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The 5 Leadership Questions podcast, hosted by Todd Adkins, 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 • 347 Ratings

The 5 Leadership Questions podcast, hosted by Todd Adkins, 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 449: Matt Carter

    5LQ Episode 449: Matt Carter

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Chandler Vannoy is joined by Matt Carter, lead pastor of Sagemont Church in Houston, Texas. They discuss changing culture in an established church and the power of encouragement.







    BEST QUOTES







    "One of the biggest things I am facing is how do you honor the legacies of the past but then transition this church that hired you because they want you to help them?""How do you keep the DNA of the organization that is good, and right, and healthy, but at the same time transition the culture in the areas that need to be transitioned without causing World War III?""Culture is something you can change.""I'm trying to instill a culture of excellence in the church.""The goal is to not just come to church and hear preaching but to live on mission wherever God has them.""There's no such thing as a non-missional Christian.""Raising the missional temperature in the church, I think, is done a lot through the pulpit.""I have realized the power of encouragement in my own life, so I am trying to walk around and make sure people know I appreciate them.""Place your wife first before your ministry.""Lead from gentleness and humility."







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    • 30 min
    5LQ Episode 448: Dr. Henry Cloud

    5LQ Episode 448: Dr. Henry Cloud

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Dr. Henry Cloud, author of Boundaries and Necessary Endings. They discuss how trauma affects decision making and how pruning away healthy things is actually helpful in following intended vision.







    BEST QUOTES







    "A lot of times in high performers, their unprocessed hurt does their thinking for them.""If you are going to get from where you are today to wherever you've decided your vision is, it won't happen unless you let go of some things you are doing today.""Over time you have a different audience, a different demographic, a different emphasis in the mission, and it's very difficult for people to create a necessary ending.""That's leadership: to figure out what's got to end.""There's no such thing in the New Testament as people taking up resources and not being accountable for a return on that investment.""If you look at COVID, a lot of people are having to prune ways they used to do church and create stuff for the new season.""We have been trying to get more focused on equipping people on the crucial life skills.""The biggest challenge for any parent or spouse right now is focus."







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    5LQ Episode 404: Necessary Endings Book Breakdown







    Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend







    Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud







    Changes That Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud







    Churches That Heal







    Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein







    The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk







    Boundaries.me







    Leadership University







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    • 37 min
    5LQ Episode 447: Andrew Peterson

    5LQ Episode 447: Andrew Peterson

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Andrew Peterson, musician and author. They discuss the following questions:







    * What is a conflict or failure that has benefited you in your leadership?* Who or what has been the greatest leadership influence in your life?* What book would you gift yourself as a young leader?* If you could teach any course on any topic, what would it be?* When you look at from a Scriptural stand point and from who we are as being created in the image of God, what does that mean?







    BEST QUOTES







    "There is a tendency in our current climate to be really afraid of being wrong and it can make you second guess everything.""Being wrong is one of the best things you can be, and what I mean by that is that being wrong forces you to experience mercy and humility and teaches you how to ask for forgiveness.""The thing that is way better than getting it right every time is being humble enough to know that you can't get it right every time.""Tipping into my 40s wasn't the death of a person, it was like the death of some dreams. It felt like the were things in me dying to make room for other things God had for me.""There have been so many ups and downs over the years, by the time I hit 40 this massive tidal wave of grief slammed into me.""Helping people see that no matter what their gifting is, they are called to speak light into the world and bring order out of chaos and build the kingdom of God in a creative way.""I think people need to be given permission sometimes to think of themselves as creatives, they don't realize that they have this bright fire of the image of God burning in them and the world needs that light.""You are always building a kingdom. The question is, whose kingdom are you building?"







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    Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson







    On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson (Wingfeather Saga Book #1)







    North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson (Wingfeather Saga Book #2)







    The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson (Wingfeather Saga Book #3)







    The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson (Wingfeather Saga Book #4)







    5LQ Episode 387: Andrew Peterson







    Walking On Water by Madeleine L'Engle







    A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis







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    • 47 min
    5LQ Episode 446: Tony Evans

    5LQ Episode 446: Tony Evans

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Tony Evans, founding president of The Urban Alternative and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. They discuss how God can use the church to fix society issues and what he has learned about preaching virtually throughout this year.







