a congregational level?""We have to lead through partly by addressing the cultural issues of the moment, but also partly by mobilizing our congregations in new and fresh ways.""Scarcity brings clarity.""To read, listen, and learn each day will help you be a better leader in the long term."







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    New Churches Q&A Podcast







    Stetzer Leadership Podcast







    Wheaton College Billy Graham Center







    What Now? Navigating Leadership in Tumultuous Times Course







    Christians in the Age of Outrage by Ed Stetzer







    Your It: Crisis Change and How to Lead When It Matters by Leonard J. Marcus, Eric J. McNulty, Joseph M. Henderson, and Barry C. Dorn

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

AndrewBushard ,

Thought Provoking and Enjoyable: A Winner!

I have been listening to the New Churchs Q&A podcast as well as the EST The Established Church podcast to improve my leadership skills and to stimulate my leadership thinking. These podcasts led me to this podcast here and I declare it another winner in the Lifeway Podcast Network. Some of the reviewers complain about the joking, but I like the joking. Though these guys act sillier than I do, the joking makes the podcast a joy to listen to and it demonstrates that God believers can exemplify a life of fun. Sometimes these guys get too idealistic and sometimes they say stuff like "A leader is responsible for everything that happens in their organization." While the idea of taking as much responsibility as possible makes leaders great, we have to remember what one pastor said, "If God ordains it, man can't stop it." So no, we are not responsible for everything. That's just a minor drawback, because this podcast serves its purpose well and it gets me thinking, so I'm giving the podcast 5 stars. The production is of highest quality, and I look forward to learning more from this podcast. Keep it up! Another winner from the Lifeway Podcast Network.

j48howard ,

That’s all?

“That’s all the church is-a social movement.”

Pragmatic religion podcast.

Goodbye.

Alex Hamilton ,

Content is “so good” once the music stops

Good info on leadership, but the podcast is made worse by two annoying things: first, the intro/outro music. Second, Todd (I think—either Todd or Chandler) using the default response of “so good” to whatever the guest just said. I wish I had a bell to ring for every time I hear “so good” on this podcast.

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