    BEST QUOTES







    "Whenever God does a divine disruption, it's because He is after a divine reset.""God doesn't skip the church house to fix the White House.""When you understand the biblical theology which leads you to the systematic theology, it will affect your interpretation.""We are focusing on two things: kingdom discipleship and kingdom impact.""We want to have a kingdom, not a cultural, impact.""We call every member once a month to check on them.""I try to study to grow, not just study to teach, but I will teach what is helping me to grow.""You have to know your flock, you have to know yourself, and you have to merge the two by the Holy Spirit.""The table is the single best way to lead, guide, govern, encourage, and bless a family.""Leading a family and leading in the ministry is a big deal, but so many small things get in the way and hinder that."







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    Final Destiny by Joseph Dillow

    • 25 min
    5LQ Episode 445: Louie Giglio

    5LQ Episode 445: Louie Giglio

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Louie Giglio, pastor at Passion City Church and original visionary of the Passion movement. They discuss the following questions:







    * What is the plot shift in this book?* What issues are young people 8 to 12 facing today that you are most hopeful that they will be encouraged by through what you wrote in this book?* What advice would you share for preaching or discipling parents to wrestle with their own giants?* How can the giant of addiction manifest itself in kids 8 to 12 today?* How can this book impact the spiritual and emotional health of the entire family?







    BEST QUOTES







    "When you are talking about the greatness of God and creation, your best audience for that is kids.""If you can start talking about anger when you are 11 and not when you are 41, why wouldn't you want to start doing that?""The big twist is understanding that we are not David in the story of David and Goliath, and if there is anytime to make that shift it is when you are talking to a 9 to 12 year old.""Jesus is David in the story of David and Goliath, and Jesus through His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of God has already taken down every single giant.""Most 9 and 10 year olds are already struggling with anxiety on some level.""The very best thing a parent can do for their kids is to get help.""How will our kids see Jesus glorified? By letting Him bring forth victory in our life.""If we preach the Word week by week by week, we will be calling people up to who they are and calling people up to the giants that are standing right in front of them.""If Mom and Dad fall in love with Jesus and have a revival, then the kids are going to get to watch revival.""If you look at a household of young teens, you will see a lot of habits that are simply coping mechanisms and that is addiction.""Addiction is saying I don't think Jesus can help me with this so I want to find another lane to get in to help me cope, and those seeds are sown at ages 9 to 11."







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    5LQ Episode 54: Louie Giglio







    5LQ Episode 261: Louie Giglio







    5LQ Episode 361: Louie Giglio







    Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio







    Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers by Louie Giglio







    Goliath Must Fall Bible Study by Louie Giglio

    • 41 min
    5LQ Episode 444: Doug Paul

    5LQ Episode 444: Doug Paul

    In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Chandler Vannoy are joined by Doug Paul, author of Ready or Not. They discuss how what is happening today helps churches innovate and how it is a myth that we must be successful by the age of 30.







    BEST QUOTES







    "The big idea around the book is that innovation is a skill set you can learn.""On a spiritual level, pastors were seeing that there is a big difference between church being programs that we run versus church being a group of people that God has trusted us to lead.""I wanted to dig into the history and the stories of the people of God to write something that would be able to change both people's minds and hearts at the same time.""There is gold that COVID is giving us right now if we will do a little bit of extra work each week to think through, what have I learned this week from where we are that we can multiply into the future?""From 6:00-8:00 everyday is just with our family. There are no screens, we are just being together.""One of the common myths in our culture is that you need to have made your mark by the time you are 30.""What if the best ministry of your life happens when you are between the ages of 55 and 75 and everything that happens before 55 is just training?"







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    Ready or Not by Doug Paul







    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell







    The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen







    Range by David Epstein







    The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman







    "The First 20 Hours - How to Learn Anything" Ted Talk by Josh Kaufman

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 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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